Despite the police reports last year of polite behaviour and impeccable dress, of gentlemen firing muskets and duelling with swords, of theatricals on romantic themes, of the practice of a dozen gentile arts, of workshops on the minuet, and of young corseted ladies exiting balls at a late hour with fluttering fans and heaving bosoms, we have special A.C.T. Government clearance to hold the 7th Annual Jane Austen Festival Australia at University House from 11-13 April, 2014. Please corrupt your friends by passing on to them the link to this British article at http://www.newsbiscuit.com/
2013/11/05/police-vow- crackdown-on-%E2%80% 98coquette%E2%80%99-culture/ and to our JAFA web-site at http://www.janeaustenfestival. com . Do help get them all along—there’s strength in numbers if it comes to push and chassé with the authorities!
P.S. If you really want to cause the police more headaches, join us not only the day after our 16 Nov Mad Hatter’s Ball for a Victorian costumed Tea Party from noon at Yarralumla Bay, but after our 14 December Christmas Carol Ball for our costumed Jane Austen birthday picnic in Nara gardens. Warning, ankles may become exposed during some of the more vigorous lawn games. More information about attending all of these at http://www.earthlydelights.