All new Monday A&S evenings at Addison Rd Community Centre

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Therese, with support from House Gourmandy, will be hosting weekly A&S evenings on Mondays** in Hut 1 of the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville, starting Monday, 26 September, 7-9pm. You can contact Therese through the Monday night A&S coordinator link on the contacts page here.

Everyone is welcome, come and make it a warm, inviting practice, and work on projects too! You will need to sign in as a member or pay a $5 event membership, as this is an official SCA event. Donations are very welcome to support hall hire.

In service,
Annabel de Swinburne,
Rowany Arts and Sciences Officer.

**Other than monthly Senate meetings, which you are also welcome to attend.

Rowany Yule Feast 2016, details; 10 December

The Barony of Rowany invites the populace, to celebrate a Tradtional
Rowany Yule, with honoured guests their majesties ThorolfR Olfuss
Brandsson and Halla Vinagjafar Hrafnsdóttir and their court.

From 12 noon both Armoured and Rapier tournaments will determine the
Rowany Champions for the coming year. These will be held at Petersham
Park Brighton St Petersham.

The feast will be held at Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal St
Petersham. Doors open at 5pm with the Green man welcoming all at 6pm.
Tables will groan with platters of treats and jugs of cool cordial
The Boars Head Carol heralds the beginning of the high court feast
with tempting removes of Persian delicacies. Fine musicians will
entertain with dancing and merriment before a buffet of sweet things
to complete the evening.

The feast menu will be posted in advance and lists of ingredients in
dishes will be available.

The steward for this event is Mistress Doña Lindoret .

Bookings are now open for 150 guests and will close on December 1st
2016. Payment must accompany all bookings and no payments or bookings
will be received at the door.

Prices for Yule 2016:
Member: $50
Non-Member: $55
Children 6-14 Member: $25
Children 6-14 Non Member: $30

To book for this event please send an email to and include:
SCA Name:
Mundane Name:
Member Y/N
Adult / Minor
Membership number:

For each person booking, the total cost and a booking reference number
will be emailed to you, along with bank details for direct deposits.

Lochac Midwinter Coronation 2016, hosted by the College of St Ursula

When: Jul 9 at 9 AM to Jul 10 at 5 PM (see below)
Where: The University of Sydney- Great Hall

Come and Witness the end of the reign of King Gilbert & Queen Bethony, and the beginning of the reign of the 29th Crown of Lochac.

More details to come; check out our event website at

Adult Member: $75, Children 5-12: $35, Under 5: Free. Add $5 for non-members.
Off-board, Hardship, and Worker rates available upon request.
Feast may be capped at 150 people, so book early; email, or join this FB event:

The timetable for Midwinter Coronation, hosted by the College of St Ursula
at the University of Sydney, has now been approved for publication. As
always, times are guides, and events may run earlier or later than


0800: Site opens for set up
1000: Final Court of Gilbert I and Bethany I
1100: Coronation Court
1200: Lunch
1300: Armoured Tourney begins (details below)/Dancing and music/Order of the Laurel Meeting
1400: A&S competition judging
1500: First Court, ThorolfR I and Halla I
1600: Worshipful Company of Broiderers Meeting/ Council of the Purse and Regalia Meeting/ Tourneys or pickups
1700: Order of Chivalry meeting/Herb and Garden Guild meeting

1800: Feast (may include Court)
2200: Lights on

0800: Site opens for set up
0900: Lochac Company of Archers meeting
1000: Order of Defence meeting
1100: Order of Pelican meeting
1200: Lunch
1300 -1600: Rose Tourneys (details below)
1600: Closing Court
1700: Pack down

There will be Armoured (Heavy) tournaments run both days at Midwinter Coronation this year. Local fencers have advised me that almost no one is attending the event with the intention of fighting rapier, hence there will not be a rapier tournament. If you feel this decision is ill-advised, please contact Theodulf immediately: 

Saturday: Swiss Seed Tournament

Lists and Inspections open at 12:30 (during lunch). Tournament runs from 1:00 to 2:00 with pickups afterwards.

Sunday: Rose Tournament

There will be a winner by prowess in the Rose Tournament this year in addition to the champions chosen by the Ladies of the Rose. This means defeated fighters must tell Lists who defeated them before distributing roses. The rationale behind this decision is as follows: Rose tournaments are all for the sake of chivalry, but it is easy to be chivalrous when there is nothing at stake – perhaps sportsmanship is a more apt word to use here. If the tournament is non-competitive, sportsmanship is meaningless, thus there must be a winner by prowess.

Lists and Inspections open at 12:30 (during lunch).
Tournament runs from 
1:00 to 4:00 (plenty of fighting for everyone).
Fighters may enter the 
tournament after the start time but must still be inspected and see lists – because of the format this doesn’t affect the outcome.

Dence Park Arts and Sciences days

Classes are run by members for both adults and children. There are also people to do rapier with.

This is a newcomer-friendly event! This is a day without costumes, so you don’t have to worry about dressing up. There’ll be the opportunity to hang out and ask questions, and plenty of space to bring your own projects, power points and benches for sewing machines. The grounds are quiet and sunny for going outside and doing things like hand sewing in the sun or under a tree.

All 2016 dates for Dence Park are:

July 10th – CANCELLED (clash with Midwinter Coronation)
August 14th
September 11th
October 9th
November 13th
December 11th

A gold coin donation is requested from all attendees, plus the additional $5 Insurance Levy for non-members. Newcomers pay the $5 insurance fee or a donation, they are not expected to pay both.

Location: The Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park, 26 Stanley Road, Epping, NSW 2121

Time: 9.30am – 4:30pm

If you would like to run a class for this day (or any other day for that matter) for adults or children (or both), we’d love to hear about it. Please email Tina/Cairistiona on

Time tables will be published about a week prior to each Dence Park day, please keep an eye out so that you know what is happening each month.

There is a break in the middle of the day’s schedule for a Pot Luck lunch. This would be a great time for anyone who would like to try out some of their period cooking on a receptive audience to bring out some of their creations. Alternatively just bring along something to share, it does not have to be a period dish. Remember to bring plates, cutlery, and a cup or mug if you wish to make a hot drink.

Bring a project you are working on, start a new project or come and learn something new, or even just bring a game to share and play.

This is a child–friendly event with boffer and games. All persons under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Trains: there are regular trains to Epping Station. Epping Station is 1.1 km from Dence Park, so the walk from the Station will take about 10-15 minutes.

Buses: you can catch the M54, which goes near Epping Station on Beecroft Rd every 20 minutes on weekends and will take you to within 500 meters of the Creative Centre. If you get off at the Epping Road near Crandon bus stop just two stops or if you miss that one the next stop will get you to within 80 meters of the Centre.

Cars: there is plenty of parking, a small portion of which is double parking, so please be aware of this.

Tournament at Monday Fighter Practice, 9/5/16

This coming Monday night 9/5/16 at Rowany Fighter Practice, there will be held a Valhalla* tournament.
It will start at 7:30. Bring your kit and your authorisation card, but don’t bring weapons of mass destruction.

* In a Valhalla tournament, all fighters begin on the field. They fight in single combat, with defeated fighters leaving the field. If the person who defeated you is defeated in combat, you return to the field. Winner is the last fighter on the field (either by defeating each fighter in the list consecutively, or by endurance).

NEW DETAILS: Newcomers Feast, Saturday 12 March

Event Name: Rowany Newcomers
Host Group: Rowany
Date: Saturday, March 12th 2016
Event type: Collegium and Feast
St Peters Public School, Church St, St Peters

Name: Raegan of Lunihawk
Email Address:

Bookings Close: Monday, March 7th 2016
Booking Contact:
Jude of Lunihawke –
Newcomers $20
Populace $30 (+$5 for non-members)
At door price is +$10 (except for newcomers)

The annual Rowany Newcomers event is upon us once again!

It will be held at St Peters Public School, St Peters on Saturday the 12th of March.
The event shall begin with a set of tournaments, an afternoon of classes and end
with a fabulous feast.

Please send all bookings to Jude of Lunihawke –

If you would like to help out in running a class please contact Sigvaldr Svidandi –

If you are interested in getting involved or have inquiries please contact me here
or at

(Current) Timetable for Rowany Newcomers!
Armoured and rapier tournaments – Lord Jude of Lunihawk (rapier) (heavy marshal tbc) (outdoors)
Medieval and SCA Heraldry – Lord Matthjis Tjepke van der Horst
SCA camping etiquette – Lady Mairi of Kilravok
Introduction to armoured combat – Duke Aedward Staedfaste and Sir Ariston Hegelochos (outdoors)
Bardic Circle – Lady Ilona Skaldja
Are you a threat to the kingdom in the 16th century? – Lord Anton de Stoc
Introduction to rapier combat – Lord Jude of Lunihawk and Lord Liufeyan (outdoors)
Costuming through the ages – Lady Ana von der Ron
Introduction to brewing – Mistress Isebail inghean Domhnall mhic Donchaidh
SCA combat archery – Count Kinggiyadai Ba’atur (outdoors)
War and culture in the ancient world – Sir Ariston Hegelochos
Introduction to sewing and costuming – Duchess Yolande Kesteven
Medieval board games – Lord Sigvaldr Svithandi and Lord Matthjis Tjepke van der Horst
Teachers: please let Sigvaldr know if you need equipment, a change in time, or anything else.

Panther Hunt V, 19-21 May, Dismal Fogs (Blue Mountains)

Event Name: Panther Hunt V
Host Group: Dismal Fogs
Start date: Thursday, May 19th 2016
End date: Saturday, May 21st 2016
Event type: Other
Maranatha, 57 View St, Lidsdale NSW 2790

Name: Ellynor Askewe
Email Address:

Bookings Close: Tuesday, May 10th 2016
Booking Contact:
Full weekend, all meals, $90 adults, $45 children, under 5 free.
Feast only $30 adults, $15 children, under 5 free.
Day only, no feast, $20 adults, $10 children, under 5 free.
Non-members will attract a $5 event membership fee on top of above prices.

Since the passing of the Tudor reign, the Tudor masses have been left wanting for
the genteel art of hunting. Thankfully for said masses, rumours abound that the
Lithgovian panther, the foul beast said to haunt the Western fringes of the Shire of
Dismal Fogs, continues to roam, and so we shall meet there for a weekend of
hunting! There shall be archery in abundance! Tourneys both heavy and rapier if the
masses do will! Arts and sciences, and in particular, puppetry! And of course
excellent Tudor feasting and good company to be had by all.

This event is held at Maranatha, in Lidsdale, just past Lithgow NSW. Site opens 3pm
Friday, closes 3pm Sunday.

Accommodation for this event is in dorm style rooms, accommodating from 3 to 7
people in each, on a first in, first served basis. Camping is also available on
site, please specify when booking if you intend to camp.

Similarly,please notify the Steward or when booking of any special dietary
requirements, thank you.

Tournaments, 18 October

The Champions of Rowany, Jean-Christophe le Saussier and Jude of Lunihawke do invite all armoured combatants, fencers and combat archers to display their prowess and chivalry at a day of tournaments on October 18th 2015 at St Peters Public School, St Peters.

Please bring some food to share (pot luck lunch).

Bookings NOT required.

Site opens at 10:30. Inspections start at 11.

Please be aware, an existing standing booking will be sharing the site with us during the morning (dog obedience class)

Entry is free, however there will be a collection tin if you wish to donate a gold coin.

Non-member $5 levy applies.

Tournament formats:

Rapier: Mixed team melee scenarios

Armoured: Poker tournament: A reverse, timed, “King of the Hill”. Victorious fighter departs the field and collects a card, up to a maximum of 5 cards in a hand at any one time. After 3 consecutive losses, the fighter will cede the field.

Best poker hand wins! (results will also be tallied with a separate prize for the fighter with the most victories).

Depending on numbers, 2 fields may run at the same time.

Combat archery: round robin, best of 3 final. Again, dependent upon numbers, multiple bouts may occur simultaneously

Rowany Market Day & Tavern Feast

images6What better to do on a Spring day, than wander market stalls, and picnic on the grass with friends?

The day will end with an fun and relaxed cantina-style tavern feast with select tapas style dishes, capped at 50 attendees. (FEAST NOW SOLD OUT): Feast info here

Saturday 17th October
Market Day from 12pm.
Hall opens at 5:30pm for a 6pm feast.
Venue: St Peters School St Peters, Sydney. Enter from St Peters Street Map
Booking information: here

15340093b410cbc96376ce8edf7f9d62Current Market Stalls include:

Mainly Medieval – Authentic reproductions and re-enactment goods: tableware and cutlery, domestic textiles, dress accessories, apothecary products, handcraft supplies (more about Mainly Medieval: here)
Elvira’s Emporium Gemstone beads, jewellery, amber, silk dupion, fans, yak wool products and Mongolian felt products
Spangles – Mistress Helene’s period-inspired costume jewelry
Pallesser Products – Pottery
Honore’s Haberdashery Margo Anderson’s Historic Clothing Patterns, buttons, bits and bobs for your sewing requirements
Amicae Caupona saris, jewellery, beads, sewing items, medieval/period themed cards
Sarah’s Medieval Garage Sale Candelabras, chairs, knick knacks, fabric, goblets, deer skins, wooden bowls, beads, plumes, chaperon hats, costumes, and much more!
Medieval Attachments
Tortoise brooches, penannular, cloak clasps, lacing rings, real gemstone veil and hat pins.
Tink’s Treasures
– Fabric, books and other notions
Yolande’s Reclaimed Storage Spacefabric, a few pieces of garb and sundries

Do you have a just few items that you would like to sell at the Market Day? Something cluttering up your garage that others might get use out of?

ea97ee007daf9dc4ee763e8d3f9c12ceDiego’s Emporium can help!
– Simply find your item/s
– Decide what to charge for them (you may wish to make it free/nominal price, up to you)
– please prices in whole dollars if possible for the sake of Diego’s sanity
– contact Diego
– book for market day and bring your items along with you
– any questions?

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As you arrive at the hall, you will be given a small bag of coins. You will use this money to purchase your meal at the counter. In order to secure a wider variety of dishes, customers are encouraged to pool their coins and share plates of food. The menu is tapas in style to help with this communal dining experience: meatballs, haloumi, fried green beans and so on. Your food is prepared as you order it, and there’s no need to order anything you won’t eat.


Booking Information
When booking, please let us know how much of the day you wish to att
end, your SCA membership status, ans any dietary requirements that need to be accommodated.
This is a garbed event


Prices are Adult Member/Adult Non Member/Child Member/Child Non-member and include GST. Child = 5-17 years old.
Market Day Only: $14/$19/$5/$10 (Market day prices include a light lunch.)
Feast now sold out
Contact the stewards: for off board or other options