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Thursday 2nd March 2017

Chawton House Library

Evening Talk: Town and Garden in Beatrix Potter’s Imaginative World

In this talk, Professor Judith W. Page will consider how Potter’s children’s books reveal her commitment to preserving and defending the values that she associated with rural England.

Saturday 11th March 2017

Chawton House Library

Afternoon Talks: Rethinking Sanditon

Our Sanditon afternoon will consider this unfinished and understudied novel 200 years after its composition.

Thursday 16th March 2017

Chawton House Library

Evening Talk: ‘Such classic and humanizing amusements’

A talk on Austen’s representation of the ‘epidemic of acting’ in late Georgian culture.

Monday 20th March 2017 to Sunday 4th June 2017

Chawton House Library

Exhibition: The 'Incomparable' Eliza Haywood

The first exhibition to focus solely on the writing career of Eliza Haywood (1693-1756).

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Chawton House Library

Evening Recital: Jane's History

Jane’s History: A Theatrical Concert of Pincushion Wit. A lively two-part programme, featuring renowned sopranos Catherine Bott and Emily Gray, and fortepianist Vivian Montgomery.

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Chawton House Library

Children’s Gardening Workshop (ages 5-11)

As part of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) National Gardening Week, we invite children to take part in gardening activities, including planting a small pot to take away.

Sunday 16th April 2017

Chawton House Library

Easter Children’s Orienteering Trail

Explore our Wilderness to find the 10 animal markers using the map. Write down what animal silhouettes you find.

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Chawton House Library

Garden Tour

Join Garden Manager Andrew Bentley for a guided tour of the gardens.

Sunday 7th May 2017

Chawton House Library

Estate Rambles

Explore the Chawton House Library estate in the company of our Garden Manager, Andrew Bentley, followed by a full English cooked breakfast in the Old Kitchen.

Thursday 18th May 2017

Chawton House Library

Evening Talk: What is a Literary Coterie and Why Does It Matter?

In this talk Professor Betty Schellenberg aims to challenge generalizations by telling the stories of several widely divergent literary coteries that flourished in the middle of the eighteenth century

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