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All things Austen – This September

The Jane Austen Festival is back, from the 14th to the 23rd September!

Ten wonderful days of celebrating all things Austen in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath – Most tickets are on sale with Bath Box Office

Click here to read a review from last year’s event : www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk/2017-festival-review/

& click here to view the full programme: www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk/festival-programme/

THE REGENCY COSTUMED PROMENADE  15th September 

…For a celebration of Jane Austen, don your bonnet and visit in July or September, as the Jane Austen Costumed Summer Ball and Jane Austen Festival bring Regency revelry back to the Georgian streets of Bath.


Departs: 11am
From: The Royal Crescent Lawn

Finishes: Parade Gardens near Bath Abbey
Duration: Approximately 1 hour

His Majesty’s 33rd Regiment of Foot – September 15th

at The Holburne Museum

For the opening weekend of the Jane Austen Festival, re-enactment group, His Majesty’s 33rd Regiment of Foot, will be camping out on the Holburne’s front lawn. Experience what life would have been like for a soldier living in Austen’s time through talks, demonstrations of drill, and displays of camp life. The Regiment will also be leading the popular annual Austen promenade on the morning of Saturday 15 September

Jane Austen Festival: Tour of Beckford’s Tower – September 16th

at Beckford’s TowerA special tour of the tower: the main museum room, the loggia above the front steps, 127-steps up to the Belvedere and panoramic views.

Join Amy Frost for a special tour of the tower: the main museum room, the loggia above the front steps, 127-steps on the spiral pink staircase up to the Belvedere and panoramic views. The Victorian cemetery is just as atmospheric, with its arches and gates and more views.

Lecture: Jane Austen the Radical – September 17th

at Museum of Bath Architecture

Illuminating the radical subjects within Jane Austen’s novels, including slavery, poverty and feminism.

Helena Kelly, author of ‘Jane Austen: The Secret Radical’ presents a lecture on the subject, revealing her reassessment of the life and work of Jane Austen as a subversive and daring, truly radical writer.  Focusing on the serious, ambitious, subversive nature of this writer, the lecture will illuminate the radical subjects within Jane Austen’s novels, including slavery, poverty and feminism.  The author reveals the real Jane Austen: a clever, clear-sighted woman “of information”, aware of what was going on in the world and sure about what she thought of it.  This is perfectly aligned with our 2018 lecture series celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage and connects with the role of Georgian women in the fight for gender equality.

Jane Austen’s Persuasion: A Musical Drama September 19th – 20th

at The Mission Theatre

Chamber Opera Tours brings its original musical adaptation to the Jane Austen Festival in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Persuasion.

Chamber Opera Tours is thrilled to bring its original musical adaptation to the Jane Austen Festival in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Persuasion.  This popular production has toured the UK and North America the past five years and features music from Jane Austen’s manuscripts, fully staged with chamber orchestra, beautiful Regency costumes, projected scenery, and world-champion Irish dancers!

Jane Austen Festival Evening Tours September 21st

at No. 1 Royal Crescent

Join Jane Austen Festival-goers on exclusive Jane Austen-themed tours of No. 1 Royal Crescent.