On Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 there will be a Saint George Celebration here at California University of PA (Silva Vulcani). It is the second most important National Feast in Spain, where the day is known as La Diada de Sant Jordi, and it is traditional to give a rose and a book to a loved one.
It takes place from 11:00-3:00 at the library. Unfortunately it is a Tuesday, but if anyone is able to come, Silva Vulcani would be grateful.
Our hosts are looking for pretty much anything, including classes on crafts, displays, or just people adding to the ambiance with their costumes.
Sionn the lost has already graciously agreed to come down and teach dancing. We will have a display of fencing, as well.
The tagline is “A day of Books and Roses” – they are concentrating on books and would love to have book binding. Mistress Fredeburg has volunteered some of her print making work to enrich the display. Anyone who wants to display or create scribal art would also be welcome, and I know calligraphy is also a draw.
They want food; they figure the students and community will be drawn by the promise of free food. They would like people to come and walk around in garb and be part of the spectacle, so anyone who wanted to could join in the dancing, fighting, or sitting around creating art.
I am hoping to make this into an opportunity for us to reach out to the university and community (it is open to the public) and recruit, as well as to show the university what we offer. (It’s nice to remind them.)
If you can do anything, please let me know. You can reach me here.
~ THL Gabrielle de Winter