A&S Activities

Classes, static A&S displays, performing arts, dancing, and competitions will abound with a theme of 16th century Italian weddings! 

A competition for Wedding Toasts will occur during feast.

Also during feast, we will witness the actual wedding ceremony between Isabella and Oratio, no matter what Pantalone says!

Static A&S Display: NOT Wedding Presents for Isabella

ANY AND ALL static A&S projects are welcome for a display! Set our your projects, include any documentation you may have, include a description of your item, and educate our populace! The theme of the event is a 16th century Italian wedding, so if you have something to display that fits our theme, that would be a bonus! Please deliver your display items between 10:00am – 12:00noon to milady Golda Smith (Audrey). Golda will ask you to fill out a 3×5 card with your name, a description of the item, and a description of the research you did to help you with making the item. If you have sources you can cite, please include them in order to help educate our community, not to get judged. (***Warning: Isabella tends to think that everything around her is a wedding present for her. Rest assured that Isabella’s ladies in waiting will ensure that she does not take your items home.) Please pick up your items from the display by 5:00pm.

If you would like to *bring* your own tokens to leave at the A&S displays to show your appreciation of our community’s artists, we will appreciate your support of the arts! Anyone can bring and leave tokens to show the artist they are appreciated!

Classes – ALL students will get Atlantia University credit if they are present for the class and sign the form!

(Teachers will have the Atlantia University forms. Just don’t forget to sign the forms.)

Class Schedule:

  • 10:00 – 11:00 Weddings in Shakespeare’s Comedies – Lady Gwenhwyfar Weale (cancelled due to Dorian)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Historic Wedding Superstitions – Lady Benetessa of Elvegast
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Italian dances – Baroness Sophia the Orange
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Food from Shakespeare’s Plays – TBD (cancelled)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Wedding Gowns throughout History – Lady Dyrfinna

Cooking Competition “Prova del Fuoco”:

A special cooking competition, in the style of “Trial By Fire” and named for the Italian translation thereof “Prova del Fuoco”, will be run by Mistress Annora Hall. Competitors will be required to prepare selected courses of a meal in “Pennsic style” without any electricity provided by the site.  A large car-port shelter in the parking lot will provide shelter and space for the competitors.  Water is available from the small kitchen in the site’s single building, but competitors must haul the water from the kitchen to their cooking site outside. See the tab for the Cooking Competition for more details.

  • Is there water? Yes, in the building.
  • Are fire bowls allowed? Yes.
  • Are fire extinguishers required? Yes, at least one per competitor.
  • Are grills allowed? Yes.
  • Are ground fires allowed? No digging.