The Brussels Brontë Group organises meetings and events in Brussels throughout the year. Each year we organise our Brussels Brontë weekend: events around the date of Charlotte Brontë’s birthday (21 April). We organise regular Guided walks around Brontë places in Brussels. Our Reading group specialises in 19th century literature (not just the Brontës!).
Provisional programme 2017-18
Registration essential for all events. To register, contact Helen MacEwan.
Talk by John Sutherland
14 October 2017
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.
11:00 at Université Saint-Louis, 1000 Brussels
Non-members €10, members €5
Registration essential for all events. To register, contact Helen MacEwan
15 October 2017
This two-hour walk features Brontë places in the Place Royale area. Entrance fee: €10. To register, contact Helen MacEwan 10am, 15 October 2017
Christmas Lunch & Entertainment
9 December 2017
24 February 2018
Speaker and subject to be announced,
Brussels Brontë Weekend
21 April 2018
Talk by Lucasta Miller – The Brontë Myth: Emily Brontë’s legacy
Dr Lucasta Miller is a writer and critic. Her The Bronte Myth (2001) chronicles the history of ‘Brontëmania’ in a fascinating combination of biography, literary criticism and history. It traces the evolution of the public personae of Charlotte and Emily Brontë since the first biography of the family by Elizabeth Gaskell, showing how they have been reinterpreted by each generation and cast as everything from domestic saints to sex-starved hysterics.
11:00, (venue to be confirmed), Non-members €10, members €5. Registration essential for all events. To register, contact Helen MacEwan
22 April 2018
This two-hour walk features Brontë places in the Place Royale area. Entrance fee: €10.
10am, 22 April 2018, to register, contact Helen MacEwan
Brontë Society weekend, Haworth
9-10 June 2018
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
9-10 June 2018
16 June 2018