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Exhibition, Fri 1 Jun - Fri 27 Jul 2018, free entry

South Square Centre

South Square Centre


South Square,
BD13 3LD

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Fri 1 Jun - Fri 27 Jul Of Real Worlds


Celebrating 200 years since Emily Brontë’s birth.

In 2018, we will reach the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of literature’s most famous siblings, Emily Brontë who was born just a few hundred yards from the South Square Centre. To raise awareness of this internationally significant part of Thornton’s heritage, we will mark Emily’s birth with exhibitions; events, creative workshops and a birthday party.

To celebrate this cultural milestone, South Square is working with Thornton-based artist Lucy Barker and local schools to explore Emily Brontë’s literary works. We will learn about the history of Emily’s family and also create new artworks in response to this legacy culminating in an exhibition and celebration event.

Emily Brontë, most known for her only published novel ‘Wuthering Heights’ which is widely regarded as a classic of English Literature, was also a prolific poet. She was described as a ‘metaphysical poet’ often drawing from the surrounding landscape.

Inspired by the way that Emily’s work is often described as attending to ‘tremendous themes and minute observations’ of her surrounding natural world, local artist Lucy Barker has been working with local schools to create animations, collage and visual poems which will be presented at the exhibition.

Alongside this, the exhibition will feature artist responses to Emily Bronte’s work, particularly evoking her deep interest in landscape, plants, and animals.

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 1 Jun - Fri 27 Jul 2018
Tuesday – Sunday 12-3pm I Fridays 11-5pm


Free entry




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    Map reference: SE 098326  Lat: 53.79011 Long: -1.85129

    By Road:
    Four miles west of Bradford city centre.


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