Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, massed ranks of armoured knights meet head on at Beeston Castle this weekend. Feel the heat of battle as four teams fight with clubs and shields in this contest of skill and strength. Tensions will rise, alliances will be made and broken but only one team will triumph.
Revel in the atmosphere of the encampment as it buzzes with the activity of everyday medieval life. Enjoy merry music while your budding young knights test their bravery on the field and burn off energy in battle drills.
Timetable of Activities- Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August
10am – Living History Encampment opens
11am – Medieval music with 'Caliban's Dream'
11.30am – The Knight's Archery Competition
12.30pm – Arming the Knight; dressing for war
1pm – The Clash of Knights Melee
1.30pm – Children's Battle
2pm – Medieval music with 'Caliban's Dream'
2.30pm – Arming the Knight; dressing for war
3pm – The Clash of Knights Melee – The Finale!
3.30pm – Children's Battle
4pm – Medieval music with 'Caliban's Dream'
5pm – Living History Encampment closes