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About Jane Austen's House

Forthcoming events

9 Aug 2014
Lacemaking Demonstration
Alresford Lacemakers will be using Jane Austen's House Museum as a background to their work on the second Saturday of each month through the summer.Come and see them in action. All lacemakers are happy to answer questions about their fine work.

Dates: 9th August, 13th September

20 Sep 2014
'To Hear the Harp': An evening of Music from the time of Jane Austen
“She would gladly have been there too… to hear the harp.” – Mansfield Park

The League of Harmony bring an evening of music to Jane Austen’s House Museum.

Mike Parker (harp) returns to Jane Austen’s House Museum to play solos by J B Krumpholtz, Caroline Lee, Madame Dussek, and Miss Baxter. Mike will be joined by Rosemary Edwards (cello) and William Summers (flute) to play some pieces by Albrechtsberger, Hertel, and J C Bach. Gillian Dooley (soprano) will perform three songs from Jane’s collection.

7.00pm

Tickets: Adult £10.00, Friends & Concessions £9.00, Students £7.00

To book ring the museum on 01420 83262

27 Sep 2014
Make Do and Mend: the manuscript of The Watsons and Mansfield Park
A talk by Professor Kathryn Sutherland, Professorial Fellow in English at St Anne's College Oxford.

This year Jane Austen's House Museum is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mansfield Park. We are also exhibiting a booklet from the unfinished draft manuscript The Watsons (18 Sept-17 Dec) This talk will explore connections between the two works, drawing on the manuscript to suggest how Jane Austen may have composed her novels.

2.30p.m.

Tickets: £10.00, Concessions £8.00, Students £7.00

18 Oct 2014
Poetry Workshop - writing a poem to celebrate friendship or special occasions
Maura Dooley, Jane Austen's House Museum's Poet in Residence, leads a workshop where you can come and try your hand at writing a poem to celebrate friendship, or to mark a special occasion.

Jane Austen's poems were written for family and friends: a new baby, a visit, or a day at the races.

Which special moment in your life would you like to remember?

No experience necessary!

The workshops will run from 11am until 3.30pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. You are welcome to arrive from 10.30am and to look around the Museum before we start.

Price: £17.50 (£15.00 concessions) or book this workshop with the workshop on 6th December and receive a further discount.

To book ring the museum on 01420 83262 or email enquiries@jahmusm.org.uk

6 Dec 2014
Poetry Workshop - Stitched Together
Jane Austen was an accomplished needlewoman as well as a writer. Constructing and stitching textiles has much in common with constructing and stitching text.

In this workshop we will use several different methods to make something whole and finished from the ragbag of ideas and images each of us carries around.

Led by Maura Dooley, Poet in Residence.

The workshops will run from 11.00am until 3.30pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. You are welcome to arrive from 10.30am and to look around the Museum before we start.

Price: £17.50 (£15.00 concessions) or book this workshop with the workshop on 18th October and receive a further discount.

To book ring the museum on 01420 83262 or email enquiries@jahmusm.org.uk

16 Dec 2014
Jane's Birthday
Join us to celebrate Jane Austen's birthday.

All visitors to this museum today are invited to join us for a complimentary coffee and mince pies. Admission FREE - today only.

Some of our volunteers will gather around the Clementi Piano to sing Christmas Carols at 11.30am and 2.30pm

Come and join in the singing!

Why not make a it a special shopping day too and visit our shop for all those last minute Jane related Christmas presents.

 
Please phone for details of all events - 01420 83262

 

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