Thursday, August 29, 2013

Celebrating Jane Austen



This year marks the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice and Salterbridge House is an ideal place to celebrate Jane Austen. Set amidst beautiful grounds above the river Blackwater, it was built in 1750. Substantially altered in the 19th century, the house and oak panelled hall sets the scene for a feast of Jane Austen activities on Sunday, 6th October. Regency dress is optional, with a prize for the best dressed participant. Changing rooms will be available for those who wish to complete their toilette on arrival.

Dr. Sophia Hillan, author and lecturer on Irish literature will speak about "Cassandra's Star, Jane Austen's nieces in Ireland". This talk expands on her successful recent work: May, Lou and Cass, and brings new and exciting detail to the topic. Signed copies of this book will be available to buy on the day.

Our imaginative chefs have created an Austen inspired three course lunch for you to enjoy at your leisure.

In the afternoon Empire Line Productions present Ladies of Jane, Scenes and Musings from the Pen of Jane Austen. This theatrical delight is a must for all Jane Austen fans who will be treated to an unforgettable bouquet of amusing, tender and dramatic scenes from her much loved novels. Directed by Mary Curtin, starring Judy Donovan, Rachel O'Connell and Vanessa Hyde, Ladies of Jane is perfectly suited to performance in the gracious surroundings of the oak panelled hall.

Date: Sunday 6th October 10.30-4.30

Venue: Salterbridge House, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford:

10.30 am Coffee with a short talk about Salterbridge House

11.00 am Lecture Cassandra's Star : Jane Austen's nieces in Ireland

1.00 pm Luncheon in Salterbridge House Dining Room

2.45 pm Theatre Ladies of Jane, Scenes and Musings from the Pen of Jane


4.00 pm Afternoon Tea in the drawing room and Costume Parade & Judging

Full Day ticket( numbers strictly limited) EUR75 with all refreshments.

Lecture only /play only ticket EUR25 per session.

Booking: 058 54952/ 087 2030763

Susie Wingfield , Salterbridge, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

Proceeds from this event are in aid of the Lismore Hall Restoration Fund. Cheques to: St. Carthage's Cathedral, Lismore Hall appeal.


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