Preparations underway for “bigger and better” Sheringham Viking Festival
PUBLISHED: 16:03 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:09 02 January 2018
Sheringham is gearing up for an invasion of horned helmet-wearing buccaneers, as preparations for the fifth annual Scira Viking Festival get underway.
The event, which is organised by Sheringham carnival committee and runs from February 10-17, this year promises to be bigger and better than ever said festival founder Colin Seal, with Viking-themed activities running at Sheringham Museum all week and, on the main festival day on February 17, a series of battles in the town leading up to a mass battle on the west beach.
The traditional torchlit parade will head through the town at 4.30pm, with the ceremonial boat-burning taking place on the beach at 5pm.
“There will be a lot more happening this year,” Mr Seal said. “We want to get more children and families involved and we’ve got more re-enactors coming along, which will make the battles much more dramatic.”
For more information, visit www.sheringhamcarnival.com
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