Winchester Cathedral's plans to celebrate Pride and Prejudice 200th anniversary (From Basingstoke Gazette)
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Winchester Cathedral's plans to celebrate Pride and Prejudice 200th anniversary
12:00am Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in Leisure
AS PART of the national, and international, celebration of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Winchester Cathedral is to hold a series of special events.
On Saturday, January 26 at 2.30pm, there will be a special tour with cream tea, led by some of Jane Austen’s greatest fans amongst the Voluntary Guides, and leading from the Cathedral to the house where she and Cassandra lived whilst in Winchester during Jane’s final weeks.
It will then be repeated on the first Saturday of each month until September, with tours taking place on February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3 and September 7.
Tickets priced £10 are available from the box office on 01962 857 275 or online at winchester-cathedral.org.uk.
If you are an Austen fan looking for something a bit different to the tours, try Tea with Miss Austen on Saturday, March 16 at 3pm. Enjoy afternoon tea in the refectory followed by a spoken-word performance by Chapter & Verse entitled Jane Austen: a woman of her time – and ours? Tickets priced £14.95 are available from the box office.
Or visit another aspect, Jane Austen and the Navy. This two course lunch on Thursday, April 18 at 12.30pm will look beyond the demure enclosed family circle to her wider knowledge of the world. Focusing on letters between Jane and her naval brothers, discover how that correspondence found its way into her novels in the post lunch talk.
Tickets priced £18.95 are available from the box office. Details of the events are available from the website.