Rowany Dance End of Term Ball, Friday 28 July 2017

WhatDancing, music, a light supper. You can find a list of dances here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1z1PCBLeVvwRhmXSBiKmrvAlGwNIMFL2gqQ1WYV_X5o8/edit?usp=sharing. Exact order and sets to be confirmed.
When: 6:30 – 9:45 pm, Friday 28 July.
Where: Hannaford Centre, 608 Darling St, Rozelle NSW
Getting there:
Free carpark about 100m away off Merton St, behind the Commonwealth Bank on Darling St.
The 433 bus stops directly opposite.
Frequent buses to and from Town Hall (the 500 series) along Victoria Rd, 5 minute walk.
Please bring: A plate of finger food or bottle of cordial to share.
Cost: $10 members, add $5 event membership for non-members.
Garbed? Yes!
Questions? Please contact me via email here

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

Details for Rowany Festival 2017

Details for Rowany Festival 2017 have been finalised and are now available on the Festival website.
In case you were not aware, Rowany Festival has its own website found here http://festival.lochac.sca.org which should be your first destination to find our anything related to festival such as FAQs, how to volunteer, contacts etc.

There are two major pieces of information most people are likely to look for are, so we’ve specified those below…

Festival Handbook

The 2017 Festival Handbook is now available.
Download it and read it carefully!
The Site Rules have been substantially edited to explicitly explain all the rules (e.g. showers, use of the swimming dam, Tavern) so please have a read.

We will provide a printed copy to each campsite warden on arrival, and there should also be reference copies at Gate and in the Officers tent.
If you want a copy of your own, please print and bring with you.
The handbook is 20 A4 pages (10 double-sided) – Includes all site rules, Emergency Evacuation rules, greetings from the Crown and B&B, directions to site, merchants list (as at 3/4/17) and information about the site, amenities, timetable and activities.

Festival Timetable

Full timetable details and full activity guide are also available. Currently at festival.lochac.sca.org/timetable. This will be available as a PDF shortlyshortly.)

 

We very much look forward to seeing you at Festival and hope you have a fabulous time!

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
refreshments.
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
rowanyyule2016@gmail.com and include:
SCA Name:
Mundane Name:
Email:
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 https://midwintercoronation2016.wordpress.com/

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 gui@sca.org.au, or join this FB event:https://www.facebook.com/events/1684210405163487/

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
timetabled

Saturday:

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

Sunday
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: MidwinterStewards@gmail.com 

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

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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

http://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/community/local-facilities/community-centres/community-centres/epping-creative-centre

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 tinofbeans001@gmail.com.

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

STEWARD DETAILS
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Name: Raegan of Lunihawk
Email Address: j.gleeson@ozemail.com.au

BOOKING DETAILS
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Bookings Close: Monday, March 7th 2016
Booking Contact:
Jude of Lunihawke – rowanynewcomers2016@outlook.com
Price:
Prices:
Newcomers $20
Populace $30 (+$5 for non-members)
At door price is +$10 (except for newcomers)

DESCRIPTION
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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 – rowanynewcomers2016@outlook.com

If you would like to help out in running a class please contact Sigvaldr Svidandi –
alex.selth@gmail.com

If you are interested in getting involved or have inquiries please contact me here
or at J.gleeson@ozemail.com.au

(Current) Timetable for Rowany Newcomers!
10am-1pm
Armoured and rapier tournaments – Lord Jude of Lunihawk (rapier) (heavy marshal tbc) (outdoors)
1pm
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)
2pm
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)
3pm
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)
4pm
War and culture in the ancient world – Sir Ariston Hegelochos
Introduction to sewing and costuming – Duchess Yolande Kesteven
5pm
Medieval board games – Lord Sigvaldr Svithandi and Lord Matthjis Tjepke van der Horst
6pm
Feast!
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 DETAILS
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Event Name: Panther Hunt V
Host Group: Dismal Fogs
Start date: Thursday, May 19th 2016
End date: Saturday, May 21st 2016
Event type: Other
Location:
Maranatha, 57 View St, Lidsdale NSW 2790

STEWARD DETAILS
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Name: Ellynor Askewe
Email Address: yvetteandscott@yahoo.com

BOOKING DETAILS
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Bookings Close: Tuesday, May 10th 2016
Booking Contact:
Nimue
katigern.goch@gmail.com
Price:
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.

DESCRIPTION
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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.