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Off the beaten track in Transylvania

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Off the beaten track in Transylvania
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Located within what is known to be Europe's real last untamed wilderness, the region is filled with history - reflected in its medieval towns and ...
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Where? Transylvania (‘beyond the forest’ as translated from Latin) is a mountainencompassed region in central Romania, including the Southern Carpathians  mountain range of over 2,500m. Due to its isolated setting and history, this ancient province is considered rather Central European than Balkanic, and is only part of Romania since the 20th century. Why? Though mainly renowned for its Dracula legend, the heavily forested Transylvaniahas much more to offer, especially its southern part, known as Saxonland – the area comprised of the medieval towns of Sibiu (Hermannstadt), Brasov (Kronstadt)...

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Legends of Eisenwald - Medieval Strategy-RPG on Steam | Games industry press releases

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Legends of Eisenwald - <b>Medieval</b> Strategy-RPG - Available now on Steam
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7/2/2015 - Aterdux Entertainment is pleased to announce that their strategic-RPG, Legends of Eisenwald, has graduated from Early Access and is now ...
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7/2/2015 -  Aterdux Entertainment is pleased to announce that their strategic-RPG, Legends of Eisenwald, has graduated from Early Access and is now available as a full retail release via Steam. For $29.99 USD, you can enjoy an old-school RPG with elements of strategy and turn-based combat. In Legends of Eisenwald, you will gather your troops and embark on a dangerous journey to carve your name into the legends of the grim lands of Eisenwald…a place where the superstitions of medieval times are real (and mostly un-friendly).  To celebrate today's launch, we have released a new gameplay traile...

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UTEP Dinner Theatre director thrilled to bring 'Pippin' to stage

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UTEP Dinner Theatre director thrilled to bring 'Pippin' to stage
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Tickets for the Tony Award-winning musical "Pippin," a story of a medieval prince's search for meaning as told by a troupe of travelling performers, ...
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The UTEP Dinner Theatre will present "Pippin," the Bob Fosse-choreographed musical beginning July 10. To say Greg Taylor is excited about the University of Texas at El Paso Dinner Theatre's upcoming production of the musical "Pippin" would be an understatement. When the director first saw the Bob Fosse-choreographed Broadway hit in 1978 in Los Angeles, it was one of the first professional productions Taylor had ever seen. "It blew me away. I had never seen a Fosse show at that point in my life. I fell in love with everything about it," Taylor said. "For 32 years, I have been wanting to do it...

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Going out: something for the weekend

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Going out: something for the weekend
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The Waterford 800 Medieval festival weekend continues until Sunday and includes a medieval fair in Cathedral Square on Friday between 10am and ...
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The West Cork Chamber of Music festival takes places in St Brendan’s Church and Bantry House in Cork Friday and Saturday. The festival celebrates its 20th anniversary by showcasing landmark chamber music such as Schubert’s Trout, Brahms’ Piano Quintet, Beethoven’s Archduke Trio, Mendelssohn’s Octet, Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet and Bach’s Violin Concertos. Young musicians have the opportunity to learn from international stars in masterclasses while Ireland’s only violin and bow making exhibition runs for the duration of the festival. See westcorkmusic.ie The Tall Ships Festival in Belfast takes...

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Medieval festival ready to thrill in Osgoode

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<b>Medieval</b> festival ready to thrill in Osgoode
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There will be a great deal to see, do and learn at this year's Osgoode Medieval Festival. The fun is on July 11 and 12. There will be educational events ...
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Someone in the King`s court has been murdered, and you need to figure out who did it. That`s the theme of one of the new attractions at this year`s Kingdom of Osgoode Medieval Festival, which is set to take over Osgoode July 11-12 as days gone come alive at the 8th annual Kingdom of Osgoode Medieval Festival July 11-12. There is also an Education Day geared towards kids on July 10. Organizers are expecting more than 5,000 people to visit the Kingdom this year. “We get people from all over, it’s the biggest event we have in Osgoode each year,” said Connie Bazil of the festival. “Last year we ...

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Suffolk Historic Churches Trust Bike Ride and Walk launched - News

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Suffolk Historic Churches Trust Bike Ride and Walk launched
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We have some very ancient buildings and I think Suffolk and Norfolk has the best medieval churches in the country. I am biased, of course, but I don't ...
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15:36 03 July 2015 Matt Stott The launch of the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust bike ride, which takes place on September 12. Peter Cook, Patrick Grieve and Terry Hunt. An annual bike ride raising thousands of pounds to ensure the future of church buildings in Suffolk was officially launched today. The Suffolk Historic Churches Trust (SHCT) Bike Ride and Walk takes place on Saturday, September 12.The event has raised £4.3million since its inception in 1982 to provide significant funds to Suffolk’s 500 medieval churches.SCHT was founded in 1973 to help Suffolk’s historic churches and chapels ...

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Medieval congress to meet in city

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<b>Medieval</b> congress to meet in city
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July marks the 22nd annual International Medieval Congress when 2,400 delegates will gather at Leeds University for what is Europe's largest annual ...
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More than 2,000 of the world’s most knowledgeable medievalists will descend on the city next week. July marks the 22nd annual International Medieval Congress when 2,400 delegates will gather at Leeds University for what is Europe’s largest annual gathering in humanities – with papers covering all aspects and time periods of the study of the European Middle Ages.With various celebrations around the country this year to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and TV’s Game of Thrones as popular as ever, the interest in medieval history and the study of the European Middles Ages continues...

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The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order is a New Open World Medieval RPG, First Details & Screenshots Released

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The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order is a New Open World <b>Medieval</b> RPG, First Details <b>...</b>
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The Lays of Althas is a single-player RPG with a medieval low-fantasy setting, using Unreal Engine 4. The primary conceit of the game is that its large ...
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The first screenshots for Epoch Games’ upcoming PC exclusive role-playing game called The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order have been revealed. The Lays of Althas is a single-player RPG with a medieval low-fantasy setting, using Unreal Engine 4. The primary conceit of the game is that its large open world will evolve and grow on its own, without change mainly occurring due to player agency. The official description of the game’s setting: As old orders crumble and new powers rise, it is time for you to forge your destiny. Ever since it’s early history, Althas has been a land shaken by conflicts....

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Stamford Bridge architects want to create a hefty, medieval fortress

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Stamford Bridge architects want to create a hefty, <b>medieval</b> fortress
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As the three-day public consultation and exhibition about the new Stamford Bridge comes to a close, let's review what we've learned. Sources: ...
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Definitely not a cookie-cutter stadium. As the three-day public consultation and exhibition about the new Stamford Bridge comes to a close, let's review what we've learned. Sources:  @sidcelery; @cfcunofficial; RuudieCan'tFail; TLoDD; media reports Chelsea to stay in SW6, on the only site we've ever called home.  Last major construction was in 2001 (finishing the West Stand), which, incidentally, is one of the major reasons we are where we are today thanks to the financial crisis it helped create. Dream team of architects, engineers and planners: Masterplan: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands (RI...

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What distinguishes Islamic banking from conventional banking | VIEWS & REVIEWS

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What distinguishes Islamic banking from conventional banking
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It is evident that Islamic finance and banking were practised predominantly in the Muslim world throughout the Middle Ages, fostering trade and ...
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Md. Touhidul Alam KhanIslamic banking is now a widely used term and has emerged as one of the most important trends in the financial world. Demand for financial products and services that follow the shariah or Islamic law had always been there. With growth of opportunities, Islamic Banking is now one of the fastest growing sectors in the global financial services industry. Driven by strong demand from both the individual and corporate sectors, Islamic banking assets with commercial banks globally are now close to US$1.7 trillion with an annual growth of 17.6 per cent over the last four years...

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