Friday 29th November – Sunday 1st December
Hobart and New Norfolk, Tasmania
Draft programme – subject to minor changes (times and venues are confirmed)
|Friday 29th November|
|Georgian and Regency Evening at Narryna Heritage Museum||Late aft/evening – TBD||Regency costume showings, Georgian Kitchen Garden exhibition, tours of Narryna house (1830s merchant house), refreshments in the garden, meet and greet other festival goers||Narryna Heritage Museum, 103 Hampden Rd, Battery Point||$15|
|Saturday 30th November|
|Optional Regency Dance Workshop||11:30am-1:30pm (time to visit Salamanca Markets beforehand)||With live period music and Dancing Master David Wanless. Learn or refresh the basics of Regency dancing for the evening ball, or just have fun with some easy Regency dances. No partner or dancing experience required.||St James Church Hall, 362 Elizabeth St, New Town (off Rupert Ave, opposite Blue Gum, behind church)||$10/$8|
|Intermediate Regency and Georgian Dances||3-5pm||With live period music and Dancing Master David Wanless. Have fun with a variety of lively dances, some for the evening ball and some just because they’re exciting dances. No partner or dancing experience required but if you can make it to the earlier workshop first that would be good. Learn Mundy’s Quadrille for an informal display at the ball.||St James Church Hall, as above||$10/$8|
|Grand Regency Ball||7:30-11:30pm|| Grand Regency Ball – dance or enjoy the
Divine period music including many Tasmanian pieces, by Van Diemen’s Angels (harp, piano, fiddle and flute)
Dancing Master David Wanless will lead you through an evening of fun and lively dances. No partner or dancing experience required. Dress in something period or formal if you can.
|St James Church Hall, as above||$25|
|Sunday 1st December|
|Regency House and Garden Party||10:30am-4pm, with possible after party||A day of Regency activities, fine food and tea at the historic Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat. Your ticket includes all-day delicious period sweet and savoury food and hot and cold drinks as well as Regency dancing, live music, croquet, historic tours, maypole dancing, horses and cart and period games. Period attire admired but not required.||Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat, 44 Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk||$45|
|Monday 2nd December|
|TasContra Dance||7:30-9:30pm||Our regular contra dance, which is not Regency dancing but is great fun, and we will do one or two “chestnut” contras which are versions of Regency dances. Live music by Moonshine Whiskers and the Ragged Pony.||St James Church Hall, as above||$10/$8 student|
There will be a discounted weekend ticket and some concession tickets. The above prices are indicative maximum prices.
There are many, many other lovely things to do in Hobart and surrounds, and we’d be happy to advise. Some places to visit with some Regency relevance are Port Arthur, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery or simply wandering through Battery Point.
Cathy and David, 03 6273 2127, email@example.com
Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc, folktas.org/regency