Our next events

We have several confirmed events coming up for the rest of the year. Likely we will have more as they are confirmed.

  • Saturday 4th May – Elizabeth Farm Picnic, Rose Hill
  • Sunday 21st July – Christmas in July High Tea, Carrington Hotel Katoomba
  • Saturday 21st September – Downton Abbey Picnic/Movie, Royal Botanic Gardens Circular Quay and Dendy Circular Quay
  • Sunday 8th December – Tramway Museum at Loftus

Wentworth Falls Regency Weekend 2018

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).

Events for 2018

With things getting back to normal for the New Year, I will go through the events we have planned so far for 2018.

Our first event will be 3rd March will be a Medieval Themed Meet-Up at Hyde Park, and then walking to the Art Gallery of New South Wales to see the Lady and the Unicorn Tapestry exhibit.

Many of our members will be going to the Jane Austen Festival in Canberra in April, so expect some fun photos from there.

And in May we will have a visit to the Powerhouse Museum, to visit the Lace Study Centre as well as the Wedding Dress Exhibition and one they have about men’s fashion coming up.


Season’s Greetings!

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.


Parramatta Park – October 28

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.