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Medieval Carnivale – Gypsy Dancing Special

A Gypsy encampment - Another happy day at The Abbey Medieval Festival! The wheels of the Gypsy Wagon come to rest at Abbeystowe for the Abbey Medieval Festival  weekend. Word has been received far and wide that there is an annual gathering here to share the wealth and knowledge of kingdoms, tribes, encampments and fellow people alike. The day has been rewarding for all with the sharing of music, dance and crafts that the gypsy people have cultured for so many years.

Travelling across the land opens the opportunity to meet new and unique people. As the gypsy tribe settle down, something is lingering in the air… So many new faces and souls have come together to share the occasion. The Medieval Carnivale is beginning and a crowd is starting to surround the settling encampment. What scene will Shuvani Romani showcase on this night of celebration?

What Will The Gypsies Share On The Medieval Carnivale Night?

The scent of wood burning and the soft glow of a warm fire set the scene for a night not to be forgotten.

The Gypsies are waiting to dance one last time for the night and for the people who have come to gather around. Faces in the crowd wait with an anxious grin, some sipping on mugs of cider, waiting for the fanfare blast that will signal the start of the Medieval Carnivale. An air of mystery surround the Gypsy people as they tend to their campsite, the crowd have all eyes on the dresses embellished with bells and chains so beautifully pleasing to the eyes.

 

Fall In Love At The Medieval Carnivale

One thing is certain, the gypsies will dance  and perform a rare show only to be seen at The Medieval Carnivale! A Love Story is in the air and the gypsies will dance with happy hearts and pounding feet.  Come and see for yourself at the Abbey Medieval Festival.

Love Is In The Air at The Abbey Medieval Festival

Next week, read about the stunning horses that will perform and dazzle you at the Medieval Carnivale Spectacular.

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The Medieval Carnivale

 

A  balmy medieval winter’s evening settles
So what happens when the sun goes down on a medieval day full of markets, after picking up that great new wooden food bowl that has been carved so beautifully, and all the  furs and loom-woven pieces and the excitement of the tourney with its  elaborate  jousts and battles ?

 

The swords are sheathed.

The horses are groomed and fed after a day of jousting.

And the cannons are hushed.

 

Do the inhabitants sleep?  Oh noooo nooo nooo!
Party Time!

The Medieval Carnivale Begins!

The visitors have donned their best gear – dresses swishing, cloaks swirling, children  delightedly whisper to each other  – ‘the fire twirlers are here with the Burning Dragon!”!  Feet are tapping with the last strains of drums and strings still hanging in the air.
Our tummies already happily filled from the day’s feasting, and we can settle down on our benches and await with pleasure the scenes to come.

What happens at a Medieval Carnivale?

What do battle hardened horses do at night to play? How do the riders of war trained horses wind down after a day of action?
A gypsy tribe is settling down for the night, something is in the air… What is stirring away from the encampment that calls for a celebration?

Showcasing Medieval After-Dark Celebrations!

The stars are twinkling, the performers’ blazing  sticks are  twirling  seemingly magically –  intertwining  with dangerous dragon!  The rhythm, the beat and the tempo of a time where the music reflected a community’s way of life.

Next Tuesday’s post will be the first of a series highlighting the spectacle of our professional  Medieval Carnivale Entertainment Team who will delight you for two hours!   We trust you’ve got your tickets to the Festival!

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The big Scan…

Your experience …….we take it seriously at the Abbey Medieval Festival.

Today, an up-to-the-minute QR-code-scanning experience via a print ad in the national newspapers.  Cutting edge technology, perhaps!

In July, join the medieval transformation, where your sword displays the cutting edge!

Another kind of 'Cutting Edge'

 

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NSW and Victoria….Do you read me??

Hello again readers,

I left you hanging yesterday, sorry,  but literally, I was mid sentence when I got a call about….. I think I can say it out loud now…. our Competition!

Queenslanders! We love you of course, that goes without saying, but we want to share this love. Lets forget about rugby and forget about the weather.  Right now, we are so excited to be connecting in this fantastic way to NSW and VIC!

So NSW and VIC, how does a week in Queensland sound?  Fly the family up, lap up a little sunshine, drive around in a nice car, live it up at a luxury resort,  do the VIP thing at the Abbey Medieval Festival….and visit three other fantastic Queensland experiences.

You know you deserve this!!

Ok, here’s the how!

Sydney-siders! – get the Sun Herald this Sunday, find the travel section, you will find an Abbey Medieval Festival ad in the Destinations Magazine insert.

Likewise, Melbourne – Get the Age!

Here’s where it gets interesting.  You’ll find a QR code on the ad, get hold of your chatting device (aka mobile phone), and scan the code.  Now, if it all works ok, you’ll find yourself in our Facebook landing page, where you are asked to input your details to enter our fantastic competition!

And tell us more about the competition I hear you say.  Ok. will do…

We are offering one lucky family from either Sydney or Melbourne, return flights to Brisbane, a week’s accommodation in the luxurious Novotel Twin Waters, a family car for a week sponsored by the wonderful folk at Martin Jonkers Motors, Caboolture…..and let me see, what else??

Oh yes, be treated by a VIP at the Abbey Medieval Festival and enjoy free family passes to Australia ZooAussie World and the amazing Bellingham Maze!!!!

Why wouldn’t you?

Ok, I am now officially exhausted from excitement. Time out, and have a wonderful weekend.

Caroline

PS.  For God’s sake, get the Sunday papers!!!

 

 

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Caroline calls to New South Wales and Victoria!

 

Hello to readers of this Blog!
I am Caroline and I work as a member of the Abbey Medieval Festival Marketing team.  I’m a little new to blogging but I am hoping to get to know people out there and keep you updated on events as they progress with the Abbey Medieval Festival.

We are aware that we have a large number of followers from New South Wales and Victoria and we want to express our appreciation for your interest and loyalty.

 I would especially like to welcome my friend and old neighbour(less of the old…!) Carolyn Blunden from Stanhope Gardens in NSW. Carolyn is studying to be a Fashion Designer and guess what…..Carolyn’s inaugural art piece is going to be my Medieval Banquet gown!  Thank you so much Carolyn!  (Wait untill my five year old daughter Alice sees me in one of your numbers……No pressure C, I’m not expecting to look like someone straight out of the set of the Tudors!


I can’t wait to get this project moving.  Carolyn has a  fascination of all things Medieval, so I’m wondering how we can reach out to other Medieval Make Believers out there…………

Hang on…. I know exactly how!!!

 Let you know tomorrow, promise…I have final details to attend to….watch this blog…..