Jane Austen 200

Performing Arts students have started the year taking part in the Jane Austen 200 project, a partnership project between theatre group Wet Picnic and the Hampshire Cultural Trust funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project combines detailed research gleaned from access to historical sites and Austen experts with interpretation through live and mediated performance created as the students’ own responses to Jane Austen’s legacy. The students have been exploring the lives of those who lived during the Regency era in Hampshire through the lens of Jane Austen’s life and work, and contrasting this with the experience of today’s connected social media generation.

As part of the interactive project, the students have recorded a sound workshop, available here, filmed 'Jane Austen at Alton College in 2018' with an Osmo camera and performed live with Wet Picnic in Alton High Street and the Allen Gallery as characters from Sense & Sensibility following a creative writing workshop with a novelist/lecturer from the University of Southampton. 

Find out more about studying Performing Arts at Alton College here