Bronte Festival coup for Harrogate's Poems, Prose & Pints

Charlotte Bront by JH Thompson. (Portrait courtesy of The Bront Society)

Charlotte Bront by JH Thompson. (Portrait courtesy of The Bront Society)

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A Harrogate literary group is taking part this weekend in one of the year’s biggest events to mark the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth.

Four members of Poems, Prose and Pints will be appearing as part of Poetry at the Parsonage, a two-day extravaganza featuring over 100 poets in total in the village of Haworth, the home of the remarkable literary sisters.

Running on Saturday and Sunday, it’s a sign of the popularity and vitality of Poems, Prose and Pints, the friendly and informal spoken word event which has been held at the Tap & Spile pub in Harrogate each month for the last seven years.

This Saturday afternoon will see P, P & P’s organiser Helen Shay joined by fellow members Paul Vaughan, Peter Jordan and Hannah Stone performing on Charlotte’s Stage in the Old School Rooms in Haworth adjacent to the Parsonage at 12.30pm.

This weekend's extravaganza will take place in the Parsonage garden, the Old School Room and West Lane Baptist Centre and will feature a massive array of talent from verse-smiths and rhymers, lyricists, storytellers, rappers, slammers, verbal improvisers, street rhetoricians, pop-up poets and spoken word experts.

The next regular P, P & P event in Harrogate takes place at the Tap n Spile on Wednesday, July 20 with guests the Argy-Bargy Poets.

Helen Shay will also performing later on Saturday afternoon as part of Helen Mort's Leads to Leeds' Project.