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Thursday, 28 November 2019

Anne Brontë Bi-centenary Events in Scarborough

 January/February 2020

10th January – Woodend (runs until 8th February, 9am-5pm daily).

Opening of the art exhibition at Woodend.  Encapsulates Anne Bronte’s novel, ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ in 200 pages & artist’s representations of her novel. Free admission.

14th January – Woodend (2pm)

Lecture on ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ by Tim Tubbs.  Booking required: £5.00.

17th January – Woodend (7pm)
Evening Performance of ‘Tracking the Brontës - a presentation with original music’. Booking required. £5.00 or pay at the door if places available.

18th January – Woodend (2pm, 3.30pm. 7pm)

2pm: Afternoon matinee of Tracking the Brontës - a presentation with original music.  £5.00 at the door.

3.30pm: Talk by Catherine Rayner entitled, ‘Buried in Paradise’ on Anne’s last days & the ending of Agnes Grey and Anne’s final poetry, followed by Q&A & book signing. Free admission

7pm: Talk by Dr Edward Chitham on Anne Bronte’s poetry. Followed by Q&A & book signing.  Free Admission.  Tea, Coffee and snacks available to purchase, during the day.

19th January – The Grand Hotel  (all events free admission)

10.30am: Opening of a day of celebrations for the life of Anne Brontë, (10.30-11am) Introduction & presentation of Artists, Writers & Brontë representatives & local dignitaries. Patsy Stoneman, Vice President of the Bronte Society will introduce everyone at The Grand Hotel & thanks those who have organised the celebration of Anne’s life & links with Scarborough & the Yorkshire Coast.

11.15-11.45am: Storyteller, Jan Bee Brown will entertain. 

12noon-1.15pm: Forum for discussion with Bronte writers and artists, includes audience participation. Tea, Coffee and snacks available to purchase, throughout the day.

1.45-2.45pm: Storyteller, Jan Bee Brown will entertain.

2.45-4.00pm: audience may partake of a walk to the beach to cast a pebble into the sea in memory of Anne, followed by a walk to St. Mary’s Church.

St Mary’s Church 3.45-4.00pm: The church bells will ring to welcome everyone.

4pm Graveside: Trish Gurney, The Chair of the Brontë Council, will lay flowers on the grave and read one of Anne’s poems.

4.15pm: everyone enters the church for a time of quiet reflection followed by a piece of music, especially written for the occasion by Sarah Dew. Closing words from Patsy Stoneman to end the weekend.  Tea and coffee and snacks can be purchased at the church.

Woodend Creative Workspace, The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW

Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, YO11 2ET