Whilst dance cards were not in use during the Regency period, invitations most certainly were. And in that vein, we are ordering invitations from a business who uses a reproduction 18th century printing press for the Jane Austen Festival Grand Napoleonic Ball and the Jane Austen Cotillion Ball to be held in Canberra on Saturday 20 April and Sunday 21 April, 2013. To receive an invitation please fill in the on-line form as soon as possible and make sure to also purchase your festival ticket!
Below are some examples of invitations from this period:
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.