Saturday 14th October to Tuesday 17th October
In partnership with Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
Laura Jamieson – 200 letters to Jane
Littleborough Library opening hours only
2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. In her short life she wrote not only six of the best loved novels in the English language, but a wealth of detailed letters – many to her beloved sister Cassandra – that provide a unique insight into their world.
200 Letters to Jane is a travelling letter writing bureau commissioned by Time to Read and designed by artist Laura /Jamieson. Laura invites you to sit down, write a letter and help create a new archive of letters, showing what it is like to live in the North West in 2017, much as Jane’s letters documented the minutiae of life in the early 1800’s. Everyone who writes a letter will receive a letter in return from another participant. At the end of the project, Laura will curate and design a digital book of 200 selected letters, one for each year of the anniversary, as homage to Austen’s work.
Saturday 21st October to Sunday 5th November
Sisters in Stitch Exhibition
Hare Hill House, Hare Hill Park
An exhibition of textile works by Littleborough’s very own Sisters in Stitch.
Open Saturday’s and Sunday’s only (further details to be announced).
Littleborough Arts Festival is a registered charity: 1156946