Village Pavilion

Knights of the Scotts War with Conroi
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Get up close with the weapons and armour of Scottish Knights! Try out the amour and hear the stories of Robert the Bruce and Edward Longshanks, Hammer of the Scotts.

Medieval Enamelling with Conroi
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Learn about an art of decoration whereby metal objects are given a vitreous glaze that is fused onto the surface by intense heat to create a brilliantly coloured decorative effect.

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

So You Want To Try Out Living History?
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Learn about the Australian living history movement, the basics of the hobby and how to decide the right group for you.

Medieval Surgery with Medicinae Historia
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The 12th century saw revolutionary new medical knowledge reaching Europe from the Middle East. See how the latest surgical knowledge was applied.

Viking Grooming with Blackpool
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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.

Introduction to Gregorian Chant with Schola Cantorum
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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.

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

Women’s Home Remedies of the Twelfth Century with Miklagard
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The Trotula was a text on women's medicine, compiled in the twelfth century and spread throughout Europe, bringing practical medical instructions into the home.

Lives of the Pilgrims with The Pilgrims of Canterbury
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Gather and hear tales of the lives and travels of fourteenth century pilgrims

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.

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