Archive - Jan 2005

Middle Kingdom A&S newsletter taps new Editor

Her Ladyship Katarina Peregrine will soon take the helm of Artes Draconis, the Arts and Sciences newsletter/magazine for the Middle Kingdom.

Northshielders Accept Bardic Challenge

Residents of the Kingdom of Northshield have the chance to showcase their performance skills at an upcoming Bardic Challenge. Instructors are also needed.

Ansteorran Longship Company featured in History Channel documentary

A living history group, the Ansteorran Longship Company, and their ship are featured in a documentary that will air on The History Channel in late February. Ironically, they are portraying not Vikings but Phoenicians.

CTV.ca: Sword and Duct Tape Used in McDonald's Robbery

A McDonald's restaurant in Winnipeg, Canada was robbed recently at swordpoint.

January 30th

Beowulf Film to Benefit American Cancer Society

A new production Beowulf: Prince of the Geats, is planned to be shot in Norway with hopes of raising US$1 million for the American Cancer Society.

"Around the World in 18 Games" Comes to Hadrian's Wall

Twenty tiny people are making a unique journey this year when the British Museum sends 20 of the historic Lewis Chessman north for a special exhibit of historic board games.

Private manuscript collection includes items dating to 1270 CE

The Monmouth County (NJ) Historical Association is featuring an exhibition of illuminated manuscripts from the medieval period, from the private collection of County Historian George Moss.

January 29th

Useful Latin Phrases for the Rest of Us

Sometimes it just sounds better in Latin!

Danish Archaeologists in Search of Vikings in Iran

Archaeologists from Denmark are investigating links Vikings and Irans on the shores the Caspian Sea in Iran.

Donations Needed for Estrella Youth Activities

Lady Elizabeth ingen Iames, Estrella War XXI Children's/Youth Activities Coordinator, reports that donations are being sought for children's activities at the War.

January 28th

Please Pass the Psalt!

Dame Aoife discusses Medieval Psalters in this week's edition of Aoife's Links.

Oertha Summer 2004 Coronet Photos Online

Caoimheall Dubheasa DerAlcan has posted photos from the Summer 2004 Coronet.

Golden Lily VI - Il Castelo de Amore (The Castle of Love)

Come Join the Shire of Beau Fort is Celebrating the VI Festival of the Golden Lily. A&S Classes, Heavy Combat Tourney, Bardic Tourney, Childrens Classes and games round out the day, followed by an afternoon feast, that will woo the heart towards romance.

Exhibit on Renaissance Maiolica at the Frick

"Marvels of Maiolica: Italian Renaissance Ceramics from the Corcoran Gallery of Art Collection" will be on display at the Frick Art Museum in Point Breeze, Pennsylvania.

Photos from Oertha's Winter Coronet Online

Chris has posted photos from the Winter Coronet fought recently in the Principality of Oertha.

January 27th

A Medieval Mystery: Was There a Master of the Embroidered Foliage?

An exhibit on display at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts brings together four of the seven known versions of the Master of the Embroidered Foliage's hallmark image from public and private collections in the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and France.

New Exhibit on the Early History of the Bible at The Walters

"The Early History of the Bible" will be on display at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, through May 1, 2005.

Bardic Madness XV

Come all ye bards and lovers of the bardic arts to the XVth Bardic Madness, the first in the Kingdom of Northshield! The Shire of Shattered Oak will host a day of challenges and classes, many wonderful performances, a delicious feast, and much more.

Fans of medieval lore don the gear to fight with ferocity

The Peninsula Daily News reports from a heavy weapons combat practice in An Tir.

Aethelmearc 12th Night photos now online

Photos for the Aethelmearc Kingdom 12th Night can now be viewed online at the Shire Of Sylvan Glen website.

Children, Parents, and the SCA

This week's Aoife's Links is all about kids and the SCA — how to dress them, how to have fun while parenting them in the SCA, what there is for them to do at events, how they can participate in your SCA life, and how to contact the children's officer nearest you.

January 26th

Viterheim Advanced to Full Status

Sovany Barcsi Janos, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced that the Shire of Viterheim has been approved for advancement to full status.

East Kingdom Laurels Prize Tournament

A Laurels Prize Tournament is an Arts and Science event that is geared toward participants to take up period challenges of excellence made by a Laurel.

Cynthia Love of the Tower Made Pelican in AEthelmearc

At Their Court at St. Swithin's Bog 12th Night Celebration, Rurik and Angelik, King and Queen of AEthelmearc, created Cynthia Love of the Tower a member of the Order of the Pelican.

Mistress Cecilia's Laurelling Scroll

When Cecilia Mowebray was to be elevated to the Order of the Laurel in Atenveldt, a team of scribes worked long hours preparing a very special scroll for the occasion. Lady Ianuk Raventhourne shares photos of this beautiful work.

Eirik Andersen's Septentrian 12th Night photos exhibited at TwoRavens.org

Lord Eirik Andersen offers photos from the Kingdom of Ealdormere's recent 12th Night celebration.

January 25th

Montefiascone Project Offers Medieval Experience in Summer Courses

The non-profit Montefiascone Project is offering summer 2005 courses related to the scribal arts in a medieval setting north of Rome.

Inn on the Road IX: Remember the Mermaid

Return with us to the Mermaid Tavern of Old London, where the literary giants of the Middle Ages gathered for revelry and inspiration. Enjoy the day's tournaments, gaming, and especially the feasting.

Estrella War - Volunteers Needed

Lady Anita, Publicity-Crat for Estrella War XXI, has information on volunteering at the upcoming War.

Viking Winter Games

The Shire of Selviergard will host Viking Winter Games February 12, 2005 in Eagle River, Alaska.