Once again Spring has come to the lovely town of Smeewick. However, over the harsh winter the discontent of the residents has been discussed over mead and beer on cold nights. The conversation increasingly turned to their displeasure at being the object of frequent raids and troubles. These fine folk have whipped themselves into a fervor and have decided to go out and exact some revenge on those who have seen fit to torment them!
And this year they are taking it on the road!
This is the premier rapier melee event in Northern Atlantia and we will have much for you to do. If the fencing during the day isn’t enough, we will be having a torch light Pas at the barrier after dark.
Arts & Sciences Activities
This year’s Arts & Sciences theme for Night Out of Town will be in line with the theme of the event: the Military Campaign. Choose a medium or article that would have been found on a military campaign—tools, food, etc. Any medium will be welcome.
In continuation of our desire to increase the baronial pageantry, we will also be hosting a Baronial Bling Competition. Any article is welcome, as long as it has a baronial theme. Donation of the entries to the Barony is appreciated.
We will have an open display as well as a novice display. Our populace is filled with fabulous artisans with talent to share. Show us what you have learned in the last year, or something you are currently working on. It may inspire others to try.
As always, documentation is encouraged but not required in order to participate.
Arts & Sciences Classes
16th Century Hairstyles by Lady Margherita Battistina
Time: 10 am — 12 pm
Sixteenth century hairstyles utilized a variety of techniques, including braids, rolls, buns, and curls. Come learn about the common hairstyles and how to replicate them. The focus will be on Italian fashions, but the techniques are applicable to most western European fashions. This class will include a hands-on portion where you can try out some of the techniques, including rolls, padded rolls and hair taping. All hair lengths welcome, as we will discuss some methods to disguise short hair. Supplies will be provided. A small donation would be appreciated, but not necessary.
Elizabethan Magic by Lady Máire inghean Dhúncháin mhic Oisdealbhaigh
Time: 11 am — 12 pm
Elizabethan magic has a number of similarities to magical practices found during the Middle Ages, but because of Henry VIII’s break with the Roman Catholic Church, certain religious underpinnings had to be reworked or jettisoned entirely. This class will explore some of the more popular elements of Elizabethan magic, like thief-finding, and astrology.
A Tutorial for Thread-Covered Buttons by Lady Margherita Battistina
Time: 1 pm — 2 pm
Buttons are a great, easy way to dress up or dress down your garb. Come learn a few different versions of period thread-covered buttons. This is a hands-on class. Supplies will be provided. Fee $3.
Dr. John Dee: Elizabethan Man of Mystery by Lady Máire inghean Dhúncháin mhic Oisdealbhaigh
Time 2 pm — 3 pm
Dr. John Dee is a well-known Elizabethan magician and astrologer, whose life and works still impact us today. His notes on navigation allowed some of the great voyages of discovery to take place, and he was the first person to use the phrase “the British Empire.” This class will introduce you to a man of many parts—philosopher, mathematician, astrologer, magician—whose life reads like an adventure novel, except it’s all true.
Pattern Drafting for 16th century Bodices and Doublets by Lady Margherita Battistina
Time: 2 pm — 3:30 pm
Ever had trouble getting that commercial bodice or doublet pattern to fit right? Have to make garb for a curvy woman, a stick-thin young girl, or a well-padded gentleman? Then this is the class for you! Come learn to draft your own bodice and doublet patterns to fit any shape. We will go through the entire process of measurements and drafting, step by step, so no experience is needed. Ladies, if you have a corset please bring it; only a few sizes will be available from the instructor. All other necessary tools will be provided. Limit 6 for the drafting portion only.
Feast will be provided by Lady Errenach the Lost.
Event Fees Day Trip Feast Camping Non-Member Surcharge
Adult $14 +$9 +$5 +$5
Youth (5-17) $7 +$9 +$5 N/A
Children (0-4) Are Complimentary Guests of the Barony
A $1 discount will be given to all paid Adult day trip reservations post-marked at least a week before the event. There is a family cap of $42 for adults with children for the day trip fee. A simple but hearty lunch will be available, separate from the day trip cost at $5 per person.
Make checks payable to SCA, Inc./Barony of Lochmere.
Alric The Mad
AlrictheMad (at) gmail (dot) com
Elks Camp Barrett
1001 Chesterfield Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21061
The site will open at 6 p.m. on Friday April 12th and will close at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 14th.
The site is wet; the buildings are smoke-free; and only working service animals are allowed. Cabins are bunk style and shower facilities are available. Please bring your own linens as they will not be provided.