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Get with the times, Austen nerds, go Victorian!

By johnboy 13 July 2009 0

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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