21-23 April 2017
Jane Austen Festival Australia is an annual celebration in Canberra where Austen and Napoleonic fans from all over Australia come and indulge themselves in everything Regency - including dancing, music, food, games, archery, fencing, theatre, promenades, grand balls, talks, workshops, costumes and books. This festival is now a regular part of the ACT Heritage Festival, Australian Heritage Week and is supported by the ACT Government, the Australian Costumers Guild and the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy. Since its inception in 2008 this little festival has blossomed into one of the most delightful four days anyone could experience each April in an old and beautiful part of Canberra, the Federal capital of Australia.
June 24, 2009
Girls Regency Sewing Camp, January 2010
For children aged 9 and up. All students must provide their own sewing machines. The children start each day with muffins and lemonade. They learn about the clothing of the time and how it was made. The children spend the majority of the week working on their dresses.
Halfway through the week, they get to try out some of the foods of the period with a Regency lunch.
Throughout the week, the children learn English Country dances, including some from the beloved movie Pride and Prejudice.
Prerequisite: Must know how to use their sewing machine and have sewn before.
Dates: Camp 1: 18-22 January 2010 from 9:00-4:30 in Yarralumla ACT.
$tbc includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea every day, special lunch on Wednesday, and all supplies except for dress fabrics