Charlotte's Birthday Party
We're throwing a party for Charlotte and everyone is invited! There will be tea, birthday cake and a few surprises, so please come along and help us celebrate.
We'll be joined by pupils from Haworth Primary School, who will perform early scenes from Jane Eyre and during the afternoon we'll have music from local performers Charlotte Jones and Eddie Lawler, also known as the Bard of Saltaire.
Members of Otley Cycling Club will be riding between Thornton and Haworth with a floral tribute, which will be laid in the Parsonage Garden at approximately 1pm. Rev Peter Mayo-Smith will lead the proceedings and there will be a reading by our 2016 creative partner Tracy Chevalier.
Artist Julia Ogden will help visitors make a birthday card for Charlotte and there will also be the opportunity to learn more about the Bronte Society.
At 2.45pm Great British Bake Off contestant Sandy Docherty will present a cake baked especially for the occasion and at 4pm a rose bush (kindly donated by David Austin Roses) will be planted in Charlotte's honour.
Join us for what is sure to be a memorable day at the Museum! BBC Radio Leeds will be broadcasting live from the Parsonage between 9am and 12pm so please come along and join in the fun.
Visitors to the Museum will be invited to hear talks on different aspects of Charlotte Brontë's life, including her experience of school at Cowan Bridge, getting published and her time in Brussels. Talks will take place at 10.30am and 2pm. Tracy Chevalier will give a talk about her exhibition, Charlotte Great and Small at 6.30pm.
The Museum will be open until 8pm and visitors arriving after 6pm will be invited to join us for a celebratory drink.
All activities are free with admission to the Museum, but as space is limited, places to the talks and Treasures sessions will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. charlottes-birthday-party
This beautiful cake, which will be delivered by conference organiser Eleanor Houghton later today, will be cut and served to delegates at our conference in Charlotte Bronte's honour on the 13th and 14th of May.