Thursday, January 09, 2014

Thursday, January 09, 2014 12:29 am by M. in ,    No comments
Today, January 9, a couple of alerts. First, on BBC Two:
Great British Railway Journeys
Haworth to Huddersfield
Series 5 Episode 4 of 20
Duration: 29 minutes

Michael Portillo begins this leg of his journey from Manchester to Chesterfield at the home of the three Brontë sisters in Worth Valley, Yorkshire. He then moves on to Oakworth where he learns how the station and its heritage railway line secured a starring role in one of the most popular films ever made. In
Bradford, Michael finds out how nineteenth-century workers could save to buy a home of their own, and in Halifax discovers how the railway contributed to the town's sweet success.
And a WEA course starting about the Brontës, starting these days:
The Workers' Educational Association (WEA)
English Literature: A Fresh Look at the Brontës

Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre are rightly imprinted on the mind of every reader. However, the Brontë’s produced an extraordinary body of work, and this course will focus on two quieter and comparatively neglected works, The Professor and Agnes Grey. This course will be lively, interactive and inclusive.

10 sessions for 2 hrs per session
09/01/2014 - 20/03/2014 Thu 13:00 Venue Details: Scouts HQ, North Harrow Methodist Church
Pinner Road, North Harrow, HA2 6EQ (Region: London Region Branch: Harrow, Kenton and Stanmore Branch)
10/01/2014 - 21/03/2014 Fri 10:00 Venue Details: Sanderstead United Reformed Church
3 Sanderstead Hill, South Croydon, CR2 0HB (Region Branch:Sanderstead & Selsdon Branch)
Tutor: Calix Eden
Not the only WEA courses with Brontë presence:
Six women poets
From Victorian times women have become a powerful voice in poetry. This selection includes Emily Dickinson; Emily Bronte; Stevie Smith; Elizabeth Jennings; U. A. Fanthorpe and Gillian Clarke. All have interesting lives and arresting poems to study, one each for six sessions.
Literature - Romance and the Classics
Why love remains one of the most popular themes in fiction. This course will provide an opportunity to explore some of the greatest novels ever written about love and include works by the following authors - Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Edith Wharton, F Scott Fitzgerald and LP Hartley.


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