A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be invited along to a rather special event as Sky Atlantic gave us the chance to join the Night’s Watch in celebration of Game of Thrones season 7 coming back our screens on Monday July 17th at both 2am (to simulcast with the US) and 9pm later that evening.

Hosting the event were Game of Thrones Weapons Master Tommy Dunne (who has also worked on movies including Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan, Blood Diamond,  & The Bourne Ultimatum to name but a few) and Stunt Coordinator Rowley Irlam (whose CV is just as impressive and includes Casino Royale, Captain America, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Skyfall, Captain Phillips and many more) who would be putting us through our paces using both the sword and the bow. I’d done a little bit of archery before so wasn’t too nervous but it was the use of the sword that sent shivers down my spine. When I was around 12 years old i went to learn fencing – I was so bad at it that the teachers thought it was taking the p*ss out of them so got asked to leave! Scared from the experience i was hoping to do somewhat better again Rowley and his stunt team.

Below is a little video round up from the event which shows just how good (or bad!) i was at the sword fighting side of things but I am pleased to report that the archery saved me! Following the experience, we had a chance to chat with both Tommy & Rowley about their experiences on arguably the biggest show to ever hit television and how they’ve pushed the boundaries over the seasons and what we can expect from season 7.

Weapons Master Tommy Dunne & Stunt Coordinator Rowley Irlan Interview

So do you want the chance to be part of The Night’s Watch? Well here’s your chance! Sky Atlantic will be hosting a very special event on the 20th of May at the Tower of London. Eager  fans will have the chance to have a go at a few range of Night Watchman skills from sword fighting, archery to handling a raven.

For your chance to be part of it, all your have to do is visit jointhenightswatch.com and sign up. You could be part of the lucky people to get to do some of this…

Want to be trained as a Night’s Watchman? Check out jointhenightswatch.com and catch up on every episode of Seasons 1-6 of Game of Thrones exclusively on Sky Box Sets and NOW TV.