Category Archives: Meetings

Virtual Commons, Thurs., January 7

Please join us on Thursday, January 7th, at 7pm for the first Virtual Commons of 2021! Join online via Google Meet. (Please note, you do not have to have an East Kingdom account or any other Google account to participate.) We will discuss what 2021 could look like for the Canton, both ethereally and – dare we hope – in person before year’s end?

This is our usual quarterly commons and business meeting. If you have anything you’d like to put on the agenda, please email the Seneschal.

Jan 2: Whyt Whey Presents the Saturday Night Solar: Shakespeare’s Advice to the Players: Authentic Renaissance Acting Technique

Please join Whyt Whey’s own Sayyida Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya’ in bringing Shakespeare to life!

The works of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Johnson and their contemporaries are ill-suited to modern acting technique, which tends to place feeling over form. Renaissance theatre, on the other hand, demands that we obey the dictates of form first, and let that guide our feeling. Using the techniques espoused by the great Shakespearian actor and director, Peter Hall, this class will walk students through a process designed to honor the form of Renaissance theatre, in order to produce thrilling and authentic acting performances.

Please join us here: meet.google.com/dey-yryn-evs

Sayyida Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya’ recently stepped down as East Kingdom Queen’s Bard, and is the former Bard of Caid. She has a Master’s degree in theatre, and has taught acting and dramatic analysis at a university level and in the SCA.

The Saturday Night Solar occurs on two Saturdays a month at 8:00 PM ET. The Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr hosts teachers and topics from all over the Known World so that even when we are apart, we can learn together.

Virtual Commons & Evening in the Solar, Oct. 1

Please join us on Thursday, October 1st, at 7pm for a Virtual Commons and Solar! Join online via Google Meet. Please note, you do not have to have an East Kingdom account or any other Google account to participate.

This is our usual quarterly commons and business meeting. If you have anything you’d like to put on the agenda, please email the Seneschal.

Following Commons, please stay for an Evening in the Virtual Solar! Lord Ibrahim al-Rashid will share his process and lessons-learned for reblocking a felt hat. (Useful for both period and modern millinery!)

Virtual Commons Meeting, Apr. 2

Please join us on Thursday, April 2nd, at 7pm for a Virtual Commons and Tavern! Join online via Google Meet. Please note, you do not have to have an East Kingdom account or any other Google account to participate.

This is our usual quarterly commons and business meeting. If you have anything you’d like to put on the agenda, please email the Seneschal.

Following Commons, folk are invited to remain in the session for sociability, chatting, and interconnection. You are not alone!

Evening in the Solar, Thurs. Feb. 6th

Please join us Thursday, February 6, at 7:30pm for a class on sourcing raw materials for your projects!

It can be hard to find the right fiber, fabric, notions, and other items for your A&S projects. Þórfinnr and Vika will discuss both where and how to shop, what to look out for, and what (broadly speaking) to expect to pay for various kinds of materiel.

The class is not at the usual solar location. It will be held in Rm. 111 of the Milstein Center at Barnard College. No ID is required to enter campus or the building for this event. The building and the room are accessible.

To get to Barnard, take the 1 train to 116th & Broadway, and enter the main campus gates on the west side of Broadway at 117th St. (There are campus maps posted just inside the gate.)