Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:28 am by Cristina in , , , ,    No comments
Saffron Walden Reporter is giving away a pair of tickets to see The Unthanks at Saffron Hall on Saturday, October 26.
Emily Brontë's poems have been set to music. They will be sung by award-winning folk singers, Rachel and Becky Unthank at Saffron Hall on Saturday, October 26 and we have a pair of tickets for a reader to win.
When they sang Brontë poem, The Night is Darkening Around Me, set to music by composer Adrian McNally, the audience at Cambridge Folk Festival held their breath in admiration at how the atmosphere of the piece had been captured by their voices and the music. [...]
To enter the competition, name the Brontë sister. Email your answer, with Unthanks in the subject line, plus your name, address and telephone number, to or
Answers by Monday, October 14. Usual Archant competition rules apply.
7.30pm. Tickets, £10-£25 from 0845 548 7650 or Saffron Walden Tourist Information 01799 524002. (Angela Singer)
Keighley News is also looking forward to their Bradford performance on October 24.
The Emily Brontë Song Cycle returns to the district this month following its premiere in Haworth earlier this year.
Folk group The Unthanks created the song cycle as part of celebrations for last year’s 200th anniversary of the birth of the Wuthering Heights writer.
They will be at St George’s Hall, Bradford, on Thursday October 24 to take audiences into Emily’s darkly passionate world with music of the “quiet beauty” the group is known for.
Yorkshire born Unthanks composer Adrian McNally has turned ten of Emily’s poems into song, performed with band mates Rachel and Becky Unthank and recorded the parsonage in Haworth where Emily lived and worked.
Captured and released as Part 3 of Lines - a trilogy of records inspired by female writers across time - this live performance of The Emily Brontë Song Cycle will also feature songs from the other records that make up Lines.
A spokesman said: “This unique collaboration between a literary great and one of the most innovative and critically acclaimed bands working today, creates an atmospheric evening not to be missed.
“The Unthanks create and perform Art Folk with an approach to storytelling that makes easy bedfellows of polar opposites such as starch traditionalism and sonic adventure, glacial minimalism and heartbreaking empathy.
Maxine Peake said of the Unthanks: “There are few times when you hear an album or discover a band and they stalk immediately to the heart of everything you love and hold dear.”
The support act will be The Bookshop Band. Call01274 432000 or visit to book tickets for the show. (David Knights)
Here's how reviewer from the Derbyshire Times begins her review about the Sheffield Lyceum's production of The Woman in Black.
I've got a thing about veiled, floaty Victorian women- they freak me right out, always have.
My phobia could stem from all the Edgar Allan Poe and Charlotte Brontë I've had my noggin in over the years. (Sophie Willis)
A couple more local sites inform about next week's Council debate about the future of Mary Taylor's Red House: Keighley News and Dewsbury Reporter.

The Brontë Parsonage Museum has been voted second in the category of Yorkshire's Favourite Indoor Attraction 2019 according to their Twitter.


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