Fotevikens in the FTVR Location focus today

Foteviken is our Location of the Day today for the Follow the Vikings Craig Morrison filmed the battle scenes at Fotevikens Museum with the help of the Jorvik Vikingr and the Skane Vikings.

It was a very intense hard week capturing all the footage that was necessary to create the backdrops for part of the Follow The Viking visuals. Bjorn Jakobsen, the Yarl of Foteviken also plays Odin, the supersized God at the event.

Footage of The Norns and The Raven were also filmed here.

A little bit about Foteviken A living history museum or open air museum as it is also called is no traditional museum. There are no glass display cases, no halls with marble floors, no descriptive signs and not even a traditional museum building. Instead you will find an entire late Viking Age town reconstructed using the materials and techniques of the time.

A great family day out from Copenhagen

Leia Morrison is the Artist of the Day

Leia Morrison is the Follow the Vikings Artist of the Day today..Leia Morrison is a young photographer studying for her degree at Bristol University. She has a passion for portraits, her images from Behind The Scenes Fotevikens Museum really capture the Viking spirit that’s alive and part of the Viking heritage today. She has started a magazine called The SOON Project, which celebrates all things Creative and people with a zest for life.

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Meet Łukasz Czajkowski the Navigator

Łukasz Czajkowski is the Follow the Viking Artist of the Day
He is playing the Navigator in Copenhagen on October 13th at the Nationalmuseet and @Museum Vestsjælland. He played the part of the Navigator at the first event Warownia Jomsborg Fort in Warsaw. He is a reenactor and one of the lead actors in Follow the Vikings roadshow. Book your tickets to come watch his performance, a modern day Floki. They call him Floki Warownia Jomsborg because of his intelligence and good looks! He also loves to bake his own bread!

Don’t forget to book your free tickets.  Event date 13.10.2017!


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Meet Cecilia Westerberg

The Follow The Viking Artist of the Day today is Cecilia Westerberg

For the event she has created an animation that celebrates the beauty and importance of Viking weaving. Her work is always sensitive and beautifully crafted..here is a little bit more about her..
Cecilia Westerberg is a visual artist living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her work focuses on drawing, conceptual artists’ books and 2D animation, and is deeply inspired by the concept of time. One of her greatest passions is working on site-specific projects that are heavily research-based, where she can excavate stories from the past and transform them into drawings and moving images that reflect the present. Cecilia Westerberg’s work is often highly detailed, utilizing minute, repetitive mark-making techniques. Her work is largely figurative and always has a narrative.
“I am fascinated by a sensual perception of the world and an intuitive understanding of its interconnectivity. Visual expressions that are transparent intrigue me, and transparency as an expressive form infuses all that I create. Transparency allows for a layering effect. Each layer impacts the next. The surface of the work is enriched by the multi-faceted nature of what lies beneath. Transparency is a visual expression of Time itself. We are – in the end – the sum of all of our experiences, although only a fraction of those experiences remain visible to the eye.”

Avaldsnes in Norway

Avaldsnes in Norway is the Follow The Vikings Partner Location of the day.
The event visited the site earlier this month and performed inside a wonderful Viking Hall, to a great audience.

For 3000 years princes and kings ruled at Avaldsnes and controlled the ships that were forced to sail through the narrow strait Karmsund along “Nordvegen” – “the way to the north”, the shipping route that gave Norway its name.

Nordvegen History Centre tells the story about how Avaldsnes became The First Royal Throne of Norway. Harald Fairhair, the king who unified Norway into one kingdom, will present you for princes and kings who ruled the “North way” from Avaldsnes.

Some of these rulers we know from the sagas of the Norwegian kings, the heroic sagas and old skaldic poems. Others have become known to us through archaeological digs.

You will also get a glimpse into the magic world that people once believed to be true. You will meet sorcerers, shield maidens and Norse gods.

If ever you find yourself in this part of the world, do go along and visit.. it is a very special place

Mieko Shimizu is The Follow the Vikings Artist of the Day

Mieko Shimizu is The Follow the Vikings Artist of the Day

She has created the evocative score for the event, working with traditional Viking musicians to compose a wonderful & unique composition.
A Little bit about her..
Mieko Shimizu is a Japanese composer, singer and songwriter based in London. She has released five solo albums working with acoustic, electronic and modern classical. She has composed music for dance, theatre and outdoor multi-media projects including the ballet ‘The Red Balloon’ choreographed by Aletta Collins at The Royal Opera House 2, The British council’s annual ‘Big Dance’ in Trafalgar Square, ‘Piccadilly Circus Circus’ for the 2012 Paralympics in London’s Piccadilly Circus, ‘Iris’ Video mapping of the Australian Parliament building for the Adelaide Festival, Australia, the play ‘Lost Monsters’ at the Everyman Theatre Liverpool, ‘Alan Turing Commemoration’ in Bristol, ‘World War 1 – 100 year Commemoration’ at BBC Manchester’s Media City in Salford, Multi-media/Dance at Kings College, London, based on Gertrude Stein’s ‘Tender Buttons’ and an award winning short film ‘Being Bradford Dillman’. While an emerging artist in residence at Southbank, she performed at many prestigious venues in London including The Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and in collaboration with many other artists including London Philharmonic Orchestra. She also performed with Nitin Sawhney and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican for Japanese silent film ‘Yogoto No Yume’ and also featured in his score for Akram Khan’s work Vertical Road at Sadlers Wells. Following her last album ‘My Tentacles’ she will be releasing a new album in the spring of 2018.

Jomsborg Fortress Warsaw

The first Follow The Viking Roadshow event was held at the Warownia Jomsborg Fort in Warsaw.
The Fortress of Jomsborg acts as a ‘living museum’. In the summer, it is open to all on Saturdays and Sundays, offering many attractions – historical archery, axe throwing, sword fights, coin making and lots more. The stronghold also organises “living history lessons” for school groups and historical events/shows for groups of adults.
The Fortress of Jomsborg is officially protected and supported by The State Archeological Museum in Warsaw.

It was a really wonderful first event. The lead characters of Egill and The Navigator will also be performing in Copenhagen on the 13th October

You can find out so much more about the Fortress by visiting their website..or better still go along and meet them all when you are next in Poland.
The first Follow The Viking Roadshow event was held at the Warownia Jomsborg Fort in Warsaw.
The Fortress of Jomsborg acts as a ‘living museum’. In the summer, it is open to all on Saturdays and Sundays, offering many attractions – historical archery, axe throwing, sword fights, coin making and lots more. The stronghold also organises “living history lessons” for school groups and historical events/shows for groups of adults.
The Fortress of Jomsborg is officially protected and supported by The State Archeological Museum in Warsaw.

It was a really wonderful first event. The lead characters of Egill and The Navigator will also be performing in Copenhagen on the 13th October

You can find out so much more about the Fortress by visiting their website..or better still go along and meet them all when you are next in Poland.

http://wioskawikingow.pl

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Argyll is the Follow the Viking Artist of the day..

Meet Our Follow The Vikings Artist of the Day.
Argyll is our Lead Actor and plays the role of Egill Skallagrímsson, in Copenhagen.

Argyll M. Caimbeul is the artistic nickname of our Polish actor, reenactor and vocalist. Argyll is former Logsogumadr, dreng and veteran of Warownia Jomsborg Jomsborg Vikings Hird and commander of his own Celtic Mercenary Team. He records and publishes albums, sings concerts, appears in movies and shows. In addition, he reenacts early medieval Celtic warrior in the Viking world.

Glasgow Artworks 11th November-15th November

If your anywhere near Glasgow this week make sure you go and see the Glasgow College of Printing. The iconic facade will be transformed into a projection screen showcasing 3 artworks curated by Craig Morrison. The Glasgow College students and staff have taken portraits of 150 people to project as part of the UN International Year of Light. Hartung and Trenz will also be showing their mesmerising work LIGHT alongside a new collaborative piece with Craig called I LOVE YOU.

Glasgow Portrait Project