Archive - Feb 2010

February 28th

Search on for St. Columba's Scottish monastery

Archaeologists from Orkney College are looking for the original 6th century monastery built by the Irish monk St. Columba on the island of Iona, off Mull in the Scottish Hebrides.

Burial a "glimpse into Sleaford's Roman past"

Recent archaeological finds in the town of Sleaford, England prove that the town "was a very large and important settlement in the Roman period." Among the discoveries were the skeleton of a 4th century woman.

William and Æringunnr first Prince and Princess of Insulae Draconis

Nerissa de Saye reports that Sir William MacBrennan, fighting for his lady wife Mistress Æringunnr Yrsudóttir, was the winner of the first Coronet Tournament in the new Principality of Insulae Draconis.

February 27th

[ATE] Aurora's Feast

Come celebrate life, be merry, and above all eat. We wish to invite you to the 9th Annual feast to honor the memory of Aurora De La Croix.

[EAS] East Kingdom Spring Crown Tournament

The Barony of l'Ile du Dragon Dormant would like to extend a joyous invitation to all residents of the East Kingdom and beyond to their fair shores on the 8th day of the month of May, AS XLIV, where the Future Royal Majesties of the East, Edward Grey of Lochleven and Marguerite Ingen Lochlain, will be holding Their Spring Crown Tournament to witness the choosing, by right of arms, of the next heirs of the East.

[EAS] Baronial Investiture Anniversary

Join us this day in our quest to find the Heart of the Court. Inspiration, Love, Chivalry, Courtesy, Honor, and Passion all reside in the heart of the Dragon. We will celebrate not only those ideals we hold dear, but also the happy occasion of the Anniversary of our Baronial Investiture.

Winter festivals feature fire in Spain and Scotland

An article on looks at the power of purifying fire in European myth and imagination in two festivals, Up Helly Aa and the Feast of Saint Anthony the Great. (22 large photos)

[LOC] Rhythm & Brews

Unto the populace of Lochac does Mordenvale extend its invitation to join in on our
2nd Annual Rhythm & Brews Tourney and Feast.

[LOC] Crescent Fence

Crescent Fence 2010: June 5-7, Auckland, NZ Three days of fencing in the Barony of Ildhafn!

[MER] Northern Regional War Practice

Northern Regional War Practice Hosted by the Shire of Easaraigh

[ATE] Mixed Weapons War

Did Estrella War leave you craving more combat? Are you ready for more fun? Join us at Mixed Weapons War - March 26-28!

[OUT] Princesses Protector Tournament

At the Request of Her Royal Majesty a Rapier Tournament will be held the Sunday of Crown Tournament weekend.

[DRA] Academia della Danza

The right noble lord Baron of the Ancient lands of Knights Crossing has declared that his subjects, noble in their demeanour, should learn the ancient art of dance, that they may better grace his court with knowledge of this gentler art.

Nowruz: Persian New Year

Freer and Sackler Galleries Celebrate the Persian New Year
Family Day, March 7, Features Traditional Arts, Music, Food

[GLE] Gleann Abhann Spring Coronation

Let the banners fly high and proud! Come, one and all to celebrate the coronation of Jon and Beatrix.

[ATL] Spring Coronation

In Celebration of the Coronation of Jason and Gerhild, The Stronghold of Raven’s Cove invites one and all to a day of pageantry, fighting, and a Feast of Giants at Beautiful Camp Mitchell, overlooking the waters of Queen’s Creek.

Fibers Through Time


Fibers Through Time 2010

A Fiber Odyssey Sponsored by Arizona Federation of Weavers and Spinners Guilds, Inc.

Michelangelo drawings show "unequaled understanding of the human body"

Michelangelo is revered one of the greatest masters of Renaissance art, especially when it comes to depicting the form of the human body. A new exhibit at the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Virginia, explores this aspect of his work.

Known World Party


[DRA] Saint Egon & Univeristy of Nordmark

It is with great joy we are inviting the people of Drachenwald to celebrate Gotvik’s patron saint Egon, who protects us against foul farmers and rains of herring. This event will also host University of Nordmark.

"Secret of Kells nominated for Academy Award

The Secret of Kells, an animated film directed by Tomm Moore, has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

February 26th

Early Chinese paintings subject of Freer & Sackler Galleries website

The Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution have announced a new online resource for the study of early Chinese painting. The site features over 80 examples of 10th through 14th century artwork.

[EAL] Break The Back of Winter 20

Come One Come All!   The purple shores of Greyfells will resound with the sounds of music, stories and song!

[WES] Newcomers' Event and Tournament

If you're new to the SCA or have interested friends, this is the event for you! We will have a selection of classes covering many areas of interest found in the SCA. The classes will introduce new and old members to some of the various activities in the society.

[OUT] Caerthen Benefit and Baronial Investiture

Barony of Caerthe presents Caerthen Benefit and Baronial Investiture April 17, 2010

[AET] Donnan Party

Gather Ye Fencers of Æthelmearc!  It is that time of year again!  Time to wish the Kingdom Martial of Fence a Whapping Birthday as you take out your fencing frustrations on him personally!

[ANT] June Faire XXVIII

Their Excellencies Cedric and Brighid invite you to join with their populace as we celebrate our 28th annual June Faire for a full weekend of festivities. Experience feats of armored combat, the finesse of rapier, high-flying missiles, equestrian activities, the skillful displays of artisans and the beauty of the bardic arts - as well as some of the finest, handpicked merchants in the known world. This is our annual Demo for the public; please show off your best for the moderns who attend.

[ART] Loch Salann Defender Tourney

As the season changes, bringing forth new life, rumors fill the air that a huge, slimy, multi-limbed creature is roaming our fair lands. This can mean only one thing... the salt encrusted deamon decapod has returned from the depths of the murky salt water it calls home.

[LOC] Rowany Festival

Rowany Festival, the BIGGEST SCA event in the Southern Hemisphere, is coming to a Kingdom near YOU this Easter long weekend (1 - 6 April) !

Staffordshire horse head on display

A two-inch tall, gold filigree horse head is one of the latest pieces from the Staffordshire Hoard to be displayed at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent, England. (photo)