Rowany Dance Term 2, November – December 2017

Greetings!

Rowany Dance Term 2 is starting Friday 3 November, and will continue weekly until 8 December (the day before Yule).
Same details as last term:
Where: Hannaford Community Centre, 608 Darling Street, Rozelle. There are buses from the city and from Petersham (445) and there is ample free parking in the Council car park off Merton St.
When: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Friday 3, 10, 17, 24 November, 1, 8 December 2017.
Cost: $10 SCA members, add $5 event membership for non-members.
What: Lots of dancing. Bransles, English country dances, exciting new ways to improvise Italian dances, music, fun and laughter.
Who: All are welcome. We will teach dances that are suitable for beginners in the first hour and do more complex dances/redactions/technique in the second hour.
Dancing!
In service,
Annabel de Swinburne, Rowany Arts and Sciences Officer.

 

Twelfth Night Coronation 2018

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

Monthly Arts and Sciences at Dence Park

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/ 

Upcoming classes:
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.

Monthly Monday Singing

Hosted by Lady Ilona, Bard of Rowany.

When: 7-8pm every 4th Monday (the week after Senate). Starts Monday 28 August 2017.
Then:
25 Sept
23 Oct
27 Nov
-No bardic circle gathering in December
22 Jan
26 Feb
26 Mar
23 April: ROWANY FESTIVAL
28 May
25 June
23 July

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”.

In service,
Annabel de Swinburne, Rowany A&S 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!

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.

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 rowanymarketday@gmail.com
– book for market day and bring your items along with you
– any questions? rowanymarketday@gmail.com

A tavern fAn Italian pharmacy; pharmacist, client, and assistant mixing medicine. From "Tacuinum Sanitatis", a medical codex, written and illuminated for the Cerruti Family, probably from Verona (end 14th). Codex s.n. 2644east atmosphere will be created with long benches and close friendly dining.

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

Contact/Bookings: rowanymarketday@gmail.com

Price:
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: rowanymarketday@gmail.com for off board or other options

13/9 Dence Park Arts and Science (and Rapier) day

Timetable for 13/9:
Children:
AM: making 16th Century drinking chocolate with Katherine
PM: paper marbling
Plus the usual boffer play etc…. bring your weapons.
Adults:
All day mosaic workshop with Tina – please bring $5 for materials if you wish to participate.
Fencing with Tigre – any level including beginners are welcome to have a stab.
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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.

Upcoming 2015 dates for Dence Park are:

September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13

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.