AN ARCHAEOLOGY museum based in the South Downs is hosting a pair of pop-up cinema weekends.

Butser Ancient Farm will screen six films over two sets of dates, allowing attendees to have a film-going experience in unusual surroundings.

The first weekend of film takeovers will span from Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27, while the second weekend will last from Friday, October 20 to Sunday October 22.

Hampshire Chronicle: The pop-up cinema will be held at Butser Ancient FarmThe pop-up cinema will be held at Butser Ancient Farm (Image: Butser Ancient Farm)The screenings will start with a viewing of The Nettle Dress on August 25. This slow-paced film follows textile artist Allan Brown as he spends seven years making a dress by hand from the fibre of locally sourced stinging nettles. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Allan himself.

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On August 26, the museum will show Beowulf, an animated adaptation of the ancient poem. This will be followed on August 27 by a screening of Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, which was partially filmed at the museum. The evening will also feature interactive elements with a rag-tag band of rotten Romans and Cut-throat Celts providing added entertainment and insight into ancient life. Snacks and drinks will be available to purchase and visitors will be able to explore the farm and film set after hours. Dressing up is very much encouraged.

Hampshire Chronicle: Attendees will be able to explore the farm after hoursAttendees will be able to explore the farm after hours (Image: Butser Ancient Farm)The screenings will also feature a bar selling locally produced mead, cider and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Kristin Devey, Events coordinator at Butser Ancient Farm said: “We are delighted to be able offer such a unique pop-up cinema experience to the local communities. We have chosen films for their entertainment value as well as a connection the farm itself. It’s truly amazing to see our ancient spaces transformed into a brilliant cinematic experience.”

More information about the farm and the pop-up cinema can be found on the Butser Ancient Farm website.