Events

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
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

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