Rowany Festival is full of opportunities to enjoy the Arts and Sciences, whether you’re a dedicated artisan or you just spotted something interesting you’d like to try. This year’s schedule is still in development, but there are already some great activities on the list. Watch this space for updates, and if you want to organise an A&S activity, get in touch!

Classes

The Festival timetable is always full of classes on a wide range of A&S topics as well as SCA culture, service skills, and more. If you would like to run a class, please fill out the survey at tiny.cc/festivalclasses.

All classes must be submitted by 3rd of March to ensure a place on the timetable, with classes submitted before the 10th of February given priority for scheduling and venue requests. Late submissions will continue to be accepted until the 17th of March, but their inclusion in the schedule will depend on the time slots available.

Competitions and Displays

Laurel Prize

Every year, Rowany Festival hosts Laurel Prize, an opportunity for all comers to display their A&S work and receive feedback from members of the Order of the Laurel. Check out http://laurels.lochac.sca.org/node/56 for more information about the display.

Festival Costuming Competition: Capsule Wardrobe

In the fourth year of the annual Festival costuming competition, the challenge is ‘a capsule wardrobe’. Entrants are asked to gather a wardrobe of multiple coordinating items from a single time and place, with categories for beginner, intermediate, and experienced costumers. Check out https://claracostumes.wixsite.com/costumecomp for more information about the format and how to enter.

Guild Activities

Guild Exhibition: The Scriptorium

The College of Scribes will be transforming the Great Hall into a Scriptorium for part of each day (times to be confirmed), with displays, classes, and workspace for calligraphy and illumination. All are invited to come and admire the work of our Kingdom’s scribes, and try their hand at some new skills! (More information to follow.)

Guild Meetings

The Festival timetable traditionally includes meetings for many of Lochac’s guilds, where guild members can discuss their shared interests and plan group endeavours. If your guild would like to meet at Festival, please contact me to make sure you’re on the list.

Yours in Service,
Lady Gwen verch David
Rowany Festival A&S Coordinator 2019