ARTWORK celebrating one of the most acclaimed authors in history has been installed in a gallery in her home village.

This summer marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Wuthering Heights author Emily Bronte and the celebrations started in Thornton earlier this month.

South Square Gallery, just a few minutes’ walk from the author’s birthplace, held a birthday party to celebrate the author.

The event marked the opening the gallery’s latest exhibition Of Real Worlds, which features multi-sensory work by local artists as well as pupils from Thornton’s schools.

Thornton-based artist Lucy Barker worked with schools to explore Emily Bronte’s literary works, with pupils learning about the history of Emily’s family.

Students at Thornton Primary School created stop-motion animation pieces based on the lives of Emily and her sisters.

And pupils from years 8 and 9 at Beckfoot Thornton have created collages out of her poetry and writings.

The new exhibition includes an immersive projection, inspired by the moors and natural landscapes that inspired Emily Bronte.

There are also projections of the work the pupils made in their workshops and 3D pieces of art.

Alice Withers, from South Square, said: “We hope these events will help make the anniversary a milestone for the village. It is good Thornton is becoming more well known as the Bronte’s birthplace now.”

South Square held a similar exhibition to remember Charlotte Bronte on the 200th anniversary of her birth in 2016.

The party featured live music, cocktails, art exhibitions, activities, DJs, a “Wuthering Heights participatory dance challenge” and techno soundscapes.

Adrena backed up their artistic spherical projections with live drumming while Becky Marshall performed a techno soundscape inspired Emily’s works. And dance artist Daliah Touré took part in a participatory dance performance inspired by the Kate Bush song Wuthering Heights.

The exhibition will run until July 27.

Emily eventually moved from Thornton to Haworth when, her father the Rev Patrick Bronte became the village’s clergymen.

There, in what is now the Bronte Parsonage Museum, Emily and her sisters Anne and Charlotte wrote their famous novels.

The Haworth museum is currently hosting an exhibition entitled Making Thunder Roar to celebrate the 200th anniversary year of Emily’s birth.

The museum invited a number of well-known Emily admirers to share their own fascination with her life and work.