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, 2013

New day set for Jane Austen Festival Market Day

I found this glorious picture of an open air 1825 Covent Garden market scene at http://wordwenches.typepad.com/word_wenches/2013/11/regency-vegetable.html . Joanna discusses this painting in great detail and shows us close up pictures of awnings, table setup, weighing implements and vendors.

It reminds me that I need to organise the Jane Austen Festival Australia Market Day. For anyone wishing to set up a market table, it will be held on Friday 11 April from 12 noon at University House. Come along and pick up a reticule or gown, a spare bonnet for the Sunday Promenade - or browse through the book stall or antique corner. There'll be something for everyone!

For more information please contact Aylwen. Don't forget to buy a ticket before they sell out - or go up in price!

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