[LOC] November Crown 2011

House Radburne will be hosting November Crown 2011 in the far western reaches of the Barony of Rowany from the 4th to 6th November 2011.

The theme will be Lochac (red, white and blue).

Steward: Katrijn van Delden katrijn.van.delden@gmail.com

Friday 4th November
Site opens at 12pm for camping set up
Informal get together (at local restaurants or on site)
Lists open

Saturday 5th November
Armour inspections
Peerage meeting/A & S
Lunch (picnic provided)
Invocation (presentation of combatants and consorts) - this will be in a shaded grove on the property (photos of the area will be uploaded on our website in the near future)
Crown Tournament (shade pavilions will be provided and the combat itself will be in the shade as much as possible)
Feast and Court
Entertainment (format to be confirmed)

Sunday 6th (November)
Kingdom A & S Competition/display
Target Archery (Royal Round)
Peerage Meetings
Site close (late morning/lunch time)

Merchants - we hope to have merchants on the Saturday morning. If you would like to hold a stall, please contact the Steward to register your interest and to assist us with our planning.

Arts and Sciences
Entertainment - we are looking for people who would like to perform at the Court and Feast on the Saturday evening. Please contact the Steward if you may be able to assist.

Accommodation - camping space is available on site for no extra charge. Alternatively, there is a large range of accommodation in Dubbo itself (a short ten to fifteen minute drive from the site) ranging from caravan parks to 4 star motels. Average price for a double is around $90 per night for a 3.5 star. Please contact the Steward for information/assistance with sourcing accommodation.

For interstate and overseas travelers there will be limited billeting available and will be on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the Steward if you are interested in billeting with one of the locals.

Transport - a mini bus may be available to get people from Dubbo to the site (with a local driver), this will be dependent on numbers. Cost is $20 per person for the weekend - we require a minimum of 24 confirmed (and paid for) for this service to run. Timetables will be posted for pickup/drop off and will be based on numbers. Should this service not run, local members will be able to ferry people for a small donation to cover fuel costs. Further details will be provided closer to the date.

Getting to Dubbo:

Daily air, rail and coach services to Dubbo mean you can escape that peak-hour frustration in any way that suits.

Dubbo is just an hour’s flight from Sydney or a scenic five-hour drive from the coast that takes you through breath-taking mountains, valleys and sprawling plains. Taking the Dubbo XPT, which has an on-board café, means you can sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

By Air - Dubbo City Airport is located five kilometres North West of Dubbo on the Mitchell Highway (and is on the way to the site).

Serviced by Regional Express and Eastern Australian Airlines (QantasLink), the Airport provides regional passenger transport services between Dubbo and Sydney with connecting flights available interstate and overseas.

Dubbo City Airport is one of the leading regional airports in Australia with 154 Regular Public Transport (RPT) flights per week operating to and from the Airport, as well as charter flights, general aviation flight training and airfreight operations.

By road - Dubbo is the central hub for all major highways throughout NSW. Major road links are to Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney and Newcastle.

Local Facilities

Dubbo has a number of tourist attractions such as Taronga Western Plains Zoo that visitors can see if they wish to extend their stay in Dubbo. Information can be obtained from the Steward or the Dubbo Information Centre.

All supermarkets, newsagents, petrol stations, restaurants, fast food restaurants, police, fire, ambulance, public hospital, pharmacies etc are located in Dubbo approximately 15km from the site. All emergency services can be contacted directly from the site.

Climate/Weather

November tends to be warmer in Dubbo with temperatures ranging from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius through the day. On average, early November tends to see temperatures in the low to mid twenties however please be prepared that it could get warmer (or cooler). Drinking water will be provided as well as plenty of shade. Rain is not common this time of the year however stranger things have happened.

Cost

Members - prior to 14/9/11
Event (including lunch and feast Saturday) - $40
Event (no food) - $25
Event (Saturday only) - $15

Non member - prior to 14/9/11
Event (including lunch and feast Saturday) - $45
Event (no food) - $30
Event (Saturday only) - $20

Children (6 to 17) - prior to 14/9/11
Event (including lunch and feast Saturday) - $20
Event (no food) - $10
Event (Saturday only) - $5

Members - 14/9/11 to 14/10/11
Event (including lunch and feast Saturday) - $50
Event (no food) - $35
Event (Saturday only) - $25

Non member - 14/9/11 to 14/10/11
Event (including lunch and feast Saturday) - $55
Event (no food) - $40
Event (Saturday only) - $30

Children (6 to 17) 14/9/11 to 14/10/11
Event (including lunch and feast Saturday) - $30
Event (no food) - $20
Event (Saturday only) - 10

Children under 6 - free
Families - contact Steward

Bookings open at 12th Night (15th January 2011) and will close on 14th October 2011. Payment will be required with booking to confirm your place - payment facilities will not be available on the day. Payment may be made via direct deposit and details can be obtained from the Steward. Bookings can be made to Katrijn van Delden (Karen Hocking) at novembercrown2011@gmail.com. Online booking is not available at the moment but we hope to get this organised in the next month or so. A booking form will be available on the website (within the next two weeks) which can be emailed or printed and posted to the Steward.

As details become clearer with bookings (and confirmed numbers), updates will be posted on our website lochac.sca.org/radburne at regular intervals.

For further information, any questions or if you would like to offer assistance, please contact the Steward, Katrijn van Delden at katrijn.van.delden@gmail.com.