Our events

We gave our first public performance in 1992 and since then have performed on our own, and in association with other groups at the Albert Hall, Hampton Court Palace, the Mary Rose Museum, the British Museum, The V&A, the Wallace Collection, the National Gallery, the Great Hall Winchester, the Painted Hall Greenwich, the Weald and Downland Museum of Buildings, Dinan (Brittany), Tourcoing (Alsace), Arreton Manor (IOW), and a number of English Heritage, National Trust and CADW sites across the country

We perform in good quality reproduction period clothes and footwear, either all of a single period, or showing a variety of styles illustrating the changing fashions between 1450 and 1650. We are able to supply our own musicians for a performance if required, who use reproduction period instruments, and who also have period costume. In addition to the performance

Our approach to reenactment

As a group, we are dedicated to providing an accurate interpretation of the period we are reenacting. This is reflected in the quality of costumes used by the group members, the interpretation of the music by group members and associate musicians, and the dance interpretations. Group members are encouraged to research from primary sources or quality secondary sources in order to provide the required level of accuracy. Items used as costume accessories and to demonstrate living history skills need to be accurate for the period portrayed.

Apart from the core activities of music and dance, members are encouraged to specialise in particular domestic and business skills of the periods being portrayed such as cooking and dining, reading, writing, playing card or board games, and appropriate high status merchant skills such as cloth, spice or fur merchants. Associate members will be expected to display the same quality of research, accoutrements, and reenactment skills as the core dancing members.