'Off on pleasure bent again Lizzie' Mr Bennett, Pride and Prejudice
And so it was for we lucky attendees at the 2012 Jane Austen Festival Australia run by the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy and for me, it was the best costuming event I have been too in many years.
The event is excellently priced, the attendees are friendly and pleased to be there, the venue perfect, the food wholesome, abundant and often home made, we went to balls, attended the play, danced our feet off at workshops and the ball, we shot arrows from our bows, attended fascinating talks on the time and life of Jane Austen. It was delightful!
Here are some of my photos from the event, you can view more on my FB The Tailor's Apprentice photo stream ...
|Archery, yes, with modern bows, but still great fun|
|Some of our lovely ladies from the Australian Costumers Guild|
|Dance exhibitions by Aylwen and John Garden-Gardiner and friends|
|Glove buttons can be so awkward|
|Dancing the set|
|Archery with a repro 19th century bow|
|The dandies at the ball|
|The maypole dance|
|beautiful ladies of the Australian Costumers Guild|
|Elegant gents at the promenade|