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About Jane Austen's House

Forthcoming events

2 Sep 2014
Costumes from Mansfield Park
A small exhibition of costumes from the 2007 television film of Mansfield Park starring Billie Piper and Blake Ritson will be on display in the Museum until 30 November.

The costumes include the Midshipman Uniform worn by Joseph Morgan as William Price, as well as Riding Habits worn by Fanny and Mary Crawford (Hayley Atwell) and the beautiful wedding dress worn by Fanny.

The costumes will be on display until the end of November.

18 Sep 2014
The Watsons manuscript exhibition
A booklet from The Watsons manuscript, an unfinished novel by Jane Austen, will go on display at Jane Austenís House Museum, Chawton, Hampshire, on 18 September for three months. Apart from two chapters of her final work, Persuasion, none of the six novels published in Austenís lifetime, or soon after her death, survives in manuscript form.

Free with entry to the Museum.

2 Oct 2014
Poet in Residence
Our Poet in Residence, Maura Dooley, will be working at the Museum on the following days between 11.00am and 3.00pm and would be happy to talk to visitors about poetry, writing and her work. If you would like to meet Maura do visit on one of these days. We hope you may even be inspired to try your hand at writing.

Thursday 2nd October (National Poetry Day)

Friday 7th November and

Tuesday 16th December (Jane's Birthday)

See also details of Maura's poetry workshops below.

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

15 Nov 2014
Ladies of a Certain Age
The History Wardrobe join us in Chawton Village Hall to celebrate the older women of Austen's fiction and the real lives of Georgian ladies.

Spinster, matron, mother, widow... Jane Austen's novels may have delightful young heroines, but they are also rich with rather older characters who now have the spotlight in this unique new costumed presentation celebrating old maids and matriarchs, from Miss Bates to Lady Catherine de Bourgh.

Lively readings from Austen's novels are interspersed with insights into the realities of life for women past their first blush of youth in Regency England; not forgetting praise for literature's most marvellous spinster - Jane Austen herself.

For those wishing to restore lost looks, there will also be invaluable beauty tips from the era as well as numerous medical recommendations for the aches and pains of middle age...

Saturday 15th November at 2.00pm

Tickets:

Adults £12.00

Concessions: £10.00

Students: £8.00

This event takes place in Chawton Village Hall. Tickets include entry to Museum to see Mansfield Park (2007) costumes until end of November 2014.

To book tickets ring the Museum on 01420 83262.

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!

Our Poet in Residence, Maura Dooley, will also be 'at home on this day.

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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