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 05, 2015

JAFA 15 - Newsletter 4

Welcome to newsletter Number Four JAFA 15   

This years Festival is rapidly taking shape as more presenters and workshops are being confirmed. This week we are looking at some of the pre-festival preparation you can join or plan to be part of.

Re-enactors can save money on a discount ticket. Offer closes 12 February

See the $100 discount offer at https://www.facebook.com/JaneAustenFestival

Bring and Buy - and make some money

Bring and buy is an easy way to sell or trade excess clothing and accessories. It is a trade stand run by JAFA volunteers. You submit your items, and if they sell, a commission of 10% is charged. Minimum selling price of an item is $5, and please, prices in whole dollars.

For further details, or to register items for sale, please contact janeaustenfestival@gmail.com for a submission form and details of hours and drop off times .

Enrolments close this weekend for the Bodiced Petticoat Sewing Class in Canberra:

Beginner/Intermediate Regency Bodiced Petticoat Sewing Class - no need to wear a bra, corset or stays under your regency gown! This boned, front opening petticoat will do the job.
6 x Thursday nights, 7pm – 9pm, starting Thursday 12 February 2015. Some homework will be required during the course.
Materials needed: sewing machine, needles, pins and fabric cutting scissors. Pattern, fabric and sewing thread provided. Participants need to know how to use their sewing machine before the class and have a standard and zipper foot. Hand sewing will be required at times.
Enrol and pay in advance. Because we pre-purchase & pre-wash class supplies we cannot offer refunds but you can transfer your enrolment to someone else.
Class limited to 5 participants. Enrol now at http://www.earthlydelights.com.au/historic-costume/Classes

Pre-festival dance classes at the ANU - Enrol asap 

Pre-festival dance class enrolments are now open - Enrol in the Dancing Through the Ages class at the ANU on Saturday afternoons for 10 weeks - see dates, times and prices at http://www.anu-sport.com.au/dancing-through-ages Do note that places sold out last year - please do not leave enrolling to the last minute!
For more information or to talk to the class teacher, phone John Gardiner-Garden on (02) 62811098 in the evening.

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