At this participatory and immersive theatrical experience, guests of Beaconsfield Historic House will step back into the 19th century to join our mysterious (and fictitious) spirit-medium, Miss Evangeline Gray, as she hosts a séance in our elegant double drawing room. There, Evangeline will summon the spirits using the trickery and illusions that enchanted audiences of the past. This experience is followed by a talk-back where visitors will learn about the impact these ghostly events had on the Victorians, ask questions, and peer beyond the veil to discover how some of these tricks were accomplished. This event is unique as it is one of the rare occasions where the Foundation pulls back the exhibition ropes and invites guests to take a seat around our table. This program is generously sponsored by The Haunted Mansion in Kensington!
The Heritage Social Dance Group at Beaconsfield is delighted to announce that new members will be welcome when the Fall session begins on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7:00-9:00 pm. This social dance group has been dancing in the Beaconsfield Carriage House for almost 20 years. We do well-known Scottish and English country dances as well as quadrilles and round dances that are danced around the world. This Fall session we will be including ceilidh dancing as well - such well-known dances as Dashing White Sergeant, Gay Gordons and St. Bernard’s Waltz.
The emphasis will be on the social aspect of dancing; we are aiming to have a grand time dancing together while getting exercise as well. Anyone who can walk briskly and turn around without getting dizzy is welcome to join us. Partners are welcome but not required.
So come out and meet new and not-so-new friends on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 pm. Be sure to add the date to your calendar.
To register and for further information, contact:
Karen Beauregard (firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-394-5877) or
Christine Scott (email@example.com or 902-724-2278)
About the Heritage Social Dance Group
The social dances that are learned are from set dancing traditions that were popular during the 18th and 19th centuries and are still danced today around the world - Scottish country, English Country, quadrilles, and round dances.
Each evening will include simple dances that include basic steps and formations as well as more complex dances and formations. Depending on interest, there may be a time each evening, especially for new dancers.