- Venue: Other Space
- Other: Throughout September and October
More Information on The Brontë Season
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.
Northern Ballet presents
Tue 6 – Sat 10 September
West Yorkshire Playhouse presents
Sat 24 September – Sat 15 October
West Yorkshire Playhouse and Bobby Tiwana present work-in-progress performances of
Thurs 20 – Sat 22 October
Know Your Place
Created by Rocket
Online from Mon 5 September
with Sound Design by Nicolas Lewis
Brontë Parsonage Haworth, or download online
Jane Eyre vs Villette Debate
Thur 29 September, 6pm
The Brontës: A Life in Letters Readings
Mon 3 October, 7pm
Brontës on Stage & Screen: Wuthering Heights Screening & Panel Discussion
Mon 10 October, 6.30pm
Cast & Credits
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:
Explore Haworth village and Penistone Hill to find out about the environment the Brontës grew up in.
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
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
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
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.
Please contact Aoibheann Kelly, Creative Eduction Manager for more information about all workshop opportunities on Aiobheann.Kelly@wyp.org.uk