“There were twenty dances & I danced them all & without any fatigue….
I fancy I could just as well dance for a week together as for half an hour.”
(Jane Austen, letter to her sister Cassandra, 1798)
2017 marks a special Jane Austen anniversary year. On July 18, 1817 this great British author died in the arms of her sister Cassandra at the age of only 41. No one, not even her beloved sister, had suspected that Jane would live on in the minds of her readers, even 200 years after her death. To celebrate her life and work Stichting Reverence organises a magnificent Regency weekend in November. Dance like Jane ‘without any fatigue’ at our Netherfield Ball, and/or take part in one of the other exciting events.
Our program for this weekend
Program Saturday 25 November 2017 (day) – Museum of Bags and Purses (Amsterdam)
11.00 – 12.00 Guided tour and exhibit of Regency accessories. Presentation by Leonie Sterenborgh, conservator
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch in 17th century period room
Program Saturday 25 November 2017 (evening) – Huis Barnaart (Haarlem)
18.00– 23.00 The Netherfield Ball
Program Sunday 26 November 2017 – The Royal Riding School (Amsterdam)
11.00 – 12.00 Guided tour in The Living Horse Museum
12.00 – 13.00 High lunch at the historic foyer of the Dutch Riding School
14.00 – 16.00 Historic equestrian gala performance
Tickets for the events are sold seperately – you can choose which event(s) you want to attend.