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And finally . . .
The Branch’s Jane Austen Trip to Bath
Sunday 10 September 2017
Leaving the Swansea Leisure Centre car park at 8.30am prompt.
Leaving Bath at 6.00pm, arriving back in Swansea at 8.00pm.
Cost for bus only: £14 for branch members; £16 for non-
Here are details of Jane Austen Festival events. These should be arranged by the individuals to suit themselves.
Jane Austen Festival: http://www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk/festival-
Please note that the Festival has no cancellation policy.
Join Dr Amy Frost on a special tour of Beckford’s Tower revealing the connections between Jane Austen and one of Bath’s most romantic characters, the eccentric collector William Beckford. The tower is an extraordinary building with an amazing collection.
Performances (1 hour’s duration) at: 1.30pm; 2.00pm; 2.30pm; 3.00pm; 4.00pm.
‘No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be an heroine…’ So begins Austen’s first novel, though not published until after her death in 1817. Partly set in Bath, you can still find in the city today locations mentioned in the book.
‘Jane Austen never liked Bath’. In this walk, guide Dr Moira Rudolf seeks to redress the balance and bring to life certain aspects of the city Jane enjoyed very much indeed: her home at 4 Sydney Place, the wonders and marvels of Sydney Gardens – sham castle, labyrinth, grotto, canal; the delightfully situated Spring Gardens and the pretty riverside location of Harrison’s Walks.
Highly acclaimed director of not just the 1995 BBC’s Pride & Prejudice but also Smiley’s People, Mother Love,episodes of Rosemary and Thyme, Midsomer Murders, plus many many more. Simon has agreed to let us in on some behind the scenes secrets of filming costume drama and about the famous wet shirt scene in Pride & Prejudice.
What did Jane Austen and her characters keep in their reticules? All will be revealed when the contents of this 18th-
To book your seat on the bus, please pay in full as soon as possible.
Cash to Caroline Franklin or Ray Savage at HA events.
Cheques (payable to The Historical Association) to be sent to: Ray Savage, 23 Birchwood Close, Bryncoch, Neath, SA10 7UP.