Knight in shining armour saves Fayre day

After eight years, the founders of WA Medieval Alliance (WAMA) decided to retire and the group nearly folded, with no one to take over.

But at the 11th hour, a knight in shining armour, in newly appointed WAMA vice-president Joshua Davidson, stepped forward with other members to form a new committee and put on the fayre.

�We really need events like this to go ahead,� Mr Davidson said.

�There�s a lot of people interested in medieval things and alternative stuff, it�s just that running it can very scary and intimidating, but we are all doing our best.

�This event is really important because it reminds Perth people that medieval things do happen, that there are multiple clubs you can join, that there are multiple interests.

�What we want people to do is come get involved, realise that there are options and join in.�

The fayre, which draws thousands to the CBD each year, will be held on May 16 at the Supreme Court Gardens from 10am to 9.30pm.

It will offer a taste of the medieval past with sword fights, jesters, singers, jugglers, fire twirlers and circus performers.

Mr Davidson said he hoped the continuation of the event would increase the awareness of medieval culture in the community.

�We are just trying to make it so when people say �where do I belong�, we can give them somewhere,� he said.

For information, visit www.|facebook.com/PerthMedievalFayre.