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Hathaways of Haworth present2. In Leeds,
Meet the Brontës
West Lane Baptist Church on Saturday, December 8
An interesting and unique Brontë event, examining the hidden elements of the Brontës life.
Runs all day from 1.30 onwards with kids activities 1.30 until 4pm and adults from 4pm until 6 pm, talk and evening events from 7 pm.
To include costume displays, discussion on recent new "portraits", reenactors dressed as the Brontës, and light supper of soup and rolls with belgium sweets and cakes and much more...
From 1.30 onwards there will be a chance to see displays on Haworth and the Brontës, handle replica Brontë diary papers and mini books, see Hathaways research and work on rarely seen Brontë artifacts and meet and take your own photos with costumed re enactors.. A chance to see some of Hathaways costumes on display as well as some items from TV costume dramas, original Victorian items of clothing and a dressing up “box” so children and adults can try dressing up in Victorian hats and bonnets.
From 4.30 until 6pm there is an adults only time with more Victorian clothing and Brontë era artifacts on display, rare Smith and Elder copies of Brontë's work, more early victorian clothing to view. The BBC Cranford gown will be on display from 4.30 onwards and there will be a chance to talk to some of the evenings speakers.
Talks by James Gorin Von Grozny, owner of a famous portrait of three sisters which has been in the news as a possible new Brontë portrait; Mr Charles Butler, an independent artist and author who has acted nationally across the country for the past twenty years including some big and small screen work and more recently acting in the play Brontë Boy; Ian Howard, local Brontë researcher musician and co-author with Lynne Cunliffe of the short play “A Brontë Christmas Carol “ will be giving a talk on his research on Branwell. Followed by an exciting mix of Brontë inspired music by HuuJuu including new songs...
Write like the Brontës in an afternoon! Create your own miniature books!
Saturday, December 8, 2012
2:00pm until 4:00pm in UTC
Come and join award-winning writer Char March for this fun and fast-paced writing workshop all about your secrets. Char will help you understand how and why the Brontë sisters wrote their tiny little books in miniature writing, and will give you masses of inspiration for writing your very own little book of secrets. which you can take away afterwards. Come for the full two-hours, or just drop by for 20 min’s. Families welcome – as well as all the adults out there dying to write in really really tiny writing!
Part of the Writing Britain exhibition.
Leeds Central Library, Exhibition Space, First Floor. Free event. Please ring 0113 2476016 to book if coming for the full session or just drop in if coming for part of the session.