TIME HAS flown since our last Ticket article which featured our Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing.

The events and workshops were well-attended and we’ve had some great feedback, so thank you to everyone who joined us during the first weekend in September.

October is now upon us and we are busy preparing for Linger, the next offering from our contemporary arts programme.

Linger is a new music installation by contemporary classical composer Ailís Ní Ríain written for and performed on the Brontë family piano.

It comprises six new pieces, each of which reflects the essence of a different room in the parsonage, and is sure to enrich any visitor’s experience of the museum. Linger opens on Saturday October 10 and is free with admission to the museum.

Later in the month, we will be delighted to welcome Sophie Hannah, the queen of psychological fiction, to Haworth.

Sophie will be talking about her latest book, A Game For All The Family, at West Lane Baptist Centre on Thursday 29 October at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6. Sophie is a captivating speaker, so make sure you book soon via bronte.org.uk/whats-on or by calling 01535 640188.

The following evening, Friday October 30, the museum will be participating in Museums At Night. We are holding a candlelit event with composer Ailís Ní Ríain, who will perform excerpts from Linger on the Brontë family piano.

The piano is usually associated with Emily Brontë and is a much-loved item in the museum’s collection, so this event will be really special. Tickets are limited to 30 and cost £15 including a glass of wine. You can book at bronte.org.uk/whats-on or by calling 01535 640188.

And on Saturday October 31– Halloween – we are holding a Museums At Night event for all the family. Join us from 6.30pm and meet Tabitha Aykroyd, the Brontës’ housekeeper, in the candlelit parsonage.

Tabby will be sharing ghost stories, macabre happenings and village superstitions – you might not want to step back outside! Admission is free for residents of postcode areas BD20, BD21, BD22 and residents of Thornton (Brontë birthplace).

Even though it seems like term has only just started, half-term is just around the corner. The museum will be running a programme of art-based activities from October 26 to 30 as part of The Big Draw. Details are still being finalised, so keep an eye on bronte.org.uk for more information.

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