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
Celebration

Jane Austen spent three periods of her life in Southampton, as a schoolgirl, as a young woman and as an adult when she, her mother and sister lived with her brother Frank Austen in a house near...

Start date: 30/09/2017
End date: 01/10/2017
Trails

St Michael's Church was the fashionable church of choice for many admirals, gentry and fine ladies who flocked to Southampton for The Season.  It was so popular that the church had to be expanded...

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

Southampton Castle has been a feature of the landscape of the town since the 11th century.

This exhibition will explore the history of the castle, through archaeology, documentary evidence...

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

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

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