A clipping from a newspaper as evidence in a Trial By Jury event.

Evidence

Trial By Jury is an event which takes place over dinner. Each table acts as both a prosecutor and jury member at the end of the case. A snooker player has been murdered, his rival is the defendant and his wife, mistress and a pub landlord appear as witnesses.

A Judge oversees this court room simulation event and guides the process, keeping the court room in order. Witnesses take the stand between courses of the meal and are cross examined by a representative from each table, often fulfilling the fantasy of acting as a barrister. At the end of the evening each table delivers a guilty or not guilty verdict and the defendant is judged on the balance.

How does it usually end? That would be telling, however we are always impressed by the questions asked and how seriously the jurors take their responsibility. But more than anything, it’s great fun!