EARLY 19TH CENTURY AUSTRALIAN BALL WEEKEND | 17-19 APRIL 2020 | CANBERRA
Join us for an Early Australian Ball Weekend at the historic Yarralumla Woolshed. To switch from the JAFA format for a bit but to still come together in late Georgian, Regency, or Victorian dress, let’s come together on Friday for an informal launch of John & Aylwen’s house museum of historic dance & costume books and antique clothing, enjoy on the Saturday one of the A.C.T.’s most wonderful heritage venues, fabulous music by the pianist Sally Taylor and Earthly Delights friends, and dances led for all from lunch till late. On the Sunday roll on with a pot-luck recovery costume picnic (and more dancing and period games!) at a venue to be announced. The first JAFA 12 years ago fell on Aylwen’s birthday and this event will too. Save the date!
12th JANE AUSTEN FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA | 12-14 APRIL 2019 | CANBERRA
Jane Austen Festival Australia (JAFA) is an annual event exclusive to Canberra, directed by Aylwen Gardiner-Garden of the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy. Since the festival’s inception in 2008, JAFA has seen tremendous growth, developing a strong national and international reputation. Over its 10 year span, JAFA has inspired a loyal following and an enduring sense of community amongst attendees.
Jane Austen Festival Australia is held over four days and nights at Canberra’s historic Albert Hall. In past years it has been centred on the historic buildings and grounds of St Johns Church in Reid and University House at the ANU, but has also involved Lennox Gardens, Commonwealth Park, National Film & Sound Archives and historic Lanyon Homestead.
2019 Organising Committee
Programming: Aylwen Gardiner-Garden
Marketing &Volunteers: Lauren Sadow
Costume Hire: Judy Hutchinson & Judy Shaw
Catering: Adela Greenbaum
Music: John Gardiner-Garden