Sighisoara Medieval Festival – The Best Edition

“Excuse me, here is the Nostalgic’s Club ? Yes, but is not what it was anymore! “Leaving jokes and especially nostalgia aside, we believe that the most successful medieval festival in Sighisoara was the one organized in 2015. That the XXIII edition, called Minstrels and Troubadours, concentrated all it was better and more valuable in previous editions, at […]

(Medieval) Resistance Group in Deva

In the eighteenth century, after the fall of Oradea in the hands of the Turks, Deva remained the  only unoccupied city in the area. Four centuries later, in 2017, on the plateau of the old Transylvanian city, entered in a cultural circuit following an extensive restoration campaign, and some of the promoters of the historical reenactment from […]

The Police Are On Our Side

For medieval festivals the police support is needed, not that there is imminent danger regarding violations of the law, but because where many people gather security and protection services, medical or fire must be ready to react immediatly. Their involvement in public projects is otherwise mandatory. This may also have cultural connotations, because those concerned […]

Sighisoara – Past, Present, Future

The past is part of the present, at least as determinant or memory, as also present can be considered a window to the future. Even if this post is a speculation inspired by the title of Al Stewart’s album, Past, Present, Future, feelings about Sighisoara Medieval Festival, the signer – a constant participant, of his […]

Medieval Music Concert

The way we look is the image of our time, so says Romanian Television’s slogan. In the inexhaustible Nomen Est Omen’s archive was found not long ago a photo with the band, which was made most probably in 2004, in Sighisoara. The year was supposed based on subjective clues: in the picture, besides Marian, Cristi, […]

The Troubadours of the XXIst Century

The Troubadours at Sighisoara Medieval Festival 2014. The Troubadours cover in their shows an interesting and wide area, from music, through commedia dell’arte, to theatre, in any order the reader prefers. When not on the stage with Nomen Est Omen, I applauded Mihai Serghei Todor (the leader of the band), initially in a series of […]

Medieval Christmas, a gastronomic version

Medieval Christmas, a boyar menu. Some things never change, like the smoked pork and beans, a gastronomic combination associated in the Middle and East Europe with the winter holidays, a dish that was probably consumed in the Middle Ages with the same joy as today. Nomen Est Omen members kept in their memory, journal and […]