Charlotte Brontë’s bedroom

Elizabeth Gaskell met Charlotte Brontë on 20 August 1850 at Briery Close in the Lake District, introduced by Sir James Kay-Shuttlewoth and his wife. They were immediately drawn to each other. In a letter to Ellen Nussey, written on 26 August ,

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PERSPECTIVES – 80 learning disabled artists show new work at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

October 2018 – February 2019 This autumn 80 learning disabled artists will occupy contemporary and historical venues across Greater Manchester in PERSPECTIVES, a series of exhibitions, happenings and creative exchanges proudly presented by Venture Arts, a visual arts organisation who support and

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Christmas at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

We invite you to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester for a Victorian-style Christmas. Join us for talks on Christmas customs and literature from the era, carols round the piano, Christmas crafts for the family, and classic family favourite, The Muppet Christmas Carol.

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