Battle on the Bay 2016: Arts and Sciences

Brewing: Mead Edgar Refskegg invites you to a mead tasting and sampling of his creations. With examples of traditional mead, melomel, and metheglin, these drinks are sure to please. He will answer questions regarding the history of mead and brewing methods. Children's Activities Whirligigs and Bubbles is the planned activity for the children to make, decorate and play with. Whirligigs or spinning buzzes as they were sometimes referred to because of the whirring sound they make as they spin (referenced in print in the early 17th century and discovered in America in 500 BC). Bubbles because they are fun and beads on wire are well...Norse. The children will make and bead their own bubble wands as well and try out other styles of blowing bubbles. Children may get wet or soapy playing and blowing bubbles, but that is the nature of having fun isn't it? Fiber Arts Come meet other fiber artisans, bring a chair and your fiber toys over and relax with like-minded folk. We'll also have fiber toys available in the pavilion, if you'd like to get acquainted with new equipment before you invest. This pavilion will be whatever you want to make it. There will be a class on how to spin like a Viking Dancing There will be a dance class during the day, dancing in the evenings on Friday and Sat nights, and dancing during the feast. Iron Commedia On Saturday, a group of foolish players will come together to craft, cast, and create a brand new 16th-century Commedia dell'Arte skit to premiere before your very eyes! Come see our zany foolish never-before-performed creation at the conclusion of court during Battle on the Bay! Lochmere Vocal Music Guild The Lochmere Vocal Music Guild will perform several lovely pieces before evening court on Saturday. Performer’s Pavilion This is where where performers and musicians could set up and do their thing! There will be a couple of 10x10 day shades set up, with drink drum of water and tea. This will possibly be close to the Royal and Baronial canopies, so that we may provide nice background music, etc. Long-form Storytelling Contest A challenge has been issued for Battle on the Bay for the second round of Long Tales either spoken or sung. It will be held on Saturday under the Performer’s Pavilion. As during the last challenge we encourage you to bring a tale that is between 10 and 15 minutes in length. Lady Scholastica Joycors will bring a trinket to place up for a prize, others are encouraged to do so as well (but not necessary to play). We would love to have between 4-6 participants. Be prepared to verbally document your piece if asked. Now prepare to tell.....