August 2019 – Newsletter
There are just under four weeks until the start of the 2019 Jane Austen Festival. We are so excited to welcome Austen fans from all over the world to Bath next month- if you will be joining us, then we look forward to seeing you. If you will be joining in the fun at home through following our social media accounts, then we hope you enjoy that as well. We’ll try to share as much of our most spectacular events as we can!
If you are still thinking about which events to go to, then do join Bath favourites, The Natural Theatre Company, for one of their hilarious Austen Undone walking tours around Bath on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September.
If you can’t join us on the first weekend, The Naturals will be putting on a performance of Austen’s scandalous novella, Lady Susan, on Wednesday 18th September.
Comedy fans will also enjoy Karen Eterovich’s “Cheer from Chawton“, returning to Bath for the fourth time, on Saturday 21st September. Budding actors can also join Karen’s acting masterclass on bringing Austen characters to life.
Check out our programme for full details of all our events…
July 2019 – Newsletter
Tickets to the 2019 Jane Austen Festival are now on general sale!
They are selling fast, and our Country Dance at the Assembly Rooms is already sold out. Fear not- if you are feeling heartbroken at missing out on a ticket, consider one of these events instead…
Our Regency Costumed Masked Ball, on Friday 20th September. A drinks reception at the Roman Baths followed by dancing and dinner in the Pump Rooms. This is the most visually spectacular of all our events, and a chance to wear your Regency finest.
Day of Dance on Monday 16th September. Two dance workshops at the beautiful Assembly Rooms in Bath, followed by a narrated dance performance given by the Jane Austen Dancers.
“To Be Fond of Dancing”, a hour’s talk by Charlotte Cumper of the Jane Austen Dancers on the rules of dancing in Jane Austen’s time. How did the Netherfield Ball differ from the Meryton Assembly? Why couldn’t Catherine Morland just refuse to dance with John Thorpe?
June 2019 – Newsletter
Greetings from sunny Bath,
There are just ten more days until tickets to the Jane Austen Festival 2019 go on general sale… You can find a pdf of the official programme on our website here.
One wonderful thing about the Jane Austen Festival is that everyone who comes is a book-lover- it gives us all something in common and something to bond over!
Amongst the authors we are welcoming to the Festival this year are:
– Cass Grafton and Ada Bright, who will be launching their eBook “The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen”, a wonderful work (set right here in the Jane Austen Festival!) on Friday 13th September. They’ll be interviewed at our Pre-Festival Get-Together by Gabrielle Malcolm, author of “Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen”.
-Carrie Kablean, author of “What Kitty Did Next”. Carrie will be discussing her novel, following Kitty after the events of Pride and Prejudice, in a free event on Saturday 14th September.
– Sophie Andrews, author of “Be More Jane”. Sophie will be holding an informal Q&A session, as well as signing copies of her book, on Tuesday 17th September.