Arts and Sciences

Activities and research related to trades, crafts, occupations, or daily life in the Middle Ages, as well as performing and fine arts.

Arizona reporter savors the sights of Estrella War

Writing for the West Valley View, an Arizona newspaper, reporter Justin Doom says that trying to explain the Estrella War to someone who has never been there is like trying to explain color to a blind person.

Rencester Celebration of Spring

"Whan that aprill with his shoures soote / The droghte of march hath perced to the roote... / Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages...€

Rent a Don III

The Shire of Mynydd Gwyn is proud to announce the continuation of Rent a Don.

Northern Oaken Regional Arts & Sciences Faire

The Northern Oaken Regional Arts & Sciences Faire is scheduled for April 30, 2005 in the city known mundanely as Upper Sandusky, Ohio (about halfway between Columbus and Toledo, Ohio). It will be hosted by the Incipient Shire of Caer Byrbryd, sponsored by the Marche of Three Towers.

Tourney of Lyons

Come celebrate the birthday of Hidden Mountain in grand form. With winter coming to an end it is time to turn our hearts to spring and the arts of courtly love. Travel to the fair south and find the inspiration you seek.

35th Anniversary Celebration of the Barony of Castel Rouge

Friends, please consider the opportunity to participate in the 35th Annivesary Celebration and Feast Day of the Ancient and Venerable Barony of Castel Rouge.

A&S "Gobsmacks" the populace at Bright Hills in Atlantia

Lady Martelle Von Charlottenburg, from Atlantia, brings us this event report from the Baronial Birthday event held February 12 at the Barony of Bright Hills.

Penn State Offers Seminar on the Medieval Household

Pennsylvania State University's Center for Medieval Studies will offer a seminar March 18-19, 2005. This year's theme is the medieval household.

Fellowship of the Moose

The Barony of Highland Foorde invites the populace of Atlantia to join us in the celebration of the return of the Moose. This will be a day of period table top gaming, archery, and period outdoor gaming.

Ragnarok

The Barony of Ramshaven Presents Ragnarok.

Spring Bears Event

The Shire of Stormsport welcomes all to the Annual Spring Bears Event on March 5th, 2005. For the love of the fight, a heavy weapons double elimination tourney will begin the day at 10 am. The traditional bear pit will follow around noon.

College of Three Ravens

The Barony of Thescorre invites one and all to our annual event "College of Three Ravens". This year boasts new activities along with our traditional ones you have all come to enjoy.

Stefan's Florilegium Additions for February 2005

THLord Stefan li Rous has announced this month's additions to Stefan's Florilegium.

Lochac Southern University and Guild Weekend

Lochac is invited to the Lochac Southern University and Guild Weekend.

Tournament of the White Hart

The Shire of Port Oasis invites all courtly lovers and fighters to the 9th Tournament of the White Hart, to be held February 25 - 27, 2005, at the Cabell County 4-H Camp, 6040 Booten Creek Road, Barboursville, WV.

Estrella Collegium to Feature Full Schedule of Classes

A&S Autocrat Lady Turrela Michelovna Vidmeyera and A&S Main Deputy Lady Katherine Bradon of Carlisle have announced that the class schedule for the upcoming Estrella War XXI is now available online.

Event Report: A Regular Event in the Cleftlands

Lady Sorcha attended the Barony of Cleftlands' signature event, "A Regular Event in the Cleftlands", and brings us her report of the day's festivities.

Turks Display 1000 Years of Turkish Art and Culture

Turks: A Journey of a Thousand Years, 600-1600 may be the world's greatest display of Turkish art and culture. The exhibit opened January 22, 2005 at London't Royal Academy of Arts.

Winter Feast and Revel

Heed the call of Hearkner, the Great Horn of Beast Valley. Come one, come all to honor our Hunter and her Consort at Beast Valley's Winter Feast and Revel!

Defending the Gate IV

Safe within their walls, the defenders listen to the sounds of the besieging army outside. The early morning attack had surprised them, and no one knew if their hurriedly sent messengers had gotten through.

Double Wars XVIII

Lords and Ladies, you are once more invited to the fair shire of Attemark to join another Double Wars, now for the 18th time. This years highlight will be the behourdium according to René d’Anjou.

Middle Kingdom A&S newsletter taps new Editor

Her Ladyship Katarina Peregrine will soon take the helm of Artes Draconis, the Arts and Sciences newsletter/magazine for the Middle Kingdom.

Golden Lily VI - Il Castelo de Amore (The Castle of Love)

Come Join the Shire of Beau Fort is Celebrating the VI Festival of the Golden Lily. A&S Classes, Heavy Combat Tourney, Bardic Tourney, Childrens Classes and games round out the day, followed by an afternoon feast, that will woo the heart towards romance.

East Kingdom Laurels Prize Tournament

A Laurels Prize Tournament is an Arts and Science event that is geared toward participants to take up period challenges of excellence made by a Laurel.

Inn on the Road IX: Remember the Mermaid

Return with us to the Mermaid Tavern of Old London, where the literary giants of the Middle Ages gathered for revelry and inspiration. Enjoy the day's tournaments, gaming, and especially the feasting.

Viking Winter Games

The Shire of Selviergard will host Viking Winter Games February 12, 2005 in Eagle River, Alaska.

Ice Axe

Knights and Knaves, Peasants and Peers, Royalty and Ruffians, all are welcome to this below the salt celebration.

Candlemas & Ithra

The Barony of Dragon's Laire invites all gentles to join them in our celebration of Candlemas. The events will include the A & S Championship, an Ithra, musical entertainment, and a fabulous feast.

The Guild of Withie and Woolmongers

The Guild of Withie and Woolmongers is dedicated to employing, learning and teaching textile arts as they were practiced prior to 1700. For the purpose of the guild, textile arts include but are not limited to spinning, natural dying, weaving, knitting, embroidery (as well as other forms of embellishment), and basketry.

Masque of Courtly Love VIII: Venetian Intrigue

Good Gentles One and All, are you Tired of the Dreary Winter? Do you Long for some Excitement to Relieve your Boredom? Come forth from the Cold Winter's Chill and Join us for a Day of Companionship and Merriment.