Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Today, February 1, is the re-opening of the Brontë Parsonage Museum and, of course, the first day of the two 2017 exhibitions:
Brontë 200 - Mansion in the Sky
Exhibition curated by Simon Armitage, our 2017 creative partner
February 01st 2017 10:00am - January 01st 2018 05:00pm

Who was Branwell Brontë? This new exhibition, curated by poet Simon Armitage, invites us inside the mind and world of the notorious Brontë brother in a search for answers to this question. Inspired by an early poem sent to William Wordsworth by the optimistic and precocious twenty-year old, Armitage explores Branwell’s colourful personal history through his writings, drawings and possessions, displayed at the Parsonage alongside newly created installations.

Highlights include a series of new poems by Armitage in response to Branwell’s belongings in the Museum collection, a dramatic recreation of Branwell’s studio designed in collaboration with the production team of the BBC’s To Walk Invisible, and the actual letter and poem posted to Wordsworth, loaned by the Wordsworth Trust especially for the bicentenary. In delving into the life and tMansions in the Sky will provoke new insights into the charismatic and complicated brother of Charlotte, Emily and Anne.
imes of the infamous Branwell,

Exhibition free with admission to the Museum.

To Walk Invisible: From Parsonage to Production
An exhibition of costumes, props and photography
February 01st 2017 10:00am - January 01st 2018 05:00pm

An exclusive opportunity to see the costumes from To Walk Invisible, Sally Wainwright's acclaimed Brontë drama, in the historic setting of the Parsonage. Designer Tom Pye worked closely with academics and experts to create costumes which are authentic to the period and which evoke the separate personalities of each member of the Brontë family. Also on display in this arresting exhibition are props made especially for the drama and a selection of stills from photographer Michael Prince which give an enticing behind-the-scenes glimpse into the filmmaking process.

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