Events

Exhibitions

All of Jane Austen's novels focus on family and friendship, but it is widely suggested that the family of Catherine Morland, the heroine of Northanger Abbey, most strongly reflects life...

Start date: 01/02/2018
End date: 31/08/2018
Location: Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton, GU34 1SD, United Kingdom
Trails

Come and meet Rebecca Smith, author of the fantastic new picture book Where’s Jane?, who will be on hand to chat about her life as a writer and to sign copies of her book.  Bring the book...

Start date: 30/05/2018
End date: 30/05/2018
Location: Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton, GU34 1SD, United Kingdom
Talks

This event will take place in the Learning Centre which has a maximum capacity. Admittance will be on a first come first served basis.

A small makeup jar and some Regency...

Start date: 12/06/2018
End date: 12/06/2018
Location: Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton, GU34 1SD, United Kingdom
Celebration

A day of entertainments including a street market to mark the start of Alton Regency Week 2018

Horse & Carriage rides (fare payable)

Street Market including Hampshire Farmers...

Start date: 16/06/2018
End date: 16/06/2018
Location: Alton High Street, High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1AB, United Kingdom
Workshops

If you would like to try your hand at Regency dancing, especially if you have booked to attend  the Regency Ball later in the day, this is your chance to learn or remind yourself of the dance...

Start date: 16/06/2018
End date: 16/06/2018
Location: Alton Community Centre, Amery Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1HN, United Kingdom
Celebration

Hampshire Regency Dancers are leading the dances.  Dress either in Regency Costume or smart Evening Wear.  During the interval there will be a light buffet and a cash bar for all your liquid...

Start date: 16/06/2018
End date: 16/06/2018
Location: Alton Assembly Rooms, High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1BA, United Kingdom
Talks

Whilst many people visit Chawton to see Jane Austen's House Museum and Chawton House Library, there are many more buildings and former residents of Chawton who were connected with Jane Austen and...

Start date: 17/06/2018
End date: 17/06/2018
Location: Chawton, Old Winchester Road, Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1RY, United Kingdom
Experience

Tour the grounds with Garden Manager Andrew Bentley. You can see the new planting scheme he has designed for the walled garden, sit on the new seats and enjoy the views and see the sunken fern bed...

Start date: 17/06/2018
End date: 17/06/2018
Location: Chawton House Library, Winchester Road, Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ, United Kingdom
Talks

Caroline Knight is Jane Austen's fifth great niece and the last Austen descendent to grow up at Chawton House. Caroline will talk about her childhood, surrounded by four centuries of family...

Start date: 17/06/2018
End date: 17/06/2018
Location: Alton Community Centre, Amery Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1HN, United Kingdom
Celebration

Enjoy a traditional choral evensong, with the added twist of a Regency theme. Many people, including the choir and the congregation, will be in costume, so if you would like to dress up, we...

Start date: 17/06/2018
End date: 17/06/2018
Location: St Lawrence Church, Church Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2BW, United Kingdom
Exhibitions

A selection of books that make up the Hampshire Library Service’s specialist Jane Austen Collection at Alton Library. It includes material that covers the life and works of the author as well as...

Start date: 18/06/2018
End date: 18/06/2018
Location: Alton Library, Vicarage Hill, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1HT, United Kingdom
Talks

Chawton House: The home of the Knight family

Jane Austen's fifth niece, Caroline Knight, was the last Austen descendent to grow up at Chawton House. She will paint a picture of day-to-day...

Start date: 18/06/2018
End date: 18/06/2018
Location: Chawton House Library, Winchester Road, Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ, United Kingdom

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