Mumbai, September, 2014: National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) in collaboration with London’s British Museum, presents Vikings: Life and Legend – The British Museum’s first major exhibit on the Vikings in over 30 years. The screening will take place at the NCPA on 14th, 15th and 22nd September, followed by screenings of Vikings Adventures for school children on 22nd, 23rd and 24th September.
This exhibition gives a rare glimpse of Viking ships and swords, burial and beliefs, language and legacy, along with demonstrations, stunning close-up photography of the Viking objects and a torch-lit burial staged in the grounds of the museum, Vikings from the British Museum is a reminder of how the Vikings have shaped modern lives across four continents of the world. The specially produced film for children features lots of Viking dressing up, experiments, sword fights and even Viking-style food (food tastings with herrings and purple carrots!).
Deepa Gahlot, Head-Programming (Theatre and Films), NCPA says, “After the success of Pompeii Live – Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, it is our privilege to be associated with the British Museum for this incredibly exciting exhibit, which offers a fascinating insight into the life of the Vikings. We are thrilled to screen this unique film for our Mumbai audience and hope they enjoy the exhibition as much as the audiences in London and around the world did.”