Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015 7:05 am by Cristina in , , , , , ,    No comments
Both The Scotsman and The Telegraph and Argus report the news of the British Library's new projects when it comes to China.
Arts treasures including work by Bradford-born David Hockney are to travel to China as part of a drive to showcase British culture backed by almost £6 million of Government grants.
And the Bradford district looks set to benefit from a further £3 million that will be spent on boosting Chinese tourism to the UK and encouraging high-spending visitors to venture beyond London to cultural attractions like Haworth's Brontë Country. (Karen Pickering)
The Scotsman also reports a conversation between Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette.
But the film [Miss You Already] is funny as well. There’s drunkenness, a fine turn by Frances de la Tour as a wig maker, and a road trip to the Yorkshire Moors to visit the landscape where Cathy and Heathcliff roamed as the characters share a fixation with Wuthering Heights.
“I did really scour the Brontë house while I was there,” says Barrymore. “Brontë Town. It was really cool.”
“Why didn’t I do that?” Collette wonders.
“Didn’t you? Didn’t you walk around the town?” Barrymore asks. It turns out that no she didn’t. (Claire Black)
The Guardian reviews Alexandra Harris's new book Weatherland.
Keats and Shelley are extensively compared and contrasted, before Austen and various Brontës get the same treatment. (“Austen was sceptical about the cult of the sublime that made thunderstorms attractive to her more dramatically inclined contemporaries.”) [...]
The book is copiously and wonderfully illustrated, with images ranging from the cowled face of Roman winter in a mosaic at Sussex’s Bignor Villa to a colour wheel from the 2011 Brontë Weather Project, in which artist Rebecca Chesney illustrates the variation of weather in Wuthering Heights. (Sara Wheeler)
AnneBrontë.org discusses Anne Brontë in Shirley. The Fashion Talk posts about Wuthering Heights. ExeUnt Magazine reviews the National Theatre Jane Eyre production.

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