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Kate Bush Makes Second Brontë Tribute With Art Installation

Kate Bush Makes Second Brontë Tribute With Art Installation

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Kate at Hammersmith Apollo. Image courtesy of Something For Kate

Kate Bush will be creating a second tribute to Emily Brontë, coming up with words for a permanent art installation on the moors that served as inspiration for Wuthering Heights.

Kate will prospectively be teaming up with poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the Scottish makar, or national poet, Jackie Kay, in addition to the novelist, Jeanette Winterson in a summer project that will commemorate the Brontë sisters. 

Each one of them has been commissioned to write a piece of prose or poetry that will then get engraved on pieces of stone positioned above the route that lasts eight miles between the birthplaces and family parsonages of the sisters.

The Brontë legacy will be celebrated as a whole by Winterson, Charlotte will be celebrated by Duffy, Bush has Emily and Kay has Anne.

On the bicentenary year of Emily's birth and, fittingly, the 40th anniversary year of Bush's Wuthering Heights, the incredible song that she released when she was only 18, the Bronte stones project will take place.

“Each sister being remembered by a stone in the enigmatic landscape where they lived and worked is a striking idea." Bush stated that she was extremely pleased to be working on this project.

“Emily only wrote the one novel – an extraordinary work of art that has truly left its mark. To be asked to write a piece for Emily’s stone is an honour and, in a way, a chance to say thank you to her.” 

 Bradford literature festival have commissioned the writers of whom will unveil the stones in July.

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