Becoming the Brontes: free primary teacher exhibition and CPD

, 16:15-17:45 FREE
Open handwritten copy of Fireside Tales, or the Return to Zamorna
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  • Admission: Free entry

'Becoming the Brontës'. A private viewing and creative teacher CPD: learn the skills to enable pupils to create their own miniature books.

We welcome primary teachers to join us for this exciting opportunity to be one of the first to view this intimate display of Brontë treasures, exploring the creative beginnings of Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell Brontë – from little books produced as children to poetry manuscripts and rare first editions of their most celebrated works.

Becoming the Brontës is held within the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery at the University of Leeds. The exhibition, co-curated by the University of Leeds, the British Library and the Brontë Parsonage Museum brings together material from the Blavatnik Honresfield Library that has not been seen by the public for over 80 years.

Following the private viewing, enjoy refreshments whilst Leeds-based artists' book maker Lynette Willoughby guides you through how to create a variety of simple miniature books, using creative folding techniques that you can easily take back to your classroom to inspire the next generation of authors!

Image: Charlotte Brontë, Fireside Tales, or the Return to Zamorna, 1836 – 1837


When: , 16:15-17:45
Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery
Parkinson Building
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
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