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Bramwell Brontë, "A Humble Station>"

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2017 marks the bicentenary of Branwell Brontë. "A Humble Station? Branwell Brontë's Calder Valley Years", is a new documentary film by Deep Lock Productions which tells the story of Branwell Brontë - the "Black Sheep" of the Brontë family - and his years living and working in the Calder Valley, Yorkshire - written and presented by Simon Zonenblick of Gildersome and Morley Libraries.

Branwell, brother of the famous Brontë Sisters, worked on the burgeoning railways and lived in Sowerby Bridge and later Luddenden Foot. With a reputation for drinking, opium and troubled love affairs, Branwell's story has not been looked on kindly. However, Deep Lock Productions present a new assessment of Branwell, and the poetry and paintings he produced during his Calder Valley Years.
Filmed and directed by photographer and composer Alan Wrigley, whose musical score underpins historic and scenic views of the valley, "A Humble Station?" features artists, writers, historians and local people addressing the life and legacy of this much misunderstood man. With interviews from Brontë biographer Juliet Barker, Brontë Parsonage Collections Manager Ann Dinsdale, playwright Caroline Lamb, Performance Poet Geneviève L Walsh, historian David Cant and many, many more, "A Humble Station? Branwell Brontë's Calder Valley Years" is a new look at the legacy of Yorkshire's most famous family, through the prism of the talented but troubled Branwell, and a celebration of the beautiful area where some of his most important art and writing were created.

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