Date: February 23 , 2002
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on February 23th 2002
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on
The date of this event has been changed to February 23rd 2002. Tickets must
all be purchased by the 17th of February and, if you want to take the mask
making course, you should contact Lady Rhiannon as soon as possible. She is
working very hard to make this one of the most fun events of the year. Don’t
miss out, if at all possible.
Kenneth of Shaftesbury
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Subject: [Northern] Eisenmarche Lovers Revel
The Shire of Eisenmarche presents
A Lovers Masquerade.
February 23rd 2002
Life in Venice was crowded. The narrow calli, courtyards and squares did not
afford any personal anonymity or privacy. The need “to escape” was such that
in 1208 the Venetian donned masks from the eve of Santo Steffano, the start
of the Venetian carnival, to midnight of Shrove Tuesday and the Masquerade
It is now 1520; Masquerade has become a way of life for the people
of Venice. So much that visitors also flock to the City to take part in the
ritual of donning a mask and shedding their inhibitions.
The Shire of Eisenmarche invites all who dare, to join us at St
Steffano Square, a place for lovers and friends alike to let down your prim
and proper and become whoever you wish to be for the evening, for the
masquerade all masked and anonymity is the key. Be you Naughty or Nice,
Bravo or Buffoon, for all are one and the same. Can you come as Baron
Gerhard? We do not have a problem with that but you may want to discuss the
matter with his Excellency. How about a fur covered Faun. We hope you do. Do
keep in mind the theme is “LOVERS”.
The evening’s festivities will include a masked Tablero Tournament
and other games of skill, the election of the Doge. Dancing with a mystery
dance game. A processional to show off those fine disguises and masks.
Identities to be revealed at 11.00pm even a do it your self-confessional for
those that must, plus more to entertain you.
Will there be prizes! but of course.
Best Male Mask, Best Female Mask, and Best Couple. Even one for the person
whose disguise is so good that no one can guess who he or she is.
Will there be food! does forbidden (cloven) fruit count.
Our Bacchanal masked servers will tempt you with trays of tasty morsels and
tease you with succulent sweet meats.
Is drinking allowed.as in alcoholic beverages.well yes.but only if you are
of legal drinking age for this province and that you purchase it on site.
Soft drinks will also be provided for those who do not imbibe.
When; Saturday February 23rd 2002
Where; Orangeman’s Hall
333 6th St New Westminster BC
Time: 5.00pm 11.59pm
Cost $10.00 includes tasty morsels. (For tickets see Autocrats)
Autocrat: Corinne Maria Hennenberg aka Colleen Vince
Co Autocrat: Lady Rhiannon Ap Gwynned aka Sue Davis
To keep everyone’s anonymity, all tickets must be purchased prior to the
event. We only have room for 120 people..so please do not arrive without
your ticket or confirmation.
We are also planning a Venetian Mask making workshop for January 15th and
16th 2002 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at 1005 Queens Ave. New Westminster.. pre
registration required. Supply list will be given upon registration.
Anyone interested in ideas for masks and costumes the following websites are
worth looking at.