Event held on November 29

Derwent Regency Festival with Van Diemen's Angels!

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Event runs from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Daily, until 29/11/2021


Celebrate the Regency era in style with an evening at Narryna, dance workshops and Grand Regency Ball at St James Church Hall, a House and Garden Party at Glen Derwent Estate, New Norfolk and sail on the majestic tall ship the Lady Nelson. Four days of fun, food, fine music, dancing and general frivolity. Friday: Regency costume showings, exhibition and tours of Narryna house (1830s merchant house), including convict women's stories, refreshments in the garden, maypole dancing, meet and greet other festival-goers. Saturday: Grand Regency Ball: Divine period music including many Tasmanian pieces, by Van Diemen’s Angels (harp, piano, fiddle and flute). Dancing Master David Wanless will lead you through an evening of fun and lively dances. No partner or dancing experience is required, though attending the morning workshop would make it even more fun. Dress in something period or formal if you can. Sunday: A day of Regency activities, fine food and tea at the historic Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat in the lovely Derwent Valley. Period food and drinks, Regency dancing, live music, croquet, historic tours, maypole dancing, period games, a magician, roses, peacocks, gorgeous grounds. Period attire admired but not required. Monday: Bonus event - an afternoon sail on the tall ship Lady Nelson. Tickets are available for individual sessions or for the full weekend.