Have you ever wanted to be a knight? Or a seamstress? How about a brewer?
This event is for people interested in trying out the SCA. There will be an excellent medieval feast, as well as displays of medieval crafts and various aspects of our medievalist life.
In medieval villages there was often an annual festival where everything was turned upside down and the person who selected a cake with a bean in it became the Lord of the Manor for the day.
“Misrule” is such a feast for Okewaite. The King and Queen, Barons and Baronesses are very welcome, but will be on the low table rather than the high one. So this event is about fun rather than ceremony; we hope you will join us.
This event is at John and Sharen’s house in Goulburn. Please email for the address as it is a private residence.
From 3pm there will be Arts and Sciences activities. Work on your own or group projects and have a good natter; sometimes there is a guest Laurel from another group.
Around 5.30 to 6pm we have a Pot Luck dinner. This means everyone brings something to share — some bring actual medieval dishes, others bring a roast chicken, some cheese or a loaf of bread.
If you’re an SCA membership the event is free, and otherwise you have to buy an event membership for $5 which goes straight to the insurance company. So much better to join the SCA for $30 online and remember to list any children there (which is free).
These events finish about 8pm as many of us have work the next day.
Most of the group’s online life is on Facebook right now, so here’s what else we’ve done in the last year.
In July 2014 we found ourselves with lots of leather and held a leatherworking workshop and pot luck. Must do that again.
In August and December we held other pot lucks, all these at the Goulburn Club.
In February and March 2015 we held arts and sciences nights in conjunction with pot luck dinners, at John and Sharen’s glorious if somewhat crumbly mansion in Goulburn.
We all went to Rowany Festival at Easter, with a very large campsite and our own tavern, the Kraken’s Arms.
Somewhere in there the College of Heralds confirmed our group’s name (ie Okewaite) and heraldry: “Per saltire purpure and argent, in cross three acorns and a laurel wreath counterchanged.” Note that the acorns all hang downwards, whereas they used to point to the middle.
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.