fFair Rhaglen XV

TBC (Usually August) at Raglan Castle, Wales

Raglan Needs You!

Raglan is a big event and only runs smoothly because of the generous amount of time volunteers give to the event. None more so than the event team itself. That said part of the Raglan feedback showed that there are some people out there that curious about how to become part of the event team. In an effort to de-mystify this process we are changing two things this year

  1. An announcement will be made asking all who are interested put to their names forward
  2. Whilst the Steward has a deputy to train, the other roles haven’t. And since Raglan is a big enough event, having a deputy for those roles as well (whether official or unofficial) might not be a bad idea. It’s also a useful opportunity for someone with little to no experience in running events to work with someone who is experienced and learn a bit more about the role. 10 days is plenty of time to get some practice ;)

So this is the call. To all who are interested in running events or joining the team to find out what goes on behind the scenes at Raglan, there is plenty of opportunity. The roles listed below are currently vacant. If you have an interest in any of the roles please send the steward an email by the end of January.

DEPUTY STEWARD: Your mission should you choose to accept it. Work with the event team to ensure the event runs smoothly. Ideally it should be someone willing to run Raglan the following year but that is not essential. Preferably someone who has been on an event team before because experiencing running an event for the first time by being deputy at Raglan would be like throwing you in the deep end of the pool. I can attest that it’s a good role. It gives you a great insight into how it all works, a feeling of pride at what is achieved and strong kinship with a wonderful event team.

RESERVATIONS STEWARD: Takes care of the booking list and usually the money for the event. Without this person the Stewards are lost.

DEPUTY CAMP COORDINATOR: Someone for Caitriona of the Ravens to train up in the art of organising the camp. Believe me this is not a simple task but she makes it look effortless so you’ll be in good hands.

ARCHERY MARSHAL IN CHARGE: Organise equipment, shoots and marshals. Set up the field and ensure activities are conducted in a safe manner. You will need to coordinate with the other Marshals and event team to avoid critical clashes.

FENCING MARSHAL IN CHARGE: Organise equipment inspections, tournaments and marshals to ensure activities are conducted in a safe manner. You will need to coordinate with the other Marshals and event team to avoid critical clashes.

ARMOURED MARSHAL IN CHARGE: Organise equipment inspections, tournaments and marshals to ensure activities are conducted in a safe manner. You will need to coordinate with the other Marshals and event team to avoid critical clashes.

A&S STEWARD: Advertise for volunteers to run classes, organise the A&S schedule and coordinate with the Marshals where volunteers wish to teach classes in those fields.

HERALD IN CHARGE: Coordinate heralds for courts (asking royals if they had their own or if they needed me to supply one), liase with the marshals in charge and Stewards to see if anything needs heralding (e.g., the Oxford roll) and coordinate heraldic classes/heraldic consultation table

CHILDREN’S STEWARD: Organise activities for the Children onsite.