Novelists such as Jane Austen often set their stories and characters in their own landscape which, in her case, was Hampshire, the same county that is home to Highclere Castle. Jane Austen grew up...

Start date: 15/05/2017
End date: 21/05/2017

In the 1940s, the museum discovered traces of wood-block printed wallpaper dating to the 1800s, when Jane Austen would have been living in the house. These fragments of wallpaper have been...

Start date: 28/05/2017
End date: 28/05/2017

Join us at Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens in North Hampshire this June for our Jane Austen Ladies Luncheon.

Start date: 05/06/2017
End date: 05/06/2017

Jane Austen and the Military

Jane Austen includes several characters in her novels who are (or have) been in the military. This is not surprising as through most of her...

Start date: 06/06/2017
End date: 06/06/2017

On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June, take a walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen as her beloved village and home, Chawton in Hampshire, opens its gardens.

The grounds of both Chawton...

Start date: 10/06/2017
End date: 11/06/2017

An evening of readings and chamber music by composers represented in the Austen family music books, including the Battle of Prague by Frantisek Kotzwara.  The programme will also feature a...

Start date: 10/06/2017
End date: 10/06/2017

July 1817 saw two deaths: Jane Austen, at the time, was an English novelist with a solid but relatively modest success. Germaine de Staël was a long-standing superstar of pan-European intellectual...

Start date: 12/06/2017
End date: 24/09/2017

 Jane Austen first attended a Ball at the Basingstoke Assembly at the age of 17 and danced here regularly while the family lived at nearby Steventon.

Debbie Reavell is a member of the...

Start date: 15/06/2017
End date: 15/06/2017

The Jane Austen Regency Week, held in Alton and Chawton in Hampshire, takes place in the last week of June each year. The dates for 2017 are 17 June to 25 June 2017. This festival celebrates Jane...

Start date: 17/06/2017
End date: 25/06/2017

‘Sitting With Jane’ is a Jane Austen inspired sculpture trail.

The sculptures are all benches, shaped like an open book, and each is uniquely designed and painted by a professional artist...

Start date: 17/06/2017
End date: 31/08/2017

As part of Regency week (18th June - 23rd June, 2017), Chawton House Library will be putting on daily events, to include the following:

Meet the Shire Horses

Sunday 18th, 11.00. Meet...

Start date: 18/06/2017
End date: 23/06/2017

Alton Library is home to the Hampshire Libraries special Jane Austen collection, featuring editions dating back to the 1900s. As part of Alton’s Regency week programme, Alton Library is holding a...

Start date: 19/06/2017
End date: 19/06/2017