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JULY 21-27: The Vikings are invading Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire. Enter their large encampment to witness daring displays of combat as they do battle against the Saxons. Mingle with warriors and craftspeople in the Viking Village and discover how the Vikings lived inside a traditional longhouse. Entrance to Viking Invaders is pounds 5 adults, pounds 4 children, family ticket pounds 13. The Viking Village costs pounds 4.20 adults, pounds 2.10 children, family ticket pounds 10.50. Details:

JULY 21-22: Romany life is celebrated with the Gypsy Arts Festival at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Alongside a colourful collection of caravans and wagons there will be storytelling and food demonstrations cooked on an open fire. Sunday evening's Gypsy World Music Concert features the Balkan Gypsy Band, a brass band from Rajasthan and a rumba Gitano group (tickets pounds 15, 12 and under free). Details: 01449 676 800,


TODAY: Reform Street in Dundee will be transformed into a continental market. Packed stalls will be displaying tasty produce from all over Europe including French bread, Swiss cheeses, German sausages, Italian wine and Dutch pancakes. For more info go to


JULY 10-15: Jose Carreras and Joan Baez are among the big names taking to the pavilion stage at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, North Wales. International Family Day on July 14 will be the highlight for kids with workshops and performances on the outdoor stages. To book tickets which start at pounds 5 go to

JULY 13-15: Listen to wine and cheese talks, browse the stalls on the new food piazza, taste local delicacies at the farmers' market, sip a glass of bubbly at the champagne bar or enjoy free musical enter tainment at the bandstand at the International Food and Drink Festival in Cardiff Bay. Free admission. Details: or call 029 2087 2087.


Vikings at Whitby Abbey; See gypsy caravans
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 8, 2007
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