Come and join us for the second Peregrini Heritage Festival to be held on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on Saturday 17th June 12 noon to 6pm and Sunday 18th June 12 noon to 6pm.
Over two afternoons, the Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership's second Heritage Festival will be in full swing in and around Holy Island village.
We'll be under canvas in Sanctuary Close with a riot of heritage demos and craft activities going on. This year many will touch on the former fishing industries of Holy Island as well as everyday activities that would have been familiar for past generations. The line up includes crab-pot making, basketry, greenwood turning, candle making and spoon whittling. Also present will be a Viking jeweller, a pole lathe bodger, a flint knapper and a blacksmith.
The Immersive Northumbrian Landscapes exhibition will be taking place in the Crossman Village Hall. This exhibition is the culmination of a Make Art Happen community project guided by professional artists Graham Patterson and Lindsey Duncanson. Inspired by the whin sill grasslands and varied coastlines of our locale, this exhibition promises a look at familiar landscapes in lots of different ways. Also on display will be the findings of the Peregrini Community Archive, Geology and Archaeology groups; including photographs of Holy Island weddings (slightly different to the traditional!) and information about the lifeboats launched from Island.
There will also be guided walks and talks with resident Ian Kerr looking at the flora and fauna of Holy Island and John Woodhurst explaining some of the 'lost buildings' of Lindisfarne. Katrina Porteous, with musical accompaniment by Alice Burns on the Northumbrian Pipes, will present 'Voices of the Sea' in the Old Life Boat House. Peter Slater, one of the Peregrini Community Geologists, is leading a guided walk entitled 'Fire and Ice on Holy Island'.
The Festival is timed to take place whilst the Community Archaeologists are busy on the Heugh, so why not visit the dig as well? The team of volunteers led by The Archaeological Practice will be investigating the tantalising stone foundations on the Heugh that were discovered at the end of last year's dig.
Download our festival flyer and map below
Guided walks and performances on Saturday - please register at the village hall
1pm 'Voices of the Sea' - Katrina Porteous, with musical accompaniement from Alice Burns, at the Old Lifeboat House (lasts 50 minutes).
2pm 'Flora and fauna of Holy Island' - Join Ian Kerr, Holy Island resident and learn about the flora and fauna of this special place. Meet at the Window on Wild Lindisfarne, Harbour Road.
2pm 'The Lost Buildings of Lindisfarne' - Community Archaeologist John Woodhurst leads a walk looking at places past on Lindisfarne. Meet at Chare Ends car park. Download the factsheet here THE LOST BUILDINGS OF LINDISFARNE.doc
3pm Voices of the Sea - Katrina Porteous, with musical accompaniement from Alice Burns, at the Old Lifeboat House (lasts 50 minutes).
4pm 'Fire and Ice on Holy Island' - Community Geology group member Peter Slater leads a geology walk in and around Holy Island village.
Guided walks on Sunday - - please register at the village hall
2pm - 'Cuthbert, the Man behind the Saint - Lindisfarne's First Nature Warden' - guided walk with Community Archaeologist John Woodhurst about Holy Island's most famous resident. Meet at the Window on Wild Lindisfarne, Harbour Road. Download the factsheet here ST CUTHBERT (1).doc
4pm 'Fire and Ice on Holy Island' - Community Geology group member Peter Slater leads a geology walk in and around Holy Island village (lasts 45 minutes).
Please contact the Peregrini team for additional information.