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Fairfax House, York: Dress in the Age of Jane Austen

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Fairfax House, York


Dress in the Age of Austen with Hilary Davidson


Opening time: 7.00pm 
Location: Fairfax House 
Cost: £14.00 (York Civic Trust members and Friends of Fairfax House £12.00, Students £8.00)
Jane Austen's lifetime and her career as a writer encompass one of the most interesting periods of fashion development. This talk, by Curator of Fashion at The Museum of London Hilary Davidson, will look at this time of great change, from the French Revolution to the Regency: how events great and small influenced fashion, and Jane Austen’s own relationship with dress in her life and novels.

Tickets: £14.00 (York Civic Trust members and Friends of Fairfax House £12.00, Students £8.00)
For tickets contact Fairfax House on 01904 655543 or call in during House opening hours.

From their website:
Come and unlock the splendour within the finest Georgian town house in England. A classical architectural masterpiece of its age, Fairfax House was originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax. Its richly decorated interior was designed by York's most distinguished eighteenth-century architect, John Carr.

Extensively adapted in the twentieth century as a cinema and dance hall, Fairfax House was saved from decay and returned to its former glory by York Civic Trust in 1982-84.

Today, Fairfax House once more transports you to the splendour of city-living in Georgian York, the centre of polite society. The superb Noel Terry collection of furniture, clocks, paintings and decorative arts, described by Christie's as one of the finest private collections of the twentieth century, perfectly complements the house, bringing it to life and creating a special lived-in feeling.

With an exciting programme of special events and changing exhibitions, there is always a reason to visit Fairfax House.