Haworth Artisan Food Fair

Haworth Artisan Food Fair

A new but hopefully regular event was held in the Old School Rooms on Saturday 6 April. The first Haworth Artisan Food fair attracted a fabulous variety of local businesses to display and sell their produce. The Fair went so well, with lots of both local people and tourists coming to the event, that many of the stall holders wanted to repeat the event quickly! Hopefully they won’t have to wait too long. The Fair was organised by the Haworth Fundraising Support Group to raise money for our local Sue Ryder hospice,...
Worth Valley Tourism Forum

Worth Valley Tourism Forum

On the 2 April we welcomed the third annual Worth Valley Tourism Forum to the OSR. Lots of discussion on issues concerning tourism in the village and the wider Worth Valley were discussed including the problems caused by the closure of the Visitor Information Centre and the work done by the Parish Council to keep the public toilets open in the...

Bleak Landscapes Exhibition

From West Yorkshire to the Somme The Old School Room Haworth 2nd August to 23rd August 2018 In August we will be hosting an exciting and challenging exhibition of artwork by Percy J Smith. These pieces depict local scenes and scenes from the Somme. Come and have a look while the exhibition is running. Download a PDF flyer for the event here. Percy Smith was an artist, etcher, calligrapher, letterer and typographer of the late Victorian era. From childhood he was inspired by the poetry, novel and life of Emily Brontë and loved the bleak, desolate landscape which was explored and loved by the Brontë children. He made sketches of the heath around Haworth, the village of Haworth and the Elizabethan cottages which were dotted around the moorland. When war broke out in 1914 he volunteered to enlist and after being rejected for health reasons was finally accepted by the RMA in 1916 to be a member of the Howitzer Brigade. His work was physically exhausting and required assembling and operating the enormous 15 inch Howitzer as well as carrying out the mundane routine activities of road digging, trench digging, laying wires and patrolling war-torn areas in the bitter cold winter conditions of late 1916 and early...

Haworth Beer Festival

We host a number of events throughout the year at the School Rooms. One of the most popular annual events is the Haworth Beer Festival run by Kath Thornton. Always a great event that attracts people from across the region and beyond. Haworth Beer Festival 2018 will run from the 27th to the 29th April. Looks like it will be another great event. Find out more on the Beer Festival Facebook page, or on their website. See you...

Elephants, Whales and the King of Tonga!

Before Christmas Haworth Parish Church members Averil Kenyon (The Bronte Spirit Chairman) and John Huxley undertook an extended tour of South East Asia and Australasia. On the trip they accumulated 3,000 plus photographs and it occurred to the that these images might be put to some use. So they decided to hold an illustrated talk using some of the photographs entitled: “Elephants, Whales and the King of Tonga!” at the Old School Room, Church Street, Haworth at 7.30pm on Saturday, March 17th. Given the Old School Room’s original 1832 roof is now in serious need of repair and restoration, they decided to dedicate any money raised by the talk to the charity in charge of the building, The Brontë Spirit. Admission will be £5 which will include some light...