The premise of the event was that Queen Elizabeth I hosted a farewell banquet for the infamous female Irish Pirate, Grace O'Malley at the pub, The Bearded Mermaid. At the end of the evening the Queen pardoned Grace and she sailed back to Ireland to live out the rest of her life. You can read more about Grace here.
This was a sit down feast that required hiring someone to prepare the food and another to run the kitchen (the fabulous Janice Sellers!) and volunteer kitchen workers. It also required a lot of decorating which was aptly handled by Sally Norton who created a Greenwich tavern complete with candlelit ambience, pirate booty and lots of wall hangings. We also had music provided by New Queen's Ha'Penny Consort and dances were led by James and Cathleen Myers of PEERS. PEERS is based in the San Francisco Bay Area who sponsor events where you can wear costumes.
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