Archive - Apr 10, 2007

English pewter to be auctioned at Christies

Zenobia reports that Christie's Auction House will be offering a collection of 156 pieces of pewter dating from the 16th century or before for sale on May 1, 2007. Photos from the catalog are available online.

Northshield Coronation

description:
The Kingdom of Northshield’s Sixth Coronation

Hrodir Vigageirr Toreson & Giulia Isabella da Venezia

This event is being hosted by the Shire of Silfren Mere.

Site Fee: $8 at the door. Children 3-15: $3. Children under 3: Free. Feast: $12 limited to 100 guests. Troll will open at 9 a.m. and will close at 2 p.m. Site will close at 10 p.m. Site is dry and smoke free. Site is handicap accessible. Service animals only are allowed. Location:
Silfren Mere (Rochester, MN)

Northern Regional War Practice

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Greetings to all stalwart fighters of Atlantia's sylvan northern region. Our next regional war practice will be on Sunday April 15th in the fair Barony of Ponte-Alto. The Honorable Lord Ragnar Ribcracker will be leading the scenarios.

The simple plan for the day is melee, melee, melee.

Noon - 1pm: Single bouts to warm up
1pm - 4pm: Various melee scenarios including bridge, field, and Location:
Barony of Ponte-Alto (Falls Church, Virginia)

3rd Silver Desert Pas and Feast

description:
Spring is upon us again. The Silver Desert will be hosting a Pas d'Armes to celebrate joy in all things new and renewed. This year we will be exploring German traditions of the tournament style. We will have passes at the barrier, Grande Melees, and honorable challenges to fill the day. All participants in the gallery and on the field are encouraged to bring your banners, pennants, and other heraldic display to adorn the tourney field, and hall. After the tournament, there will be a feast to fill our bellies and pass the evening. In between courses, join us for dancing, gaming, and Location:
Province of Silver Desert (Sparks, Nevada)

Newcomers' Tourney and A&S

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The Province of Southern Shores cordially invites you to Newcomers Tourney, with activities for almost every interest and activity level! We encourage everyone to bring anyone who is relatively new or someone who is coming back after a sabbatical from the SCA. If you are a current member, come learn something new or compete in the prize tourney!

The tourney is divided into three sections: those who have been fighting less than 1 year, less than two years, and a Prize Tourney open to all fighters. We are also having our Fourth Annual Used Armor Garage Sale. We invite those with cast-off/well-loved armor to bring it to sell or donate at our armor garage sale. Remember that one man’s scrap is another man’s armor! Location:
Province of Southern Shores (Campbell, California)

Art Institute of Chicago offers Islamic ceramics exhibit

From March 31 until October 28, 2007, the Art Institute of Chicago will present Perpetual Glory: Medieval Islamic Ceramics from the Harvey B. Plotnick Collection, a collection of medieval Islamic ceramics dating from the 9th-15th centuries.

Bayeux Tapestry comes to life

avidavid62 has posted an animated version of the Bayeux Tapestry on YouTube where the paintings actually move. The film was created by David Newton.

The Girls' Club: A Forum for female heavy fighters in the SCA

Robyn of Rye reports that she has started a discussion forum for "all those stick-swingin' women out there!" Entitled thegirlsclub, it is "a forum for female heavy fighters in the SCA."