The State Library of Victoria is holding a Medieval Faire this Saturday (20 April) from 10-4. There are lots of interesting-looking events and activities including opportunities to learn how to sword fight, try drawing dragons and dress up in Medieval clothes. There are story-telling sessions and performances of Medieval music. It’s all to accompany The Medieval Imagination, a terrific exhibition of Medieval illuminated manuscripts (which I’ve already been to twice). The exhibition and the Faire are all free.
The reason I mention this, apart from it being a great event, is that I will be there speaking about Medieval dragons in my book Dragon Companion. This will be from 1.30-2.15 in the Theatrette (Entry 3, LaTrobe St). So I hope to see some of my Melbourne readers there. Remember it’s free!
The State Library is on the corner of Swanston St and LaTrobe St in Melbourne.