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Jane Austen 200

Arguably one of the world's most famous authors, Jane Austen spent most of her life in the historic and beautiful county of Hampshire. 2017 will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and Hampshire Cultural Trust is working with Jane Austen’s House Museum and many other partners across the county to commemorate Jane’s creativity and talent.
Jane passed away whilst visiting the city of Winchester in Hampshire, in 1817 and was buried in the city’s famous cathedral.The likes of Winchester Discovery CentreGosport Gallery, The Chesil Theatre, Willis Museum, Chawton House Library and more will be hosting events throughout 2017. 

Jane Austen's life in brief

1775
Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 in the village of Steventon near Basingstoke.

1783
Jane went to school in Southampton having moved there after a short period in Oxford.

1790
Jane decides to write for profit and become a professional writer.

1797
Work is completed on the first draft of First Impressions.

1810
Sense & Sensibility is accepted for publishing by Thomas Egerton.

1817
Jane died on 18 July 1817 at 41 and she is buried in Winchester Cathedral.

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Jane Austen 200 - Rain Jane Trail

Jane Austen 200 - Rain Jane Trail

A stunning trail of 12 Jane Austen quotes appearing only in the rain in 39 locations across Winchester city centre. A 40th quote is installed...

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  1. Add Jane Austen 200 - Rain Jane Trail  to your Itinerary

    Jane Austen 200 - Rain Jane Trail

    Type

    Tour

    Location

    Winchester

    Dates

    From:
    4 Nov 2016To1 Mar 2017

    A stunning trail of 12 Jane Austen quotes appearing only in the rain in 39 locations across Winchester city centre. A 40th quote is installed temporarily in the College Street garden opposite the house where she died.

  2. Add Music at Chawton House Library to your Itinerary

    Music at Chawton House Library

    Type

    Music

    Location

    Alton

    Dates

    From:
    23 Mar 2017To23 Mar 2017

    Musical entertainments with a literary flavour - Jane’s History: A Theatrical Concert of Pincushion Wit.

  3. Add Jane Austen 200 - The Mysterious Miss Austen to your Itinerary

    Jane Austen 200 - The Mysterious Miss Austen

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Location

    Winchester

    Dates

    From:
    13 May 2017To24 Jul 2017

    This exhibition will explore Jane’s life and work and her relationship to Hampshire and will include the pelisse coat which is the only garment in the world with provenance that can traced back to Jane.

  4. Add Chawton House Library Conference to your Itinerary

    Chawton House Library Conference

    Type

    Literature

    Location

    Alton

    Dates

    From:
    2 Jun 2017To4 Jun 2017
    From:
    7 Jul 2017To7 Jul 2017
    From:
    13 Jul 2017To15 Jul 2017

    Conferences at Library for Early English Women's Writing

  5. Add Chawton village gardens open weekend to your Itinerary

    Chawton village gardens open weekend

    Type

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Location

    Alton

    Dates

    From:
    10 Jun 2017To11 Jun 2017

    Chawton village gardens

  6. Add Fickle Fortunes: Jane Austen and Germaine de Staël to your Itinerary

    Fickle Fortunes: Jane Austen and Germaine de Staël

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Alton

    Dates

    From:
    12 Jun 2017To24 Sep 2017

    July 1817 saw two deaths: Jane Austen, at the time, was an English novelist with a solid but relatively modest success. Germaine de Staël was a long-standing superstar of pan-European intellectual, political and literary life.

  7. Sitting with Jane - BookBench Public Art Trail

    Type

    Literature

    Location

    Basingstoke

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2017To31 Aug 2017

    Sitting With Jane’ is a Jane Austen inspired sculpture trail. The sculptures are all benches, shaped like an open book, and each is uniquely designed and painted by a professional artist in a style inspired by Jane Austen’s life and times in Basingstoke, Steventon and the surrounding area.

  8. Add Jane Austen Regency Festival, Alton to your Itinerary

    Jane Austen Regency Festival, Alton

    Type

    Festival

    Location

    Alton

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2017To25 Jun 2017

    Alton and Chawton are running a series of Jane Austen and Regency events celebrating the works of Jane Austen.

  9. Add Regency Week at Chawton House Library to your Itinerary

    Regency Week at Chawton House Library

    Type

    Literature

    Location

    Alton

    Dates

    From:
    18 Jun 2017To23 Jun 2017

    As part of Regency week (18th June - 23rd June, 2017), Chawton House Library will be putting on daily events.

  10. Add Regency Week Embroidery Workshops at Chawton House Library to your Itinerary

    Regency Week Embroidery Workshops at Chawton House Library

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Alton

    Dates

    From:
    20 Jun 2017To20 Jun 2017
    From:
    22 Jun 2017To22 Jun 2017

    Jane Austen Regency Week event.