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.

Brontë 200: a year of celebration at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

Finally! Some Brontë news!

2017 not only marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death but it also marks the 200th anniversary of Branwell Brontë’s birth. (Oh, sweet coincidence.)

To celebrate, The Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth is throwing a year long packed events calendar commemorate this special year.

Some events planned are:

For more information and tickets, visit the museum’s website.