Monday, July 29, 2013

The Telegraph & Argus suggests visits to both the Red House Museum and the Brontë Parsonage Museum:
Red House: Summer Mystery Quiz until September 1 2013 Look for the clues in each room and find the answers to the puzzle All correct answers will go into a prize draw.
Through the Rainbow until October 31 Exhibition showcasing the exquisite art of stain glass making and how it can feature in more than just windows Gardening Club August 6 £10 per session. Booking is essential. If you are aged 8 to 12 and like gardens, then go along and take part in some gardening activities Family Activity Day August 7 Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Crafts and activities in the barn Suitable for children aged four and upwards.
BPM: A new collection of photographs and artefacts, on display until the end of this year, reveals the secret life of the building through the stories of those who lived there. Called Heaven Is A Home, it also uses letters, sketches and documents to detail domestic details of the Brontës' residence.
The exhibition complements the Parsonage's recent £60,000 refurbishment.
Emily Brontë's birthday is July 30, and this year the Parsonage is marking it in style for the first time with a special day of walks and tours.
There are just 30 tickets for the day, which boards a steam train from Keighley talks about the Brontës and the railways by Professor Ann Sumner, and railway historian David Pearson.
In Haworth, a vintage bus will take passengers to the Parsonage there’s chance to wander around the meadow with gardener Jenny Whitehead and examine Brontë treasures in the library.
The Arts Desk reviews the new Channel 4 series, The Mill:
As the first episode opened with the tolling of the wake-up bell calling the poor, struggling young workers to another dismal day on the factory floor, it all felt terribly familar. We were back at Lowood school with Jane Eyre, enmeshed in the proles-versus-fatcats class struggle of South Riding, reliving the grinding working class horrors of life in The Village and even getting a flashback to Call the Midwife. We thrilled again to the battle between the wealthy Hardacres and the impoverished Fairchilds in Brass. Perhaps most of all, it was Mrs Gaskell's North and South revisited. (Adam Sweeting)
The Boar recommends some books for the summer:
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
wide sargasso seaRhys takes us on an adventure through the West Indies in the untold tale of Antoinette Mason – the first wife of Edward Rochester and the original madwoman in the attic. Born into the oppressive, colonialist society of 1930s Jamaica, white Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent beauty and sensuality. After their marriage, however, disturbing rumours begin to circulate which poison her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is inexorably driven towards madness and her husband into the arms of another novel’s heroine. As hauntingly gothic as it’s inspiration Jane Eyre. (Jessica Devine)
The South China Daily Post has an article about the Shanghai Film Museum:
 Although the 70-plus interactive installations are geared towards adults and children, they inadvertently highlight a techy generation gap: in a dubbing exercise it's the half-priced visitors who jostle to perform "Chinese karaoke" to a Jane Eyre film adaptation. Ditto the sound effects and recording areas, which would have allowed visitors to hear the difference in the sound quality of various microphones had they been working. (Charmaine Chan)
Keighley News remembers that
 The “812” Brontë Scenic Bus Tour will operate on all Sundays and Bank Holidays until August 26. They coincide with the arrival of the Keighley and Worth Valley trains at Haworth Station. The buses leave the station at 10.50am, 11.45am, 12.40pm, 2pm. 2.55pm and 3.45pm travelling to The Parsonage, Stanbury, Ponden, Scar Top, Moore Lodge, back to Ponden, Penistone Hill, Marsh Chapel, Sun Street and back to Haworth Station.
LA Classic Music Examiner talks about a recent concert in the Pasadena Muse/ique Summer Nights:
 Muse/qiue presented their second of three summer concerts on Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Pasadena. This family friendly event, took place outside on the lawn of Pasadena's beautiful Cal Tech’s Beckman Auditorium. Parking was plentiful and free. (...)
The evening's program continued with more romantic film scores from movies Jane Eyre, Summer and Smoke, Russia House and Chariots of Fire, from movie composers Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams and Elmer Bernstein. (Ahdda Shur)
Tea at Trianon reviews Jane Eyre 2011 and There Ought to Be Clowns reviews Jane Eyre 2006; The Squee posts a most useful (and even funnier) Jane Eyre Adaptations Flowchart; Haber Turk announces a local broadcast of Jane Eyre 2011 (CNBC-e, 22.00).


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