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Jane Austen Regency Week

About Us

Welcome to our new mobile-friendly website for the Jane Austen Regency Week. This annual 9-day festival is held in Alton and Chawton in Hampshire (UK) each year, this year taking place 17th - 25th June 2017.

In 2017 there are 29 events for you to chose from including talks, singing, walks, dancing, house and garden tours, embroidery workshops, cream teas, film showing, cricket, supper and music. Find out more in our Events listings. Note that the Events page does not always display the events taking place outside of Alton, so make sure that you tick the boxes next to the four event locations on the right-hand side and click 'Find Events'.

You can now view and download the PDF of our 2017 printed Programme from our Archive page

This year marks both the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's passing and 10 years of the Jane Austen Regency Week. Hampshire Cultural Trust has chosen Jane Austen as their theme for 2017, under the 'Jane Austen 200' banner, with a range of events taking place throughout the year. The Jane Austen Regency Week is part of this and we encourage you to look at the dedicated website to find out more about the other Jane Austen events taking place in Hampshire this year.

The Jane Austen Regency Week celebrates both our local internationally-acclaimed writer, and a very interesting period of history, encouraging people to explore their cultural heritage. The Jane Austen Regency Week started as a single event in 2005, then it grew to a weekend. Finally, in 2008, it launched with its current name and covered a whole week of individual events. It continues to grow and develop, encouraging Jane Austen devotees to come from far and wide to see our picturesque corner of Hampshire.

We invite you to explore this site to find out about the 2017 Jane Austen 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.

HugoFox very kindly provide us with this website for free as part of their community provision. They also offer websites for local businesses for a fee, but all their websites allow users to advertise events, jobs, news and offers. And who is Hugo Fox? Apparently it's the name of a family member of the company providing the service. They are based in Whitchurch in Hampshire, so whilst this website is template-driven, alterations and corrections are considered by the operating company.