2013 is the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Pride & Prejudice which is often considered as the best loved novel in the world.

Fans from all over the world will be celebrating the anniversary at Jane Austen Festival, taking place in the city of Bath, with concerts, etiquette and dancing lessons. Workshops and activities will also be held on the following themes – ‘How to dress Regency on a budget’, ‘How to cheat - short hair’ and ‘Walks’ –  around Sydney Pleasure Gardens and other places Jane Austen knew well.

There will also be several theatre performances of Pride & Prejudice and also Northanger Abbey (with puppets)

There will be a Regency Costume Fashion Show – probably the first time ever that Regency costumes have been shown this way.

The centre of Bath will come to a standstill as various performances such as a fantastic show of soldiers firing muskets in the Royal Crescent , dancers in Milsom Street and Parade Gardens take place.

Plus, don’t miss the Jane Austen Festival Regency Costumed Masked Ball with a reception at the Roman Baths followed by the Ball in the Pump Rooms


The Jane Austen Festival – 13th to 21st September 2013

Details on the website www.janeausten.co.uk/festivalhome

Family portrait (2013 Jane Austen Festival Louisville)

Photo source : ozimanndias8, http://flic.kr/p/fed1Wq, (CC BY 2.0)