Get with the times, Austen nerds, go Victorian!

johnboy 13 July 2009

It seems the fascination with the past marches on with Canberra’s St John’s Church in Reid to play host to a “Festival of Victorian Era Dance, Music & Costume” this October.

Promised activities include:

    – Beginner Dance Workshops
    – Advanced Dance Workshops
    – Dance Ettiquette
    – Leading & following in the dance
    – Basic steps in couples dancing – waltz, polka, mazurka & schottische
    – Victorian Grand Ball
    – Improv. Theatre
    – Bonnet making workshop (early-victorian)
    – Handsewing Workshop (mid-victorian, Godeys pattern)
    – 1890s torque workshop (late-victorian)
    – Dickens Readings
    – Steampunk Readings
    – Croquet Championship in Costume
    – Treasure Hunt
    – Victorian hair styling demonstrations (short & long hair)
    – Antique Clothing Displays (different displays each day)
    – Language of Flowers
    – Language of Fans
    – Victorian Ettiquette
    – Steampunk – what is it?
    – Learn about Canberra’s Victorian past
    – Graveyard Walk/Tour

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