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Gentle Arts

January 20, 2018

Victoria, BC

Autocrat: Isabella da Firenze



Come one, come all, to Seagirt's Gentle Arts event!


2018 is the 20th anniversary of when Seagirt became a Barony,

so we're going to celebrate all year long!


As the first event in the year, Gentle Arts is following the theme of 'Anniversaries' -

Seagirt shares an anniversary year with so many other momentous events in the SCA period, and we'd like to celebrate as many of them as possible!


For example, 2018 will be the 790th anniversary of the Sixth Crusade. It is also the 500th anniversary of the Dancing Plague of 1518.


Or, if academics is more your thing, 2018 is the 570th anniversary of the Vatican Library or the 850th anniversary of the first classes at Oxford!


There will be something for everyone!


Come watch our gentles compete for the Baronial Arts and Sciences championship, or take part in one of the many classes that will be available.


Schedule and Classes!

9:00 - Gate Opens/A&S competitors Set Up
10:00 - Opening Court (Invocation)
11:00-1:00 - Classes/A&S judging/Gold Key Room Opens
An Tir History (11:00-1:00)
Drop Spinning (11:00-1:00)
Research Papers/Documentation (11:00-1:00)
Twined Cordage Baskets (11:00-12:00)
Heavy Fighting Fakes and Feints (12:00-1:00 in the classroom and then 2:00-3:00 after a break for lunch and armouring up)

1:00-2:00 - BYO Lunch

2:00-6:00 - Classes/A&S judging
Beginner's Knitting in the Round (2:00-3:00)
Bara Tapes (3:00-4:00)
Intro to Dance (4:00-6:00)
Period Poetry Styles (2:00-4:00)
Bodhran (4:00-6:00)
Pennywhistle (4:00-6:00)
Intro to Card Weaving (2:00-6:00)
Ask the Scholars Panel (2:00-3:00)
Games (3:00-4:00) Cancelled - Replaced by Hand-Rolled Hems (3:00-4:00)
Ripping Off Dead Monks: Guilt-free tracing & copying in illumination (4:00-6:00)

6:00-7:30 - Potluck Dinner
7:30-8:30 - Closing Court
8:30-10:00 - Dancing/Socializing
10:00 - Clean up begins

There will be a POTLUCK dinner.


Pre-registration for classes is here:Gentle Arts Pre-Registration


Phone: 250-818-1272

Date: January 20,2018

Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 PM

Cost: $25 Now on sale for $20! (with a $5 discount for members)

Facebook Event Page: Gentle Arts 2018


Site Info:
Name: James Bay New Horizons Society
234 Menzies St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5H9

Directions to Site:

Last Event's Directions:

Site Info:
James Bay New Horizons Society
234 Menzies St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5H9

Directions to Site:

From Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
Head south on Patricia Bay Hwy/BC-17
Continue to follow Patricia Bay Hwy 32.0 km
Patricia Bay Hwy turns right and becomes Belleville St/BC-17
Continue to follow Belleville St
Turn left onto Menzies St
Destination will be on the right

From Upisland
Follow Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S to Belleville St in Victoria
Drive to Menzies St
James Bay New Horizons Society
234 Menzies St, Victoria, BC V8V 2G7

Please note that ferry service from Washington State is limited to 2 sailings per day, both for passenger only and car ferries. Ferry service from Tsawassen BC runs every 2 hours, on the odd hours. There will be a shuttle service to the site for people arriving via the Victoria Clipper from Seattle.

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