BRUNANBURH AND BACK…Wirral’s Nordic Roots.

Wirral Arts Festival.

BRUNANBURH AND BACK…Wirral’s Nordic Roots.

-An exhibition of paintings by Sylvia Hikins.

1st-6th October 11am-4pm

Bridge Cottage Community Hub

Free admission.

 As part of the Wirral Arts Festival, Sylvia Hikins will be returning to Bridge Cottage with her new Exhibition, ‘Brunanburh and Back- Wirral’s Nordic Roots.’ The Battle of Brunanburh, fought in 937 between the English, Scots and Vikings- is mentioned in the Icelandic sagas. It was a bloody affair. Several thousand Horsemen were killed. There is strong evidence it all took place on the Wirral near Bromborough, which at the time had many Scandinavian settlements.  Come and see some of the landscapes where these ancestors originated from, many of these painting have not been exhibited before. The exhibition runs from October 1st to the 6th, from 11am to 4pm and Sylvia will be there every day to meet and show you round, along with Mette Royden who will be displaying her Scandinavian knitting. Together Sylvia and Mette make up the group, Nordic Scouse and they will have their instruments on hand to entertain with live Scandi music. If you are lucky you might even get a piece of Mette’s delicious home baked cake- but if you come to the Coffee Morning on Tuesday 2nd October, a piece will be guaranteed! On Saturday 6th October at 2pm, Sylvia and Mette will be giving a special performance of words, music and visual images, including a showing of their DVD of Rjukan- a model village in Norway rather like Port Sunlight that is famous for the Heroes of Telemark , the four remarkable Norwegian resistance fighters who managed to destroy Hitler’s supply of heavy water, a vital ingredient needed to develop an atomic bomb. Mette was born in Rjukan and will be telling the story, the weeklong exhibition and activities are free to attend…. everyone welcome.

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