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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
1:09 pm
Canterbury Faire 2011
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, enjoyable medieval pastimes from dawn 'til dusk, and then some.

Heavy Tourneys and War, Fencing, Archery, Arts and Science classes, Ball, Theatre, Market, Feast, Equestrian - you name it - we have it!

Bookings, Schedule & Directions: http://sg.lochac.sca.org/cf

You've all heard about it - now's your year to be there! Book NOW!

Any questions please contact Faire Stewards: Lord Raife Demassard and Lord Emilio de Battista cf@sg.lochac.sca.org

Time: Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 10:00am - Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 2:00pm
Location: Boys Brigade Camp Darnley Rd Waipara, Canterbury, New Zealand

(Please feel free to circulate this missive!)

PS: We're also on Facebook.
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
11:54 am
Rowany's Bunch of Classes - 27 June 2009
Rowany's Bunch Of Classes for June 09 timetable now available! Join the Facebook page or visit the Bunch of Classes Website
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
10:25 am
Radburne Anniversary Feast and Tourney
The Household of Radburne would like to invite one and all to our
Anniversary Feast and Tourney.

Come and meet with old friends and make some new ones! There will be various
entertainments over the weekend.

Feast ~
Where: 'Dragon Hill' 29L Gidgee Road Dubbo NSW
When: Saturday 16 May 2009
Site opens at midday with Target Archery (IKAC to commence at 2pm), with the
Feast commencing at 6.00pm. (There will be the opportunity for pick ups for
heavy fighters in the afternoon.)
Dancing and Bardic Circle until late! (Camping space available on site or
accommodation available in Dubbo a short ten to fifteen minute drive from
the site)

Where: 'Dragon Hill' 29L Gidgee Road Dubbo NSW
When: Sunday 17th May 2009
Armour inspection at 9am with tourney to commence at 10am
A light lunch of soup and bread rolls will be provided at the end of the
tourney after which the site will close.

Bookings and payment are appreciated by 9 May 2009 for catering purposes and
to ensure enough toilets. (If you will not know until the last minute if you
can attend, please contact the Steward and we will do our best to
accommodate your requirements)
Single $20, Children (6-14): $10, under 6 free.
Families: POA. Price includes camp feast on Saturday evening and lunch on
BYO Soft Drink & Alcohol - the site is discretely wet.
Drinking water will be provided.
Breakfast can be negotiated for a small fee - talk to the Steward!

Please notify any dietary requirements when booking.

Booking forms and further information are available at:
www.sca.org.au/radburne or call Katrijn (Karen) on 0419 850067 or email on
katrijn.van.delden@gmail.com or radburne@sca.org.au

Yours in Service
Katrijn van Delden (mka Karen Hocking)
Event Steward - House Radburne

Current Mood: excited
Saturday, December 27th, 2008
5:42 pm
On behalf of Miles de Colwell
Unto Sir Andre de Montsegur does Miles de Colwell send warmest greetings.

Long have I sat at table awaiting a challenge both noble and worthy.
This note you have penned is both. Know that I, a squire of a noble
knight and baron, gladly take up your gage and will bring a force to
stand against the best that France can offer.

I suggest we contend upon the field at Rowany on Easter Saturday from
the hour of 3. I shall bring a force of English knights, men of
Burgandy and ritters of Germany, all noble and valiant men to give you
such blows as you wish to receive.

Know, Sir Andre, that your men, having been captured will sit
comfortably in the shade sipping iced cordial, with gentle company and
pleasant music. Should any of my companions be so unfortunate to
become your guest, know that their ransoms shall be made before they
step upon the field.

Should you have trouble recognising our company you may merely look
for the banner of Edward, King of France and England and there you
will find us.

If any homme d'armes, wishing to find renown and thinking Edward's
cause just wouldst wish to stand beside myself, they may send word to
me at milesdecolwell@gmail.com

I am

Miles de Colwell, esquire
Argent, a chief and a chevron sable, overall a gryphon segreant gules
Monday, December 22nd, 2008
8:40 pm
An Invitation to a Deed of Arms
Let me tell you, dear friends, of a Remarkable Deed of Arms that once occurred during the Breton Succession War of the 14th Century.

On March 27th, 1351, in Central Brittany, there was held a no-holds-barred tournament between the Josselin Faction (the French) and the Ploërmel Faction (the English).

At an agreed upon place, thirty men from each faction (including allies and mercenaries), armed and armoured themselves in the fashion of the day for war, not pleasure, and set forth with their lances, swords, axes, maces and daggers to do each other ruin.

By the end of the day, the French had won. Nine English and six French lay dead with many combatants captured. Some few died of their wounds thereafter. But all prisoners were well treated and released for a small ransom.

The renown attached to the combatants from both Kingdoms followed them for many years to come – with money and offices following the glory they earned in this famous tourney.

With the spirit of those Magnificent Knights in mind, I offer a gauntlet to the fighters of Angelterre on behalf of all those noble combatants who call France home! Whether they be Parisians, Bretons, Gascons, folk from Anjou, Picardy or even southerners from the Langue D’oc such as myself. Yes, even our Hainauter and Burgundian cousins are welcome in our ranks! For does not the blood of the Valois pump in all our hearts?

Who will take up that gauntlet? Is there a noble from that green and pleasant land who might put his tea-sipping aside to join us upon the field of battle? Or is the blood of the English as tepid as their beer…?


Andre de Montsegur, KSCA.

PS: Please make all applications for joining the French side in writing to Andre (utamaro010@yahoo.co.uk) before March 31st, 2009.
PPS: For more information, you might like to check out the Combat of the Thirty Website at: http://www.sca.org.au/abertridwr/t30.html

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
6:04 pm
Canterbury Faire 31st Jan 09 - 8th Feb 09
Less than 20 Feast tickets left
The Hafla is three quarters full
1 or 2 hire tents are still available
Bunk rooms are over half full
Meal plan is about two thirds full
The first price rise will be on the 1st of November, book now to guarantee that you have full choice of all the activities on offer, as well as the cheapest price
Contact the CF Stewards Ginevra and Sibylla at cf@sg.sca.org.nz
Thursday, September 18th, 2008
10:02 pm
Ten Reasons to go to Canterbury Faire
1. No mudde. no duste, no venymous fauna! We still enjoy mild weather, a
site with plenty of grass and shade, and a convivial atmosphere.

2. Canterbury Faire XLIV will be bigger than ever, with more days, more
time and more relaxing.

2. The Mangy Mongol is the best Tavern in the Knowne World (by Royal

3. It's amazingly convenient to attend - we have running water, hot
showers, flush toilets, kitchens, bunkrooms, shady tent sites, and even
a few hire tents***, plus an optional full-event meal plan. Our steadfast
transport marshal can arrange shuttles between airport or billet and
site for a modest fee.

4. All sorts of combat activities for heavies, plumes, and fencers,
including war scenarios, tourneys, Pas d'Armes and Baroness's Rapier
Tournament. Also, there are target archery competitions for all
experience levels.

6. Fine A & S classes and workshops for many interests held throughout
the event.

7. A wide variety of diversions, including a Grand Ball, Peasants'
Dance, Village Games, wrestling, Hafla, Equestrian display and
Half-Circle Theatre. Heavy purses are cheerfully lightened at our
fantastic indoor market.

8. Superlative feast!*

9. $NZ160 Early Bird fee includes meals, souvenir T-shirt, feast and all
the fun you can handle.

10. You know you want to.**

*note to potential attendees: The feast is a consistent sell-out and
tickets are snapped up very quickly. Book ASAP to secure a place at the
**And so do your friends, so please feel free to circulate this missive.
***Fast running out

Stewards: Sybilla Cuspinian and Ginevra Serafina della Visconti
Friday, March 21st, 2008
11:10 am
Monday, February 25th, 2008
12:27 pm
Monday, February 18th, 2008
4:56 pm
Canterbury Faire
In case anyone wants to take a look, my Canterbury Faire photos are in 3 Flickr sets:

Canterbury Faire: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayela_delarue/sets/72157603898372066/

Canterbury Faire Tournaments: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayela_delarue/sets/72157603900865410/

Canterbury Faire Wars: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayela_delarue/sets/72157603903508246/
Monday, January 14th, 2008
10:07 pm
1:50 pm
Saturday, November 10th, 2007
5:35 pm
Results from Crown
News just in from Crown -

The new Crown Prince and Princess are Sir Berengar and Mistress Bethan.
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
9:58 pm
Two thirds of the tents have been booked.
Bunk room space is going fast.
The feast is half full (and likely to sell out well before the event).

If you want to come to the Faire, book now to ensure you don't miss out.

Also, when you book please think about what you can contribute.
We need:
Lunch cooks
Entertainers to appear at the Half Circle Theatre
People willing to share their skills in Arts and Sciences classes

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
4:43 pm
Hi everybody,
This is the final week that you'll be able to book for Galileo's Gazing, the
cut-off is the 8th of October, with the actual event occuring on the 12-14th
of October.

Due to the fact that I have to confirm numbers with the venue and organise
toilets a week before the event, I really cannot extend the cut-off. So
please book often and book soon.

All the details of the event are here:
http://www.geocities.com/wenchilada/galileo.html (Timetable will be up

But the basics are:
*When: From 0930 ,Saturday 13th of October to 10am Sunday 14th.
*Where: Glenworth *Valley Horse Riding Centre, Peats Ridge, NSW, *Australia.
*Cost: $30 (members), $35 (non-members), $45 (unbooked at door). If you are
staying for Friday night, an additional $10 per person applies, a simple
soup kitchen will be available
*Bookings: Absolutely necessary(We cannot stress this enough!). Cut-off will
be the 6th of October, no extensions this time, sorry.
*Cheques Payable to: 'SCA Stowe on the Wowld'
*Bookings To: Lady Tatya (email: tatyayaraslavna @ gmail .com - omit spaces)
*Stewards: Mistress Finn and Thegn Hrothgar
*Contact for enquiries/non booking related: wenchilada @gmail. com (omit
spaces) mob 0411955841

Classes & Activities include:
Master Dafydd of the Glens
Period Astronomy. My guy? Johannes Kepler. What a man!!! Plus Regiomontanus
and why if your period is anything pre-1550 you think that the Earth is the
centre of the universe (Solid Science).
Basic Period Astrology.

Mistress katherine kerr, Baroness of Southron Gaard
Please see the listed activities

Viscount Sir Corin Anderson
Starcraft - Practical Astronomy using instruments to locate stars and
calculate latitude and time.

Master Delbert von Strassburg (pending if his boat still needs fixing)
Coastal Navigation

Mistress Cairistiona nic Beathain
Medicine & Astronomy

A short literary/astronomical quiz - katherine kerr - Test your knowledge of
astronomy or literature or both

Draw a constellation challenge - katherine kerr - See what picture you can
make out of a collection of stars, bonus points if you can make up a short
suitable myth to go with your drawing.

Dance of the Planets - katherine kerr - How people have modelled the solar
system from Tyme Immemorial to the Present, with Interactive Models and
including Astrological Knowledge

Planisphere - katherine kerr - Using a simple planisphere to find your way
around the stars.


Bardic Circle (once we've finished stargazing)

Twilight Tournament

Festival Site Tours (with no site-prep, so you can leisurely check it out)

You don't have to pay to book, just drop the bookings officer, Lady Tatya a
line at tatyayaraslavna at gmail dot com and just remember to tell her if
you're intending on staying for Friday night.

Equine Influensa is still not a problem (at this venue, anyway).

Arrival Times are at 9am, 12pm and 4pm (anything between that and you will
need to go to the office so they can guide you to the site). We have to be
offsite by 10am on Sunday.

I will be at Rowany Fighter practice on Monday the 8th to take any bookings
there. Tatya will be at Stowe practice tomorrow night and available to take
your bookings there.

Come on, you have to admit this is cool.

Have a great week,
2:25 pm
Ten reasons you should come to Canterbury Faire
1. No mudde. no duste, no venymous fauna. Mild weather, and a site with plenty of grass and shade.
2. The Mangy Mongol is the best Tavern in the Known World (by Royal Appointment).
3. Site has running water, showers, toilets, kichens, bunkrooms, and a few tents available to hire for a very modest fee.
4. All sorts of combat activities for heavies, plumes, and rapier enthusiasts, including war scenarios, tourneys, Pas d'Armes and Baroness's Rapier Tournament.
5. The event is fully catered, and there will be a fabulous feast by Bartolomeo Platina and the Peerless Kitchen.
6. $120 Early Bird fee includes meals and T-shirt.
7. Plenty of A & S fun.
8. Archery competitions for all experience levels.
9. Our transport marshal can arrange shuttles between airport or billet and site.
10. You know you want to.


Cross-posted here and there.
Thursday, September 20th, 2007
9:15 am
Canterbury Faire bookings now open
From the Canterbury Faire Stewards:

Before you head straight to the booking form please take a moment to think about whether there is anything you can volunteer to do. We are especially in need of head lunch cooks. If you are part of a group/household that will be using the meal plan, please consider teaming up and running a lunch. We also need Heralds, Marshalls, people to run Arts and Sciences classes, entertainers for the Half Circle Theatre, a bathroom monitor and general crew.

I could like to thank all those wonderful individuals who have already volunteered to do stuff.

The CF booking form is now live:

Please feel free to forward this missive.

Yours in service,
Terese de la Maunche
Gavin of Southron Gaard
Sunday, September 2nd, 2007
11:21 am
If you have gotten this twice... then good! i hope you book now! *gryn*

Here are the details just in case y'all have forgotten.

Friday 28th September - Monday 1st October AS XLII (2007)

Event Timetable:


Site Open at 1pm. Arrive and set up.




Morning: Armour Inspections and Scenario Rules


Afternoon: War


Evening: Feast and entertainment.


All Day: A & S Collegia (Break for Lunch)




Morning: Armour Inspection (if necessary) and War.


Afternoon: War


Evening: Dinner and Bardic Circle.


All Day: A & S Collegia (Break for Lunch)




Pack Up


Site Closes at 1pm


Staden Drive, Lower Belford (6.5km from the intersection of Standen Drive and New England Highway). Staden Drive interects the New England Highway approx. 15 km south of Singleton and 3-5km north of Branxton.



Until 15th August

Until 23rd Sept

After 23rd Sept all At Gate













Children/Family/Date Rates

Price on Application to Steward



Booking Information:
Bookings and Enquiries to the Steward:
Gilchrist Morgan (Andrew Ross-Gowan)
PO BOX 654
Charlestown, NSW 2290
Home: 02 49 424744
Email: andrewrg@optusnet.com.au
Bookings are only accepted with full payment. (Any difficulties, please contact the Steward). Please make cheques/money orders payable to The Society for Creative Anachronism.
When booking, please include:

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007
11:50 am
From the 'Ooo! Shiny!' Dept...
Galileo's Gazing

Come to the new Rowany Festival site for an evening under the stars.

*Twilight Tournament
*BYO Feast Feast
*Fascinating Collegium on period Astrology, Astronomy, Medicine and Navigation brought to you by Master Dafydd of the Glens (OL), Baroness katherine kerr of The Hermitage
Master Del (OL), Mistress Cairistiona (OL) and Sir Corin
*Bardic Circle
*Hot Supper
*Bacon & Eggs Breakfast
*New Festival Site Tours

When: From Midday,Saturday 13th of October to 10am Sunday 14th.
Where: Glenworth Valley Horse Riding Centre, Peats Ridge, NSW, Australia.
How Much: $30 (members), $35 (non-members)
Bookings: Absolutely necessary. Cut-off will be the 6th of October, no extensions this time.
Cheques Payable to: 'SCA Stowe on the Wowld'
Bookings To: Lady Tatya (details omitted for LJ)
Stewards: Baroness Finn and Master Hrothgar
Contact: wenchilada @gmail. com (omit spaces) 0411955841 (in Sydney, Australia)

*Site Tour at 1.30pm
*Class begins at 2pm
*Armour inspection at 4pm for 5pm tournament (ish).
*Potluck Feast around 7
*Classes continue into the night with stargazing.

Some shower and cooking facilities will be available, these will be minimal, you may want to bring your own contribution. Camping conditions apply, you'll need to bring comforts from home, including chairs.
There will be privvies. There will be water.

This event is brought to you by the Canton of Stowe on the Wowld and is sponsored by the Barony of Rowany

Monday, May 14th, 2007
10:47 am
May Crown photos
Hi everyone

Castle Saburac's collection of photos from May Crown are available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/saburac/sets/72157600211712329/ for your viewing pleasure. I do also have the very high res originals if anyone wants.

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