An alert for today, December 7, in Sidney, Australia:
7 Dec 12 noon for 12.30pmNot the only event that the Australian Brontë Society and the NSW Dickens Society are preparing together:
Christmas Lunch Together With the NSW Dickens Society
Bookings essential. Cost $55 per person for a two course lunch - drinks at your own expense.
Cellos Restaurant, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
Advance Notice of Our Next Conference 2014And at the Brontë Parsonage Museum (more or less, at the other side of the Earth):
Joint Conference with the NSW Dickens Society
30th October - 2nd November 2014
Venue: Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort, Leura, Blue Mountains NSW
Theme: North and South
The talks will explore differences between the culture of the north of England and the South in relation to the work of the Brontës and Charles Dickens
Mrs Gaskell, as someone personally known to both the Brontës and Dickens will get some mention, especially her influences on Dickens and the Brontes.
But despite the title, this is not a Gaskell conference and will not touch on Gaskell's novel "North and South".
Further Details will be posted in due course
Saturday 7 December, 11am - 4pm
Brontë Parsonage Museum
Join artist Charlotte Cory at the Museum for this magical Visitorian Christmas for families; have your own Visitorian portrait taken, visit the Brontë Puppet Theatre and sing carols around the tree
Free with admission to the Museum