Rent a Don IV - CANCELLED

The Shire of Mynydd Gwyn is proud to announce that once again Rent a Don will grace the shore of Insulae Draconis. This year it is our honour to have Don Giacomo Cavalli da Treviso from the Kingdom of Caid. A list of classes is currently being penned and will be made available shortly.

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There will also be other combat activities on going for those less inclined to the art of rapier; there will heavy weapons activities organised for Saturday by THL Odo of West Dragoning, the entirety of the castle is available and should anyone wish to fight on the other days you are welcome as long as you ensure you have make the marshal aware.

There will be an A&S thread of classes running on Friday to Sunday, If anyone is interested in teaching classes please contact Baroness Mary Ferch Thomas of Mynydd Gwyn who is co-ordinating the A&S thread.

For those merchants among there is also the opportunity to set up market stalls should you so desire.

And as I am sure most of you have been looking for an excuse to show off or finish your best finery. Well, during the day the castle will be open to the public which gives you the chance to impress and hopefully attract newbies.

On Thursday afternoon we will not be providing food, however Lincoln has some very good pubs and food places, and the kitchens basic facilities will be available should anyone wish to partake of them. That said breakfast will be provided every morning and there shall be food provided to sustain us with a supper on Friday and Sunday evenings. There shall also be a relaxed dinner on Saturday night. (please advise of any allergies or special dietary needs by 6th of April).

SITE:
Lincoln Castle,
Castle Hill,
Lincolnshire LN1 3AA, England

Site is open from 17:30 on Thursday till 15:30 Monday. No pets allowed.

There is crash space available in the prison cells, however be warned these were not heated last year tho we have assurances that they will be this year. The two class room which are warm are also available, but if anyone uses them they must be prepared to vacate them and move their stuff for the commencement of classes. There is also lots of camping space outside however any encampments must be period encampments. As the site is in the middle of the city there are many hotels and B&Bs available. As the site is open to the public during the days it is discreetly wet. Please conceal all mundane items and help to keep the castle presentable by not littering. Indoor spaces can be quite bare so if anyone can bring banners or decorations of any kind they would be well appreciated.

COST:
To Be Confirmed

DIRECTIONS:
By Air:
There is an hourly rail service from Stanstead airport, to Peterborough. Change at Peterborough for the train to Lincoln. There is also a link from Leeds-Bradford airport. Humberside and Midlands airports are also nearby, check our website for further information as it becomes available.

By Car:
The city of Lincoln is accessible from the M1, make your way to junction 31 and follow the A57 till it joins up with the A1. Follow the A1 for two junctions to Sibthorpe and rejoin the A57 and follow the signs for Lincoln. When you get to the city, follow the SCA signs for the castle. NOTE Lincoln is a maze of one way systems, so follow signs carefully.

By Train:
Lincoln train station is a ten minute walk from the castle.
For the best means to get to Lincoln by train check the timetable section on http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

By Coach:
Lincoln coach station is also a ten minute walk from the castle, services are limited, so you are advised to check the timetable at http://www.nationalexpress.com