A harp player is hoping to stage a concert with Jane Austen connections in her home village of Chawton.

Mike Parker said: “I am considering hiring Chawton Village Hall to give a concert of late 18th and early 19th-century harp music. It will include some pieces from the Jane Austen Collection.

“But my unique selling point is that I have a harp that, if the provenance is to be believed, was owned by Jane’s cousin and sister-in-law, Eliza De Feullide, and I have some pieces from her personal harp book too. The repertoire will all be relevant to the time period that some of Jane’s family lived in Chawton. It would also include works by Sophia Dussek.”

Anyone interested in Mike’s idea can let him know by emailing [email protected]