The History of Leith

April 23, 2009

Polish Medieval Tournament & Market

Start date: 25 April 2009
End date: 25 April 2009
Time: 10.00am-3.00pm
Summary: Take a step across the channel and 500 years back in time and join us for a day of Medieval Festivities, Polish style. Savour the sights, sounds and smells (thankfully, just the hearty Polish cooking…) of the age. The day will be packed with entertainment, thrilling combat, dancing and good old fashioned hilarity. You could find out how people really fought in medieval times and observe an actual foot combat tournament. From 40 contenders, only one Knight will emerge victorious. For those interested in catching a knight and keeping hold of him, there’s the medieval cookery demonstration. Or if you’re interested in how you might impress him on the dancefloor, why not take part in the medieval dancing demonstration complete with authentic melodic accompaniment from medieval band, Gaita? And finally, for those brave enough to take part, there’s the Peasant Games. No experience is necessary – merely a taste for medieval laughter. And if none of that takes your fancy, you could always a wander along the market streets and cheer yourself by buying trinkets, sweets or maybe even a new piece of armour. For the exhausted shopper, the reviving qualities of traditional Polish cuisine are well known. A dish best washed down with a mug of home-made Polish mead. For details of the full programme visit the website
Venue: Leith Links Park
Access/facilities for special needs: Full disabled access
Suitable for children? Yes
Price: Free
Website: Polish Cultural Website
Category: Festival

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