Regular Events

Here you can find details of the Regular Events in and around the Barony of Rowany.

If you are looking for upcoming one-off events instead, these are posted on our Rowany Facebook site. If you’re not on Facebook, please check out our Calendar page for alternate links.

Fighter Practice

Fighter Practice is on Monday nights from 6-10pm. It is held at The Addison Road Community Centre (Main Hall), 142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204. [MAP].

  • Heavy combat practice. There are always plenty of people involved here. Both beginner and intermediate skills classes are run quite regularly for those interested in “Heavy” (less scary than it sounds and loads of fun). The classes involve sets of drills and technique practice both in armour and out of armour (for people without) to learn and develop proper technique in the heavy arts. Even if you have never done anything like it before, please feel free to come along to join in, learn or simply take a look!
  • Steel combat/fencing practice. If you are interested in steel combat involving rapiers, daggers, and longswords – we can help you out. Classes start around 7, breaking into one-on-one teaching sessions and pick-up fights. No gear required, though a pair of leather gloves (garden gloves are fine) will help. Come along and have a chat with us and we can get you started!
  • Fighter Practice is part of the Baronial regular events fee – $5 per attendance or $50 per quarter to cover ALL regular events. Non-members must pay $10 insurance fee each attendance, or you can become a member for $45 at https://registry.sca.org.au/

Baronial Senate Meeting

Usually held the third Thursday of every month, starting at 19:00, over Zoom – the link is emailed on the Rowanites mailing list, as well as posted to the Rowany Facebook site

  • The Baronial Senate meeting is the official business meeting of the group.  Non-officers are welcome to attend in order to observe, discuss or to bring business before the group. No fee to attend.
  • If you wish to participate in the making of events in your barony, then please come – every baronial member is welcome

Arts and Sciences Meetings, Dence Park

Held on the 2nd Sunday of the month at The Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park, 26 Stanley Road, Epping [MAP].

  • Classes are held here – past examples being on costuming, fibre-crafts, wax-carving for jewelry-making, cheesemaking and beginners brewing. We often run a stream of adult classes as well as kids classes if we know extra kids will be present.
  • Bring a project you are working on, start a new project or come and learn something new. Or why not come and play some Board games or outdoor games. It is a child-friendly event with sewing, boffer and games. All persons under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Fencing may be done on the old bowling green outside the center if organised beforehand.
  • Part of Baronial regular events fee – $5 per attendance or $50 per quarter to cover ALL regular events.

Sunday War Practice and Target Archery

Currently on hold while finding a new venue

Arts and Sciences Saturdays, Herb Greedy Hall, Marrickville (currently online only)

For the moment Herb Greedy is only being held online in our Rowany Discord Chanel. Check the Rowanites mailing list, or the Rowany Facebook site for details on when this is running

Fortnightly Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm at Herb Greedy Hall is at 79 Petersham Rd, Marrickville, NSW.

  • The space is huge! It has hot water facilities, a kitchen, plenty of powerpoints, whiteboards, multimedia, and even a piano!
  • Both the hall and the bathrooms are accessible, wheelchair access is from the back entrance off Fletcher St. No disability parking. Some street parking nearby, unlikely to be directly out the front.
  • There are plenty of cafes nearby, and a gelataria. But do feel free to bring some snacks for the group!
  • Part of Baronial regular events fee – $5 per attendance or $50 per quarter to cover ALL regular events.
  • The bus stops outside Marrickville Town Hall are the closest and have the 418, 426 and 425 buses going straight past. The nearest 423 bus stop is Marrickville train station, which is also the nearest station. From the train station, you turn right at the top of the stairs and cross the rail bridge then follow Illawarra Rd up towards Marrickville Rd. You can cross over at either the lights on the rail bridge or the lights down at Cornersmith. Those lights mark Petersham Rd, which turns left off Illawarra. Herb Greedy is just before Marrickville Rd.

Arts and Sciences Meetings, College of St Ursula (University of Sydney)

During semester time, the College of St Ursula meets once a week to further goals and projects of an Arts and Science nature. This may range from garb making and heraldry, to brewing and embroidery. Details about what will be happening during each meeting will be announced over the College of St Ursula mailing list, or in the College of St Ursula FB Group . Every week we will attempt to have a teacher for an organised lesson (for example jewellery making). Unplanned weeks will be for finishing projects from previous weeks, working on individual projects, dancing or other miscellaneous activities and general socialising.

A&S is on Mondays at 17:00 in the Badham Room, Holme Building, University of Sydney. All are welcome to attend in order to learn new skills and to pursue medieval and renaissance Arts and Sciences together. For more information, contact the College Arts and Sciences Officer