Butser Ancient Farm will enchant youngsters with new interactive tales
Last month’s May Bank holiday saw Butser Ancient Farm host the previews of two specially commissioned story-telling performances.
Two stories which have been written by local author Dawn Nelson aim to enchant younger visitors with tales of prehistoric life.
The interactive tales will transport listeners back in time to imagine life in an ancient farm and will feature music, costumes and props.
‘The Hunt for the Aurochs’ tells the story of a Stone-Age hunter who must track the rare Aurochs; a huge cattle like creature, now extinct, but that once roamed all across Europe.
‘The Missing Manx Loughtan’ meanwhile tells the tale of a run-away sheep and tracks the turning cycles of the Celtic year.
Both tales take place within the atmospheric settings of the re-constructed Neolithic long house and Iron Age roundhouses at Butser Ancient farm.
The preview performances were held on days in May and this month, on Sunday 3rd June and Saturday 9th June. There is no need to book but normal admission prices to the farm apply.
Thanks to generous funding from Hampshire County Council, Dawn Nelson will then be training up a whole raft of Butser volunteers in the art of storytelling so that the tales can continue to be shared.