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by timbobarnacle
Thu May 07, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Painting/Dying Tent
Replies: 1
Views: 1494

I painted my white canvas tent 9 years ago with watered down emulsion, at least 10:1 water to paint, this has proved to be very successful, and means I can recognise my tent at a large Multi period event with ease :D
by timbobarnacle
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Getting stall holders for new events
Replies: 64
Views: 9898

it sure is not long to Solstice - that is how I get through the winter - then the daylight hours get longer!
Kate - you are great to know- and you helped me with Henry 3 years ago - keep at it because your work is brilliant
by timbobarnacle
Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Getting stall holders for new events
Replies: 64
Views: 9898

if you build it, they will come

my advice, medieval events, when it comes to attracting traders to a new event, is that you need to actually go out and meet them, go to markets and take time to speak to them, and build a relationship. find out who does what, where they live, and if it is feasible for them to travel to the event. A...
by timbobarnacle
Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 10766

aye, chin up - the forecast is good - go for it, is there not other events you could do locally to increase sales? you are close, so dont give it up now - focus on chasing men in suits for a bit, then do what you are good at
:D
by timbobarnacle
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: short notice - northumbrian pipes Sat 12th April
Replies: 1
Views: 1442

well, was not expecting to hear Engish Small and Great Pipes, and Cornish Pipes too, as well. excellent - Julian Goodacre all the way from Peebles :D
by timbobarnacle
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: short notice - northumbrian pipes Sat 12th April
Replies: 1
Views: 1442

short notice - northumbrian pipes Sat 12th April

7.30pm Aylestone St Andrews Church, Old Church Street, Aylestone, Leicester, LE2, £6 for a treat? of music
by timbobarnacle
Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Shugborough Post Mortem
Replies: 33
Views: 4272

we produced our own
by timbobarnacle
Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Yes, she really did say that
Replies: 74
Views: 10446

kate, I think your work is top class, and clearly you are an expert in your field - people may imitate, but that is all, they cant duplicate your knowledge and experience. as has said before, ignore the takers.

PS, thanks for the intro as Henry VIII again

Tim
by timbobarnacle
Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Shugborough Post Mortem
Replies: 33
Views: 4272

well a tractor was essential, but VME got out of the field unaided :D - but as for having to move a fully constructed siege wall on the Friday - never again! thanks comitatus! also, arenas with a static fence, no second rope line and audience standing on a roadway, brilliant, with no one from the or...
by timbobarnacle
Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Shugborough Post Mortem
Replies: 33
Views: 4272

well theuy certainly have no re-enactment experience. the weather in the run up and into the event was a huge factor. ONe of the big problems they had was the amount of attention the SK caravan and camping club needed - the bar was provided through them- and anyone not in the SK had a problem gettin...
by timbobarnacle
Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: for all you tea drinkers
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

sure thing, so long as I get the credit for the words!
by timbobarnacle
Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: for all you tea drinkers
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

for all you tea drinkers

TEA FEVER (sincere apologies to John Masefield) I must get up for my tea again, for a cup of tea, or I'll die And all I want is a tall cup, and a spoon to stir it by And the Tetley kick from the tea bags squeezing And a contented grin from a grey face unfreezing I must get up for my tea again, for t...
by timbobarnacle
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Historic Demos
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

when I mention £250.00 this is a abre minimum for a village fete, two arena pieces, no LH. we have a props vehicle with 30 plus tents loaded for the big shows. as a rough guide for a weekend, at least £500.00 a day. Liability insurance and kit insurance, as well as transport are the big costs
by timbobarnacle
Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Historic Demos
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

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If you are doing a demonstration in a school as a re-enactor, and in fact are delivering lessons, then you should certainly be charging. the fee depends on the activity. for exaple, if the topic is part of Key stage 2, then you should tailor the lesson to suit. On average, for a school, if they want...
by timbobarnacle
Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: A Weekend of Fifteenth Century Italian Dance and Music
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

yes please - please send me details
by timbobarnacle
Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 12534

mikck just happens to be someone who was a trainee monk, and teacher, so he knows latin! a good tip is to have a scroll and read teh latin off. Certainly by the dissolution period, many parish priests did not understand latin, but were able to read it - so they did not understand the mass either! al...
by timbobarnacle
Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 12534

yes it is hard, for example, to show that he is a priest or monk to the public ours wears a brown habit, yet in reality, he would have worn local cloth in the viking and saxon "age" - so compromises do have to be made. pre reformation, the mass was intended to be very mystical - hence the latin, inc...
by timbobarnacle
Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 12534

point to note - the church pre reformation and dissolution was not known as the Catholic church - it was Christianity - Protestants did not exist, so you cannot say you were a Catholic Norman - Christian yes. Also Pagan is not the right term - that is the churches term for non christians - and means...
by timbobarnacle
Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 12534

vikings of middle england have done the Sermon of the wolf in a mobile chapel amongst other scenarios.