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Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:10 pm
by lucy the tudor
I'm thinking they are doing their best, if people don't come it will not be their fault...
I think it will just be a market for MOPs more than reenactors, with some locals who aren't booked for a show popping in. That is not always a bad thing, and the museum itself is fabulous.

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:40 pm
by Martin
Im looking forward to it TBH, the publicity looks adequate, Suzie is at Glastonbury doing that show so me 'n' Rob will take turns wandering around the armoury with jaws agape :D

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:15 pm
by sally
Martin wrote:Im looking forward to it TBH, the publicity looks adequate, Suzie is at Glastonbury doing that show so me 'n' Rob will take turns wandering around the armoury with jaws agape :D



You do realise that you will come back with a list of new toys that you want :D

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:39 pm
by Martin
nope, hopefully I'll come back with the toys I want :twisted:

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:23 am
by Bittersweet
You'd never fit them all in your van :lol:

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:53 pm
by lucy the tudor
I've got first dibs on the elephant.

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:18 am
by Bittersweet
lucy the tudor wrote:I've got first dibs on the elephant.


:lol: I like you :D

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:51 am
by Martin
thats easy to pack in a van, there's a lot of jerky on an elephant !

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:40 pm
by Betoun the Brewster
If you're really lucky, there'll be a disco-dancing competition taking place in the conference centre opposite. You'll not have thought such orange hues were possible on human skin. Or that lime-green lycra with neon-pink fringing, and acid yellow leg warmers would match.

I was dressed in 15thC kit, and walking through a group of bright orange, ringletted, heavily made-up, twirling, high-kicking children, on my way to the car, when one of them shouted 'wierdo'. I laughed my ass off!

:lol:

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:27 pm
by Teagirl
Disco? Isn't that illegal, now?

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:36 pm
by lucy the tudor
Teagirl wrote:Disco? Isn't that illegal, now?


If it isn't it should be- encouraging children to dress up in odd clothing and do things in public that died out long ago...
Wouldn't catch me getting my kids involved in any embarrassing hobbies like that :?

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:06 pm
by Betoun the Brewster
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings seems to have brought it back into fashion. It didn't seem to be 'disco' in the Studio 54 or Saturday Night Fever sense - there was a lot of [invisible] pole grinding going on, and the 'look' was similar...

:wtf:

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:43 pm
by Teagirl
Ack, that's not disco, that's ... words fail me, and we all know that's a very rare thing.

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:39 am
by Martin
did anyone find a cheaper car park ? someone mentioned one on a forum but buggered if I can find the mention of it

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:29 pm
by PoD
Has anyone had any information about when you can set up the stall? I booked to trade way back in early Feb and havent heard anything yet with regards to timings.

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:09 am
by lucy the tudor
Either Friday pm or Saturday from 7am. Opens at 10.
If you haven't heard anything yet, it may well be worth giving Kate Humble a call on 0113 2201996, just to check nothing has gone astray.
Tall vehicles need special parking arrangements, etc.
Look forward to seeing you there, Sir!

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:20 am
by steve stanley
We went last year,and there was a sci-fci-LARP thing opposite...great fun!...Very highly recommend the North Bar in New Briggate about 20 minutes walk away.........

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:57 am
by Graham Ashford
I've been following this one closely.

How did you find the event? Are they planning on a repeat next year?

Kind regards

Graham

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:54 pm
by Graham Ashford
sorryto bring this one back from the dead, but I was wondering whether there was any sort of wash up after the event, what peoples feedback might be etc ... Do they plan on a repeat next year, how did you find the final thing ... after this one I will let the thread RIP :)

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:56 pm
by lucy the tudor
Nice place, happy lad looking at the exhibits.
I would have been happier with a two day show, did not really need the third.
We sold a lot more to reenactors than to public, and the toys I had taken to try to interest the MOPs were great for getting the Mops to play, the older ones loved them, and those of the younger ones who were allowed to look by their elders, but few sales, despite occasionally squeals of delight...
Staff were helpful, and nice to have a chat with traders we hadn't been near to at other events before.

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:21 am
by Fox
As re-enactor who went shopping, I think I'd be unlikely to go back; they can't sell off the interpretors collection twice.

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:49 pm
by PoD
From the looks at the end they still had more of it left than they had sold. They overpriced themselves pretty badly apparently.

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:17 am
by Neibelungen
Not so much overpriced, as selectively made the expensive items they would rather retain unreasonable for anybody to want to buy, notably the armour. Clothing was mostly silly money.

Re: Leeds armouries question

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:01 am
by Fox
They misunderstood that they had some beautiful armour, but made to fit young fit men.

Two problems:
  • no-one wants to spend that type of money on armour unless it's a really good fit; possibly made to fit them specifically.
  • the sort of re-enactor with that sort of money is not typically young and fit.