York School of Defence

, Melbourne Centre Escrick Street York, YO10 4AW, United Kingdom, chris@yorkschoolofdefence.co.uk

The Art That Adorns You - Open House Weekend


06:58 19-Nov-2017

The Art That Adorns You (formerly known as the Spring Exchange) is back for 2017! Now featuring slightly longer classes so you can learn more and a revised focus we'll be bringing an eclectic mix of instructors to our usual training venue at the Melbourne Centre in York for the weekend. We consider this our "open house" event; we're throwing open the doors to the place where we train three nights a week and inviting a solid line-up of instructors whom we trust. Expect a relaxed, laid back event with a varied mix of workshops to experience.

As always tea and coffee will be provided as well as some light snacks (our venue has full kitchen facilities so please do take advantage of them). The tuck shop will also be back with all proceeds from this going to a local charity. Please note there are no showers on site.

Tickets are priced at £65 for the full weekend (including entry to the members only York Tap Room on Saturday night and all you can eat pizza). Tickets for the Saturday night ONLY (ideal for partners, friends etc who also wish to attend) are priced at £10.

Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th April
"The Art That Adorns You 2017" - £65

Saturday 15th April
"SATURDAY EVENING ONLY - The Art That Adorns You 2017" - £10

Itinerary and Timetables:
Friday 14th April
Nothing is formally planned for Friday the 14th of April however we are planning to meet for drinks at Stonegate Yard, 8-10 Stonegate, York YO1 8AX from 7:00PM. The food served is excellent should anyone be hungry and we have reserved a space upstairs for event attendees.

Saturday 15th April
Training will commence at 9:00AM and conclude at 6:00PM. The timetable for the day is being confirmed. On Saturday evening we have reserved the Tap Room above York Brewery, 12 Toft Green, York YO1 6JT from 7:00PM. We're expecting a delivery of a metric tonne of pizza for everyone to help themselves to from 8:00PM.

Sunday 16th April
Training will commence at 9:00AM and conclude at 6:00PM. The timetable for the day is being confirmed.

Christopher Halpin - Freeplay Without Protection
Colin Fieldhouse - Regency Sabre
Ethan Bateman - Polish Sabre
Jason Cook - Classical Pugilism
Lauren Ireland - Langes Messer from Johannes Leckuchner
Luke Ireland - Fiore's Bastoncello
Martin Wilkinson - Bayonet
Philip Crawley - Defense dans la Rue
Steve Thurston - English Longsword
Susan Kirk - WW2 Combatives

James Elmslie - Medieval Single Edged Weaponry


Discipulus Artis Dimicatoriae Trophy
Pugilism Trophy
Space Hopper Jousting (Lunchtime shenanigans)