|2 Feb 2013|
|The Story of Pride and Prejudice Exhibition (February - May)|
|Throughout 2013 the Museum will be celebrating 200 years of Pride and Prejudice starting with an in-house exhibition which explores the story of the novel, the history of its writing and what it means to visitors to the museum today.|
On display will be the letter Jane wrote to her sister Cassandra on first receiving her copy of the book. Jane refers to her novel as 'my own darling child'. Also featured will be the famous Hugh Thomson illustrations which were first included in an edition of 1894, and first editions of the book.
Pride and Prejudice has been published in editions throughout the world. Included in the exhibition will be editions in a number of foreign languages which are held by the museum. Throughout the year the museum hopes to add editions from all over the world to its collection.
|21 May 2013|
|'She was very accomplished'|
|During 2013 we will hold a number of 'Accomplishment' days when the staff and volunteers at Jane Austen's House Museum will demonstrate their 'accomplishments'. From knitting to quilting, from embroidery to covering screen! Join us on one of the following days and find out more.|
Tuesday 21st May
Saturday 22nd June
Thursday 18th July
Additional dates will be added throughout the year. No need to book. Usual Museum admission prices apply.
|2 Jun 2013|
|'Music! It is of all subjects my delight'|
|Informal recitals on the Museum's Clementi piano by Anthony Noble.|
To include works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven
Well known as a scholar and performer working in the field of 17th- and 18th-century keyboard music and renowned for his ‘fine sense of phrasing’, and the ‘poetry’ of his interpretations, it is always a pleasure to hear Dr Anthony Noble play in the Drawing Room of the Museum.
These informal recitals will take place on the afternoon of the first Sunday of the month from April – August.
|7 Jun 2013|
|Impressions: A Contemporary Art Exhibition in Response to Pride & Prejudice|
|Pride & Prejudice has inspired many writers but what about artists? This exhibition sees seven local artists respond to Jane's best-loved novel,exploring the work through different artistic mediums|
The exhibition will be held at Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton and will run from early June - end of September.
Sophie Cunningham Dawe
More details to follow shortly.
See also 13th July for details of a Poetry Workshop in response to the exhibition.
|29 Jun 2013|
|Jane Austen's Tricks|
|We are very pleased to welcome Professor John Mullan to the Museum. Exploring a new aspect to Jane's work Professor Mullan will talk about Jane Austen's Tricks!|
John Mullan is Head of the Department of English Language and Literature at University College London and author of the bestselling book
What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved .
Tickets: Adult £10.00, Friends & Concessions £7.50, Students £5.00
To book ring the museum on 01420 83262
This event will now take place in Chawton Parish Hall.
|13 Jul 2013|
|Impressions: A Poetry Workshop|
|with Hampshire Poet 2012-13, Brian Evans-Jones|
‘Impressions’ features artworks by seven Hampshire artists, all responding to Pride and Prejudice in a range of forms and media. This workshop will take you on a poetry journey around the exhibition, exploring your own ‘Impressions’ of the art, and then helping you to express them in verse – no matter what your experience of writing poetry. So join us in the beautiful, evocative surroundings of the House, for a day of poetry inspiration.
Brian Evans-Jones is an experienced poetry tutor and teaches creative writing at Winchester University and the Open University. Workshop suitable for all levels of experience.
The workshop will run from 11am until 3.30pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring own lunch. You are welcome to arrive from 10.30am.
Price £15 (£12.50 concessions)
|7 Sep 2013|
|Pride & Prejudice Play reading|
|Join us for a reading of a new play version of Jane Austen's most-loved novel. |
This 'performed' reading will be in full costume and is brought to us by the same company who peformed Persuasion in 2012.The novel has been dramatised by Wendy Reynolds.
Tickets: £7.00, Friends & Concessions £6.00, Students £5.00
|5 Oct 2013|
|Looking at the clothes inside Jane Austen's wardrobe|
|An illustrated talk by Alison Carter, Chair of the Southern Counties Costume Society.|
Using letters and novels Alison Carter explores what Jane Austen wore, where and when she bought and made her clothes, and what fabrics and colours she liked.With particular reference to the years 1809-1817 when Jane lived in Chawton, Alison will also link Jane's own clothes to those described in Pride and Prejudice and the subtle differences that exist as the novel was first drafted in the late 1700s.
Alison warns that 'I always talk about the underwear, too....'
Illustrated with images from fashion plates, portraits and surviving period garments this promises to be a fascinating glimpse into Jane's wardrobe.
Tickets: £10.00 Adults
£7.50 Friends & Concessions
|Please phone for details of all events - 01420 83262|