Events Diary

As plague continues to ravage the land, the Dark Ages Society is moving online, for the beginning of 2021 at least. We welcome new members so get in touch if you’d like to come along. Our society events will be on Zoom and will include games that simulate the character of a DAS fighting weekend, and online banquets where we feast together, tell stories, boast about our exploits and all the things you’d expect in the Dark Ages. We also have a Discord server for offline chat, and have volunteers ready to help people get set up with the technology.

This is all new to us so please be patient as we get up to speed with the new type of events.

More events will be confirmed as the season progresses, and can include crafts, talks or anything members think would be fun and related to the ninth century. We hope to run some physical events in the summer at open air museums that we’ve visited in the past, such as Butser Ancient Farm and West Stow Anglo-Saxon vilage, so watch this space.

DAS members please email or phone the Acting Secretary, Alf, with any updates or changes.

Any non-members interested in attending, please Contact Us.

2021 Events

WhenWhereWhatContact
24th February 7:30pmZoomDramatic readingCynric, Sumorsaete
6th MarchZoomRoleplaying game (2pm) and online banquet (7:30pm)Herewulf, Cilternsaete
14th MarchZoomRoleplaying game part II (2pm)Herewulf, Cilternsaete
17th March: 7:30pmZoomWargameStyrkar, Westmen
8th April: 7:30pmZoomThe building of Saxondale HallHrolf, Holmbyggja
20th April: 7:30pmZoomWargameStyrkar, Westmen
7th-8th AugustButser Ancient FarmDAS Display WeekendIngibjorg, Holmbyggja
1st-3rd OctoberEarleywood Scout CentreDAS fighting weekendIngibjorg, Holmbyggja
16th OctoberZoomOfficers meetingAlf, Holmbyggja

Event Details

Dramatic reading of a ninth century sitcom: 24th February, 7:30pm

Take part or join the audience, as we give this pilot episode its first ever reading!

Online DAS event: 6th March

3pm: roleplaying game set in ninth century England. Be prepared for adventure and derring-do! We may have to limit player numbers but spectators are welcome.
7:30pm: online banquet, full costume and all the trimmings.

Wargame: repeating event

Wargame based in ninth century England, which simulates DAS skirmish fighting. We may have to limit player numbers but spectators are welcome.

The building of Saxondale Hall: 8th April, 7:30pm

Hrolf will tell us about his work helping to build the replica Anglo-Saxon hall at the Avalon Marshes centre. This is a really special opportunity to learn first-hand about the building of an awesome hall based closely on the archaeology of a very interesting site.
For more information about the centre and the hall:
http://avalonmarshes.org/explore/avalon-marshes-centre/
http://avalonmarshes.org/anglo-saxon-hall-really-taking-shape/

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