The biggest society campus event of the year! Join the medieval society as we celebrate the end of term with historical revelries, talks, a tournament, and fun and games for all.
Feast on the 8th of June, at Barley hall!
Tentative list of teachers, talks, traders and activities underneath.
HEMA seminars on the 6th of June
10:00-11:30 - Payson Muller - York Free Fencers Guild - Meyer Longsword
11:30-13:00 - Christopher Halpin-Durband - HSD Rebel's Gate, York - Grappling and application of HEMA for self-defence
14:00-15:30 - Andy Taylor - Stork's Beak, Edinburgh - Dussack and Messer
15:30-17:00 - Nigel Smith - Grappling and Dagger
Re-enactment groups present:
A joint Fringe event! Medieval and historic-themed music! Event here:
Nidavellnir - nalbound (Viking knitting) hats and mittens, plus beautiful Viking jewellery.
Chris Lindsay-White - leatherworking
Back In The Day - re-enactment items and collectables
Warped Triskele- Hand-made jewellery, textiles, wall art, re-enactor kit & costumes.
Fashion through the Medieval Ages - Leah Harley O'Cuinneagain
The Anatomy of an European Combat Manuscript - Radostin Nanov
Evolution of the Sword - Izaac Wallis and Radostin Nanov
Warrior Woman: Joan of Arc, The Soldier - Alex Wilson
Free activities at the Vanbrugh Bowl:
Parade of the Medieval society - at the event opening, we will march on the Bowl in all our glory!
Medieval martial arts demonstrations - see our society members demonstrate the best of the European martial tradition.
Formation training - join up in a true medieval formation! Or, just watch from the sidelines as we march for your pleasure.
Kiddy vike - a chance for little vikings (under the age of 10) to try their hands at fighting vikings.
Piggyback jousting - a glorious tournament for the littlest of knights!
Re-enactment demos - visiting re-enactment groups, such as Various Viking groups and the House of York branch of Crusade, are going to display their best equipment and abilities on the Bowl.
The Owl Adventures - falconry and bird display.
Music! - We will have a number of musicians on the Bowl! Expect both classic medieval music as well as medievalized covers of moderns songs!
Line dancing - join a line dance on the fair meadow of Vanbrugh.
Photos and talks - any place, any time, pose together with a member of the society for a photo or ask them your questions. Roy Hampson will be our on-site photographer.
Shield painting - painting little wooden shields. Make your own souvenir from SwordClash!