The Nine Realms Campaign Conclusion/ Project Update #5

1 Jun

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


Vikings Ahoy!

Campaign Conclusion and Update

I am delighted to say that our Indiegogo Campaign was a complete success and on the 19th May we met our goal of  £1, 111….and a bit more reaching £1288!  There was a final push and an epic collective effort and we got there!!!  MANY thanks to everyone who backed us and supported us. Here is the last backer’s  wordle, which will be made into  a 1 x 1 metre plaque to be publicly displayed within ‘The Gallery’ in Hanse House in September.


Final Realm Cloud


 In relation to following up on the rewards,  I am presently contacting all the backers, and by the end of June all the Viking creatives who are helping create the rewards will have all the backer requirements.  

#9realms Competitions Update

We will shortly be announcing the results of the micro poetry competition run by Jim C. Mackintosh. As soon as he has made a decision I will post out the Winner and the favourites.

Overall, the competitions were a great success and I am thrilled at how all the Norse material inspired everyone. Thank you for participating in ArtiPeeps’ first go at competitions. 

‘Live from the Workshop’: The Last Photos. 

As a record, here are the pictures that Mark left us with on the 3oth day of our campaign. I heard from him the day before yesterday and our boat is now all but finished, and the initials are going on! He is intending to send pictures so I’ll post them as soon as I have them! 

Day 30: 


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Other News:

Cambridge Festival of Ideas


The Nine Realms & The Festival Of Ideas

I’m excited to announce that extra to the events at Hanse House and The Millennium Library in Norwich there will also be a little off-shoot Nine Realms event at The Festival of Ideas in Cambridge. Caitlin Ellis, our lovely Norse Expert from Gonville an Caius and the Department of Anglo Saxon and Norse Studies are going to be our hosts. About 13 of us will be there from across all the disciplines within the project and we hope to give them a taster of The Nine Realms poetry, art and music. There will also be a hosted Q&A session with the poets, artists and musicians where we will discuss the challenges (both positive and negative) of engaging with the subject matter of the Norse Sagas and The Prose and Poetic Eddas. We will also be having a session of ‘lets play’ with our Minecraft World and hopefully getting people involved in some reading of poetry.

We’re excited to take our project to new audiences. It’s a real opportunity. 

Here’s the link to the 2014 festival.

Future Radio First Take Editing Session:


Future Studios


Earlier last week at Future Radio we had the first editing session of the experience poetry with the sound technician.  We did a ‘first take’ edit of the Asgard and Vanaheim poetry and music. Putting the poetry and music from musician Simon Fox together was a match made in heaven! It was as if Simon had heard the poetry before. It was a moving experience to start to piece it all together. Next week we have another double session booked where we will continue the process and hopefully finish editing the other realms.

Please find below the two pieces Simon composed for Asgard. The Asgard  and Vanaheim. The Asgard artwork is by Deborah Sheehy and the Vanaheim artwork by Heather Burns.





When I have a proper laid down track of a realm I’ll post it out. Watch this space….


All the Realm Artwork: 


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The Nine Realms Soundcloud Playlist with all the poetry thus far:



I shall be posting out the last 9th-realm-Alfheim-overview on  Monday 8th June. We seem to have galloped through the realms. Each of the realm overviews contains writer’s prompts these are not just for Viking participants. If you would like to get creating using the prompts by all means do. We could put your work out as a FreeSpace.  Do get in contact if this idea appeals. 


As ever, thank you for your interest.



5 Responses to “The Nine Realms Campaign Conclusion/ Project Update #5”

  1. Jane Dougherty June 2, 2015 at 6:35 am #

    That is a very impressive catalogue of achievements! Very well done!

    • ArtiPeeps June 3, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

      Thanks Jane, The Nine Realms is really coming together, and it’s exciting that our project, or at least a taster of our project, will be taken out to a new audiences! I appreciate your interest, as ever! Nicky

  2. nordicblackbird June 5, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    Fabulous achievement, Nicky!!!

  3. nordicblackbird June 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

    Reblogged this on nordicblackbird and commented:
    Here, here, The Nine Realms Latest, by Project Curator Nicky Mortlock

  4. Sketchbook0918 June 7, 2015 at 1:17 am #

    Reblogged this on Sketchbook0918.

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