Their Serene Majesties, Vitus and Eleanora, King and Queen of Drachenwald, invite all members of their populace to witness the Crowning of their Heirs, to ensure continuance of the mighty Kingdom of Drachenwald.
In addition, such a gathering affords the Dread King a chance to review his armies, in preparation for war. The Shire of Flintheath in the Principality of Insulae Draconis welcomes everyone for joyous feasting and celebration.
Site: Whitwell Hall Country Centre, Whitwell, Reepham, Norfolk, NR10 4RE There is one main building on site. It is a Jacobean hall and retains many original features, such as the wood paneling and detailed plasterwork. The upstairs contains modern beds in many of the rooms, but the fabric of the building refl ects its 1600s origins. Site opens to the public at 4 pm on Friday and closes at 2 pm on Sunday.
Restrictions: * Fires must be off the ground.
* Feast limited to 100 adults/children.
* Vehicles may be brought to the hall to unload gear and then must be moved to the dedicated parking field.
* Animals are not allowed at the event.
* Site is discretely wet.
Heading out of Reepham towards Bawdswell, turn left at the crossroads out of the marketplace in between the butchers and hairdressers. Continue on this road until you come under a railway bridge.Take the first right after the railway bridge.Whitwell Hall is the final entrance on the left.
From the South/A11From the A11 heading into Norwich turn off at the roundabout onto the A140 (Mile End Road - sign posted Cromer).Continue for 3.5 miles until you reach a set of traffic lights and turn onto the A1067 (Drayton High Road - sign posted Fakenham). Continue along the A1067 through Lenwade and turn right onto Nowhere Lane (sign posted Norfolk Wildlife Park).Take third left (opposite Whitwell Common). Turn Right at the crossroads (sign posted Reepham).Whitwell Hall is the first entrance on the right.
Air: The nearest international airport is Norwich International, which is 12 miles from site and is serviced by several airlines including Flybe, Eastern Airways, KLM, and Air Southwest. Their website is at http://www.norwichinternational.com. Pickups from the airport will be coordinated by the Reservations Steward and the cost will be ï¿½3.00 per one-way trip to defray the cost of petrol.
Train: The nearest train station is Norwich Rail Station. The train company ï¿½Oneï¿½ operates service from London Liverpool St Station, and Cambridge. Central Trains offers connecting services from the Midlands, the North of England, and Scotland via Peterborough. Pickups from the train station will be coordinated by the Reservations Steward and the cost will be ï¿½3.00 per one-way trip to defray the cost of petrol.
Bus: Saunders Coaches service the county of Norfolk. Timetables are posted on the internet at http://www.sanderscoaches.com/timetables/index.aspx.
Many activities are planned in addition to the Coronation of the TRH Leif and Morrigan. These include (but are not limited to):
*A bardic circle on Friday night around one of the campfires.
*A scriptorium hosted by Mistress Melisende Fitzwalter.
*A&S Classes – a full schedule to be published as available.
*Drachenwald Artisan Competition – the next installment in the quest for the next Kingdom Artisan.
*Artisan Showcase/Populace Choice A&S Completion – for those not wishing to enter the Kingdom Artisan competition. Categories are based on how long the submitter has been practicing the applicable art form. Categories include Novice (0-2 years), Intermediate (3-5 years) and Advanced (6+ years). All art forms are welcome.
*Combat- The annual Flintheath Feohte of Broders is intended to be a friendly war between the Principalities of Insulae Draconis and Nordmark. Central/Southern Region fighters may form a third army or could be mercenaries for hire There are war points in armoured combat and rapier.
*Archery – a war point will be available for target archers wishing to prove their prowess against the butts.
*Dancing – Saturday night the hall will be cleared for toe tapping and heel-kicking fun.
Prices & Fees:
Lodging: Please choose one of the following options for each attendee in the party.
Site Fee Adult Youth
Bunk in House £20.00 £16.00
Pre-erected Tent in Field £15.00 --
Own Pavilion (inc. 2 adults) £40.00 --
Additional Person £5.00 £3.00
Day Trip £10.00 £5.00
Child aged 0-5 is free but allocated no bed. Food: Please choose one of the following options for each attendee in the party.
Meal Options Adult Youth Child
All meals incuding feast £15.00 £9.00 £5.00
All meals except feast £7.00 £5.00 £2.00
Own Day Trip-all meals inc feast £12.00 £6.00 £4.00
Own Day Trip-all meals exc feast £4.00 £2.00 £1.00
Youths that serve feast do not need to pay feast fee.
The site can accommodate upwards of 150 people, but feast is limited to 100 adults/children. Youths are asked to serve feast and as such have no feast fee, as they will eat in the kitchens between courses. Email reservations to the reservation steward at the address listed below. Only paid reservations are guaranteed. Monies or confirmed paid travel itineraries are due to the reservation steward two weeks after confirmation of booking is made and may be sent via mail to the event steward at the address listed below. Any reservations not paid for at the two week mark may be cancelled. If issues arise, please contact the reservation steward immediately to discuss problems. A questionnaire of preferences will be returned with confirmation of reservation. It is not necessary to complete the questionnaire, but any information received will help the event staff tailor your experience.
If registration is cancelled after payment and before June 1, 2011, complete reimbursement is possible. Ask your registration steward to arrange the details. If reservations are cancelled after June 1, 2011, only food monies will be refunded. Unfortunately, cancellations received after June 12, 2011, cannot be refunded. This includes day trip reservations.