The Weather and the Brontës with Rebecca Chesney

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Brontë Festival of Women's Writing

The Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing is back with an impressive line-up of female writers, poets, artists and experts driving the sustainability conversation.

The Weather and the Brontës
with Rebecca Chesney

Sunday 24 September
2.15pm - 3.15pm (GMT)

Whether you’re looking out of the Parsonage window on a rainy day, or reading extracts from ‘Wuthering Heights’ as Cathy battles with the billowing moors, weather is integral to the Brontë story.

In October 2011 visual artist Rebecca Chesney sited a digital weather station in the garden of the Brontë Parsonage Museum to collect weather data for a year.

Through collating both historical and contemporary weather records and cross-referencing them with descriptions of weather in the Brontës' letters, poems and novels, she spent time exploring the influence the weather had on their lives and work. Returning to the project in 2023, Rebecca has continued her weather observations by inviting visitors in the museum to note their personal accounts of the weather in a Weather Book.

We’re joined by Rebecca Chesney as she reflects on weather in Haworth over the years, looking at weather as an importance force of nature, not only in regards to wellbeing and experience, but also what it can tell us about changing climate and affected landscape.

This event will take place at West Lane Baptist Church, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 8EN.

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Digital Festival (concession) £4

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About the festival

The Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing champions female creativity and celebrates the legacy of the UK’s most famous literary sisters – the Brontës. Every year in Haworth, West Yorkshire, former home of the Brontë family, the Brontë Parsonage Museum produces a weekend of events, talks and workshops that seek to inspire, entertain and intrigue visitors from across the world.

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