2017 is the 200th anniversary of the death of local literary icon and local resident Jane Austen
The Town Council has a number of events planned throughout the year to help commemorate the nations favourite author, her work and her association with Alton. Please see http://www.altonevents.co.uk/ for more information.
The Town Council is pleased to be associated with Regency Week - 17th to 25th June 2017 in various locations in Alton and Chawton
This is a whole week packed full of Regency themed events celebrating the towns connection with the historically important and iconic writer, Jane Austen. Jane Austen's spent the last eight years of her life living in the village of Chawton near Alton. Her 18th-century fromer residence is now a small private museum - please click here for Jane Austen’s House Museum.
This year's Regency Week takes place from 17th-25th June 2017 and is includes Regency Day in Alton Town Centre on 17th June, The Regency Ball, Chawton Vintage Fair, Guided Walks, Talks & Tours, Victorian Cricket Tournament and the Regency Supper to name a few. The full programme of events is available form the Jane Austen Regency Week website