Bringing a stellar week of poetry performance and discussions to a close Helen Mort from Sheffield described by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy as being, “among the brightest stars in the constellation of Young British Poets” and from South Africa Finuala Dowling, with an honesty and wit that cuts through all the pretence and niceties […]
In Lauren Livesey’s presentation showing the work of the Brontë Parsonage Museum at Haworth, the museum dedicated to preserving the Brontë name. I learned more about Emily and her sisters, in a few short hours than ever before. Entertaining, detailed, wholly accessible, with a lightness of touch, she had mine and the rest of the audience’s undivided […]
Zoë Howe acclaimed rock n roll biographer responsible for Typical Girls the first biography on the seminal all-girl punk band The Slits, interviewed by Simone Marie bassist from Primal Scream. ‘One of our favourite music writers,’ says Simone quoting from John Robb.
Imaginarium. Emily Brontë had hers, a place of fantasy where her work gestated and grew. Four authors Jacqueline Crooks (The Ice Migration) Leone Ross (Come Let us Sing Anyway) Naomi Booth (Sealed) and Bonnie Greer (Entropy) gathered in the Reading Room of Hull Library to share thoughts and ideas surrounding the nature of their own […]
But where did he come from the dark little thing? Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë. Inspired by and exploring connections to Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, Lily Cole’s new short film Balls received its Hull premiere inside the Central Library with Lily and producer Kate Wilson in conversation with literature festival co-curator Bonnie Greer.
I don’t know if it is a cop-out but for me to tell you what Toria sounds like, about the way she delivers a line, it just doesn’t seem right. The only comparison I can make, and I bet she gets it all the time is that she reminds me of Lol from This is England… […]