Making Leeds Medieval

Late Roman combat display amid the crowds at IMC 2018Thursday 09 July, University Square, Leeds University Union and the Marquee, 10.30-18.00

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. Try fresh, local produce from the Farmers’ Market and listen to live music throughout the day.

The Medieval Craft Fair will extend into Thursday, giving you the chance to browse beautiful medieval-inspired handmade items from books to textiles and jewellery. You can also learn more about the organisations preserving UK local and national history at our Historical and Archaeological Societies Fair.

A woman holds a baby owl at Making Leeds Medieval 2018

Live Medieval Demonstrations (University Square)

As IMC 2020 comes to a close, come and discover all that Making Leeds Medieval has to offer. Performances, demonstrations, and a bustling craft fair and farmers’ market will turn University Square into a vibrant medieval-inspired scene. Specific details TBC.

A delegate holds a handmade jug at the Craft Fair while its maker looks on.

Craft Market

At Leeds University Union, in the Marquee, and on University Square

  • Anachronalia: Accessories and hand-bound books inspired by the past, present, and, possible futures.
  • Bespoke Pewter: An independent craftsman making fine jewellery using medieval methods.
  • Early Music Shop: A selection of historical musical instruments.
  • FiftyEleven: Hand-tooled, lovingly crafted, historically-inspired woodwork and pyrography.
  • Gemmeus: Handcrafted historical, classical, and revival jewellery, created in sterling silver, gold, and natural gemstones and pearls.
  • Hare and Tabor: Clothing, greetings cards, postcards, and jewellery inspired by folklore and folk traditions.
  • Hudson Clay-Potter: Accurate reproduction pottery.
  • The Mulberry Dyer: Naturally dyed fibres, yarn, and cloth, as well as small textile tools and related items.
  • Marginalia Paraphernalia:┬áMedieval manuscript-inspired jewellery, stationery, and other handmade curiosities.
  • Pretender to the Throne: Historically-inspired ceramics and prints.
  • Tillerman Beads: Handmade glass beads based on research, museum holdings, and archaeological reports.
  • Viking Agenda: Viking inspired office supplies and leather jewellery.

More exhibitors to be announced.