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Event
YourDIG: Help for Heroes
Start
8th November 2019
End
30th April 2020
Time
10:00am - 4:00pm daily
Cost
Free
Venue
DIG
Phone
01904615505
Address
DIG, St Saviour's Church, St. Saviourgate, York , YO1 8NN, United Kingdom
Category
Exhibition

‘History becomes new again’ in the latest YourDIG exhibition.

YourDIG: Help for Heroes tells the story of Help for Heroes beneficiaries, from Phoenix House Recovery Centre, Catterick Garrison, and their year-long adventure building a Viking ship and exploring Viking history.

The journey so far has seen the beneficiaries work with the team from the York Archaeological Trust to explore Viking travel and trade, by learning wood-working techniques, investigating artefacts and expressing the experience through their own art, music, and poetry.

The exhibition displays these artistic responses, as well as some of the Viking artefacts which inspired the participants. Discover the story that began as an idea to build a Viking ship, and grew into this co-produced exhibition.