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Warwick Overview & Goals
Warwick was officially established in Iowa, January 11, 2005 & interest is steadily growing on a daily basis, now over 30 members strong in Des Moines, Iowa.
Warwick is a No-for-Profit Educational Living History group specializing in historical un-choreographed Live steel fighting.
It is a goal of Warwick to develop a strong community of Archers, Artisans, Combatants, and Historical Performers for further education in Worldly Culture. Warwick enables its members to make history a valuable part of the lives of spectators & participants of the general public attending Warwick shows.
Some of the goals of Warwick include but not limited to:
♦ Raise donations to purchase a mid - large sized truck to transport encampment materials for all of the members of Warwick who do not have the means to do so themselves.
♦ Do more community events.
♦ Build a Demo tent for those nasty days.
♦ Become and maintain 100 members strong by summers end of 2006.
♦ Become participants in Renaissance Faires in the surrounding States of Iowa & maybe some even further away in 2007 & beyond.
♦ Finish tents and make more tents.
♦ Build Thrones.
♦ Build canvas shade covers for crown, nobles, & crowd.
♦ Build chest for dishes, food, & other gear.
♦ Make more flags & banners.
♦ Learn and perform period dance for the public
♦ Develop skits & short plays that are either humorous or educational to entertain and/or inform the public about various historic events or activities.
♦ Kitchen tent & changing tents for the encampment to use for all members.
♦ Develop a working encampment. IE, working projects such as cooking, chain mail, sewing, ect... Other projects and activities that an actual historic encampment would be doing while camping.
♦ Puppets - Make period puppets (hand and/or stick puppets) and an easy-to-teardown stage.
♦ Dance - Learn & teach several period style dances.