The Gathering – Armidale 2016

The smell of the pine forest mixes hauntingly with the scent of the campfires burning in every encampment. The sound of horses whinnying, children laughing and the ever so distant clang of the Battle for the Hill Fort. These are some of my favourite things about The Gathering…I always hate leaving this special event.

The Gathering is a re-enactors only Dark Age event held by NEMAS – New England Medieval Arts Society – every Easter long weekend. The Templars always attend but in our alternative Dark Age personas – Slavic/Rus Viking. We always have an awesome time and its always a huge struggle to have to leave the forest every year.

You can check out photos of the event on the NEMAS Facebook page – www.facebook.com/NewEnglandNEMAS/ or check out our Facebook page for some fantastic shots.

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Photo courtesy of Trudy Gale Photography