Deck the Halls of Valhalla IV

Hosted by Canton of Brokenbridge - Brooklyn, NY

Event date: January 17th, 2021

Event Last Modified: January 17th, 2021

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As we huddle through the dark of winter; and in the time between winter solstice and the first marks of spring, we huddle around the fire.  We tell stories, sing songs, eat food, teach lessons, and last through the long nights together.

Join us for Deck the Halls of Valhalla!  Hosted by the Canton of Broken Bridge, it is our yearly event celebrating togetherness in Nordic style.  In previous years while we have celebrated in person, this year we are celebrating at our ethereal hall (aka Zoom).

Schedule for the Evening:

4:00 PM EST - Zoom opens
4:10 PM - First round of classes start
5:10 PM - Second Round of classes start
6:10 PM - Bardic Performances start
7:15 PM - Court starts
7:30 PM - Court ends
Zoom opens for socializing & bardic circle
8PM - Site closes

First Round of Classes:

Slavic Embroidery - Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya
An overview of common stitches and imagery in east Slavic folk embroidery.  Class includes examples of common motifs and their meanings and uses.

A Whetsone in Winter:  Practical drills for Sharpening Skills When You’re Stuck Indoors During the long months of the Great Plague - Perez Effendi
Perez Effendi has learned to hone his fighting skills in a confined space.  In this class, we'll cover how you can practice your heavy combat skills in spaces no bigger than 7x7 feet! 

Viking Age Foodways - Friderch Grimme
This class will introduce you to the ingredients and cooking methods available in Scandinavia during the Viking age from information that has come down to us from this time period from available archeological information.

What is That Lurking in the Borders of the Pages of This Codex?- Kunigunde Wedemann
You've seen the bunnies armed with shields and spears on the backs of men in snail pants populating the borders of illuminated manuscripts, but do you know why they are there?

Second Round of Classes:

Pillars and Arches:  An Ethereal Trip through Medieval Architecture - Albrecht Anker
Join Albrecht as he guides us through medieval architecture and some of the structures that represent different periods within the middle ages through the power of computer generated imagery.

Viking Gender Roles - Thorfinnr Hrodhgeirsson
The idea of the Viking warrior is a strong cultural idiom.  But how did Norse society look from the inside? What about women? What do we know about the expected gender roles and how they were enforced?

A Brief History on paper - Morwena Penrose - Class Cancelled
We make a trip to China where we meet the guy who invented paper and after that...the rest is history

How to Make friends with your Sewing Machine - Jenne ChildSlayer
Join us WITH your sewing machine for a class that will cover the basics, some simple troubleshooting, and a chance to ask questions.  Please have:  sewing machine, a bobbin (full or empty), scissors, a spool of thread, sewing machine needles (at least the one IN your machine) and your user manual.  Scrap fabric would be helpful, but a couple of paper towels will work.

Come learn and sing with us on January 17th, 2020 from 4 - 8PM via our Zoom invite.

Site Opens: 4pm
Site Closes: 8pm

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Brooklyn, NY  11215
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Topic:  Deck the Halls of Valhalla
Time:  Jan 17, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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