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

Full Tournament and Garb (costume) night (26 Nov 2013)

To the Populace of the Barony of Rowany
From Duke Alfar of Attica

Greetings,

I’m thinking its time for a tourney in the Barony. This tourney is open to all fighters who have not competed in a Coronet/ Crown tournament. There will be a prize for the victor and prizes given by the ladies of the Barony. We have a lot of fighters in the barony and its time we started to sharpen our competitive edge.

The venue will be Petersham Town Hall (see the Addresses & Maps page for details) on the 26th November, which is a Tuesday night. Inspection starts at 7.30pm and tourney starts at 8pm. Finish time is 10pm.

For this event, this is a garb (costume) night.

(The tournament will be in place of regular Tuesday night A&S and combat practice)

I would like to extend this invitation to the people below in particular. Some of whom have fought in a tournament and some not. Of course, this is open to all fighters who meet the above criteria:

Hana Marra Murra
Deyel Dalziel-Charlier
Natasha Naughton
Joanna Guse
Alex Selth
Geoffrey Sallans
David Lippman
James Quinn
Eckellen Nahwyn
Patrick Feeney
Chris Colefax
Michael Hill
Philip Preston
Robert Flowers
Thomas Marinucci
Thomas Ng
Seth Callaghan
Peter Hoekstra-Bass
Dan Goodfellow
Michael James
Ella Bella
Michael Jelbart
Matcheu Lin
Gareth Heard
Stephen Oftheshack
Des Howard
Mark Ng

Ossuary (k)Nights (26 Oct 2013)

It has come to our attention that the fairies, hobgoblins and other fae must ride out upon All Hallow’s Eve.

They do celebrate a little beforehand, and so doth Stowe on the Wowld now invite all gentles to a pre All Hallow’s Eve celebration.

And as the bard says “what fools these mortals be” – let all now come in Foolery

 

A fools feast & Masque in the style of medieval macabre

 

A&S Competitions

  • Best appropriate carved turnip
  • Costume – best period appropriate, with documentation
  • Costume – Most humorous
  • Costume- Best masque
  • Best eulogy for a past Monarch of Lochac

Entertainments

  • Danse Macabre
  • Dice to decide the King and Queen of Misrule
  • Funeral games

There will be a Tourney. Details to come

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL AS NUMBERS ARE CAPPED

Where: 1st Toongabbie Scout Hall
When: From 6:30pm, October 26th 2013
Cost: Until 1st October  Members: $25, Non Members: $25+$5 insurance levy
2nd-20th October: Members: $30, Non-Members: $30+$5 insurance levy
At the Door: Members: $40, Non-Members $40+$5 insurance levy
Children, special cases, on application

Stewards: Elysant de Montrose (Corinna Horrigan) and
Tatya Yaraslavna (Tina Crisp)

Bookings and enquiries (including dietary): stowe.bookings@gmail.com

Upcoming Events Sep /Oct 2013

10th September – Beginners Singing,  Petersham Town Hall,  from 7:30.

29th September – Dence Park A&S. Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park

1st October – Beginners Singing, Petersham Town Hall from 19:30

4th October-7 Spring War, Barony of Mordenvale. Bookings recommended! Information on venue and bookings can be found here

26th October Rowany Festival 2014 Site Visit 10:00-15:00. 162 Black Spring Rd, High Range, NSW 2575

26th October – Ossuary (k)Nights Fools Feast and Masque. Hosted by Stowe on the Wowld. 1st Toongabbie Scout Hall from 6:30pm

Ongoing Events:

Fighter Practice: Tuesdays from 7:30 at Petersham Town Hall, Crystal St, Petersham and Sundays from 14:00 at Sydney Park, St Peters (near the brickworks)
Beginners Singing: 1st Tuesday of every month

Bunch o’Classes – Dates, location, and bookings, oh my! (13+14 Jul 2013)

an illumination of a carpenter at work with his wife spinning in the backgroundRowany Bunch o’Classes is on again. Come along for a weekend of collegia in a variety of A&S areas, including costuming, cooking, fibre crafts, and learn from some of Rowany’s skillful artisans.

Classes include:

  • Period spice mixes for cooking (take home a sample to try)
  • How to make straw and raffia hats
  • Men’s 14th century purses (a practical workshop, with 10 places only, bookings essential)
  • How to put together a late period bodice and what to do once you have a pattern (layers, construction techniques, finishing)
  • 14th century part songs
  • How to draft and fit sleeves
  • Cover thy head: veils, caps and how to wear them
  • Bread making in period

See the current timetable. Never been to a Bunch o’Classes event? Check out our FAQ.

Details

Date: July 13&14, 10am-4pm each day.

Price (includes a light lunch):

  • $15 per day for adults
  • $10 per day for children (note there are no child specific classes, although children are welcome to join any class. There is also a library adjacent to the hall)
  • Add $5 if you are not a member.

Location: Seaview St Hall, Seaview st, Dulwich Hill.
There’s plenty of nearby parking, and convenient public transport.

Bookings to:Clara van de Maes, karinne.taylor@gmail.com

Bunch o’Classes – Change of date (13+14 Jul 2013)

an illumination of a carpenter at work with his wife spinning in the backgroundNow that College War has been cancelled I’m changing the date of Bunch o’classes. The original date, 15&16 June, is the weekend before the College’s exam week and so many of our newer members who are interested and would benefit from the event would not be able to attend.

The new date for Bunch o’classes is 13&14 July so that the Collegians can attend.

A teaser on some of the classes on offer:

  • Period spice mixes for cooking
  • How to make hats
  • Knitting in period
  • Men’s 14th century purses (a workshop, you’ll make one on the day)
  • How to put together a late period bodice – what to do once you have a pattern (layers, construction techniques, finishing)
  • How to draft and fit sleeves
  • Cover thy head: veils, caps and how to wear them
  • Bread making in period

All other details to follow.

Clara van de Maes

 

Bunch o’Classes (Jun 2013)

an illumination of a carpenter at work with his wife spinning in the backgroundRowany Bunch o’Classes is on again. Come along for a weekend of collegia in a variety of A&S areas, including costuming, cooking, fibre crafts, and learn from some of Rowany’s skillful artisans.

At this stage we’re looking for teachers. If you’d like to teach a class or a practical workshop then contact the organiser. If you don’t have a specific class idea, but would like to contribute, then have a look at the list of skills pulled together under the Rowany Academy Areas of Study and see if there’s something you know how to do that others may benefit from learning.

We’ll also be recognising the first Artisans of the Rowany Academy, in the various areas of study of the Academy.

Details

Date: June 15 & 16, 10am-4pm each day.

Location: TBC (somewhere in the Inner West of Sydney)

Price: TBC once we have a venue, probably around $10 per day for members, $15 for non-members

Organiser and bookings: Clara van de Maes, karinne.taylor@gmail.com