Free upcoming event: Thélème at Penn on Saturday, 8/20

On Saturday, 8/20, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust is excited to present “Thélème at Penn” – a free day of learning to be held in the Rare Books Library at the University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA.

This SCA event is in modern dress because the researchers will be using all the modern tools of the presenter’s art, and the interested general public is encouraged to attend.

Several rare medieval/Renaissance manuscripts relevant to the event’s classes will be available for attendees to peruse. There is limited space for any of these rare manuscripts to be available for the event, and they must be requested in advance. Suggestions on which of the collection’s rare books and manuscripts are first choice to be made available for viewing should be sent to the event steward, Dame Brunissende Dragonette, at mathilde.poussin@gmail.com.

More information on this free event can be found at: “Thélème at Penn” Ivyeinrust website and “Thélème at Penn” East Kingdom event calendar webpage.

Agenda for monthly Bailiwick Business Mtg to be held on Friday, 7/22, 6 p.m. at Livia’s home

We’ll be meeting at my house. Feel free to email me if you’d like the address or directions.

Accessibility notes: close to public transit, frequently open free street parking. 4 step steps to the front door. Rest room in the first floor. Often there will be background noise from the street.

Agenda

Seneschal report
Chatelaine report
Herald report
Webminister report
MoAS report
Exchequer report
-> review of new baronial financial policies and discussion of our own

Upcoming events
-> Theleme
-> Bhakail Champions and Commons
-> Pennsic

Next business meeting
-> none in August
-> discuss upcoming semester’s schedules and availability

– Livia Petralia

July 2016 Bailiwick Business Meeting will be held on Fri 7/22 at 6 p.m. at Livia’s home

The next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be on Friday, July 22nd, at 6 p.m.

We will be meeting at Livia’s home in West Philadelphia. Please contact Livia at seneschal at ivyeinrust dot eastkingdom dot org for her street address.

There is plenty of free street parking nearby, and it’s very easy to get to via SEPTA.

The agenda will be posted shortly.

Anyone who is interested in helping to plan the Society for Creative Anachronism activities in the South Philly, Center City, and West Philly areas is welcome to attend!

A few of us are planning to check out one of the cool West Philly restaurants after the meeting, so bring your appetite!

See you on Friday, 7/22!

Agenda for monthly Bailiwick Business Mtg to be held on Friday, 6/24, 6 p.m. at Livia’s home

Please note the time, date, AND location change!

Friday we’ll be meeting at 6pm at my house. If you do not know where my house is or if you would like directions, please email me. I will reply off list.

Agenda

  • Seneschal report
    •  -> open seneschal files, bring your questions about the people and events of our group’s history
  • Exchequer report
  • Herald report
  • Chatelaine report
  • MoAS report
  • Webminister report
  • Highlands Mansion Demo report
  • Thélème report (after this, there’s only one more meeting before the event)
  • Baronial Bardic Champions ride share?
  • Pennsic planning and/or pity party?
  • Selecting date/time/location for July meeting

There will be no August meeting because of the event. And Pennsic. And general exhaustion.

Meeting will end promptly at 7pm.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

– Livia Petralia
Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust, seneschal

CHANGE OF TIME for Bailiwick Business Meeting – FRIDAY, 6/24/16, 6 – 7 p.m.!

The next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be on Friday, June 24th, 6 – 7 p.m.

We will be meeting at Livia’s home in West Philadelphia. Please contact Livia at seneschal at ivyeinrust dot eastkingdom dot org for her street address.

There is plenty of free street parking nearby, and it’s very easy to get to via SEPTA.

The agenda will be posted shortly.

Anyone who is interested in helping to plan the Society for Creative Anachronism activities in the South Philly, Center City, and West Philly areas is welcome to attend!

See you on Friday, 6/24!

 

CHANGE OF VENUE & DATE for Bailiwick Business Meeting – FRIDAY, 6/24/16, at 7 p.m.

The next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be on Friday, June 24th, 7pm.

We will be meeting at Livia’s home in West Philadelphia. Please contact Livia at seneschal at ivyeinrust dot eastkingdom dot org for her street address.

There is plenty of free street parking nearby, and it’s very easy to get to via SEPTA.

The agenda will be posted shortly.

Anyone who is interested in helping to plan the Society for Creative Anachronism activities in the South Philly, Center City, and West Philly areas is welcome to attend!

See you on Friday, 6/24!

CHANGE OF VENUE for Bailiwick Business Meeting – Thursday 5/19/16 at 7 pm

The next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be on Thursday, May 19th, 7pm.

We will be meeting at the Gojjo Ethiopian restaurant at 4540 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143. http://www.gojjos.com

There is plenty of free street parking nearby, and it’s very easy to get to via SEPTA.

The agenda will be posted shortly.

Anyone who is interested in helping to plan the Society for Creative Anachronism activities in the South Philly, Center City, and West Philly areas is welcome to attend!

See you on Thursday, 5/19!

Bailiwick Business Meeting – Thursday 5/19/16 at 7 pm

The next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be on Thursday, May 19th, 7pm.

We’ll be in the usual room (Meyerson Conference Room) on the second floor directly across from the elevators in Van Pelt Library (3420 Walnut Street – entrance on Locust Walk) in Philadelphia, PA. If you are not a member of the UPenn community or have not attended one of our meetings before, please send Livia an email with your modern name and she’ll put you on the list for the security guards, and you will need a photo ID to enter. Livia’s e-mail is seneschal at ivyeinrust.eastkingdom dot org.

The agenda will be posted shortly.

Anyone who is interested in helping to plan the Society for Creative Anachronism activities in the South Philly, Center City, and West Philly areas is welcome!

See you on Thursday, 5/19!

Agenda for monthly Bailiwick Business Meeting to be held on Thursday, 4/14/16, 7 pm

Next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be Thursday, April 14th, at 7pm.

We’ll be in the usual room (Meyerson Conference Room) on the second floor of Van Pelt Library (3420 Walnut Street). If you are not a member of the UPenn community or have not attended one of our meetings before, please send me an email with your modern name. I’ll put you on the list for the security guards, and you will need a photo ID to enter.

Agenda
Seneschal report
* Successful reporting
Exchequer report
* we have succeeded in getting free paperless statements
MoAS report
Herald report
Webminister report
* beware phishing on officer accounts
Chatelaine report
* seeking a new home for loaner garb

Upcoming events at UPenn Libraries
* Talk Thursday April 14, 5:30-7:30 (leaving early for the meeting is acceptable because it will be in the Q&A time) – Contesting the Caliphate: Ibn Mardanish’s fight with the Almohads in Twelfth-Century Iberia
* Exhibit: The Stage and All the World: Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Early Maps, on exhibit April 18-June 17
* Related Conference and exhibition reception – Thursday, April 21st 1-7:30pm – Spain and England in the Age of Cervantes and Shakespeare
* Talk: Thursday, April 21, 5:30-7:30 – How to See the World: Matephor, Symbol and Illumination in Nasrid Visual Culture
* Conference – Saturday, April 30th 9am-5pm: Revealing Galen’s Simples

Upcoming events at UPenn Museum (thanks for the heads up on the Bhakail list)
* Festival Saturday, April 23rd, 11am-4pm – Turkish Delight – free with museum admission
* Lecture and Tasting Thursday, May 5th, 6-8pm – Ancient Ales with Dogfish Head Brewery – $20 + cash bar
* Lecture Wednesday, June 1, 6-8pm: The Arabian Nights: Medieval Fantasy and Modern Forgery – $5 ahead, $10 at the door

Our upcoming events
* “A Knight in the Garden” demo – Sunday, June 12
* Thélème at Penn – Saturday, August 20th
* Bhakail Baronial Commons – Sunday, August 21st

Other upcoming events & ride share info:

* April 16th – Nova Schola – CANCELLED

* May 20th-22nd – Union Canal Days Demo – Lebanon, PA

* May 21st – May-Be (I’ll Try Something New) and Baronial Rapier and Rattan Championships – Barony of Iron Bog – Moorestown, NJ

* June 3-5 – Artisans’ Village – Shire of Hartshorn-dale – Willow Grove, PA

* June 10th-12th – Southern Region War Camp – Manapalan, NJ

* June 12 – “A Knight in the Garden” demo – Highlands Mansion and Gardens in Fort Washington, PA

* June 25th – Court of Love and Baronial Bardic Champions – Newtown Square, PA

* July 29th – August 14th – Pennsic

* August 20th – Thélème at Penn – Philadelphia, PA

* August 21st – Extraordinary Bhakail Fencing and Fighting Championships and Commons – Media, PA

Looking forward to seeing you there.

The next meeting will also be in the Meyerson Conference Room, on Thursday, May 19th, 7pm.

– Livia Petralia

Bailiwick Business Meeting – Thursday 4/14/16 at 7 pm

The next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be on Thursday, April 14th, at 7 pm.

We’ll be in the usual room (Meyerson Conference Room) on the second floor directly across from the elevators in Van Pelt Library (3420 Walnut Street – entrance on Locust Walk) in Philadelphia, PA. If you are not a member of the UPenn community or have not attended one of our meetings before, please send Livia an email with your modern name and she’ll put you on the list for the security guards, and you will need a photo ID to enter. Livia’s e-mail is seneschal at ivyeinrust.eastkingdom dot org.

The agenda will be posted shortly. See you on Thursday, 4/14!

Agenda for monthly Bailiwick Business Meeting to be held on Wednesday, 2/17/16, 7 pm

The next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be on Wednesday, February 17th, at 7pm.

We’ll be in the usual room (Meyerson Conference Room) on the second floor of Van Pelt Library (3420 Walnut Street). If you are not a member of the UPenn community or have not attended one of our meetings before, please send Livia an e-mail with your modern name and she’ll put you on the list for the security guards, and you will need a photo ID to enter. Livia’s e-mail is seneschal at ivyeinrust.eastkingdom dot org.

Agenda
Seneschal report
* Successful reporting
* Congratulations
Exchequer report
MoAS report
* Hood workshop
* Would anyone like to run workshops?
Herald report
Webminister report
* Officer email accounts
* Event email policy?
Chatelaine report
* Newcomers welcome
* Status of loaner garb
* Madrigal concert at Drexel

Upcoming events in the Canton and the Barony.
* May 14th – Court of Love and Baronial Bardic Champions
* (Probably) Sunday, August 21st – Baronial Commons
* December 10th – Yule Revel

Upcoming local events in the East Kingdom (and coordinating rides as needed).

“Field trip” to Drexel University’s Madrigal concert on Friday, February 26th.

“Field trip” to Piffao concert on Friday, March 18th.

“Field trip” to the King Midas exhibit at the Penn Museum, date tbd.

Also, there will be a review of the next event we’ll be hosting – the Thélème at Penn to be held August 20, 2016.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, 2/17! The next meeting will also be in the Meyerson Conference Room, on Wednesday, March 16th, at 7pm.

Bailiwick Business Meeting – Wednesday 2/17/16 at 7 pm

The next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be on Wednesday, February 17th, at 7 pm.

We’ll be in the usual room (Meyerson Conference Room) on the second floor directly across from the elevators in Van Pelt Library (3420 Walnut Street – entrance on Locust Walk) in Philadelphia, PA. If you are not a member of the UPenn community or have not attended one of our meetings before, please send Livia an email with your modern name and she’ll put you on the list for the security guards, and you will need a photo ID to enter. Livia’s e-mail is seneschal at ivyeinrust.eastkingdom dot org.

The agenda will be posted shortly. See you on Wednesday, 2/17!

Bailiwick Business Meeting – Wednesday 1/20/16 at 7 pm

The next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be on Wednesday, January 20th, at 7 pm.

We’ll be in the usual room (Meyerson Conference Room) on the second floor of Van Pelt Library (3420 Walnut Street). If you are not a member of the UPenn community or have not attended one of our meetings before, please send Livia an email with your modern name and she’ll put you on the list for the security guards, and you will need a photo ID to enter. Livia’s e-mail is seneschal at ivyeinrust.eastkingdom dot org.

The agenda will be posted shortly. See you on Wednesday, 1/20!

Skjoldehamn Hood sewing workshop in Ivyeinrust (Saturday, Jan. 16th, 12pm, W. Philly)

Please join us for a 1-day workshop on making the Skjoldehamn Hood. This class will take place on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at noon. It will be in West Philly. Class address will be sent in a private email to those who register. This hood, found in a grave in Northern Norway in the first half of the 20th century, shows a side of 11th-century Viking clothing that is practical, simple, economical, and sparsely elegant. We’ll be looking at two possible ways of constructing this hood, one strictly period, and one that introduces a couple of fairly unobtrusive flourishes and upgrades only possible post-period.

There will be sewing machines and cutting supplies on hand to actually sew the piece in the workshop. However, if you want to focus on pattern making so as to hand sew it after the workshop, that’s fine too!

Space is limited to 6 people max. If you are interested, please contact me to reserve a spot at badwolf5 at gmail dot com. To RSVP, please include your name and e-mail address. If you want more info or have any questions beyond what I give below about fabric needs, please drop me a note!

Fabric:

Please bring along the fabric you plan on using. The original is made of an unfelted plainweave wool. It was unlined. Period-appropriate materials would be plain weave or simple twill wools or linen. However, feel free to put the C in SCA. Do you want a light version for the spring/summer? Make it linen! Do you want it lined? Bring enough cloth for lining (I suggest a light linen). Prefer working in felted wool, or have some hanging about? It’ll work. The choice is yours.

How much cloth will you need? Before addressing the idea of getting fresh cuts of fabric, it should be noted that this is a great project for using up larger scraps. Mine is pieced together from two squares 14×14” and a 16×54” strips left over from a cloak. The long strip could easily have been pieced itself. So if you want to wrangle your larger scraps and bring some rather than fresh cuts, that could work.

If you are bringing fresh cut fabric, here’s what you’ll need. If you can find 54” wide fabric, bring 1.25 yards; if you can only find 45” wide cloth, bring 2 yards. These measurements go for the lining as well. Bring thread to match!

Happy winter solstice!

Ælfric Fitzhugh

Mark your calendar! The annual Madrigal Dinner is on Friday, 2/26/16.

Ave, Ivy! Just a head’s up that our annual “field trip” to the Madrigal Dinner at Drexel University will be held on Friday, 2/26/16, at 7:30 p.m., and that this year will be a little different.

We’ll still be attending in garb, and we’ll still hear lovely Renaissance music by the Drexel Chamber Singers, but instead of a full dinner, only light refreshments will be offered at the Friday night’s concert, and it will be a more informal performance. Our discounted ticket price per person for Friday will be only $13.50.

If you prefer to attend the Saturday, 2/27/16, concert, that will still be a full Elizabethan dinner, at the regular cost.

If you’re interested in attending the Friday night concert/snacks, please let me know.

Thanks! – Philly