Rain Jane

  • Trails
Event information
Location: In various locations, Winchester, SO23 9GH
Start date: 04/11/2016
End date: 31/01/2017
Start time: 09:00
End time: 23:00
Price: Free
Telephone: 01962 840 500

Discover and celebrate the words of Jane Austen in Winchester throughout 2017.

Explore the city of Winchester and be delighted as 12 of the writer’s quotes from her novels or correspondence magically appear various locations across Winchester city centre when it rains. Rediscover Austen’s words in Winchester, her final resting place, and re-experience their enduring relevance.

Copies of the trail can be downloaded here or hard copies can be collected from Winchester Tourist Information Centre. Explore the city to find the quotes and share your images on social media with #RainJane.

A carved wooden and wrought iron bench is placed in College Street in the Winchester College garden as a place to reflect upon a living wall of ivy showcasing one of Austen’s memorable quotes “Know your own happiness. Call it hope.”

Thank you to Nicola Henshaw, Eileen White and the children from Winnall Primary School for their work on the bench.

This beautiful trail through the work of Jane Austen has been developed as part of the Jane Austen 200 project, Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Big Theme for 2017.

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