If you feel that “There is a monsterous deal of stupid quizzing, & common-place nonsense talked, but scarcely any wit”, then we encourage to attend any or all of these events on Jane’s social calendar for “It is such a happiness when good people get together — and they always do.”
From lectures, teas, dances, and Jane’s Birthday there is something to attend yourself in the realm of a Janeite. Anyway, do not fret should you find yourself required to go alone because “from the whole she deduced this useful lesson, that to go previously engaged to a ball, does not necessarily increase either the dignity or enjoyment of a young lady.”
Memories are to be made and friends are to be had, “But remember that the pain of parting from friends will be felt by everybody at times, whatever be their education or state.”
See you there!
In the St. Louis Region’s March 27 Zoom presentation, “What Jane Saw,” Anastasia Biermann and Kathie Bassett will reveal the world of Jane Austen through the fine and decorative arts that were familiar to her, focusing on art and architecture. We’ll examine the fine art of Sir Joseph Reynolds, Rolinda Sharples, and J. M. W. Turner, as well as the decorative arts of Wedgwood china and wallpaper treatments. We’ll also explore the places where Austen lived and visited during her 41 years, like Steventon, Bath, Chawton, and Winchester. We’ll immerse ourselves in some of the visual delights of the Georgian era for an afternoon—and perhaps add a few more places to our post-COVID travel wish lists!
This event is open to everyone. Zoom instructions will be sent via email.