CANDLEMAS… FOR THE LOVE OF WAR: A 15th century Venetian festival celebrating the conjunction of Venus and Mars Saturday, February 2, 2013
Collierville United Methodist Church
454 W. Poplar Ave Collierville, TN 38017
It is 1456. The city of Venice has fallen in love with ancient Rome, and brings it to life in its art, its theater- and its festivals. The
impending conjunction of the planets Venus and Mars puts a question on the lips of every citizen: "Will this be a happy joining- with yielding, watery Venus tempering fiery Mars- uniting them in mutual affection, or will their opposite natures repel, bringing war? Can the world survive without her turning his vice to virtue?" Come see for yourself how it all ends…
There will be classes for those of both the Venus and Mars pursuasion, as well as a regional A&S Competition and possibly a regional fighter practice.
Note from autocrat:
Greetings, dear friends! I know you are still counting down the days until Christmas, but please take a moment to consider joining the Barony of Grey Niche for Candlemas in February. Love - and War - are in the air and it will all come together on Feb 2, 2013. Though it is a one-day event, we have some lovely gentiles who have volunteered rooms in their homes with breakfast if you are traveling from more than a day's drive away. (Email me for the list.) I will also soon post a hotel nearby that has given our group a discount for the weekend. Please note, the $2 early bird discount lasts until this Saturday, Dec 15 so please get your reservations in soon! Humbly, in service,
Troll opens at 8:15 a.m.
Feast is at 1:00 p.m.
Court is at 4:30 p.m.
Site Closes at 6:00 p.m.
Note: This is a dry site.
Child (6-12): $7
Child (under 6): Free
Without Feast: Deduct $5.00
Reserve by 12/15/12: Deduct $2
Feast is limited to 100 people.
Non-member surcharge: Add $5 to regular entry.
No checks will be accepted at the door.
No family shall pay a site fee higher than three (3) adult member prices for admission to an event as long as they are all members. This may or may not include bed and/or feast spaces for more than those covered by the three (3) paid adult member prices at the hosting group's discretion. Family is defined as custodial adults plus legal dependents. Proof of immediate family relations and age may be required.
Mail Checks To: SCA TN Inc./ Barony of Grey Niche, P.O. Box 11184,
Memphis TN 38111
Lady Emelin de Swynton
Mistress Sarita Vashti al Coya
Vincent du Vannes