Austentation on Facebook
Austentation now has a Facebook page, should you care to indulge in such modernistic diversions - and you'll find more news updates there than on this primary website:
Austentation will be performing at the Mind Shop, in Jericho, Oxford on saturday 28th June from midday onwards. Absolutely free of course, though it would be excellent if you could take advantage of the shop while you are there!
As well as the usual roster of charity performances, Austentation have been asked to perform at a private event in Broughton Castle on saturday 31st May, as well as at Oxford's Ruskin College in Headington on 24th May.
Wokingham Town Hall, July 2013
Austentation performed a lecture (if that is the right phrase!) at Wokingham Town Hall, on the evening of Thursday 18th July - speaking on the life and times of Jane Austen and illustrating the theme with music and slides - and were very well received indeed.
Austentation have since received invitations to repeat the performance for other functions; for example in association with summer courses at the University of Oxford, and will be returning to Wokingham during 2014.
Keats' House Museum performance, June 2013
Austentation were honoured to be booked for a performance at Keats' House in London, on Sunday 2nd of June as part of the Keats 2013 Festival - a friendly, hugely successful appearance on what proved to be a cheerful English summer's day. A series of excellent photos are presented on a special page for the event - updated 15th June.
Waterstone's Bookshop in Oxford, 26 January
Austentation played at Oxford's Waterstone's bookshop in 26th January, as a very first event of the 200th Anniversary of the first publication of Jane Austn's 'Pride and Prejudice' in 1813. This event was one of the first of hundreds, world-wide, to celebrate the anniversary.
The performance gave rise to another photo shoot with our friend Clare Borg-Cook, and its results appear in our new, 2013 gallery page.
Oxford's Laura Ashley shop in Summertown, Saturday 8th December
This is the first occasion when the trio performed together at an Oxford venue.
A missive 13th October from Frank:
And a follow-up, 14th October:
Austentation performed at a private alumni function on saturday 30th June, at the Abbey School in Reading; alma mater both of Gillie Tunley, and of Jane Austen!
Have a look at the Media Page for new items, as Austentation get some exposure in the Oxford press - we're working on doing a better job during 2012.
Have a look at the Events Page to see what is going on from spring 2012 - we will post up items as and when they are arranged. Please read more!
Austentation are now getting bookings taking them well into next year - have a look first at the professionally recorded June concert at the Brighton Pavilion, parts of which are available on YouTube.
'It was a fabulous performance, and a rare chance to hear