Event List

EVENTS 2018

If you are interested in proposing a new event for the Butser calendar, please complete this form and return it to creative@butserancientfarm.co.uk.

2018 Upcoming Events

Wonderful Water – Tuesday 14 August
As part of our Summer of Science & Sorcery, have a go sitting in a coracle, learn about aqueducts, make herbal drinks, dye wool, have a go at Roman cleaning chores, wash clothes and find out about the Roman latrine  More information…

SOLD OUT: FREE Talk: Celtic Herbs – Thursday 16 August
Join us for the forth in our summer series of talks at Butser Ancient Farm. Sarah Furey will be exploring the herbs and plants used in daily life during the Iron Age, and which ones we can still use today. More information…

Powerful Plants – Tuesday 21 August
As part of our Summer of Science & Sorcery, have a go at textiles & nettle fibres, cooking, making wooden pendants, woodwork, making nettle pesto and thatching. More information…

Beer, Bread & Bees – Bank Holiday Monday 27 August
Join us for the finale of our Summer of Science & Sorcery as we celebrate all things beer, bread and bees! Try homebrewed nettle beer, grinding wheat for flour, learn about early wheats, taste local honey mead, bake bread in our oven and over the fire, watch a beekeeping demonstration and try local beers. More information…

Warrior Camp II – Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th August
Do you have what it takes to survive a night at Butser Ancient Farm? This is a fierce and challenging three day workshop for children age 10-14 to learn ancient skills and team building  activities. More information…

Jack in the Blood:The Book of Ancestors – Saturday 15th September

A story for adults and young adults in the roundhouse.

“Jack … I will give you and your descendants good lives … but you must return to me in two thousand years and bring me the stories in your blood”.

Inspired by testing on Jason’s ancestral DNA the story starts with a young Greek boy, growing up in Roman Italy and follows his descendants as they migrate across borders through Western and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia to the present day. The stories are all original pieces, using the mythologies of the ages and regions.

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FREE Talk: Saxon Skills & Warfare – Thursday 20 September
Join us for the last in our summer series of talks at Butser Ancient Farm. Professional blacksmith and Saxon reenactor Joe Tyler will be talking about Saxon skills and how they found victory in warfare. More information…

Mead and Moonlight evening  – Friday 28 September
Make merry in our Saxon long house after enjoying an atmospheric moon and lantern-lit journey through the farm sampling a variety of meads on your way. More information…

Haust – Autumn celebration – Sunday 30th September
Join us for a day of celebration as we mark the changing of the seasons from Summer to Autumn. We’ll have craft and woodworking demonstrations, hands on activities and ancient skills to prepare for the coming winter months and celebrate the beauty of the autumn. More information…

Samhain Festival – Friday 19th October
Join us to celebrate the evening of Samhain in the magical surroundings of the Great Roundhouse at Butser Ancient Farm. Between 7-10pm you will enjoy live music, professional storytelling by Jonathon Huet of Walk with Trees, and a bar with local ales. More information…

Spooky Storytelling – Wednesday October 24th
Join us in the great roundhouse for an afternoon of storytelling with Fayebles! In the past we have heard all about Fairy Bigtoe and her adventures… What will she get up to this time? More information…

Museums at Night: ‘After Dark’ Tour – Friday October 26th
Step back in time and join us for an atmospheric after-dark journey exploring the hidden stories and spaces of Butser Ancient Farm.  You’ll be met by a guide and led by lantern light through the enchanting spaces around the farm on a sensory journey from the Neolithic to Saxons, hearing stories and tales from days long past. More information…

Tales of Winter Magic  – Friday 14th December
Join us in the great roundhouse at Butser Ancient Farm for a festive early evening of Winter Solstice storytelling with Red Phoenix. More information…