Flowers for Anne's birthday. - The Brontë Society Flowers for Anne's birthday Thank you very much to the person who sends them every year - they are much loved
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April 19, 18.30hAnd a new exhibition opening today in Leeds contains Brontë references:
Bibliothèque des Riches Claires, 24, Rue des Riches Claires, 1000 Brussels
Helen MacEwan will present Les Soeurs Brontë à Bruxelles (CFC-Éditions, 2015), the French translation of her book The Brontës in Brussels, in conversation with the book’s translators Myriam Campinaire and Daniel Mangano.
Echoes of a Spiritual NatureThe Huddersfield Daily Examiner explores the Wuthering Heights connection of the exhibition:
Left Bank, Leeds
Tuesday 19 April
Opening night 6-8pm (all welcome)
Wednesday 20 April
Exhibition open 10am-12noon
Immersive performance 7-9pm
(tickets available online via Eventbrite)
Thursday 21 April
Exhibition open 10am-4pm
Celebration of Song – group singing experience 7-9pm
(for information or to RSVP please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Echoes of a Spiritual Nature: art exhibition is an exhibition incorporating visual artwork, earth art, light projections, sculptural textile/dressmaking work and a sonic experience with both live and pre-recorded sound layers and performance poetry. The exhibition embraces a sense of the spiritual though is not religious in content.
On the Wednesday evening join us for an immersive performance that takes you from a contemplative silence that gently builds with live and pre-recorded sounds from nature and the urban landscape. This sensory experience fills the space layering visual projections, with the performance of poetry and sound. The experience is designed to give audiences an uplifting sense of renewal and potential.
There's more than a touch of Wuthering Heights about the work of Holme Valley clothing designer
Her centrepiece ‘wedding dress’ in natural calico, muslin and linen, inspired by the dramatic Pennine Hills, has a canvas train that quite literally bears the marks of the Holme Moss landscape.
Kate, who lives in Holmbridge, says the gown, entitled Pennine Woman, is a collaborative work with friend and fellow artist Kyla Dante.
She explains: “We took the 20ft train up onto Holme Moss and laid it out on a peat mound and started piling the earth onto it.
“Then Kyla collected water from standing pools and poured that onto the train and started working it into the canvas.
“That’s her method of working with canvas, that’s how she paints; painting with the earth, using the natural colours of the landscape to dye the fabric.” (...)
Kate says the work has been compared to Wuthering Heights in the way it highlights the brooding, Gothic qualities of our wild moorland.
She is even reluctant to describe her gown as a wedding dress and says: “It’s more of a shroud really.” (Hilarie Stelfox)