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...

Leeds Building Society Volunteers

So many thanks to the volunteers from Leeds Building Society who turned up on a Sunday morning to help clear the back yard. They did a brilliant job and we can’t thank them enough for it. Thanks also to them for the photos! Brilliant job all round. This slideshow requires...

Todd Carey and Luke Hirst

So one weekend American singer Todd Carey played Las Vegas. The next weekend he played The Old Schoolroom, Haworth. Brilliant support from Luke Hirst made this a fantastic night for all who were there. A few images below. Find out more about Todd on his Wikipedia page. This slideshow requires...