Monday, 4 December 2017

Brontë Parsonage Museum

With details of events in December, 2018 and more:

Former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell to appear in Haworth in February 2018
We're building a truly wonderful programme of events for 2018, which will begin to be announced in the New Year, but we couldn't resist sharing some exciting news with you (call it an early Christmas present!): Chris Riddell, UK Children's Laureate 2015-17, will be appearing in Haworth on Tuesday 13 February.

The genius behind Goth Girl and the Ottoline books will be leading Everyone Can Draw, an illustration workshop for teens (Tickets £5), which will take place from 2.30pm-4.30pm, before reading from and talking about his work in An Evening with Chris Riddell, 'The Doodler' from 6.30pm at the West Lane Baptist Centre. The event will be suitable for those aged 8 and above, and tickets are £5 for children and £7 for adults. For full details of both events, and to book your tickets, head to our website, or call 01535 640192 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) - places are limited, so please do book early to avoid disappointment.
Haworth in December - late night opening and more
Haworth looks so magical in the winter, as the nights draw in, and we've already had our first snowfall! If you come along to visit Haworth before the end of the year, make sure not to miss late night shopping on Thursday 14 December! Stores throughout the village will stay open until 8pm, as will the Museum and Shop. We'll be welcoming local author Stephen Whitehead, who will be doing a signing in the shop (we're offering 10% off his books!), and the Museum will be dressed for the Christmas season. Join us for a glass of sherry, and don't forget that entry is free to all those in the BD22, BD21, BD20 and Thornton postcode areas!

The Museum and Shop are open daily from 10am throughout December, only closing 24-27 December. If you've not already seen Mansions in the Sky, our 2017 exhibition curated by Simon Armitage, come along over the festive period to make sure you don't miss out!
Still looking for the perfect gift for the Brontë fan in your life?
Well, look no further! As well as our exciting Christmas lines from Amanda White, Gisela Graham and the Harrogate Candle Company, our online shop offers beautiful Brontë-themed jewellery, bespoke lines from Kate Lycett and Hannah Nunn and a plethora of different editions of all the best-loved Brontë texts. Buy before Wednesday 20 December for guaranteed Christmas delivery (UK only).

In addition, tickets can now be purchased for our Brontë Treasures sessions for the first part of 2018 - the ultimate Brontë gift!
January events - behind the scenes exclusive and much more ...
As you may know, the Museum closes for the month of January, while we carry out essential maintenance and conservation work - it's our busiest time of the year! The shop will open from 10am-3.30pm (4.30pm on weekends, and excluding 8-9 January), and we'll also be offering free fifteen minute introductory talks on the Brontës in the Parsonage garden throughout the month, at 12pm each day.
On Saturday 7 January, we're welcoming visitors to Parsonage Wrapped: Behind the Scenes at the Museum for an exclusive peek at all that takes places during our closed period, when we put the house to bed and undertake delicate work on our collection and exhibitions.
We're going on a Winter Wander on Saturday 13 January, uncovering stories of the village the Brontës would have known on a special storytelling adventure, led by some of our Museum Guides and featuring encounters with John Brown and Tabitha Ratcliffe.
On Saturday 20 January, we're really excited to welcome Dr Simon White of Oxford Brookes University to Haworth, to help us in Mapping Magic. We need you to share your local stories and folklore with us, and help to contribute to an innovative online resource. Come along to discover more about Haworth and the surrounding area, and for readings of magical poetry and prose!
Full details of all these events can be found on our website, and tickets can be booked online or by calling 01535 640192.
And finally: THANK YOU
The team at the Museum would like to sign off our final newsletter of 2017 by saying a huge thank you to all of you - we have so enjoyed marking Branwell's bicentenary and re-evaluating the much-maligned Brontë brother. We couldn't have done it all without the support and interest of all of our visitors, members, followers and subscribers, and we're so grateful to you all.
As 2017 draws to a close, all we can say is: watch this space for Emily 2018! We can't wait to celebrate with you ...
Stay in touch ...
We produce our newsletters every 4-6 weeks, but for the latest updates and photos of day to day life at the Museum, you can follow us on Twitter @BronteParsonage / @BronteShop, and on Instagram and Facebook @BronteParsonageMuseum.
Until next time,
From all at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

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