We’re organising a visiting knight or senior squire to come to Goulburn for training. Thinking of running an 8-week “Oplomachia” training course, which Cristoval and Redfox have done (and enjoyed!) in Canberra. Let them know if you’re interested.
Possibly Saturday mornings from 2nd week in Oct, with extra training available Sunday pms in Canberra, and maybe Tuesday nights at Cockatrice Farm near Goulburn.
The “Pheast of the Pheasant” will be a sumptuous celebration of medieval cuisine. Be sure to come, and bring some friends!
In January “Okewaite” were given the honour of hosting the Crowns 12th Night Feast. The decor changed a few weeks out from the event from Fantastical beasts to a Greek theme at the request of the incoming King, after a little panic, we changed a few of our plans including all of the artwork and menus and the back drops for the changeover Crown event.
We pulled it all together to host a fantastic event, a great big thanks to all the members of Okewaite who came together a fantastic event.
I will let the pictures do the talking
Other Hall decorations
Okewaite members who stood around long enough to get a picture
The Kings Court
The outdoor entertainment Sat Night, first a play ,then the Fire show
Sundays Rapier and Heavy Fighting events
A big thanks again to all those who made this a successful event
“On Ilkla Moor” is Okewaite’s signature event, where we go from (very) raw materials all the way to completed medieval dishes — and you get to help cook.
It’s great fun, and afterwards there’s plenty of mead and bullshit and song around the campfire.
In the afternoon, we’re inviting the Goulburn Bowmen and anyone else to come for a shoot, and there will be an archery competition with a prize.
During the day, we’re repairing and creating armour. If you can drive an anvil, a sewing machine or a welder, or you can cut/rivet/strap/paint, you can help Okewaite become the fearsome fighting force it always deserved to be.
We have been very busy of late finishing our decorations for the hall for the Feast and Merriment that will be 12th Night. A number of items need to be finished off before the feast, here is a sample so far of our completed banner, only 12 more to go!
Twelfth Night is a major event of the year in the Kingdom of Lochac, as he new King and Queen of Lochac will be crowned at this event. The Canton of Okewaite has been blessed with honor of conducting the event for the Kingdom in 2014.
We are planning a day of games, activities and events before the feasting on the Saturday evening. Sunday games and activities will also be conducted to honor the new King and Queen.
Sat, January 11, 2014, 9 am till Sunday the 12th at 6 pm
Venue: Kenmore Hall, 209 Taralga Road, Goulburn.
Direct questions about the feast too Steward: Rhys Howitt (Master Cristoval), email@example.com.
Normal price $77 members , $82 non members to 1 Jan 2014.
At the door, if there is room, is $88 members, $93 non members.
Under 14 free, concessions are $20 discount on the ticket price.
For Bookings to Margaret of Alt Mohr please, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A number of members traveled to the Barony of Mordenvale to attend Spring War on the October long weekend. Master Cristoval, Lady Alys Dietsch, Lady Bella Rose arts and Science classes including how to make better bacon, telling better stories, quails and Greece, and of course war!
Lady Bella Rose attended War as a water bearer, saving many a knight and herald from thirst!
Some selected pictures courtesy of Lady Bella Rose.
Please join us on Sunday 28th of July for our Leet Court.
What is Leet Court?
Its our group’s formal meeting. We will discuss all important aspects of what the group is up to, finances, upcoming events, who has the best mead…
In addition we will be starting to paint the hunting scene banners for 12th Night. All hands on deck for this one! Don’t feel you can paint? Don’t worry come along anyway and bring your own project to work on.
To round the evening off we will be having a medieval Pot Luck dinner.
What is a ‘pot luck revel’?
A Pot Luck Revel is when we all get dressed in our best garb, light the candles, and bring food and drink to share with the group. We make the feast as a team and enjoy it like a Medieval household would have enjoyed it. If you need ideas of what to bring please contact me on email@example.com or many of you have my details on the book of faces.
Where: Girl Guides Hall, Victoria Park, Faithful St, Goulburn
When: 3pm – 8pm Sunday 28th July
Cost: $5 members and non member – children, $10 non member adults
Hope we see you all there!