Sitting With Jane

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen - one of the world's best-known novelists who was born and lived in the borough of Basingstoke for more than half of her life.

Working together with Destination Basingstoke and Wild in Art, we will be bringing to the area the 'Sitting with Jane' public art trail which will consist of 24 bookbenches' - each one effectively a 3D canvas - uniquely-designed and hand-painted.

These bookbenches are situated around Basingstoke and Deane, Chawton, Alton and Winchester, and all have a Jane Austen Theme.

The bookbenches will be free to see and visit between June 17 and August 31, before they are auctioned on Friday, September 15 at The Ark Conference Centre, in Basingstoke. Seventy-five per cent of the proceeds from the auction will go to Ark Cancer Centre Charity, leaving a lasting legacy as the money will help to fund the much-needed cancer treatment centre that will be built in the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust area.

The auction is your only opportunity to buy and own one of these unique bookbenches, and it is hoped that each bookbench will raise several thousand pounds for the charity.

AUCTION DETAILS

6.30PM REGISTRATION, DRINK, 7.30PM AUCTION

AT: THE ARK CONFERENCE CENTRE, DINWOODIE DRIVE, BASINGSTOKE, RG24 9NN

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE ARK CANCER CHARITY         Please complete your ticket application form and send with your payment to info@arkcancercharity.org.uk

£10pp includes auction catalogue, welcome drink & canapes.  No entry without a valid ticket. Registration will be required to BID at the auction.

Please make cheques for tickets payable to Ark Cancer Centre Charity. 

Send cheques to Ark Cancer Centre Charity, Dinwoodie Drive, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9NN.

To register your interest to BID at the auction, please complete the form below and return it to info@arkcancercharity.org.uk

Or complete your registration to BID online at :-

 

 

Jane Devonshire 'SittingWithJane'