AS I said last month, we’re now entering my favourite time of the year – autumn! I love it when the nights start drawing in, and the museum is being locked up at dusk.

The half-term holidays are fast approaching, and so we’ve got our regular Wild Wednesday workshops to look forward to, so join us on Wednesdays October 24 or 31 to create some Wuthering Heights-inspired monstrous masks – just in time for Halloween!

And staying with the Halloween theme, on Thursday October 25 there’s an opportunity to enjoy the museum after dark, and listen to some spooky tales. We’re delighted that renowned storyteller Sita Brand of Settle Stories will be joining us to share dark tales from around the world

Don’t forget that late-night Thursdays are free after 5.30pm to visitors who live in the BD22, BD21, BD20 postcode areas and also all those living in Thornton, birthplace of the Brontes. You don’t need to pre-book; just bring a child to hold your hand!

Also in the museum from October 25 until the end of the year, is an audio installation featuring the voices of local school children.

Last year, artist and researcher Rachel Emily Taylor recorded the children reading poetry about being in the landscape, and this has been shaped into an audio installation of ‘clock chimes’, with the chimes representing journeys in Wuthering Heights, the routine of the classroom, and how the children felt out on the moors. It will be a lovely opportunity to hear local children’s voices in the atmospheric setting of the Parsonage.

We still have a few tickets left for the following night: ‘Parsonage Unwrapped’, which this month focuses on ‘Tales from the Collection’.

To celebrate Museums at Night, and the 90th anniversary of the museum, our curatorial team will share some of their favourite stories, including the flintlock pistol sent through the post, the Bronte lace found on eBay, and the carrier bag containing undiscovered Bronte artwork. If you want to hear more bizarre stories, join us for what should be an entertaining evening! Tickets cost £22.50/£20 concessions and include a glass of wine.

And finally, there will be an installation in the Old School Room between November 3 and 11. Whitestone Arts, based in Stanbury, is bringing together Japanese artists and young people from West Yorkshire in a cultural collaboration that explores the ghostly elements of Wuthering Heights and Japanese ghost tales.

The installation will feature audio video, performance and set design with landscape imagery from Haworth Moor and rural Japan. I’m particularly looking forward to it, as I’m often asked if I can explain the Japanese fascination with the Brontes, and I’m hoping this will shed some light! Entry is free and the Old School Room is open between 10.30am and 5pm each day.

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