Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Elizabeth: Talks With Us Of Vikings"

Elizabeth, Keeper of Early History at Chester's Grosvenor Museum, called in to chat with my writing group yesterday. We've " broken up" for
summer, but this was too good an opportunity to miss...

BECAUSE Liz is at present ammassing an important Exhibition about the Vikings, stemming from their arrival in Cheshire in the 10th century.

The Exhibition explores Viking history.... and of course, the startling legacy they left behind. And listening to Liz yesterday, we realised JUST how generous a legacy this was.

Viking Raiders, Traders and Settlers brought us skills, arts and crafts, government ideas and language....and much of it we still use today. AND there's certainly lots more than we imagined.

Now we have a few weeks to shape up some prose/poetry for the Exhibition...and after Liz's visit, we're bubbling with thoughts/ideas/images.....

The Viking Exhibition opens in Chester on September 11th, running for 4 months before going On Tour to other museums.


Blogger Marianne said...

Hi Jan, nice to see you are back blogging. Hope the exhibition is successful. Should be very interesting.

5:31 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

Good to hear from you, Marianne!

9:02 am  
Anonymous marly youmans said...

That sounds like a delicious evening... And what happens to the writing for the exhibition?

9:03 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

The writing is now part of Elizabeth's display in the GRosvenor Museum, Chester.
I doubt you'll be able to see it??!

11:35 am  

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