Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016 1:00 am by M. in , , ,    No comments
The Off the Shelf Festival of Words Sheffield 2016 includes several Brontë alerts:
Brontë Light Night
October 14
Starts at 7:30PM. Ends at 10:10PM

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2LG

Two original songs by Sheffield songwriter Nat Johnson have been turned into animated films that will be projected on to the front of the Upper Chapel as part of a special commission celebrating 200 years since the birth of Charlotte Brontë.   After the Sheffield premiere the film, which has been created by Word Life, will be shown in Doncaster and the Brontë Parsonage. The project was funded by Arts Council England

New Reponses to the Brontës
October 14
Starts at 8:00PM.  Ends at 9:10PM

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2LG

To mark the start of the Brontë 200 celebrations, Off the Shelf, Ilkley and Beverley literature festivals have commissioned three writers to produce new work inspired by the famous literary siblings. Guardian First Book Prize Winner poet Andrew McMillan, former Monkey Swallows The Universe singer/songwriter Nat Johnson and acclaimed playwright Zodwa Nyoni perform their newly commissioned work followed by a discussion about the Brontës as a source of inspiration.

Charlotte Brontë: A Life in Letters - Juliet Barker
October 21
Starts at 2:00PM. Ends at 3:00PM

Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, S1 1XZ

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë, Juliet Barker explains how and why she and her sisters came to write some of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language.
Organised by Sheffield Libraries

From Creative Writer to Independent Author
October 22
Starts at 1:00PM. Ends at 2:00PM

Ecclesfield Library, High Street, Ecclesfield, Sheffield S35 9UA

Independent authors, including Nick Holland author of In Search of Anne Brontë, share their publishing experiences and discuss their work.
Organised by Friends of Ecclesfield Library

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