The Barony of Ynys Fawr

The Barony of Ynys Fawr

The Society for Creative Anachronism in Tasmania

Welcome to Ynys Fawr

Ynys Fawr is the Tasmanian branch of a world-wide medieval reenactment group, the SCA. Read the Baron and Baroness' monthly letter to the Barony here, or scroll down for more news and links.
Have TV Shows and movies like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and The Three Musketeers caught your attention? Have you thought about exploring medieval pursuits? The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is a world-wide...
Some physical events are happening again so please come along and have fun. Covid-19 is still an issue so please be aware that there are strict hygiene rules in place and that events may have...
The ceremonial heads of the Barony of Ynys Fawr are their excellencies Baron David de Darlington and Baroness Arabella de Darlington.  They were invested as our seventh Baron and ninth Baroness on 7 March 2020,...
Applications Open for New Seneschal
This an opportunity to make a difference, and to guide the direction of Ynys Fawr's growth and administration. Sadly, I have to head overseas in...
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Applications Open for New Knight Marshal
Due to recent events we are in need of a new Knight Marshal in quick time. The Barony invites applications for the Office of Knight...
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Applications Open for Arts & Sciences Officer
The Barony invites applications for the Greater Office of Arts & Sciences Minister Role: The A&S Officer is tasked with encouraging the arts and sciences...
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A&S Day, Social Session & Feast Class
Sunday 11th April 10am-4pm, at our hall at the Royal Hobart Showgrounds. This will be a day for arts & sciences and working on projects,...
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Lightwood Royal Picnic
Saturday 17th April Heritage Park, Geeveston   A medieval pot-luck picnic in beautiful Heritage Park followed by an afternoon of arts & sciences. BYO food...
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Bardic Night by Candlelight
Saturday, 27 March 2021 from 5:30 - 10:30 PM   Bring your singing voices, song books, musical instruments and props to a night of performance...
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Words from Their Excellencies
Warm greetings unto the Barony, This past weekend we held our Day of Champions to test the strength and courage of our Combatants and the...
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Market and Arts & Sciences Day
Sunday 7th February, 10am-4pm. Located at our hall at the Royal Hobart Showgrounds. This will be an Arts & Sciences day and also an opportunity...
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The Barony of Ynys Fawr is the Tasmanian branch of a world-wide living history organisation called the Society for Creative Anachronism.  As part of the SCA’s Kingdom of Lochac, Ynys Fawr includes the Canton of Lightwood in the Huon Valley, Eastkirk in the north east, and Leathann Tir in the north west.  It also encompasses the College of St Gildas the Wise, based primarily in the Sandy Bay campus of the University of Tasmania.

The SCA is an international non-profit educational organisation dedicated to the research and recreation of pre-17th-century European history, with a particular focus on its practical applications in arts and sciences, including costuming, cooking, martial arts, dance, calligraphy and illumination, metalwork, archery and music.  Annual membership is inexpensive, but is not required for participation.

The Barony meets regularly for activities focused on medieval and renaissance arts and sciences and martial arts.  It hosts events, usually on weekends, including tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.  It has a calendar which is updated regularly.

The Barony has a permanent presence at Kraken Hall, in the Royal Hobart Showground under the old grandstand.

Please take the time to browse this website and learn more, or if you’re the impulsive type feel free to dive right in and come along to something.  This could be the beginning of something big!