THE JANE AUSTEN FESTIVAL
The 2004 Jane Austen Promenade
Re-living the 18th century custom of promenading.
Here we can see our promenaders at the Royal Crescent hotel garden. Refreshments were served at this most convivial watering hole.
This event was free to anyone in costume however there was a need to register to obtain your vouchers for refreshments
Starting at The Jane Austen Centre, stopping the traffic and getting curious glances from everyone.
Our ‘Darcy and Elizabeth’ take the lead in the carriage.
Annabel gets her man!
Regency ladies promenading around the famous Circus- John Wood the elder’s Palladian masterpiece.
The procession moving along Brock street towards the Royal Crescent.
Socialising in the Royal Crescent
‘Old meets new’ working out these new fangled text messages.
A handsome couple.
Bride and Predjuice
An interesting mix of eras and cultures waiting for the film to start.
Gurinder Chadha chatting to some of our Regency visitors.
Some of our Asian visitors were delighted to meet Gurinder.
Gurinder and the staff of the Jane Austen Centre.
Photo opportunity outside the Little Theatre Cinema in Bath.
Kuntha and Cyrille who came especially for the screening from Paris on the Eurostar. Don’t they look fantastic!
Kate and Rosemary putting on the ‘Regency’ style.
Members of the public joining in with the Jane Austen Dancers at the Windsor Hotel.
The table having been prepared for John White’s tea demonstration at the Jane Austen Centre.
Our friends in costume looking suitable thirsty try out the tea at John White’s demonstration.
Two members of the cast at the final Saturday performance of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. The play was performed with a cast of three!
The complete cast of ‘Pride and Prejudice
The table at ‘TASTE AND TASTEABILITY’. A cookery demonstration of a lavish dinner party – one of the most mouth-watering delights of the Festival.
A rehearsal session for the evening performance of ‘AN EVENING WITH BEN WHITROW AND JOANNA DAVID’ ‘The wit in Jane Austen’s Dialogue’ .
Our costumed guides bringing in Joanna and Ben for their splendid performance.
The charming Ken Bourne our resident antiquarian book dealer.
One of Ken’s favourite editions. The peacock covered version of ‘Pride and Prejudice’.
Angela Barlow and cast of ‘Rosina Phillipi’s dining room duologues’.
Another shot of the cast.
Sue Hughes and author Carrie Bebris getting excited before the premiere screening of ‘Bride and Prejudice’.
Author Carrie Bebris at an impromptu book signing at the Jane Austen Centre.
The star of ‘Undressing Mr Darcy’ outside the Theatre Royal in Bath, with his clothes on! Unfortunately we have no pictures of him at the end of the performance.
Three literary heavyweights at our book signing at Waterstones, Deirdre Le Faye, Maggie Lane and David Selwyn.
A selection of their published titles.
The imposing Palladian style Prior Park. Home to Ralph Allen in the C18th and now a boarding school. One of the National Trust tour event venues.
Members of the public on the National Trust tour itinerary.
The audience at ‘Taste and Tasteability’ tucking in to the finished product. The audience were reminded not to eat before they came.
The serving girls supporting Fiona Ravenscroft at the ‘Taste and Tasteability’ evening.
Period re-enactor John White clearing up some of the finer points of ‘tea making in the early C19th’.