One of the clauses in Magna Carta says "The city of London shall enjoy all its ancient liberties and free customs...” This probably had more to do with commerce than with letting one's medieval hair down but on Tuesday, 24 February Stationers' Hall saw Stationers and their guests do just that! It all started with readings and poems provided by the Deputy Clerk, Tim Connell and Vanessa Kramer. There was a fabulous banquet including fillet of wild boar, and musical entertainment by Caliban's Dream (see image above by Sophia Panteli) with Steve Tyler on hurdy gurdy, gothic harp, cittern and percussion; Katy Marchant on bagpipes, shawm, recorders and voice, and Tim Garside on percussion and voice, so things continued with a swing.
There was a fight -carefully choreographed! (Image by Sophia Panteli) and David Abel performed magic at the tables. All in all it was a wonderful evening.