The Brontë Lounge with Simon Armitage

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The Rise and Fall of Branwell Brontë

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The Rise and Fall of Branwell Brontë

We are thrilled to welcome Simon Armitage to the Brontë Lounge.
Simon was the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s Creative Partner in 2017, the bicentenary year of Branwell Brontë.  During his residency Simon curated an exhibition, Mansions in the Sky, and wrote ten poems in response to Branwell’s belongings in the Museum collection.
In this live event, Simon will read from the Mansions in the Sky series of poems and talk to host Helen Meller about how his understanding of the notorious Brontë brother developed and changed as he took a closer look at his life and influences.  

Simon Armitage has published over a dozen collections of poetry and is also a playwright, novelist, song lyricist and broadcaster.  He is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds and in 2015 was elected Oxford Professor of Poetry. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 2019. 

Tickets cost £5 and the event will start at 7.30pm UK time (GMT+1) 
This event will take place via zoom.  It is a live event and will not be recorded.

The Brontë Society is a registered charity and this event has been organised to raise funds for the Brontë Parsonage Museum at this challenging time. 

Full details of how to join the event will be sent once you have booked your place.  

Please note that many museum staff are still furloughed or working from home, so at times, there may not be anyone one in the office to take your call. Please email if you have any queries about this event. 

Thank you for your support.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Brontë Lounge soon!
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