Exploring the Brontes at Halifax Central Library

Saturday 9 September 2017 at 18:30 – 20:00 at Halifax Central Library.

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Exploring the Brontes is a multi-disciplinary event celebrating the literary legacy of the Brontes, with poetry and prose by and about the Brontes delivered by Simon Zonenblick, and a performance of The Cold Plunge, a monologue by Caroline Lamb, addressing themes of aspiration and social values from the perspective of Bronte friend Mary Taylor.

Simon’s film about Branwell Bronte was screened at the Bronte Parsonage and in Calderdale Libraries for Branwell’s bicentenary in June, and his presentation will focus largely on the significance of Halifax in the lives and writings of the Brontes.

Caroline runs theatre company Dangerous to Know, who in 2015 produced her play The Dissolution of Percy, about Branwell, and are working on the first ever stage production of Charlotte Bronte’s Shirley. Caroline has played Emily Bronte and Jane Eyre, and her writing brings history to the stage, lending the past a contemporary voice.

This appearance follows ETB’s successful shows at the Morley Arts Festival 2016, and Todmorden Library in 2017.

Admission is FREE but you should Book your tickets at www.eventbrite.com or by calling 01422 392630 from Tuesday 5 September.

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