The Brontë Parsonage shop (both online and offline) has recently been updated to incorporate a new jewellery range, with perhaps a more modern, Etsy-looking take on design (we are particularly fornd of this Wuthering Heights necklace, pictured). Those in charge of buying Christmas presents for Brontëites might welcome these additions.
Also, the Charlotte Cory temporary exhibition is reflected in the gift shop (again, both online and offline). The catalogue is now available together with a few other aptly surreal souvenirs:
"It is not so much the elephant in the room as the giraffe at the Parsonage with which we concern ourselves here. Capturing the Brontës is a witty exploration of the Brontës and the early history of photography by Charlotte Cory, one of the country's leading surrealist artist photographers. At first you will laugh and even splutter with indignation at the cheek - and then you will think. And you will never think about the Brontës or the Brontë Parsonage Museum in quite the same way again".Coincidentally, as reported a few days ago by the Brontë Parsonage on their Facebook page, Charlotte Cory will be speaking at the West Lane Baptist Centre in Haworth today, October 23rd, at 2 pm.
Charlotte Cory in Conversation
Wednesday 23rd October, 14:00
West Lane Baptist Centre, Haworth
Jane Sellars, author of 'Art of the Brontës' and Curator of Art at the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, takes artist Charlotte Cory to task for bringing a giraffe into the Parsonage.
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