Bracken and Bones Storytelling Walk at Birkrigg Common

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Sat, 23 Feb 2019 14:00

Bracken and Bones Storytelling Walk at Birkrigg Common

Part of Morecambe Bay Partnership's Headlands to Headspace Landscape Art Commissions

When: ~Saturday 23 February 2019 14:00-15:30

Where: Birkrigg Common

Booking: Essential, please book here

Cost: FREE

mily the Epic Explorer has made an extraordinary discovery - Morecambe Bay is ALIVE! In fact, the bay itself is a huge mouth. And this mouth is hungry! With the ebb and flow of every tide, it feeds. But not everything is swallowed forever. Lots of things are spat out again for us to find. We just need to know how to look, and then we’ll discover the clues. And with the right clues, we can unlock the secret stories of the the Bay. Can you come and be a explorer too?

Birkrigg Common, caught between the lands of the Fells and the Irish Sea, is a place of incredible history and mystery, ritual and buried secrets. If our clues fall into place, they will unlock stories of the ancient ghosts that roam the common at night, the shadowy figures who dance in the stone circle, tales of Thor, Freya and Loki brought by the settlers who travelled by boat from the Nordic lands, and even the epic tale of Morecambe Bay itself.

This is a guided walk around Birkrigg Common lasting approximately 90 minutes led by storyteller Emily Hennessey (

Suitable for all ages 7+

Please come dressed appropriately for the weather with sturdy outdoor footwear. Full meeting details will be sent to ticket holders on booking.

Image credit: Emily Hennessey

This project is kindly supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, through the Headlands to Headspace Scheme

Events Programme

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Sat, 01 Sep 2018 10:00 to Sun, 31 Mar 2019 16:00
'Headlands to Headspace' - Morecambe Bay Partnership’s Landscape Art Commissions

Morecambe Bay's unending horizons, rich mosaic of habitats, precious nature and ancient heritage have inspired this exciting storytelling, part of 

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:00 to 20:30
FULLY BOOKED Artist Talk: Anna Gillespie

21 March, 7.00pm at Heysham Library


Fri, 29 Mar 2019 19:30 to 21:00
Free Artist Talk: Chris Drury

Fri 29 March, 7.30pm, Overton Memorial Hall


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