Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Bradford Council has awarded funding to 24 cultural organisations – ranging from art and theatre groups to literature, heritage and broadcasting – to “grow their businesses and help to bring arts and culture to all parts of the district.”
Among the groups to get funding are the Brontë Society, the National Science and Media Museum and Bradford Community Broadcasting.
The new Arts, Culture and Heritage – Regular Funded Grants 2022-25, forms part of Culture is Our Plan – a ten-year cultural strategy launched earlier this year. [...]
The fund will support costs such as salaries and overheads and support the organisations in accessing other sources of funding for their work.
The recipients are: [...]
The Brontë Society (£15,000); (Chris Young)
Yorkshire Live features the campaign to try and save the Honresfeld Collection. You can contribute to it here.

The Wellesley News recommends Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood.
I’m going to preface this review by saying that I’ve never read “Jane Eyre,” unless an abridged chapter book version of it counts. A quick skim through Wikipedia tells me that “Within These Wicked Walls” is a fairly loose retelling, but fans of “Jane Eyre” need notworry;: this story stands incredibly on its own.
The story has a fantastic setup, one that I’ve never seen anything quite like (although, admittedly, I don’t read much historical fantasy). When protagonist Andromeda arrives at the Ethiopian mansion of a young English heir to perform an exorcism, she has much to worry about. The heir, Magnus, is cursed by the Evil Eye, but this curse is stronger than anything Andromeda has ever seen. And to make matters worse, he’s almost certainly falling in love with her. 
This book is incredibly chilling — one of my pet peeves in fantasy is when the worldbuilding is too descriptive. Lauren Blackwood manages to give you just enough to feel a sense of the environment without overwhelming you with details. Said another way: the vibes are so creepy. (Ann Zhao)
London Review of Books features Exteriors by Annie Ernaux.
And when she thinks about the palimpsest sensation’s heuristic power, the way it brings her so quickly to what matters most, the only analogy she has are to the times in her life she feels she is Jane Eyre, or Molly Bloom, or the French pop singer Dalida. (Joanna Biggs)
In the Daily Mail, Susie Dent writes about negative words that have lost their positive counterparts.
You might think I’m sounding a little gormless. And, of course, I’d rather be gormful, for I’m happy to report that to be full of ‘gaum’ was once to be heedful and discerning.
Even better, to be ‘gaum-like’ was to have an intelligent look about you. In Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, the brooding Heathcliff wonders: ‘Did I ever look so stupid, so “gaumless”?’
A contributor to Destructoid wonders where all the gothic horror games are.
I want to see a community sim inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher, where you manage a cursed old home as the last surviving member of a once prestigious family. I want a dating sim with dark, mysterious suitors inspired by the likes of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. I guess you can just file this article into my ever-growing category of trying to manifest my gaming fantasies. At the end of the day, I see a whole lot of unused potential, and I want to start a conversation about the hypothetical games of my dreams that I could be playing this Halloween. (Noelle Warner)
According to The Yorkshire Post,
The rough and steep side of Upper Calder Valley inspired famous author Sylvia Plath, who is buried in Heptonstall, near Hebden Bridge and writer Emily Brontë. It has also been a popular setting for movies and TV shows such as the series Happy Valley. (Liana Jacob)

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