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Talk, Sat 2 Nov 2019

John Agard

John Agard


A specially-devised class of inspiration for GCSE students

The Brontë Parsonage Museum is filled with everyday domestic objects that were used by the family, and have subsequently become imbued with significance. Our special exhibition this year focuses on Patrick Brontë and explore, through a number of objects, how illness, poor health and death plagued his life. Be inspired in the company of John Agard, where you will be encouraged to respond creatively to the 'cabinet of curiosities' you encounter in the museum collection.

We're delighted to welcome poet, playwright and children's writer John Agard to Haworth through a collaboration with Renaissance One. Known for his satirical wit, John gives readings around the world and in 2012 he was a recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. His books for children and adults include We Brits, Alternative Anthem, Einstein, The Girl Who Hated Maths and most recently The Coming of the Little Green Man. John is known for his inspiring work with young people and adults, particularly his visits to schools, and his poems are featured in the English GCSE anthology.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Education/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Heritage Education Trust - Sandford Award Winner.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 Nov 2019 14:00


Tickets - £7.50
Places are limited, so please book in advance by calling 01535 640192.


Bronte Parsonage Museum


Church Street,
BD22 8DR



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Map reference: SE 029372  Lat: 53.83106 Long: -1.95741

By Train
From Keighley Railway Station. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway runs steam trains between Keighley and Haworth at weekends, bank holidays and daily in summer. For more information on trains and train timetables:
*From KWVR Haworth Railway Station, The Parsonage is 6 min walk via Main St and Bridgehouse Ln/B6142.

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Parking: with charge


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Heritage Education Trust - Sandford Award Winner.