A somewhere project by Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie

Narnian Authenti-tent envy

Monday, December 19, 2005 – 10:12 PM
by Karen

Aslan's crib(s)
Aslan's crib(s)

Now, any re-enactor who has seen the new movie Chronicles of Narnia cannot have failed to revel in the bizarre, lavish trans-period historical detailing. For me, the peak was Aslan's encampment, awash with half real / half CGI pseudo-medieval tents. Every flag waved at just the right angle and the fabric flapped just enough for you to believe there was real weather in Narnia. Gold patterns adorned the authentically aged fabrics and the overall effect left me craving a grandaddy of an authenti-tent (as they're known in Tudor Kentwell) next year. If only I could have a centaur too.

The House

Sunday, December 4, 2005 – 12:12 PM
by Nina

I'm not sure this image from my mobile will do this justice but Kentwell looked amazing last night, Patrick lit flares all along the driveway (as they had a wedding in the house) and with the lights on the house frontage it looked like a fairy-tale.

Even the over-croft looked pretty lovely, after our (very long!) re-union meeting, the staff lit the room with fairy-lights and a gang of the musicians got people dancing ... I didn't join the throng in the end, but only because I was chatting with a whole lot of re-enactors I either haven't met before or seen since we last joined 'the main event'.

The regular Kentwell hard core had also provided (+ then consummed) the most comprehensive cross selection of crisps and crisp-related party nibbles I've ever seen.

Re-enactment reunion

Saturday, December 3, 2005 – 4:12 PM
by Nina

Here alone 4 my 1st time - at the reunion that happens at the end of the Kentwell year - whilst karen talks in Nottingham about the project. I'm worrying if i'll know anyone to dance with at the party ... God help me if it's only authenti-dancing!

It's a bit like being new all over again ...

sometime later