[ATL] Atlantian Twelfth Night

The year is 1543, and Henry the Eighth, by the Grace of God, King of England, France, Defender of the Faith and Lord of Ireland has invited His Brother Atlantia, and the whole of the Atlantian Court, to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany at Hampton Court Palace...

Please join the Canton of Charlesbury Crossing as we recreate the grandeur and majesty that was the Tudor Court at Hampton Court Palace as we come together to celebrate Atlantian Twelfth Night. All Atlantia is invited to join in the fun and pageantry that is unique to Twelfth Night. But don't expect this to be like any Twelfth Night you've attended before! The Elm Street Center, with its spectacular Empire and Regency Ball Rooms, will take on the aspect of Hampton Court. Activities are inspired by all the goings on of the English Court of that era. Games, quests, intrigue and adventure will all fill the palace with mirth. And, after a marvelous Yuletide Feast, Henry VIII will host the Queen of Hearts Ball! The Queen of Hearts Ball will be a dance of grand and glorious proportions -- not to be missed under any circumstances!

Activities

THE QUEEN OF HEARTS BALL. Ladies of the Atlantian Court will be choosing their escorts for the Queen of Hearts Ball long before their journey to Hampton Court Palace. Lucky Lords, look for your Queen of Hearts dance invitations at any number of Atlantian events prior to Twelfth Night. Haven't found your Queen of Hearts by the Ball's first dance? Rest assured, you'll have your chance. Click here to get more information on The Queen of Hearts Ball. Also keep up with regular updates on the Atlantian Twelfth Night Facebook page.
Facebook Prize Post.    

THE YULETIDE FEAST. Henry VIII is well known for the bounty of his kitchens - and that bounty is never greater than at Twelfth Night! On this most special occasion, the King's Great Hall will be set for 300 nobles, who will dine on five courses of the King's favorite foods, including a special treat from the new world! The Royal Kitchener, Lady Muirienne l'aloiere should be contacted regarding any dietary concerns. A menu will be available on the Atlantian Twelfth Night Facebook page and here as Twelfth Night approaches.
    
The Lord of Hearts.    

THE LORD OF HEARTS. Every branch of Atlantia has been supplied with Queen of Hearts cards for the Ladies of Atlantia. From now until Twelfth Night, the Ladies will give cards to lucky Lords with whom they'd like to dance at least one dance at the Queen of Hearts Ball. Along with the opportunity to share a dance with an Atlantian Lady, Lords should hang on to every dance card they receive between now and Twelfth Night. A prize will be awarded to the Lord with the most dance invitations for the Ball. Click here to get more information on The Queen of Hearts Ball.
The King's Arms.    

THE KING'S ARMS. Welcome to Henry VIII's private pub within Hampton Court Palace, The King's Arms! Here, Henry's guests may take their ease after their journey to Twelfth Night with reasonably priced drinks and light fare. The King's Arms is a working bar (there is NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL permitted on site) where guests may purchase individual drinks or even opt for an all event drinking band. More details will be available on the Atlantian Twelfth Night Facebook page and here as Twelfth Night approaches.
Gaming in the King's Arms.    

GEMSTONE GAMES. Test your luck against Henry’s other guests by playing games in the King’s Arms and spend the evening in good cheer! While the pub is open, guests are welcome to play period card, dice, and board games. Guests may also choose to participate in special sessions of games where there are real semi-precious gemstones at stake. These games will be scheduled throughout the afternoon and evening. More details will be available on the Atlantian Twelfth Night Facebook page and here as Twelfth Night approaches.
The King's Arms.    

THE KING OF HEARTS DARTS TOURNAMENT. In the finest English pub tradition, Twelfth Night will see the King of Hearts Dart Tournament held Saturday evening in The King's Arms. Between now and Twelfth Night, preliminary rounds will be held. So, look for a King of Hearts Dart Challenge along with archery activities at local events. Then join us at Twelfth Night for the main event! A contest of champions to determine who is the best darts player in the Realm! More details will be available on our Facebook page and here as Twelfth Night nears.
The Three Kings Challenge.    

THE THREE KINGS CHALLENGE. Henry VIII's court plays hosts to many Kings who are equally eager to meet members of the visiting Atlantian Court. Such Kingly encounters can also represent great social opportunities and courtly challenges. Successful encounters gain participants gifts of gold, frankincense, or myrrh. Completing the Challenge with all three garners an additional prize. More information on this activity will be available in your event program.
The Quest of Six Queens.    

THE QUEST OF SIX QUEENS. "I was once a young woman, a glorious warrior, a gray-haired queen. I soared with birds, stepped on the earth, swam in the sea - dived under waves, languid amongst fishes. I had a living spirit." Yield to the siren song of this enchanting adventure full of fun and discovery. A site-wide game of wits that will have you scratching your head even while holding your sides with laughter. Prizes awarded. More information on this activity will be available in your event program.
The Lord of Misrule.    

THE LORD OF MISRULE. The Lord of Misrule symbolizes the world turning upside down on Twelfth Night. Those who were high would become the peasants and vice versa. At the beginning of the Twelfth Night festival, small cakes are eaten. One of those cakes contains a special token. The person finding the token rules the Feast and will start the Ball, signaling the end of his/her reign and the world returning to normal. More information on this activity will be available in your event program.
    
The Lover's Closet.    

THE LOVER'S CLOSET. The closets of the Atlantian Court turn out their finest garb for Twelfth Night, to be sure. Secret judges of Henry VIII's Court will be desperate to steal the secrets of Atlantian couture. To that end, prizes will be awarded to the very finest garb appropriate to Henry VIII's Court. There will be multiple prizes for the Best Garb, Best Jewelry, and Best Couple’s (or matching) Garb. There will be no static displays. In order to be eligible, your entry must be worn! Please feel free to contact the A&S Coordinator for more information.
The Fountain Court.    

THE FOUNTAIN COURT. Henry VIII, a gifted artist in His own right, welcomes all manner of Minstrels, Troubadours, and Jongleurs to the festivities at Twelfth Night Guests are invited to take their ease at the beautiful Fountain Court, a dedicated space for musical performance throughout the day at Twelfth Night. Whether it be pleasant music, poetry, or epic tales; the Fountain Court will prove an island oasis for performing artists and their patrons. Performers, please contact the Fountain Court Chamberlain to schedule your time in the Fountain Court.
The Prince of Wales Suite.    

THE PRINCE OF WALES SUITE. While Twelfth Night is mainly an adult celebration, the visiting youth of the Atlantian Court will be well attended in the Prince of Wales Suite. From custom created Twelfth Night coloring books to making Christmas ornaments and even a special Tree Decorating ceremony, the youth attending Twelfth Night will have plenty of opportunities to delight themselves and share in the festivities. More details on this will be made available via the Atlantian Twelfth Night Facebook page and also in the Twelfth Night program.
The Portrait Room.    

THE PORTRAIT ROOM. In a dedicated studio space just off the King's Gallery, famed Atlantian portraitist Baron Bardulf Rauen will be photgraphing Twelfth Night guests. This is a wonderful opportunity to commemorate your Twelfth Night experience (and Twelfth Night garb!) while working with an outstanding artist. Let the magic of this Yuletide event inspire your most beautiful photograph! More details will be available on our Facebook page and here as Twelfth Night nears.
The Long Gallery.    

THE LONG GALLERY. Visit a dedicated gallery exhibit or take a guided tour of artwork produced by Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543), a German artist and printmaker best known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. By 1535, he was King's Painter to Henry VIII. In this role, Holbein produced portraits of the royal family and nobles of the court that have become a record of that time. Holbein's portraiture remains unsurpassed for sureness and economy of statement, penetration into character, and a combined richness and purity of style.

SITE INFORMATION FOR ATLANTIAN TWELFTH NIGHT

In the heart of downtown Greensboro, NC is the Elm Street Center, located at 203 S. Elm Street. Originally built 53 years ago for a locally owned department store, the first and second floors were renovated to house both The Empire Room and The Regency Room, elegant ballrooms that will take on the aspect of Hampton Court Palace for the next Atlantian Twelfth Night. The rooms can accommodate up to 1,000 people each and will serve as the centerpieces for a wide range of Tudor Twelfth Night activities, including a working Tavern!

SITE INFORMATION FOR ATLANTIAN TWELFTH NIGHT

In the heart of downtown Greensboro, NC is the Elm Street Center, located at 203 S. Elm Street. Originally built 53 years ago for a locally owned department store, the first and second floors were renovated to house both The Empire Room and The Regency Room, elegant ballrooms that will take on the aspect of Hampton Court Palace for the next Atlantian Twelfth Night. The rooms can accommodate up to 1,000 people each and will serve as the centerpieces for a wide range of Tudor Twelfth Night activities, including a working Tavern!

 STAFF LIST FOR ATLANTIAN TWELFTH NIGHT

CO-AUTOCRAT
Event coordinator.
Master Bran Trefonnen; swmyers AT aol.com

CO-AUTOCRAT
Event coordinator.
Lady Caitlin MacDonoughue; caitlinofbaelfiredun AT yahoo.com

RESERVATIONS
Takes reservations and coordinates Troll.
Lord Edmund Hawkesworth; edmund.hawkesworth AT yahoo.com

CRASH SPACE COORDINATOR
Helps arrange local crash space for out-of-town guests.
Iu'liana Krasnaia 944-2833; wrichmond001 AT gmail.com

ROYAL KITCHENER
Coordinates feast for the event.
THL Murienne l'aloiere; dragonfly78 AT gmail.com

KING'S ARMS MANAGER
Manages the on-site pub.
Lady Annora Hall  annorahall AT yahoo.com