The Barony of Politarchopolis is a community group in Canberra and the surrounding region devoted to learning medieval skills and enjoying medieval pastimes. We don’t just read about history, we live it!
Fighting, feasting, costuming, crafting, music, dance… if it was done in pre-17th century Europe, we know someone interested in recreating it.
And not just in the ACT! We’re part of a global organisation called the Society for Creative Anachronism (the SCA), and we’re one of 42 local groups in the Australia/New Zealand chapter: the Kingdom of Lochac.
New people are always welcome at our Regular Meetings, so feel free to come along any time and meet some of our members. You can also check out our events calendar on the right to see if we have any costumed events coming up.
To keep in touch with us about ongoing activities, consider joining our Baronial Mailing List, the Kingdom event announcements Mailing List, or Facebook Group. If you want to learn more about us first, you can check out our Facebook Page, explore this website, or contact our Hospitaller (Recruitment Officer) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unto the populace of Lochac,
In consultation with the Crown, it is with sadness that I must inform you of the decision to cancel all in person events across Lochac until further notice. The decision to lift this suspension will depend on advice and directives provided by civil authorities and may be regionally based.
Whilst we cannot provide an end date for the suspension, we can reasonably expect that it will continue through July and are officially cancelling Midwinter. With this in mind, Their Majesties will remain in Their position until Twelfth Night. Additionally, we will continue planning for November Crown and review the situation at the end of September. November Crown will only go ahead if it is safe and accessible for those wishing to contest. This means that the social distancing measures and travel restrictions must be lifted to allow travel between Australian states and International travel between Australia and New Zealand.
Should restrictions still apply in November, we will revise the succession process.
In the meantime, I am working with the Crown, Kingdom Officers, SCA Inc and SCANZ to ensure official SCA activities can continue online, comply with our insurance and policies, and be delivered in such a way that is simple, effective and accessible. I hope we will be able to start advertising online events in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, chat with your group Seneschal.
In service to the Crown and dream,
Countess Beatrice Maria Malatesta Lochac Seneschal
You’ve been to a class, workshop, training, or perhaps one of our fantastic events and now you’re ready to join the society. You won’t have to sign all those extra forms either!
Make your way to the Lochac website for membership registry and follow the instructions for a new member. If you’re an existing member you can update your membership here too.