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.

February 02, 2014

Invitation and Tickets to the Jane Austen Festival Regency Ball

Jane Austen Festival Regency Ball 
Saturday 12 April 2014

The Jane Austen Festival Regency Ball is a costumed event and all ladies and gentlemen are expected to dress in the style of the Regency or 18th Century period. The look is the Empire line, with a high waist just below the bust, very flattering and feels wonderful to wear. This is a terrific opportunity to go to town and wear a ball gown or breeches, plus all the accessories which many do and look fantastic. Ideas for costumes can be found in the past photos section.

Tickets for the Ball include the dancing, entertainment and a light buffet with tea and coffee towards the end of the evening. There is a cash only bar for the purchase of liquid refreshments.

Dances are called by John Gardiner-Garden, and live music provided by the Earthly Delights musicians. For those wishing to take a break and try another popular Regency pastime, there are card tables nearby.
John Gardiner-Garden

Tickets to this event include daytime dance workshops from 8.30am on Saturday, morning tea and a cooked lunch. Choose the ticket "Saturday Jane Austen Ball & two dance workshops" on the ticket page linked below or buy a day or season ticket to enjoy talks, workshops, and more over the whole weekend.

1 comment:

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden said...

Correction: the date should read "Saturday 12 April 2014".