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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

 

Film
Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Friday 22 March,
14.00–15.35 & 16.00–17.35 & 18.30–20.30

This event is fully booked

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An unmissable opportunity to see Werner Herzog's documentary on the Chauvet caves in 3D.

Although sceptical of the value of 3D in cinema, Herzog thought it necessary on this project to 'capture the intentions of the painters'. With access to the caves prohibited for conservation reasons and due to high levels of toxicity, this is the closest we are able to come to viewing some of the earliest cave art of our ancestors.

The 18.30 screening will be introduced by Simon McBurney – actor, writer, director and founder of theatre company Complicite – who spent much of his childhood on excavation sites with his father, the prehistorian Charles McBurney. Simon wrote a powerfully moving review of the film for The Guardian on its release.

Director: Werner Herzog

2010, 95 mins, U

Age: U


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Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Courtesy of Picturehouse Entertainment.