Historical Events

Jester for Historical Events
historical events jester

Sylvesta the Jester has been entertaining at historical events, and events in historical buildings, for over 20 years, entertaining both adults and children, often at the same time.

Specialises in medieval banquets (often as part of corporate events) but also entertains at living history events, charter fayres, weddings in castles and stately homes. He has an Elizabethan wedding song available to sing at wedding services, written by one of the Queen’s composers.

Not just a juggler. In fact, not a juggler at all but, as with the jesters of old he delivers banter to make people laugh, often bawdy but not when children are about. He tells jokes and performs comedy routines. He is also a fine singer and instrumentalist with tunes and accompanied on a mandola or mandorra, an instrument that originated many hundreds of years ago.

At the end of an evening, if people want a change from historical music, he will produce a guitar and sing more modern songs. He can also make announcements, if required.

Venues Sylvesta has performed at include:

  • Hampton Court
  • Berkeley Castle
  • Warwick Castle
  • Dover Castle
  • Leeds Royal Armouries
  • … and many other castles and medieval halls

He has performed at living history events at:

  • Ripley Castle
  • Berkeley Castle Skirmish
  • Rye
  • Evesham
  • Harewood House
  • Nottingham Castle
  • Lincoln Castle
  • … to name but a few.

He has performed at weddings at;

  • Bolsover Castle
  • HurstMonceaux Castle
  • Penhros Court
  • … and many other ancient buildings, as well as some very old Hotels.

Fayres to mark centenaries of Charters have included:

  • Stockport
  • Chelmsford
  • Battle
  • Newbiggin-by-the-sea

Plus shows for children at:

  • Chirk Castle
  • Powis Castle
  • Brockhampton Estate (including a Jester School).
  • Christmas events include, ’A Christmas Cracker’ at Bramhall Hall.

If you have an event in mind please feel free to contact Roger/Sylvesta who will be glad to explore different options with you and advise on the most appropriate package for your event.

Call Roger Pugh on 01885 483425 or email enquiries@roger-pugh.co.uk or use the online booking form.

sylvesta the jester