Archive for September, 2009

26
Sep

Antipodean Utopias of the Victorian Era!

   Posted by: ermyntrude    in Culture, Literature, Victoriana

Coming across a detailed encyclopedia of British Utopias throughout history (I had no idea Glastonbury had a countercultural Festival back in the Edwardian era!), I was inspired to investigate what manner of similar occurences may have been underway in the Antipodes at the same time, as the influence of Mother England was of course very [...]
We’ve had this on our Calendar for months, but we thought we should give a little reminder as the event is now right around the corner, and the President & Secretary of the ALTV will be in attendance for this fine festival in our Nation’s Capital next weekend! Victorian Era Dance & Costume Festival, Canberra - [...]
24
Sep

Euchronia to return as a biennial event

   Posted by: cholmondeley    in Culture, Euchronia [VIC], League

The New Year’s Eve committee, after much deliberation and consideration, have decided that, in keeping with the character and quality of their “Euchronia” event, it would henceforth be presented on alternate years. Members and friends are advised to make other arrangements to farewell the noughties, and we should all look forward to the riotous revelry [...]
24
Sep

Conflux 1880’s Banquet

   Posted by: ermyntrude    in Culture

Title: Conflux 1880’s Banquet Location: Canberra Link out: Click here Description: Dr Gillian Polack is planning a fascinating banquet experience this year! As always, the recipes and menu are authentic to the time periods. Pre-dinner drinks will be set in 1945 - the first Mardi Gras after the war. Cocktails set the scene! Then for the dinner we [...]
23
Sep

Steamrail Mildura Weekender

   Posted by: ermyntrude    in Culture

Title: Steamrail Mildura Weekender Location: Melbourne + Mildura Link out: Click here Description: Weekender to Ouyen & Mildura. Enjoy a trip from Melbourne to the glorious town of Mildura on the mighty Murray River with options of dinners, river cruises and more! Start Date: 2009-10-30 End Date: 2009-11-02
23
Sep

International Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day

   Posted by: admin    in Culture

Title: International Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day Location: worldwide Link out: Click here Description: December 8 is International Pretend to Be a Time Traveller Day. The idea is to dress and act like a time traveller but never to actually tell anyone that you are one. Some ideas: * Walk up to random people and say”WHAT YEAR IS [...]