Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Turn the Page Brontë evening, June 2019

Turn the Page is a bi-monthly spoken word event which takes place at The Book Corner (https://bookcornerhalifax.com/) in the Halifax Piece Hall, hosted by Katie Atkinson and Katie Ashwood, and this month, for the first time, the readings had a common theme, the Brontës. I had suggested this theme a few months ago, and attended with my camera to capture some images of the evening. The videos I took can be found on my Youtube channel -

 I have added below some of the defining images of the night.

 Co-host and Book Corner bookseller Katie Ashwood:

 Co-host Katie Atkinson, reading a poem by Laura Barnes:

Kevin Byrne of Beehive Poets, Bradford, entertains the troops:

Michael Greavy with one of his poems about the Brontës:

In thoughtful mood, Keiron Higgins delivers poetry by the Brontës :

 Kev Byrne in operatic pose:

 A few snapshots of Kevin's reading: 


We were joined by Lexi Tattersall, who performed her own song about Branwell Brontë, which she had written specially for the event:

Luella read a poem composed of lines from Wuthering Heights:


which was warmly appreciated by Lexi's dog:

As indeed were efforts by several other readers:

Michael Thornton paid homage to Branwell's chemically-prolific past with a tale of his own decadent youth - though with sherbet fountains as his poison:

While Oliver Standring approached the theme through heartfelt descriptions of the Haworth skyline and horizons, remembered from visiting the town with a loved one:


 And we were treated to  Nick Steel's observations of the Brontës' legacies - including his invitation for a drink with Branwell:

A few random shots from the evening:

And the star of the show:

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