Events

Workshops

Jane Austen used and explored music, performance and painting in her novels. Be inspired by the Austen family music books on display at the museum and work with writer Rebecca Smith to add texture...

Start date: 30/09/2017
End date: 30/09/2017
Talks

Kathryn Beresford and Miranda Murphy reveal the fascinating lives of the occupants of Tudor House during the time of Jane Austen and consider what the house would have been like when Jane lived in...

Start date: 30/09/2017
End date: 30/09/2017
Workshops

Join the Madding Crowd for a workshop on songs and music that would have been familiar to Jane Austen and her clergyman relatives.

The Madding Crowd perform music from the village bands and...

Start date: 30/09/2017
End date: 30/09/2017
Talks

Jane's unhappy and short lived schooldays in Southampton ended with an outbreak of putrid fever, but there was more to Jane's early education and early writing than this traumatic experience....

Start date: 30/09/2017
End date: 30/09/2017
Talks

The Stinking Fish of Southampton Festival is being organised by the Sarah Siddons Fan Club Theatre Company, so who was Sarah Siddons and why did she have an attitude?!

One of a programme of...

Start date: 30/09/2017
End date: 30/09/2017
Workshops

Hanging By a Thread's Charlotte Bailey will lead an embroidery workshop using original motifs done as whitework onto hankies.  Jane Austen embroidered a handerchief for her god-daughter whilst...

Start date: 30/09/2017
End date: 30/09/2017
Talks

Jane Austen was not impressed with the French Street Theatre, even though it hosted the top actors and performers of the 18th century including the Keans and the Kembles.  Find out more about the ...

Start date: 30/09/2017
End date: 30/09/2017
Workshops

Join the Madding Crowd for a workshop on songs and music that would have been familiar to Jane Austen and her clergyman relatives. The Madding Crowd perform music from the village bands and quires...

Start date: 30/09/2017
End date: 30/09/2017
Talks

Many paintings of Southampton Castle do not depict the medieval fortification but the Gothic inspired residence of the notorious Marquis of Lansdowne, who among other things was Jane Austen's...

Start date: 30/09/2017
End date: 30/09/2017
Talks

Jane Austen's last unfinished novel 'Sanditon' pokes fun and the pretensions of a small provincial town re-inventing itself as a fashionable spa.  Find out more about the ills and cures that were...

Start date: 30/09/2017
End date: 30/09/2017
Talks

Tea drinking was the height of fashion in 18th Century England.  Join us for tea, cake and a talk in the elegant surroundings of the Dolphin Inn, in the company of Clio O'Sullivan, University of...

Start date: 30/09/2017
End date: 30/09/2017
Performance

Especially for the Stinking Fish of Southampton Festival, the Madding Crowd have created a new performance of music, dramatised readings and, of course, dance to celebrate the life of Jane Austen...

Start date: 30/09/2017
End date: 30/09/2017

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