The collation in honour of St Benedict Biscop was a delightful afternoon. The food was delicious, varied, and more plentiful than we could eat in spite of our enthusiastic efforts. Singing was a popular pastime for many - Laudemus, Il Bianco, Margot, My love hath vowed, Dona nobis, Verbum Caro, Rose red, Red wine and white wine all made an appearance - and all present had a delicious lunch and a relaxed afternoon by the sea.
Council Meeting this month will be held at Caterine's (Beach Haven) after A&S Sunday on the 20th of January 2013 at 7.30pm.
There will be time after A&S to leave and get dinner before the meeting will start officially.
Council members please send your reports to the Council list before the meeting.
If you need the address, please email Caterine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts and Sciences for the next three Sundays (6th, 13th, & 20th of January), will be at Caterine's house in Beach Haven. It will run from 2-6pm, as usual, with singing from 4pm.
If you need the address, please email Caterine at $REEVE_EMAIL$.
Apologies for the short notice, but there will be no A&S today, the 16th.
Normal service should resume on the 22nd.
St Catherine's Faire was as full as ever this year, with a visit from Their Majesties, Henri and Beatrice, lots of visitors from out of town and from other re-enactment groups, two tournaments, a splendid feast, many A&S classes, a ball, singing, a vigil and a laurel ceremony, late-night campfires and of course a great deal of good company.
The weather was kind to us: a little windy on Friday, and ever so slightly damp on Sunday, but perfect for most of the event.
Bookings for food and accommodation for St Catherine's have closed, as we'll be using every chair and table in the site.
To everyone who booked early: thank you! To everyone who missed out: I'm sorry!
Every year, Ildhafn selects a Baronial Fencing Champion, by holding a tournament. This year's tournament will be held as part of St Catherine's Faire, on Saturday morning from 10am.
The last Dance Class of 2012 was on Thursday the 22nd of November. Weekly classes will resume on February 14th, 2013, after Canterbury Faire.
From the Steward
Thank you to all who came to St John's - it was wonderful to have the opportunity to see you all again, especially those whose presence has been missed for some time.
Combat was fought, boasts were made, fine food was consumed, and music and A&S held the interest of many.
As announced at St John's, there is to be an Arts and Sciences competition judged at this coming St Catherine's Faire. To enter you must produce a small embroidered item in any style of embroidery that you so choose, entirely constructed between St John's and St Catherine's. The item must be either a gift for another member of the populace, or a contribution to Their Excellencies store of largesse, to be given to a deserving person at a later date.
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