BRITISH history will be brought to life on the stage of The Artrix in Bromsgrove, for one time-travelling night only.

Television presenter and archaeologist Mary-Ann Ochota and storyteller Jason Buck will take Artrix’s audience on a journey through Britain’s history on Tuesday, September 18, at 7.30pm.

A spokesman said: “Mary-Ann Ochota is a familiar face from television favourites such as Time Team and Britain Afloat, bringing archaeological and historical expertise, and Jason Buck is an award-winning live storyteller.

“Together, they have devised a performance that fuses fact and fiction, to celebrate British history.”

During the show Mary-Ann and Jason have selected to explore seven artefacts, from an Iron Age helmet to a glass jar, filled with coins that was buried in the 1940s.

The spokesman added: “Some of them are valuable – others are precious because of the information they can reveal about our past.

“All the artefacts were discovered by members of the public and recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) at the British Museum. This is a national database that records finds from around the country – from metal-detector finds like the record-breaking Staffordshire hoard to a prehistoric axehead spotted by a 10-year old on a school trip to the Isle of Wight! So far the PAS has recorded more than 1.3 million artefacts.”

For one night only, Artrix will welcome Mary-Ann and Jason’s live show, Rings, Wings & Spindle Whorls before the only other opportunity to see the event, at The British Museum in late October.

The spokesman said: “Rings, Wings & Spindle Whorls will reveal to audiences a world of hidden treasures, many of them from the Midlands.

Mary-Ann said: “Each of these finds tells a story.”

For tickets, call 01527 577330.