There be Griffins!

The texture of the intricate mosaics on the walls of the Alhambra in Granada, the melancholic music echoing in the streets, the scent of incense drifting in the air, the taste of Barad lingering on the tongue -- this is an Andalusian fantasy!

The Incipient Shire of Griffin's Tor presents a two-day event, inspired by the culture of Andalusia. Not only will there be a tournament, followed by a scrumptious feast, but games, archery, and dancing too! We invite all good gentles to join us in this celebration!

62 Stander Street, Brackenhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa

Saturday 23rd September: site opens at 11H00, closing at 21H00
Sunday 24th September - site opens 10H00, closing at 15H00

Cost (in South African Rands):
Saturday only: R80.00 (including a light lunch and the evening feast)
Sunday only: R40.00 (including a late breakfast)
Saturday and Sunday: R120.00
Children under the age of 12 years are half the adult price.
No cost for children under the age of 3 years.

Each guest is requested to:

  • Bring their own beverages. The site is discreetly wet - beer, wine or mead is welcome, but not spirits please.
  • Bring feast gear, that is: a plate, bowl, knife, spoon, and a drinking vessel.
  • Wear an attempt at medieval clothing.

The Shire can provide basic costumes and limited feast gear. Please do contact the Event Steward to book these items.

Should you have any dietary requirements please contact the Feast Steward so that we may attempt to cater for your needs.

Kindly make your booking on or before the Friday, 15th September 2006.

Interesting day trips can be arranged in and around Johannesburg for those traveling from abroad and wanting to see a little bit of Africa. Crash space is also available.

It should be noted that this is a paired event with the Shire of Adamastor, who will be hosting a weekend event on the 30 September/ 1st October 2006 in Cape Town.

Event Steward
Lady Biringeira de Vasconellos (Janita Abery)

Feast Steward
Lady Rose Chandler (Janine Walker)

Lord Rainer Wulfgar (Russell Abery) Location:
Incipient Shire of Griffin's Tor (Johannesburg, South Africa)