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Pen Portrait Performance

Published writer and House volunteer Philip Watts has created a collection of four monologues in the form of imaginary letters in which members of the Gaskell circle – Elizabeth, William, Margaret and Charlotte Brontë – discuss the artistic representations of themselves to be found in the House.

Each lasts ten minutes and provides an entertaining way to learn more about the house and its occupants.

One of the monologues will be performed every first Sunday of the month at 3pm in one of the period rooms.

February’s performance will be Charlotte Bronte in the Drawing Room.

Included in Admission. Just turn up – no need to book.

Every first Sunday at 3pm

2nd August
6th September
4th October
1st November
6th December

3pm - 3:15pm


The interruptions of home life are never ending

Elizabeth Gaskell 1863