The official photos from the Jane Austen Festival 2015 are now online – here are all 1408 of them. I have organised them by event so you have a chance to find yourselves amongst the crowd! The 2015 Festival was a great success, despite some rain as we gathered for the Promenade. Hundreds of people, gorgeous costumes, fascinating events and we even got sunshine at the end of the Promenade – what more could one ask for? Roll on September 2016 when we can do it all again :)
Events included: Promenade, Masked Ball, Country Dance, Bonnet Workshop, Austen Undone!, A Taste of Bath and many more. As always, if I have included a photo of you which you don’t like please let me know and I will remove it.
I will be uploading photos from many other events as I have time to edit them, including last night’s wonderful Masked Ball held in the Pump Rooms. But that was another 1,000 photos so it may take me another week to edit them all :)
We had a lovely time again this year at the Regency Ball, organised by the Jane Austen Centre in Bath. Gorgeous costumes, an impressive room, lively music and good food – what more could one want from a night out? Great to photograph, too, with all the detailed fabrics, elbow gloves, ringlets, and men in uniform.
I spent the last eight days working for the Jane Austen Festival (http://www.janeausten.co.uk/jane-austen-festival/) in Bath, taking photos and video of most of the events. From the Promenade through the streets of Bath on the first Saturday morning to the Finale in the Old Theatre Royal I took over 1800 photos and video clips from 15 separate events. I’ve whittled that down to 620 photos, about half of which I have now edited – once they are all edited I will put them online for people to see and print.
The Festival is a wonderful event to photograph – many participants put huge amounts of work into their Regency costumes which, set against the backdrop of Georgian Bath, makes for images rich in history.
A short video I made from the week’s events can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upFjt8-5Fwo