Many music-related sites (such as NME) are telling their readers not to miss Christine and the Queens mash up of Rihanna's Kiss It Better and Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights as performed on BBC Radio 1, so here goes:
And more Brontë-related music as Folk Radio announces that,
On the musical front, The Unthanks are to play their new Emily Bronte Song Cycle for the first time in front of a live audience on Friday 21 December at Victoria Hall, Leeds. Tickets here.A columnist from Otago Daily Times tells why books have been her 'my nearest and dearest companions' from age 3.
A North East warm-up show will also take place the evening before at Matfen Hall in Northumberland on Dec 20th. Tickets here.
Commissioned by the Brontë Society to mark Emily Bronte’s 200th Birthday, Yorkshire born Unthank’s pianist and composer Adrian McNally has turned a selection of her poems into song, performed with bandmates Rachel and Becky Unthank.
McNally created the songs using Emily Bronte’s piano which is still housed in the Parsonage Museum in Haworth where she lived and worked. (Alex Gallacher)
I endured bullying in primary school by escaping to the library and into the worlds of Harry Potter and Middle Earth. Jane Eyre taught me the importance of personal strength and autonomy, while Elie Wiesel's account of the Holocaust in Night revealed the depths of human depravity. (Jean Balchin)Verne (Spain) wonders whether the word 'governess' could be used as a male-chauvinist insult and lists well-known governess, such as Jane Eyre.