2018 Program

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Main Timetable

The main timetable is the same for both Saturday and Sunday.

Joust Arena

  • Sydney Madrigal Choir

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    Chamber choir based at the University of Sydney specialising in music from the 13th - 18th centuries

  • Grand Parade

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  • Jousting Tournament

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    Experience the St Ives International Solid Lance Tournament! - Morning Session

  • Sydney Madrigal Choir

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    Chamber choir based at the University of Sydney specialising in music from the 13th - 18th centuries

  • Full Flight Birds of Prey Show

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    Full Flight will be offering demonstrations of this unique hunting technique that has grown into an art form.

  • Viking Battle

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    Will the weary Westerners successfully defend themselves or will the mighty Varangian Guard squash their rebellion? Witness the fury of Viking battle.

  • Costume Competition

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    ARMSTREET AUSTRALIA invite you to don that peasant smock and lace up your bodice to look the part at the Faire. At 1pm assemble next to the Royal Box (North end) of the Joust Arena for judging. Prizes for adults and chldren,

  • Knight's Foot Tournament

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    Knights in full plate armour take the field on foot to do great deeds of arms. Clad in their heraldic colours, they fight with blunted weapons to demonstrate their skill, bravery, courtesy and nobility.

  • Hunt Display

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    Follow the exploits of Young Sir Darrell as he takes his beloved lady Lisa on a medieval hunt within the kingdoms forests. See the Sir Darrell’s well honed skills for hunting the boar, deer and wolf with bow, lance, sword, hound and bird.

  • Kingdom of Heaven Tournament

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    Christian knights of the Holy Lands meet in Jerusalem for a Round Table tournament. Symbolic of the legendary round table of King Arthur, knights compete in single combat and mass melee. They risk life and limb to prove their worth to the King of Jerusalem.

  • Sydney Madrigal Choir

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    Chamber choir based at the University of Sydney specialising in music from the 13th - 18th centuries

  • Jousting Tournament

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    Experience the St Ives International Solid Lance Tournament! - Afternoon Session. Sunday Grand FInal

Battle Field

  • Trebuchet

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    The Juvenis of Accendo Sarcolagos re-enactment group invite you to witness this violently simple war machine at work, firing watermelons the show is not to be missed.

  • Archery Show

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    Experience the power of the Longbow, as expert archers unleash war weighted arrows at armour (Both maille and plate!), demonstrating the penetrating qualities of the famous bodkin points. The Medieval Archery Society will work to dismiss some of the common myths that abound in film and tv, and also showcasing the other weaponry used in the Hundred Years War!

  • Pike and Musket Demonstration

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    A tight band of pikemen are flanked and supported by crack-shot musketeers. An effective strategy, but the Routiers must practice in order to earn their bread. Come and find out why these men-of-no-lands were so feared and respected.

  • Cannon Firing

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    Commemorative History Society and Vanguard present Medieval artillery and firing of a cannon. The bombard is an early cannon used in the 15th century

  • Pike and Musket Demonstration

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    A tight band of pikemen are flanked and supported by crack-shot musketeers. An effective strategy, but the Routiers must practice in order to earn their bread. Come and find out why these men-of-no-lands were so feared and respected.

  • Archery Show

    -

    Experience the power of the Longbow, as expert archers unleash war weighted arrows at armour (Both maille and plate!), demonstrating the penetrating qualities of the famous bodkin points. The Medieval Archery Society will work to dismiss some of the common myths that abound in film and tv, and also showcasing the other weaponry used in the Hundred Years War!

  • Cannon Firing

    -

    Commemorative History Society and Vanguard present Medieval artillery and firing of a cannon. The bombard is an early cannon used in the 15th century

  • Trebuchet

    -

    The Juvenis of Accendo Sarcolagos re-enactment group invite you to witness this violently simple war machine at work, firing watermelons the show is not to be missed.

Village Green

  • Glima Tournament - Viking Wrestling

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    Glíma is a term to describe the ancient Scandinavian martial art which was practised without weapons in the warrior society of the Viking age and medieval times. Dark ages re-enactors will be demonstrating how Glìma is practised and kept alive to this day.

  • C14/15th Fighting Techniques with Company of St Christopher

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    The Company of St Christopher will demonstrate a variety unarmed and armed document-able fighting techniques from Masters of the 14th and 15th Century. Demonstrations through the day will include unarmed fighting, dagger, messer, long-sword and poleaxe.

  • Medieval Dance Workshop with Wayward

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    Fun, easy historic dances for all ages.

  • Knattliekr - Viking Football

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    Early Village re-enactors will be recreating the Viking era ball game, called knattleikr.

  • Varangian Guard Battle Training with Rusland

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    Watch the elite guard of the Byzantine Emperor train using a variety of period weapons and techniques.

  • Sharp Weapon Cutting Demonstration with Condottieri

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    A presentation of skill and speed! Condottieri will put on an educational display of martial prowess covering practical cutting demonstrations of various combat techniques and weapons based on Renaissance Society.

  • C17th Polish Sabre Duelling with Miklagard

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    Some fencing styles use a tight grip and a hammer fist, others, geometry and leverage. The Sabre, on the other hand, a ballistic steel arc; hurled with precision and passion in a dangerous game of judgement! Learn what they mean by a ‘windmill’ - and how a pinkie finger can kill - in this skilled demonstration of the infamous 17th century Polish cross-cutting school of Sabre.

  • C14/15th Fighting Techniques with Company of St Christopher

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    The Company of St Christopher will demonstrate a variety unarmed and armed document-able fighting techniques from Masters of the 14th and 15th Century. Demonstrations through the day will include unarmed fighting, dagger, messer, long-sword and poleaxe.

Village Pavilion

  • Try Fingerloop Braiding with Company of the Phoenix

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    Try your hand at making your own braided medieval cords of various colours, patterns, shapes and sizes

  • Viking Grooming with Blackpool (in Early Village)

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    A Scandinavian bachelor is taken from drab to fab in preparation for his upcoming nuptials. A demonstration of Scandinavian grooming practices and fashions.

  • Byzantine Kontarion Drill Display

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    As the cultures of the Dark Ages reached outwards with largely \'unprofessional\' armies, the Late Roman (Byzantine) Empire found themselves with the manpower to revive an old strategy: mass infantry blocks trained and armed with brutal four-or-more metre pikes. Watch a Byzantine \\\'Drill sergeant\\\' teach raw recruits not to impale each other. If you\\\\\\\'d like to enlist, you can try it yourself.

  • Playing Medieval Board Games with Company of the Phoenix

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    Learn to play medieval boardgames, how they are different to today\'s games, and how they are similar

  • Beowulf and Epic Poetry with Miklagard

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    Written in Anglo Saxon, this Legend survived fire and a millennium to reach us today. As the self proclaimed mightiest warrior of the Viking-Age, Beowulf would be pleased. After all; he ripped off arms to earn it. Meet fell-beasts (and their mothers), and learn why Anglo-Saxons loved to talk (and how). There may be Dragons. There\'s certainly a story.

Village In-Camp

  • Musical Instruments of the Viking Age with Haseti (in Early Village)

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    Meet the luthier - stringed instrument maker - and learn about the instruments of the Viking age, how they were made and how they were played

  • Morning Prayers, Blessing of the Pilgrims and Gregorian Chant (in Templar Camp)

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    Join the Templars and Schola Cantorum to hear Gregorian chant and morning prayers in Latin. The pilgrims will be blessed before they set out for the Holy places in Jerusalem.

  • Make Medieval Fabric Buttons with Rosalie's Medieval Woman (in C14th Village)

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    Try your hand at making fabric buttons.

  • Minstrels and their Instruments with Wayward (in Templar Camp)

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    Learn about various historic hurdy gurdies, bagpipes, shawms, recorders, flutes and percussion instruments. Discover the history and development of the each instrument and the life of a medieval minstrel

  • Introduction to Gregorian Chant with Schola Cantorum (in Templar Camp)

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    Short discussion on: History of the chant, the 13th Century notation, Latin pronunciation. Brief mention of technique in singing chant and a chance to learn some simple chant melodies. And a chance to hear Schola Cantorum sing chant.

  • Viking Trade with Blackpool (in Early Village)

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    Viking wealth didn\'t just come from pillaging. Learn about the trade goods carried by the vikings and the routes they used to profit from their seafaring.

  • Who are the Byzantines? with Miklagard (in Early Village)

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    Twin stone walls, a chain across the bay, a great fleet spitting fire... Byzantium stood for a thousand years, but few of us have heard the name. Step inside the bustle of an officers tents and find out who - or what - was a Byzantine?

  • Food Preservation, Cheese and Butter making with Europa (in Early Village)

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    How do you keep your dairy, meat and vegetables fresh without a fridge? You\'ll learn how our ancestors processed fresh foods to make them last.

  • Afternoon Prayer and Gregorian Chant (in Templar Camp)

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    Join the Templars and Schola Cantorum to hear Gregorian chant and afternoon prayers in Latin

Musical Performances

Performance timetable 2018