Guilds and Other Groups

Southron Gaard Groups and Meetings

Whether formal guilds or simply a get-together of friends, one of the best ways of learning about the various arts and sciences is by making contact with others practicing in your area of interest. Southron Gaard has a variety of groups and individuals with a broad range of interests and skills.

Arts and Sciences Workshops are often held in conjunction with other events. There is also a general Arts and Sciences space each Sunday from 11am – 1pm.


Southron Gaard Dance Practices are held the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

In addition to our dance practices, the UCMRS (University of Canterbury Medieval and Renaissance Society) also holds dance practices. These are usually each Monday night on the University of Canterbury campus, with the specific location announced on the Southron Gaard Mailing List


Southron Gaard Fibre Guild meetings are held the 3rd Sunday of each month. There is a Trello board for members to organise events and meetings – please email Maestra Ginevra for access details. The fibre guild covers a broad range of fibre-based interests including spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting, nalbinding, and many others.

In addition to meetings, the Guild also organises events and workshops.

Check the Events Calendar for notices of all workshops, meetings, or other planned activities.

Kingdom-wide and Beyond

The Kingdom of Lochac has a number of guilds dedicated to specific topics in the arts and sciences area. You can find out more about Lochac’s Guilds here; many communicate via mailing lists or Facebook to bring people together from across the Kingdom. The guilds most active in Southron Gaard currently include:

The Brewer’s, Vintners’ and Imbibers’ Guild

Info needed

Custard Guild

Info needed

Clan Blue Feather

Clan Blue Feather is the research and social group of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). This group was originally formed to encourage and facilitate research on homosexuality in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and teach other members of the Society about LGBTQIA+ issues in the Current Middle Ages.

We now also exist as a social organization to facilitate interaction among the members of the Society, especially those who are members of a sexual or gender linked minority (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, aromantic, non-binary or *fluid, etc.); and our allies. Members of the Clan attend many SCA events around the world.

Further information