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Norse Viking Mythology and Religion

Thu 2 November, 2017, 7:30pm10:00pm


Date: Thu 2 November
Time: 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Price: 5.00
Venue: Seminar Room

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An illustrated talk on Norse beliefs and practices, featuring the pantheon of Norse deities, the berserk warriors, the nine worlds, temple rituals and ship burials.

Alan Phillips has degrees in Philosophy and Celtic Studies. He has been involved with Isle of Wight Archaeology for over 20 years, and is particularly interested in the overlaps between Archaeology, Folklore, Myth and Religion.


The West Gallery will be open till late showing ‘Illumination’ by artists Marius von Brasch and Howard Hardiman, an exhibition exploring transformations within myths and alchemy through contemporary painting, drawing and video. An exhibition catalogue will be available to purchase, which includes images of all the works, annotations by the artists and an essay titled ‘Narratives of Perception: Time, Relationships, Identity and Transformation’ by artist and writer Ella Clocksin.

Exhibition continues until Sat 2 Dec 2017.

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ILLUMINATION Preview: Fri 29 Sep 6-8pm FREE

Artists’ Gallery Tour: Sat 30 Sep 3pm FREE

Making Sense of Mythology talk by Alan Phillips: Thu 5 Oct 7.30pm

Artists’ Theatre Presentation: Fri 13 Oct 6pm £5 (booking recommended)

Freestyle Drawing & Painting workshop with Marius von Brasch: Thu 2 & Fri 3 Nov 10am – 4pm

Alchemy – An Introduction to the History, Symbolism and Practice of the Golden Game talk by Dr R.A. Plimer: Thu 30 Nov 7.30pm

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