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Manchester Meeting at Cross Street Chapel

Tuesday 3 October, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Gaskell Society is pleased to announce the first talk in the Autumn/Winter series of Lunchtime Talks at Cross Street Chapel.

“Great Pan is Dead”
On the life and death of Branwell Brontë.

Gaskell might have been ironic in casting Branwell as Pan and his sisters as the Furies, but there is something genuinely tragic, if not heroic, about Branwell’s particular journey.

In this talk, Sue Newby, Learning Officer at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, explores the place of Branwell Brontë, both as the brother to sisters of genius, and as the archetypal, mythologised ‘black sheep’ of the family.

Doors open at 12.15 pm. so that anyone who wishes can bring a  packed lunch or purchase it at one of the nearby sandwich shops. The chapel provides tea and coffee for a small donation  All our welcome.  Fee: £3 members, £4 non-members