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20-21 April 2013: Brontë Weekend2. At the Keats House in London, a Brontë-related talk:
Saturday 20 April 2013
Room P61, Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Bld. du Jardin Botanique/Kruidtuinlaan 43, 1000 Brussels
(Access plan: http://www.fusl.ac.be/sl/731.html)
Entrance charge: €9 for one talk or €16 for the two. Pay at the door
10.00: The Young Brontës and Art. Talk by Elizabeth Merry on artistic influences on the young Brontës and their own artwork
14.00: Sex in Victorian Fiction, with special reference to the Brontës. Talk by Dr David Grylls, Oxford University Department of Continuing Education
Sunday 21 April 2013
10.00: Guided walk around Brontë places
20 April 20133. And a concert in the Isle of Arts 2013 Festival:
15:00 - 16:00
The Artist's Eye: Visual Perspectives in the Works of Charlotte Brontë
The visual arts always played a powerful role in Charlotte Brontë's life. From her youth she had aspirations to be a painter and was a serious student of the visual arts. As a novelist her visual imagination was to create some of the most memorable and significant writing in English Literature. This talk explores the early influences of art and illustration on Charlotte Brontë's creative development and the inspired use of painting, illustration and visualisation in her novels.
The Brontë LegacyKeeping the Flame AliveSaturday 20 April, 3pm, East Dene
Singer songwriter Val Wiseman celebrates the lives and passions of Britain's best-loved literary family, the Brontës.
All the passion is there. Cathy and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. Blanche Ingram in Jane Eyre. Helen Huntingdon in the Tenant of Wildfell Hall. They are all brought to life in a show that is pure musical theatre.
The novels of the three Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, caused a sensation when they were first published in the late 1840s under the pen names Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. They have remained firm favourites with readers ever since and life-long Brontë enthusiast Val is drawing a whole new generation of fans to these powerful stories.
This unique show is based on Keeping The Flame Alive the critically-acclaimed album of songs written and produced by award-winning Val Wiseman and distinguished pianist composer Brian Dee.