The event will be held in Springfield, MA, and full event details can be found online at the East Kingdom Website.
Bergental’s Novice Schola will be held on March 14th, 2015, in Springfiled, MA and the event is currently recruiting teachers to create entry-level classes of all types. Any A&S, Garb, Food, Martial, History, and SCA Life classes are welcome.
This year there are two specialty tracks that are especially welcome. One is for classes intended for “tween” aged members, defined as youngsters between the ages of 8 or 9 and 14 or 15. Mistress Annestrina will be coordinating this set of classes, and will have a dedicated youth room for the entire day for her teachers.
Second, since the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt will occur in 2015, there will be a track of classes for anything having to do with Agincourt: 15th century life, the battles, the Kings, the history leading up to the battle or after it occurred. Lord Griffin Dunham is coordinating this track.
Put on your thinking caps, and contact Lady Barbeta Kyrkeland who is managing classes for the Schola with your class ideas as soon as possible.
Lady Lilie Dubh recently shared with us that two NY groups will be trying a new event concept early next year: a two-part Schola.
The Canton of Lions End and the Barony of An Dubhaigheann were both contemplating having scholas over this coming winter. As the groups are neighbors, representatives consulted with each other and decided to collaborate.
The Lions End event, Lions in Winter, is scheduled for February 21, 2015, will be part one. Part two will be the Spring Schola in An Dubhaigheann on March 21, 2015. Some classes will start in Lions End and finish in An Dubhaigheann, and projects needing help or completion can be worked on at both events and in between.
However if you can’t attend both events, don’t be deterred from attending whichever you can. There will be single session classes which begin at the An Dubhaigheann event as well as continuations of those started at Lions End.
The autocrats of both events are eager to hear from anyone who would like to teach classes which take advantage of this longer format; their contact information can be found in the event announcements:
In addition to classes, Lions End will be holding an Arts and Sciences Competition, and An Dubhaigheann will be selecting Bardic and A&S Champions, and offering a garb sale.
The Province of Malagentia recently announced the schedule of classes for the Heavy List University event, being held this Saturday, April 12th in Eliot, Maine. Full details (including class times, event directions, lunch information, event location, and cost) can be found in the official East Kingdom announcement, or on the Malagentian website.
Classes include ‘Intermediate Sword and Shield’ (taught by Duke Kenric aet Eastseaxe), ‘Historiacal Polearm techniques’ (taught by Duke Vissevald Selkirkson), ‘Movement, Measure and Power in Armored Combat’ (taught by Duke Lucan von Drakenkalue), ‘Two Sword’ (taught by Master Julien de la Pointe), as well as classes taught by Sir Ankara Lig Niki, Syr Kyppyn Kirkcaldy, Baron Matthew Moraveous Avdenmork, Lord Tiernana, and Lord William Ravenhair. The day will also include a demonstration of historical cut and thrust techniques.
The Shire of Nordenhal (Kingston, NY) is very pleased to once again offer a day full of classes to help you accessorize, embellish, and otherwise add those special touches that turn your garb from functional to fantastic.
Wear Schola IV will take place on November 16, 2013 at the Church of the Comforter Church Hall Wynkoop Place, Kingston, NY Reservations received before October 15th will receive a discounted event fee. Please see the event announcement on the East Kingdom website for details and specific instructions about how to register.
In addition to the traditional slate of classes, there will be a heavy list tournament (weather permitting) and Poison Pen Press will be vending throughout the day.
The event has made arrangements with several local hotels if you need overnight accommodations for this event. Details are on the event announcement. Please contact Autocrat Lady Ailionora inghean Ronain with any questions you may have about the event.
It’s time to start thinking about Novice Schola 2013 in the Barony of Bergental (Springfield, MA). It is earlier this year (Feb 9th) so I won’t be able to give you as much leeway for dithering about whether or not to teach a class.
Some classes are old favorites and we need those as our backbone. Newer classes that we haven’t had before are also a big draw for our returning students. The only requirement is that it be a beginning class – either the absolute beginning of a topic or skill, or beginning of a more advanced or complicated skill or topic. Most time frames are 1-hour blocks but we can accommodate 2-hour, 3-hour, and all-day classes (although all-day classes are tough to schedule if we have more than one of them). It is unlikely that we will be able to have outdoor classes due to the unpredictability of the weather in early Feb.
I also need to know if there is a class limit (number of students, hands on vs. auditors), age limit, and cost for materials. It is unlikely that many students will be able to bring materials to classes even if advertised ahead of time, so plan on your students needing you to bring tools for them to use and materials to practice on.
There is no special track this year, so anything is welcome. If you are not sure, email your questions to me. Please email me (Lady Barbeta Kyrkeland) at harpnfiddle @ pobox.com (take out the spaces) and put Novice Schola 2013 as the subject.