Events History


2000

Major Events in 2000 included performances at Tretower Court (CADW), Kirby Hall and Lyddington Bede (English Heritage), Templar's Faire and Frimley Park. Members of the group also participated in events at Cleve Abbey, Deal Castle, Farleigh Hungerford, Kentwell, Oak House (West Bromwich) and Portland Castle

2001

In 2001, members of the group participated in events at Portland Castle, Kentwell, Daventry, Romsey, Henley, Tretower Court, Basing House, Kirby Hall, Blackfriars in Gloucester, the Commandery at Worcester, and Boscobel House.

2002

In 2002, members of the group participated in events at Bearwood College, King John's House, Romsey, Winchester Great Hall, Hall Place, Bexley, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich , Kentwell Hall , the London living history spectacular at Bedfont Lakes., Plas Mawr, Conwy, Tretower Court, Powys and a charity event in Wokingham

2003

2003 started off with an event at the Museum of London. Dancers from the group performed at Hampton Court Palace over the Easter period and throughout August. To coincide with the Elizabeth exhibition at the National Maritime museum, we have had two events at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich next door. Members of the group took part in the annual tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall We held two events in Wales for CADW at Plas Mawr, Conwy and Tretower Court, Powys. The year finished off with Christmas celebrations in the form of a Jacobean Masque in Greenwich with Passamezzo and The Lions Part, and between Christmas and New Year, an Elizabethan Christmas at Hampton Court Palace.

2004

2004 started off with New Years day at Hampton Court Palace, followed by the "Tunes, Tunics and Turns - Music and Dance of Tudor England" event at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. Over the May Bank Holiday we were at Stokesay Castle. In July we had a return visit to the CADW site at Tretower Court, Powys. . Early August saw us participating in an event organised by Church, State and Household at Arreton Manor on the Isle of Wight. This was followed by a celebration of the life of Christopher Hatton at Kirby Hall. Our final event of the year was a workshop and evening performance as part of the Skelton Festival in Diss.

2005

The first two events we participated in in 2005 were organised by Hungerford Household. The first event at King John's House in Romsey took the form of Twelfth Night revels and marked the first public appearance of our own in-house recorder consort. The second event was at Montacute House; picture in Group pictures section. In late May, we performed a Henrician event at Eltham Palace. In July, we performed at Tretower Court in Wales (CADW site). In August a number of the groups members participated in the Arreton Manor1628 event organised by Church, State and Household. Also in August, we performed extracts from Jacobean masques at Kirby Hall. In October we provided Music and Dance for an event at The Vyne organised by Hungerford Household.

2006

2006 started with a living history event with music and dance at the CADW site of Plas Mawr in Conwy on the Early May Bank Holiday weekend. This was followed on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend by an early Tudor event at Eltham Palace. In late July we enjoyed our annual event at Tretower Court, Powys. Many members of the group participated in the week long civil war event at Arreton Manor, Isle of Wight during early August. Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, we entertained the crowds at Medieval Mayhem in Sandwich, Kent.The event year finished with a performance at The Vyne, Hampshire organised by Hungerford Household.

2007

Our first event in 2007 was a living history recreation at Plas Mawr in Conwy over the early May bank holiday. This was followed on the late May bank holiday by a very successful Henrician dance event with extensive living history participation at Eltham Palace. In early July, we performed music and dance from the early Jacobean period at the National Trust property at Dudmaston. A week later we performed at Conquest 2007, a multi-period reenactment event at Shugborough Hall, and a week after that an early Jacobean living history at Tretower Court.
Music at these events was provided by Passamezzo Members of the group also participated in a civil war period reenactment at Arreton Manor in the Isle of Wight, and at a Tudor event at the Vyne, a National Trust property in Hampshire organised by Hungerford Household.

2008

Our events in 2008 included return visits to Eltham Palace and Tretower Court. We also had our first visit to the Bishops Palace at St Davids
Music at these events was provided by Passamezzo Members of the group also participated in a civil war period reenactment at Arreton Manor in the Isle of Wight, and at a Tudor event at the Vyne, a National Trust property in Hampshire organised by Hungerford Household.

2009 events

This year started off with a private performance for the Rotary Club in Fleet on St Georges Day. This was followed by an event run by the friends of Bruce Castle which was owned by William Compton, a close friend of Henry VIII. Our events continued on a Henry VIII theme for the rest of the year reflecting the 500th anniversary of his coronation. In June, we made our first visit to Dover Castle followed by a return visit to Eltham Palace. In July we performed for the first time at Fort Cumberland in support of the English Heritage archaeology days. August saw our first visit to the CADW castle at Chepstow, followed in September by a visit to Farnham Castle. Our event year finished with us dancing at the Hungerford Household annual event at the Vyne, and then a performance in Leighton Buzzard church as part of a civil war living history weekend.
Music at these events was provided by Passamezzo.

2009 also saw us providing dance instruction for Channel 4's Big Brother in collaboration with Passamezzo for one of the Tudor challenges set for the contestants.