Magna Carta Medieval Fest – Why we do it

Occasionally, you open your emails and there is a message that reminds you exactly why we participate in community events (apart from the fact we’re proud to be part of the Canberra community).


Could you please convey the following message to the good gentles who organised and attended today?

“Thank you for organising the medieval festival.  I loved watching the knights fight.  I loved all the people in beautiful clothes.  Everybody was really friendly and knew a lot about history.
I liked the juggling too.  I liked having a picture taken.

Thank you so much for all the hard work making it!”

Warmest Regards
Sebastian (5 years) (& Laura)”



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Next Ultimate Fighter Tournament – 22 March 2014

Hi everyone,

the next date for Ultimate Fighter (Glaive round) is the 22nd of March 2015.  There was some confusion regarding the date.  Their Majesties are likely to be in attendance so please join us to celebrate skill at arms and grace on the field.



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Great starts for Foundations of Combat and Beginner’s Rapier

Last Sunday saw the Barony’s Foundations of Combat Intake 1 class and Beginner’s Rapier class kick off for 2015.

It was wonderful to see both classes so well attended.  We hope all participants have a brilliant time building their skills.  Next Sunday sees an Ultimate Fighter Tournament prior to class so feel free to come along early and watch the Barony’s more experienced fighters and fencers take the tournament field!  Opens at 10.

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Change of Venue & Times for Valentines Event 28 February

Hi everyone, Due to a very slow response from ACT parks and a slightly stressed out and overwhelmed steward we can no longer hold the event at Nara Park. The new location is the scout hall in Ainslie, our usual training park
NEW LOCATION: Ainslie Scout Hall, corner of Ebden St and Hassall St, Ainslie ACT 2602.
Please spread the message FAR AND WIDE!!!

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No Dance classes 26 February 2015

Dance will not go ahead tomorrow evening.  Normal schedule will resume from next week.

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Celebrating 50 years of the Society for Creative Anachronism

FinalColorKWMap_smallWith all the exciting information about SCA 50 Year, we thought you should check out the website! Take an early look at what will be happening at SCA 50 Year, on June 17-27th, 2016. ‪#‎SCA50Year



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Have you booked for the Valentine’s Regatta & Games Day yet?

On the 28th of February, Politarchopolis hosts the Valentine’s Day Regatta & Games Day.  Normally held as close to the 14th as possible, this year we’re going for double the love!

You are invited to recognise those who are deserving of admiration (a messenger service will run throughout the day), picnic on the food provided by House Rookwood and try your skill & luck at games!

Boats are under construction (Henley on Todd style) and Their Excellencie, Joan and Crispin look forward to seeing the members of their populace triumph in feats of skill and courtesy!

Costs and booking details can be found here.


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Foundations of Combat Course starts 1 March 2015

It’s time to pick up your sword and fight like a knight as you learn the arts of medieval Descartes Festival 2013 - crop  - ASwarfare in this full speed, full contact pursuit! On 1 March 2015 at the Ainslie Scout Hall (cnr of Ebden & Hassall Streets, Ainslie) we, the Canberra chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), will be starting our 8 week Foundations of Combat course.

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of armoured combat in the SCA.

Any child can tell you of the famous Knights of the Round Table, and most will learn of the exploits of King Richard and the great crusaders. However, the formal training that led to the glory of these armoured heroes remains largely ignored in the modern day.

luke v benIt is ignored no more!  For 50 years, the Society for Creative Anachronism has been teaching the arts of combat, creating new paths to knighthood for men and women world wide.

Our latest course starts on 1 March 2015 and details can be found here.

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Barony wins Most Engaging Community Stall at Multicultural Festival 2015

WOO HOO! It seems that you like talking to us as much as we like coming and talking to you! (You can also come and chat to us on Facebook!)

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Wow! Barony rocks Multicultural Festival 2015

Well that was huge.

We talked to so many people excited to hear about our modern medieval world!

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We explored the possibilities for forming a navy! (Okay we talked to the professionals)

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We stood up for social justice because being medieval doesn’t mean living in the past! #UNwomenaust

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