Festival Programme

The 2014 Jane Austen Festival – Ten wonderful days of celebrating all things Austen in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath
Exsultate, Jubilate  Concert –  details and ticket information
Grand Regency Costumed Promenade  - details and ticket information
Welcome message from the Festival Director

Tickets to all events now on sale follow links below

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promenade1 Friday 12th September 2014
12 noon –  Longbourn by Jo Baker – Theatre Royal Bath
2.30pm –   Draw Back the Curtain – Theatre Tour
6pm –       Pre-Festival Get Together – BRLSI
promenade1 Saturday 13th September 2014
9am –       A very private public breakfast – talk
11am –    Grand Regency Costumed Promenade and
                  attempt at the Guinness World Record
12noon –   Jane Austen’s Bath walking tour
12noon –   The Festival Fayre in the Guildhall
12.15pm –  Pride & Prejudice in 20mins – hourly
4pm –        Rummaging through the reticule – talk
4.15pm –   As danced on TV – dance workshop
7.30pm - Exsultate, Jubilate – Concert in Bath Abbey 
promenade1 Sunday 14th September 2014
8am –       Visit to Lyme Regis and tour – coach trip
10am –     A very private public breakfast – food
11am –     Jane Austen’s Bath walking tour
11am –     Hands on harps – workshop
2pm –       Reading Mansfield Park in Bath Central Library
2.30pm –  Jane Austen and the Pleasure Garden – walk
4pm –       Rummaging through the reticule – talk
4pm –       Hands on harps – workshop
7.30pm –  Austen’s women – Rebecca Vaughan
promenade1 Monday 15th September 2014
9am –       Your carriage awaits – minibus tour
10am –      Transports of delight – walking tour
11am –      You puzzle me exceedingly – Lauren Nixon
11.30am –  Your carriage awaits – minibus tour
1pm –        The First Quadrille – dance workshop
2pm –        Carriage to Meryton – minibus tour
2pm –        Reading Mansfield Park in Bath Central Library
3pm –        Behind the fashionable facade-Dr Amy Frost
4pm –        Regency Country Dances – dance workshop
7.30pm –   The Honours of the Table – demonstration
promenade1 Tuesday 16th September 2014
9am –        Your carriage awaits – minibus tour
10am –      ’None of your Queen Squares for us!…’ – walking tour
10.30am –  Rev George Austen’s Sundial – Regency Gadgets!
11.30am –  Your carriage awaits – minibus tour
12.45 –      Ranelagh Revisit’d –
                 Music of the pleasure gardens
2pm –        Reading Mansfield Park in Bath Central Library
2pm –        Carriage to Meryton – minibus tour
2.30pm –   No moral effect on the mind-Gillian Dooley
4pm –        Jane Austen her home and friends – walking tour
6.30pm –   Soup to Syllabub – talk and dinner
7.30pm –   Promise and Promiscuity – Penny Ashton
promenade1 Wednesday 17th September 2014
9am –       Your carriage awaits – minibus tour
9.30am –   Coach trip to Basildon Park (Netherfield in 2005 P&P)
10am –     ‘When a young girls fancy turns to…’ – walk
11.30am – Your carriage awaits – minibus tour
2pm –       Carriage to Meryton – minibus tour
2pm –       Reading Mansfield Park in Bath Central Library
2pm –       Promise and Promiscuity – Penny Ashton
4.30pm –   Portrait of a Lady? – with Hallie Rubenhold
8pm –       The Art of Social Grace – Etiquette lesson 
promenade1 Thursday 18th September 2014
9am –       Your Barouche awaits! – day trip to Hampshire
10am –     Churches and chapels in Austen – walking tour
10am –      As Danced on TV – intermediates dance workshop
10.30am – Jane, Caroline and me – Kelly Swain
2pm –       Reading Mansfield Park in Bath Central Library
2pm –       As danced in 1814 – beginners dance workshop
2pm –       Lover’s Vows – theatrical with Artifice
5pm –       The unsavoury tour – walk with Dickon Povey
6.30pm –   Soup to Syllabub – talk and dinner
8pm –        Lover’s Vows – theatrical with Artifice
promenade1 Friday 19th September 2014
9am –         Your Barouche awaits! – day trip to Hampshire
10am –      ’Our grand walk to Weston…’ – walking tour
11am –       Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen – with Dr Gaby Malcolm
12noon –    The Strangest Family – with Janice Hadlow
12.30pm –  ’A walk with death’ – CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS
1.30pm –    Pre-Ball dance workshop – Bath Sports Centre
2pm –         Reading Mansfield Park in Bath Central Library
4pm –         AUSTEN – a musical – theatrical
7pm –         Regency Costumed Masked Ball – in the Pump Rooms
7.30pm –    Twilight tour of No. 1 Royal Crescent
promenade1 Saturday 20th September 2014
10am –      A very private public breakfast – food
11am –      Jane Austen’s Bath – walking tour
11.30am – Let’s talk Mansfield Park - Prof John Mullan
2pm –       Reading Mansfield Park in Bath Central Library
2pm –       ‘Thy Trembling Strings’ – Harp concert
4pm –       Rummaging through the reticule – talk
5.30pm –   ‘Not the only Widow in Bath’ – Maggie Lane
7.30pm –   Northanger Abbey by Box Tale Soup
promenade1 Sunday 21st September 2014
10am –     A very private public breakfast – food
11am –     Jane Austen’s Bath – walking tour
12noon –  Mini-prom from Bath Abbey to Holburne Museum
2pm –      Reading Mansfield Park in Bath Central Library
4pm –      Rummaging through the reticule – talk
4pm –      Mansfield presents – theatrical
5.30pm –  Love & Friendship – theatrical
8pm –       Finale – Austentatious