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Derwent Regency Festival 2023

Friday 24th November (5pm) – Monday 27th November (5:30pm)

Hobart and New Norfolk, Van Diemen’s Land

Celebrate the Regency era in style and fun with a Regency evening at Narryna Heritage Museum, dance workshops and a Grand Regency Ball in the fine St James Church Hall in New Town, a Garden Party of Regency activities at the historic Glen Derwent Estate, New Norfolk, and a music and history sail on the majestic tall ship, the Lady Nelson. Four days of fun, food, fine music, dancing and general frivolity.

Tickets: events.humanitix.com/derwentregencyfestival
Entry conditions: folktas.org/conditions

What a wonderful weekend we had in 2022. You can see some photos here and here.

Here are the details for 2023.

Draft programme – subject to minor changes. Download printable version of the weekend’s programme (TBC) and the Regency Garden Party programme (TBC).

ACTIVITYTIMEDESCRIPTIONLOCATIONPRICE
Friday 24th November
Georgian and Regency Evening at Narryna Heritage Museum5-7:30pmRegency costume showings, exhibition, tours of Narryna house (1830s merchant house), refreshments in the garden, maypole dancing and live music, meet and greet other festival goersNarryna Heritage Museum, 103 Hampden Rd, Battery Point$30
Dinner at Narryna7:30pm+Two varieties of soup, bread rolls and pastries. Mulled wine will also be available. Please register, via the booking page, for catering purposes.NarrynaPay the venue, $15
Saturday 25th November
Regency Dance Workshop11:15 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.St James Church Hall, 462 Elizabeth St (off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)$12/$10
Intermediate Regency and Georgian Dances2:20 for 2:30-4:30pmWith 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.St James Church Hall, 462 Elizabeth St (off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)$12/$10
Grand Regency Ball7:15 for 7:30-11:30pmGrand 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 and supper to share.
St James Church Hall, 462 Elizabeth St (off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)$7-$22
Sunday 26th November
Regency Garden Party10:30am-4pmA day of Regency activities, fine food and tea at the historic Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat in the lovely Derwent valley. Your ticket includes delicious lunch and afternoon tea of period sweet and savoury food and hot and cold drinks, as well as Regency dancing, live music, croquet, a historic tour, maypole dancing, roses, peacocks and heritage sheep to view in the gorgeous grounds and period games to play. Period attire admired but not required.
See detailed programme (TBC).
Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat, 44 Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk$31-73
After Party4pm onwards, Glen Derwent, then 6pm in townWind down at Glen Derwent, then at 6pm, an informal party in Hobart. Includes vegetarian dinner and refreshments, more music and lively dancing without much teaching. Tickets only available for weekend or Sunday ticket holders.Glen Derwent, then St James Hall, as per the ball above$25 (not included in weekend ticket)
Monday 27th November
Music and History Sail on the Lady Nelson12:40 for 1-3pm
or
3:10 for 3:30-5:30pm
An afternoon sail on the Derwent river on the magnificent tall ship, the Lady Nelson, with refreshments, live music, singing (including sea shanties) and history. Regency, formal or nautical attire admired but not required. You will also have the opportunity to help haul on a line or two if you so wish.
Allow at least half an hour extra if parking a car – it is very hard to find a spot.
Elizabeth St Pier, Hobart waterfront$42/$21 (not included in weekend ticket)
Possible Communal Dinnerc. 7:30pmMonday evening: Possible communal dinner at a restaurant/hotel. Please register here if you are interested so we can decide whether to organise this.TBDPay the venue

See “But darling, I have nothing to wear” for hints on costumes (which are admired but not required).

View information about the festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/517432143657533. Feel free to post your photos there.

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, folkdancetas@gmail.com

Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc, folktas.org/regency

Facebook/Meetup: Dance Folk Tasmania

Instagram: folktas

Your tickets support local folk music artists, as well as the venues who support us.

Derwent Regency Festival 2022

Well, the festival is over for another year, and what a grand and festive occasion it was. Thanks so much to everyone who attended for your enthusiastic dancing, splending outfits, help, smiles, singing, games, conversation and company. We are also extremely grateful to the folk of Narryna, St James, Glen Derwent, Annapurna’s, the Lady Nelson and Zafira’s, for the lovely venues and fine food and drinks.

You may find some interesting portraits at
https://www.facebook.com/media/set?set=oa.1366626427483881&type=3
and
https://ausact.com/DerwentRegencyFestival.html

Thanks to those who contributed portraits. If anyone has any concerns about any of the portraits, please contact us on folkdancetas@gmail.com.

Next year’s festival will be on 24th-27th November, 2023.

Details for 2022 follow.

Friday 25th November (5pm) – Monday 28th November (5:30pm)

Hobart and New Norfolk, Van Diemen’s Land

Celebrate the Regency era in style and fun with a Regency evening at Narryna Heritage Museum, dance workshops and a Grand Regency Ball in the fine St James Church Hall in New Town, a Garden Party of Regency activities at the historic Glen Derwent Estate, New Norfolk, and a music and history sail on the majestic tall ship, the Lady Nelson. Four days of fun, food, fine music, dancing and general frivolity. There are some slight changes from last year due to changes at a couple of the venues.

Tickets: events.humanitix.com/derwentregencyfestival
Entry conditions: folktas.org/conditions

What a wonderful weekend we had in 2021. You can see some photos here.

Here are the details for 2022.

Draft programme – subject to minor changes. Download printable version of the weekend’s programme (here) and the Regency Garden Party programme (here).

ACTIVITYTIMEDESCRIPTIONLOCATIONPRICE
Friday 25th November
Georgian and Regency Evening at Narryna Heritage Museum5-7:30pmRegency costume showings, exhibition, tours of Narryna house (1830s merchant house), refreshments in the garden, maypole dancing and live music, meet and greet other festival goersNarryna Heritage Museum, 103 Hampden Rd, Battery Point$23
Dinner at Narryna7:30pm+Two varieties of soup, bread rolls and pastries. Mulled wine will also be available. Please let us know if you are interested, via the booking page.NarrynaPay the venue, $15
Saturday 26th November
Regency Dance Workshop11:15 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.St James Church Hall, 462 Elizabeth St (off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)$12/$10
Intermediate Regency and Georgian Dances2:20 for 2:30-4:30pmWith 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.St James Church Hall, 462 Elizabeth St (off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)$12/$10
Grand Regency Ball7:15 for 7:30-11:30pmGrand 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 Masters David Wanless and Katherine Tammaro 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 and supper to share.
St James Church Hall, 462 Elizabeth St (off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)$7-$22
Sunday 27th November
Regency Garden Party10:30am-4pmA day of Regency activities, fine food and tea at the historic Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat in the lovely Derwent valley. Your ticket includes delicious lunch and afternoon tea 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.
See detailed programme here.
Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat, 44 Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk$29-64
After Party4pm onwards, Glen Derwent, then 6pm in townWind down at Glen Derwent, then at 6pm, an informal party in Hobart. Includes vegetarian dinner and refreshments, more music and lively dancing without much teaching. Tickets only available for weekend or Sunday ticket holders.Glen Derwent, then St James Hall, as per the ball above$25 (not included in weekend ticket)
Monday 28th November
Music and History Cruise on the Lady Nelson12:40 for 1-3pm
and
3:10 for 3:30-5:30pm
An afternoon sail on the Derwent river on the magnificent tall ship, the Lady Nelson, with refreshments, live music, singing (including sea shanties) and history. Regency, formal or nautical attire admired but not required. See if you can outdress the crew, but be warned – some of them may be pirates. You will also have the opportunity to help haul on a line or two if you so wish.
Allow at least half an hour extra if parking a car – it is very hard to find a spot.
Elizabeth St Pier, Hobart waterfront$40/$20 (not included in weekend ticket)

See “But darling, I have nothing to wear” for hints on costumes (which are admired but not required).

View information about the festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/489049142881562. Feel free to post your photos there.

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, folkdancetas@gmail.com

Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc, folktas.org/regency

Facebook/Meetup: Dance Folk Tasmania

Instagram: folktas

Your tickets support local folk music artists, as well as the venues who support us.

Derwent Regency Festival 2021

Friday 26th November – Monday 29th November

For the 2022 festival, click here. If you have landed here, from a later link, please try clearing your browser cache.

Hobart and New Norfolk, Van Diemen’s Land

What a wonderful weekend we had in 2020. You can see some photos here and here.

Here are the details for 2021.

Tickets: events.humanitix.com/derwentregencyfestival

Session and discounted weekend tickets are available.

Draft programme – subject to minor changes. Download printable version of the weekend’s programme (here) and the Regency House and Garden Party programme (here) .

ACTIVITYTIMEDESCRIPTIONLOCATIONPRICE
Friday 26th November
Georgian and Regency Evening at Narryna Heritage Museum5-7:30pmRegency costume showings, exhibition, tours of Narryna house (1830s merchant house), refreshments in the garden, maypole dancing and live music, meet and greet other festival goersNarryna Heritage Museum, 103 Hampden Rd, Battery Point$20
Dinner at Narryna7:30pm+Two varieties of soup, bread rolls, pastries (vegetarian pastizzi or sausage rolls) and cake. Mulled wine will also be available. Please let us know if you are interested, via the booking page.NarrynaPay the venue
Saturday 27th November
Regency Dance Workshop11:15 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.St James Church Hall, 462 Elizabeth St (off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)$12/$10
Intermediate Regency and Georgian Dances2:20 for 2:30-4:30pmWith 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.St James Church Hall, 462 Elizabeth St (off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)$12/$10
Grand Regency Ball7:15 for 7:30-11:30pmGrand 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 (off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)$19/$17/$16/$10
Sunday 28th November
Regency House and Garden Party10:30am-4pmA day of Regency activities, fine food and tea at the historic Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat in the lovely Derwent valley. Your ticket includes delicious lunch and afternoon tea of period sweet and savoury food and hot and cold drinks, as well as Regency dancing, live music, a baffling magician, 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 for last year here.
Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat, 44 Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk$47/$41/$30/$15
After Party4pm onwardsInformal party at Glen Derwent, includes vegetarian dinner and refreshments. Tickets only available for weekend or Sunday ticket holders.Glen Derwent as above$25 (not included in weekend ticket)
Monday 29th November
Music and History Cruise on the Lady Nelson1:40 for 2-4pmAn afternoon sail on the Derwent river on the magnificent tall ship, the Lady Nelson, with refreshments, live music, singing and history. Regency, formal or nautical attire admired but not required. See if you can outdress the crew, but be warned – some of them may be pirates. Sinn Araon will provide beautiful Irish music and some sea shanties and other nautical songs for you to join in with if you so desire. You will also have the opportunity to help haul on a line or two if you so wish.Elizabeth St Pier, Hobart waterfront$40 (not included in weekend ticket)
Tickets: events.humanitix.com/derwentregencyfestival

Discounted weekend tickets are available.

See also “But darling, I have nothing to wear” for hints on costumes (admired but not required).

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, folkdancetas@gmail.com

Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc, folktas.org/regency

Facebook/Meetup: Dance Folk Tasmania

Instagram: folktas

Your tickets support local folk music artists, as well as the venues who support us.



Derwent Regency Festival 2020

For the 2022 festival, click here. If you have landed here, from a later link, please try clearing your browser cache.

Friday 27th November – Sunday 29th November, 2020

Hobart and New Norfolk, Tasmania

What a wonderful weekend it was. You can see some photos here and here.

The original details for the festival are below. Look out for us again in 2021.

Tickets: trybooking.com/BHQFT

Session, early bird and discounted weekend tickets are available.

Draft programme – subject to minor changes. Download printable version of the weekend’s programme here and the Regency House and Garden Party programme here.

ACTIVITYTIMEDESCRIPTIONLOCATIONPRICE
Friday 27th November
Georgian and Regency Evening at Narryna Heritage Museum5-7:30pmRegency 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 goersNarryna Heritage Museum, 103 Hampden Rd, Battery Point$20
Possible Communal Dinner7:30pm+Please let us know if you are interested, via the booking pageA restaurant in HobartPay the venue
Saturday 28th November
Regency Dance Workshop11:15 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 Dances2:20 for 2:30-4:30pmWith 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 Ball7:15 for 7:30-11:30pmGrand 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 Party10:30am-4pmA 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 Party4pm onwardsInformal 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 outingTBCDepending 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 folkdancetas@gmail.com.TBCN/A
Tickets: trybooking.com/BHQFT

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, folkdancetas@gmail.com

Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc, folktas.org/regency

Facebook/Meetup: Dance Folk Tasmania