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Event Details
St. Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition and Schola **UPDATED** Event date: November 15th, 2008
Hosted by Barony of Dragonship Haven - Stratford, CT
Event Last Modified: November 9th, 2008
Event details
UPDATED November 9, 2008

Per Master Liam's request:  Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the South End Community Center Pantry in Fairfield County, CT.

St.  Eligius, the patron saint of artisans and metalworkers will be celebrated at Dragonship Haven’s upcoming Arts and Sciences Competition and Schola.  The craftspeople of the East Kingdom are invited to participate in the Saint Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners of individual categories.  Special prizes will be going to those whose entries are recognized for Judges’ Choice, Peoples’ Choice and Baron’s Choice.  His Excellency will also be selecting the DSH Baronial A&S Champion.

Enter as many items as you wish and as many categories as you wish.  Last year’s entries were of such a high level, providing excellent competition and many opportunities for oohhing and aahhing!  We are looking forward to seeing such wonderful work again this year.

Categories of the competition will include, but are not limited to:  Clothing & Accessories pre-100 to 1000, 1000 to 1400, 1400 to 1600; Jewelry, Woven and Non-woven textiles; Clothing Embellishments; Dyeing; Manuscript Arts; Paints; Pigments and Inks; Printing Arts; Heraldry & Heraldic Displays; Fine Arts; Sculpture & Carving; Glasswork; Leather Work; Wood Work; Metal Work (non-jewelry); Armor; Weaponry; Historical Technologies; Culinary Arts (Brewing, Herbology, etc.); Domestic Items; Ceramics; Performing Arts and Research papers.

Last year we hosted the first St.  Eligius Schola.  What a success!!  Talented craftspeople from across the East came to share their special skills with the populace.  You can look forward to classes in needle/fiber arts; costuming, period history; and many other topics! 

If you plan to enter the competition, you might want to consider pre-registering.  Please contact Dragonship Haven A&S Minister, Tristan de Warrell @ dave.helmers@ussign.com for a registration form. 

For a complete event schedule and class description e-mail the event steward for a copy of the program- leann157@yahoo.com

Class Schedule is as follows:
Drawn Threadwork- Lady Gabriella de Bas Serra
Limit 6 (2 hours)

Witches and Cunning Folk in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Arastorm the Golden

How to Teach Anything in the SCA- Baroness Lisl Luders
(11:00 AM)

14c-15c Italian Patchwork- Mistress Sarah Davies

History and Practice of the Woodcut- Lady Renye Wurm
Limit:  6 for carving woodblock (no limit for lecture)
(1-1/2 hours)

Mythbusting the Piratic Meme Captain- Elias Gedney
(1 hour +)

Soapstone Carving/Pewter Casting- Lord Jame Aguillier
Limit 10 (no limit for lecture) Cost $3.50 (2 hours)

Early Anglo Saxon Jewelry- Arastorm the Golden

Making a Roman Meal (for kids and Adults)- Mistress Randall Vihari Farkas
Didius Secundus Allanus

Basic Garb-Making Techniques (or Garb 101)- Lady Brekke della Scala

Trapunto- Lady Johanna de Glastingburi

History of Venetian Glassblowing- Alexander Younger

Leather Bottle-making- Lord Michael of Devonshire
Limit 10 Cost $8.00 (2 hours)

Robbing Peter to Feed Paul- Mistress Alizaunde

Beginning Rune Reading (for Kids and Adults)- Master Harald Ulfson, Lydia Prima Allanus

Beginning Embroidery (for kids and adults)- Arastorm the Golden

Quilts During the Time of Henry VIII- Mistress Sarah Davies

Italian Dance of the Fast and Flirtatious Variety- Lady Dubhchobhlaigh inghean ui Dhiamada

Musicians, singers and performers, there will be a wonderful space set aside for you to perform.  Please feel free to come and entertain throughout the day.  Sign up as you arrive.  We hope to have musical/theatrical performances and readings all day long.

NEW this year!  We have two new activities to engage the creative talents of all!  First, we would like to decorate the hall with the colors and arms of the populace.  If you have a banner, flag or pennant, please bring it to display in the main feast hall.  There will be panels/pins for hanging banners and flagpoles/stands for displaying flags. 

Second, we would like to have a FEAST table decorating competition.  If you plan to attend the feast, get together with a group of friends (plan ahead or gather new friends on site!) and create a table design.  Think of a theme (documentation would be nice, but not necessary) and have some fun!  (There will be some materials available for those who are planning onsite.) His Excellency will award tokens for most humorous; most historically accurate; children’s table and best use of baronial colors (Dragonship Haven’s Baronial colors are blue and white).  What an excellent way to help celebrate Dragonship Haven’s Baronial Birthday!  Plan on a 4'-8'section of rectangular table

There will be marshaled activities going on throughout the day, heavy, fencing and our fabulous youth combat group will all be on the list.  His Excellency will be recognizing Baronial Champions in Heavy List and Fencing.

Merchants, Merchants, Merchants, YES, We have merchants!

Site fees include a fabulous day-board!

We are having a small feast prepared by Baron Edward Dragonslayer.  Right now there are 55 seats for feast.  (We already have pre-registrations for feast!) If we have a significant number of folks pre-register for feast, we will raise the number of on-board seats to be available at gate.  We have room for plenty.  It is all about planning! 

We hope you can join us for this wonderful day of competition, learning, sharing, friends, and shopping!

Site Opens: 10:00 AM
Site Closes: 9:00 PM
Event Location
Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
96 Chapel Street
Stratford, CT  06614


From MA, RI, CT heading South toward New Haven/NYC on I-95:
Take exit 38 toward Merritt and W.  Cross Pkwys/CT-15
Merge onto Milford Pkwy
Take the exit onto CT-15 S/Merritt Pkwy toward NY City
Take exit 53 for CT-110 S toward Stratford
Turn left at CT-110
AT THE 3rd STOP LIGHT Bear Slight right onto Main St
Turn right at Chapel St

From MA, CT heading South toward New Haven/NYC on I-91:
Take exit 17 for W Cross Pkwy/CT-15 S
Merge onto CT-15 S
Take exit 53 for CT-110 S toward Stratford
Turn left at CT-110
AT THE 3rd STOP LIGHT Bear Slight right onto Main St
Turn right at Chapel St

From NJ, NYC, PA, CT coming from 287 or heading North on Hutchinson River/Merritt Parkway:
Merge onto Hutchinson River Pkwy N
Entering Connecticut
Continue on CT-15 N/Merritt Pkwy
Take exit 53 for CT-110 toward Shelton/Stratford
Turn right at CT-110/River Rd
AT FIRST STOP LIGHT Bear Slight right onto Main St
Turn right at Chapel St

From NJ, NYC, PA, CT heading North on I-95:
Gov John Davis Lodge Turnpike/I-95 N toward New Haven
Take exit 27A to merge onto Colonel Henry Mucci Hwy/CT-25 N/CT-8 N toward Trumbull/Waterbury
Continue to follow CT-8 N
Take exit 9 to merge onto CT-15 N/Merritt Pkwy
Take exit 53 for CT-110 toward Shelton/Stratford
Turn right at CT-110/River Rd
AT FIRST STOP LIGHT Bear Slight right onto Main St
Turn right at Chapel St

Event Fees
Site : include dayboard:
Adult:  $11.00
Teen (13-17):  $7.00
Children (5-12):  $5.00
Children (under 5):  $0

At Gate:
Adult:  $14.00
Teen (13-17):  $7.00
Children (5-12):  $5.00
Children (under 5):  $0

A $3 non-member fee will be charged to those adults who are not members or unable to show proof of membership (i.e.  SCA membership card, on-line printout, Pikestaff)

Deadline for Pre-Registration is November 8, 2008

Feast: $8.00

Deadline for Pre-Registration for feast is November 8, 2008

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc Barony of Dragonship Haven

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Event Steward: 
Lady Isabel de Roys
(Le Ann Hinkle)

Taoisech Holt Cincaid

Lady Isabella d'Allaines-le-Comte

Baron Edward Dragonslayer

Send Reservations to:
Lady Joan of Coggeshall
Joanne Giblin
28313 Town Walk Drive
Hamden, CT 06518

Other Contact Information:
Merchants please contact the Event Steward, Lady Isabel de Roys (leann157@yahoo.com) or 203-918-7497.  e-mail preferred.

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