An SCA group wouldn’t mean much without events. Active groups typically host one-off events like tourneys, demos and feasts, and regular get-togethers like fighter training, dancing and social evenings.
Here in Politarchopolis, we hold a range of weekly sessions and one-off events. Check the calendar for a full picture of the coming months.
All activities carry a $10 per head insurance charge for non-member adults and $5 for minor non-members, so it is recommended that you join at your earliest convenience (please find more info here). Check out What does it cost? for more information on general costs.
Arts and Sciences
In the SCA, we group all non-combat skills and knowledge under the very broad heading of ‘Arts & Sciences’ (commonly referred to as A&S). Short classes and project space are often held on Sundays at the Ainslie Scout Hall, 1 Hassall Street, Ainslie. For more information check out our Arts and Sciences page.
Once a month, we hold a scribes workshop, where we teach and practice the arts of calligraphy (writing) and illumination (painting), based on medieval and renaissance manuscripts. For more information check out our Scribes Workshops page.
Sundays from 10am to noon at the Tuggeranong Archery Club. Cost $10 to non-members of the TAC, normal range fees to members. This also includes Inter-Kingdom Archery Competition. For more information check out our Archery page.
Also called ‘heavy fighting’, this is exactly what comes to mind when you think of a medieval knight. Our combatants wear a mixture of chain-mail, leather, and plate armour (according to strict armour standards) and wield non-metal weapons so that our fights can be completely un-choreographed, full speed, and full contact, but still safe. For more information check out our Armoured Combat page.
With a broader range of techniques than you’ll find in Olympic-style fencing, our ‘Rapier’ experts wield swords, daggers, canes, bucklers and assorted other praying devices in swift and elegant bouts. Fencers use blunted metal swords, and fight ‘to the touch’, like modern fencing, but unlike modern fencing are allowed to step to the side and move around the field. For more information check out our Renaissance Fencing page.
We also do the dances of 15th and 16th Century Europe, which we know about from Italian, French and English documents. We do some dances that are familiar to long time members, and some that are new to them. We do some that are bouncy, some that are stately, and all shades in between – sometimes in the one dance! For more information check out our Dance page.
The College of St Aldhelm
The College of St Aldhelm is a chapter of the SCA, located at the Australian National University, Canberra, and is affiliated with the ANU Students Association.
Currently not running, but may become available again in the future. For more information check out the The College of St Aldhelm.
The College of St Andronicus
The College of Saint Andronicus is a chapter of the SCA located at the University of Canberra, and is affiliated with the UC Students Association.
Currently not running, but may become available again in the future. For more information check out the The College of St Andronicus.