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 Feast (14 Dec 2013)

add MS 10292 f.91r fragmentJoin us for Rowany’s annual court event, celebratory feast, and tourneys to decide the Baronial Champions for the next year

Feast:

Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal St Petersham, Hall opens 5.30pm

Prices for event

Adult Member: $ 37.00
Adult Non-member.: $ 42.00
Child Member: $ 10.00
Child Non-member: $ 15.00

Bookings to Clara van de Maes: karinne.taylor@gmail.com. Payment in advance appreciated.
Best parking is in the Council’s car park across the street from the Hall, at the end of Fisher St, Petersham.
Map to venue

Tourneys to decide Baronial Champions:

As is traditional at our Yule event, there will be two tourneys held to decide Rowany’s Rapier champion and Rowany’s Heavy Fighter Champion.

Both events will start at 12 and will be held at Petersham Park, Brighton St end. Map to park

Bring your own lunch

Full details on tournaments here.

Arts and Sciences Competitions

  1. A Calligraphed or Illuminated item
  2. An item made from plants – not food. Think woodwork, rushwork or basketry, cosmetics or medicines.

Judging will occur during the feast and documentation is strongly encouraged.

Yule Feast Competition (Dec 2012)

Courtly dress. Prepare an entire outfit appropriate for your attendance at the Yule court of their Excellencies the Baron and Baroness of Rowany.

3 categories were judged, based on length of participation in the SCA:

  • 0-2 years Winner: Eoife ni Connor for an ensemble from the Tudor Tailor. A commendation was given to Mari of Kilvarok for her kirtle of linen with ivy head piece made of silk.
  • 2-10 years Winner: Lady Jehane of Okewaite for a ensemble based on Eleanor of Toledo
  • 10+ years Winner: Lady Eloise D’Arnell for her outfit based on portraits by Bronzino

Yule Feast Competition (12 Dec 2009)

As Yule Feast will be held in the style of England in the 1570s, or thereabouts, the competitions are similarly themed:

1. Brewing
Winner: Padraic Lowther; Metheglin as made in Liege

2. An English Thing (any item, performance, research paper, cooking, costuming, sonnet, etc. in an English style of any period)
Winner: Hugh de Calais; Belt with Gilt Buckle

3. A 1570s Thing (any item, performance, research paper, cooking, costuming, sonnet, etc. in a 1570s style of any area)
Winner: Rowany Dance Musicians; Lorayne Allemande