Monday 23rd June, 7.00pm
Alston Town Hall, Cumbria
In 1935 Herbert Maryon made a brief excavation of a burial mound near Alston, unearthing questions which have grown more potent with time. One of the artefacts was an incredibly rare find, a single piece of pure, beautifully worked gold. Who was the burial for? Why was it in the Kirkhaugh hills? What is the meaning of this piece of gold?
The clues we have to date could take us as far as the Alps or link us to ancient mystical sites in Britain. It is possible that the very first glimpse of gold lit a fire in the heart of the beholder, let the mysteries of the Kirkhaugh Cairns light a fire in yours…
Join us as archaeologist Paul Frodsham talks about the site and storyteller Pascale Konyn helps us dream of a distant time. This is also an opportunity to see the work of children from Alston Primary school, who have been working with Pascale Konyn, to imagine their answers to these enigmas.
£7 / £4 concessions / £2 children under 10 years
£16 for a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children)
free for all children we have worked with and concessionary price for their parents
online tickets available www.northpennines.org.uk