Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Half Term Activities at the Parsonage

Media release from Jenna Holmes:

An exhibition of costumes from the upcoming ITV adaptation of Wuthering Heights, a newly refurbished exhibition focusing on the Brontës’ lives with interactive displays for families, and arts and crafts drop-in workshops are just some of the activities for visitors to the Parsonage  during half term week.

Bafta-winning costume designer Amy Roberts has worked with the museum to display several of the costumes that she designed for ITV’s new adaptation of Wuthering Heights. The drama, which will be broadcast later in 2009, stars Tom Hardy, Sarah Lancashire and Charlotte Riley and was filmed in Yorkshire last year. Visitors will be able to see items worn by Heathcliff, Cathy and Isabella, amongst others, on display in the period rooms of the museum and find out more about how the costumes were created.

The newly renovated major exhibition room in the Parsonage now showcases more of the museum’s collection of precious manuscripts and artefacts than ever before, and its interactive design and bold new graphics also offer fun ways for children to explore the Brontë story.

On Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18, and Thursday 19 February Education Officer Susan Newby will be running drop-in arts and crafts activities for families throughout the day, free on admission to the museum. Visitors to Haworth should look out for special entry coupons that can be found in the cafes and shops in Haworth during half term week, offering special entry prices to the museum from Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 February.

Also currently on display at the museum is a new contemporary arts exhibition by Haworth-based artist Victor Buta. His series of abstract paintings, Alter Ego, is based on the Brontës’ handwriting and signatures and the exhibition also offers new ways to discover the Brontës’ letters and handwriting. Victor Buta will be running an artists' workshop on Saturday 28 February for beginner or experienced artists to create their own Alter Ego paintings. For further information contact Arts Officer Jenna Holmes on 01535 640188.

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