‘Burning of a Viking Long Boat’ – Barton’s Point Coastal Park worked in collaboration with the ‘Promenade Festival’, which is a series of events based upon similar themes at various venues around Sheppey over the course of a weekend every September. The 2013 theme was ancient history and in particular ‘Beowulf’. Thus the Boathouse Cafe was transformed into a Viking Banquet Hall where servants provided Viking Warriors with Rabbit Stew, nuts and berries, before they performed the ritual of burning their Viking Long Boat. Here are some photos of last year’s event. The theme for 2014 will be World War 1.