We’ll try to be better about doing these updates of local events of interest to Jane Austen fans. Actually, if a Gentle Reader would like to take over the compilation and posting of these events, let us know!
Spring events are being conducted by various JASNA regions. Check out the website (or call the Regional Coordinator) of your local region to find out what is coming up (not all are listed at the first link). Many events are open to JASNA members only, but if you live in the U.S. or Canada and you’re not a JASNA member, why in the world not? 😉
May 9, 2010, Gore Place, Waltham, Massachusetts – Celebrate Mother’s Day at Gore Place with a Mother’s Day Tour, “Remarkable Women: Austen, Dolley, and Mrs. G.” at 1 and 3 p.m. tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 5 to 12.
This special tour of the mansion will compare the lives of Jane Austen, Dolley Madison and Rebecca Gore. Before the tour, tea and cake will be served. Advanced tickets required. Call: (781) 894-2798.
May 29-November 5, 2010, Keswick, Cumbria – Tim Luscombe’s adaptation of Northanger Abbey will be performed at the Theatre by the Lake. Tickets are £8-23 and can be purchased online. (We love the accompanying photo. The bonnets are teh awesome, not to mention the very picturesque castle.)
June 26-27, 2010, Gore Place, Waltham, Massachusetts – Gore Place will conduct Jane Austen Tours, “The Art of Romance in the Austen Era,” at 1 and 3 p.m.
Throughout the year, Gore Place offers tours of the beautiful 1806 Federal period mansion with a special twist. During the Jane Austen Tours, visitors join a guide in period costume using Austen’s words to describe life in this early nineteenth century country manor house.
Tickets are $12. Advanced tickets recommended. Call: (781) 894-2798.
July 10-11, 2010, Locust Grove, Louisville, Kentucky – JASNA Louisville Region presents the Third Annual Jane Austen Festival at Historic Locust Grove. The keynote speaker this year will be Kim Wilson, author of Tea with Jane Austen and In the Garden with Jane Austen. Other events include workshops, a fashion show, and a great vendor room, especially if you’re into historic costume. Don’t forget to sign up for tea and the Jane Austen Ball. Information about tickets will be forthcoming in mid-May.