Jane Barnes at Bronte Parsonage Museum. - Jane Barnes: Looking across Haworth Parish Church graveyard to the Bronte Parsonage Museum 3 (2 hours ago)
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Charlotte Brontë comes to the big screen as part of the annual Brontë Society summer festival weekend.
The writer of Jane Eyre is the subject of Charlotte – The Movie! which is being screened on Friday, June 10 in West Lane Baptist Centre.
The film, screened at 7.30pm, has been created by long-established female comedy duo LipService to celebrate the writer’s 200th anniversary.
The festival is built around the Brontë Society’s annual general meeting in Haworth and features events and activities for both members and the general public.
Local historian Steve Wood and co-author Peter Brears will be at the West Lane Baptist Centre on Friday at 3pm to share the history of the Withins Farms.
The pair recently published The Real Wuthering Heights, which portrayed the history and people of moorland farms including Top Withens.
The Brontë Society Annual Lecture will feature Claire Harman, author of a recent biography of Charlotte Brontë, at Hall Green Baptist Chapel on Saturday June 11 at 9.45am.
The Great Charlotte Brontë Debate will be held at West Lane Baptist Centre on Saturday, June 11 at 1.30pm.
Writers Maggie O’Farrell, Lucy Hughes-Hallett and Charlotte Mendelson will discuss whether Jane Eyre or Villette was Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece.
Bestselling novelist Tracy Chevalier will chair the event, with readings from both novels by stage and screen actress Anna Maxwell Martin.
The audience can expect mentions of Mr Rochester, mad women in the attic, Lucy Snowe and ghostly nuns. (David Knights)
Most people know Kate Bush’s song Wuthering Heights better than they know Emily Bronte’s classic 1847 English novel. Both are good and so is Shake & Stir Theatre Co’s theatrical version. It was a bit creaky when they first mounted it but it has toured, been tweaked and now it is back at QPAC as part of the program for the company’s 10th anniversary year. Tim Dashwood, Nick Skubij and Gemma Willing star in this one with special guest Linden Wilkinon (who has starred in television shows such as All Saints and Packed to The Rafters) embodying the role of Nelly Dean, the narrator of this windswept Gothic tale of the obsessive relationship between Heathcliff and Cathy. Tickets are $60 and it starts with a 3pm sat the Cremorne Theatre, this Sunday (June 12) and it runs until June 19; qpac.com.au (Phil Brown)