The Romans used to say IO SATURNALIA, which means something like “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” but with less shopping frenzy and more togas*. So: io Saturnalia to you!
Saturnalia will be held on Saturday 9 June at Glen Huon Hall, Glen Huon — see the map over there to the right. It will start at 2pm with a pot-luck afternoon tea and many imperial entertainments. There will be games, for people who want to sit and relax! Dancing, taught by Baroness Jehanne, for people who want to get a bit of energy out! Songs and stories, performed by the various bards, minstrels and ne’er-do-wells of the Barony! The hall is warm and cosy with an open fire, so you’ll be comfortable as well as entertained.
The fully catered feast will start at 6pm, and the head cook, Óláfr Hafrillugi, has many plans to boggle your mind and tantalise your tastebuds. Did you know, for example, that the Romans used to eat dormice? And that dormice taste like chicken? Well… they do if you can’t find a supplier of actual dormice after about 700AD so you substitute chicken into the recipe…
The price for the feast is $25 for adults, $15 for kids aged 12-17, and a discount is available for people willing to become slaves and serve the empire for the evening.
Contact the steward, Karl Faustus von Aachen, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0407 468 244 to book, before the 2nd of June.
* Note: togas are optional!