Making Leeds Medieval

Late Roman combat display amid the crowds at IMC 2018

The below information is for IMC 2022. Details for IMC 2023 will be published in due course.

Hosted by International Medieval Congress

Thursday 07 July, University Square, 10.30-18.00. This event is free of charge.

As this year’s International Medieval Congress comes to a close, immerse yourself in the Middle Ages with an exciting day of medieval-themed entertainment.Watch thrilling combat displays, get up close to birds of prey, and meet people demonstrating medieval crafts and techniques.

The Medieval Craft Fair will run on both Wednesday and Thursday, giving you the chance to browse beautiful medieval-inspired handmade items from books to textiles and jewellery.

Ongoing Displays throughout the Day Include:

 3 Swords: Encounter weapons and combat experts, providing a unique insight in to the arms and armour from the early 14th century.

De Mowbray’s Musicke:  Wandering minstrels will provide the perfect musical accompaniment to the activities, demonstrations, and performances at Making Leeds Medieval.

 SMJ Falconry: Located on the grassed area next to the Marquee, view a selection of birds of prey including falcons, kestrels, merlin, hawks, and owls, and find out about the how birds of prey were handled and used.

Threads of Time: Tanya Bentham presents an array of exquisitely constructed textile arts.

’Making Leeds Medieval’ Programme of Events

10.30        Opening of ‘Making Leeds Medieval’: Visit University Square, Leeds University Union, and Beech Grove Plaza to meet the different craft makers, demonstrators, performers, societies, and local traders!

10:45        De Mowbray’s Musicke: Come to University Square to enjoy some medieval music.

13.00        Combat Display: Come to the Combat Arena for a thrilling demonstration by 3 Swords of the arms and armour.

16.00        Combat Display: Return to our Combat Arena for another demonstration of arms and armour by 3 Swords.

20.30        Music in the Marquee: Come to Marquee to relax with medieval music from the Leeds Waits.

A woman holds a baby owl at Making Leeds Medieval 2018