TV, film, radio and advertising work.
It is undoubtedly true that 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. Nevertheless 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, through small 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 putting any modest profit generated back into our educational work. Furthermore some of our volunteers earn their living in related fields of museum work, archaeology, historical education and heritage crafts. The work of these individuals has spanned from acting as historical advisors for BBC educational web content and periodical publications, consultancy work on Living history TV documentaries, through to prop making, period costume and jewellery work for TV dramas such as HBO's "The Vikings" and Oscar/BAFTA winners working on major movies.
So if you think we may be able to help with your latest production take look at our Bookings page to see what we could do to help you.