Glitz and glamour at Mary Poppins charm school

Vintage Charm School will add some sparkle to the Mary Poppins Festival.
Vintage Charm School will add some sparkle to the Mary Poppins Festival. Valerie Horton

CHRISSY Keepence will bring old-school glitz and glamour to the Mary Poppins Festival on Saturday when her charm school comes to town.

The Lindy Charm School will be hosting a special mother-daughter session but Ms Keepence said all female family member combinations were welcome.

"There's no beauty or ages barriers, it's open to all ages," she said.

Ms Keepence said girls would get to plaster make-up on their mums and mums put rags and pin curlers in their daughter's hair.

"The focus is on deportment, posture, manners, poise, etiquette and charm," she said.

Ms Keepence said she had owned the charm school for a decade and focused on taking the best from the past.

Fraser Coast Opportunity manager Kim Griffith said Maryborough was wonderfully vintage and Mary Poppins was very much about manners, etiquette, and poise.

"So we have decided to combine these two elements and introduce some quirky vintage fun to the festival," she said.

"At the Mother and Daughter Charm School on Saturday 5 July, young and old can learn the art of reviving the golden age of glamour and etiquette of the early 20th century from 1pm - 3pm at Customs House Residence.

"During the festival, there will be deportment lessons and the vintage makeover sessions."

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