SCA Demo in Machias, Maine at the Bold Coast Sea & Sky Festival: July 21-23, 2017

The Barony of Endewearde will be holding a SCA demonstration of medieval combat and craftsmanship at the Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival in Machias, Maine on Saturday July 22, 2017.

SCA participants are welcome to camp overnight Friday-Sunday, July 21-23, 2017. They would like the encampment similar to last year and the showers will again be available at University of Maine Machias campus. The SCA demo will be held across the street from Helen’s Restaurant which is located at 111 Main Street, Machias, Maine.

Details about the types of medieval activities to be showcased are being planned. Lord Anlón Greywolf plans to demonstrate medieval blacksmithing at his forge all day Saturday, July 22, 2017. We need artisans and combatants to round out the display. Please contact Lord Eoin, Chatelaine of Endewearde, at chatelaine@endewearde.eastkingdom.org if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help at this SCA demo.

Learn More Through Social Media Resources

Here are several online resources you can visit to learn more about activities and the overall schedule for the Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival.

The Barony of Endewearde has a facebook discussion group Machias Demo which will answer questions for SCA participants planning to attend.

There is a festival facebook page authored by the Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival organizers with updates. There is also the official Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival website which lists the day schedule and a description of activities.

June 2017 issue of the Northern Watch newsletter is now available

The June 2017 issue of the Barony of Endewearde’s newsletter, The Northern Watch, is now available for download (pdf). Highlights of this issue include

  • On Travel
    An article by Their Excellences Baron & Baroness du Vey
  • Officer Updates
    A list of baronial officer positions up for review at the end of 2017
  • F is for Forrester: The Language of the Royal Forests of Medieval England
    A new column written by THL Seamus na Coille Aosda
  • A Day at the Fort by Lord Edmund Beneyt (with photos)
  • Upcoming Events
    A list of weekly activities running in the Barony of Endewearde
  • Baronial Officers list and contact information

Endewearde expresses gratitude to Lady Audrye Beneyt, Chronicler of Endewearde, for her fine work.

Endewearde SCA Activities Sunday July 2 through Sunday July 9, 2017

Here are some changes to the usual Barony of Endewearde activities coming up this week and throughout the summer you may want to be aware of as you plan your family recreational time.

Medieval novice and experienced artisans meet on Sundays at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Road in Bangor, Maine from 4:00-7:00 PM. Whether you are interested in learning about the wide variety of projects appropriate for the Middle Ages or are an experienced artisan, please feel free to join those gathering at the kitchen table just off the main gym floor or outside in fair weather.

Sunday, July 2: There will be a heavy list and rapier combat practice at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Rd in Bangor, Maine as usual from 4:00-7:00 PM. Please note that Heavy List loaner gear will not be available; rapier combat loaner gear will be available as usual. If you usually borrow heavy list gear for practice please do not feel dissuaded from attending practice as out of armor drills can still happen! If enough people show up for heavy list there will be an impromptu infantry practice.

Please note that Sunday July 2nd is the last Endewearde heavy list practice for the rest of July and the first half of August. Adult Rapier Combat WILL continue to run this summer at this location unless a cancellation is announced here or on the Endewearde facebook discussion group.

Tuesday July 4 (Independence Day): Archery practice in Bangor is cancelled.

Tuesday July 4 (Independence Day): SCA participants from the Canton of Basingestoches will be marching in the Bar Harbor parade followed by a demonstration of SCA combat and activities at the Ball Field in Bar Harbor. You can learn more details about how to participate in the parade and SCA demo by visiting Bar Harbor July 4th 2017 Parade and Demo.

Wednesday July 5: Thrown weapons practice in Hermon is cancelled this week.

Thursday July 6 – Sunday July 9: Please visit our neighbors in the Province of Malagentia at Great Northeastern War in Hebron, Maine.

Sunday July 9: Combat practice and the medieval crafts gathering are cancelled at the Bangor Housing Authority site in Bangor, Maine.

There are two additional SCA demonstrations coming up in the Barony of Endewearde this July 2017:

Last dance practice in Endewearde – site change

On Thursday, June 15, 2017 the last dance practice for spring & summer 2017 will be held at the home of Lord Poplyr Childs in Bangor, Maine instead of at the usual location of the Orono High School in Orono.

Dance practice starts at 7 pm and will be held outside on the lawn.

If you need directions and assistance please ask on the Endewearde facebook group.

Endewearde would like to thank our experienced dance instructors, Lord Gwillim and Lady Constancia for all their work running dance practices this spring!

Garb Workshop: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Would you like to learn how to sew your first SCA tunic? There will be a workshop for those who are new to sewing or who would like assistance in making clothing appropriate for the SCA (roughly covering the time period 600-1600).

The workshop runs from 11 AM – 4 PM and will be held at the Bryant E. Moore Community & Conference Center, 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth, Maine 04605

If you are using GPS for directional help please enter State Street in Ellsworth.

You can learn more about this workshop by viewing the workshop announcement on the Canton of Basingestoches website and by following discussions on the Garb Workshop facebook event page. Plan to bring prewashed material, thread, and clothing that makes it easy to try on your new garment for fittings and adjustments. There will be folks available who will help turn you turn that flat fabric into a new fitted garment!

Plan to bring your own lunch or snacks. This workshop is free and is open to anyone who wants to learn how to make SCA garb.

Bar Harbor July 4th, 2017 Parade & Demo

Image of two fighters with a crowd on onlookers standing behind a picket fence. One fighter is standing over the other fighter on the ground with a huge sword impaled in his chest.

Harley 4418 f. 56 Knights in combat

July 4th Basingestoches will be marching in the Bar Harbor Parade!  We encourage any Scadians to come join us in garb to spread the word.  After the parade the plan is to have a spot on the ball fields for a meet and greet with combat opportunities.  If you don’t wish to march but want to come please do, we need folks to watch the demo site and fighters who are not tired from the journey to fight.

Set up:  Ball fields 8:00 AM

Parade: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Demo: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Any questions please email chatelaine@basingestoches.eastkingdom.org

There is a public facebook event page Demo July 4th with additional updates regarding marching in the parade and for the SCA Demo afterwards at the ballfield.

Updated: 6/29/2017

Original Author: Thomas de Marr
Updated by Bryn Millar

Canton of Basingestoches Business Meeting: Sunday, June 4, 2017

There will be a business meeting of the Canton of Basingestoches on Sunday, June 4, 2017. The meeting will start at Noon and will be held at Pat’s Pizza, 396 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine. If you would like to attend and are unfamiliar with the group please ask for the “SCA group” when you arrive. Attire is modern casual clothing.

If you would like to add a topic to the meeting agenda please contact Lord Hrafn at seneschal@basingestoches.eastkingdom.org or request contact with him through the Canton of Basingestoches facebook page

Garbed Forest Walk in Acadia National Park: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hadlock Stream Bridge, Acadia National Park

There will be a garbed forest walk in Acadia National Park on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The walk will begin at Noon. Please wear comfortable shoes and SCA garb appropriate for walking up and down trails and pathways. Plan to bring what supplies you need, such as water, for your comfort.

We will be hiking the Eagle Lake Carriage Road. Participants will meet at the entrance on Eagle Lake Road at 12:00 Noon and ending around 3 PM.

You can follow discussions about this planned hike on social media on the public facebook event page Garbed Forest Walk.

Class List Now Available for the Barony of Endewearde Arts University: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Image of teacher sitting at a desk with several pupils listening attentively.

Royal 6 E VI f. 138v Ars sive artes (Art or Arts)

The Canton of Basingestoches will be hosting the Barony of Endewearde’s Arts University. The list of classes is now available to view online or download as a pdf (use the download icon in the upper right side of your screen). 

You can follow additional information Class Instructors are posting about their classes on the public facebook event page Barony of Endewearde Arts University.

As a reminder, dayboard will not be provided at this event, so plan to pack along your own lunch or visit one of the local area restaurants.