Newcomers Event Details (15 Mar 2014)

To the people of Rowany does Lord Anton de Stoc sends greetings, and news!

The Barony of Rowany will be holding it’s traditional Newcomers Event, at
Marrickville Town Hall on Saturday, 15 March 2014.

The hall will open at 12 for an afternoon of classes involving dance,
making clothes, song and other diverse activities.

The feast itself will be starting at 6pm, with a Persian theme.

Any persons with dietary requirements are requested to contact the Steward
well in advance, so they can be suitably fed.

Prices and Bookings:

First event, $10
Helper Price, $20 (ie musicians, cooks, hall setup etc)
Standard price, $30
Children under 7, free
Children 8-17, $10

Non member insurance surcharge, $5
Unbooked, $10 surcharge if other than 1st event.

Bookings close 1 March 2014

Please send bookings and any dietary requirements to rowanynewcomersbookings (AT) gmail.com

Small Print

If you need to ask if it’s your first event, it’s your first event.

If you would like to help with cleanup, talk to Skarpethin ( dlcharlier (AT) gmail.com )

If you would like to help with classes, talk to Sigvald. ( alex.selth (AT) gmail.com )

If you’d like to help in the kitchen, talk to the steward before the cooks come at you with cleavers. ( PlantLauren (AT) gmail.com )

Please feel free to cross post this! Newcomers is an awesome event. Bring a friend!

VENUE Tues Nights – A&S Venue and Activity Details (From 20 Jan 2014 until TBA)

Hi Everyone,

For the next 10 or so weeks we have a dedicated space for A&S on Tuesday Nights (away from those loud fighters) at the Herb Greedy Hall, 76 Petersham Rd, Marrickville, 2204.

(Note: If you just put the address or name of the hall into Google Maps, you’ll possibly have difficulty finding it! There is a church on the corner of Marrickville and Petersham Roads, Herb Greedy Hall is opposite the church on Petersham Road. The entrance is right near the phone booth)

From 7pm until 10pm.

For the first week (tomorrow) it’ll be a simple ‘bring a project and be crafty together’ session. I know we have some musicians interested. I’ll be sewing (and happy to help anyone else with their sewing). Regular singing practice will also be there.

Kicking off two weeks from tomorrow I will be running a fortnightly pre-Festival sew-along (similar to something I did with the Ursulans last year. Details to follow). We will also be running two sessions to help all our non-clothed newcomers get some garb for Festival.

There is kitchen space, and space for 2 classes / workshops to be run concurrently. If you want to run a class or workshops then let me know.

Yours,
Clara van de Maes
A&S officer

Dence Park A&S Dates For 2014 Now Available, Starting 9 Feb

The 2014 dates for Dence Park A&S are now known.

The venue is booked, the first Dence Park Arts and Sciences day for 2014 is Sunday 9th February.
After lunch there will be the opportunity to meet the new Baronial candidates. Come along and listen to their ideas, ask any questions you have, and find out about the people who would like to be the next Baron and / or Baroness of Rowany.

All 2014 dates for Dence Park are:

Feb 9th
Mar 9th
Apr 13th —> Moved to Apr 6th due to conflict
May 24th (Saturday)
Jun 8th
Jul 13th
Aug 17th
Sep 14th
Oct 12
Nov 9th
Dec 14th

The centre will be open from 9.30 – 4.30, and we will have a break in the middle 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.

Bring a project you are working on, start a new project or come and learn something new. Or why not bring and play some Board games or outdoor games.

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.

Archery practice is target practice with blunts.

Address

The Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park, 26 Stanley Road, Epping

For those needing public transport 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. Or if you would rather 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 Center 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 800 meters of the Center. For those who want to drive there is loads of parking, some of it is double parking so if you are not staying all day make sure that you know who you are parking in front of it. Most of the parking is not double parking and is not a problem.

Links

For further information about the centre - Epping Creative Centre (part of Epping Aquatic and Leisure Centre)

Google Map link for ease of finding :)Google Maps location

If you have Facebook access, we also have a Facebook page with further ‘on the go’ information

VENUE Tues Nights – All Venue Changes (21 Jan 2014 until TBA)

(Greatly edited / updated by Jan Janssen van den Zype geheeten van den Goere – Also, reminder that as usual, venue info, links and maps are also available on the Addresses and Maps page)

Unto the Populace of the Barony of Rowany does Lord Jean-Christophe le Saussier send greetings.

As our normal venue of Petersham Town Hall is going to be unavailable from the 21/01/14 for maintenance, the following arrangements have been made:

NOTE: If you just put the address or name of the hall into Google Maps, you’ll possibly have difficulty finding it! There is a church on the corner of Marrickville and Petersham Roads, Herb Greedy Hall is opposite the church on Petersham Road. Looking at the image below, the entrance is where the phone booth is, right of the cars a few cars back.

Initial further details are available here.

Herb Greedy Hall Location

Full details for Rapier class structure and venue change can be found at the following post.
St Peters Library

Yours in Service

Lord Jean-Christophe le Saussier
Baronial Reeve

VENUE Tues Nights – Rapier / Fencing Practice Class Structure and Venue Details (21 Jan 2014 till TBA)

There is a new sites for rapier practice in early 2014 as Petersham Town Hall is being refurbished.

From 21 January 2014, rapier will be held on Tuesday nights 7:30-10:00 at St Peters Town Hall until further notice.
This is above St Peters Library at 39 Unwins Bridge Rd, about one block from Sydenham Station [MAP]

Tuesday night rapier training will be as follows:

  •  7:30- 7:45 Warm up
  •  7:45- 8:45 Structured Classes
  •  8:45- 9:45 Free sparring

Formal classes in rapier will be held for 1 hour and all are encouraged to be ready by 7:30 to begin with warm ups. Warm up is prerequisite to participating in the structured classes.

Formal classes delivered by senior members of the Lochac Guild of Defence:

  • Pre-authorisation: Those learning to fence to authorisation (8 week program)
  • Intermediate /advanced class: based on the work of Giganti (specialty program each topic of 12 weeks)

We look forward to seeing you there!

IMPORTANT! No Candles at Yule

From the Steward:

IMPORTANT: NO CANDLES AT YULE TOMORROW

Hi everyone, I just found out from the venue that they’ve installed
heat-sensor fire alarms in Petersham Town Hall which will trip if it
detects an intense point-load heat-source, like a candle or match (but
clearly not post-practice sweaty fighter ).

If it trips we will be liable for over $2000 for the fee the fire brigade
charges for a false alarm AND we will not be able to get back into the
building for 2-3 hours.

While this is very, very frustrating, I am sure you agree we’d rather have
an event with no candles than be outside on the footpath and lose $2000.

It will be light in that hall until 8pm, by which time dinner will have
been served and eaten. We have a stash of LED tea lights already (thanks
Iseabail). I will buy some more today for each table. This will at least
get close to simulating low light conditions

If you have an LED type light that is period-esque you may wish to bring it
along.

Thank you so much for your understanding, I’m as disappointed/frustrated as
you are.

Clara, Steward”

Yule Feast bookings are closed!

(you can still go to the tourneys)
Hi everyone, I’m both sad and excited to announce that the event is now over capacity and I will be closing the bookings.

If you have booked but will not be able to attend can you please let me know so I can free space up for others.

If you have not yet booked I am happy to create a waiting list and let you know between now and Friday if there will be space.

Yis,

Clara van de Maes, Steward

Yule Feast – Information – 14 Dec 2013

Hi Everyone,

Less than a week to Yule, I hope your preparations are going well. I know
ours are.

Here’s some stuff you need to know ahead of the event being held at Petersham Town Hall:

1. We will be serving first remove at 6.20, so ask you to be dressed and
have your table place sorted by this time. If you want to sing the carols
and didn’t get an email from me this afternoon can you let me know please.
Also, I’m still after 1 more server for High Table.

2. The Hall opens at 5.30, but the front doors will be open all afternoon.
You can come inside if you need to after the tourney, but we ask that you
give us space to set up. By congregating in the entryway and out of the way
of the bookings table until we open.

3. If you are entering the A&S competitions then there will be a large
table in the foyer where you can leave your entry and any documentation.

4. The weather is currently forecast to be pretty much the same as today.
Slightly more humid (74% vs 64%). The Hall will be hot, so please dress for
this and drink enough water.

5. Any help you can give us to clean up the hall after the event will be
very much appreciated. This includes bringing a broom to use, as they don’t
supply them

Thanks, and see you on Saturday,
Clara va de Maes, Steward

Yule Tournaments – Heavy and Fencing – 14 Dec 2013

To the Kingdom of Lochac, and to all Knights, squires, man at arms and all who enjoy the combative arts within the Kingdom of Lochac, does Sir Gabriel de Beaumont, former squire of Count Sir Berenger of Nancy, invite you to a celebration.

Ten glorious years has passed since Alaric & Nerissa, Third King and Queen of Lochac, did elevate Berenger of Nancy to the Order of Chivalry in AS XXXVII at Rowany Yule.

Let it be known that on the 14th Day of December, we, the extended Household of Nancy, being Sir Berenger of Nancy and his squires, students and men of arms, and those knights, squires, students and men at arms who claim lineage to him, will hold the field in the Barony of Rowany against all who would challenge us in a passage of arms. The forms of the challenges shall be inspired by those weapon forms loved by Sir Berenger of Nancy, being either the matched forms of sword and shield, single sword or matched halberds. All challenges shall be fought either as a single combat, team melee, counted blows or over the barrier.
This will also be the last time that one of the members of the extended Household of Nancy, THL Stigh Joghensson will take the field as my squire before his elevation to the Order of Chivalry at the Feast that evening.

We hope that many will come and cross weapons with us in the spirit of friendship, or will watch this wonderful spectacle.

And… to the Kingdom of Lochac fencers and to all members of the guild of Defence be it be known to all that profess skill at arms that we, Provost Lindoret of Bryn Myrddin and Provost Gomez de Crecy, do give leave and licence to our students, Mistress Baroness Alexous of Yuri, and Tatjana Natasha of Lunihawk, to play there Free Scholars Prizes against all Free Scholars, Journeymen, Provosts and Guild Masters in their subtle mystery at these weapons, viz: rapier and dagger. We are honored that her highness Queen Liadan, as a member of the Guild of Defence, will be testing our scholars upon the fencing field.

Following this demonstration of skill, a tournment of rapier will be held to determine the Rowany Rapier Champion, we invite all having the prowess in the art of defence to take the field for the glory of Rowany that she may be well defended.
11:00 Armour inspection
11:30 Free scholar prizes
12:00 Pas d’Armes Tournament
12:30 Rowany Rapier Champion Tournament

Location: Petersham Park, Petersham. [Map]

The list fields will be at the Brighton St end (opposite end from the cricket field).

Bring plenty of water, something to sit on, and something to eat for lunch.

Yule Feast will be held following the tournaments.

Fencing Tournament and Garb (costume) night (3 Dec 2013)

To the Populace of the Barony of Rowany
From Lord Gomez de Crecy

Greetings,

The time has come for a fencing tournament to be held as a practice for the Rapier championship at Yule. This tourney will be a points based round robin format.

This is a garb (costume) night so please com in full kit. The armoured combatants will be in attendance to support us.

The venue will be Petersham Town Hall (see the Addresses & Maps page for details) on the December 3rd, which is a Tuesday night. Inspection starts at 7.30pm and tourney starts at 8pm. Finish time is 10pm.

(The tournament will be in place of regular Tuesday night combat practice)