Auckland's "Pop-up" Globe opened on Thursday night with much fanfare and just a little help from the good people of Ildhafn. This Globe is a temporary construction replicating the second Globe Theatre in London, and will be venue for a huge programme of Shakespeare plays. Featuring the costuming of our very own Lady Christine Bess Duvant (Chantelle Gerard), the play for the opening night Gala was Twelfth Night. An hepe of us were given tickets in return for going along and looking pretty, and pretty we were, hitting the red carpet with a storm of well-tailored silk and velvet.
A possible plan for A&S meetings in Ildhafn this year: a big monthly gathering plus smaller weekly gatherings
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Recently we had a journalist from the Sunday Star Times come along to a couple of rapier evenings and he also visited May Crown; his article has just been published today and is also available in the glossy section of the Sunday Start Times.
Some of our Australian cousins teamed up with the Museum of Australian Democracy to recognise the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-08/medieval-life-celebrated-to-mark-magna-carta-anniversary/6529972
A bunch of our dancers -- led by Mistress Katherina -- performing under the name Capriol have teamed up with Auckland-based early music group Affetto to put together a show combining sixteenth century music and dance. I had the good fortune to see the first performance last night.
The Ildhafn council has agreed that the time has come to dispose of our Baronial library. This is being done by way of an auction, which will conclude at the Collegium on April 12th.
It was Lochac Heraldry's night of nights, when Karl Faustus ("Fruitbat") von Aachen, Crux Australis Herald, updated his website. Heralds from across the Kingdom were not there and had no idea it was taking place.
The Ildhafn presence at Canterbury Faire was even bigger this year. The sunshades, tables and benches brought by our benevolent Baron and Baroness and by the indefatigable Braythewaytes helped make the Ildhafn encampment a hive of activity.
We're on holiday for summer.
There are still some things happening, but most of Ildhafn's regular activities take a break for December and January: from St Catherine's Faire until after Canterbury Faire.
Some of the stories previously featured on our website are archived here so that you can look back through them at your leisure.