AUTUMN becomes stormy in Haworth at an event spearheaded by Worth Valley photo-artist Simon Warner.

Stormy House/Arashi no ie is the culmination of a project exploring Japanese links to Emily Bronte’s famous novel Wuthering Heights.

The video and sensory installation will immerse the visitor in the world of Wuthering Heights from November 3 to 11 at the Old School Room in Church Street.

Led by Simon’s Whitestone Arts, Simon created the installation with Judith Adams and Stacey Johnstone in collaboration with Japan specialists.

Simon said: “In Emily Bronte’s bicentenary year the uncanny elements of her only novel are explored in an extended comparison with Japanese ghost stories, where ghosts remain earth-bound entities and share a mythological ancestry with Cathy’s ghost that bleeds.

“Entering a space inspired by Japanese tea house architecture the visitor encounters multiple screens telling stories through shadow play, landscape and sound that all provoke the same question: What are the consequences of swallowing a soul?”

Simon added: “Irish-Celtic Emily Bronte chose the explorer Parry for her creative alter ego and sited her imaginary world of Gondal in the North Pacific.

“Within Emily’s immersive game of acting out personas and imaginary worlds, the novel’s groundbreaking content and structure took root. The landscape of Wuthering Heights is a hybrid of Haworth Moor and unbounded childhood imagination.”

The Old School Room will be open daily from 10.30am to 5pm, and admission is free.

At the nearby Bronte Parsonage Museum until January 1, one of Simon’s images features in Making Thunder Roar, an exhibition showing modern artists’ work inspired by Emily Bronte.

Simon’s wrap-round panorama of Haworth Moor forms the setting for the exhibition.

Simon’s six-metre photo featuring one of Bradford Beck’s seven western tributaries currently fills the bookshop window at the Impressions Gallery in Bradford.

The image can be seen 24 hours a day from the street at the junction of Godwin Street and Aldermanbury.

Recollection, a film created by Simon, can be seen in the Watercolour Rooms, Harewood House, Leeds, until November 4.

Based on Humphry Repton’s memoir of Harewood, the film explores the 18th century mansion and estate through Repton’s words, focussing on a meeting with William Wilberforce in 1802.

Visit for further details of the various events he is involved in.