Wednesday

An Introduction to Flat Nalbinding (Jeneur le Geline)
A&S 1   11-1pm
Basic nalbinding (single needle knitting used by the Norse, Anglo-Saxons and other cultures mostly for making mittens and socks) stitches taught using the flat method (rather than around the thumb). Cost – gold coin towards yarn, needles and notes, Equipment – please bring a nalbinding needle or large blunt sewing needle if you have one (plastic needles will be available)

PART 1: Experimental Archaeology: Make your own dark age pot (Max 5 people, $10) (Mistress Porzia Vincenzo)
Bjórnhírd Campsite   2 – 5pm
Part 1: A chance to have a go at making your own Bronze Age / early Iron Age pot through hand building techniques, and attempting to fire them in a pit. Time period range: 5500BCE- 550CE * Please note:
– breakages can & regularly do happen in the firing depending on a range of factors
– pots fired in this manner are not considered food safe by modern standards, Pre-booking required.
Participants must also contribute one large bundle of sticks/wood ranging from 1-3 fingers thick for the firing.
You will need to commit to all three sessions in full to be accepted for this class.
Materials cost: $10 for materials.
Max Class Size: 5

Life drawing sketch session (Mistress Tailltiu ghoirt ruaidh)
4-5pm   A&S 1
People can come and practice drawing people, beginners welcome, materials to be provided

Stories in the Stars: Mythology for the Southern Hemisphere (Mistress Katherne Rischer)
8-10pm.  Bardic Circle (Wet weather- Great Hall)
Come join us for a brief journey into the ancient mythology associated with the constellations that we can see in the skies over Rowany Festival.Attendees will be asked not to use mobile devices during the session. Notes will be made available prior to & after Festival: https://fromtherushes.wordpress.com/astronomy/

Thursday

PART 2: Experimental Archaeology: Decorate your pot (Max 5 people, $10) (Mistress Porzia Vincenzo)
8-10am.  Bjórnhírd Campsite
“Part 2: A chance to have a go at making your own Bronze Age / early Iron Age pot through hand building techniques, and attempting to fire them in a pit. Time period range: 5500BCE- 550CE * Please note:
– breakages can & regularly do happen in the firing depending on a range of factors
– pots fired in this manner are not considered food safe by modern standards, Pre-booking required.
Participants must also contribute one large bundle of sticks/wood ranging from 1-3 fingers thick for the firing.
You will need to commit to all three sessions in full to be accepted for this class.
Materials cost: $10 for materials.
Max Class Size: 5”

PART 1: Spoon whittling workshop (Max 5 people) (Eilífr Lukasson)
10-1pm ish.  Bjórnhírd Campsite
Part 1: Two 3hr sessions where you learn how to take a branch/limb cutting of a (safe) wood, shape and whittle it down to a spoon. Hopefully by the end of the second session you will walk away with a spoon that only needs to be sanded and oiled. Now you have a spoon for all you future stew/Skause needs! Max Class Size: 5

Dance on the Deck (Louise Braos/Lijsbet)
11-11:30am.  Meeting room deck
A new breed of dance class! It’s a primer, a crash course, a revision class, the abridged version, the bluffers guide to Italian (and French) dance. A quick and dirty series on common dance steps, terminology and how to follow calling, so you can join classes and balls with confidence. For all levels – whether it’s your first time or the first time in a long time. Best results from attending all, but not required. Short classes (20-30 mins), opportunity for one on one or social practice afterwards.

The Market Wallet – introduction then make and take (Jeneur le Geline)
11-1pm.  A&S1

Simple Tactical Frames in German Fencing (Dytryk Lehrer)
12-1pm. Rapier Field – TBC

PART 1: Leather Casework: a series of classes, with Master Hugh- sew the inner layer (Mistress Rowan Perigrynne)
2-3pm.  Rowany Heights – Company of the Staple
3 classes over 3 days, max 8 hands-on (no limit to people listing). Intro to casework in period – styles, uses, examples. Medieval tools, materials and processes. Hands-on: Form, sew (with bristle) and decorate small case (needlecase or penner)

Kingdom A&S Competitions and Their Alternatives: A Round-Table (Gwen verch David)
3-4pm.  Meeting Pavilion
Kingdom A&S Competitions are one way that we celebrate and promote Arts and Sciences in Lochac, and they are how we choose our A&S Champions. But do they represent the breadth and diversity of A&S work across the kingdom? What alternatives, modifications, or additions could help us celebrate the artisans who inspire us? Come along for a discussion of possibilities, informed by recent survey results, and help the Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences develop options, ideas, and understanding.

16th C Italian Dance (Baroness Alliette Delecourt)
3-4pm.  Great Hall
Come and learn “A Spagnoletta”

Fancy shirts! Insertion stitch starter (Euphemia di Niccolo Ziani)
4-5pm.  A&S 1
A practical, how to start class with a few basic insertion stitches for those fancy late period European shirts and chemises. Limited materials may be provided, otherwise folks need to bring fabric (linen or cotton), thread, needle, scissors.

Make a fine leatherwork awl, and/or fix/sharpen/optimise your existing awl (Master Hugh de Calais)
4-5pm.  Rowany Heights – Company of the Staple
Come and make a fine medieval leatherworking awl, and/or turn an existing leatherwork awl into an effective tool (shaping, tapering, polishing and sharpening). Techniques taught in the workshop can be used to convert any awl from a frustrating blunt tool into the equivalent of a miniature medieval lightsaber to cater for all your leather stabbing needs.Cost: gold coin donation for anyone making an awl. No cost if bringing an existing awl to be fixed Cost: gold coin donation for anyone making an awl. No cost if bringing an existing awl to be fixed

Bardic Circle- Family friendly (Shinjo Takame)
7-9pm.  Bardic Circle

 

Friday

PART 2: Spoon whittling workshop (Max 5 people) (Eilífr Lukasson)
10-1pm ish.  Bjórnhírd Campsite
Part 2: Two 3hr sessions where you learn how to take a branch/limb cutting of a (safe) wood, shape and whittle it down to a spoon. Hopefully by the end of the second session you will walk away with a spoon that only needs to be sanded and oiled. Now you have a spoon for all you future stew/Skause needs! Max Class Size: 5

Dance on the Deck (Louise Braos/Lijsbet)
11-11:30am.  Meeting room deck
A new breed of dance class! It’s a primer, a crash course, a revision class, the abridged version, the bluffers guide to Italian (and French) dance. A quick and dirty series on common dance steps, terminology and how to follow calling, so you can join classes and balls with confidence. For all levels – whether it’s your first time or the first time in a long time. Best results from attending all, but not required. Short classes (20-30 mins), opportunity for one on one or social practice afterwards.

Costume Competition (Mistress Clara van der Maes)
11-1pm.  Great Hall

Make a Viking Bead (Max 5 people) (Baroness Ginevra Lucia Di Namoraza)
11-1pm ish.  Bjórnhírd Campsite
Includes a discussion and each person having a go at making one bead.

PART 2: Leather Casework – a series of classes, with Master Hugh- ark, cut and form the outer layer (Mistress Rowan Perigrynne)
2-3pm.  Rowany Heights – Company of the Staple
3 classes over 3 days, max 8 hands-on (no limit to people listing). Intro to casework in period – styles, uses, examples. Medieval tools, materials and processes. Hands-on: Form, sew (with bristle) and decorate small case (needlecase or penner)

Light your Fire – Three 15th Century Dances (Louise Braos/Lijsbet)
2-3pm.  Great Hall
A delicious and tantalizing sampler of 15th Century Italian dances, to (re)awaken your passion before Fire Ball. Will cover 2 of the dances on the Fire Ball list (in the first part of class) followed by a more advanced/intermediate dance. No partner needed, beginner friendly, will also cater to experienced dancers.

Different Cuts and fits for Period Tunics (Eleanora)
2-3pm.  A&S 1

Late bronze age Aegean dress (Kira of St Ursula)
3-4pm.  A&S 1
Minoan and Myceneneans, oh my! Introduction to garb in the late bronze age Aegean’.

Preserving foods (Mistress Rowan Perigrynne)
3-4pm.  Atelier Campsite
Camp Food – Preservation & Storage. Camping without ice! This class looks at why food spoils, key preservation methods over time, medieval food storage, and how all this can work in practice for medieval camp food.

16th C Italian Dance (Baroness Alliette Delecourt)
3-4pm.  Great Hall
Come and learn “A Castellana”

Late bronze age Aegean dress (Kira of St Ursula)
4-5pm.  A&S 1
Minoan and Myceneneans, oh my! Introduction to garb in the late bronze age Aegean’.

Medieval Stained Glass as a documentation for Garb. (Baroness Helouys le Poer)
4-5pm.  A&S 1
This will basically be a discussion style class with handouts. 1 hour.

Medieval leather decoration tools and techniques (Master Hugh de Calais)
4-5pm.  Rowany Heights – Company of the Staple
Come and learn how to cover your leatherwork project in gorgeous designs using historic tools, techniques and art styles. You may bring a project that requires decoration or learn on scraps of leather. All tools will be supplied. You will learn how to case leather, plan a design and then apply it to your leather project.Class size limit: 8 participantsExtras welcome to come and watch or participate if someone doesn’t show up

Fire Ball (Annabel de Swinburne)
5-6.45pm.  Armoured List Field

Great Lochac Games Tourney (GLGT) (Lowry ferch Gwynwynwyn ap Llewelyn)
7pm – Tavern

Lute and Oud jam session (Aliette)
7-9pm.  Great Hall
A get together for all the people who play lute/oud

 

Saturday

Dance on the Deck (Louise Braos/Lijsbet)
11-11:30am.  Meeting room deck
A new breed of dance class! It’s a primer, a crash course, a revision class, the abridged version, the bluffers guide to Italian (and French) dance. A quick and dirty series on common dance steps, terminology and how to follow calling, so you can join classes and balls with confidence. For all levels – whether it’s your first time or the first time in a long time. Best results from attending all, but not required. Short classes (20-30 mins), opportunity for one on one or social practice afterwards.

How to make a simple mead (Ottilia Simion)
11-12pm.  A&S 1
I am teaching people how to make a simple mead and will answer questions and give advice. Everyone gets a little bottle from me to take to their campsite and watch fermenting. However, the participants can also just ignore the brew. It can only spill. Nothing dangerous, just potentially messy. ( (Will have material for 15 people, but observers welcome)

Some thoughts on learning the Latin language (Brian le faucheeur)
12-1pm.  A&S 1
Discussions led by someone who is not expert in Latin but currently learning the language. And willing to share some experiences learned for those who have an interest learning Latin. Topics may include how to use a Latin dictionary, Latin examples, & Latin textbooks. Requirements: Bring pens for making notes.

Six Board Chest: Rd 8 (Max 5 people- $60) (Johan Huslanger)
12- Bjórnhírd Campsite
“After a long hiatus, the A&S Endurance event is Back! Join Johan as he guides you through the basic woodworking techniques in order to construct your own 6-board chest. As well as an intermittent discussion on how to acquire your own equipment and his timber selection process.
No previous woodworking experience is necessary, estimated duration 4-6hours. (you can finish up later in the free sessions)All tools & materials are provided Cost: $60 Max Class Size: 5”

Laurel’s Prize ( Laurel’s only)
1-2pm.  Great Hall

Laurel’s Prize (Open)
2-4pm.  Great Hall

Iron Age Celtic garb (Kaitorix Arvernom)
3-4pm.  A&S 1

Dance musicians’ gathering (Jeneur le Geline)
8pm – Great Hall
An informal opportunity for dance musicians can meet up and warm up before the Good Friday Ball. The music book in-use will be the same as in 2019, copies will be available to borrow or purchase ($15)

 

Sunday

Nalbinding 2: Patterns (Jeneur le Geline)
9-10am.  A&S 1
How to make mittens, socks and hats using the stitches you already know. Warning: no stitches will be taught in this class. gold coin towards notes (if you don’t have them from class 1)

Dance on the Deck (Louise Braos/Lijsbet)
11-11:30am.  Meeting room deck
A new breed of dance class! It’s a primer, a crash course, a revision class, the abridged version, the bluffers guide to Italian (and French) dance. A quick and dirty series on common dance steps, terminology and how to follow calling, so you can join classes and balls with confidence. For all levels – whether it’s your first time or the first time in a long time. Best results from attending all, but not required. Short classes (20-30 mins), opportunity for one on one or social practice afterwards.

PART 3: Leather Casework – a series of classes, with Master Hugh- Sew the outer layer and do finishing (decoration, dying etc) (Mistress Rowan Perigrynne)
11-12pm.  Rowany Heights – Company of the Staple
3 classes over 3 days, max 8 hands-on (no limit to people listing). Intro to casework in period – styles, uses, examples. Medieval tools, materials and processes. Hands-on: Form, sew (with bristle) and decorate small case (needlecase or penner)

Games on the Green (Lowry ferch Gwynwynwyn ap Llewelyn)
11-1pm.  Village Green

Card readings with traditional playing cards (Janine Castle)
12-1pm.  A&S 1

WCoB Meeting (Mistress Rowan Perigrynne)
12-1pm.  Meeting pavilion
WCoB Meeting. Interested in embroidery? The Broderers meeting is open to all!

Learn to dance “Ginevra” (Louise Braos/Lijsbet)
12-1pm.  Great Hall
An elegant, lilting 15thC bassadanse. A more difficult dance than most but worth the effort. Low impact, mostly common steps. Familiarity* with 15thC Italian steps helpful, but all welcome. No partner needed.*Cross promotion – Dancing on the Deck will cover these. Crash course 10 mins prior to Ginevra class.

A Potted History of Tea (Mistress Tailltiu ghoirt ruaidh)
2-3pm.  A&S 1

Caruso Ball (Baroness Medb ingen ind Iasachta)
3-5pm.  Great Halll

Medieval campfire cooking (Mistress Rowan Perigrynne)
3-5pm.  Atelier Campsite
Camp Food – Cooking over a Fire. This is a practical class on how to cook over an open fire – setting up the cooking space, managing fire, tools & equipment, the daily routine. Plus hands-on preparing and cooking some dishes.

From T-Tunic to Thirteenth Century: Developing a Period Look (Gwen verch David)
4-5pm.  A&S 1
Thirteenth century clothing is easy to make, easy to wear, and easy on the budget. With one main body garment and some simple accessories, you can be well-dressed for a specific time and place that sits right at the core of our period. This class will discuss altering and accessorising a generic T-tunic to create a 13th century outfit, as well as patterning a 13th century tunic for male or female styles.

 

Monday

PART 3: Experimental Archaeology: Make your own dark age pot -Fire Pit (Mistress Porzia Vincenzo)
8-11am.  Bjórnhírd Campsite
“Part 3: A chance to have a go at making your own Bronze Age / early Iron Age pot through hand building techniques, and attempting to fire them in a pit. Time period range: 5500BCE- 550CE * Please note:
– breakages can & regularly do happen in the firing depending on a range of factors
– pots fired in this manner are not considered food safe by modern standards, Pre-booking required.

Participants must also contribute one large bundle of sticks/wood ranging from 1-3 fingers thick for the firing.
You will need to commit to all three sessions in full to be accepted for this class.
Materials cost: $10 for materials.
Max Class Size: 5”

16th C Italian Dance (Baroness Alliette Delecourt)
11-12pm.  Great Hall
Come and learn “Chiara Stella”

Creating Welcoming, Inclusive, and Accessible Events: What Stewards Can Do (Gwen verch David)
12-1pm.  A&S 1
We all want people to feel welcome and included at our events. We want them to be safe, comfortable, and able to participate. In this class, I will discuss key results from a survey with 264 participants from across the Known World, asking how to achieve these things. The class will focus on practical interventions stewards can add to their toolkit for designing events, and who those interventions will help most.

Make your Own Dublin Hood (Baroness Helouys le Poer)
3-4pm.  A&S 1
Materials and relevant handout supplied – $5 or byo from your stash = FREE. We might need two hours for this. Happy for people to contact me in advance and ask what to bring, but I do have left over fabric etc for those who need it.

PART 4: Experimental Archaeology: Make your own dark age pot -Unwrap your pot (Mistress Porzia Vincenzo)
7pm- Bjórnhírd Campsite
“Part 4: A chance to have a go at making your own Bronze Age / early Iron Age pot through hand building techniques, and attempting to fire them in a pit. Time period range: 5500BCE- 550CE * Please note:
– breakages can & regularly do happen in the firing depending on a range of factors
– pots fired in this manner are not considered food safe by modern standards, Pre-booking required.

Participants must also contribute one large bundle of sticks/wood ranging from 1-3 fingers thick for the firing.
You will need to commit to all three sessions in full to be accepted for this class.
Materials cost: $10 for materials.
Max Class Size: 5”