The Festival of Phryne is happening in Melbourne May to September, complimenting the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition now on show at the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) house Rippon Lea. Curatorial Floor talks take place on a regular basis at the house so you can find out how the exhibition of the costumes for the third series of the show now on ABC came to production
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Fashionable Tea at Labassa will take place on 11am or 2pm on Saturday 23rd May and Saturday 13th June. There will also be a mini exhibition of 20’s gowns drawn from the Trust’s collection chosen by costume designer Marion Boyce.
Also in May at Como House South Yarra Miss Fisher’s Murder Mystery Dinner or if you fancy viewing the production sites in the city you can go on a walk tour with afternoon tea and a Phryne Fisher cocktail at Tasma Terrace in town, there are a number of dates to choose from 9 May – 25 June
You may want to attend Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Pop Up Speakeasy, taking place on Friday 12th June at the Old Melbourne Gaol, with drinks food and entertainment… flappers encouraged.
Meet the Makers Talk and Afternoon Tea will take place in Miss Prudence’s living room – the Ripplon Lea Ballroom on Saturday 20th June. Join Executive Producer of the series Fiona Eagger, Executive Producer and Head Writer Deb Cox and Author Kerry Greenwood who will provide insights on taking the book to the silver screen.
If you have always wanted to trip the light fantastic, The Distinctive Dame – 1920’s Beauty Salon and Swing Dance Workshop on Saturday 18th July at Rippon Lea is the way to go. There are two workshops Beauty Salon and Swing Dance
Must say I like the idea of grabbing my ‘croquet mallet’ and joining the faithful on the lawn at Rippon Lea on Saturday 12th September, for fun and games at a 1920’s Garden Party There will be a pop up 1920’s hair and make up salon so you can channel your own inner Phryne.
The best perhaps for last perhaps After Dark Friday Nights - Jazz, Swing and Party Clothes dancing the night away at a 1920’s inspired Speakeasy bar at Rippon Lea House and Garden on Fridays 26th June and 24th July. Her ‘Wardlow Tea Rooms’ will be transformed to cater for all your fantasies of dance with upbeat music by a ‘jazz’ band.