Performing Arts

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

[ART] Andalusian Ball

The Barony of Arn Hold invites one and all to a celebration of life in Al-Andalus during the early Middle Ages at our annual Ball.   This year, we have added some new and exciting activities for your enjoyment.

Urban legend in the medieval theater

In the Middle Ages, as in modern times, actors found a sense of drama in creating stories about murder and madness in the theater. The Medieval Snuff Drama by Jody Enders chronicles such a tale.

[LOC] Small Ball & Tiny Tourney

November's Ball and Tourney, with celebrations for Donwald's and Wendy's Birthdays. It's the Seneschal's Birthday, come give him a bruise  The Shire of Dismal Fogs has also reached a milestone of Thirty Years strong! Come celebrate all these with us.

[ANS] Wiesenfeuer Yule Revel

Their Excellencies Sir Cassius Domitus Lepus and HL Khayra bint Tahir ibn Rashid (Kajira Camber) invite one and all to join us at Saint Augustine of Canterbury Episcapal Church, November 30-December 2, 2012 for Wiesenfeuer Yule Revel

[ART] Toys for Tots

All Ye Who Receive These Tidings......The Province of Arrows' Flight... Is once again calling all the Lords, Ladies, Knights, Laurels, and Pelicans to join with us, for... Toys for Tots, November 10, 2012.

[AET] Masked Ball

Fear not the winter! Come and join the Barony of Rhydderich Hael for a grand masked ball. The event will feature a fun filled day of tournaments, contests, food, and of course masks!

[ATL] Lochmere Mid Winter's Revel

In the year of 1576, Their Excellencies of Lochmere called upon Gli Zelanti, The Zealous Ones, to perform at their court. The next year, Gli Zelanti traveled through the Bright Hills rendered them captured. It is believed that the ransom demand is from the Huguenots. If Their Excellencies had wanted to see more than the heads of their beloved actors, they had better release all the Huguenots currently imprisoned and pay 10,000 gold florins and 50,000 silver.

Shakespeare in 37 Languages

Ever wanted to hear Julius Caesar in Italian, Romeo and Juliet in Portugese, or Othello in hip hop?

[ATE] Baronial Chamipions

Baronial Champions is only two weeks away! Who will be our next Champion for the Barony? Will it be you? For those who are planning on competing for any of the champions, please send your letters of intent to their Excellencies at coronet@ baronyofatenveldt .org (remove spaces). Also make sure you send an email to Lady Angelika von Schwaben at angelika855 @ yahoo .com (remove spaces) to schedule your interview with their Excellencies.

[ANS] Bordermarch Autumn Melees

Welcome one and all to BAM - WAR of the Rams November 15,16,17 & 18th At Border Keep, Ansteorra's stone castle. Fighting, Equestrian, Classes, Hafla, Fellowship, Bardic and more. A&S Competition, Kingdom ME Dance Championship, inter Kingdom Scribal Competition!

[ATE] Yule Court

Yule Court at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Sonoita, AZ Saturday, December 15, 2012.  Join us for gaming, music, dancing and merriment!

[OUT] Winter Feast

Lords and Ladies of the Outlands, the Baron and Baroness of Dragonsspine invite you to come enjoy a Winter Feast. There will be a bardic competition during the feast, and the Staff of Dragonsspine's Bard will be passed on to the next Baronial Bard. There will also be a competition for the best winter-themed table, and there will be dancing after feast and court.

[LOC] Canterbury Faire

Imagine the scene: 250 gentles garbed in soft wools and linens. Banners and pennons fly gently in the breeze that stirs the firs. Nearby is a coffee house, where stories of past renown and future conquest are spun, while spindles twirl a more tangible yarn. To one side, knights and nobles practice the arts martial, while consorts discuss bruise remedies.

York Mystery Plays community project

"At times you feel like you're looking at a huge film set with masses of people on stage, all pulling in the same direction, creating big pictures," says director Paul Burbridge about a new production of the 14th century York Mystery Plays.

EMERAUDE, a magazine for poetry and fiction, open for submissions

EMERAUDE (ISSN 2169-0952), a magazine for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art of interest to the Living History community, has reopened for submissions.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight digital manuscript

Murray McGillivray of the Cotton Nero A.x. Project reports that 180 high resolution, color images from the British Library's MS Cotton Nero A.x are now available to view on the website of the University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources. The manuscript includes the complete story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

[LOC] Oriental Moon Festival

In honour of the great moon, we celebrate with the Oriental Moon Festival - a time honoured tradition of glowing lanterns, theatre, and
of course, mooncake.

[ATE] Southern Crusades XIV

The Southern Baronies are once again under attack, quests and conquests with shenanigans are on the horizon! Please join our defenses at Southern Crusades XIV: Quest and Conquest.

[LOC] All Hallows Eve

Join us for a family friendly night of fun as we celebrate All Hallows Eve.

[LOC] Battle of Hastings Commemorative Feast

The old Abertridwr held a commemorative feast for the battle of Hastings each year, Abertridwr is happy to announce the return of this smar-shin event.

[ATE] Chocolate Revel

Walking down the streets of Italy as the city gets prepared to be transformed into something magical. The spectral air of the coming Fall season mixes with the excitement, and the mists rising up from the canals to shroud the buildings. People arrive from the four corners of the globe, dressed in their most spectacular vestments, creating a dream world sights, sounds, and smells.

[ANT] Ursulmas XXXII

Our grand Ursulmas event will be held at its traditional location, the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, this January 25-27.

]WES] Selviergard Jól

The Barony of Selviergard invites you to attend a Viking-themed Jól celebration as we welcome the holiday season and celebrate the return of our Baron from the Crusades.  Come make merry and enjoy a warm hall, good friends, and diversions to keep your mind away from the winter months ahead.

[WES] All Hallow’s Eve

Come one and all and join the Barony of Eskalya to celebrate the Eve of All Hallow’s!  There will be fighting, revelry, and perhaps a few tricks and treats.

[ART] Crown Tournament

Here ye, here ye! Unto our wondrous populous of these sovereign lands of Artemisia, the time is nigh for their Royal Majesties to decide upon their rightful heirs to our most glorious kingdom! Long live the King! Long live the Queen! May their reign last forever!

[OUT] Warders of the Western Gate

Their Excellencies Estevan & Emily, Baron & Baroness of Fontaine dans Sable bid you greetings & invite one and all to this year's Warders of the Western Gate!!!!!

[MID] Bardic Madness XIV

December 1, 1292, was a good day for John Balliol - his first full day as King of Scotland. But less than four years later, after constant humiliations at the hands of the English, he was defeated in battle and abdicated. The arms of Scotland were stripped from his surcoat, giving him the abiding nickname of "Toom Tabard" - "The Empty Suit".

[WES] Newcomers' Feast

The Shire of Pavlok Gorod invites one and all to attend the Newcomers' Feast: "A Simple meal in Medieval England."  Savor the flavors of fish days, flesh days, and sweets. Activities include: classes, an exhibition of rapier combat, with entertainment during the feast. 

[WES] Mists Bardic

Do you ever wish a feast could come with marvelous ongoing bardic entertainment? This one will! Come gather in the feast hall to witness (or participate in) the battle of wits and words, of story and song that will determine who the next Bard of the Mists shall be. You won’t be bored!

Pennsic Beowulf

 Bo Vanderberg reports that he has posted an album of photos from the production of Beowulf, the Road Show, presented at Pennsic 41. The photos are available on his Flickr website.