Lightwood goes to the Kempton Festival

Our friends from Loxley Archers signed up to provide some Come & Try archery for The Kempton Festival on Sunday the 17th of February, so naturally the Canton had to go along and help out.  It may be a couple of hours away, but compared to Thomas and Guinevere’s drive from Burnie it’s practically next door. In attendance from the Canton were William, Morwenna, Mariot, Ranmor and Talia from Housse de Bonnay, and Karl and Gocken (pictured) from Old Briar Farm. The Festival was moderately well attended, or very well attended if you count the sheep as well as the …

St Sebastians V Archery Tournament and Picnic: 30 March (new date)

NOTE: event postponed due to fire danger. New date is Saturday 30 March. Join the Canton of Lightwood in celebrating our fifth annual Saint Sebastian’s Archery Tournament and Picnic. Held at the Surges Bay Recreation Ground, there will be an archery tourney, including a couples’ shoot, a supplemented pot luck picnic lunch and an Arts & Sciences competition on the theme of PIES! Location: Surges Bay Recreation Ground, Esperance Coast Road, Surges Bay. Date and time: Saturday 30 March 2019 from 10am to 4pm. Price: Adults and under 18: $5. Under 12: free. Non-members add $5 per person. Bookings: by …

Io Saturnalia!

The Romans used to say IO SATURNALIA, which means something like “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” but with less shopping frenzy and more togas*.  So: io Saturnalia to you! Saturnalia will be held on Saturday 9 June at Glen Huon Hall, Glen Huon — see the map over there to the right. It will start at 2pm with a pot-luck afternoon tea and many imperial entertainments.  There will be games, for people who want to sit and relax! Dancing, taught by Baroness Jehanne, for people who want to get a bit of energy out! Songs and stories, performed by the …