Saturday, 21 June 2008


About 2450 people have emailed me in the last week to ask me when the next Jane Austen Regency Week is going to be. 

Fortunately, I can now confirm that it starts today in Alton, Hampshire. 

At Chawton, where Jane Austen spent the last years of her life revising all her manuscripts, there will be an open day on the 26th June with Regency dancing (good) and Shire horse demonstrations (uh?). 

(Can I just point out though, that Chawton is open every day in the summer - not just on the 26th.)

On the 27th there's a chance for an afternoon walk around with the gardener, Celia Simpson, starting 4.30pm; and then a musical evening ensues. 

If you do make a trip to Hampshire you could also take in Gilbert White's house in incredibly nearby Selbourne, where the garden restoration is delightful. And they always have unusual plants for sale. 

Finally, I think you'll also be relieved to know that Alton eateries have got together and will be serving "Special Regency Food" all week. 

Er, yum?

1 comment:

kitty fisher (miss) said...

Why didn't you tell me sooner? I am gonna chuck on my Empire line and get down there sharpish