12-14 April 2019

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.

November 06, 2012

Symposium on Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, Friday 19 April 2013

Jane Austen Festival Australia invites you to attend a special symposium to celebrate 200 years since the publication of Pride & Prejudice on Friday 19 April 2013 at St Johns Church in Reid, Canberra.

Speakers confirmed to date:

Dr Heather Neilson, Senior Lecturer, English Program, UNSW at ADFA
Pride and Prejudice and Shakespeare

Dr Kate Mitchell, Lecturer, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Sociable Austen: Pride and Prejudice and Social Media

Ms Laura Carroll, Lecturer, School of Communication, Arts and Critical Enquiry, Latrobe University
More than a romance

Mr Tim Bullamore, Editor, Jane Austen’s Regency World, Bath, United Kingdom
In defence of Mr Wickham

Dr Gillian Dooley, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of Humanities, Flinders University
Music as a personal accomplishment in Pride and Prejudice

Ms Janet Lee, University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
Pride and Prejudice and the Elvis Impersonator … the marketing of Jane Austen

The program covers a range of topics related to the novel, including musical themes and film adaptations. Attendees will enjoy a most scrumptious afternoon tea of muffins, cakes, biscuits, quiches and tartlets, and other regency-inspired delicacies. 

Both season tickets and day tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Jane Austen Festival. Please note that there is limited seating in the venue, and tickets have been known to sell out by January.

For more information or to be included in the afternoon's activities, please contact janeaustenfestival@gmail.com

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