Jane Austen Love Fest

Join us for a unique, online celebration of love in Jane Austen's life and work. From romantic love to that of sisters, friends and family, love for homes and long country walks - and our own enduring love of Jane Austen's novels, and for Jane herself.

Sunday 14 February
5:00pm — 6:00pm
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Sophie Andrews. Photograph ©Brian Hubbard

Join us for a special Valentine’s Day celebration of love in Jane Austen’s life and work. With a fun and eclectic line up of talks, readings, music and games, this special online event will give you the chance to indulge your love of Jane Austen’s life and works, and to share them with fellow fans around the world.

In this event we’ll be exploring the theme of love in Jane Austen’s novels – from Mr Darcy to Captain Wentworth, via Mr Wickham..! We’ll look at sisterly and familial love too – starting with Jane and Lizzy Bennet, whose relationship contains so many echoes of the love that Jane shared with her own dear sister Cassandra. And what about love for a family home, or love of nature (and long muddy walks)?

We’ll also share some of the love stories in Jane Austen’s own life, of which tantalising glimpses survive in her letters, and test your knowledge with a mini Jane Austen quiz.

Alongside all of this we will celebrate Jane Austen’s enduring legacy with poetry from our Writer in residence Ellora Sutton; and enjoy a mini keynote address from Sophie Andrews – author, founder of the Jane Austen Pineapple Appreciation Society, and all round Jane Austen superfan.

Regency dress optional, but encouraged!

Jeremy Knight celebrating our 70th anniversary with Duke of Wellington’s dancer, Yasmin Zaman.

Time: 5pm – 6pm (GMT) 

Duration: 1 hour 

Price: ÂŁ10

Please note: to give us time to prepare for the event, tickets will come off sale at 3pm on Sunday

This event will take place on Zoom. Please provide a valid email address, as we will email you a joining link in the run up to the event.

If you are joining as a group or household, please buy one ticket for each person attending. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Museum.