Events

Exhibitions

2017 will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. This exhibition will look at what Petersfield was like in her lifetime. A significant part of Petersfield's history, the Georgian era...

Start date: 20/06/2017
End date: 02/09/2017
Location: Petersfield Museum, St Peters Road, St Peters Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3HU, United Kingdom
Exhibitions

For much of Jane Austen’s adult life, Britain was at war with France or America. Soldiers in their red coats were a familiar sight in southern England. Jane’s brother Henry served in the Militia,...

Start date: 26/06/2017
End date: 10/09/2017
Location: Winchester’s Military Museums, Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, SO23 8TS, United Kingdom
Performance

To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, Audible presents an all-star dramatisation of the author’s light-hearted gothic satire, Northanger Abbey

Produced by Audible’s Grammy-...

Start date: 18/07/2017
End date: 31/12/2017
Location: United Kingdom
Trails

Take a walk around the streets of Southampton so familiar to Miss Austen and Miss Jane, who knew the town as schoolgirls, teenagers and young adults. It was all about connections, and that is what...

Start date: 27/08/2017
End date: 27/08/2017
Location: The Bargate, High Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2DJ, United Kingdom
Talks

The Austen Patchwork coverlet is a key object in the museum collection, providing greater insight into the domestic and daily lives of the Austen family. As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded...

Start date: 08/09/2017
End date: 08/09/2017
Location: Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD, United Kingdom
Trails

Three or four families in a country village is the very thing to work on…’ Jane Austen

Join us for a relaxed stroll through Jane Austen’s country village of Chawton.  Walk in Jane’...

Start date: 09/09/2017
End date: 09/09/2017
Location: Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD, United Kingdom
Experience

The spectacular Sitting With Jane BookBenches have transformed streets and parks over the summer into an accessible art gallery celebrating Jane Austen’s life in the area. Now they are...

Start date: 09/09/2017
End date: 10/09/2017
Location: Milestones Museum, Leisure Park, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 6PG, United Kingdom
Celebration

The Sitting With Jane art trail will culminate with an auction to raise funds for our charity partner, The Ark Cancer Centre Charity. This important local charity is working to raise £5m to build...

Start date: 15/09/2017
End date: 15/09/2017
Location: The Ark Conference Centre, Dinwoodie Drive, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9NN, United Kingdom
Workshops

If you have ever considered writing your memoirs or a biography of an intriguing relative, come and learn how to write about lives with biographer Lucinda Hawksley. The workshop will look at where...

Start date: 16/09/2017
End date: 16/09/2017
Location: Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD, United Kingdom
Performance

Join Natural Theatre Company on a highly entertaining promenade performance though Winchester. It's a who's who, what's what and this-and-that of Jane Austen's life and works. Duels, romance and...

Start date: 16/09/2017
End date: 17/09/2017
Location: Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Performance

This newly-orchestrated version of Mansfield Park was commissioned from Jonathan Dove by The Grange Festival to celebrate the serendipity of two significant milestones for Hampshire occurring in...

Start date: 16/09/2017
End date: 17/09/2017
Location: The Grange, Northington, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9TZ, United Kingdom
Talks

E.J. Clery gives a personal account of the research behind her ground-breaking dual biography of Jane Austen and her favourite brother Henry. When the £10 Austen banknote was announced by the Bank...

Start date: 28/09/2017
End date: 28/09/2017
Location: Chawton House Library, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ, United Kingdom

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