July 21, 2013
Nanango Art Society are gearing up – literally – for their upcoming Medieval Fun Day.
The Winds of Change Art Gallery in George Street, Nanango, has been hosting a number of medieval-themed workshops in the lead-up to the big day on August 10.
There’s been mosaics, pottery and silversmithing … but more to the point, there also’s been some medievel fighting gear taking shape.
First there was chain maille and now after a recent workshop, there won’t be any shortage of helmets for aspiring knights to be wearing.
A local armorer led a group of would-be helmet makers through the basics of the ancient craft.
The Nanango Art Society’s Medieval Month is running during July and August.
The events will culminate in a Medieval Fun Day on August 10 which will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm and include displays from the Society for Creative Anachronism from Toowoomba and a viking re-enactment troupe.
There’ll also be archery, rapier and “heavy” fighters, jousting, market and food stalls and a fashion parade.
Entry is free.
The fun day will be topped off by a fancy dress medieval banquet in Taras Hall at Nanango RSL.
Tickets are being pre-sold and must be booked by July 27 (or until they’re sold out). For more information, phone 0409-060-315.
The gallery is also raffling a medieval-style dining room setting complete with a table, two benches and a King’s chair and Queen’s chair. Tickets are $2 each and are available at the gallery.
- For more information about any of these activities, contact the Nanango Art Society by email