THE WOMAN Question is the title of a special Bronte-themed evening marking the centenary of women gaining the vote.

The Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth will host the September 28 event as the latest entry in its monthly Parsonage Unwrapped programme.

The 7.30pm event focuses on what it would be like to be a working woman in the 19th century when the Bronte sisters were writing.

A spokesman said: “The Bronte sisters knew from a young age that they would have to earn a living and were educated to become governesses and teachers.

“The Bronte servant Martha Brown had barely left her teens before she began working as a servant to the Bronte family.

“The evening will explore the working lives of the women of the Parsonage, and how they operated within the constraints and expectations of the age.”

The museum will hold its monthly Bronte Treasures night on the same day, at 2pm, when a curator will offer unique access to treasures from the Bronte Society collection.

The third monthly event, Late Night Thursday, will be on September 20 when the museum will open till 8pm so that visitors can avoid the crowds.

After 5.30pm, entry is free to local people providing proof of residence in the BD22, BD21 and BD20 postcode areas or living in Thornton.

All three events are held monthly, as part of the Bronte Parsonage Museum’s year of celebrations for the 200th anniversary of Wuthering Heights author Emily Bronte’s birth.

This month the museum is also hosting the Bronte Festival of Women’s Writing, which features workshops on writing crime and historical fiction, advice on writing online, and a performance by leading point Patience Agbabi.

The museum will host free talks on October 2 – at 11am and 2pm – entitled Critical Responses to Wuthering Heights.

Visit’s-on for information on all events.