AWARD-winning writers and influential activists are lining up for Emily Brontë’s 200th birthday weekend.

Well-known names in literature and contemporary culture will descend on Haworth for a special four-day festival in and around the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

Visiting between July 27 and 30 will be acclaimed poet Patience Agbabi, activist and actor Lily Cole, bestselling author Kate Mosse, and award-winning musicians The Unthanks.

There will be a series of performances, film, walks and new commissions from in the-days leading up to Emily’s actual birthday, Monday, July 30.

Kitty Wright, executive director of the Brontë Society, said: “It’s impossible to say exactly what it is about Emily Brontë that captures the imagination and heart of so many people so long after she lived and died.

“Emily is perhaps the Brontë sibling most associated with the dramatic, bleak and beautiful moorland surrounding their home.

“As such her birthday will be marked by guided walks and outdoor sketching workshops as well as poetry performances, literary discussions and free activities for all the family.

“We look forward to sharing Emily’s executive director of the Brontë Society, legacy with international audiences old and new.”

Visit or call 01535 642323 for the July 27-30 events, including times and venues, and how to book tickets.