Sunday 8 October 2017
Where: Dence Park (26 Stanley Rd, Epping NSW 2121)
Cost: $5 SCA members, $10 non-members, pot luck lunch
Hugh’s Spoon Carving Class:
Cost: $10 per head
Prerequisites: All you need is to be able to hold an axe or knife in one hand.
Limited spaces (4 right handers, 2 left handers) – 6 people total
There is no cost if you have your own tools to bring (carving hatchet, whittling knife and/or hook knife).
Open to 16 yrs and over
Further work on the design and developing the breakdown of tasks, as well as drawing it out at a 1:1 scale.
In addition, please feel free to bring your own project; if you need some help with what you’re currently working on, please let us know.
10:00 Hall opens
10:30-3:30 Hugh’s spoon carving class (with break for lunch)
12:00-12:30 Potluck lunch
13:30-16:00 Hero Cloak
16:00 Hall closes
YiS, Lady Rosalind Beaufort
Rowany will be creating the Lochac Hero Cloak to be presented at Rowany Festival 2018. We are in the planning stages. We will be seeking help to create the cloak soon, so keep an eye out if you’re interested.
The design is based on an extant half circle cloak. It will be red ground with a Rowan tree flanked by two white/silver pegasi and words around the semi-circular hem.
For now, these are some quick sketches of possible positions of the pegasus just on a quarter circle that would probably be mirrored on the other side.
Greetings unto the populace,
The Barony of Rowany invites all good gentles to an evening of feasting and a day of tournaments of Heavy, Rapier and Archery to celebrate the
Coronation of the new Crown of Lochac. The event will include Saturday Feast, Sunday breakfast, Sunday lunch, morning and afternoon tea.
Bunk house accomodation and camping are available onsite for the Saturday night.
Further details and bookings can be found at the 12th Night event website
We hold Arts and Sciences every second Sunday at Dence Park Creative Centre in Epping. There is plenty of space and light, and people to chat with about all different kinds of pre-C17th craft.
See the facebook group for discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/465522586945771/
10 September 2017 (Steward: Marozia): Worshipful Company of Broiderers’ meeting and embroidery classes; belt making for Hospit.
8 October 2017(Steward: Rosalind): Carving wooden spoons, …
12 November 2017 (steward for the day TBA)
No gathering in December – come to Yule Feast!
Where: Dence Park Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Rd, Epping NSW.
What time: 10-4. Potluck lunch around 1pm.
Cost: SCA members – $5 casual attendance or part of regular events payment; non members – $10.
Hosted by Lady Ilona, Bard of Rowany.
When: 7-8pm every 4th Monday (the week after Senate). Starts Monday 28 August 2017.
-No bardic circle gathering in December
23 April: ROWANY FESTIVAL
Where: Hut 1, Addison Rd Community Centre, Marrickville NSW.
What: Learn songs for bardic circles or enjoy the music while you do your own craft.
Cost: This event is included in the Rowany regular event payment, or $5 casual attendance. You will need to sign in on the attendance sheet in the hall. Ask Ilona about this – she’s also the Constable! You can contact her through the Contacts page, under “Constable”.
Annabel de Swinburne, Rowany A&S Officer.
What: Dancing, 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
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.
Questions? Please contact me via email here
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…
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.
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!
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.
Annabel de Swinburne,
Rowany Arts and Sciences Officer.
**Other than monthly Senate meetings, which you are also welcome to attend.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.