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The Brontë Season

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  • Other: Throughout September and October
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The Brontës immediately conjure images of wild Yorkshire moors and the cobbled streets of Haworth. On the 200 year anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, this season celebrates and reimagines the extraordinary stories they wrote, their cultural legacy and their remarkable, yet tragic lives.

The Brontë season is presented in partnership with the Brontë Parsonage Museum.


 

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Northern Ballet presents
Wuthering Heights

Tue 6 – Sat 10 September
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West Yorkshire Playhouse presents
Villette

Sat 24 September – Sat 15 October
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West Yorkshire Playhouse and Bobby Tiwana present work-in-progress performances of
Wasted

Thurs 20 – Sat 22 October
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Know Your Place

Created by Rocket

Online from Mon 5 September

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Tiny Shoes
by Emma Adams

with Sound Design by Nicolas Lewis

Brontë Parsonage Haworth, or download online
£3

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Jane Eyre vs Villette Debate

Thur 29 September, 6pm
£3
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The Brontës: A Life in Letters Readings

Mon 3 October, 7pm
£3
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Brontës on Stage & Screen: Wuthering Heights Screening & Panel Discussion

Mon 10 October, 6.30pm
£12
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Exploring the events of the Brontë Parsonage, Haworth

What events in the lives of the Brontë family might have inspired their plots and how did their environment impact on their writing? Introduce your students to the world of the Brontë family by visiting the Bronte Parsonage to explore two of the following options:

Guided Walk

Explore Haworth village and Penistone Hill to find out about the environment the Brontës grew up in.

Charlotte

An illustrated talk, examining Jane Eyre and Villette in the context of Charlotte Brontë’s own life.

Tour of parsonage and Museum (self guided)

Look around the Brontë home, filled with their possessions, artwork and manuscripts.

Duration: 10am-1pm or 12pm-3pm

Suitable for: GCSE/A-Level groups (14+)/students of English Literature, Drama and Theatre Studies

Available: Sept-Oct 2016

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Brontë Heritage at Leeds Libraries, City Library

Yorkshire in the time of the Brontë Family

Explore a wealth of resources depicting the Yorkshire landscape and a selection of newspapers which influenced the Brontës and their writing.  A book handling session will introduce students to heritage books printed during this era followed by an opportunity to embrace everyone’s inner Brontë by using nibs and ink to create and write miniature books.

Duration: 10am – 12.30pm

Suitable for: KS3, GCSE, A-level groups (14+) and students of English Literature, Drama and Theatre studies

Dates: Thursdays – 8 and 29 Sept, 6 and 13 Oct

Cost: £315 per group

Maximum: 25 students

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Villette: A Practical Workshop

Sat 24 Sept – Sat 15 Oct

A West Yorkshire Playhouse workshop based on Villette.

Discover more about the adaptation of this novel and how the Playhouse brought this unique production to life.

Duration: morning or afternoon (90 minutes)

Suitable for: GCSE/A-Level Drama and Theatre Studies students

Available: during September and October in school or at the Playhouse

Cost: £165+VAT (plus travel expenses if taking place in school)

Maximum: 30 students

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Northern Ballet presents Wuthering Heights

Tue 6 – Sat 10 Sept

A Northern Ballet Workshop based on Wuthering Heights

Northern Ballet is renowned for reimagining well-known stories through dance. To explore the story and characters of Wuthering Heights in a different way, they are offering school workshops to accompany Wuthering Heights throughout the Autumn term.

Delivered by a professional dance artist at your school, workshops start at £200+VAT for a half day.

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Please contact Aoibheann Kelly, Creative Eduction Manager for more information about all workshop opportunities on Aiobheann.Kelly@wyp.org.uk

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