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Great News!
Since our announcement that the QFF would be unable to produce the Medieval Fayre this year we have been approached by many people offering assistance.Thank you all for your concern and offer of help.


The Fayre will proceed this year on the 5th and 6th of August at Musgrave Park. I think this is a great date because it fits in sowell with the Medieval Calender.

While this is great news for supporters of the Brisbane Medieval Fayre can I urge everyone involved to get in behind the new organisers. The Medieval Fayre over the past few years has not been financially successful. The costs have been greater than the income and the risk that producers take with the weather is great.

It is my opinion that the Medieval Fayre 'business' needs to reduce its costs and increase its income if, in the longer term it is going to survive. The increase in costs of park rental, public liability, safety regulations has been huge in recent years.

We have passed on all information on to the new organisers ...

{They} are lovely people, experienced organisers (Bli Bli Castle and Gold Coast Medieval Festival) and I'm sure you'll join us in wishing them the best of success.

Thanks again for your support.

Yours sincerely

Bill Hauritz
QFF Executive Director
Current Music:
The Whitlams - Fancy Lovers
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Well guys, I stand humbly corrected. According to email forwarded to the uqmedieval list from Bill of QFF, it will not be happening this year.

Sucks to be us, I guess. In full:

Dear Friends of the Brisbane Medieval Fayre,

I apologise that it has taken so long to advise you on details regarding this year’s Fayre, but I wanted to be absolutely sure of the status of the event before getting in touch.After many discussions concerning alternative dates, financial partnerships and changes to the Fayre, we have made the difficult decision not to present the Brisbane Medieval Fayre in 2006.Though last year’s Fayre
was a great success, presenting it in May put a great deal ofpressure on the Queensland Folk Federation. We’d changed the dates of the Fayre from June to May to accommodate the launch of an ambitious new project for the QFF, The Dreaming,and to try to ensure that the organization would not be overstretched in presenting both events.Even so, The Dreaming was presented a little over a month after the Fayre, and many QFF staff members involved in both projects were simply worn out by the time it came to gearing up for our
largest annual event, the Woodford Folk Festival. With a limited staff and budget, and a need to call upon our volunteer pool for TheDreaming, we were not able to resource or staff the 2005 Medieval Fayre as well aswe would have liked to. Had we decided to host the Fayre in May again, we would have facedthe same problems.We took some great financial risks for the2005/2006 Woodford Folk Festival, and now that the dust has settled we have come to the conclusion that while the festival was by allaccounts a very successful event, it has left us in a more vulnerable financial position than we would have liked.Having gotten off to such a great start with the
groups, artists and all other folk involved inthe production of the Fayre, it is truly disappointing for us to cancel the event this year when we feel we’d built some real momentum. However, we do not believe that the great potentialof the event would be realised in 2006 with the support we would be able to offer.We have your details in our database, and we will contact you
with any further informationconcerning the Brisbane Medieval Fayre as itarises.Many thanks for your continued support,

Yours Sincerely
The Queensland Folk Federation Inc
Bill Hauritz
Executive Director
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I've heard from a few sources that BMF may not happen this year...

heres the evidence collected so far


Current Mood:
crushed crushed
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White Stripes "Seven Nation Army"
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Medsoocers beware!
I friend you all!!!!!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I've realised that the latest, 'New Years Eve' released Scriptum probably never really got around to -everyone-, and even most of those who it did reach couldn't exactly hang onto a copy. Thus, with the hope of promoting some more actual entries to the caption contest, I offer you the picture here, with the opportunity to simply REPLY your captions rather than going to ALL THAT EFFORT of creating a whole new email message with which to send them. Thus!

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It seems like Pia wasn't the first one to own a chicken chariot!
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Yo. Anyone out there got any idea what sort of format digital photos would need to be in for them to be viewed on the 'big screen' at our photo night coming up this Sunday?

Are they fine just to sit on my camera's memory cards, should I try to get them onto a CD, would a USB memory stick work...? 'cause I've got loads and loads of photos/videos that I'd love to bring, but I really have no idea how I'm supposed to be bringing them, and if they need to be burnt to a disk then I'll only have tomorrow to sort out a way to do this. Etc etc. :D And I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering how this is all going to be possible!

So yeah. Anyone out there got a clue?

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Well, since I know so many of you are still being snowed under with exams, and study-time makes people exceptionally lazy when it comes to Anything Else, I thought I'd just pop up the option here of simply replying to this post if you want to be involved in the Secret Santa, as well as the 'send me an email' option. Replying on LJ is just that much easier than composing a whole new email, after all.

To those of you going 'WTF?' to this entry, I urge you to read your uqmediaeval emails! :D

And, as with the emails, I urge you to GIVE ME YOUR NAME in your response! Even if you know I know exactly who you are, names are good and soothing and prevent abysmal confusion at later times. Many thanks!

- Duchess Babs

PS. Couples who are good at sharing and would rather be treated as 'one person' (ie, buy and receive a single gift between them, rather than doing one each) are more than welcome to take part in such a way. :D

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