Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:30 am by M. in , , , ,    No comments
Several Brontë events to celebrate the 200th birthday of Charlotte Bronte, this week in North Kirklees:
Friday, June 24th,  from 11am to 3pm
Dewsbury Town Hall

Charity fair featuring music and costumed guests from the Victorian period.
Funds raised will go to the Better Future for the Blind group and Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees.
There will be stalls, games and a giant birthday cake, Brontë memorabilia, a special quiz and talks about the famous literary family among other attractions
The new Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees to attend at 11.30AM
Free Entry

Friday, 24th June, 7.30 PM
St Mary's Parish Church, Church Lane, Mirfield

Screening of the film 'The Last Journey of Anne Brontë' with a Q & A session with Ann Dinsdale - The Collections Manager of the Brontë Parsonage Museum.
Brontë books and DVD will be on sale and a raffle
£5 including refreshments.Tickets available on the door - or telephone 07840 395096 (Ruth)

Wednesday 29th June
Oakwell Hall, Birstall,  3.30pm to 7.15pm
Charlotte's Picnic celebrating the date Charlotte Brontë married in Haworth.

Free for people to bring their own picnic.
There is to be a copy of Charlotte Brontë's dress on show.
With balloons to make to create animals and flowers, flowers to be made, a tombola and a raffle. One of the prizes wll be a family ticket to Oakwell Hall for the year.
To be held in the top end of Oakwell Hall, Birstall, from 3.30pm to 7.15pm where there is a car park and play area for children, also a Rangers hut with toilet
Children attending must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Organised by the newly-formed Kirklees and Calderdale Brontë group. All are welcome to enjoy a nice afternoon.
Charlotte Brontë wrote the novel Shirley and she set part of the story at Oakwell Hall. In the 1920s a silent film was made of Shirley at the Hall but no copies seem to be extant.

From Imelda Marsden, Life member of the Brontë Society.


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