Monday, 4 January 2016

Brontë200 - this year

Major exhibitions, displays and events at the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth will mark the bicentenary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë in the coming year. Richard Moss's preview for Culture 24 contains selections of some of these - for example:

The Brontë Society and the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth have invited the novelist Tracy Chevalier to be a “creative partner” for the bicentenary year, to explore creative ways of responding to the Brontë legacy. The acclaimed writer, whose works include Girl with a Pearl Earring, has developed an exhibition called I Shall Go Off Like a Bombshell which, through objects and quotations “explores the contrast between Charlotte’s constricted life and her huge ambition”. 

The whole article, with illustrations, can be viewed here. A new website will soon be online ( devoted to the bicentenary.

Are you a Charlotte (of any age) who was born on 21 April? Want to share in the celebrations? If so, email . You could also help to track down other eligible Charlottes by using #seekingcharlotte

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