Training and events

The Imagined Land at Burnham Norton 2018 events have now been completed - here's a flavour of what we got up to!

Burnham Norton Historical Pageant 2018!
September is the month when all the activities and preparation came together with the final celebration: a through-the-ages lantern procession and historical pageant performed at the site on Saturday 22nd.

In preparation we held a 

CREATIVE HISTORY CAMP: MAKING THE PAGEANT AND  PROCESSION

BUILD – SING – SEW –PERFORM – SUPPORT!

from  Monday 17th to 22nd September

Together we 

• Learnt and sand the songs we created

• Made costumes, props and decorations.

• Built three large friars for the performance.

• Rehearsed the performance of historical episodes

• Got the site ready

Workshops ran every evening from Monday 17th  - Friday 21st September 6.00pm -9.00pm at the school.

These were 'drop-in' sessions and many local people came along and got involved with making lanterns, banners, costumes, singing, acting or just generally helping out!

A local volunteer also organised a fantastic concert:

CONCERT: THE CARMELITE SOUND

SEPT 16th 2018 Burnham Norton Church – 

A celebration of 750 years of the Carmelite Friary in Burnham Norton with the Come and Sing Company and community choirs.

The choir learned and performed some of the glorious music associated with Carmelite Order including music by Cardozo and King John IV of Portugal, as well as Marian antiphons by Rachmanino, Mozart and Monteverdi. Other modern music included a setting of Kevin Crossley Holland’s poem ’Jesus of Norton‘ inspired by the Friary’s Holy Well

Rehearsals were held all day on Saturday 8th September and Sunday 9th September , and Sunday 16 September with the concert from 7 pm on Sunday 17th.



More information:
Simon Floyd, Project Manager
Email: imaginedland1@gmail.com 
Tel: 07896 781574 





CELEBRATING LOCAL HISTORY IN BURNHAM NORTON 
SUMMER PROGRAMME 2018


 


-Past events-

18th June to 1st July

A series of workshops in school and community with local and project artists responding to the history we have found.

Includes Medieval Pottery, Creative Writing, Landscape Art, Stone Masonry, Community Singing, Carnival Arts and Story Telling

BURNHAM BRING AND SHARE DAY

9th June 1030 am - 4 pm, Burnham Market Primary

See the finds, discover more with the researchers and project creatives.

We encourage you to bring your photographs and memories of Burnham Norton and its surrounds. You are welcome anytime - no need to book.

2 WEEKS of CREATIVE RESPONSE

The Imagined Land Local Planning Group invite all

in the Burnhams to attend the following events

COMMUNITY ARCHAEOLOGY BRIEFING
Thursday 10th May, 7 - 9 pm Burnham Market Primary

For all those wanting to join the digs

ARCHAEOLOGY WEEK

21st - 28th May at school and community sites

Get digging!


THE FRIARY, THE FRIARS AND THE HISTORIC LANDSCAPE
[to include site visits]
These one-day events are free and open to everyone 
(although booking will be necessary).

These events are introductions to the subject area for which no previous 
knowledge is necessary. Learning will be based on presentations and discussions led by subject specialists with some fieldwork. 
Further learning aids will be provided. 
    • EVENT 1: SATURDAY 14TH APRIL 2018 10.30 —13.00 
      'The Landscape and Settlement Context of the Carmelite Friary, Burnham'
        The Friary was introduced into a well-established historic landscape and was a source of influence on the settlement pattern even after its dissolution. This event looks at the development of the Burnham landscape and its settlement history -- Saxon times, the Middle Ages, into the modern period.

        Everyone is welcome, whether they are going on the field trip in the afternoon or not.

        CONTRIBUTORS
        • Dr Andrew Rogerson (until recently S enior Historic Environment Officer, Norfolk County Council)
        • Jonathan Hooton (historical geographer and author of ‘The Glaven Ports’)
        • Dr Brendan Chester-Kadwell (landscape historian).

        • EVENT 2: SATURDAY 14TH APRIL 2018 14.00 — 16.30
        Local Field-trip

        This field-trip follows the morning study event; those wishing to come on this event should also register for the morning session. Visits will include the landscape of the North Norfolk Coast, the site of the Friary, St Margaret’s parish church and Burnham Market marketplace.

        The fieldwork will be led by Dr Brendan Chester-Kadwell; Jonathan Hooton; Dr Sally Francis (local historian).

        • EVENT 3: SATURDAY 28TH APRIL 2018 10.00 —16.00
        'Interpreting the Friary Site at Burnham Norton'

        This event will explore interpretations of the site using a recent geophysical survey, archaeological excavations of other Carmelite sites, and historical sources. There will be an opportunity for discussion of the complex issue of interpretation. A guided tour of the friary site is included.

        PLEASE NOTE: All these study days will be based at Burnham Market Village Hall

        FIELD TRIPS AND SITE VISITS may involve walking over rough ground and appropriate footwear and clothing will be essential. Lunches are not provided, although light refreshments will be available. If you are booking for whole day events, please bring a packed lunch (although food is available in Burnham Market).

        • OPEN MEETING: was held 7 - 9 pm on Weds 15th November 2017 at Burnham Market Primary School.  

        In 2017 we ran the Imagined Land project in Tasburgh: for a flavour of what we got up to see the PROJECT BLOG
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