FOLLOW THE VIKINGS
The Follow the Vikings project is a Large Cooperation Project supported by Creative Europe, that brings together 14 partner organisations and 11 associate partners from across Europe. The project promotes and celebrates Viking heritage throughout Europe and has a particular emphasis on skills development, sharing business models, reaching new audiences and promoting Europe as a global toursim destination.
Craig Morrison is the Creative Director of the project, and has created an event that embraces historical facts and the rich mythological tradition associated with Viking Culture.
He has commissioned artists from all over the world to produce spectacular visuals and a bespoke Viking score.
The event will be shown in 12 different countries in various languages with live action, reenactor battles, contemporary dance as well as engaging local communities to get involved.
Jomsborg Fort Warsaw – Poland / Viking Centre Avaldsnes – Norway / Copenhagen Museum – Denmark / Dublin – Ireland / Waterford – Ireland / Caen – France / Catoira –Spain / Upplands Vasby – Sweden / Oslo – Norway / Lofotr – Norway / Trondnes – Norway / Reykjavik – Iceland / Jorvik Viking Centre York – UK / Shetland – Scotland
A few images from the first three performances in 2017
JORVIK VIKING FESTIVAL -2017
A celebration of Viking Culture on The Eye of York.
Jorvik Festival is an annual Viking festival that celebrates the history and cultural significance of the Vikings. Over 40,000 people visit the festival every year. I was invited to be the Creative Director of the Viking Feast & the Viking Finale, an outdoor event with over 350 performers retelling the story of Eric the Bloodaxe.
HONOUR Salford Quays was a large-scale outdoor music, digital art and dance event on the Greater Manchester waterfront, featuring several visual artists alongside hundreds of choral singers. The free event gave the audience a breathtaking window into the WW1 conflict and offered an opportunity for communal reflection on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.
The project is an ongoing event to commemorate the centenary of WW1 inspired by the life and work of Hedd Wyn.
Produced by Quays Culture with the support of
MBM was a early pioneering creative project combining music, film projection, performance art and contemporary dance. The project toured extensively in Europe,USA and Asia.