Since I wrote last the Guild has been visiting the event “Double Wars XXIV” at the beautiful shire of Attemark in Nordmark. As usual, it was a splendid event! 10 days (27/5-5/6-2011) in the medieval era with good fun and lots of friends. This year we were over 250 people in the camp and 47 of these were children under the age of 12! The Guild Elders had a plan for this event to be a starting point to spread the word about the guild over the whole kingdom of Drachenwald. Therefore the guild had planned quite many workshops and happenings.
We started at the events second day (Saturday 28 May) with bedtime stories for children at seven a ´clock in the evening. The story this first Saturday was read by Ragnhild one of the Guilds Elders. She read the story “Allra käraste syster” by the author Astrid Lindgren. Also one of the kids had a story bag with the story “Little Red Riding Hood” which contained puppets of the main characters in the story. This story became the second story every night. Each storyteller each evening told this story in their own way. We had prepared stories in English too, but during the week no English speaking kids participated in our story hour. Hopefully, there will be some English speaking kids joining us the next time. This first evening these participated in bedtime story time: Ragnhild, Ingrid, Alexandra, Arina, Martin/Martinos, Rickard/Richardos, Tina, Yrsa, Mickell, Emma, Lovisa, Lukas/Trim Drakhuvud, Linnea, Elin, Vincent, Siri, Elvira, Tuva, Idun
At Sunday the guild had the first workshop in improvisational theatre. The workshop was held by all of the guilds elders (Ingrid, Ragnhild and Styrbjörn). At the workshop, we worked with scenes without a lot of speaking and started it off with some name games to get to know each other. Then we improvised in several scenes with only a line for each actor or even only one line for the whole scene. Attending the workshop was: Ingrid Audardotter, Ragnhild Leifsdotter, Styrbjörn Bärsärk, Eskil Bonde, Wilhelm der Trunkenbold, Agelmar von Sevelingen, Arina Nilsson and Tove Nilsson. Sunday’s bedtime story was read by Eskil Bonde who read the story “Pannkakstårtan” by the author Sven Nordqvist. And of course, he told his version of “The Little Red Riding Hood” with the children acting with the puppets. Attending the bedtime story: Eskil, Ingrid, Ragnhild, Idun, Tindra, Tuva, Linnea, Lovisa, Elina, Kristina, Lukas, Arina, Tove and Yrsa
At Monday the guild had another workshop in improvisational theatre and also this time all three guild elders led the workshop. This time the focus was scenes in gibberish after the first warm-up and getting to know each other exercises. The funny thing is that we all had our special words in gibberish. Agilmar had the funniest and he was also the one who used his word the most. So from now one, he is known as Agilmar “Humpa” von Sevelingen. Participants at the workshop where: Ingrid Audardotter, Ragnhild Leifsdotter, Styrbjörn Bärsärk, Tove Nilsson, Wilhelm der Trunkenbold, Arina Nilsson, Agilmar “Humpa” von Sevelingen, Astridh Thorkilsdotter. At the evening Ingrid read “Pojken, Trollen and Äventyret” a classic saga and listened did: Yrsa, Alexandra, Tuva, Tove, Tindra, Lovisa, Linnea Replica Handbags, Elida, Rikard and Arina.
At Thuesday the guild elder Styrbjörn held a workshop about Stage Fighting. Participated did: Styrbjörn Bärsärk, Ragnhild Leifsdotter, Arina Nilsson, Tuva Nilsson, and John Smith. At the evening Elsa Snakenborg read “Det hemska spökhuset” by Kicki Stidh and Eva Eriksson and listened did: Ingrid, Siri, Kristina, Felix, Alexandra, Yrsa and Elida.
At Wednesday evening Arina and Tove read “Pippi Långstrump”, “Det bidde inget” and “Vem ska trösta knyttet” and listened did: Ingrid, Siri, Alexandra, Yrsa, Linus, Elida, Tuva and Tindra. Later that evening the guild performed at the Brewers guild meeting. First, we performed a short improvised sketch about a guest at a pub. Styrbjörn got the part of bar wrench, Ragnhild as the bar manager, Ingrid as the beer and Agilmar as the drunken customer. Then Wilhelm sang the Philosophers song (from Monty Python) and Eskil told the tale about how Gotland was discovered and Astridh told the tales of the simple joys of maidenhood.
At Thursday afternoon the guild held its meeting. We talked about what we want to do and a bit of background story to the guilds funding. Late that night the guild helped the prince and princess of Nordmark to tell the story of how the Knäckebröds war started. The guild took some artistic freedom with the story and this year the sons became daughters. After the story was told the prince and princess of Nordmark gave their blessing to the guild elders and acknowledged them as being masters of the guild.
At Friday evening Styrbjörn told the story “När Hemulen skulle städa sin frimärkssamling” by showing the tattooed story on Ragnhilds leg, and listened did: Ingrid, Tuva, Idu, Tove, Emma, Alexandra, Arina, Tina, Etta and Eskil. The funniest thing with this story was that Styrbjörn tried to tell it with a Finnish accent in Swedish. But he slipped and told most of it in an accent from the region of Värmland in Sweden. The kids enjoyed the story and the grownups enjoyed the peculiar accent.
At Saturday evening Nicole read the story “När trollmor skötte kungens storbyk” and old classic saga. And listened did: Ingrid, Tuva, Alexandra, Felix, Fredrik, Linus and Elsa.
buy it The Guild concludes its stay at Double Wars as a very successful stay. New members, fun workshops, wonderful story moments with the kids and glorious performances.
// Ingrid Audardotter