Illustrated presentations featuring Norse historians from Reik Félag
Musical interludes with lyre and voice by Sheila Wright
Date: Saturday, February 26
Place: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: Coffee and Admission $10
Contact: Carolyn Thauberger email@example.com or 778–329-6964.
Doug Erikson: Norse Artistic Styles
Doug Erikson discusses how, Norse art, ornamental and abstract, is considered outstanding in achievement and in its expression of the distinctive qualities of the Nordic peoples.
Terry Karlsen: Norse Ship Building Innovation
Using examples from Norse literary mythology, Jeremy Smith will tell how Norse narrative traditions followed similar artistic style, tending toward ornamentation with a strong emotional strand, and how concepts and traditions from that mythology reach into current culture.
Jeremy Smith: Norse Mythology and Its Influence
Terry Karlsen, wood shipwright, will describe innovations in Norse ship building techniques (still used in the 20th century) that enabled Viking exploration and trade through four continents.
Linda Woodcock: Viking Age Textiles and Sail Construction
Linda Woodcock, herself a weaver and creator of decorative textiles, will talk of Norse textile creation and design and show techniques of sail construction that gave Viking crafts speed and distance.
Sheila Wright built her own lyres following designs from archeological finds. She will set the evening’s ambiance with music based on scales, harmonies and vocal traditions that were used during the Viking period.
This program is supported by the BC Gaming Commission and the Danish Canadian Community Centre