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Linger'Linger’ – the Brontë Piano concept album will be released on 15th October 2015
A music installation of six new piano pieces by Ailís Ní Ríain
October 10th 2015 10:00am - January 03rd 2016 05:00pm
We are delighted to present Linger, a music installation comprising a set of six new piano pieces composed for and performed on Emily Brontë's piano by Irish contemporary classical composer Ailís Ní Ríain, who lives near Haworth. Each composition reflects the essence of the room it is heard in. Visitors to the museum are invited to dwell in quiet contemplation and thought; to linger.
These new pieces of work are between three and five minutes in duration and are composed especially to 'lock into each other' when heard at a distance. In essence, Ailís has composed six intertwining, contrapuntal voices which are separated into six rooms of the Parsonage. Elements of each piece will drift out of each room forming a sonorous space all of its own on and around the stairwell.
There will be an opportunity to hear Ailís play Emily's piano in Mr Brontë's study as part of Museums at Night on Friday 30 October - click here to find out more.
Walking in the Footsteps of Jane Eyre
Workshop by Anne Garage and John Lewis
Saturday, October 10at 11:00am - 4:00pm in UTC+01
Walking in the Footsteps of Jane Eyre offers the opportunity for writers, photographers and artists to undertake a short literary pilgrimage to the landscapes that inspired Charlotte Brontë, and to participate in a walking arts workshop.
At 11am on Saturday, 10th October 2015, we will meet as a group in front of Haversage Post Office and take a gentle 5 hour walk, with lots of breaks to write and rest in the Derbyshire countryside, where Charlotte Bronte gathered her inspiration to write her classic novel Jane Eyre.
(Please bring waterproofs, a packed lunch, and wear sturdy boots. The walk is fairly gentle, with one moderately steep path up to Stanage Edge.)
There will be the chance to chat with fellow walkers, sharing common ground, socializing and learning from each other as we walk.
At several scenic points along the way, we will stop to write and reflect for a few minutes. We would also love you to take photographs or make sketches.