Ancient Arts Fellowship

Medieval reenactment in Canberra

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Ancient Arts Fellowship is pleased to announce our annual immersion event for members of re-enactment clubs, Beorg-wic, is on again for 2019 at the usual Danelaw site, “Dunghaven” and will be unaffected by the property being listed for sale.

Come in your Dark Age / Early Emdieval clothing, ready to engage in various period activities such as feasting, fighting, crafting, and socialising with fellow re-enactors from all over Australia.

Beorg-wic details for 2019

Link to Booking page

WHERE
Danelaw's site, "Dunghaven", near Moreton National Park, NSW. The site offers good camping areas, pit and composting toilets and a long fire pit for socialising. Here are directions to get to the site both from Canberra, and from Sydney (maps in PDF format)

WHEN
October long weekend (Saturday 5th to Monday 7th of October). Site open for arrivals on Friday night and we all leave Monday afternoon.

FOOD
There is are feasts on Saturday and Sunday night. If you have any dietary restrictions please tell us well in advance (see booking form).

PRICE

  • Pricing details are on the TryBooking event registration page: Booking page

  • Cost is approx $85 per adult for the full event, day rate $40 (includes feast in the evening) for purchases prior 13 September, increasing to $95 per adult from 14 September. Family tickets and day passes only are also available.

  • Ticket purchases open 18 August and close midnight Tuesday 1st October.

  • Danelaw needs attendees to have has registered as visitors with them:  Danelaw site registration form

  • Preferred Payment is by Credit Card through the TryBooking page but if you wish to pay by direct deposit, banking details as as follows:

    • Account name: Ancient Arts Fellowship

    • Account Number: 03417995

    • Beyond Bank Australia BSB – 805022

    • Please include BW and your name as a reference and email aaf.council@gmail to tell us you have paid.

Note: Purchase of tickets and site access registration with Danelaw must occur before arriving at the event, with final ticket sales Tuesday 1st October 2019. No tickets will be sold at the gate on the day, so pre-purchase and register before 1 October to avoid disappointment.

FIGHTING

The site offers very varied terrain including forest, open field and a narrow creek crossing. We will be using AAF standard rules except most fights will be no lower limbs. Javelins are permitted as well. There may be a short tourney if people are interested. Mininum age for combat is 18 or 16 as long as written permission from parent or guardian provided.

ACTIVITIES
Over the weekend we will be running many workshops and various competitions. If you want to run a workshop at Beorg-wic, contact us and you may get a discount. Details of the workshops will be on our website at a later date. Also we will have an area set up with game boards all weekend. There will be a market on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3pm each day in the village green, so bring your period handcrafted or pre-loved historically accurate items to sell.

If you are a vendor looking to sell your wares; a skilled re-enactor wanting to run a workshop; or an entertainer eager to be involved in the activities schedule, please contact us at AAF with your ideas to discuss. We’d love to hear from you.

OTHER INFORMATION
There is no water on site so BYO plenty of water for the weekend (both drinking and for washing) and take your garbage home. Nearest shops are a long drive, so BYO snacks and drinks too. Please build a fireplace for your fire (there are lots of rocks) and don't litter cigarette butts.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email AAF or contact Sheryl.

See you soon.

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