Canterbury Fayre (Bardic & A&S Defenders)

 

Hosted by Device of Lions Gate

The Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Jaqueline Lefleur
Date: March 16 , 2013
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on March 16th 2013
Site closes at: 12:00 AM

Event site:
Murrayville Hall
21667 48th Ave Langley, BC V3A 3M8



Medieval Feast Woodcut Illustration

Winter is waning, the game has aged nicely and the pickles have
set. Come break bread in a Welsh hunter’s winter feast with the
Baron and Baroness Lions Gate, Baron James the Just and Baroness
Margaret. Encourage a favorite bard, admire an artist’s handiwork,
be awed by medieval science in action, or add to your own knowledge
and skills-all at Canterbury Fayre and Banquet!

  • Create a new year filled with beauty and amazing works of art
    and science – compete to become the new Arts and Science
    Defender of Lions Gate
    !
  • Regale Their Excellencies with the summer victories in song or
    story – compete to become the new Bardic Defender of Lions
    Gate
    !
  • Take part in the Dirty Dozen Donation Derby
    and contribute to largesse for Their Majesties An Tir, Their
    Highnesses Tir Righ and Their Excellencies Lions Gate.
  • Have fun making something at the event in the populace
    art competition
    .
  • Gain knowledge and skill in diverse
    classes on thread craft, scribal, soft metal
    working, archery, alchemy, heraldry, games and gain TUTR class
    credit.
  • Take in the artisan Guild displays and learn
    from those passionate about their craft.
  • Delight in a three remove Welsh feast
    presented by Mistress Cushag an Ellan Vannin.
  • At the end of the day, enjoy a fine ale from the Renaissance
    Party sponsored tavern!

 

Event Schedule

Daytime

8am    
                 
Site opens

9am      
               
Gate opens

10am     
               
Opening Court

10:30am   
           
Classes start
                               
Arts & Science competition commences

12:30pm  
            
Classes break for
lunch                 

                               
(bring your own or indulge in Porter’s Bistro three doors away)

1:30pm   
             
Classes resume

                               
Bardic competition commences

4:30pm  
             
Classes end
                               
Afternoon court
Feast time
5 pm     
               
Hall reset for feast; everyone can help!
                               
Feast gate opens – feast only and offboard gentlefolk may now
enter

6 pm     
               
Feast begins: First remove served
                               
Tavern opens

7
pm                     
Second remove served
7:45
pm               
               
Subtlety presented
                               
Dessert remove served

8 pm     
               
Evening court

9pm   
                  
Dance; games; roaming bardic

10:30pm   
           
Last call

11 pm     
               
Pack up begins

Midnight   
         Everything stowed
and cleaned up

 

Arts and Science Defender of Lions Gate
competition

Greetings All A&S Artisans

Soon comes the time again when Lions Gate must pick a new Arts
& Sciences Defender on March 16/13. This will give all entrants
lots of time to work on their A&S project. A prize will be
awarded for the winner.

To enter the competition for Baronial Lions Gate Defender you
must have:

  • 1 piece completed of your choice
  • Documentation regarding for that piece

For information on presenting and documentation please see
http://as.tirrigh.org/documentation/

Baron James and Baroness Margaret add that should you be
successful and become Defender you are requested to stand ready in
Court and in War to DEFEND the Barony using all your skill and
creativity. SeaLion War, Baroness’ Inspirational Tourney,
Tournament of Armies, and your successor’s Defender Tourney should
all be included in your calendar.

Your Gate fee for Baronial Level 1 and 2 events are paid for by
the Barony so you can focus on being prepared!

Please submit your intentions to compete to HL Cerridwen
Ravenhawk of Conway March 1/13 as arrangements
must be made for judges. moc.liamg@dgniugirtnI

 

Bardic Defender of Lions Gate competition

The time draws near. The poets tweak their words. The minstrels
tune their strings. The jugglers learn new tricks. The competition
will be a single entry, cap in hand Tournament.

There is a fine history of bards, minstrels, jesters, and
jugglers who would perform on the streets and in the markets to
earn themselves a few coins. The Cap In Hand Tournament
honours this tradition.  

Each competitor will do a bardic performance for the populace.
After the performances, the bards will go amongst the populace with
their cap in hand, collecting coins. The Bard with the most money
wins the tournament.

Coins for the competition will be handed out at Gate. In
addition, some coins of higher value will be handed out by judges
looking for special qualities.  Performers, please note that
this is intended to be a street performance directed at the public
not at the judges. We do not need any documentation, written or
verbal.

The Lists for Bardic Defender will close at the event. There
will be a sign-up sheet near Gate.

Baron James and Baroness Margaret add that should you be
successful and become Defender you are requested to stand ready in
Court and in War to DEFEND the Barony using all your skill and
creativity. SeaLion War, Baroness’ Inspirational Tourney,
Tournament of Armies, and your successor’s Defender Tourney should
all be included in your calendar. Your gate fee for Baronial Level
1 and 2 events are paid for by the Barony so you can focus on being
prepared!

 

Dirty Dozen Donation Derby

There will be a Dirty Dozen Donation Derby held at Canterbury
Fayre!  This is a little competition that was created out of
the need for more largesse made by the hands of our very talented
artisans.

  • All entrants must create 12 items based on a theme that are
    suitable for largesse

    • 12 needlebooks
    • 12 hats from different (or the same) period(s)
    • 12 items suitable for a specific time period
    • 12 childrens toys
    • – 12 socks would not be suitable as that is only 6 pairs
  • All entries must be tagged and ready to be gifted the day of
    the competition
  • items need not be documentable, this is not an Arts and
    Sciences competition
  • items should not have heraldry on them as they are meant to be
    given to other areas

Judging will be a populace vote done by the ‘beans in a cup’
method. Both their Highnesses Tir Righ and Their Excellencies Lions
Gate will also choose a favorite entry. The winner of the populace
vote gets their choice of one item from each of the other entrants.
Their Highnesses’ and Their Excellencies’ favorite entrants will
each receive one item of the entrant’s choice from the entries.

 

Populace Embellishment Competition

Show off your embellishment skills by making and embellishing a
needle case at the event! Supplies and general instruction on how
to make the needle case will be provided, as well as a variety of
things to embellish with: threads, fine yarn, metal thread and
beads. You can add your own materials, too.

 

Guild Displays

If you are not quite ready for a class then stop by one of the
guild tables and talk with the guild members about their projects.
The Metal Workers guild, Embellishers guild, Scribal group and
Bookbinders group will all have displays.

Guild Table 1:
Bookbinding                          
Marie de Cheriseye la Foret

Guild Table 2: Armourers and
Jewelers          
Aelana Cordovera – Journeyman display
                                                                
Alexander Phillipe  – Armour display

Guild Table 3:
Embellishment                   
   Guidobaldo Marco Odo Romeo d’Aguila will be 
doing a demonstration of brocade Inkle weaving

Guild Table 4:
Scribal                                  
Marie de Cheriseye la Foret

 

Classes at Canterbury Fayre

There are four tracks of classes, two hours in the morning and
three hours in the afternoon. Choose from classes for artisans and
combatants.
For the artisans: embellishment, scribal, thread crafts, soft metal
repouseé ,wire-weaving and more.

For the combatants: armour-in the SCA and in history, Target
Archery Marshalling and more.
All classes will have University of Tir Righ credit. Sign up across
from gate. Please pay your instructor directly. Exact change
is always appreciated.

Class Times

 

Table 1

Table 2

Table 3

Table 4

10:30 am

Basic SCA Heraldry
Caitrina Aindriasa
free

Wool Applique
Caitrin ni Cingeadh
$2

Basic Alchemy
Dr. Carus
$1

Metal Point
Marjan English
$6

11:30 am

 

What does this weigh?
Alexander-Phillipe de Bergerac
free

 

 

12:30 pm

— Lunch Break —

1:30 pm

Introduction to Games
Uilliam mac Fearchair mhic Gille Aindrias
free

Evolution of Armour in Medieval and Renaissance
Europe

Alexander Phillipe de Bergerac
free

Bookbinding
Cancelled

Introduction to the SCA
Caitrina Aindriasa
free

2:30 pm

 

 

Norse Wire Weaving
Kenneth of Shaftesbury
$5

  

3:30 pm

 

Minimalist Armouring
Alexander Phillipe de
Bergerac
free

Junior Target Archery Marshaling
Gareth
Haydon
free
(bring the 2013 Book of Target)

  

 

Class Descriptions

Morning Classes

Dr Carus – Basic Alchemy
This class is a show-and-tell with little or no Experimental
Demonstration. 
Class max: 8       Cost: $1 Time: 2
hours

Caitrina Aindriasa – Basic SCA
Heraldry

An informal discussion of Basic Heraldry rules and how they are
used in the SCA.  The benefits and protocols of Heraldic
registration and where to go to get started down the colourful
world of Heraldic display.
Class max: 8       Cost:
free             
Time: 1 hour

Marjan English – Metal Point: The Medieval Lead
Pencil

In the time of Michaelangelo there was no such thing as a lead
pencil, yet many sketches exist in chalk, charcoal and a technique
known as Metalpoint.  This class will give participants
practice in preparing a suitable “ground” that will enable them to
use a metal to draw. The instructor will discuss the history and
the grounds used by Medieval Artists. And students will practice
drawing with silver on a prepared surface and will prepare another
surface for a further project.

Materials:  Staedtler pen with large expanding tip to
hold a wide lead (instructor will have a limited supply of practice
pens that may be purchased or must be returned at the end of
class. 
Class max: 6            Cost: $6
           Time: 2 hours

Alexander Phillipe de Bergerac – What does this
weigh?

Dispelling myths about metal armour. Learn how much a full kit of
armour really weighed in period. How mobile were knights?
Class max: 8       Cost:
free             
Time: 1 hour

Caitrin ni Cingeadh – Wool on Wool Applique
 
Class max: 8       Cost:
$2                
Time: 1 or 2 hours

Afternoon Classes

Ylas Annasdoter – Bookbinding
Cancelled

Alexander Phillipe de Bergerac – The Evolution of
European Medieval and Renaissance Armour

Learn about the stylistic and functional changes in armour over the
11th to 17th centuries.
Class max: 8       Cost:
free             
Time: 2 hours

Maighstier Uilliam – Introduction to Games
Introduction to medieval games.
Class max: 8       Cost:
free             
Time: Up to 3 hours

Caitrina Aindriasa – Introduction to the
SCA

Learn a little about these Current Middle Ages.
Class max: 8       Cost: $1
               
Time: 2 hours

Alexander Phillipe de Bergerac – Minimalist Armouring:
building armour for less

What tools and equipment are needed to make armour. This probably
costs a lot less than you think!
Class max: 8       Cost:
free             
Time: 1 hour

Kenneth of Shaftsbury – Norse Wire Weaving
Learn how the wealth of the Norse was made into wearable art.
Silver was drawn into wires. Learn how these were woven into ropes
and transformed into jewelry and embellishment pieces.
Class max: 8       Cost: $5 –
$7        Time: l hour

Archos Gareth – Target Archery Marshalling
Learn the book half of Target Archery Marshalling. Practical
testing will take place at the summer Lions Gate events. Please
bring the latest edition of the Book of Target with you to
class.
Class max:8        Cost:
free             
Time: 1 hour


Baronial Banquet Menu

Those items marked with an asterisk (*) are vegetarian-friendly,
but may contain dairy or eggs, as noted.

First Remove

Slit Leek Soup *

               
Leeks, white wine, vegetable broth, butter, seasonings

Bread, Butter, Cheeses, Pickles *

Cold Fried Ham

               
Ham, grape juice, red wine vinegar, sage, cinnamon

Mushroom Tartlets *

               
Pastry, mushrooms, olive oil, cheese

Chicken Pasty Lombardy

               
Pastry, chicken breast, bacon, egg wash, spices

Yrchins

               
Ground pork, spices, slivered almonds, currants

Second Remove

Castle Pie

               
Pastry coffin, shredded braised beef, garlic, onions, dates, dried
apricot, spices, vinegar

Red Wine Sauce

               
Braising liquid, red wine, seasoning

Frumenty *

               
Bulgur wheat, vegetable broth, saffron, egg yolk, seasonings

Salat *

Salted almond, currants, raisins, baby spinach, shredded red
cabbage, oranges, lemons, sage-infused olive oil, vinegar,
sugar

Bashed Neeps *

               
Carrots, rutabagas, butter, cinnamon

Tart yn Embre Day *

               
Pastry, onions, butter, currants, seasonings, eggs

 

Dessert

Welsh Cakes *

               
Flour, butter, sugar, dried fruit

Tinkers’ Cakes *

               
Flour, butter, sugar, shredded apple

Sugared Grapes *

               
Fresh grapes, pasteurized egg white, berry sugar

Gingerbread Fairings *

               
Butter, brown sugar, dark molasses, flour, baking soda, spices,
salt

A Subtlety




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