PROGRAMME DETAILS

 

WE'LL BRING THE FIRE, THE SHELTER, THE SUSTENANCE AND THE ENTERTAINMENT , YOU BRING CASH FOR THE BAR, AND APPROPRIATE CLOTHES AND FOOTWEAR!

 

FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER

10.00 - 21.00       SPEAR OPEN TO THE PUBLIC @ SEMERWATER

10.00 - 21.00     DALES COUNTRYSIDE MUSEUM LATE OPENING - LAST CHANCE TO SEE THEIR CURRENT EXHIBITION "NATURE SKIN AND BONE"

15.00                   PRESENTATION:  "VICTORIA CAVE: A WINDOW INTO THE ICE AGE" @ DALES COUNTRYSIDE MUSEUM

             - JOIN TOM LORD FOR A FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO THE FINDS FROM VICTORIA CAVE, NEAR SETTLE

16.00 - 21.00      FREE SHUTTLE BUSES RUNNING BETWEEN DALES COUNTRYSIDE MUSEUM & SEMERWATER

17.00, 18.00, 19.00, & 20.00      DALES STORYTELLER RHODA FRASER READS "THE BALLAD OF SEMERWATER" BY THE BONFIRE @ SEMERWATER 

17.00 - 18.00      PRESENTATION: "GLIMPSES OF ANCIENT SEMERWATER" @ SEMERWATER

- JOIN TOM LORD AT THE LAKESHORE TO SEE & HANDLE PREHISTORIC FINDS FROM THE YORKSHIRE DALES

16.00 - 18.00    DEMONSTRATION:  "CREATING A PREHISTORIC FURNACE"  @ SEMERWATER

- JOIN PREHISTORY EXPERT WILL LORD FOR A DEMONSTRATION BUILD OF A TRADITIONAL BRONZE FURNACE.  THE FURNACE WILL BE PUT INTO ACTION ON SATURDAY 29 TO CREATE AN EXACT REPLICA OF THE FAMOUS SEMERWATER SPEAR HEAD THAT INSPIRED THE PROJECT

18.00 & 20.00   ARTIST SIÔN PARKINSON SINGS HIS SITE-SPECIFIC NEW PIECE  "SIMMER WATER DOWN" @ SEMERWATER

15.00 - 21.00     HOT FOOD, BBQ AND DRINKS  SERVED @ SEMERWATER COURTESY GIMLET BAR, WENSLEYDALE BREWERY & SAM LOWRY

 

SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER

10.00 - 21.00       SPEAR OPEN TO THE PUBLIC @ SEMERWATER

10.00 - 21.00     DALES COUNTRYSIDE MUSEUM LATE OPENING - LAST CHANCE TO SEE THEIR CURRENT EXHIBITION "NATURE SKIN AND BONE"

10.00 - 16.30DEMONSTRATION:  "PREHISTORIC BRONZE CASTING"  @ SEMERWATER

- JOIN PREHISTORY EXPERT WILL LORD FOR A SERIES OF CASTING DEMONSTRATIONS USING HIS SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED TRADITIONAL BRONZE-AGE FURNACE.  HE WILL BE CREATING AN EXACT BRONZE REPLICA OF THE FAMOUS SEMERWATER SPEAR HEAD USING THE LOST WAX TECHNIQUE.  THE FURNACE WILL BE KEPT HOT AND THERE WILL BE PERIODIC BRONZE POURS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

16.00 - 21.00      FREE SHUTTLE BUSES RUNNING BETWEEN DALES COUNTRYSIDE MUSEUM & SEMERWATER

17.00, 18.00, 19.00, & 20.00      DALES STORYTELLER RHODA FRASER READS "THE BALLAD OF SEMERWATER" BY THE BONFIRE @ SEMERWATER

18.00 & 20.00   ARTIST SIÔN PARKINSON SINGS HIS SITE-SPECIFIC NEW PIECE  "SIMMER WATER DOWN" @ SEMERWATER

15.00 - 21.00     HOT FOOD, BBQ AND DRINKS  SERVED @ SEMERWATER COURTESY GIMLET BAR, WENSLEYDALE BREWERY & SAM LOWRY

 

SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER

10.00 - 17.00       SPEAR OPEN TO THE PUBLIC @ SEMERWATER