Sunday, July 08, 2018

Sunday, July 08, 2018 1:07 am by M. in , ,    No comments
Two more alerts for today, June 8, at the Bradford Literature Festival:
The Brontë Stones: In the Footsteps of the Brontës
Tour, July 8, 10:00 AM
Sets off from Brontë Bell Chapel, Thornton

Walk with Brontë Stones project originator Michael Stewart as he follows in the footsteps of the sisters. Linking the the Brontës’ birthplace in Thornton village with their home at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, this is the first chance to view the written responses of Carol Ann Duffy, Kate Bush, Jackie Kay, and Jeanette Winterson to the famous literary siblings – each piece specially commissioned by the festival and embedded in the stunning Yorkshire landscape.
This eight-mile route allows you to experience the wondrous, windy moors in the company of your favourite writers, past and present.
Please note that the route is challenging and includes narrow stiles, very uneven ground, hills, steps and slippery surfaces. Appropriate footwear is essential.
Brontë Heritage Tour
Tour, 8 Jul, 10:00 AM
This event sets off from the National Science and Media Museum

Bradford Literature Festival’s flagship event returns for another foray into the wonderful world of the Brontë family. For Brontë fans, this is a truly unmissable event, offering a unique insight into the lives and works of Bradford’s most famous siblings.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Emily Brontë and veteran host and passionate Brontë fan, Christa Ackroyd, will guide you on a specially tailored tour, casting new light on the life of the much admired middle sister.

The journey includes:
  • A journey on a beautiful vintage coach
  • A visit to Thornton village, home to Patrick Brontë and birthplace of all four siblings
  • Lunch at The Lord Nelson Pub in Luddenden, a regular haunt of Branwell Brontë
  • Views of the magnificent moors made famous by Wuthering Heights
  • Admission to the Brontë Parsonage Museum
  • Specialist insight into the life and work of each member of the family
  • By the end of the day, we will have walked in the footsteps of the Brontës and returned with a fresh understanding and renewed passion for the works of this extraordinary family. 

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