"Knights, Costumes, Action!" - Leeds Royal Armouries meet Reposted from here How about Leeds Royal Armouries for a spot of professional cosplay? http://www.royalarmouries.org/leeds/ It's a great venue, tons of great costumes, armour and weapons. It's also free entry! What makes the Leeds RA special, is their "Interpretations" - which is basically researched and professional cosplay, with armour and weapon demonstrations. http://www.royalarmouries.org/extsite/view.jsp?sectionId=105 For example, they have the following "Interpretations" for the Tournament Gallery - MASTERING ARMS: HAND-AND-A-HALF SWORD, MASTERING ARMS:15TH CENTURY POLLAXE COMBAT, SWORD IN THE STONE, 15TH CENTURY- POLLAXE COMBAT, 15TH CENTURY POLLAXE COMBAT, STORYTELLING: TIRANT LO BLANC, STORYTELLING: TOURNAMENT OF LA ROCHE, TWO-HANDED SWORD COMBAT, MASTERING ARMS: TWO-HANDED SWORD and ULRICH VON LIECHTENSTEIN - http://www.royalarmouries.org/extsite/view.jsp?sectionId=1265 They aren't all shown on any one day, there will be several maybe, and some have limited places. But we get to see the pros at work And after the armouries, maybe some other activity in Leeds city center (hears Jase say shopping )? What do you think? Leeds is two hours away on the train for me, so no problem getting there, and I have been once to the Leeds RA and loved what time I got there (was a group trip for my Museums and Art Galleries PG Diploma degree, we got to meet man behind the Leeds RA, which was quite cool). Other Leeds stuff - http://www.leeds.gov.uk/visiting/places%20to%20visit%20in%20and%20around%20leeds/Museums%20and%20galleries/menu.aspx?style= So ... Which week in October? Is a Saturday best for people? Where else to visit after the Armories? Who's up for this meet? I may stay over and go home Sunday. Add yourself to the list below Expected to be attending 1. timbolton 2.