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Today July 18th 2017, sees the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. The Times has printed her obituary:

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To commemorate this anniversary we are holding a ‘Tea With Mr D’arcy day’ at Nottingham Mechanics this Saturday (22nd).

We have a few places left if you’d like to join us

the itinerary:

10am Introductions and housekeeping

So who was Mr Darcy?

10.30am D’arcy’s creator – Jane Austen  1775-1817

11am Coffee

11.15am Austen and food

12.noon Lunch

12.30pm ‘6 novels in 6 minutes’

1pm. Guest speaker – John Webb on Austen and music

1.20pm Cooks, recipes and satire

2pm Jane Austen’s ‘Sweethearts’

2.15pm D’arcy’s Feast

2.30pm Cream tea    cream tea


The cost of the day is £14 to include a cream tea

email ncleaver@wea.org.uk to book place or tel 0115 9628400