WHEN LAST I wrote I was hopeful of spring flowers, not expecting another flurry of snow – how wrong was I!

Hopefully now we’re in the midst of the Easter holidays, we can stop talking about snow!

There’s still time for you and your family to join us at the museum and take part in some holiday activities.

We’ve got walks up to Penistone Hill every day at 2pm, and a Wild Wednesday drop-in workshop on April 11, where you can make your own ‘marvellous map’.

Speaking of maps … I spent last Friday doing a 14-mile moorland trek with local author Michael Stewart and local cartographer Chris Goddard on a recce for an ‘Emily walk’.

Michael has devised this as part of his Bronte Stones project – more on that next month.

The weather was incredibly wuthering – it was windy, boggy and exhausting. Very Emily Brontë!

My plan is to do the walk as part of our Emily birthday celebrations at the end of July.

It’s a tough but rewarding walk for the hardiest of walkers!

More details will be released nearer the time.

Back in the museum, we have our first late night Thursday of the year on April 19, now we’ve moved into our summer opening times.

And as it’s close to Charlotte’s birthday, some characters who knew her well – Tabby the housekeeper, and John Brown the sexton – will be in the Parsonage ready to share stories about Charlotte and her life at home.

Admission is free after 5.30pm to visitors who live in the BD22, BD21 and BD20 postcode areas or Thornton.

The evening after sees us introduce our writer in residence for 2018, Patience Agbabi.

Patience took part in last year’s Poetry at the Parsonage event, and we liked her so much, we invited her to play a part in Emily’s bicentenary year by becoming our writer in residence for the year.

She will join us at West Lane Baptist Centre, to read and perform, and tell us more about her plans for the residency.

Patience is an amazing performance poet, so we’re very excited about the evening and her plans for the rest of the year.

She’ll be at West Lane Baptist Centre on Saturday, April 28, 7.30pm.

The literature lovers amongst you are in for a treat this spring, as the week after Patience Agbabi, we welcome Fiona Mozley to Haworth.

Fiona will be discussing her Booker shortlisted novel Elmet, which has been described as an example of northern rural noir – sounds very Wuthering Heights!

Fiona will be at Hall Green Baptist Church on Saturday May 5 at 2.30pm.

We’ve been pretty busy this month with TV and radio recordings.

BBC’s Countryfile were filming in the museum last week.

W had Radio 4 in the library on Friday, recording an episode of ‘Beyond Belief’, focusing on the Brontës and theology. Very celebral stuff!

When we know the broadcast dates, we’ll put the info on our website.

Visit bronte.org.uk or call 01535 640192 for details of all the above.