Upcoming Events

July

3rd Stabbython- 10 & 11 July 2021

Where: The event is being held on private property, in “the barn” at Elmwood. If you need directions or a street address, please contact the event Steward (stephen@suncrow.com)

When: July 10th and 11th 2021. Doors open 9AM on Saturday, and the event officially ends 5 PM on Sunday.

Cost: $20 per person, Children under 5 are free

Activities:

Stabbing! This is a fighting event, focused on fencing. There is no schedule for the fighting, as we have found in past years that just 'letting it happen' leads to near-continuous activities, with people self organising into pick-up fights, one on one tuition, various classes and demos, melee games, authorization bouts, etc.

Sunday morning will be set aside for all those interested in Heavy Combat, though fencing can of course also be ongoing.

We have indoor/covered space for about 3 pairs of fencers to be going at a time. If the weather permits, the graveled yard in front of the barn allows for larger groups and melee games.

A&S: Upstairs in the barn is available for A&S activities. While the schedule has not been formalized, we've had a request for a quill-cutting class, there may be tea-ceremony demonstrations, and who knows what else will self-organise!

Other activities?: What to organize other stuff at the event? Great. So long as it does not impede the core stabbing activities, that is great. For those that are unaware, Elmwood is a camelid farm with llamas and alpacas, so they are a potential source of entertainment, too.

Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner will be provided Saturday, and lunch on Sunday. Saturday lunch will include Chili con Carne, Black Bean Soup,and bread rolls + meat, cheese, and salad. Saturday dinner with be a feast cooked by James of Darton. Sunday lunch will be leftovers.

A few volunteers to help in the kitchen would be appreciated, particularly for the feast prep.

Transport and Parking: Parking is limited, especially if we want to keep the area in front of the barn open for combat sports (assuming good weather). Carpooling is recommended, and please park at the bottom of the driveway where practical.

August

Darton Anniversary - 20 - 22 August

Theme - Roman Saturnalia

The Roman midwinter holiday was the beginnings of modern Christmas. People had time off work, ate lots of food, and it was the one time of year when everyone was supposedly equal. Masters and servants would sit at the same tables and eat the same food. Gifts were given, homes were decorated, and a good time was had by all.

The event will be framed as a Saturnalia. The food will be Roman-themed, and decorations, activities and entertainment will take inspiration from Roman history. It is intended to involve the kids in the event too, by getting them to do the decorations for the hall and have kids' combat and arts and sciences.

There will be a gift registry for those who wish to participate in gift giving

Location:  Brookfield Outdoor Education Centre, Moores Valley Road, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt.

This is an event with sleeping in Bunk rooms, however, if you wish to be under canvas, please contact the event steward.

Booking and information requests to dartonanniversary@gmail.com

Cost:  Adult (SCA Member) - $85; non-member $87.  Teens (13 - 18) $85; Youth ( 6- 12) $65; Children (5 and under): $40.

September?

Scibal Day - date still to be determined - a day of calligraphy and illumination!