Week 8 of the Butser Sparsholt Mosaic project – an update from projects coordinator Trevor Creighton.
We are two months into the Butser Mosaic project and everything is going well and gathering pace. As we move into week 9 we should have ‘squared the circle’ by completing the decorative corner patterns around our central, circular designs. These four…. let’s call them ‘corner pieces’ (although, as they are around a circle, that’s a bit dodgy)…. consist of two separate ‘motifs’. One we’ll call a lotus and the other a scallop shell. Continue reading
As our Summer of Science and Sorcery draws to a close we’re looking back on all the fun, crafts, demonstrations and experiments that have happened this summer across the farm.
Here are a few photos from our themed activity days to share, we’ll add more as they come in!
Awesome Earth – July 31st 2018
Fearsome Fire – August 7th 2018
Wonderful Water – August 14th 2018
Powerful Plants – August 21st 2018
It’s been great fun at the farm this summer as we explore ancient crafts, skills and knowledge through our Summer of Science and Sorcery.
Heres a few photos from our Fearsome Fire day last week – we had blacksmithing, fire-lighting, charcoal drawing, bead making, cooking and more!
Thanks to Eleanor Sopwith for the fantastic photos! Next Tuesday we’ll be celebrating powerful plants with a range of activities from 10 till 4. Normal admission applies.
As we prepare for our Fearsome Fire day as part of our Summer of Science and Sorcery here’s a look back at the activities this summer so far.
The holidays kicked off with our Festival of Archaeology on the 24th July with a day full of demonstrations, crafts, digging, finds identification and more. We had a brilliant day in the sunshine with lovely crowds joining us to find out more about Butser and archaeology. Here’s a selection of our favorite photos from the day…
On the 31st July we had the first in our Summer of Science and Sorcery days- Awesome Earth! Activities range from flintknapping and chalk carving to baking in a bread oven, pottery and flint walling. Heres some photos from the day!
Many thanks to volunteer Eleanor Sopwith for all the brilliant photos!
Trevor Creighton, projects co-ordinator gives a further update on the mosaic progress;
The mosaic is moving along beautifully. In week 3 we completed the wave pattern and a dry layout of the ‘swastika meander’ – the next pattern in the design.