Regency Week

Regency Week: Jane Austen: Zero to Hero in 200 years

A talk by Sue and Martyn Dell exploring how an author who died in relative obscurity in 1817 is now known, and loved, throughout the world. Part of Jane Austen Regency Week 2018

When did she become so famous, and why? It will also look at events commemorating the 200th anniversary of her death in 2017 mainly from the perspective of Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton in which she lived for the last eight years of her life.

Martyn and Sue are both closely involved at Jane Austen's House Museum - Sue as Collections Volunteer, Martyn as Trustee and Steward.

The talk will be preceded by teas at the Allen Gallery from 5.30pm, with the option to sit in the garden if the weather permits.

Event Details


Thursday 21 June 2018, from 7.30pm until 8.30pm


Allen Gallery, Church Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2BW



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About Regency Week

The Jane Austen Regency Week is run on a non-commercial basis by a group of volunteers and participating organisations. It is funded through ticket sales, grants from Alton Town Council and East Hampshire District Council, and by advertisers in our programme.

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