Thursday, August 01, 2013

Thursday, August 01, 2013 1:31 am by M. in    No comments
Yorkshire Day Activities at the Brontë Parsonage Museum:
Let the pride of Yorkshire's heritage get your artistic juices flowing
August 01st 2013 11:00am - 04:00pm

Local artist Vic Bhuta is at the Parsonage all day on Yorkshire Day - August 1 - from 11am to 4pm, to help you realise your inner Van Gogh!
Set yourself up at an easel, choose your materials and location, and get inspired by one of the most famous homes in Yorkshire, as you produce your own art work inspired by the Brontë Parsonage and its incredible collection.

Yorkshire Day: Tabby's Yorkshire
Meet 'Tabby', and get all the local gossip!
August 01st 2013 11:00am - 02:00pm

The Yorkshire stories and gossip the Brontës so enjoyed came mainly from their servant Tabby Aykroyd and her wide network of family and friends. Now you too can meet our costumed guide, dressed as Tabby would have been, as she makes herself at home in the Parsonage kitchen and dispenses news on the local scandal of the day!

Yorkshire Day: Free guided walks
Glory in our beautiful Yorkshire village on Yorkshire Day!
August 01st 2013 11:00am - 03:00pm

Join us on one of our guided walks and explore Haworth, home to the Brontës, and one of the most iconic of Yorkshire villages. The walks, free to Museum visitors, last approximately 30 minutes, and take place at 11am, 2pm and 3pm.
And not strictly speaking Yorkshire Day things, but still Summer activities:
Grasper's Trail
Follow our children's trail all summer
July 31st 2013 - September 01st 2013
Grasper, the Brontës' most talented dog (according to him) is busy writing his own great novel! He's worried one of those Brontë sisters might steal his idea, though, so he's craftily hidden the words of his first line about the house, but forgotten where he's put them... Help him hunt them down and piece them together, or this great literary work might be lost for ever - or pinched by a Brontë!

10-minute talks
Every day, 2pm, discover a little-known gem from the collection
August 01st 2013 02:00pm - August 30th 2013 02:00pm
Every week day in August at 2pm, one of our staff or volunteers will give a short talk on a little-known gem of the collection, or a fascinating aspect of the Brontes' lives and works.
Find out about:
  • The Brontës' pet dog’s collar
  • Emily’s diary paper
  • Why Branwell, black sheep of the Brontë family, wasn't all bad!
There's something for everyone to make your visit even more enjoyable, so don't miss them!
EDIT:  (10-minute talks, My Favourite Thing)
August 2 Linda Pearson, History of the House
August 3, 11, 13, 28 Charissa Hutchins, 'Anne, the Forgotten Brontë'.
August 5 Jacky Howe, A Changing Landscape.
August 6 Ann Sumner, The Brontë's connection with the Railways
August 7 Kathie McLelland, 'Patrick Brontë – Haworth’s Friend'
August 8 Sue Newby, 'Burn Wuthering Heights: Early responses to the novels'.
August 9 Linda Pierson, 'A House in Time Like any old building',
August 10,12,16 Judith Bland, 'In defence of Branwell'
August 14,15 Jan Lee "Patrick Brontë: Tyrant or Teddy Bear?"
August 19 "The 1837 diary paper"
August 20 'Scribblemania': The Brontës' Miniature Books.
August 21 Keeper's Collar and the Pets
August 23 Charlotte's Wedding Bonnet
August 27 Patrick Brontë - Haworth's Hero


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