Alongside performers, there is plenty of room for audiences to cheer their favourite (and help them to win, because judges take audience reaction into account), all whilst enjoying a Guinness or two from the bar. The pub provide bar meals as well, so you can enjoy a snack between the rounds.
The two winners get awarded the title of Chief Skald of Suffolk - a skald being rather like the Anglo-Saxon version of a Celtic bard, Suffolk being a county founded by the ancient Angles who came over from northern Germany many centuries ago.
I will be acting as MC on the day and telling a tale or two. If you would like to be an audience member, just come along on the day (nearest parking is a two minute walk away). If you would like to compete, register via www.suffolkskald.webs.com and join in the fray!