Our first event of the year was a visit to the Leura Everglades in February. A lovely spot, those who managed to make it had lunch and a lovely time.
We have several confirmed events coming up for the rest of the year. Likely we will have more as they are confirmed.
The 2018 Regency weekend was fantastic, thanks very much to the organisers for a great weekend! In addition to the ball, there was a ribbon embroidery workshop I went to and a screening of the 1995 Sense and Sensibility film with a talk about the recreation of Jane Austen’s plisse (coat).
With things getting back to normal for the New Year, I will go through the events we have planned so far for 2018.
Many of our members will be going to the Jane Austen Festival in Canberra in April, so expect some fun photos from there.
This year has been a fairly big one for the Historical Picnic Society. Our membership has increased and we have held more events. I want to wish everyone the best for the holidays and to look forward to more costuming and more events in 2018.
This is what we possibly have to look forward to:
And hopefully we will be getting more tutorials about costume-making.
We had a lovely day out at Parramatta Park and our visit also included a tour of Old Government House, one of the few Regency Era buildings still standing in Australia. Many of us wore Regency attire, but there were exceptions.
I do recommend a visit and a tour, there are multiple era’s explored within the history.