Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:30 am by M. in , , , ,    No comments
A few more alerts celebrating the Charlotte Brontë bicentenary for today, April 24:

At the Red House Museum in Gomersal:
Sunday 24 April 1pm–4pm
Join us to celebrate Charlotte Brontë’s 200th birthday (21st April 1816) with family craft activities, costumed tours of the house and complimentary refreshments. Charlotte was a frequent visitor to Red House and featured it as ‘Briarmains’ in her classic novel ‘Shirley’. The novel also featured the Taylors who lived here at the time as the ‘Yorke’ family.
A Birthday Tea Party in Brussels:
Novelist Jolien Janzing (‘Charlotte Brontë's Secret Love’) is organising a Brontë day of events in Brussels, in Dutch and English, with a guided walk in the morning and a birthday tea party for Charlotte in the afternoon, with readings.

10.45u: Samenkomst lokettenzaal Centraal Station, Brussel
11.00u: Start Brontëwandelingen (apart Nederlandstalig en Engelstalig) met als gids Jolien Janzing, auteur van ‘De Meester, de geheime liefde van Charlotte Brontë in Brussel’.
13.00u: Feestelijke High Tea in Hotel Metropole, De Brouckèreplein 31, Brussel

Jolien Janzing, auteur van ‘De Meester’ over de geheime liefde van Charlotte Brontë in Brussel en Helen Mac Ewan, voorzitster van ‘The Brussels Brontëgroup’, lezen voor uit hun eigen werk over de Brontë’s en uit de romans van Charlotte Brontë.
Claire Harman at the Chip Lit Festival:
Claire Harman
Charlotte Brontë: A Life
Sunday 24 April
11:00 – 12:00

Claire Harman is the award-winning biographer of Sylvia Townsend Warner (1989), Fanny Burney (2000) and Robert Louis Stevenson (2005) and the author of the best-selling Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World (2009). She writes regularly for the literary press on both sides of the Atlantic and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2006. Her most recent work is Charlotte Brontë: A Life.


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