Plans to mark bicentennial of Charlotte Brontë’s birth

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A major exhibition is to be held to mark 250 years since the birth of legendary Yorkshire author Charlotte Brontë.

The news was unveiled by The Brontë Society as it gears up to mark this year’s bicentenary. The world-renowned author was born on April 21, 1816 and staff at her former Haworth home, now the Brontë Parsonage Museum, have put together an exciting programme of events to mark the occasion. Curated by writer and Brontë enthusiast Tracy Chevalier, who is working with the Brontë Parsonage Museum as a Creative Partner throughout 2016, the exhibition will include her child-size clothes, tiny books and paintings she made and a scrap from a dress she wore to an important London dinner party hosted by writer William Thackeray.

CELEBRATED: Charlotte Bront�'s Jane Eyre will be in the spotlight as part of Dewsbury Arts Group's celebrations.

CELEBRATED: Charlotte Bront�'s Jane Eyre will be in the spotlight as part of Dewsbury Arts Group's celebrations.

Ms Chevalier said: “I have long loved Charlotte Brontë and am thrilled to be involved in the celebration of her bicentenary.”

Charlotte is best known for writing 1847’s Jayne Eyre, widely-regarded as one of the greatest novels of all time.