For the 2021 festival, click here
Friday 27th November – Sunday 29th November
Hobart and New Norfolk, Tasmania
The original details for the festival are below. Look out for us again in 2021.
Session, early bird and discounted weekend tickets are available.
|Friday 27th November|
|Georgian and Regency Evening at Narryna Heritage Museum||5-7:30pm||Regency costume showings, exhibition, tours of Narryna house (1830s merchant house), convict women stories, refreshments in the garden, maypole dancing and live music, meet and greet other festival goers||Narryna Heritage Museum, 103 Hampden Rd, Battery Point||$20|
|Possible Communal Dinner||7:30pm+||Please let us know if you are interested, via the booking page||A restaurant in Hobart||Pay the venue|
|Saturday 28th November|
|Regency Dance Workshop||11:15 for 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. Note that you are welcome to attend the evening ball whether or not you have attended this workshop. BYO water bottle.||North Hobart Uniting Church Hall (cnr Swan & Elizabeth Sts, opposite State Cinema, enter by downstairs left hand door)||$12/$10|
|Intermediate Regency and Georgian Dances||2:20 for 2:30-4:30pm||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. BYO water bottle.||North Hobart Uniting Church Hall, as above||$12/$10|
|Grand Regency Ball||7:15 for 7:30-11:30pm||Grand Regency Ball – dance or enjoy the spectacle|
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, though attending the morning workshop would make it even more fun. Dress in something period or formal if you can.
BYO water bottle, cup and supper.
Entry conditions: folktas.org/coronavirus
|St James Church Hall, 462 Elizabeth St (opposite Blue Gum, enter off Rupert St, behind church)||$19/$17/$16/$10|
|Sunday 29th November|
|Regency House and Garden Party||10:30am-4pm||A day of Regency activities, fine food and tea at the historic Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat in the lovely Derwent valley. Your ticket includes delicious morning and afternoon tea and lunch of period sweet and savoury food and hot and cold drinks, as well as Regency dancing, live music, croquet, historic tours, maypole dancing, roses, peacocks and heritage sheep to view in the gorgeous grounds and period games to play. Period attire admired but not required.|
Detailed programme here.
|Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat, 44 Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk||$47/$41/$30/$15|
|After Party||4pm onwards||Informal party at Glen Derwent, for weekend or Sunday ticket holders, includes vegetarian dinner and refreshments.||Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat, 44 Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk||$25 (for weekend or Sunday ticket holders)|
|Monday 30th November|
|Possible outing||TBC||Depending on interest, we may organise a promenade, a picnic, a museum visit or similar or an informal dance. Please let us know if interested, via the booking page or email to email@example.com.||TBC||N/A|
Discounted weekend and early bird tickets are available.
Information about finding the venues, and reducing our environmental impact in transport and at the events, is at folktas.org/venuesenv/
There are many other lovely things to do in Hobart and surrounds. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc, folktas.org/regency
Facebook/Meetup: Dance Folk Tasmania