Lichfield Arts Festival Celebrates Anniversary of Austen’s Death

Lichfield Arts Festival Celebrates Anniversary of Austen’s Death

For those of you who live in the UK, there’s a wonderful event coming up July 7-15th, 2017, called the Lichfield Arts Festival, which, I understand, is West Midland’s pre-eminent multi-arts Festival. Jane Austen fans will be particularly interested because this year the festival is memorializing the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death.

Ellie Turner, one of the team members organizing the festival, has let us know that there are several festival events that will be of interest, not only to our British authors but to our fans and blog followers as well.

Here is some of the information Ms. Turner sends along: “On Friday, July 11th, the enduring story of the romance between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy will be read by award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson – dressed in Regency costume, in a drawing-room setting, in much the same way that Jane herself first read the story aloud to the Austen family and their closest friends. And weaving around those words will be Carl Davis’ magical score from the much loved BBC TV drama series of the 1990s. We will also be playing the BBC adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in full the day after.”

Here are some links with more information about festival events:

Austen’s Women

Pride & Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice Live

I also thought you might enjoy some images from previous Lichfield festival years!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To anyone who is able to make it to any of the Austen-related events, please be sure to check back in with us and let us know what it was like! I’m sure we’d all love to be there!

 

 

 

9 Responses to Lichfield Arts Festival Celebrates Anniversary of Austen’s Death

  1. Sounds fabulous… too bad I’m landlocked in Kentucky. For those who get to go… have a blast and enjoy.

  2. “…the enduring story of the romance between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy will be read by award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson …” How long does it take her to read P&P? When I was in school for many years we had someone come in and quote from memory Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol, but looking back I am wondering if it was not a condensed version as it was over by noon.

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