Welcome to the Far Isles

The Farisles Medieval Society is a reenactment group for people from all walks of life, who share an interest in the Middle Ages (600 - 1605AD).
Since 1976 the Far Isles has, through revels, tournaments and workshops, encouraged learning and experience of medieval living. Members take on a 'Persona' for many of these events, such as nobles, peasants, soldiers or clergy from any country.
The Far Isles has a large presence in the South East of England, but there are members spread through the United Kingdom and beyond.
To learn more about us, please use one of the links provided in the menu which should be on the left for 'desktop' users and at the bottom of the page for those using their mobiles. To see current and past events please see our Calendarium.

Come, Join the fight!

The Fighters meet every Friday to hone their skills.

We follow a number of training regimes from theatrical swordplay, through to casual fencing. This is a great exercise as well as stress-buster. Anyone can join and have fun, as is best demonstrated by the age range of our fighters - some are still in the Primary School while others already have their free bus passes.

Come and join us for a free trial session! Do not worry about the starting equipment - we'll lend you a basic set of arms and armour so you can jump straight in!

South Norwood Festival (10th July)

Traditionally we are up for the South Norwood Community Festival, which takes place on the Sunday, 10th July 2016.

What?
The event is full of colour and flavour and a perfect day out for the entire family.
We will have a small field at our disposal where a combat display will be taking place. There are - in theory - two set times for display but as usual we organize impromptu fights and skirmishes as and when spectators gather.

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Small Holders Show (2nd - 3rd July)

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As in prevoius years the Far Isles has been officially invited by the Grey Goose Wing to participate in the Small Holders Show on the 2nd and 3rd of July 2016.

What?
Small Holders is an annual event for the 'small holders' (duh!) and includes rural crafts and tradesmen, lots and lots of animals and a food market. Medieval side of the show features Living History Camp, archery (incl. a 'Have A Go Archery' stall) and, of course, fighting - we shall have two 20-30 minutes slots to showcase a small tournament.

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Twelfth Night Revel 2016 (finished)

12th Night Revel - a pair of goblets

This year's 12th Night Great Revel has taken place. The Far Isles members (and other mediaevalists) congregated at Bletchingley Village Hall, on Saturday the 30th of January, Anno Domini 2016. The Autocrats have done what they could to make the revel a great one - and they have succeeded! There were games, music, entertainment and - of course - food!

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Norman Awareness Month

It is here!
October is now (un)officially a Norman Awareness Month!
Please remain vigilant and be on a constant lookout for any suspicious signs of Norman invasion.
P.S. Even though the event has been described by the hostee (the Society for Creative Anachronism) as 'a satire' I would not trust their motives. Normans might lurk around the corner and all it takes is one arrow (to the knee).

Rudgwick Steam & Country Show (finished)

An overview of the period camp at Rudgwick

The Far Isles Medieval Society has been invited by the Grey Goose Wing Historic Archery Display Team along with the Wessex Invaders & Settlers Empire to participate in the Rudgwick Steam & Country Show. The show took place on the August Bank Holiday Weekend (29th - 31st August) at Rudgwick, RH12 3DF.

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