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.

Photos from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Crusades"

Northshield Kingdom Seneschal, Elashava bas Riva, has posted photos and shares her memories from the recent A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Crusades event which took place in Gimli, Manitoba in the Barony of Castel Rouge.

HallowTide II

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As the Harvest is in, the animals sequestered safely once again, and the seasons change, we, in the Incipient Shire of Blackwater, under the sponsorship of the Shire of Heronter, invite the Glorious Populace of AEthelmearc and her friends to join us in celebration of Hallowtide. We are thrilled to host this event at Trinity United Methodist Church 131 N 9th St Olean, NY 14760. Site opens at 9:00 am and closes at 9:00pm. As the days grow shorter and the winter chill is in the air, knowing that the winter storms are to soon break upon us, gather with us to feast and listen to the tales of old. Location:
Shire of Blackwater (Olean, New York)

Gathering at Oakheart

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Come, the populous of Calontir and help to settle this deep rooted Scottish feud between the Clan Davidson and the Clan Macpherson. This Feud has gone on long enough! We will need both Lords and Ladies alike to help us come to a decision.

Activities include but ate NOT limited to

  • A Tavern Brawl
  • Interactive A&S Events (Think A&S Olympics)
  • Bardic Competition
  • And much, much more! Location:
    Shire of Oakheart (Republic, Missouri)

Queen's Collegium

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Come one, come all to the Queen’s Collegium! Our most gracious and fair Queen, Her Majesty Claudia Lisabette Senetori, has granted the Barony of Dragonsspine the Honor of hosting Her Collegium. This will be a day filled with many classes of the Arts and Sciences to fulfill everyone's and anyone's curiosity in just about any field.

Her Magesty has decreed that the finest Artisans and Teachers of the Realm attend Her to help spread the vast knowledge that surrounds us in Her Great Kingdom. An entire listing of classes along with their times and descriptions is just below. Take care to adequately plan your day as there are many classes worth attending that will interest many. Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Masque of the Red Death

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Join us in our yearly plague theme event and help us celebrate the persona wedding of The Honorable Lord John of Widcombe and Baroness Anna Genevieve of Ancyra. If you have not been to this site before you will be pleased. It rates 4 Stars on Celestine's site satisfaction scale. Rooms have only 2 bunk beds and are climate controlled for each room. Dorms have ample showers, toilets, coin laundry, fireplace and are scrupulously clean. Bring your own firewood. At the last event they also had a TV, refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. Parking while convenient to the dorms, can be a little tight. You may want to save some gas and ride with a friend. BBQ grills, outdoor tables and fire rings are available. Location:
Shire Blackwood (Chatham Louisiana)

Fall Anniversary Party and Midlands Retreat

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Join Baile na Scolairi in celebrating their 21st anniversary (yep, we’re finally legal!) with their traditional Halloween revelry. Fighter, Fencer and Archery practice on Saturday afternoon. Other activities as/if interest develops. We’re open to bardic, arts and sciences, pumpkin carving ... just to give some idea. Bring your own supplies. Interested in leading a class? Please email so we can get the word out and have an appropriate space available for you. Location:
Shire of Baile na Scolairi (Minonk, Illinois)

Dun Carraig Baronial Birthday

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The Barony of Dun Carraig invites you to our Baronial Birthday, an event to cheer the spirit and lighten the heart before the icy grip of winter sets in. To that end, we have planned to celebrate the birth of our Barony by drawing on the holy grail of historic inspiration: Hollywood movies.

This gathering of silliness will take place on November 11, 2006 at the Izaak Walton League, 4200 Gardiner Road, Waldorf, MD. 20601. Location:
Barony of Dun Carraig (Waldorf, Maryland)

Tourney by the Loch

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An Autumn in France

Saturday, October 7, 2006

Join the Barony of Loch Soilleir as we choose our new rapier, A&S and dance champions!

Compete to be our champion in the fields of Rapier, Youth Rapier, Arts & Sciences, and Dance.

Site: A Community of the Servant-Saviour Presbyterian Church, 11303 Hughes Rd., Houston, TX 77089

Site is wet in period containers only and is also tobacco free. Location:
Barony of Loch Solleir (Houston, TX)

Kingdom of Atlantia Offers "LibraryThing"

The Kingdom of Atlantia is offering its residents a chance to share their personal libraries through Librarything.com, an online database that allows users to catalog their personal book holdings.

Road to Florence

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It is said that "all roads lead to Rome" but sometimes there are more interesting stops along the way, such as the wonderful Tuscan city of Florence; the home of Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Galileo, and the Medici family.

The Marche of Gwyntarian is on the road again:

Saturday, November 4th, 10 am - 10 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron
3300 Morewood Road Location:
Gwyntarian (Akron, OH)

Revel by the Lake

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A friendly reminder that Mistig Waetru will hold its 5th annual Revel by the Lake in the village of Baraga, in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, September 22-24. Come fight, fence, dance, sing, or just relax under the pines and enjoy the glorious fall foliage!

An additional marshal or two would be greatly appreciated, so that our wonderful local marshals can participate in combat activities. Please email me privately if you're interested in helping out. Location:
Shire of Mistig Waetru (Baraga, Michigan)

Triumphe of the Eclipse

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To the atrophying affects of time some may wonder what we mean by Triumphe. The Grand Universities at Oxford have recorded for us the following meanings that we are applying. As the day ends, we ask that you join us for the Triumphe of our Champions and our own and hear the honor and glory of those who have championed us in the past as a new Order comes about. In honor of our current Guardian, who will be the last of the Old Order, Mushir Mahdi, many of the festivities, including the feast will have a Moorish flair to them. Location:
Province of Mooneschadowe (Cleveland, Oklahoma)

2nd Annual Newcomers' Symposium

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The Shire of Lost Forest is proud to present the 2nd Annual Newcomers' Symposium Saturday October 28, 2006 from 9:00am - 8:00pm in Warrensburg, Missouri.

THIS EVENT IS FREE - and so is the FEAST!

Site opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. Setup at 8:00 a.m.

The site is in the Shire of Lost Forest, Warrensburg, MO on Central Missouri State University's Campus in the Lovinger Educational Building on Maguire Street, this is the name that Highway 13 takes as it goes through Warrensburg. Location:
Shire of Lost Forest (Warrensburg, Missouri)

Luck of the Gypsies

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Our event is a celebration of the way of the Romani life. Your goal at this event is to gain as much luck as you can by following the Romani way. Upon your arrival at the event, you will be given a token bag with beads. These beads symbolize good luck, but like all the Romani you must guard your luck carefully. A small group of Romani will be wandering the site. If you commit an act of bad luck, you will be asked to turn over one bead. If you are spotted doing something that will gain you luck, you may be given a bead. So pay attention! Location:
Shire of Deodar (Walker, Iowa)

All Hallows XXVI

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Come celebrate the bounty of the Harvest and the coming of winter at All Hallows XXVI. There will be two A&S events - the Best Headgear for your Persona, be it hat, wimple and veil, or helm; any appropriate head covering. There will also be a display of your most current Work in Progress, so we can all see what wonderful things are being made in Faire Atlantia. PLEASE have your A&S entry in by 1 p.m. We plan to have a Consult table during the day, as well. After Feast there will be our well known Bardic Competition, so practice your song, poem, or story to share! Location:
Shire of Berley Cort (Sedley, Virginia)

Celtic Cattle Raids 4

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Those loathsome Northmen are at it AGAIN. Here we are minding our business, raising our cattle and they come back in the middle of the night and steal our female cattle. I have to say the Bulls are really upset now. No milk, no cheese, no butter and no feminine companionship for our male bovines (if you know what I mean.) Poor MaddieThe evil Northmen have sent us this picture to warn us, poor Maddie. So get up, get up I say oh sons and/or daughters of Eire. We have to protect our land and the honor of our girl cows from the evil, nasty, cruel, unhygienic, bad guys with hairy backs. Fighting for the honor of a good heifer, what could be better in life!?! (Ok, don't even go there) So gird whatever the heck you want to gird but be quick about it, don your Celtic garb, and join with the Canton of Nimenefeld and our bulls in a day of snorting and fighting and help us get back our cowgirls. Location:
Canton of Nimenefeld (Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina)

Masked Countenance

I'm looking for period documentation and pictoral evidence for decorative face painting. All I've found so far are adverts for people who do face painting and vague comments about "face painting is period" or "face painting is ancient". We have a few things on the Celts & woad, but, not much. Any information is much appreciated. Thanks!

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for September 2006

THL Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for September 2006.

Harvest Court

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On Oct. 31, A.S. XX, the branch called Sentinels’ Keep was founded, in the Region of Artemisia. Since then we have grown, from incipient Shire to Barony. Many of our founding folk have wandered away, but many more have come to take their places. Now Sentinels’ Keep invites her many friends from near and far to help us celebrate 20 years of our existence, on October 21. (This year we’re half as old as the Society!) Location:
Barony of Sentinels' Keep (Arlee, Montana)

Boar's Head

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Come one and all to Caer Anterth's annual Feast of Boar's Head. This year, we are honoring the area's rich Teutonic heritage with a Kristkindlmarkt, a German Christmas Market, and a German feast. Come enjoy excellent shopping opportunities, wonderful classes, children's activities, A&S displays, and armored, rapier, and youth combat; as well as a chance to see friends, old and new, at this joyous season. Location:
Barony of Caer Anterth (West Bend, Wisconsin)

Yuletide University VI

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Come to our feast of classes on all subjects artistic and scientific that we can muster. Although we hope to provide a wide range of classes we also have a ‘costume’ theme this year for our main stream of classes. Teachers are greatly welcomed to share their knowledge with the populace here.

If you are daunted by entering the Kingdom A&S Competition never fear the Glen Rathlin A&S Competition uses the same marking system but with a little less pressure on entries, you can only enter one item in one category if you wish to. Rules are available on the glen Rathlin webpage. Location:
Shire of Glen Rathin (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Canterbury Faire

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Come join us for feasting, fun and frolics at Canterbury Faire, hosted by the Barony of Southron Gaard. No mud, no dust, no venymous fauna!

Comfortable bunkrooms, hot showers, shady tent sites, optional meal plan, real toilets, and more enjoyable medieval pastimes than you can shake a stick at. Canterbury Faire 2007: February 1-6 inclusive, 2007

Waipara, 45 minutes north of Christchurch, New Zealand Location:
Barony of Southron Gaard (Waipara, New Zealand)

Summer's Last Stand: Round 2

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It is that time again. Lady Autumn has returned to hold the peace between Lady Summer and Lady Winter. However, everyone knows that the seasons must change. It is just a matter of when. The Stronghold of Nebelwald invites you to join us as we prepare for the battle that will determine how much longer summer will last.

This seasonally-themed event should find something for everyone. Use your wits, might, and/or creativity to earn points for your season. Participants can earn points by taking part in the Mythical Quest, Best Seasonal Recipe, Bardic Competition, and Most Seasonal Mask, as well as a variety of seasonally-themed heavy and light tourneys. There will be a chance to take part in classes, display A&S projects, and/or simply Location:
Stronghold of Nebelwald (Schmidmühlen, Germany)

Photos from Kolfinna's Festival of the Rose 2006

Ciar and Eilidh have posted photos from Kolfinna's Festival of the Rose 2006 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Caid.

Rumble on the River

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The Baronies of Grey Niche and Three Rivers are raising the banner of war once again! Come join the Barony of Grey Niche as we host the invading army of Three Rivers and defend our noble heritage! Both Barons are demanding tribute! Both Barons are refusing to pay! It is time to settle this score once and for all! Fighters and others are invited to bring a small donation of some item that would be useful in putting on the winning group's next event (duct tape, thumb tacks, etc.) for the War booty! The winner takes all! Location:
Barony of Grey Niche (Glen, Mississippi)

St Valentine's Day Massacre Tourney, Feast and Ball

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Honouring the day of St Valentine's. Come one, come all for a day of lounging by the list field watching the Rapier Tournament, seeing who will be chosen as the next Baronial Rapier Champion. And finishing the day with a night of feasting, dancing, and killing people! Come and enjoy the fighting, enjoy the dancing and enjoy the killing of the St Valentine's Day Massacre. Full rules of engagement to be published separately when they are fully decided! Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Hughes Shops, Australia)

Rendezvous at the Bridge XVII

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Rendezvous at the Bridge XVII September 22-24 at Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City, Indiana

Featuring:

  • Armored combat: Friday torchlight tourney-pending (contact Event Stewards if you want to attend); Saturday: William Marshal Style prize tourney and melees
  • Fencing: Authorizations and prize tourney.
  • Classes: Friday Night: Dance class & dancing; Saturday: A wide Location:
    Shire of Riviere Constelle (Lincoln City, Indiana)

Pennsic A&S Exhibit Photos Online

A small album of photos from the Arts and Sciences Exhibition at Pennsic XXXV are available to view on the Kodak Gallery website.

Straight and Narrow II

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The Outlands premier period combat collegium is returning for AS XLI. This year, by popular demand, we will be bringing back Puck and Mary Curtis to teach Spanish Rapier. On the armored side we are bringing in Roger Siggs who will do a workshop on Intermediate Fiore. If you've attended a few basic Fiore classes and feel you've learned as much as you can from them, you NEED to be here.

Both fighting workshops will be all day long affaires (6 hrs of instruction) so you should come away overstuffed with new knowledge with which to improve your fighting prowess. Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for August 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates for Stefan's Florilegium for August 2006.