Lady Jane Productions
Living History Events
Greetings, Living Historians!
LJP Summer Promenade
Sunday, August 16, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Assiniboine Park English Garden; Winnipeg, MB
- What is it?
- A social stroll through the English Garden and Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, and a socially-distanced rest in the shade.
- What do you suggest we bring?:
- Travel very, very, very light
- a cool drink in a personal container
- a small snack for yourself (individual portions)
- an umbrella or parasol
- a hat or bonnet (be sure to wear sunscreen!)
- fabric gloves… always a nice touch in one’s summer wardrobe
- a small blanket or portable chair; N.B. there are many benches in the gardens
- What shall we wear?:
- Regency Era (c. 1800-1815) or Summer Garden Party attire
- Sensible footwear for standing and walking on grass and uneven terrain
- Where shall we meet?:
- Rendezvous at the entrance of the English Gardens at 1:00 p.m. (By the “Boy with the Boot”)
- What Covid-19 precautions shall we observe?:
- Mask wearing
- Social distancing at all times during the promenade
- Bring a personal snack and beverage only for yourself (or your own family) — no sharing with others this year.
- What if it rains?:
- We shall endeavour to proceed unless it is stormy
- The current weather forecast: sunny and 24 degrees Celsius
- We will reschedule to the following weekend in case of rain
- What if we have questions?:
The Pride & Prejudice Ball Winnipeg:
June 6, 2020
New for this event: an optional pre-ball dinner!
*Postponed to September 26, 2020; event date confirmation: September 1
at the Fort Garry Hotel (Concert Ballroom); Winnipeg, MB
Click HERE for tickets!
*Event may be postponed further due to Covid-19 concerns.
What is English Country Dance?
How do I dress for a Regency Event?
You may also just keep it simple!!!
For Ladies, the bare minimum is a full-length gown in a soft fabric with covered shoulders. An empire waist is preferable but not mandatory. Flat shoes, please. Ladies are also welcome to wear regional / cultural formal dress appropriate to the early 19th century.
Gentlemen are asked to wear, at minimum, a suit or tuxedo worn with Oxford style dress shoes. A Regency-era ensemble of fall-front breeches, waistcoat, chemise, cravat, and Georgian frock coat is certainly encouraged, but not necessary. Gentlemen are also welcome to wear historical military attire, or other regional cultural dress appropriate to the early 19th century. This would include traditional Scottish attire (ex. Kilts + Prince Charlie), or any other formal cultural dress from the period.
Guests may dress in whichever gendered dress makes them feel most comfortable.
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