The Emily Brontë weekend continues in Haworth:
In Emily's Footsteps
July 29th 2018 09:30am - 06:00pm
Emily is the Brontë sibling most associated with the unforgiving landscape of the Haworth moors, and so we invite you to join us on a challenging, but invigorating, moorland trek to mark her bicentenary. The walk will be led by Michael Stewart (author of Ill Will), who devised this walk, and the Brontë Stones project – which you’ll hear more about en route. This 14 mile walk – which covers Oxenhope, Nab Hill, Top Withins, Alcomden Stones, Ponden Clough – is over rough terrain and is for experienced walkers only.
Sketching Out of Doors
Workshops at 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Meet Outside the Museum Shop
July 29th 2018 11:00am - 05:00pm
Like her sisters, Emily was a talented artist. But of the three, Emily most often broke away from the convention of girls learning to draw and paint through copying the works of others, and she often drew from life. She even took paper and pencil up onto the moors to record what she found there, possibly including this intriguing image of a mullioned window, drawn when she was ten years old. Join us for this sketching workshop based in the churchyard, where, like Emily, you can take inspiration from nature, as well as from the architectural details surrounding you. All materials supplied.
Making Your Mark Online
a workshop for under 25s
July 29th 2018 11:00am - 01:00pm
Lucy Powrie leads a workshop on using Social Media to make your voice heard: from writing a blog, to making YouTube videos, as well as podcasts, Instagram, and more. Suitable for those under 25, whether you’re a novice or a social media pro, the session will include advice on the equipment you should use, how to reach an audience, and how you can learn from Lucy’s mistakes. All you need to bring is a notepad and pen. Lucy began her blog aged twelve, driven by a passion for books that she couldn’t help but share, and has since amassed a following of over 18,000 on YouTube, and passed one million page views on her blog. When she’s not on social media, she’s an author, avid reader, and animal lover. Her favourite Brontë novel is Shirley.
Poetry at the Parsonage Open Mic
A chance to share your poems
July 29th 2018 12:00pm - 04:00pm
We’re delighted to welcome back Poetry at the Parsonage comperes Mark ConnorsLife is a Long Song was published by OWF Press in 2015, and his first full-length poetry collection, Nothing is Meant to be Broken, was published in 2017 by Stairwell Books. Mark’s debut novel, Stickleback, was published by Armley Press in 2016, and was longlisted for The Guardian’s Not the Booker Priz
e 2016. His second novel, Tom Tit and the Maniacs, is out now with Armley Press.
and Gill Lambert for a day of Brontë-themed open mic. Mark’s debut poetry pamphlet,
Gill Lambert is a poet, teacher, and creative writing facilitator from Yorkshire. She has been published widely both online and in print and won the 2016 Ilkley Literature Festival Open Mic competition. Gill’s debut pamphlet, Uninvited Guests, was published by Indigo Dreams in September 2017 and her first full collection will be published next year.
Birds of Prey with SMJ Falconry
Birds of prey displays and handling
July 29th 2018 12:00pm - 04:00pm
One of Emily’s most striking paintings shows Nero, a tiny merlin hawk she rescued from the moors as a fledgling. Witness the beauty of hawks and other birds of prey in flight as SMJ Falconry fly a selection of their birds in the meadow behind the Museum. In between displays, visitors will be able to handle (under expert supervision) the birds and talk with SMJ’s Falconry’s knowledgeable team.
Lily Cole: Balls
Premiere screening of Lily Cole's short film
July 29th 2018 07:30pm - 10:00pm
Lily Cole, the Brontë Society’s creative partner for 2018, has created a film to mark Emily Brontë’s bicentenary. On display at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, and also at the Foundling Museum, London, Balls takes as its starting point Heathcliff, the foundling character central to Wuthering Heights, and explores links between the Foundling Hospital story and the much-loved novel by Emily Brontë. To accompany the film, we display objects from the Foundling Museum Collection. In partnership with the Foundling Museum, the film is produced by Fury Films, co-commissioned by Rapid Response Unit and was filmed on location in Liverpool. The script is co-written by Lily Cole and Stacey Gregg.script is
This very special event on the eve of Emily’s 200th birthday will see Lily Cole present a premiere screening of her short film. She will be discussing the issues and stories explored through her commission alongside Caro Howell, Director of the Foundling Museum.