Banagher Crafting Group, led by Margaret Gallagher and Curator Maebh O’Regan are delighted to announce their continuing collaboration celebrating the Irish Legacy of the Brontë family in Banagher. The group are busy making embroidery and cross stitch panels of treasured Brontë objects. During the That Beat’s Banagher Festival, the Crank House will be the focus of all things Brontë. The textile exhibition will be on display and it will also be the venue for a number of literary and social events. A short film will provide a tour of the various Brontë objects and children are welcome to come and colour in the Brontë time-line. The play A Victorian Romance, written and directed by James Scully, will be premiered on the evening of Friday 21st of July. This year’s celebration has an international flavour. Fans will be delighted to hear the British Brontë enthusiast, Joanne Wilcock discuss her work. Helen McKeown of the Brussel’s Brontë group will explore Charlotte and Emily’s Belgium adventures. The Northern Irish Chapter of the Brontë Society also plan to join in the festivities which includes a walking tour, starting at St. Paul’s Church following in the footsteps of Charlotte and Arthur on their Honeymoon journey. This will involve readings from the work of two Irish authors: Pauline Clooney’s Charlotte & Arthur (2022) and Michael O’Dowd’s (2022) Charlotte Brontë, An Irish Odyssey. This event is open to everyone, come and join in the festivities.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.