A Weekend with Jane Austen
April 6-8, 2018
This event is an immersive experience that takes place in one of Toronto’s best-loved historic sites, Montgomery’s Inn.
This year’s theme is Austen’s novels Persuasion and Northanger Abbey, which were published 200 years ago this year.
The weekend will include five historical meals, music, letter-writing with quill pens and sealing wax, an open-hearth cooking workshop, Regency fashion, Austen discussion groups, a rout, a dance workshop and ball, historical parlour games, and much more! All by firelight and candlelight at Montgomery’s Inn.
There are significant discounts if you attend large segments or the whole event; members of JASNA and historical organizations such as Heritage Toronto, Town of York Historical Society, Ontario Historical Society, York Pioneers, Culinary Historians of Canada, United Empire Loyalists and other groups receive an extra 10% off.
Historical clothing is optional, but encouraged, and simple gowns are available for rent in the $25-35 range.
Presenters in 2018 include
Dr Elaine Bander, JASNA Canada
Prof. Terry Robinson
Kat Akerfeldt, Executive Director of Toronto's First Post Office Museum
Karen Millyard, social-dance researcher and Dancing Mistress
4709 Dundas St West at Islington; free parking.
Please note that all prices are in Canadian dollars (about .75c US), and that there are discounts for students and seniors.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by cheque, money order or electronic transfer. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, particularly if you wish to purchase meal tickets, which must be booked by March 29.
DanceweaversKaren Millyard has been organizing cultural events and teaching historical and modern English Country Dance for years. She is a choreographer, researcher, event organizer, consultant and professional dance teacher who works in theatre, museums, schools and the community. For information on her classes and other events, click on the links below.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JaneAustenDancing, 1812DanceCanada, York Regency Society
Toronto English Country Dancers
Page updated March 9th, 2018.