Saturday, 14 September 2013

Next weekend at Red House

The Brontës and the Railways - Professor Ann Sumner

Professor Ann Sumner2pm - Friday 20 September - The Barn, Red House

Professor Ann Sumner took up the role of Executive Director of The Brontë Society in early 2013. She has always had a passion for the Brontës and was interviewed about their relationship with the railways by Michael Portillo for his BBC programme ‘Great British Railway Journeys’. In this fascinating lecture she considers the impact railway travel had upon the sisters, the journeys they took and the investments they made in shares, as well as Branwell Brontë’s employment on the railway. She is currently undertaking research on this subject and will be bringing her latest thoughts to our festival ahead of the programme being aired in January 2014.
It's all part of the first North Kirklees Literary Festival. This session is £3  There's more related to the Brontës too - www.northkirkleesliteraryfestival.org.uk/

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