Emily’s Birthday Weekend: July 27 – 30 at The Bronte Parsonage

No birthday should be celebrated without a birthday bash!

The Bronte Parsonage, in celebration of Emily Bronte’s 200th birthday, has a weekend long festival planned in her honor and happening at the museum at the end of this month.

Beginning Friday, July 27th, events such as talks, a concert, as well as book readings will offer visitors a rare look into one of the western canon’s greatest writers. The festival will conclude on Monday, July 30th.

The schedule includes:

  • Friday 7.30pm I Am Heathcliff a book reading from the anthology of the same name, curated by Kate Mosse.
  • Saturday 3.30pm Women, the Gothic and Emily a panel consisting of novelists Katherine Clements and Beth Underdown and chaired by Rosie Garland
  • Saturday 7.30pm This, That and ‘The Other’ a spoken word event “features a stunning array of poets, musicians and wordsmiths” curated by Melanie Abrahams
  • Sunday 7.30pm Lily Cole: Balls
  • Monday 2.00pm Emily Speaks a panel consisting of Bidisha, Hannah Lowe, and Melanie Abrahams who will discuss “Emily’s independence and self-determination in relation to the broader racial, cultural and social histories of the mid-nineteenth century”
  • Monday 7.30pm What Emily Means to Us: a celebration of Emily Brontë at 200 a panel of speakers who will read from Emily’s workd along with “The Unthanks, who will announce details of their forthcoming Emily-inspired work”

While some events are free, some of the events are not. The weekend pass is £50 for the general public, £40 for Brontë Society members, and £20 for 16-25 year-olds. You can also ticket some of the events individually with pricing varying from  £5 – 10. Many of the invites require registration. Please call 01535 640192 or visit the festival’s website for details.

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