Have your field harvested, your grain stored, your mead made, your cattle and sheep in their barn - for there is a long cold winter ahead. But at least there is one thing to look forward to in this dark time
Flintheath Yule Ball!
Saturday 1st December 2012
This year the theme will be 'Ice'. For the ball in the evening we would love to see garb of this theme – whites, blues and silvers. (Obviously not compulsory – we don't expect you to make a complete new set of garb – but if you happen to have it this would be lovely.)
As in past years the Holly King will be distributing Yule gifts – we ask that if possible attendees bring a small gift to exchange. This can be something made or something bought.
Saturday's events include Armoured Combat, Rapier Combat, Arts and Science, and Dance classes. If you are interested in Archery (and have a handy Archery Marshal) please contact the Event Steward. A 'populace choice' Arts and Sciences competition will be held with extra points awarded by the event team for entries fitting the 'Ice' theme. There will be an amazing progressive timeline feast by Lady Kathryne Gordon and the Ice Ball in the evening hosted by Baroness Margaret de Mey.
Bidwell Centre (same site as last year)
Two Mile Bottom
Directions: Take the A11 towards Thetford/Norwich. At Thetford take the A134 North towards Kings Lynn. The centre will be on the second road on the left. (You will pass the Rugby club on the right and then the power station on the left.) It is signposted “Guide and Scout site”. Take the left fork of the access track. Go under the railway bridge (clearance is less than 8 feet) and then curve to the right to come to the Bidwell centre. We will also place yellow SCA signs to guide you.
Please let us know if you would like a lift. Payment of petrol money to the lift-giver would be appreciated.
Site will open at 5.30pm on Friday 30th November (anyone who would like to arrive early is welcome to help set up!).
Site closes noon on Sunday 2nd December.
The site is wet.
Your fee includes: Friday evening travellers fayre, Saturday breakfast, lunch and feast, Sunday breakfast, and crash space for Friday and Saturday nights.
The cost for all this is a paltry £35 in advance, £38 at the door, for the whole weekend for adults. £5 for children between 8 and 18, under 8 free. If you have numerous children please speak to us about a family cap. We would like to encourage guests who are not SCA members/players, who maybe would just like to come for Saturday afternoon and evening (including feast and crash space) as a 'taster' of SCA activities for £20.
To register please contact the Reservations Steward Ursula Sturlasdatter with the following information:
SCA membership number
Are you able to bring a small gift for the Holly King to distribute?
We would appreciate it if those attending from ID would pay in advance. Payment can be made at any event convenient between now and November 20th, or by direct payment into Flintheath account (contact the Exchequer for details), or cheques (made out to 'Shire of Flintheath') can be sent to:
55 Downing Close
Event Steward: Lady Delia of Ely (DeliaOfEly@flintheath.com)
Reservations Steward: Viscountess Ursula Sturlasdatter (UrsulaSturlasdatter@flintheath.com)
Feast Cook: Lady Kathryne Elizabeth Gordon
Ball and Dance: Baroness Margaret de Mey
Armoured Combat Marshal: Lady Auriana dicta Lopere
Rapier Combat Marshal: Lord Nicholas de Estleche dictus le Tardif
Arts and Science Coordinator: Lady Ayesha Trentacapilli di Salerno