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Austen Sisters

18 Jul 2019

Address: Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, UK SO23 8SB
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A dramatic and diverting solo literary recital of readings from Jane and Cassandra Austen’s letters, prose and poetry about sisters on the anniversary of Jane’s death. Compiled and performed by Hampshire-based actress and speaker Rowan Suart, content includes extracts from Jane’s Juvenilia works and short stories, her novel Persuasion and Miss Austen poem, and Cassandra’s letter to their niece following Jane’s death.

Fresh from Alton’s Jane Austen Regency Week, and prior to Bath’s Jane Austen Festival 2018, this presentation provides a unique illustration of Jane Austen’s life from an early age and her relationship with Cassandra, as well as her preoccupation with sisters in her prose. Audience reviews: ‘Mesmerising – a delight and needs to be seen’ ‘So much more than a reading, it is a full performance’ ‘An excellent selection of original pieces and extracts’

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Access for wheelchair users
Adapted toilet
Hearing system
Level access toilet
Level access venue
Positive about disabled

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Tickets £12

Concessions £10

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By Bus

The Winchester Discovery Centre is served by a variety of local buses which stop outside the library on Jewry Street, including the 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, X24/25/26, 68, 86, 95/95A/96/96A, and 99/X99 which all stop outside the main entrance.

By Train

Winchester Discovery Centre is just a short five minute walk from Winchester Train Station.