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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


School digital session
Music of Africa

Samsung Centre
Free, booking essential

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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For Key Stage 1 students.

In this session, students explore celebrations from different regions of Africa and work in groups to create their own piece of music using real African instruments.

After exploring the gallery with digital cameras, they perform and record an original composition which is sent back to school.

Session lasts 2 hours

Cancellation and no-show charges apply.See full terms and conditions

Maximum group size: 30

Age: Key Stage 1

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Young students play instruments in a 'Music of Africa' session.

Session dates

July 2014

  • Monday 7 July 10.30

September 2014

  • Monday 29 September 10.30

November 2014

  • Monday 10 November 10.30
  • Monday 24 November 10.30

December 2014

  • Monday 1 December 10.30

January 2015

  • Monday 19 January 10.30

March 2015

  • Monday 23 March 10.30

April 2015

  • Thursday 23 April 10.30

July 2015

  • Monday 6 July 10.30

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