We have a busy weekend in the run up to Charlotte’s birthday.
Tomorrow at 7.30pm, William Atkins, author of The Moor: Life, Landscape, Literature will be giving a talk at West Lane Baptist Centre in Haworth. The book is described as a mixture of history, literary criticism and nature writing, and Haworth Moor has a starring role! The event is part of our Contemporary Arts Programme and tickets cost £6.
On Saturday one of our museum assistants, Charissa Hutchins, is staging an opera concert at the Old School Rooms in Haworth. Charissa and other young professional opera singers will perform some light opera classics before giving a rare presentation of the final act of Bernard Herrmann’s Wuthering Heights. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Bronte Society and tickets costing £7 (£5 concessions) can be ordered via firstname.lastname@example.org. On Sunday you can join Ann Dinsdale for cream tea at historic Ponden Hall, thought by many to be the inspiration for Thrushcross Grange in Wuthering Heights. Ann will be sharing the latest news from the museum in what is sure to be a real treat of an event. More information can be found at ponden-hall.co.uk. And finally, back to Charlotte’s birthday.
This year will mark 199 years since her birth in Thornton, which means that 2016 will be a very significant year for the Brontë Society.
During 2019, the Brontë Society will be celebrating Patrick Brontë and his role in the parish of Haworth. It’s a very busy and exciting time for everyone at the museum and we will be working with some very interesting partners over the next five years, so if you aren’t already on our mailing list, be sure to sign up soon! To launch the countdown to the Charlotte’s bicentenary, we are hosting a celebration at 6pm on Tuesday at her Thornton birthplace, now Emily’s by De Luca Boutique.
This will be a very special occasion and we will be unveiling some of our plans for 2016 and beyond. Visit our website bronte.org.uk for full details and booking information. keighleynews