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DigNation Fringe: SUNDAY

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Because we’re crazy, DV has accepted the challenge of launching an archaeology festival on a tiny island in the North Sea that’s cut off from land twice per day! Why not, right?

Join us from 22nd – 23rd September 2018 on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne for Team DV’s first-ever archaeology festival for two days of archaeological excavations alongside lectures and Fringe-style family fun activities!

DigNation’s inaugural event is themed as ‘Dig for Mick’, and is planned as a celebration of the legacy of archaeologist and Time Team presenter Professor Mick Aston. Sir Tony Robinson, Mick’s co-host and lifelong friend, and the Patron of DigVentures’ Advisory Board, has helped to create the festival.

Tony wanted to host an event inspired by Mick’s mission to increase public understanding of archaeology and enable wider participation in the field, as well as recognise how the legacy of his work can be seen across academic, professional and public archaeology. And, of course, to make it as much fun as possible, because Mick loved a party!

Join us on Lindisfarne on Saturday 22nd September for fun, Fringe-style and family-friendly happenings. We’ll have special ‘Follow the Speaker’ sessions with all our familiar faces, a crazy-cool flint *live* knapping display, book signings, castle and museum tours, archaeological comedy, photogrammetry training, experts from the Portable Antiquities Scheme on hand to identify artefacts, and more.

You’ll be able to see our trenches in full swing, visit the Finds Room, hang out for the party, and maybe see some of your favourite archaeologists wandering about…

Does not include access to the lecture theatre.

Ticket for one adult – kids 12 and under come free (additional family members only). Service dogs only.

Click here for more information about the Festival and READ THE FAQs for information about travel, parking, and where you’ll be able to see us *live* during the weekend across social media channels

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