events 2019

  • Meet NANMA 2019

    Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Love history and traditional skills, want to escape the 21st century, Brexit and Trump for a while? Drop in for a cuppa, a chat and a chance to try some of our activities from medieval egg tempera painting to archery. Whether you are just curious or have been thinking about re-enactment for ages you are welcome. We will all have had our annual wash and left our weapons at the door. We look forard to meeting some new faces.

  • West Stow Medieval - Spring

    Saturday, March 30, 2019 to Sunday, March 31, 2019

    NANMA will be taking over the village creating a slice of life in the 14th century. Bowers, archers, stationers, all going about their business, the hustle and bustle of everyday living. Our archers will be out in force honing their skills after the short winter days.

    We are always pleased to stop and chat to people about our lives and times and there are plenty of opportunities for hands on experience to. For details of the venue please follow the link above (in blue).

    NANMA at West Stow

  • St George's Day

    Sunday, April 28, 2019

    St George and his retinue will be appearing at Fitzmaurice Park, Thorpe St Andrew's to celebrate all things English from 12.30 - 4.30pm. He will be ably supported by the knights, various medieval crafts and archers with their iconic longbows.

    Plenty of hands on opportunities for all the family and the general fun of the fayre.

    Please click URL (above in blue) for directions to Fitzmaurice Park.

    To find out more about St George follow the link below:

  • Bodgers Ball

    Friday, May 10, 2019 to Sunday, May 12, 2019

    The Wimpole Estate Greenwood (unseasoned wood) Workers are a small group of enthusiasts who practice a variety of rural crafts including carving, furniture making and willow weaving using traditional hand tools and raw materials from the Wimpole estate. 

    Although not a NANMA event our bowyer Paul Coleman has been invited to demonste various aspents of the bowyers craft and all things archery at the Bodgers Ball in the lovely setting of Wimpole Hall. 

  • Norfolk Country Show

    Saturday, May 18, 2019 to Sunday, May 19, 2019

    This is a show with something for everybody and NANMA will be adding to the mix in their inimitable style. If you love Country Shows, are a foodie and would like to watch some amazing cookery demonstrations, fancy some fabulous shopping, learn more about rural crafters and buy yourself some crafts, you can come along and see wonderful producers, loads for the little ones and your four legged family members, amazing main rings, gardening and there will be some very exciting and new zones added this year.

  • Colchester Medieval Festival

    Saturday, June 15, 2019 to Sunday, June 16, 2019

    NANMA are venturing forth to Colchester with the usual rogues, reprobates and medieval mayhem to support the Oyster Fayre. Lots of activities for families, from the kiddie joust (big kids welcome to) to some schooling with quill and ink. For information on the venue and other attractions please follow the link below.

  • Worstead Festival

    Saturday, July 27, 2019 to Sunday, July 28, 2019

    We will be making our annual appearance at the lovely Worstead Festival, a great event for the whole family. Worstead is famous for the heavy cloth named after the village, that was woven here in the Middle Ages. An influx of weavers from Flanders in the 12th century led to a burgeoning industry in cloth production, and Worstead owes its prosperity to this industry. The weavers came at the invitation of Edward III, who married Philippa of Hainault, a Flemish princess.

  • Ramsay Abbey

    Saturday, August 10, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019

    NANMA will be displaying their crafts and skills in the beautiful setting of Ramsay Abbey. We are a family friendly group and are happiest when entertaining the public so both adults and children should feel at ease to come and chat to us about the ups and downs of life in 14th century England. 

    For more about the history of the abbey which dates from the 10th century please follow the link below.