Celebrate World Goth Day with a nod to the Brontës

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On World Goth Day and as part of Brontë 200 celebrations marking the bicentenary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë, local art historian and writer Simon Poë will give a lecture at Red House Museum, Gomersal, on Sunday 22 May entitled ‘Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: Yorkshire, the Brontë Family and the British Romantic Movement’.goth day, image of ghosts,

Simon will talk about the Romantic Movement and its role in shaping the imaginative world of Charlotte Brontë and her sisters. He will also trace the roots of their writings in the rugged landscape of Pennine Yorkshire and in Gothic. By coincidence, 22 May is World Goth Day so people coming to the lecture are welcome to wear black.

Simon will also explore the Brontës’ afterlife in popular culture, in television and cinema, right up to the present day. Simon said:

“Who can forget Kate Bush’s iconic Red Dress video for her debut hit ‘Wuthering Heights’,”

The hour-long lecture starts at 2pm. There is a cost of £3.50 per person to attend. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day. Access to the lecture is via stairs.

More information about the Goth Day lecture

For further information visit Red House, Oxford Road, Gomersal,  or call 01274 335056.


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