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'Dining with Jane' by Lise Rodgers

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Wednesday 17 April - doors open at 7pm

Jane Austen is coming to Yarram!

As part of the Tarra Festival, Yarram Library presents a one-woman stage performance of Jane Austen’s writings on food, dinner parties, and the manners of 19th century England. Using cookbooks of the period and Jane’s letters, here’s the opportunity to explore the world of Regency food and a time long ago.

It is every woman’s dilemma. Guests for dinner – what to serve? For women in Jane Austen’s time it was no different. Searching for recipes and new ideas, gathering ingredients, arranging the table, preparing the food, serving it up…but with many more rules of conduct than we are governed by today.

Jane Austen must be one of the most popular and adored authors of the19th century. She was also a prolific letter writer, offering a contemporary reader wonderful insight into both her day to day life and the world in which she lived.

Her letters from that time to her sister Cassandra are full of the excitement and expectation of youth. Of balls and assemblies, of dancing and suppers, fashion and flirtations, of handsome young men. She was writing about a world she knew and of which she was a keen observer.

Join us in Yarram at the grand Regent Theatre for an experience you will not forget!

This is the first of three Jane Austen events this year. Sale Library will host another performance and a costume exhibition in August.


Bookings are preferred - please contact the Yarram Library on 5182 5135 or email


Venue: Yarram Regent Theatre
Organiser: Yarram Library
Phone: (03) 5182 5135
210  Commercial Road, Yarram VIC 3971

'Dining with Jane' by Lise Rodgers

210  Commercial Road, Yarram VIC 3971

'Dining with Jane' by Lise Rodgers