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June 20th, 2018

BLF Nominated for Tourism Event of the Year in the White Rose Awards

Welcome to Yorkshire has unveiled its shortlist for the prestigious White Rose Awards. The awards recognise the best tourist attractions and businesses in the county – and over 170 of them entered this year. Read more here.  

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June 12th, 2018

University of Bradford to play major role in Bradford Literature Festival

The university has been one of the main partners of the festival since it was set up in 2014, and this year will be hosting the first Bradford Comico, a celebration of comics, among dozens of other events. Now in…

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June 6th, 2018

The Guardian – Kate Bush makes second tribute to Emily Brontë with art installation

Kate Bush is to make her second tribute to Emily Brontë, providing words for a permanent art installation on the wiley, windy moors that inspired Wuthering Heights. Bush will join the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the Scottish makar, or…

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June 6th, 2018

BBC News – Kate Bush pens Emily Bronte tribute for Yorkshire moors memorial

In a rare public work, she has written an inscription for a stone that will be placed near the Brontes’ home. Bush said being asked to pen a passage about Emily was “an honour and, in a way, a chance…

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June 6th, 2018

The Independent – Kate Bush writes tribute to Emily Bronte for Yorkshire moors memorial

Kate Bush is contributing to a new monument to the Bronte sisters on the Yorkshire moors – 40 years after the release of her hit song “Wuthering Heights”. The singer has written an inscription for a stone that will be…

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June 6th, 2018

The Telegraph – Kate Bush to write a new tribute to Emily Bronte

Kate Bush is to make her second tribute to Emily Brontë, contributing to a monument on the Yorkshire moors that inspired Wuthering Heights. Bush said that being asked to provide words for the art installation was “an honour and, in…

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June 6th, 2018

The Evening Standard – Kate Bush, New Brontë Art Installation

Kate Bush will thank the inspiration for one of her most famous songs by contributing to an artwork dedicated to Emily Brontë and her writer sisters. Bush is one of four women who will write a tribute to the Brontë sisters, which will coincide with the…

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June 6th, 2018

The Times – Kate Bush returns to the wily windy moors for Brontë tribute

Bush, who released her seminal song Wuthering Heights, based on Brontë’s novel, 40 years ago when she was 18, is to help create a new public artwork to commemorate the author and her sisters. The artwork will be created by…

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June 6th, 2018

Daily Mail – Bradford Literature Festival announce Brontë Stones Project with Kate Bush

Wuthering Heights singer Kate Bush will pay new tribute to the Brontë sisters when her poetry is engraved on artwork on the ‘windy moors’ that inspired her pop hit … To read more click here.

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February 19th, 2018

Bradford Literature Festival launches competition with S&S and Darley Anderson

Simon & Schuster UK has launched a competition with Bradford Literature Festival and the Darley Anderson Literary Agency to find the next bestselling commercial fiction author. The theme for the first ‘Write Here, Right Now’ prize is “new beginnings and…

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