Jane Austen Winter Festival

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Jane Austen
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Time Out says

Join Jane Austen’s fifth great niece when she comes down to Melbourne

This winter, Janeites can transport back in time, Regency-style, to celebrate renowned writer Jane Austen at the Louis Joel Arts Centre in Altona. From July 20 to 31, the Jane Austen Winter Festival will run cooking and crafting workshops straight out of the 18th Century and hear presentations by eminent speakers discussing Austen’s writing.

Best of all, you get to meet with Jane’s fifth great-niece, Caroline Jane Knight as she talks of her Austen heritage. Hear about the traditions Jane and her family enjoyed at Christmas time and much more about being an Austen legacy. All proceeds from the event go to funding literacy projects for Indigenous children across Australia. 

Have a read of the full program here.


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