Festival Place

Festival Place is our headline sponsor and presentation partner for Sitting With Jane. It is one of the biggest shopping centres in the south and is proud to host the event.

Festival Place was the first of many organisations committing to this special art project.

“Sitting With Jane is such an exciting project bringing together modern creativity with a celebration of the area’s rich heritage – we expect it to bring visitors from far and wide. Jane Austen is an important but rarely celebrated part of this area’s history. 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.