Events

Workshops

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
Talks

A talk with slides by Deirdre Le Faye, offering an overview of Jane Austen's life and times, brought up to date to 2017 as much as possible. It will emphasise Jane's connections with Alton and...

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

A talk by Dr Gabrielle Malcolm about the enduring popularity of the hero or archetype based on research for her new book. So if you like Darcy, the Scarlet Pimpernel, vampires and superheroes this...

Start date: 20/06/2017
End date: 20/06/2017
Landscapes

Come and see Jane Austen's House in a different light. Join us for an evening opening and maybe even get to visit parts of the Museum not usually open to the public.

Wander around the...

Start date: 20/06/2017
End date: 20/06/2017
Talks

“I have always maintained the importance of Aunts” – Jane Austen

Darcy’s aunt Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Fanny Price’s Aunt Norris, and that most voluble of Austen aunts, Miss Bates, all...

Start date: 21/06/2017
End date: 21/06/2017
Talks

As part of our Regency Week celebrations, Chawton House Library welcomes Dr Paula Byrne, author of the most recent biography of Jane Austen, The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things (2013). In...

Start date: 21/06/2017
End date: 21/06/2017
Talks

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 opportunity to...

Start date: 22/06/2017
End date: 22/06/2017
Talks

In Jane Austen’s surviving letters, there are two mentions of Altonian William Curtis - both from 1817. On 6th April, she wrote to her brother Charles:

‘I was so ill on Friday ... but...

Start date: 22/06/2017
End date: 22/06/2017
Talks

Herbal Medicine from Gilbert White to Jane Austen

David Standing has been the head gardener at Gilbert White's house since 1979 and will be giving a short talk exploring herbal medicine in...

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

An Excursion to Sanditon: Jane Austen’s Feisty Farewell

This Talk with Readings, presented by members of Alton Fringe Theatre (AFT), will focus on Jane’s last novel, begun at Chawton late...

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

Many Jane Austen fans have experienced her work for the first time through a classic BBC drama adaptation. In recognition of this important and fruitful relationship, and as part of this...

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

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