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 26, 2015


Welcome to newsletter Number Seven JAFA15 - 26 Feb 2015 

"Tell me not that I am too late..." Jane Austen, Persuasion.

Do you have a ticket to JAFA? At 12.05am this morning ALL ticket holders were invited by email to register in workshops, talks, and limited-attendance sessions. Remember, tickets are on sale online only at http://www.janeaustenfestival.com.au/tickets and the NEW updated program can be viewed at http://janeaustenfestival.com/jafa-2015-program-of-events/
To confirm your timetable check your emails for the url link to the online form - make sure that the email address it comes from is not blocked by your spam filter <auto-message@eventbrite.com> Some workshops are close to full as this newsletter is being written.

More exciting news! The Friday night's entertainment will feature Mel Dodge, performing on stage with "JANE AUSTEN IS DEAD". 

What do you do when your ideal man is Mr Darcy and the only man at the pub seems to be Mr Wickham?…or even worse, Mr Collins? In a world of RSVP, Facebook and drunken sex in disabled toilets is it possible to meet a man on a white horse in well tailored regency attire? "Jane Austen is Dead" is a funny, contemporary and slightly naughty play about the search for love.

"Gleeful giggles of recognition...An amusing evening of light entertainment, presented by a talented performer." - Kryztoff RAW, Adelaide (four stars)

"Mel Dodge adroitly segues between male and female personae in her heart-stringing one-hander." - Indaily, Adelaide

'But Mel Dodge’s Jane Austen is Dead isn’t just for Austen aficionados and it certainly isn’t gender specific. An exploration of the modern dating and mating game, it’s terrific fun. Dodge’s performance is absolutely brilliant. She plays multiple characters, treating the audience to a heap of hilarious insights and a good sprinkling of poignant moments.' - Theatred, Sydney

'Dodge is a consummate and versatile actor with loads of energy.' Dominion Post

"Mr Bennet’s Bride" – An important update

Venue Change and Update:
Mr Bennet's Bride - a special part of Jane Austen Festival Australia 2015 is now showing at Canberra Rep, 3 Repertory Lane, Acton.
The Sunday morning 9.00am matinee performance is included as part of a Jane Austen Festival ticket at http://www.janeaustenfestival.com.au/tickets . Performance-only tickets for 7.30pm Saturday, 9.00am or 2pm Sunday can also be purchased. See http://www.janeaustenfestival.com.au/tickets for more information.

New timetable released yesterday

The JAFA 2015 Program is now online at http://janeaustenfestival.com/jafa-2015-program-of-events/ . You can also follow these links to get more information than the timetable will fit.

No comments: