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Auckland Museum Community Consultation Workshop

Submitted by Vettoria di Gio... on November 23, 2011 - 8:33pm

Yesterday Eleanor Hall and I attended the inaugural Community Consultation Workshop held by Auckland Museum. The event brought together representatives from the various community groups that have been involved in displays and demonstrations as part of museum exhibitions over the last year. There were roughly 30 people there, representing perhaps a dozen community groups.

Last Dance Class of 2011

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on November 23, 2011 - 1:43pm

As usual, regular dance classes will take a break from St Catherine's until after Canterbury Faire. TheBirthdayBall 243 last dance class of 2011 will be on the 1st of December, and the first class of 2012 will be on the 16th of February.

No dancing tonight

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on October 20, 2011 - 5:49pm

Dancing is cancelled tonight, as we're all packing for Labour Weekend. Sorry about the short notice: I'll be there for a few minutes around 7:30 just in case.


Shirts and Chemises with Chantelle

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on September 9, 2011 - 10:12am

Chantelle is offering her assistance to any gentles who wish to start, make or finish a shyrte or chemise this Tuesday night, from  6:30pm at number 6 Aratonga Ave Greenlane

Come join the fun...and remember, there are only two weeks till festival so why not spread them out!

- posted by Katherina on Chantelle's behalf -



Patterns for a 16th C man's shirt or woman's high-necked chemise:


Website updates

Submitted by William de Cameron on September 6, 2011 - 2:38pm

For those who regularly read the site, a couple of updates have taken place recently - just in case you're wondering where a page you used to look at has moved to!

The Regular Activities link has moved to the menu on the left.

Event report: Hastilude

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on August 21, 2011 - 3:10pm

William (and baby daughter), Katherina, Ludwig and Caterine travelled to Hamilton on Saturday to attend Cluain's monthly Hastilude.

We had a very pleasant and relaxed afternoon: there was some fencing, a lot of boffer-fighting for the kids, lots of cooking, sewing, and socialising, then a potluck dinner - with a surprising range of extremely tasty, and in many cases well-researched, dishes - in the evening.



Dancing is in the City this week

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on August 8, 2011 - 4:24pm

Although, according to our regular schedule, dancing would normally be in Birkdale this week, we'll be in the city instead. We'll be in the city again next week, and in Birkdale in a fortnight. The locations on the calendar (see left) are correct.

We're dancing in the city so we can rehearse for our upcoming performance at the Winter Warmup on a good wooden floor. If you're performing this weekend, please bring garb for a dress rehearsal.