How Sociable

“It is astonishing how sociable I feel myself compared with him.” Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I’m Burning

“Oh, I’m burning! I wish I were out of doors! I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free . . . and laughing at injuries, not maddening under them! Why am I so changed? Why does my blood rush into a hell of tumult at a few words? I’m sure I should be myself were I once among the heather on those hills. Open the window again wide: fasten it open!”  Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Smooth Away The Surly Wrinkles

“Wish and learn to smooth away the surly wrinkles, to raise your lids frankly, and change the fiends to confident, innocent angels, suspecting and doubting nothing, and always seeing friends where they are not sure of foes.”  Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

My Bonny Lad

“Now, my bonny lad, you are mine! And we’ll see if one tree won’t grow as crooked as another, with the same wind to twist it!” Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Fight Against The Devil

“You fight against that devil for love as long as you may; when the time comes, not all the angels in heaven shall save him!” Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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

Bronte Sisters

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.