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May 2019

Contemplating Northanger Abbey

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£26.50

Northanger Abbey is unique in the canon of Jane Austen’s novels as a satire of the popular Gothic genre. During this course, prepare to delve, discuss and explore the intricacies of this classic novel. Keen readers are welcome and this course assumes no former study of the novel. If you love reading Austen’s fiction and are now curious about what makes Northanger Abbey unique, this is the course for you. 10 & 17 May · 2 Fridays · 3pm–5pm £26.50…

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JANE AUSTEN BALL

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Wilfrid Noyce Centre, Crown Court Carpark
Godalming, Surrey GU7 1DY United Kingdom
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£35

Party like its 1799 at a Jane Austen Ball! Enjoy a glorious Regency supper as Miss Austen’s characters are brought to life. Learn Regency dancing. Win amazing prizes!

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Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.80

Churchill’s plays are classed as ‘socialist’ and ‘feminist’, but this is a limited definition. She explores compelling subject matter, challenges convention and experiments with theatre form. Top Girls, set in the 1980s, explores the predicament of the modern woman, but despite all the political stuff, it is a jolly good read with room for discussion. Please bring a copy of the play with you. Thursday 30 May · 10am–1pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 Members)  

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