April/May 2010 Newsletter, No 41
Report from Berlin • London League result • Notes for your calendar
Werner's mask • Tickets to the Olympics • Muybrige and fencing
You'll be pleased to learn that despite the Icelandic ash cloud our 18
group got through to the Continent and spent a lovely sunny weekend
visiting the Berliner Fechtclub. After ferocious fighting the team
tournament was won by Lucy
(as Gretel) and Jon (Hansel)
while Olivier took the respectable 3rd in the sabre event.
Other highlights of the trip included international karaoke, plenty of
dancing performance by Umut, Christel and Alisa, neighbors knocking on
the door and asking to stop the karaoke, wurst und kartoffeln meal at
the local brewery, visits to the DDR museum and posing on a US army
vehicle while wearing conductive lame jackets.
All and much more documented by Yvanne's photos
and Olivier's photos
We usually manage two trips a year, so if you're interested to join
next time, book your holidays in advance. Athen's trip is
for October 2010 and for the Spring 2011 it'll be either Budapest,
St.Petersburg or Tokio!
Recent London tournament
Second round of the London Fencing League Tournament...
Under the name of Team Esperanto representing Salle Gadaski we competed
in the second round and won all bouts...Beating Academy's favoured team
for a second time..This time 45/27...
With a smile on our faces we are
looking forward to the next round...Many Thanks to my Team members
Antoine and Coen!
Anyone who is interested to have a go in one of the forthcoming
competitions is encouraged to check the BFA competitions
calendar and then talk to fellow members with a view of going
|F word theme
Notes for your calendar
3 and 31 May, Monday
- both venues are closed because of the Bank holidays
15 May, Saturday - No fencing at Finsbury Leisure
centre due to event
in the basement hall. Our agreement with the leisure centre is that
occasionally they might request use of the basement hall for their
functions. I think this happens for the first time in the last year. My
apologies for the cancellation. Please feel free to come to any other
4 June, Friday,
7.30 pm till late - Elaine's and Christel's 40th birthday party at
Studios. The brief: It’s our “F'ing
Fortieth“ party. An 'F' word theme. Bring your pet Ferret, bedeck
yourself in Faux Fur or bake French Fancies, whatever 'F' takes your
Fancy. More details here.
10 July, Saturday,
11 am - 5 pm: the Club Championships. All weapons. More details
to follow but put in your diary and start training now!
Mask, identify yourself!
The dramatic metamorphosis of Werner's electric sabre mask from size L
into size M while he was looking away or maybe left the piste to answer
a call of nature highlightens the issue of the unidentified kit. You
might think that your masks (glove, socks, epee) have a face of their
own but other people may not notice this and by mistake carry them away
as theirs. The moral of this tale is simple: please sign your name on
your kit. And give Werner his mask back if your took it by mistake on
24 Feb 2010.
Tickets for the Olympics
The registration for 2012 tickets is open. You can sign up to the
website below and pick what sports
you are interested in so when the tickets are released next year you
might get a head-start: http://www.tickets.london2012.com/
Remember, you're interested in fencing, not just beach volleyball!
look at the eerie world of Eadweard Muybridge, the pioneering
19th-century photographer whose studies in motion laid the ground for
the birth of cinema. Muybridge will be celebrated in a major
retrospective – his first in the UK – at Tate Britain in September.