Shooting the traditional longbow
Friday 25 September 2020
An introduction to the art and craft of longbow archery. The day focuses on the history and traditions of this remarkable weapon, including intensive tuition in the practice of longbow archery, using a range of different bows. Suitable for the beginner and more experienced archer alike.
Jonathan Davies has been shooting the longbow exclusively for the past twenty years and instructing longbow archery for the past fifteen. He teaches archery to secondary school pupils three or four times a week as well having acted as archery captain for several re-enactment groups. He has written widely on the history and practise of archery in the Glade, the Journal of the Society of Archer Antiquaries and Skirmish. He has also written the only detailed guide to re-enactment archery directed at those wishing to recreate the archery of the medieval period.
The course will be limited to 10 participants.
Please wear clothing suitable for the weather but avoid loose garments, as the majority of the day takes place out of doors. Please bring any traditional archery equipment that you may have and would like to use. However, all necessary equipment will be provided by the tutor.
Tea and coffee is provided. The Museum café will be open for lunch, or you may bring a packed lunch each day. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.
£60 per person