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Kent Branch : Diary of Events 2019

The events listed below are those specifically arranged by the Kent Branch of the Society. For details of other events related to Jane Austen (theatre productions, musical events, lectures, literary festivals etc), some of which may also be located in this area of the country, please refer to the Events UK page.

Saturday 16 March
at 11.30 am

AGM and Talk.

Speaker: Mark Ballard MA, RMARA on The Austens of Sevenoaks.
Venue: Hadlow Manor, Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 0JH.
Further details from Samantha Ford on 07590 526655 or e-mail

Saturday 13 April
at 12 noon for 12.30 pm

Novels Views Discussion Group

Subject: Sense and Sensibility
Venue: Shoreham, Kent.
Further details from Jackie Doorne via telephone (07891 128455) or e-mail

Saturday 8 June

Summer Event at Godmersham Park

1. Professor Jennie Bachelor will be giving a talk on her work on the Lady's Magazine, and also about her new book on The History of Embroidery
2. John White from the Select Society will be giving his performance of a Regency Dandy.

Further details from Samantha Ford on 07590 526655 or e-mail

Saturday 18 August

Austenian Ramble

Venue: Countryside around Eastwell Manor
Further details from Paul Morris on 07818 401454 or e-mail

Saturday 19 October

Novel Views: a Discussion on Sanditon

Our speaker, Jackie Doorne, will lead the discussion, inviting participants to devise endings for the novel.
Venue: Tonbridge

Saturday 23 November

Annual Winter Luncheon followed by talk.

Speaker: Dr Clare Walsh.
Title: 'Jane Austen's Christmas'
Venue: Broome Park, Barham, Kent CT4 6QX

Wednesday 11 December

Jane Austen's Birthday Celebration

Talk by Revd Michael Kenning, followed by tea.
Venue: St Peter & St Paul, Tonbridge TN9 1HD
Further details from Vivian Branson on 07785 760995 or e-mail