[Bards] Bards, Brewers, and Cooks (now with shopping!)

Alden Drake alden_drake at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jan 7 11:02:16 PST 2008

I'd suggest making it a multi-group event first and see how it goes.  It 
could make for a fabulous Eisteddfod though to have cooking and brewing 
classes, some bardic classes opposite the bardic competition, and a 
fabulous feast with entertainment.  That'd be a great event in my book. :)


Ulf Gunnarsson wrote:
> It was brought up on the bardic list a few weeks ago.  There was
> excitement and exchange there.  An event that offers performing artists
> a chance to perform, giving them time slots to fit the needs of the five
> piece performer or the two hour troup. Some workshops or classes mixed
> in.  Brewers doing... exactly the same, strangely enough.  And get the
> cooks together to teach what each does best and eat the results for
> feast. The point is they can show you "when it looks right" instead of
> trying to describe it in a recipe.  The brewers can bring some "bad"
> stuff (failures) for much the same reason.
> These three things: bardic, brewing, and cooking, are very much the
> lifeblood of most events. They tend not to compete with one another but
> rather savor the results of the other two (plus fellows in their own
> field).  Now add a merchant area in the center, allowing shopping while
> listening to performers or wandering between classes. The merchants then
> get to enjoy everything above as well.
> The event does not have to be an indoor event, either, as we have a
> number of cooks that have prepared feasts for hundreds on sites with no
> kitchens.  Outdoor cooking would be a fine set of classes.
> I was originally going to send this to the Bardic List, but this is more
> than just them. It was mentioned that this sounds more like a Gather.
> Is there a group willing to host such an event?  Could it get the status
> of "Kingdom Event" so it would not count against a group's event limit?
> Or "Multi-Group"?
> Is there enough hard interest to merit holding such an event?
> Master Ulf
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