FRANK Cottrell-Boyce’s new exhibition celebrating the life of the Brontë sisters’ father is due to open in Haworth on August 10.

The writer, actor and screenwriter is curating How My Light Is Spent, a display at the Brontw Parsonage Museum focusing on the Rev Patrick Bronte.

The author collaborated with Illuminos, Lumen and leading artist Jo Pocock to devise an innovative installation exploring Patrick’s memories and imagination as he recovered from a cataract operation aged 70, when he had outlived his wife and twoof his children.

How My Light Is Spent invites visitors to enter the Parsonage cellar for the very first time for an immersive installation that combines elements of theatre, light and sound to create a memorable and moving experience for people of all ages.

Audiences will share Patrick’s experience of darkness, hear the memories he held dear and see the dreams and visions he shared with Charlotte, who had cared for him following the operation. It was at this time that she began to write ‘Jane Eyre’.

The life of Patrick Brontë was intercut with moments of extreme joy – at his marriage to Maria Branwell and at his children’s success – but also with periods of profound sorrow.

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