Performing the past 2020

Take part in events and activities showing Hengistbury Head as a scene of settlement and ceremony for more than twelve thousand years. 

Performing the Past

Supported by the Heritage Fund and our Partner Bournemouth University


Performing the Past is a three-year project that brings the archaeology of Hengistbury Head to life. It is supported by a grant of £44,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The aim is to bring about a step change in visitor awareness, to help protect the physical archaeological remains of this internationally important site. We are doing this through collective engagement in practical activities and experimental archaeology in partnership with archaeologists from Bournemouth University.  


We have brought the past to life at more than 30 amazing events since 2019.  Due to Covid we took the programme online, so you can use these Facebook and YouTube links to relive the past!

Scroll below are our events from 2020 - but there are so many we couldn't put them all on one page! Discover more from previous years via these links below:


7 December 2020 - A Prehistoric Pottery Session on Zoom

We delivered clay to volunteers' homes as we could not do this in person due to Covid!  Everyone kept their pots and figurines at home until we could fire them in the Iron Age Kiln at Hengistbury Head.


30 November 2020 - An archaeology walk

Mark took us on a walk around Hengistbury via Facebook Live, to connect the archaeology and landscape.


25 March 2020 - Bronze Casting Experiment



January 2020 - Ideas and training visit

We took a visit to Butser Hill Ancient Farm for ideas and training.



More Events

Take a look at more of our Performing the Past events:

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