I would like to extend an invitation to any and all historical fencing groups in Scotland: at the R.L. Scott conference on the 19th and 20th of September this year, we would be honoured if you could put forward a pair of your members to provide a demonstration of the top level of fencing that you practice. Our intention is to run a half hour during the lunch break on one of the two days that will comprise several short demonstrations, showcasing some of the best historical fencing that Scotland has to offer, in the main hall of the Kelvingrove Museum.
As the demonstrations will be happening in a public building, groups must have their own public liability insurance, and appropriate safety equipment must be worn. Ideally the demonstrations should be choreographed to some extent so that the participants can showcase top level skills in a safe fashion without resorting to potentially messy sparring. Demonstrations should take no longer than 5 minutes, preferably closer to 3 minutes.
We would love to give each and every historical fencing group in Scotland the opportunity to demonstrate at the event. Members of various Scottish groups have already signed up to come to the conference and so we really do hope that many of you would be willing to put on a display.
If you would like to discuss the matter with us and possibly have your group demonstrate something then please send an email to email@example.com
so that we can discuss the idea in more detail with you. We would like to ensure that each group demonstrates something different so that there are as few overlaps as possible. The cut-off date for getting in touch about this opportunity will be the 20th of June; please do get in touch as soon as possible so that everything can be organised with as little hassle as possible.
Delegates are already signed up from around the world, from across three continents. This is Scotland's chance to showcase our vibrant historical fencing scene and to build ties between practitioners of the subject and academics in this field of study. For more information about the conference itself, please have a look at the event website at http://www.triquetra-services.org/conference/