A The Nine Realms Campaign and Project Update #1

24 Apr

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19 poets, 23 artists, 3 musicians and a Viking boat!


Vikings Ahoy!

Campaign Update:

So far we are off to a really great start. We are 53% funded and have £646 of our £1222 goal. A big thank you to all the 19 backers thus far.



Here’s the latest backers’ wordle I created by way of a thank you. A larger version of the  wordle will be publicly displayed within ‘The Gallery’ in Hanse House throughout The Nine Realms event in September.


Day 3


Our Viking Boat:

We are also 4 days into the carving of our Viking Boat. It is starting to take shape, but in the beginning, so Mark tells me, it’s a slow process. Getting the boat prepped for the figurehead is key. Here is a slideshow of the boat’s progress thus far.


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There are some great Viking related rewards:

  • Have your initials carved on our boat
  • Get a 3 pack of realm poetry-art cards
  • Commission a Viking artist for a Norse themed painting
  • Have a Rune Poem written especially for you. 

And more….



Here’s Mark’s latest Day 4 video:


Realm Music:

Two of the musicians we commissioned for the project have completed their realm music.

Simon Beavis, who has composed pieces for the realms: Alfheim, Muspelheim and Midgard

Shaun Blezard who has composed pieces for the realms: Helheim, Jotunheim and Nidavellir

Simon Fox, our other composer, is still busy composing! Watch this space.

The realm music is going to introduce the realm poetry and be interspersed between poems during the participatory poetry readings we will be running throughout the 5-days of our event.  

Here are two examples of the realm music:


Alfheim (the realm of the elves):


 Jotunheim (the realm of the giants):



In Other News….

We have started  to put out the poetry for the realm Helheim (the realm through which all men must pass to get to Nifelheim, the realm of the dead). Ruled by Hel, it’s a rich source of material for poetry.

Here’s a modern, experimental expression of Helheim by Eleanor Perry:



Meetings in King’s Lynn:

I’ve just got back from King’s Lynn where I had a productive meeting about our  promotional material. We will be confirming our needs so I can then create copy for the various event print: ranging from Viking Worksheets, to Workshop posters (We are hosting two workshops, one art and one poetry run by artist Robert Fitzmaurice and poet Rebecca Audra Smith). I am also having an interview with Future Radio regarding our campaign, and confirming how Future Radio and their arts programme will be working with us.

Realm Art Thus Far:


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Our Indiegogo Campaign is here:


‘Magicking the Norse World to Life’

2 Responses to “A The Nine Realms Campaign and Project Update #1”

  1. nordicblackbird April 26, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    Reblogged this on nordicblackbird and commented:
    Project update, fresh from its curator. Oars are being grabbed as we speak 🙂

  2. Jim C Mackintosh April 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm #

    Reblogged this on Comfy Baffies.

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