ITS BACK THE WOODLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL FOR 2017 !
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The Woodland Heritage Festival 2016
After many months of planning and organisation (and much hair pulling out) the Woodland Heritage Festival which took place on the 30th of May went off with a bang and, considering the windy day, the turnout was incredible. Over the course of the day we experienced at a minimum a 130 visitors every hour, however with some hours experiencing higher peaks than this, so overall around 750-800 visitors came to the festival.
All the volunteers did an amazing job with organising such a wide range of actives which included; craft corner for the children, pottery making, q-pits, bronze casting, Zooarchaeology workshop, Osteology workshop and an archaeological treasure hunt with prizes, from the archaeology department. The English department provided talks, some really interesting stands (and great colouring in), a fantastic heritage art installations, Renishaw Hall representatives, the history of protest poetry and much more.
So overall the day was a huge success, and a big thank you to everyone who was involved, see you all again next year!
Stay tuned for more photos from The Woodland Heritage Festival 2016…
The Woodland Heritage Festival is the Archaeology in the City’s public archaeology event.
This Free festival provides you with an opportunity to experience unusual archaeological activities, learn about current local research, and discover more about their local heritage.
In June 2015 we hosted two days of free, family-friendly experimental archaeology events at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods.
The Festival included hands-on activities in iron-smelting, bronze-working, pottery-making, basketry, woodwork, human skeletal investigation, zooarchaeology, and making “white coal” using a Q-Pit. There were also presentations of post-medieval music using replica instruments from the University of Sheffield music students and a series of talks on human osteology, zooarchaeology, virtual heritage and Q-pits.
The 2015 talks are available as podcasts!
- Human Osteology with Emma Green.
- Zooarchaeology with Ged Poland.
- Virtual Heritage with Courtenay Crichton-Turley.
- Q-Pits and Experimental Archaeology with Dr. Toby Pillat.
- An Audio-Tour of the Festival and introduction to the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre with volunteer Wes Hedge.
Here are a few photos from the 2015 Festival!