5.30pm Brontë Birthplace6.30pm South Square Garden
Join us for a glass of prosecco and cicchetti (Italian canapés) at the birthplace of the Brontës in
5.30pm Brontë Birthplace 6.30pm South Square Garden
Join us for a glass of prosecco and cicchetti (Italian canapés) at the birthplace of the Brontës in Thornton to unveil the blue plaque that marks the births of Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne Brontë on the day of Emily’s birthday. Writer and Brontë expert, Michael Stewart, will give a short talk.
This event will be followed by the launch of Michael Stewart’s new book, Walking the Invisible, in the beautiful newly re-landscaped garden at South Square Art Centre. There will be live music, readings, a book signing, street food supplied by Plenty at the Square, and a fully licenced bar, The Watchmakers.
South Square is a collection of 19th Century workers cottages, in the old Yorkshire village of Thornton, famous for its Brontë connections and its impressive 20-arch viaduct.
Renovated as a community arts centre in 1982, South Square Centre is now home to ten studio spaces for a variety of artists, as well as a gallery, community spaces, archive, fine art framers, bar and a cafe.
The centre hosts community events and activities for all ages, including an ongoing workshop programme and provides community spaces available to hire.