Holt & Sheringham Norfolk 1940’s Weekend 2024January 25, 2022
Norfolk Artisan Christmas FairFebruary 14, 2022
Vikings once struck terror into the hearts of the inhabitants of our shores, but their return to north Norfolk will be very much welcomed. Plans have been drawn up to stage Sheringham’s Scira Viking Festival – which culminates in the burning of a model long ship. Provisional dates will see this event return on 30th March 2024..
In 2023 thousands of locals and visitors lined the promenade and clifftops to watch, as a flame torch-carrying Viking honour guard hailed the arrival of the wooden boat, which, after being carried across the shingle, was set alight on the sand in a spectacular finale. More than a hundred re-enactors from four Norfolk groups made their way to the seafront, where waiting crowds were entertained by a fire-breathers from Norwich-based troupe Unhinged Circus and music specially arranged for the event by festival organiser, former TV and film set designer Chris Neville.
Spectators came from as far afield as Durham and Reading for the main festival day, which included battles on the beach and a living history village set up by Wuffa Saxon and Viking Re-enactment Society and featuring Viking cooking, crafts and weaponry, as well as have-a-go axe-throwing demonstrations and a working iron forge.
10am – 4pm Viking Village and Battles – Beeston Common, Cromer Road, Sheringham
7.00pm Viking Parade from Station Approach Car Park, Sheringham
7.15pm Boat Burning, promenade below The Esplanade, Sheringham seafront.