Thursday, November 26, 2015

Keighley News reminds locals that they are invited to the re-enactment of Charlotte Brontë's wedding on December 11.
Haworth residents are being invited to join Charlotte Brontë for her marriage to Arthur Bell Nicholls.
They are being asked to line Church Street when the famous daughter of the village clergyman, the Rev Patrick Brontë, ties the knot next month.
The BBC has issued the invitation to all local people as part of a recreation of the wedding from the mid-1800s. [...]
BBC Bristol are re-enacting the ceremony as part of a TV series due to be shown in 2016 to mark the 200th anniversary of Charlotte’s birth.
Living Like A Brontë will also be part of a year-long BBC season focusing on classic literature in a bid to get more people in the UK reading.
The filming is being carried out with support from staff at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth.
Museum spokesman said Rebecca Yorke said: “Haworth and the Parsonage are great locations for film and TV and with Charlotte’s bicentenary year just around the corner, we are receiving even more media enquiries than usual.
“We are very excited to be working with BBC Bristol on their documentary Living Like A Brontë and are looking forward to welcoming them to the parsonage next month.
“The BBC would like residents of Haworth and the surrounding area to line Church Street and celebrate as Charlotte leaves the church on her wedding day.”
Filming will take place outside the museum on December 11 and anyone interested should contact rebecca.yorke@bronte.org.uk in order to receive further information.
Living Like a Brontë will be screened next spring as two 60-minute episodes. [...]
A BBC spokesman said: “With help from a range of experts, each presenter will explore one of the Brontës in detail.
“By re-living the sisters’ daily routines, visiting the key places in their world and immersing themselves in their letters and diaries, and through the sisters’ interactions with each other, they’ll discover what it was that served as their sources of inspiration.” (David Knights)
Natasha Tripney from The Stage continues recommending Sally Cookson's Jane Eyre:
Sally Cookson’s inventive, joyous take on Jane Eyre was, for me, one of the high points of the year: genuinely magical theatremaking.
The Blackpool Gazette reviews a stage production of Beauty and the Beast in Lancaster:
Add a dash of Jane Eyre, maybe even a suggestion of Cinderella, and you have this beguiling take on the traditional French fairy tale.
Young Lancaster-based writer Eddie Robson is not the first to notice Ms Brontë owes more than a little to Madame de Beaumont’s story, and with just a little Christmas seasoning turns it all into entrancing entertainment. (David Upton)
Ely Standard reviews Marina and the Diamonds’ opening show of UK Neon Nature tour in which
Boosted by a show-stopping sparkling blue ensemble with matching headdress, ‘Im A Ruin’ sees her glide across the stage a la ‘Wuthering Heights’ while ‘Everybody Dies’ puts Marina in Lana Del Rey mode. (Ben Jolley)
Entretanto magazine (Spain) has an article on Paris and mentions briefly the time Jean Rhys spent there.
Jean Rhys vagaba por París y en “Ancho mar de los Sargazos” nos contó quien era la mujer metida en el desván por su marido en “Jane Eyre”, por qué esa mujer que representaba la vibración y la sensualidad del Caribe acabó loca a causa de la frialdad de su marido. (Antonio Costa) (Translation)
The Aquarian Weekly recommends the film House of Long Shadows:
a tongue-in-cheek chiller from 1983 in which a cocky bestselling author (Desi Arnaz Jr.) bets his publisher that he can write a novel worthy of Wuthering Heights acclaim while staying overnight in a spooky old house. (Bryan Reesman)
A novel worthy of Wuthering Heights acclaim actually means unsuccessful with reviewers.

A columnist from Network Norwich thinks that,
People who have become Christians are people who've found out that what at first seemed like an ersatz replacement to the real truth is, in fact, the real Truth with a capital "T". They are in some way analogous to people who've discovered The Beatles and Bob Dylan after ditching manufactured pop; or who've discovered Charlotte Brontë and Fyodor Dostoyevsky after ditching Mills & Boon (James Knight)
Today is festive late night opening at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.
Museum and shop open until 8pm
November 26th 2015 10:00am - 08:00pm
Our museum shop is bursting with gifts for literature lovers everywhere!  Join us for a glass of sherry, a spot of Christmas shopping and the chance to explore the museum after hours.
The Brontë family quilt, rarely displayed, will be on view and the Parsonage will be dressed for Christmas. Come along and treat yourself!
Usual admission charges apply for the museum. Entry to the shop is free.

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