Le Moyne’s Medieval Club brings swords, music and pie-throwing to the quad
Daniel Barbour, Staff Writer
May 3, 2012
Filed under Arts & Leisure
Ready your broadswords and put on your chainmail because on Sunday, May 6, the medieval fair will storm the quad, hosted by Le Moyne’s Medieval Club.
“The Medieval Club’s main focus is to celebrate the rich history of the Middle Ages and the culture of the time,” senior biology major and Medieval Club member Derek Powell said. “We do this in many ways, including playing time period games, having rich historical discussions and watching ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail.’”
Powell also mentioned that the festival will hopefully help more people to get to know about the group.
“The festival will be the club’s final huzzah for the semester,” Powell said. “It will be a chance for us to get together and have some fun with various forms of medieval recreation, as well as a chance to spread the word about the club. I didn’t even know we had a medieval club until this semester, so I think it will be a great opportunity to let the Le Moyne community know that we exist and we are awesome!”
According to Powell, the fair will offer plenty of activities.
“So far, our lineup for the festival includes a musical appearance by folk artist Bells and Motley, a medieval weaponry workshop/demo by some season and experienced Le Moyne alumni and an opportunity to throw pies at professors’ faces!” Powell explained. “There will also be a feast of some sort, although I have been told that there will unfortunately not be any mutton.
“I think everyone on campus should come, students and faculty included!” he continued. “It’s going to be a lot of fun, whether you have an interest in medieval affairs or not. Bring your friends and family! Let’s make this thing huge!”
So for any of you stressing out about upcoming finals and exams, take a moment next Sunday to relax, have fun and maybe even throw a pie at the teacher who will be giving you said exam.
“What other time of year do you get to break out your tunics and corsets?” Powell said.
The medieval fair takes place Sunday, May 6, on the quad.