Branwell – the forgotten Bronte

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Date(s) - 19/05/2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Chapel Hall


Branwell Bronte - self-portait

Branwell Bronte – self-portrait

The only son of the Reverend Patrick Bronte, Branwell was once dubbed “the family genius” but did not rise to fame like his sisters, in fact quite the opposite. His artistic career and subsequent job opportunities all failed.

Commemorating 200 years after his birth a talk by Dr Claire O’Callaghan will explore what went wrong for this troubled young man who died a year after the publication of Jane Eyre “without knowing that his sister had published a word”.

Claire lives in Ruddington and lectures in Victorian literature at Brunel University, London. She is currently writing a book about the Brontes. 

The event takes place at the Framework Knitters Museum in the old chapel, Chapel Street, on Friday 19 May at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 and are available from the Museum, or phone Kathy on 0115 9845375

Branwell – the forgotten Bronte was last modified: April 12th, 2017 by Faye Stenson