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University of Winchester

Two Hundred Years of Autumn

Keats in Winchester

Autumn 2019 is the bicentenary of John Keats’s famous sojourn in Winchester – a stay during which he wrote his immortal ode To Autumn.

In honour of this notable anniversary, the University of Winchester is staging Two Hundred Years of Autumn, a celebration of Keats at Theatre Royal Winchester, as part of Winchester’s Keats in Winchester programme of events.

In collaboration with Hampshire Writers’ Society, Hampshire Cultural Trust, Winchester Poetry Festival, Winchester Writers’ Festival and Theatre Royal Winchester’s Youth Theatre, as well as our friends from the Keats Foundation and the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association, the show will include performances of Keats’s work and of the winning entries in regional Keatsian writing competitions, as well as music, song and specially written scenes from Keats’s life adapted from his correspondence.

The show will also feature special performances from Blue Apple Theatre, Storm Cloud Theatre and the Bard Buskers.

Presented by the University of Winchester’s Faculty of Arts, in collaboration with Theatre Royal Winchester, Hampshire Writers’ Society and Winchester Writers’ Festival.

Proceeds from ticket sales go to Live Theatre Winchester Trust to support its creative learning work.