Events

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
Talks

Curatorial tour of the Chawton House Library exhibition with Dr Kim Simpson, Post Doctoral Fellow, and cream tea.

Pre-booking required.

 

Start date: 19/06/2018
End date: 19/06/2018
Location: Chawton House Library, Winchester Road, Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ, United Kingdom
Talks

During this event, everyone who attends will be encouraged to voice their own personal views about the strengths and weaknesses of a novel whose heroine, according to Austen, no one other than the...

Start date: 19/06/2018
End date: 19/06/2018
Location: Alton Assembly Rooms, High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1BA, United Kingdom
Experience

Your once-a-year opportunity to see Jane Austen's House Museum and its splendid garden in the evening.

£10.00 per person. Pre-booking required, please call Marie on 01420 85057 to book your...

Start date: 19/06/2018
End date: 19/06/2018
Location: Jane Austens House Museum, Winchester Road, Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD, 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: 20/06/2018
End date: 20/06/2018
Location: Chawton, Old Winchester Road, Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1RY, United Kingdom
Talks
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Start date: 20/06/2018
End date: 20/06/2018
Location: Alton Assembly Rooms, High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1BA, United Kingdom
Talks

A diverting, 40 minute dramatic and entertaining recital of readings from Jane and Cassandra Austen's letters, prose and poetry about the sisters, performed by local actress and speaker, Rowan...

Start date: 20/06/2018
End date: 20/06/2018
Location: Friends meeting House, 39 Church Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2DA, United Kingdom
Talks

Curatorial tour of the Chawton House Library exhibition with Dr Kim Simpson, Post Doctoral Fellow, and cream tea.

Start date: 21/06/2018
End date: 21/06/2018
Location: Chawton House Library, Winchester Road, Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ, United Kingdom
Performance

Frensham church organist, Mike Smith, will be giving a lunchtime organ concert featuring Georgian period music. The highly-rated church organ was built in 1866 by Henry Speechly at a cost of £850....

Start date: 21/06/2018
End date: 21/06/2018
Location: St Lawrence Church, Church Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2BU, 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

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