Kate Bush In Bronte Tribute
Kate Bush briefly steps back into the public eye for a very honorary role as she pays tribute to the Bronte sisters. The iconic singer, who often references literature, has written as inscription, dedicated to Emily Bronte, which will be placed on a stone dedicated to the sisters near their home on the Yorkshire moors. The last time we heard from the singer was in 2014 when she gave a series of live shows, her first for 35 years.
This privilege was very apt, as it comes 40 years after Kate Bush sang Wuthering Heights, which was inspired by Emily Bronte's novel. It couldn't have been anyone else for the job!
She is one of four artists who were asked to write messages in honour of the Bronte sisters; poet Carol Ann Duffy has written a message dedicated to Charlotte Bronte, fellow poet Jackie Kay has written one for Anne Bronte and author Jeanette Winterson was asked to write an inscription for the Bronte legacy as a whole.
"I am delighted to be involved in this project. Each sister being remembered by a stone in the enigmatic landscape where they lived and worked is a striking idea. 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."
Each message will be inscribed onto a separate monument stone and they will form a trail between the family home in Haworth and their birthplace in Thornton 7 miles away, to be unveiled on July 7 at the Bradford Literature Festival. The project takes place in the bicentenary year of Emily's birth.
This will be the only public reference Kate Bush will make to the fact that her top hit Wuthering Heights is celebrating its 40th anniversary!
And to take you back to the fabulousness of Kate Bush singing Wuthering Heights, check it out below: