Renaissance Village GWXXIX
The Renaissance Village is a Gulf Wars department and class area where we explore the Renaissance period through an immersive environment dedicated to history across Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia. The Renaissance Village at Gulf Wars aims to foster scholarship within the various avenues of study within the Renaissance era which found its humble beginnings in 12th-century Italy and ignited again in the 14th-century before spreading northward through western Europe revolutionizing life and culture into the 16th-century and paving the way for the later Enlightenment period. The Village offers a wide array of classes ranging from health/medicine, hygiene, cosmetics, fashion, music, political history, social history, material culture, gender roles, economic science, martial arts, and military history as well as hosting special events and artisan demos.
In short, the Renaissance Village is a collection of period pavilions where artisans & scholars can demonstrate, share, and teach their particular skills & knowledge. We invite everyone to come by and see what’s happening any day – visitors, observers, and questions are always welcome!
The Renaissance Village hosts an immersive A&S experience and is located on Laurel Lane across from the Theatre. Formerly known as Ca’ d’Oro Salon, the Renaissance Village offer a variety of classes and demos focused on Renaissance life across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. In addition to offering classes, we host a period Apothecary, dedicated period cooking area, Interkingdom Bocce Ball Tournament, Lacemaking pavilion, an Eastern Salon, the Renaissance Italian Salon, a French area, Spanish area, Rapier Tournament, Bardic Circles, and an Enchanted Ground. There will be bocce ball and socializing at the main pavilion daily, a musician’s solar, dances, and an Italian Personae Social on Friday from 6–9 PM.
The Ca’ d’Oro Italian Salon is still located in the Renaissance Village class area at Gulf Wars. It is based on the historical salon concept, specifically the 15th-century Italian Salon where artists, poets, musicians, philosophers, nobility, and courtiers would have gathered to pass the time away from the scrutiny of church or state. We emulate those “unsupervised intellectuals” at our living history Salon, and we celebrate all the “Renaissances” of history.
STAFF GW XXIX (2020)
Department Head: Giata Magdalena Alberti
Department Deputy: Hextilda Corbett
Department Deputy: Aislinge MacCuithein
Class Deputy: Seamus O’Caellaigh of An Tir
Apothecary Deputy: Gwlados Vachan of Trimaris
Cooking Deputy: Sandro/Uji of Calontir
Dance Deputy: Runolfr of Meridies
Lace Deputy: Dianora Cellini of Meridies
Event Pavilion Deputy: Cynthia du Pont of Meridies
Eastern Salon Deputy: Soo Yun of Meridies
Music Ambassador: Merewen FitzAlan of Meridies
Land Deputies: Elijah Cameron and David Sar-nik of Meridies
RENAISSANCE VILLAGE CLASSES & DEMOS
Go to the Gulf Wars app for the schedule which will be updated daily at Gulf Wars:
Our classes, demos, socials, and other activities will run on the following tracks located in dedicated areas of the Renaissance Village Department:
Ca’ d’Oro Salon Regent Pavilion
Daily socializing Italian style and department information
Lacemaking and more
Teatime, period games, and library hours
Period Apothecary Pavilion
Demos and classes
Outdoor Period Cooking Area
Demos and classes
Ca’Beret Event Tent 30×30
Socials, Balls, Musical Concerts, Italian Personae Social, KWISS classes, Bardic Circles, Spanish Area, English Area, and French Area!
Bocce Ball Court & Dayshade
Interkingdom Bocce Ball Tournament & Populace Bocce Ball Tournament plus open play opportunities all week
Known World Italian Salon & Symposium (KWISS)
At GW XXIX we are hosting the Known World Italian Salon & Symposium!
KWISS will include classes, demonstrations, activities, and tournaments focused on the historical arts and sciences of the Italian peninsula. The KWISS activities take place during the heavily attended final Wednesday, March 18, 2020 to Saturday, March 21, 2020.
Renaissance Village Schedule Highlights
3PM – 4PM — FASHION SHOW SOCIAL
630PM – 830PM — RENAISSANCE VILLAGE BALL & SOCIAL
830PM – 1030PM — GAMES OF CHANCE TOURNAMENT
9AM – 12PM — OPENING CEREMONIES
4PM – 5PM — VINCE CONAWAY DULCIMER CONCERT
8PM — EASTERN SONGS, DANCE, & FOLKLORE
7PM – 9PM — KNOWN WORLD ITALIAN SALON & SYMPOSIUM (KWISS) BALL
9PM – UNTIL — KWISS BARDIC CIRCLE ~ OPEN TO ALL!
10AM – UNTIL — INTER-KINGDOM BOCCE TOURNAMENT
8PM – UNTIL — CA’BERET PAVILION CONCERT & ENTERTAINMENT
7AM – 1PM DAVINCI’S PANTRY COOKING CHALLENGE
10AM – 12PM — BOCCE BALL POPULACE TOURNAMENT
6PM – 9PM — KWISS ITALIAN PERSONAE & RENAISSANCE VILLAGE SOCIAL
9PM — PROMENADE TO KNOWN WORLD PARTY
SPECIAL EVENTS FOR GW XXIX
**Ren Village Ball – Monday 6:30-8:30 PM live music, dancing, and refreshments
**Vince Conaway CONCERT – Tuesday 4 PM
**KWISS Ball – Wednesday 7-9 PM music, dancing, and refreshments
**KWISS Bardic Circle – all welcome, bonus for period or period-based pieces
**Académie de Chivalry (3-part class where you receive a 50-page handout and a red cap upon completion)
**KWISS Rapier Tournament with $200 prize!
**Interkingdom Bocce Ball Tournament – Thursday at 10 AM
**Populace Bocce Ball Tournament Friday at 10 AM
**KWISS Italian Social & Renaissance Village Social Friday 6-9 PM then we promenade over to the Known World Party