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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


Digital workshop
Shadow puppet workshop

Sunday 26 October,
11.00–13.00 & 14.00–16.00
Samsung Centre

This event is fully booked

Sponsored by Samsung

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Learn about the ancient tradition of Javanese shadow-puppetry and decorate your own beautiful puppets.

Use voice recording software and video cameras to then bring your characters to life through film. Sessions last 120 minutes.

Age: 7+

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