Tag Archive: Re-enactment

Medieval role-play ‘warrior’ fights off real-life burglars using re-enactment spear

Medieval role-play warrior

With his six-foot spear in hand, medieval warrior Neil Ashton prepared for battle against the two attackers. They had attacked his base out-of-the-blue, and with no-one around to provide backup, the lone player grabbed the nearest weapon and went on the offensive. But this was not role-play, this was real life, and re-enactment fan Neil…

Medieval re-enactment to bring Castle Rushen back to life

Castle Rushen will be brought to life by the UK’s premier medieval re-enactment society next month. A troupe from Conquest will invade the ancient grounds on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 and will transport the castle, and its visitors, back to the 1200s. Conquest will showcase life in a 13th century garrison with…

No more lonely knights – call to join medieval club

Hear ye, hear ye – a Waikite Valley family seeks passionate people for a medieval re-enactment group. Mother of four, Gina Wright wants to form a local club that will educate and pay homage to a time when knights and fair maidens reigned. “Last year we went to the Taupo Jousting Tournament and we absolutely…

2nd Annual Ventfort Hall Medieval Faire

Medieval chivalry and armored tournaments are not dead, but alive and thriving. Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum will host the second annual Ventfort Hall Medieval Faire at the historic mansion in Lenox on Saturday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organized by Ventfort Hall and the Western Massachusetts chapter of the…

Battle games at Brookside: Clans of Aberdeen members fight like knights in days of old

On Monday and Thursday nights at Brookside West Park, swords strike flesh, arrows fly and welts are raised — all in the name of fun. It’s the Clans of Aberdeen honing their battlefield skills, venting aggression and turning a few heads. Dwight Thomas and Dave Potting — both transplants from Medina County — started the…

Summerfield Zoo Welcomes Medieval Re-enactors!

Come see Medieval Re-enactors at the zoo. Watch them joust, sword fight, spin lace, and more! Also tour all of the other exotic animals –cougars, arctic wolves, monkeys, camels, zebra, wallabies, reindeer, & more! Get up close & personal with many of them. Animal presentations, gift shop, & petting zoo. $7 for adults, $5 for…

History comes to life in BBC History Festival

History was not just a thing of the past when the BBC History Festival brought Gloucester’s heritage to life. Thousands of people visited the festival on Saturday, complete with re-enactors, talks and games – and got a glimpse into the rich history of the city. Trish Campbell, BBC learning project manager for the West, said…

Medieval spectacle at Perth Racecourse not joust for fun

Visitors to Perth Racecourse on Saturday will be transported back in time as the venue hosts a race day specially designed to mark the town’s 800th birthday. The Perth 800 event offers a “fun-filled” line-up of entertainment harking back to the year 1210. Included will be a re-enactment of King William I presenting the royal…