CHARLOTTE’S 200th birthday may have passed but we still got plenty to celebrate as her bicentenary year moves on.

This weekend sees two highlights of Haworth’s annual calendar falling at the same time, the national Museums At Night and the village’s own 1940s Weekend.

Everyone is welcome to come along to the Parsonage on Friday evening to share stories from wartime as our contribution to Museums At Night.

The museum will be open from 6.30pm to 8pm when tales of childhood courage and wartime adventure will be told in the historic rooms by candlelight.

This event is free to all visitors providing evidence of living in the BD22, BD21 or BD20 postcode areas and Thornton. Usual admission prices apply to all other visitors.

The 1940s weekend runs on Saturday and Sunday May 14 and 15, when the museum will have special 1940s display of memorabilia and film stills from some of the Golden Age of Hollywood’s finest Brontë adaptations.

Visitors can discover the impact these films had on public perceptions of the Brontës and their works. The display is free with admission to the museum.

As part of the 200th anniversary celebrations we’re having talks at the Parsonage on one Tuesday each month at 2pm.

The June 7 talk is entitled Uncovering Brontë Country, and focuses on northern locations that feature in the writing of Charlotte Brontë. The talk is free on admission to the museum.

Our efforts will then turn to our Summer Festival Weekend, which include special events alongside the Brontë Society’s annual general meeting.

Society members have received priority for booking, with any remaining places made available to non-members.

The Story of the Withins Farms is a talk by local historian Steve Wood and his co-author Peter Brears, in the West Lane Baptist Centre on June 10 at 3pm.

The pair will share the history of the Withins Farms, based on research for their recently-released book The Real Wuthering Heights: The Story Of The Withins Farms. Tickets cost £7.50.

Comedy duo LipService will unveil their new film Charlotte – The Movie! on June 10 at 7.30pm in the West Lane Baptist Centre.

The long-established duo have created the film, especially for Charlotte’s bicentenary. The film also features Emily, but apparently Anne has just popped out for a cup of sugar.

Audrey and Olivia from the National Institute For Bringing History To Life Society have been given exclusive access to the Parsonage to make one of the most revelatory films about Charlotte Brontë ever produced.

In this insightful drama-documentary, they reveal that Charlotte liked nothing better than to knock through and brighten up a drab corner with some choice chintz, that Emily had an insatiable penchant for mint humbugs, and that Anne was the inspiration between behind many of Alan Ayckbourn’s successful stage farces.

Charlotte’s latest biographer Claire Harman addresses more serious matters during the Brontë Society’s annual lecture on June 11.

Visit or call 01535 640188 for further information and to book tickets for events.