[OUT] A Weekend at the Florentine Camerata

The year is 1573 in Bella Firenze. Giovanni d'Bardi, Count of Vernio, formally invites you to the Court of the Florentine Camerata, hosted in the artistically fertile lands of his dear friends, Byarki and Asta, the Baron and Baroness of Caer Galen. The great minds and most august men (and women) of Florence will be there assembled in order to restore to glory the great art and music of ancient Greece.

An open call is made to all humanists, artisans, musicians, poets and intellectuals with an interest in 16th century Florence that we may assemble to discuss, practice and guide trends in all the arts. Arts of all kinds will be taught, displayed and evaluated. Fighters will learn techniques and theories of the time. There will be classes and performances in dance, music and theatre. Orators, poets and intellectuals of all walks will have an opportunity to present themselves.

Arts and Science entries are welcome and requested. They may be presented for display only (no documentation required), or for evaluation/commentary (documentation requested). This is not an A&S competition; however, volunteers are requested to evaluate entries.

Rewards will be given for: the best recreation of any art of ancient Greece through the lens of 16th century Florence; the most beautifully given oration, whether it be poetry, prose or treatise; and the most period 16th century Florentine garb in both design and construction.

March 20-22, 2009
5 p.m. Friday, March 20 to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22
Barony of Caer Galen
Meadow Mountain Ranch, 757 County Road 101, Allenspark, CO 80510

Autocrat: Lady Fiore Leonetta Bardi fiore_di_bardi@yahoo.com

Chef d'Cuisine: Lady Shoshanna Simcha bat Reuven Shoshanna@caergalen.org

Site Fees: $25 adult (18+), $18 youth (7-17), children (under 6) are free. Non-member surcharge of $3 per person (adults only). $80 family cap. Advance reservations are required and must be received by March 9, 2009. Only PAID reservations will be accepted. Please make checks payable to SCA - Caer Galen

Site is discreetly wet
This is an indoor camping event; all meals will be provided. Please contact the Chef d'Cuisine with any dietary restrictions. Space is limited.

For further information go to our website

Directions to the Site:
Take US-36 W through Boulder. Turn left at Ute Hwy (1 mi), Continue on E. Main Street (.3 mi), Turn left on Main Street (.2 mi), Turn left at 5th Avenue/CO-7 (19.5), Turn left on Clarabell Lane (.2 mi), Turn left at CR-101 (.6 mi). The driveway is both steep and narrow. Winter driving conditions apply. Please go slowly and carefully. Car-pooling is highly suggested.