Events

Talks

The talk will explore how an author who died in relative obscurity in 1817 is now known, and loved, throughout the world. When did she become so famous, and why? It will also look at events...

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

Jane Hurst will be leading a tour of Alton, focusing on the buildings that Jane Austen would have known.  See where her 'Alton Apothecary' lived, where she went to buy her cloak, visited her...

Start date: 23/06/2018
End date: 23/06/2018
Location: Curtis Museum, High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1AB, United Kingdom
Talks

“Do you understand muslins, sir?” – so asks Mrs Allen of Mr Tilney in Northanger Abbey. In this talk, presented by Dr Serena Dyer, you will learn all you need to know to satisfy Mrs Allen with...

Start date: 23/06/2018
End date: 23/06/2018
Location: Jane Austens House Museum, Winchester Road, Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD, United Kingdom
Celebration

Trevor Dando will be leading this session of Playford dancing. The evening will start with a dancing workshop, followed by a break, then a chance to try the dances for real. The dancing session...

Start date: 23/06/2018
End date: 23/06/2018
Location: Alton Assembly Rooms, High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1BA, United Kingdom
Talks

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

“I hope you saw her petticoat, six inches deep in mud, I am absolutely certain; and the gown...

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

Recital of vocal and instrumental music from the Regency period.

Performers including Jane Gray and Chris Gardner 

Although the full details have yet to be confirmed, we can say that...

Start date: 24/06/2018
End date: 24/06/2018
Location: Alton House Hotel, Normandy Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1DD, United Kingdom
Celebration

A Regency-style meal where all the dishes (including the desserts) are put on the table at the same time for guests to serve themselves. You are encouraged to dress in Regency costume, but if you’...

Start date: 24/06/2018
End date: 24/06/2018
Location: Alton House Hotel, Normandy Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1DD, United Kingdom
Trails

A guided tour to mark the anniversary of Jane’s death

Saturday 21 July, starting outside the Tourist Information Centre in Winchester at 3pm and lasting approx. 90 mins

Includes a...

Start date: 21/07/2018
End date: 21/07/2018
Location: Winchester Guildhall, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9GH, United Kingdom
Exhibitions

Throughout most of Jane Austen's life, Britain was at war. Although Austen did not often write about war in her novels, it is a subtext to many of the stories and this is particularly true of ...

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/12/2018
Location: Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton, GU34 1SD, United Kingdom

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