Performing Arts

Music, storytelling, juggling, theatre, and similar artistic endeavors.

Gulf Wars stage volunteers and performers needed

Mistress Amelia van Hemessen is requesting volunteers to help with the stage and performances at the upcoming Gulf Wars.

Heather Dale needs your help

Canadian muscian and SCA member Heather Dale (Marian of Heatherdale) is seeking help from fellow musicians who post their music of YouTube. A video, (ironically posted on YouTube), sums up the situation.

"La mandragola" online

Hirsch reports that a video of Niccolò Machiavelli's play La mandragola (The Mandrake Root), as performed by the Golden Stag Players at West Kingdom Twelfth Night, is now available to view online.

Open A&S at Gulf Wars

Magistra Rosemounde of Mercia and Mistress Jennet of Tewkesbury report that the A&S open will take place on Friday March 15, 2013 at Gulf Wars from 8 AM to 3 PM at Bede Hall, and the surrounding area.

[WES] 29th Annual Court of Love

Get your tickets early for the Canton of Borderwinds' (in the Barony of Tarnmist)  29th Annual Court of Love, on Saturday, March 9, 2013. This " no hats" event will be held at Ramona Garden Park in Arroyo Grande, CA. The site opens at 10:30 am, and ends at 11 pm.

Beowulf manuscript online

Ever tried to read Beowulf in the original language? Now you can, thanks to the British Library.

The 6th Annual Gulf Wars War Bard Competion

Greetings from the Performing Arts of this years Gulf Wars XXII. We are proud to announce that we will conducting the 6th Annual Gulf Wars War Bard Competion on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.

[EAL] Practicum 2013

Please join us in the Canton of Caldrithig for a day of classes, merriment, and friends.   Medieval garb is not required for the classes, however, and an attempt at pre-seventeenth century clothing is required for the evening festivities.

[WES] Emeritus Feast

Come and join us in feasting and fellowship to celebrate the good folks who helped to found one of the oldest shires in the Kingdom.
Entertainment, bardic, and a live auction.

[NOR] Bardic Madness XXIII

East to West, North to South, the Bardic arts are beloved across all of Northshield. Challenges for Bardic Madness XXIII will include many with the theme of "directions," in the many meanings of that word. Challenges will be arranged into four Fyts, with breaks for classes and fellowship between them, and a tasty feast during the last Fyt.

[ART] Loch Salann Defender Tourney

For 35 years our great and marvelous lands have faced and defeated a mighty foe. Each time this demon dared to threaten us, we the people of Loch Salann looked among us for a mighty defender who would rid our lands of this beast. Each time, that call was answered.

[ATE] Estrella War XXIX

We have wonderful news; Estrella War XXIX dates have been rolled back to February 26, 2013 through March 4, 2013! (and there was much rejoicing!)

[ATL] Ice Castle 2013

Once again the chill winds of winter are blowing through the mountains and valleys of Black Diamond and thoughts turn to friends, family, and times gone past. Join us once again for day full of revelry and warmth of company and fighting.

[ATL] Bright Hills Baronial Birthday

Bright Hills is renowned for hospitality and we invite you to the party as we celebrate our birthday in courtly style! The year is 1560 and we witness the bright dawning of the golden age in old England as reflected in fair Atlantia.

[GLE] Gulf Wars XXII

Gulf Wars XXII will take place March 10-17, 2013 in Lumberton, Mississippi.

[MID] St. Cecilia at the Tower

St. Cecilia at the Tower is a workshop for the purpose of helping musicians who play Medieval and Renaissance music to improve their craft.

Deliberate practice makes perfect

A Better Way to Practice, a motivational article by Noa Kageyama on the website Lifehacker, looks at effective ways to practice, whether writing, music, dancing - or SCA combat.

PBS offers new series on Shakespeare

On January 25, 2013, PBS stations will premiere Shakespeare Uncovered, a six-part series to be shown on three consecutive Friday evenings. The series will take a multi-faceted look at several plays, and it will include live performance segments.

[MID] Masque of Courtly Love XVII

Marche of Alderford Presents DANCE THE KNIGHT AWAY The Masque of Courtly Love XVI FEBRUARY 16, 2013

[LOC] St Aldhelm's Newcomers' Feast

The College of St Aldhelm invites the populace of the Kingdom of Lochac to join us at our annual Newcomers' Feast and Tourney, welcoming new members to our College. To give them a taste of some of the activities on offer in the SCA, the event will include fencing, heavy fighting, dancing, singing, board games and a play, in addition to the feast itself.

[EAS] Queen's Meadhall

The Barony of Carolingia cordially invites you to raise a glass and join us in camaraderie, storytelling and song as we host the King and Queen's Bardic Champions event.  To fill out the day, there will be a Roman feast prepared by Baroness Aurelia Rufinia followed by dancing and drinking into the night.

[ATE] Highlands War

Highlands War is a seven day (Sunday June 9, 2013  to Sunday June 16) event hosted by the Barony of Ered Sul, Kingdom of Atenveldt, one of the 19 Kingdoms of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).

[EAL] Step Spritely 2013

Step Spritely 2013, Ealdormere's premier Dance and Early Music event is on February 9.  Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Dance Community and the contribution from Vest Yorvik, this year, the event is *Completely Free*.

"Unexpected" Roman theatre found in Kent

Dr Paul Wilkinson, founder of the Kent Archaeological Field School, believes that he and his team have discovered the remains of a Roman theatre - the first in Britain - right in his backyard.

[GLE] Swamp Romp

Celebrate Beowulf’s victory, learning more about the culture, history, clothing, etc. of the days of Beowulf and of the scribe who recorded the saga.  We’ll have a TOC Tourney, Rapier Holmgang duels, Archery, Live Weapons, Bardic competion, Classes, Arts & Sciences competitions, and more!

[ANS] Candlemas

Their Excellencies, Master Phelim Gervese and Mistress Myfanwy ferch Eifion, Baron and Baroness of Bryn Gwald, invite you to celebrate Candlemas with us on February 2, 2013, and be part of the championship of the Arts and Sciences in the finest Barony in the land!

[WES] Cynaguan Winter Investiture

Please come and celebrate the Investiture of the Lord and Lady of the Swan, Thors Stagge and Eowyn! Plan to spend the day with us in fellowship and merriment.

[CAI] Gyldenholt Unbelted Tournament

The Barons of Gyldenholt invite you to join them in celebrating the skill, valor, and the honor of the Unbelted Armored Combat Fighters of Caid. Gyldenholt's Annual Unbelted Tournament will once again be held at Pacifica High School (6851 Lampson Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92845) on January 19, 2012.

[MER] 12th Night Celebration & Collegium

The Barony of Bryn Madoc invites all to celebrate the end of the winter holiday season with us.

[EAL] Septentria 12th Night

Once again the venerable Baronies of Skraeling Althing and Septentria are joining forces to celebrate 12th Night with the help of Ealdormere's newest Shire, Bastille du Lac.