Ancient Arts Fellowship

Medieval reenactment in Canberra

This is the official website of the Ancient Art Fellowship (AAF), one of Australia's oldest continually running medieval reenactment groups.

Most importantly, please be aware and pass on that Beorgwic 2018 is on and will be unaffected by the property being listed for sale.

It is with great sadness and fond memories that we must announce that the Dunghaven property, our Beorgwic home, is to due to be listed for sale in the coming week

On behalf of the Ancient Arts Fellowship and all our members both past and present, the Council would like to sincerely thank our Danelaw hosts and landlords for their generous hospitality and support during the past 15 years. Our forest home is a deeply loved place which means a lot to us and we're looking forward to welcoming you all to a very special Beorgwic this year.

Beorgwic details for 2018

Link to Booking page

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)

October long weekend (29th Sep to the 1st of October). Site open for arrivals on Friday night and we all leave Monday afternoon.

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


  • Details on the TryBooking page: Booking page

  • Cost is approx $85 per adult for the full event, day rate $40 (including feast in the evening)

  • Please register and payment ASAP

  • 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: that admission at the gate is subject to space and catering capacity - we can't guarantee that you can get in or that you will be fed!


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.

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 the Sunday morning so can people inform us if they would like to sell stuff at the market.

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


We do plan on running Beorgwic 2019 and once the land is sold, we will be looking at location options and will keep everyone advised.

The property will be advertised in the coming days, once it is and if any relevant news arises, we'll keep you updated.

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

See you soon.

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