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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:09 pm    Post subject: The Black Griffin's 'Festival of the Bow' event Reply with quote

Southern Fox stated ....

Just had a big idea. What about a "Festival of the Bow" An annual event that caters for all traditional arhery aspects and also has displays of crafts and combat?

I could become really big if held each year and could be a major money spinner for LMS/BG's

It could be held over a full weekend.

One day could be devoted to archery in general and the other full on medieval. This will attract the maximum numbers and spin the most dosh.

Feel free to add to the following amazing brain storm

General day,

1. A huge advanced and competitive 3D event with major prizes
2. Raffles
3. Flying discs
4. Target event
5. A serious clout event.
6. Flaming arrows at night to ignite huge bonfire
7. Feast with entertainment
8. Stalls selling stuff
9. Bow and arrow making workshops

Medieval Day

1. Huge battle clout
2. Roving clout
3. Short fun 3D hunt.
4. Combat displays
5. Horse bow challenge
6. Long bow flight shoot
7. Warbow display

Of course I have no idea when or even what year. Just throwing it out there.

What does everyone reckon? It is a very emotive place if we get access to it.

It could advertised locally and get the public along. Particularly on the Medieval day.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Len stated ...

This could have the potential to be bigger then MMFT
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nev stated ...

fairy floss lots of fairy floss
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Southern Fox stated ...

Wouldn't take much to be bigger than mmfat
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Southern Fox stated ...

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:21 pm Post subject: Festival of the bow

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I am going to prempt a forthcoming reply by Mick to clarify that the idea is very undercooked, that if you were to think of a stir fry I have only chopped the onion so to speak.

I am thinking of a way to allow everyone, re-enactor, medieval enthusiast and general archer to feel comfortable at the event and feel that they have a good possibility of competing with good archers.

Rather than the words general and medieval you could simply label the events. Those with a medieval event will be attracted by the events that that way inclined and those that are not will be attracted by the big 3D event. I have been observing the mixing going on between the two variations in the sport and have not seen any derision or conflict between the two groups.

I am an advocate of one big event as it will draw the greatest numbers and the greatest income for the effort expended. Esspecially as it will be a 2 day event. One has much more flexibility as to what one can offer. In fact it could be big enough eventually to offer events running concurrently so that an archer might choose a round of roving clout which could be running at the same time as a 3D event. Up in Qld and NSW they get between 100 to 200 archers. I cannot see why we could do the same here. We have already increased numbers at each event. I advocate an Autumn event. Good weather and it gets in, in front of The Great Southern at Morwell. Having given that event to them we can make one of our own even better and bookend it by having ours at nearer the beginning of the year. I don't however want to conflict with the Leongatha shoot either however so October might be the go. After this year Morewell may not want to put one on anyway. Or we could try taking back the great Southern as it's original intend was to have it as a roving comp.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick Smith (aka Black Balric) stated ...

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I like your big idea Leigh.

If all the shooters of traditional bows could come together at a huge event, it could only be good for everyone and for traditional archery in general.

I believe that if we ever can host an event that will go anywhere near the size, compared with the huge events in the New South Wales and Queensland, an event that appeals to everyone would have to be the go.

My only concern is Leigh's comprehensive list of individual events. It could be a little ambitious, I simply don't think we would be able to get through that many events, even if we do have two days to do it. Perhaps if some events were run concurrently it could be done.

I'm all for having new and interesting themes. I like the idea of having some sword displays. I even like the idea of including some tomahawk throwing, as was practiced at Dunolly last year. It could be a festival of everything that's interesting.

Do the members of LMS think we're on the right track with this concept? Do you think many re-enactors would want to attend an event that's composed of some of the more typical traditional archery competitions, in addition to re-enacting type competitions?

I don't know why we're discussing this on the Bannockburn thread though.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Southern Fox stated ...

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:35 pm Post subject: thread

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This should be on it's own thread. It was a mistake on my part. I thought I was putting it on a different thread. Sorry. Perhaps we can start it in a thread of its own.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The above posts will bring everyone up-to-date with everything that has happened so far on this thread. I copied and pasted all the replies so they could be grouped together under the title of 'Festival of the Bow', as Southern Fox wished.

My current point of view regarding Leigh's original idea, the 'Festival of the Bow', is that I think it's a bloody good idea. Cool

I think the event should be simply called 'The Festival of the Bow' as it's an apt name. In fact it's very descriptive and unique name, as that is what this event would be all about, the breaking down of barriers between the different sorts of trad bow shooters in the state. We all share a common love of archery, so why not all get together and have a festival?

Some of the most specialised events such as warbow flight shoots could run concurrently with other events such as a tomahawk throwing comps, for example. This would enable us to host far more events than we might otherwise, plus if one event didn't appeal to some competitors (i.e., they don't own a warbow, for example), they could still compete in the tomahawk throwing event, or they could simply watch either of the events.

I really like the idea of many things happening at once, as it would add to the festival atmosphere. Of course, the main events should run by themselves though.

I'm very keen to hear some feedback from other members of the LMS regarding the feasibility of Leigh's concept. Would you like to go?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BB i love the idear maybe those with more than one type of bow could see how many events they could do over the weekend and the one thats in the most events could get a prize ..say fairy floss Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

I like the idea and would support it.

I would love to do a reenactment of a battle, say Agincourt.

I, as Captayne of the White Company can provide mounted Knights and men at arms, archers and hand gunners.

Regards,

Sir John.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:25 pm    Post subject: Agincourt! Reply with quote

Agincourt!
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