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Saturday 10th September

In pursuit of Jane Austen - guided tour to Hampshire

Meet at 8.15pm (return 4.30pm)

Meet: 8:15am outside the Jane Austen Centre, 40 Gay Street, BA1 2NT

All day tour to Hampshire tracing Jane's footsteps and life. First her birthplace Steventon then Chawton where much of her writing took place. Visiting Winchester, King Alfred's capital of England and Jane's final resting place in the cathedral. Meander with guide Adge, through the ancient streets, impressive Peninsula Barracks and castle ruins. An unforgettable and atmospheric tour.

Tickets £90 (excludes entrance fees)

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A Very Private Public Breakfast

9am (duration 1hr 30mins)

Venue: Kinwarton, 3 Upper Camden Place, (part of) Camden Rd, BA1 5HX
Please arrive 10 minutes before start time.

Sample the delights of an 18th Century public breakfast just as Jane Austen did in Sydney Gardens. Bread rolls, toasted fruit bread, cake, tea (Jane Austen blend) or coffee – all in the private dining room of a typical Regency Bath house. Breakfast is accompanied with a talk by Jane Tapley.

Tickets £15

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Grand Regency Costumed Promenade

11.00am (duration 1 hour)

Meet: In front of Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, BA2 4DB 
Arrive from 9.30am, Promenade begins at 11am sharp

To take part buy your ticket, put on your costume and join 400+ people dressed in Regency style, for this world famous, spectacular official opening to the Festival. Accompanied by His Majesty's 33rd Regiment of Foot, and led by our own town crier, stroll through this beautiful city for approximately 1 hour. 

Tickets £16

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The Festival Fayre

11.30am - 3.30pm (duration 4 hours)

Venue: The Banqueting Room, The Guildhall, High Street, BA1 5AW

In the magnificent C18th Banqueting Room, stalls include: magnificent hats, fans, gloves, dresses, hair pieces, jewellery, reticules, masks and haberdashery.

Tickets £3 each on the door (Free to Promenade ticket holders)

Pride & Prejudice at the Fayre

Performances at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Venue: The Brunswick Room, The Guildhall, High Street, BA1 5AW

Set aside downstairs from the busy Fayre are four 20-minute performances of this very funny adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, the condensed version by Aardvark Theatre Company. Extremely popular and great fun!

Tickets £5 each on the door

Austen Undone

1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm, 4pm (duration 1 hour each)

Venue: Outside the Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, BA1 2QH

Back by popular demand! The award-winning Natural Theatre Company return to the streets of Bath with their highly entertaining promenade, wittily exploring the literary life, creative ideas, and adventures of Jane Austen. Austen’s apocryphal Undone is her lost first novel (well, it might be!). Containing original attempts of many of her celebrated characters and ideas, this is a fabulous melange of Austen favourites – with a hilarious twist. Experience the novel first-hand as it comes to life in the passages and parades of Austen’s Bath with duels, romance and scandal guaranteed!

Tickets £17

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Women in Wellington's Army

3pm

Venue: The 33rd Regiment of Foot Camp, Holburne Museum Grounds, Great Pulteney Street, BA2 4DB

The 33rd Regiment of Foot presents "Women in Wellington's Army", a talk about women's role on the battlefields in the Regency period. 

Free talk

Pre-Ball Dance Workshop

3.15pm (duration 1hr 45mins)

Venue: The Ballroom, Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, BA1 2QH

This workshop is for those who want to practice their Regency dancing moves for the Jane Austen Festival Ball in the evening. The workshop will start at 3.15 with learning the basics of how sets work, progression, some terminology and steps. From 3.30pm the workshop will focus on dance moves and learning some of the actual dances to be danced in the evening!

Tickets £15

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Jane Austen Festival Ball

7pm (duration 4 hours)

Venue: The Ballroom, Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, BA1 2QH

For 2022, The Jane Austen Festival is lucky enough to be holding their Regency Costumed ball in the stunning Bath Assembly Rooms. With calling and instruction provided by Liz Bartlett of the Jane Austen Dancers, with live music from Beau's Band. For those without Regency dance experience there is a separate workshop in the afternoon. This costumed event is a marvellous opportunity to wear your very best Regency gown or breeches. 2 course buffet supper included. 

Tickets £105

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