The College of Saint Bunstable's Feast Day of Saint Bunstable

Saturday, February 24, 2007 from 12:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Ballard Odd Fellows Hall

The College of Saint Bunstable invites one and all to find refuge from the long season of rain at its first full Feast Day of Saint Bunstable! This day of merriment and celebration will start at 12:30 PM on Saturday, February 24, 2007 at the Ballard Oddfellows Hall and conclude at 9:30 PM. Festivities will include A&S classes, dancing (and dancing lessons), and a sumptuous Renaissance-themed feast.

The site fee is $8/person and the feast is $7/person and the non-member surcharge will apply. Please make checks payable to "College of Saint Bunstable; SCA, Inc."

Please bring your own feast gear (cup, napkin, utensils and a plate) if planning on attending the feast. We are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions if notified in advance, and vegetarian options will be available (advance notice would be appreciated).

For more information or dietary restrictions accommodations, please feel free to contact the autocrat: Lady Muirgheal inghean Alasdair (mka Allyson Sgro). We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Italian Renaissance Feast Menu

First Remove: Chick Pea Soup (V), Saffron Asparagus (V), and Lamb Stew (NV)
Second Remove: Greens Tart (V and NV), Chicken Ambrosia (NV), and Roast Onion Salad (V)
Third Remove: Pear Tart (V) and Candied Almonds (V)

Event Schedule

12:30 PM

1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

Class Details

Imprese: Symbols and Mottoes - 1:00 PM -- Ursula Georges
Want to know which Italian nobleman came to a tournament with a rhino on his shield, find a symbol encapsulating your hopeless love, or choose a mysterious Latin motto for every occasion? Investigate imprese! The impresa was a symbolic picture combined with a motto. Imprese were used in tournament display, to decorate clothing, and more. We will discuss the origin and uses of imprese, with a particular emphasis on Italian Renaissance and Elizabethan tournaments, and end by brainstorming personal imprese and ways to display them.

Italian Bodice Fitting - 3:00 PM -- Raffaella diContino
Always wanted a nice, correctly fitted bodice but didn't know where to start? This hands-on class will go over the basics of fitting a bodice, from taking measurements, to drafing a patterning and fitting the pattern pieces.

Early Italian (15th Century) Dance - 1:00 PM -- Cecily Wytherlok
Dances taught will include Petit Rien, Anello, and Rostiboli Gioioso.

Early and Late Italian (15th and 16th Century) Dance - 3:00 PM -- Cecily Wytherlok
Dances taught will include Amoroso, Gelosia, and Gracca Amorosa.


Ballard Odd Fellows Hall, 1706 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107

Directions to Site:

Take I-5 North or South to the NE 45th St. exit and take a right at the light onto N 45th St. Continue on N 45th St. across Aurora Ave N. and bear right onto N 46th St. Continue on as N 46th St. becomes NW Market St. The Ballard Oddfellows Hall is shortly after 17th Ave NW. Parking is available in the Ballard Realty parking lot at NW Market St and 17th Ave NE.

From downtown, take the MT15 or MT18. In the case of the MT15, get off at the 15th Ave. NW and NW Market St. stop and walk just over two blocks west to the Hall. If taking the MT18, get off at the Ballard Ave. NW and NW Market St. stop and walk about two blocks east to the Hall. From the U-District, take the MT44 to 17th Ave. NW and NW Market St., the hall is just west of the northwest corner.