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Jane Austen Regency Week About Us

Welcome to the Jane Austen Regency Week, a 9-day festival held in Alton and Chawton in Hampshire (UK) each year.

The 2021 festival was planned to run from Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th June. The continuing restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic were a great concern to us and we have been exploring what might be possible. We have now made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Regency Week.

We still hope it might be possible to run one or two events later in the Summer or during the Autumn of 2021, but it is too early to make any definite plans yet. One of these could be the Ball and we are currently in discussion with the Hampshire Regency Dancers, the Hampshire Regency Players and a couple of venues to see if this could happen.

If you still have your tickets for the Ball and would like to keep them either for later this year or next year we are happy to arrange this for you. If, however, you would now like to have your ticket money refunded please let us know and we will do so as soon as the Alton Community Centre reopens in May as we need their administrative support to action this.

We will be sending out regular bulletins through our email list during the intervening months to keep you up to date as our plans evolve. We will also keep the website updated. We are grateful for your loyalty over the years and hope that we may be able to celebrate the 2022 Jane Austen Regency Week (18th June – 26th June) in style.

In the mean time, we invite you to explore this site to find out about the Jane Austen Regency Week.

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 is run on a non-commercial basis by a group of volunteers and participating organisations. It is funded through ticket sales, sponsorship and advertising.