Pride & Prejudice Dinner Party: Midsummer Edition

Did you ever wonder what it would be like
to be in a story by Jane Austen?  Well…
Here’s your Chance to L
ive in History, circa 1810!

Lady Jane Productions invites you to experience an event which was the highlight of English Regency Era society.  On July 16th, make up your own story as you dress, dine, and dance as Jane Austen would have done in England in the early nineteenth century.

In this immersive, costumed experience, you will savour a multi-course, candlelit Regency Era Dinner at Edmonton’s historic Holy Trinity Anglican Church, enjoy some socializing, and dance a few Regency Era dances all to the lilt of live music.

This beautiful meal will be prepared by chef Allan Suddaby.

10% of the profits from this event will be donated to First Book Canada, a charity that provides children in need with access to new books.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Edmonton, Alberta

The Event:
Pre-Dinner conversation, light refreshments, live music, and an optional short Dance Set

Candlelit Dinner  (Multiple, curated courses with informative, historical descriptions)

Post-Dinner socializing, pictures, refreshments, live music, cards, and optional second Dance Set

The Regency Era Dinner Party:
Events such as Balls, Assemblies, and Dinner Parties were occasions for communities to talk, gossip, do business, have drinks, dine, dance, and, for the younger set, find a marriage partner.  Opportunities to meet with many people at one time were sometimes scarce, and these public and private events, such as a dinner party, supplied the environment for these social activities.

Attire:
Regency Era (c. 1800 – 1820) dress is required for this event. Costume rentals are available.
The Regency Sewing Guild is available to accept limited commissions, for those wishing to have custom built clothing. They also offer classes. Contact them here.
Or, if you’d like to create your own costumes, contact the organizer to access the many available resources on finding / creating Regency garments.

Beverages:
Alcohol will be served at this event; please bring Government-issued identification.
Non-Alcoholic beverage options will be available.
Wine will be included with dinner, as well as limited Regency beverages.
Additional alcoholic Regency beverages will be available for purchase. Cash only.

Food Allergies:
Please notify the organizer about any food allergies you may have.

Why a “Pride & Prejudice” Dinner Party?:
Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” was written during the English Regency Era (c. 1800 – 1820).  This is a style period which so many people find fascinating, not only for its interesting political climate, but also for its beautiful and appealing style aesthetic.  Many fanticize about what it would be like to step into this elegant world, and so we’re hosting a Dinner Party to recreate a typical social outing of the time.

The Dancing:
We will be dancing English Country Dances that are appropriate to the time. These dances are made up of simple, repetitive sequences (the precursor to square dancing), are very easy to learn at any age, and don’t require any prior dance experience! They are a great deal of fun and, during the Regency Era, were often the only opportunity people had to make physical contact!

A dance class will be offered earlier in the day on July 16th to teach the event’s dances. At least one new dance will be taught on the night of the event. The dance class will take place in the HTAC Lower Hall from 12:30 until 2:00 pm. This dance class is highly recommended for guests who are new to English Country Dance.

For tickets, click here!

Only 40 tickets are available, to ensure an intimate experience.

I look forward to sharing this experience with you!

Sincerely,
Lady Jane