Christmas Lunch and Entertainment 2016 - The annual Brontë Group Christmas Lunch took place last Saturday, 3 December. Around 40 members turned up to enjoy a three-course meal, drinks and entertai...
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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.The Scotsman also reports a conversation between Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette.
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)
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.The Guardian reviews Alexandra Harris's new book Weatherland.
“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)
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.”) [...]AnneBrontë.org discusses Anne Brontë in Shirley. The Fashion Talk posts about Wuthering Heights. ExeUnt Magazine reviews the National Theatre Jane Eyre production.
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)