This Friday, a couple of hundred members of the Brontë Society, mainly from the UK but with delegations from overseas, will be in Haworth for an annual series of events which will last until Sunday evening, with excursions on he Monday and the Tuesday of next week.
On Friday evening, a Jazz trio will play in the Parsonage Meadow and an auction of Brontë-related books will be held by Andrew McLauchlan.
On Saturday, the Annual lecture at 11am will be given by Professor Douglas Gifford from Edinburgh, who in addition to his university work is Honorary Librarian of Walter Scott’s Library at Abbotsford and Director of the Abbotsford Library Research Project Trust. The AGM (chaired by Society President Rebecca Fraser) will be at 4.30pm, then at 7.30pm there will be a panel discussion featuring the Brontë biographers Juliet Barker, Edward Chitham, Rebecca Fraser and Lyndall Gordon, chaired by journalist and author Justine Picardie.
Sunday begins with Coffee and Cadence, with readings by Robert Barnard, Angela Crow and Richard Wilcocks, followed by walks in the afternoon. In the evening there will be a showing of the film Cold Comfort Farm.