Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 24°C

min temp: 16°C

Search

Bury St Edmunds: Beowulf arrives at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village

19:30 21 July 2014

The Beowulf performance at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village by the Wulfingas AD 450-550 group. Brendan McInerney (left) and Jane Seager behind the dragon.

The Beowulf performance at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village by the Wulfingas AD 450-550 group. Brendan McInerney (left) and Jane Seager behind the dragon.

Archant

Hundreds of visitors to West Stow were enthralled by gripping tales from the Anglo-Saxon saga, Beowulf and the Monsters.

The Beowulf performance at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village by the Wulfingas AD 450-550 group.The Beowulf performance at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village by the Wulfingas AD 450-550 group.

Re-enactment group, Wulfingas, returned to West Stow’s Anglo-Saxon village and Country Park near Bury St Edmunds at the weekend to stage a number of costumed performances of two plays from Beowulf. They also demonstrated 5th and 6th Century games and crafts such as weaving.

Chris Gregory, heritage officer at West Stow, said the group always proved popular with visitors of all ages.

He added: “We get a lot of good feedback after the performances and it definitely increases visitor numbers because people like to see re-enactments, and the houses in the village occupied. It helps to bring everything to life.

“We will have events on all through the summer holidays starting with our Lord of the Rings themed family adventure, Ring Quest.”

The Beowulf performance at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village by the Wulfingas AD 450-550 group. Lochlan Roe (left) and Kim Glasswell.The Beowulf performance at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village by the Wulfingas AD 450-550 group. Lochlan Roe (left) and Kim Glasswell.

Visitors to the event this weekend will be tasked with finding clues, solving riddles and helping to save Middle Earth.

Ring Quest is open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Call 01284 728718 for details.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Honey Rose arriving at Ipswich Crown Court during her trial

An eye expert who missed serious abnormalities in the eyes of an “active and football loving” Ipswich schoolboy who later died has walked free from court after being given a suspended prison sentence.

Terminally ill Skye Biggs, pictured with her mother Lana Heath and brother together with Felixstowe Mayor and consort Jan and Jon Garfield and Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service and Felixstowe Rugby club, who teamed up to do a charity boat pull at The Prom, Felixstowe  to help raise cash to send Skye and her family to Peppa Pig World. 
Picture: Stephen Waller 
www.stephenwaller.com

Family of a five-year-old terminally-ill little girl had a simple message for the public today – thank you for making her dream come true!

Binge-drinker's night out ban

A binge-drinking plasterer has been banned from going out on Fridays and Saturdays after assaulting a police officer while being drunk and disorderly.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A Felixstowe bricklayer told magistrates he was ashamed after swearing at police while drunk and telling them taking him to court would be a waste of time.

Henry Dunham and Sam Crimp at the top of the Transfagarasan highway in Transylvania.

Two Suffolk adventurers who are walking to Nepal in tribute to a young mother-of-two who died from a brain tumour are currently making their way through Romania.

Readers have shared their Pigs Gone Wild selfies and family photos as the trail reaches its final few days in Ipswich

We will miss them when they are gone but there are still seven days left to see the pigs in situ around Ipswich town centre.

Arson at farm in Wherstead

Police are hunting an arsonist after tractors and farm equipment were destroyed in a fire on the outskirts of Ipswich.

A golden retriever puppy. Stock image.

Residents across Suffolk are being urged to be vigilant against illegally imported animals after a puppy had to be put into quarantine in Stowmarket.

Former Felixstowe councillor Dot Paddick

Tributes have been paid to a former community leader, described by her colleagues as colourful and charismatic, who has died at the age of 79.

Ipswich Crown Court

A dishonest Ipswich man who was caught by police after his DNA was found at the scene of two break-ins and a theft has been jailed for 20 months.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24