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Media Work

In addition to occasional performance work for TV and film the Skip Felagr

are from time to time also featured in news reports and advertising on-line and/or in the printed press.

Through our association with the national/international re-enactment society Regia Anglorum, members have performed in varied productions

from small documentaries for the BBC and ITV to recreating large conflicts for TV shows and films.

Many skills, one purpose

We are contacted by all sorts of people enquiring about bookings for all manner of work.

Our varied work includes educational workshops at museums, corporate promotional work, TV and film projects, supporting music acts, school visits, publicity at book launches, assisting the press, after dinner speaking/lectures, commemorative services at funerals through to providing entertainment at themed weddings and much more.

No matter how odd or unlikely your need for Vikings, feel free to contact us and we will see if we can help or give advice on the best people to contact if we cannot help you.

Our Media Work

TV and Film

TV, film, radio and advertising work

Wirhalh Skip Felagr have performed in varied productions from promotional work, through documentaries for the likes of the BBC and ITV to feature films.

about TV and film

Press

Wirhalh Skip Felagr are happy to work with the Press to publicise our educational work

Images of the Skip Felagr have been used to publicise reenactment events and report upon commercial heritage projects.

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Other Work

Wirhalh Skip Felagr also undertake a wide variety of other activities not classed as TV / Film or Press work.

We are contacted by all sorts of people enquiring about bookings for all manner of work. No matter how odd or unlikely your need for Vikings, please feel free to contact us.

about other work

Accurate portrayals

The Skip Felagr are proud to be known in the film industry for their accurate portrayal of viking life meaning they are the go to group for film and TV work.

TV and Film

TV and Film work

On occasions our members do strut their stuff on film and TV.

The vast majority of the work The Wirhalh Skip Felagr do is in the form of face to face educational displays at museums, schools or country fairs, all aimed at encouraging the public to take a greater interest in and learn more about Wirral's Viking heritage although we occassionally break into the world of TV and film.

Our members are no strangers to TV, film, radio, press and other media work and we welcome a wide range of enquiries from varied production companies.

Through our association with the national/international re-enactment society Regia Anglorum, members of the Skip Felagr have performed in varied productions from promotional work, documentaries for the likes of the BBC and ITV to recreating large conflicts for TV shows like channel 4's docu-drama "1066 the Battle for Middle Earth".

When Regia arranged to supply replica Viking boats to the fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" it was members of the Skip Felagr they turned to for help fulfilling this commitment.

In addition to media work derived through Regia, the Skip Felagr have also been independently involved with with both recorded and live broadcasting work for local media projects allowing us to put any profit generated back into our educational work.

We have also acted as historical advisors for BBC educational web content and periodical publications, consultancy work on Living history TV documentaries, work for TV dramas such as HBO's "The Vikings".

So if you think we may be able to help with your latest production feel free to contact us to see what we could do to help you.

WSF TV and Film Work

We are proud to have worked on the following productions.

Game of Thrones -HBO (Boat Safety Master and Warriors)

1066 the battle for middle earth - C4 (Warriors)

Vikings (Promotional).

Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis - ITV (Filming and Interviews)

DNA Cymru -S4C (Filming)

Respect and Realism

The Skip Felagr take pride in their research and study which has has been used to guide film and TV production.

Press

Appearances in the printed press

In addition to occasional performance work for TV and film the Skip Felagr and our members are from time to time also featured in news reports and advertising on-line and/or in the printed press.

Naturally we are willing to provide our clients with suitable information, images or interviews to help them advertise services we are providing for them.

Also on occasions when Viking archaeology may become topical in the news it is common for media organisations to require an attributable quote, an eye catching photograph or a costumed Viking or two to enhance coverage of a story. So if people ask for assistance we will do what we can to help.

We respectfully ask that all quotes, recordings and images taken of us or provided by us to be used by others are clearly attributed to the Wirhalh Skip Felagr, and that if not directly reporting upon the event at which taken you seek our written consent for use in an alternative context.

Many skills, one purpose

With their varied skills and interests Wirhalh Skip Felagr offer a immensely broad range of expertise and activities.

Other work

All other aspects of WSF

Many skills, one purpose

Although several of our group members do earn their living in related fields of museum work, historical education, performing arts and heritage crafts the Skip Felagr were founded as as a non profit making volunteer run educational organisation whose purpose is to encourage the general public to take a greater interest in and learn more about the Viking heritage of the Wirral peninsula.

We are contacted by all sorts of people enquiring about bookings for all manner of work ranging from educational workshops at museums, corporate promotional work, TV and film projects, supporting music acts, school visits, publicity at book launches, manufacturing or hiring period replica artefacts, assisting the press, after dinner speaking/lectures, commemorative services at funerals through to providing entertainment at themed weddings and much more.

Only a very tiny percentage of what we do could be considered "commercial" work but if we are to spend our time doing something other than fulfilling our educational brief we do insist on charging full professional fees both to cover proper wages and to generate a surplus we can use to fund our regular volunteer based educational work.

However even if we don't feel it appropriate to take on some of the work offered, we can often put you in touch with people capable of negotiating their own terms and fees as professionals outside of membership of the Skip Felagr.

So, no matter how odd or unlikely your need for Vikings, take a look at our bookings page and feel free to contact us.

Professional and Educational

It's been a positive experience from the beginning. Steve tailored the experience to my class and they got so much from it. His knowledge was incredible and it really enthused the children as they loved seeing all the artefact replicas.

R. Kamperman, Leasowe Primary School

a word from our clients

"Sorry to have hogged so much of your time, but I'm a real history geek and it's been great to pick your brains and learn so much more about a period I love "
"It's been a positive experience where from the beginning the communication was great. Steve tailored the experience to my class and they got so much from it. His knowledge was incredible and it really enthused the children as they loved seeing all the artefact replicas. He came very prepared and it was brilliant to see all he had... The corn mill Steve brought with him was fantastic as was everything else... There is not one aspect I could fault having really brought the topic to life with subject knowledge and enthusiasm. The children enjoyed it and learnt a lot in a fun, hands on way. Would most certainly recommend this memorable and educational experience."
"The whole day at Coronation Park was great, the Wirhalh Skip Felagr were punctual, cheerful and enthusiastic, chatting engagingly with all ages who approached them. There was something for everyone to be interested in so the range of crafts and artefacts as a whole made the display a hit and the Vikings really added a special touch to our day in the park... As a first time event manager the group were great to deal with so please pass on my personal thanks to all of them... The Vikings were such a brilliant bunch who were great to have as part of an event and lovely people to chat to. They know so much and have a brilliant way with the kids."
"Wow that's well mint!" (in the ever changing world of youth slang high praise indeed!) "
"The Skip Felagr got stuck in from the start, weren't put off by our small visitor numbers giving it their very best. I'd recommend the Wirhalh Skip Felagr, they were friendly and engaging, taking the time to speak to each child and engage those who may have been quieter. I was really pleased with the session they provided, as were the visitors! The value for money was fantastic, they were very understanding that we were a charity project with a small budget. They fitted their work around our needs completely. Fantastic! "
"Hello WSF from the USA! I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for your informative site. When school starts me and some bright teens will be meeting for a small writers workshop where for our first project the theme is going to be Viking and Norse history. I've been scouring the web for references for an inspiration list I'm making for the kids and that's how I stumbled onto your web site."
"I’ve seen a few living history groups in action, but I have never seen one get children so involved, or be so keen, not just to re-enact fights, but to talk about everything from food, to medicine, to coins, to burials."
"We were very happy with everything your organisation provided for Priory Tales. You were excellent, flexible and engaged with the audience in a professional way. I would highly recommend you for quality and value for money"
"I loved it on Viking day!"
"I liked the bit where we smelled the pottage, it was a great day."
"I liked it when he showed us his battling skills."
"Viking day was very fun and awesome!"
"I wouldn't like to be a Viking because they are mean to animals and eat pottage but it was a good day!"
"I loved making rope" "
"I found the event was very informative and that the information provided was clearly geared to the age and academic 'level' of the individual visitors to whom you demonstrated/explained things - thank you for a most enjoyable day. Excellent on all counts"
"Why had I never heard about any of these fascinating aspects of the history of my local area before, and why aren't other people doing more to promote them?"
"Thanks for going the extra mile to accommodate us at such short notice"
"A big thanks to all of you for your fantastic work at the weekend and for another great day's demonstrations. On a personal level you were all so organised and easy to work with you made my job an absolute breeze... I would highly recommend The Wirhalh Skip Felagr, their enthusiasm, knowledge and organisation are extremely impressive and made for a very enjoyable day. All of our visitors were totally engaged with the many and varied activities and displays on offer. A perfect addition to our Festival of British Archaeology events and I hope to see you again in the future."
"We learnt more talking to you for ten minutes than we did from watching the entire film."
"Thank you ever so much for getting us out of a Viking shaped hole and stepping in to help. (when another professional heritage education organisation failed to deliver an elaborate and interactive Viking exhibit and costumed performers they had promised the museum, and which had therefore been advertised and heavily promoted in advance) The Young Archaeologists Club loved meeting you, and it was a very popular event with the public. I really appreciate your giving your time - it was brilliant to have such knowledgeable people on hand engaging the public with local archaeology. "
"Amazing, our young daughter and our teenage son both interested in the same thing at the same time, plus it was something educational! That's got to be a rare form of family entertainment."
"All the people involved were polite, professional and fun. It was a wonderful effort and I would happily invite you to be part of anything I was doing with church. I thought the way the Vikings conducted themselves and engaged with the public was terrific, Well done."
"The WSF are good at engaging the public in discussion, add interest to the range of events at our fair and draw in more visitors"
"Our Viking day was fantastic! The children were enthralled by our Viking visitor who arrived early, was all set up well before the first bell, was extremely knowledgeable, held the children's attention all day and answered all of the children's questions. The children really enjoyed getting to touch all the artefacts and learned so much in one day we will definitely be inviting you back next year!"
"Steve's subject knowledge is amazing and he could answer all the children's questions. The day was really informative and entertaining - the kids loved it!"
"Wirhalh Skip Felagr are a pleasure to work with and provide an excellent living history event tailored to suit the venue"
"For nearly two decades the Wirhalh Skip Felagr have superbly brought to life the great Viking age of Wirral and the North West through their expert displays and interaction with the public and schools. They combine historical accuracy - with no detail missed - with enthusiasm and entertainment helping youngsters and oldsters alike to learn about our great heritage. The most recent example I experienced at a private function was a superb re-enactment of the deal between Queen Aethelflaed and Ingimund which gave the green light to the first settlements; an intriguing and highly entertaining comedic interpretation of the classical story introducing Ingimund's Irish wife. We are very fortunate indeed to have the Skip Felagr."
"I wish I had discovered your web site sooner!"
"More informative than my trip to the Jorvik centre."
" This is a very big thank you for acting so quickly to secure us some Viking reenactors for the official opening of West Kirby Museum when we were let down by other people with less than 24hrs notice. You kept people entertained and informed all day and we hope we may see you again among the Vikings coming to the Earth Fest in September when the Museum will be open again."
"Many thanks again to you and your Viking group for the fantastic contribution in helping make our day a huge success"
"I know that all of the children who came over to see you really enjoyed their time with you and all my dealings with you in advance of you coming were great."
"This is so interesting, does your organisation have a branch in California I could join, and if not how do I set up a group back home in America?"
"The Wirhalh Skip Felagr invaded Ashton Park during the bank holiday and put on a fine show for the public"
"Fascinating! Thank you so much, I'll never think of the Vikings in the same way again"
"Excellent organisation informing people about the Vikings"
"Such an approachable and public orientated group"