Music on Christmas Morning; The Brontës at Thorp Green

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A Thursday Talk at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

A Thursday Talk at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

Between 1843 and 1845 both Anne and Branwell Brontë held positions at Thorp Green Hall, near York, where they worked for the Robinson family.  

This talk will examine the different experiences and effects of Anne and Branwell’s interaction with the Robinson family. Branwell’s controversial and dramatic relationship with Lydia Robinson is normally the headline feature when this topic is raised. However, Anne’s involvement with the family as governess to the three Robinson daughters lasted far longer and was in many respects more significant, in ways seldom appreciated at the time or since.

The impact of Anne’s time at Thorp Green on her development as an artist and writer will be examined together with the resolution of her previous religious crisis, as demonstrated by her joyful poem, ‘Music on Christmas Morning'.

Date: Thursday 7 December, 5pm
Venue: Brontë Event Space at the Old School Room
No booking required

Free for all to attend. Stop by and join us before a spot of late-night shopping in Haworth, as Main Street remains open until 8pm to mark the start of Christmas in Haworth. Visit the Christmas in Haworth website to explore what's on.

This is an in-person event at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Can't make it in person? No problem! We will be running an online version of this Thursday Talk on Thursday 14 December. Find out more.
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