Jane Austen's Worthing EVENTS

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TICKETS FOR ALL EVENTS ARE AVAILABLE FROM :
WORTHING MUSEUM & ART GALLERY,
CHAPEL ROAD, BN11 1HP
TEL. 01903 221448

THE EXHIBITION: Georgian Room, Chatsworth Hotel, Steyne Gardens, BN11 3DU

inside

Open Daily
Saturday 23 May Sunday 7 June
10.00 am 3.00 pm
(Closed Monday 1 June)
FREE ADMISSION

event diary at a glance

Date Time Event
Sat 23 May 10.00 am GRAND OPENING!
Free admission. All welcome
Sat 23 May 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm Writers’ Workshop – Jane Austen Inspires!
The Jane Austen Writer in Residence will be hosting this writers’ workshop, aimed at both experienced writers and relative beginners. The Writer in Residence will be inspiring creativity, giving useful writing tips, and setting writing ‘goals’ to be achieved during the festival.
(Tickets – £6, to include tea and cake.)
Sun 24 May 11.00 am – 3.30 pm Carriage and Horses Experience
Maple Leaf Carriages will be providing a safe and
professional15-minute carriage ride around the heart of Worthing, starting from outside the Chatsworth Hotel at 20-minute intervals during the hours shown above. Experience the town as Jane Austen would have done!
(Tickets – Adult £12, Child £6. Must be booked in advance,
as this event is expected to sell out quickly.)
Mon 25 May 4.00 pm Historical Walk – Evans's Guide to Georgian Worthing
Chris Hare of History People UK leads a walk through the heart of Georgian and Regency Worthing, following in the footsteps of the Rev. John Evans, who published the first guide-book to Worthing in 1805, the year of Jane Austen’s visit.
Meet outside the Swan, High Street. The walk is two miles in length and will last 90 minutes.
(Tickets – £2. Advance booking advised.)
Wed 27 May 3.00 pm Historical Walk – A Tour of 'Old Sanditon'
Chris Hare leads a walk around Broadwater, which almost certainly served as the model for ‘Old Sanditon’ in Jane Austen’s final, unnished novel. Meet at the entrance to St Mary's Church, Broadwater. The walk is a mile and a half in length and will last 90 minutes.
(Tickets – £2. Advance booking advised.)
Thurs 28 May 7.00 pm Film Event – ‘Bride and Prejudice’
A special screening of this Bollywood movie , in association with Worthing Film Club, with an Indian snack buffet served from 7.00 pm.
The film will start at 7.30 pm.
(Tickets – £12 adult, £6 child, to include snack buffet. Booking ahead essential.)
Sat 30 May 3.00 pm Historical Talk – Worthing in the Age of Jane Austen
Antony Edmonds, author of Jane Austen's Worthing: The Real Sanditon, describes the exciting, colourful and fast-growing little town that Worthing was in the first two decades of the nineteenth century, and tells the story of some of its remarkable residents and visitors.
(Tickets – £3.)
Sun 31 May 10.00 am – 3.00 pm Free Family Fun Day
Bring the family along for children’s workshops celebrating Georgian Worthing and Jane Austen. All the activities are free, but signing up in advance at Worthing Museum is advised. The workshops include:
10.00 am – History Walk and Talk;
11.40 am – Arts & Crafts;
1.30 pm – Regency Dance class (open to both adults and children);
2.10 pm – Arts & Crafts and Regency Dance.
Sun 31 May 11.00 am – 3.30 pm Carriage and Horses Experience
Maple Leaf Carriages will be providing a safe and
professional15-minute carriage ride around the heart of Worthing, starting from outside the Chatsworth Hotel at 20-minute intervals during the hours shown above. Experience the town as Jane Austen would have done!
(Tickets – Adult £12, Child £6. Must be booked in advance,
as this event is expected to sell out quickly.)
Sun 31 May 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm Georgian Concert and Dance Display
A trio of professional musicians, including a harpsichordist, cellist and viola player, will be playing classical music with which Jane Austen would have been familiar. A Georgian dance display will also take place – dress up if you have a Regency outfit at home!
(Tickets – Adult £12, Child £6, to include tea and cake.)
Mon 1 June ALL DAY Schools Day (closed to the public)
All local schools have been oered places at this exciting event, which will include a historical treasure search around town, a Regency dance workshop, and English extension activities.
Organised by Kevin Newman, from All-Inclusive History.
Wed 3 June 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm Art Workshop – Jane Austen Inspires!
The Austen Artist in Residence will share their skills and ‘processes’ and explain what inspires them about the exhibition. What have local artists been working on over the past two weeks? Learn practical tips on how to
develop your own artistic talents.
(Tickets – £6, to include tea and cake.)
Thurs 4 June 7.00 pm Film Event – ‘Sense and Sensibility’
A special screening of Emma Thompson’s brilliant film version of Jane Austen’s novel, in association with Worthing Film Club, with a snack buffet served from 7.00 pm. The film will start at 7.30 pm.
(Tickets – £12 adult, £6 child, to include snack buffet.
Booking ahead essential.)
Sat 6 June 3.00 pm Historical Talk – Jane Austen's Visit and the Sanditon Connection
Antony Edmonds, author of Jane Austen's Worthing: The Real Sanditon, describes Jane Austen's visit of 1805, and discusses the many similarities between Worthing and the town of Sanditon in the novel she began writing in 1817, the year of her death.
(Tickets – £3.)
Sun 7 June 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm End-of-Event Party
The final ‘Hurrah’! Festival organiser Melody Bridges will summarise the events that have taken place over the course of the festival and share the work of the Artist and Writer in Residence. Chris Hare and Ann Feloy from History People UK will be giving a talk about folk music of the Jane Austen era, and their small choir will perform songs of the period. Look out for a surprise visit from Mr Darcy!
(Tickets – £12 adult, £6 child, to include wine and
snacks. Booking ahead essential.)