IF YOU’VE ever wondered why many of the signs around Haworth feature Japanese characters, and why Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is so popular in Japan, then July 1 is a good time to visit the museum!

The day starts with a calligraphy workshop, led by Japanese calligrapher Misuzu Kosaka. Places are limited, and tickets cost £20/£17.50. Call 01535 640192 or visit our website.

Following the workshop, we have two free events in Haworth Old School Room: a talk by Damian Flanagan, a Japanese culture specialist, who will explore why Wuthering Heights is so popular with Japanese readers; and the opportunity to witness a Japanese tea ceremony, perhaps the most elegant of Japanese traditions.

July 1 is a busy day for us, as we’ve also teamed up with Bradford Literature Festival, and on Sunday there will be a Brontë-inspired manga workshop in Bradford city-centre aimed at teens – so we really are going all-out Japanese that weekend!

The workshop in Bradford is 11am-1pm and tickets cost just £7/£3 and are available from bradfordliteraturefestival.co.uk

We have a free Tuesday talk on July 3, and this month, we look at the few experiences Emily had in the world outside the Parsonage, and explore what home meant to Emily.

We then have another joint event with Bradford Literature Festival on July 8 as part of its Brontë Stones project. The Anne Stone will be unveiled on Sunday, July 8, and to celebrate we’re delighted to welcome poet Jackie Kay and broadcaster (and avid Anne-fan!) Samira Ahmed to Haworth.

The event will begin at 4pm in Parson’s Field behind the Parsonage, and then move into Haworth Old School Room. Tickets are available from Bradford Literature Festival, and are priced £8/£5.

Finally, if you’re aged between 16 and 25 , and want to gain some insight into what it is like to make a living in the creative arts industry, then apply for a place on our two- day workshop, which takes place on August 6 to 7.

Starting from a theme of ‘stormy weather’ in the apt setting of the museum on day one, you will have the opportunity to make, create, perform and present new work at Leeds Library on day two.

You will be supported by professional artists Sai Murray, Tobago Crusoe (of Paddington fame!), Melanie Abrahams and Gabriele Zuccarini who work in literature, spoken word, curation, music, graphic design, film and production.

Tickets for the two days are just £12 (which includes lunch on day one). To apply, send your name, address, age, and up to 250 words on how this workshop will benefit you to katarzyna.mc@bronte.org.uk or Audience Development Team, Brontë Parsonage Museum, Church Street, Haworth, BD22 8DR.

Visit bronte.org.uk/whats-on for details of our big Emily Birthday Weekend from July 27-30 – there’s so much going on!