Headline Sponsor Festival Place

Festival Place are the proud headline sponsor and presentation partner for ‘Sitting With Jane’ and they are really excited about the positive impact it will have on Basingstoke and the surrounding area.

“Sitting With Jane is such an exciting project bringing together modern creativity with a celebration of the area’s rich heritage – which we know will be of interest to such a wide range of people – we expect it to bring visitors from far and wide.”
 
“It is a wonderful innovation, and typical of the sort of projects Destination Basingstoke undertakes to showcase the area, so we are delighted to be associated with it.”
 
“Jane Austen is an important but rarely celebrated part of this area’s history and this hidden gem is something that we should be inspired by –  her novels, characters and their themes are just as relevant today. She used to shop in Basingstoke, and as modern woman in her own time, I am sure she would have appreciated what Festival Place has to offer today!” said Steven Connolly, Director of Festival Place.