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Jane Austen Regency Week

About Us

Welcome to the Jane Austen Regency Week, an annual 9-day festival is held in Alton and Chawton in Hampshire (UK) each year. The 2017 festival is now over, but photos are on our Facebook page. For those booking early, next year's dates are 16th - 24th June 2018. Tickets will go on sale at the beginning of January 2018.

In 2017 there were 29 events including talks, singing, walks, dancing, house and garden tours, embroidery workshops, cream teas, film showing, cricket, supper and music. We are already thinking about events for 2018, offering you another interesting and entertaining week of events. 

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

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 Jane Austen Regency Week and we hope to see you in 2018.

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.