TASMANIA, Cygnet, A Very Elegant Teaparty

EVENT DATE: 22 November 2014

Our Very Elegant Teaparty will transport you back to the days of fine china and silver teapots, cakestands and lace doilies, white linen tablecloths, cucumber sandwiches, cream sponges and a small Society Orchestra. Dress will be formal afternoon wear and ladies are encouraged to wear an eye-catching hat. Guests will be welcome to trip the light fantastic to tunes of yesteryear.
Admission by a small donation, which will go to assist refugees and the treatment of the Ebola virus.

Date: 22nd November, 2014
Venue: St Mark’s Anglican Parish Hall
Address: George Street, Cygnet, Tas 7112
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm


The foundation stone for St Mark’s hall was laid by Archbishop Wittington in August 1912, thirty-seven years later than the church. It was available for hire from the beginning, but apparently not for dancing!
That rule had been abandoned by World War II and some of the older members of the community vividly remember bopping away to Glenn Miller tunes on a Saturday night. Regular dances, lunches and other community events have been held in the hall ever since. Most recently was a showing of Heather Kirkpatrick’s award-winning documentary film ‘Mary Meet Mohammad’.
A Bowen Therapy practitioner has rooms at the hall and for all of its hundred and two years, it has been a Sunday School.