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Mary-Ann Ochota & Jason Buck: Rings, Wings and Spindle Whorls

Mary-Ann Ochota & Jason Buck: Rings, Wings and Spindle Whorls

Archaeological treasures and the stories they tell

Archaeologist and broadcaster Mary-Ann Ochota joins forces with Jason Buck Storyteller to bring history out from where it's been buried in the ground, back to life and into stories.

Mary-Ann and Jason unearth a unique blend of archeology and storytelling, inspired by artefacts discovered across the British Isles, dating from the Iron Age to the Second World War.

Thousands of artefacts are discovered in the British Isles every year. Some of them earn their finders enormous sums of money, but most are priceless in a different way, telling the stories of our ancestors’ lives, revealing the secrets and beliefs of the folk who lived here before us. Mary-Ann and Jason reveal the exciting, intriguing, hilarious and sometimes ridiculous stories behind archaeological finds, famous and forgotten...

  • The Viking stone used to weave magic into cloth
  • The prehistoric spoons used to tell the future…
  • …and the human remains they lead us to
  • Buried treasure hidden from the Nazis
  • The golden ring that revealed a family tragedy
  •  A fake nose and the lengths lovers will go to


MARY-ANN OCHOTA is familiar face on archaeology shows including Time Team, Ancient Impossible, and Britain Afloat. She’s written two popular archaeology books, Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape, and Britain’s Secret Treasures, from which the artefacts in this show are drawn.


JASON BUCK is an award-winning storyteller with a particular flair for historical tales. He’s been a performer most of his adult life, bringing passion, presence and wit to stories both true and almost true. He’s published three collections of stories, including Stories from the Woods and Wild Places.


History really coming to life with hilarity and tragedy all in one show Jani, Southampton

The mix of artefact, fact, and fun was perfectly woven through the mix of stories. Great pairing of two story tellers Janet, Portsmouth


In the Studio

Unallocated seating


Tuesday 18th September 2018 at 7.30pm


£15  - over 60s & students

£12 - under 16s


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