Alice Morrow Harris alicemorrowharris at austin.rr.com
Mon Jan 29 14:13:03 PST 2007

Greetings Unto All Ansteorrans:

In 5 days on Saturday, February 3
Bryn Gwlad will be holding their annual Candlemas.
This Candlemas promises many exciting and interesting activities.
The theme is "The Celebration Of Light And Courtly Love.
The year is set in 1170 Poitou, France.

Our baron, his Excellency Baron Thomas Of Tenby
has requested all artisans, bards, and rapier combatants
to come to vie for the title of baronial champions in
each of those each of these three endeavors.

Baron Thomas has received word from Eleanor of Aquitaine
her intent of holding a temporary informal court with special  
She is holding an all-day competition of Courtly Love.
She is searching for winners in the three different categories
  - best lord, best lady, and best couple-
  those individuals who most impresses her and her ladies with their  
of displaying and/or performing courtly love acts during the day.

Eleanor and her ladies will decide from the combatants entered in
Bryn Gwlad's rapier baronial championship tournment who impresses them
the most with their skill of displaying and/or performing courtly  
love acts
on and off the rapier field.

Eleanor and her ladies will also be advising Baron Thomas
who they think should be Bryn Gwlad's baronial  rapier champion.
In addition, Eleanor and her ladies will be selecting the A&S entries
which best exemplifies the theme of courtly love.

Along with the baronial competitions and courtly love activities,
the day will be filled with an assortment of classes to choose from.
As not to leave out the youth of our kingdom, there will be  
activities for
and to include them, such as the Children's A&S competition.

The evening will feature Bryn Gwlad’s traditional light dance to  
illuminate the hall
followed by a fabulous feast prepared by Mistress Gwyneth Blackrose  
and her staff .
During the evening feast , Eleanor  and  her ladies will choose the  
winner(s) of the
Evening Table Setting contest.  After Evening Court, dancing and  
merriment will follow.

St. Thomas More Catholic Church-10205 Ranch Road 620 North, Austin,TX
Site opens at 9AM and closes at 12Midnight.
Adult Site Fee: $12.00/Adult Feast Fee:$8.00
Minor (12-18)Site Fee:11.00
Children (6-11) Site Fee: $6.00/Children (6-11)Feast Fee:$4.00
Site & Feast For Children 5 Under Are Free.
Family Site Max:$36.00
Please Note: $3.00 non-member surcharge not included.
Make checks payable to SCA Inc./The Barony Of Bryn Gwlad
Site is very dry.
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
They may also attend with a 21-year or older with a signed and notarized
Minor Event Waiver form from the parents.

Candlemas Website-http://bryn-gwlad.ansteorra.org/Candlemas/index.php

Looking Forward To Seeing You At This Year's Candlemas,
Lady Alina Mitchell
Steward for Bryn Gwlad's Candlemas 2007

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