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The Brussels Brontë Group organises meetings and events in Brussels throughout the year. You will find details of these below.

Annual Brontë weekend: each year we organise a weekend of events around the date of Charlotte Brontë's birthday (21 April). Details of our previous events click on the Past Events link.

Guided walks: we organise regular guided walks around Brontë places in Brussels. The walks take around one and a half hours and are usually held on a Sunday morning in central Brussels. If you'd like to register for the next one, please email helen.macewan@ec.europa.eu. Your name will be put on a mailing list and you will receive details of the next walk organised.

Reading group: our reading group specialising in 19th century literature (not just the Brontës!) meets every few weeks for an informal discussion.  More details below.



Provisional programme 2017-18

Registration essential for all events. To register email Helen MacEwan at: helen.macewan@ec.europa.eu

Saturday 14 October 2017

Université Saint-Louis, 1000 Brussels (room number and entrance door to be confirmed)

Talk by John Sutherland (time to be announced)

Entrance charge: Non-members €10, members €5

John Sutherland is Emeritus Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London. A specialist in Victorian fiction, he is the author of 18 books including the two books of classic fiction puzzles Is Heathcliff a Murderer? and Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? His miscellany of Brontë curiosities The Brontësaurus: An A–Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë (and Branwell) was published last year.

Saturday 9 December 2017

Christmas lunch & entertainment

Saturday 24 February 2018

Member presentation (speaker and subject to be announced)

Saturday 21-Sunday 22 April 2018: Brussels Brontë Weekend

 

Saturday 21 April 2018

 

Talk (speaker and subject to be announced)

 

Sunday 22 April 2018

10.00: Guided walk around Brontë places in Brussels in the Place Royale area. The walk takes about 2 hours.

 

Charge: €10

 

9-10 June 2018

 

Brontë Society weekend, Haworth

 

Join Brussels Group members for the annual weekend of events in Haworth, Yorkshire, organised by the Brontë Society, UK. Talks, walks on the moors and excursions

 

Saturday 16 June 2018

 

Summer lunch




Brussels Brontë Group

Regular guided walks


We organise occasional guided walks around places in Brussels associated with the Brontës’ stay in the city in 1842-43. The walks, which are in the Place Royale area, take from one and a half to two hours and are usually on Sundays, starting at 10.00. 

 

Dates of forthcoming tours:

 

To be announced.

 

To register, email: helen.macewan@ec.europa.eu



Brussels Brontë Group Reading group
Are you tired of reading groups that only read modern fiction?

We invite you to join our group specialising in 19th century English literature, for people who are interested in books by and about the Brontës and in the history and literature of the 19th century in general.

We want to return to the classics that have stood the test of time and also fill in our knowledge of the period by reading:
 
  • The Brontës and works relating to them (biography, criticism, modern novels inspired by the Brontës....)
  • Jane Austen, Hardy, Dickens, George Eliot....
  • Biography and history providing background to the 19th century

        Books on our reading list for 2016-17:
        Anthony Trollope:
The way we live now
        Robert Louis Stevenson: Kidnapped
        Jane Austen:
Northanger Abbey
        Charles Dickens:
Martin Chuzzlewit
        Rudyard Kipling:
Kim
        Sheridan Le Fanu:
Uncle Silas
        Anne Brontë:
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall


Contact jonesahayden@gmail.com for more information