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Billed as ‘An Arts Festival with a Metal Edge’ Ironfest is an annual festival held in the New South Wales city of Lithgow. The festival involves artists and blacksmith working with metal, as well as historical re-enactors, musicians, and…

Billed as ‘An Arts Festival with a Metal Edge’ Ironfest is an annual festival held in the New South Wales city of Lithgow. The festival involves artists and blacksmith working with metal, as well as historical re-enactors, musicians, and…

A link to the website for the Crossroads Medieval Village Project. The project is aimed at building "an ecologically sustainable community, with excellent facilities for medieval activities." Located on a property in Yass, New South Wales, the aim of…

This is one of several ‘battle’ images from the NEMAS Easter Gathering in Armidale, NSW, in 2008. A number of medieval re-creation enthusiasts are engaged in close combat. They are armed with swords and what look to be mostly kite shields, and…

A photograph of two helmets and two swords in the blacksmith’s workshop at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. The helmets are based on designs known from excavations of migration age sites. In particular, the helmet in the foreground is similar to…

A photograph of a shield and axe in the blacksmith’s workshop at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. The shield is reminiscent of one found in the river Thames at Battersea, London. The shield is from pre-Roman Britain and is one of the best…

In SIMS Medieval, the latest instalment of the virtual reality SIMS computer game series, players control a number of different heroes and characters ranging from kings and queens to knights, merchants, priests and blacksmiths. They send these…