Knife making workshop

There are limited spaces (no more than 10) available for this weekend knife-making workshop in Rotorua (Braythwayte Manor). 

Materials will be supplied although there will be a cost involved depending on the size of the knife and type of material used. 

You can provide your own accommodation or stay at Braythwayte Manor.

To register your interest in this workshop, please contact Ed at

Event date: 
10 August 2018 - 4:30pm to 12 August 2018 - 4:00pm

Mid-Winter Fire Camp

 *** Bookings have closed ***

Mid-winter fire-themed camp at Braythwayte Manor (Rotorua) 22nd to 24th June.

This is the perfect excuse to wrap up in your woollen garb and gather around a great bonfire.

Tuck into cooked breakfasts, enjoy hot fresh bread straight from the bread oven, feast on camp-fire cooking.

Stay warm fighting in the heavy or rapier tourneys, at dusk shoot fire arrows at flammable targets.

Fire up the forge and bash some red hot steel.

Chase the winter away dancing and singing to celebrate the passing of the shortest day.

Event date: 
22 June 2018 - 4:00pm to 24 June 2018 - 2:00pm


Next Hastilude will be on Saturday 16th June at Braythwayte Manor in Hamurana, Rotorua; hosted by Ed and Elizabeth.

Starts 3pm to set up for the mid-winter fire camp. We'll be building some flammable targets for fire arrows and preparing the site. 

You are welcome to bring your own gear to set up ready for the following weekend.

You will also be able to collect the glazed candle lanterns that were made at a previous Hastilude (that we forgot last time).

There will be the usual shared meal around 6pm so bring a plate if you want to eat with us.

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