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Viking Feast

by Deborah Leggate -

Interested in experiencing a traditional viking feast?  Why not go along to an evening of feasting and entertainment with Viking friends in Hay's Dock Cafe Restaurant on 17th November 2011.

The fun filled evening will include an authentic three course Viking meal, an aperitif, two drinks and plenty of song, stories, music and games.

The event is being held as part of the Northern Periphery Programme transnational THING Project (Thing Sites International Networking Group)

Things are the early assemblies found throughout Northern Europe as a result of our shared Norse heritage. Lawthing sites occur in places where Norsemen settled and brought their laws. Many of these sites are identified by their thing, ting, ding or fing place names. Tingwall was the site of Shetland's Parliament until the late 16th century.  This was where local people and officials tried offenders, interpreted the law and enacted new legislation.  The Viking Feast will be set in the aftermath of a local lawthing session.

Viking costume is encouraged, but optional.

Tickets are priced £29.95 per person and are available from Shetland Amenity Trust offices at Garthspool in Lerwick  - telephone 01595 694688 (office hours only) or from Shetland Museum and Archives reception on 01595 741562.

Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

For more information on the Thing Project please email

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