Last night the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology hosted a medieval-themed banquet, A Crusader's Journey, to raise funds for the fire-affected Victorian town, Genoa.
Guests were treated to a wonderful evening food from the crusader period, Gregorian chanting, dance, talks and display of combat by armoured knights.
I was honoured to be asked to do two short presentations, one with snippets from my upcoming book, The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women, which had the audience swinging from laughter to gasps of disbelief.
It was a wonderful night, with funds reaching $7 000.00 for the Australian bushfires. Staff and performers donated their time and would-be wages to keep the funds directed where it is needed most.