The world’s largest ever online Viking festival is taking on the challenge of an international Norse-themed afternoon of livestreaming.
The penultimate event of That Jorvik Viking Thing, an online festival organised this week by York’s Jorvik Viking Centre as an alternative to their usual February half term event, will take place on Saturday 20 February from 12 noon.
Introduced by YorkMix Radio‘s very own Ben Fry, the day will include live presentations and Q&A sessions, as well as a peek into other Viking attractions around the world including Dublinia in Dublin and Lofoten Museum in Norway.
York’s Viking village at Murton Park will also feature, with a live wood-working project being revisited throughout the broadcast, and some pre-recorded films being worked into the show.
Events manager Gareth Henry said: “We were fortunate to be able to film a host of videos for the Thing whilst lockdown restrictions were lifted in the autumn, including our fun film, Arnor’s Adventure, and our daily chapters of the Saga of Revr the Sly, which have been released each day during the Thing.”
Also on Saturday 20 February, Nordic folk musician Einar Selvik will close out the festival by performing acoustic versions of some of his songs and talk with music journalist Alexander Milas. Einar Selvik is known for composing the music for the Vikings TV show and the Assassins Creed: Valhalla game soundtrack, as well as for his number 1 album with his band Wardruna, released in January 2021.
So far, That Jorvik Viking Thing and its educational preview during Schools Week, have generated over 20,000 visitors to its website, with over 2,500 hours of video content watched already.
Among the most popular livestreams is ‘Poo Day’, where you can try your hand at making Viking Poo!
To tune in to the That Live JORVIK Viking Thing broadcast, head over to the That JORVIK Viking Thing website.