Saturday 16th June 2018 to Sunday 24th June 2018
Venue: Chawton House
Jane Austen Regency Week
Chawton House is hosting a number of events during the Jane Austen Regency Week in Alton and Chawton, including:
Sunday 17th June, 1.30-2.30pm:
Garden Tour & Cream Tea (£12)
A tour of the grounds and gardens with Garden Manager Andrew Bentley. You can see the new planting scheme he has designed for the walled garden, sit on the new seats to enjoy the views and see the sunken fern bed that Andrew discovered, now being replanted and restored. All that along with the wonderful grassland landscape, herbaceous beds, roses and woodland walks. And when you’ve finished, you can retreat to the kitchen for a cream tea (included in the price).
Monday 18th June, 6.30-8pm:
Caroline Knight, Chawton House: the Home of the Knight Family (£12)
Jane Austen’s fifth niece, Caroline Knight, was the last Austen descendent to grow up at Chawton House. She will paint a picture of day to day life in a crumbling sixteenth century manor steeped in four centuries of continuous family ownership, share family tradtions and the influence of Caroline’s most notable ancestors.
Tuesday 19th June / Thursday 21st June, 10.30am-12pm:
Curator’s Tour & Cream Tea (£16)
A tour of the 2018 exhibition at Chawton House: ‘The Art of Freezing the Blood’: Northanger Abbey, Frankenstein & the Female Gothic. January 2018 marks two hundred years since Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking first novel Frankenstein was published anonymously. Shelley had wanted her work to ‘curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart’, and her thrilling account of creation, ambition, and monstrosity remains influential to this day. On this tour, you will find out more about the Gothic craze that swept Europe and inspired generations of women writers to pen terrifying tales that continue to fascinate and frighten us today.
For tickets and more information, please visit www.janeaustenregencyweek.co.uk or contact the Box Office at Alton Community Centre on 01420 85057.