Events

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
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
Experience

 

Wyards Farm is a little-known eighteenth centrury gem of a house, hidden away in the fields between Alton and the village of Beech. Apart from those who stay there, this is a rare...

Start date: 21/06/2018
End date: 21/06/2018
Location: Wyards Farm, Beech, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4AA, United Kingdom
Talks

A talk by Sue & Martyn Dell

This talk by Sue Dell, Collections Volunteer and Martyn Dell, Trustee of Jane Austen’s House Museum, will explore how a writer who died virtually unknown in...

Start date: 21/06/2018
End date: 21/06/2018
Location: The Allen Gallery, Church Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2BW, United Kingdom
Workshops
Start date: 22/06/2018
End date: 22/06/2018
Location: Gilbert Whites House, The Wakes, Selborne, Hampshire, GU34 3JH, United Kingdom
Talks

David Standing has been the head gardener at Gilbert White's house since 1979 and will be leading a tour of the gardens at Gilbert White's House. Gilbert White is renowned for his botanical study...

Start date: 22/06/2018
End date: 22/06/2018
Location: Gilbert Whites House, The Wakes, Selbourne, Hampshire, GU34 3JH, United Kingdom
Talks

A programme of Readings and Music devised by Alton Fringe Theatre.  This will combine a presentation of some of Jane's most delightful dialogues with a performance of pieces selected from the...

Start date: 22/06/2018
End date: 22/06/2018
Location: Alton House Hotel, Normandy Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1DW, United Kingdom
Talks

An interactive discussion event concerning the clothes people wore under their formal attire.

You might be interested to read a little about the history of the venue. The Alton Friends...

Start date: 24/06/2018
End date: 24/06/2018
Location: Friends meeting House, Church Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2BW, United Kingdom