Follow the Vikings events

Follow the Vikings events

Seminar: Project results

York, United Kingdom
Thursday, February 28, 2019 to Saturday, March 2, 2019
The programme for York will be over three days and will include the final seminar, an extended Outreach Skills Development and Training Day or a Tour of York, for those opting out of the Outreach Day, and the chance to see a very special VIP performance of the Follow the Vikings Roadshow.

The seminar will discuss the successes and challenges of the entire Follow the Vikings Project and will include the chance to evaluate the impact of the project on the Destination Viking Association and see the final Roadshow film. The seminar dinner will include the opportunity to enjoy performances by some of the international artists that have been involved in the Roadshows over the past three years.

The second day of the seminar will offer two different programmes to choose from. The first will be an extended Outreach Skills Development and Training Day, led by some of the key partners in the Follow the Vikings Project. The day will allow education and learning specialists from each organisation to discuss new ideas and concepts which will help develop staff and volunteer skills and generate potential new ways of working.

For those not taking part in the Outreach Day, a full guided tour of York will be offered. This will include a reception at the Mansion House in York, a guided tour around the Yorkshire Museum collection by their curators, a tour of York Minster with the Cathedral Archaeologist and lunch at one of York’s oldest Houses – The Treasurer’s House.

Delegates will regroup in the evening of the second day at a special drinks reception hosted at JORVIK followed by dinner at one of York’s best Curry houses!

Day three will start with a FTV Steering Group meeting for partners only, which will include lunch. Other delegates are free to explore York on their own, when free passes can be provided to Barley Hall, DIG, The Richard III Experience and the Henry VII Experience. All delegates will meet up for the final performance of the FTV Roadshow in the evening, which will be followed by a VIP drinks reception and after-show celebration.



€220 per person

Non-Partner fee  
€300 per person



February 28, 2019
  • Seminar
  • Seminar Lunch
  • Seminar dinner
March 1, 2019
  • Technical Visits or    Outreach Day
  • Lunch
  • JORVIK Reception
  • Dinner
March 2, 2019
  • FTV Steering Group (includes lunch)
  • Follow the Vikings Roadshow
  • Roadshow reception




Wednesday 27th February


Please note that there are two public events planned to launch the Graphic Novel during the afternoon and evening of Wednesday 27th February.  Details can be found on the JORVIK Viking Festival website:  Delegates may wish to take this into account whilst making their travel arrangements.

Delegate arrival at hotel(s) in York. Please see the accommodations page for more information.


Thursday 28th February

SEMINAR – Kings Manor, University of York

All talks include 5-10mins for Q & A at end

8.45 am Arrival at Venue – Coffee, Tea & breakfast pastries
9.15 am Sarah Maltby, York Archaeological Trust – Welcome
9.20 am EU Representative to talk in general about the project
9.35 am Helen Smith, Shetland Amenity Trust
Work Package 1 – Managing the Vikings - Project Overview, Challenges & Achievements
10.15 am Break – coffee/tea/biscuits
10.30 am Ea Stevns Matzon, Museum Vestsjælland
Work Package 2 – Presenting the Vikings – Challenges & Achievements
11.00 am Eileen Brooke-Freeman, Shetland Amenity Trust
Work Package 3 – Discovering the Vikings – Challenges & Achievements
11.45 pm Cat Mihos & Jouni Koponen, Graphic Novelists
Work Package 4 – Visiting the Vikings - Presenting the Graphic Novel
12.30 pm LUNCH
1.15 pm Skuli Björn Gunnarsson/Katarzyna Maria Dygul, Iceland Saga Trail Association
Work Package 4 – Visiting the Vikings – Presenting the Image Library
1.45 pm Marion Fjelde Larsen/Ole Martin Hammer, Lofotr Viking Museum
Work Package 6 – Selling the Vikings – Presenting the Best Practice Guide
2.15 pm –    Break – coffee/tea/scones
2.30 pm Rachel Tumman & Craig Morrison, York Archaeological Trust
Work Package 5 – The Vikings Are Coming - Presenting the challenges & achievements of producing an international travelling roadshow
3.30 pm Denise Brophy, Dublinia & Edmund Southworth, Chairman of the Destination Viking Association
Exit Strategy & the Project’s Legacy
4.15 pm Screening of the FTV Roadshow film
5.00 pm Finish


Exhibition Square/York Art Gallery
7.00pm - Arrival at Venue

York Art Gallery is in Exhibition Square, five minutes from York Minster, next to Bootham Bar.
Postal Address:
York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square

7.00 pm  Welcome Drinks in the Museum Gardens
7.45 pm Welcome – Professor Anthony Robards, Chair of York Archaeological Trust
8.00 pm Dinner & entertainment by Ann Kathrin Granhus, Gun Bjurberg & Per Runberg, Lofoten Choir & Jenny Franke
10.30 pm Finish

There will also be a paying bar.



Friday 1st March

Seminar delegates can choose to do either Option 1 or Option 2 depending on interests. Places must be confirmed on seminar registration. There is a maximum of 40 people for the walking tour.


Postal Address:
St Saviourgate,
York YO1 8NQ

This day is for education & learning members of your team. Workshop sessions will be presented by key partners within the project.

9.00 am Meet at hotels with Rachel Tumman & James Carter
9.15 am Arrive Central Methodist Hall – tea & coffee
9.30 am Series of knowledge sharing sessions
12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm Series of knowledge sharing sessions
4.30-5 pm Return to hotels


9.30 am Start city walking tour – Meet at Hotels with Sarah Maltby & Chris Tuckley
10.00 am Coffee and Tour of York Mansion House
11.00 am The Yorkshire Museum- Tour by Curators
12.30 pm Lunch at The Treasurer’s House
1.30 pm York Minster – Tour by York Minster Archaeologist
3.00 pm Resume walking tour
3.30 pm Barley Hall – Magic & Mystery Exhibition – tea & coffee
4.30-5pm Return to hotels


6.30 pm Reception at JORVIK Viking Centre & chance to view the new exhibitions
7.45 pm Dinner at a local Indian Restaurant
10.30-45 pm Finish


Saturday 2nd March

Today will be a free day in York. Passes to all YAT attractions can be provided.


To be hosted at one of the hotels (tbc)

10.00 am Meeting starts
12.00-12.30 pm Lunch


The Roadshow will be presented in a specially erected venue in the Museum Gardens.

8.00 pm Guests will be welcomed at Exhibition Square outside the front of York Art Gallery and will enjoy entertainment in the Museum Gardens
8.30 pm VIP invited guests performance
9.30 pm VIP after performance drinks and canapé reception
10.30 pm Finish


Sunday 3rd March





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