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Cross stitch a prehistoric flint

Thursday 18 July 2019, 10am - 3pm

Using real prehistoric tools found in Surrey for inspiration, learn to cross stitch a flint design in a hoop to take home. No previous experience necessary, all equipment included and refreshments provided. Lunch not included, booking is essential.

£35 per person

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518373, or book a place online

Part of the SCAU Summer of Craft-aeology.


Archaeological photography

Thursday 25 July, 10am - 12pm

Learn how photography is used in archaeology, with the opportunity to photograph real artefacts found in Surrey. Participants are encouraged to bring their own camera, but we do have some available to borrow. No previous experience necessary, refreshments provided. Booking is essential.

£25 per person

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518373, or book a place online

Part of the SCAU Summer of Craft-aeology.


Top of the Tudor pops

Saturday 27 July 2019, 10am - 11.30am

Join us for an interactive introduction to Tudor music. Musicians from Passamezzo (as recently seen on BBC1 Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family and Channel 5 Henry VIII and his Six Wives) will demonstrate a variety of Tudor instruments and popular music from the time, with the chance to join in with songs and even have a go playing the instruments. Suitable for all ages, family friendly, children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tickets: £10

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518373, or book a place online.


Strictly Tudor dancing

Saturday 27 July 2019, 2pm - 3.30pm

Tickets: £10

Grab your dancing shoes and immerse yourself in an afternoon of Tudor Dance. Join musicians from Passamezzo (as recently seen on BBC1 Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family and Channel 5 Henry VIII and his Six Wives) as you learn dances from the period accompanied by authentic live music. Have you got what it takes to impress the Tudor Court? Suitable for all ages, family friendly, children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tickets: £10

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518373, or book a place online

A combined ticket for both Top of the Tudor Pops and Strictly Tudor Dancing is available for £18.


Roman inspired mosaics

Thursday 1 August, 9:30am - 12.30pm

Taking inspiration from Roman mosaics found in Surrey, design and create either your own set of coasters, or 1 large mosaic to take home. All equipment included and refreshments provided, no experience necessary. Booking is essential

£50 per person

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518373, or book a place online

Part of the SCAU Summer of Craft-aeology.


Marvellous mosaics - child friendly

Thursday 1 August 2pm - 3.30pm

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of mosaic making! Using Roman designs for inspiration, make your very own mosaic to take home. All equipment provided. Suitable for age 6-16. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Booking is essential.

£30 per child

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518373, or book a place online

Part of the SCAU Summer of Craft-aeology.


Iron Age inspired beaded bracelets

Thursday 15 August, 9:30am - 2.30pm

The swirling patterns found in Iron Age art form the basis of this beading workshop where you will make your own Torc inspired bracelet to take home. All equipment included and refreshments provided, no experience necessary. Lunch not included, booking is essential

£40 per person

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518373, or book a place online

Part of the SCAU Summer of Craft-aeology.


Crochet a torc

Thursday 29 August, 10am - 3.30pm

An experienced crochet teacher will help you crochet your own life size Iron Age torc to take home. A basic level of crochet is needed (chain, slipstitch and double crochet). Please bring your own 3.5mm crochet hooks, but wool and pattern will be provided. Refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch. Booking is essential

£40 per person

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518373, or book a place online

Part of the SCAU Summer of Craft-aeology.


Wednesday volunteering sessions

Running throughout the year, 11am - 4pm

The Wednesday Volunteering sessions run from 11am-4pm at the Surrey History Centre throughout the year, and are open to anyone regardless of experience (or lack of!). Tasks vary from sorting environmental samples, cleaning finds and marking pottery. Places are limited and booking is essential. Please email education.scau@surreycc.gov.uk if you would like to book.

For more information about the above activities and projects, please contact the Community Archaeologist on 01483 518737 or email education.scau@surreycc.gov.uk

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