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It Felt Like Year One: A Tour of Angela Carter’s ‘60s Bristol
14 November, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This is an online event.
Join author Stephen Hunt (Angela Carter’s Provincial Bohemia) on a virtual tour of Angela Carter’s 1960s Bristol.
Angela Carter was one of the late 20th century’s most acclaimed novelists and came of age as a writer in 1960s Clifton, where she experienced life in post-war Bristol, looking at a horizon bombed-out and derelict, but also booming with reconstruction schemes. On this guided virtual tour through Clifton and Hotwells, revisit the places and counterculture that inspired her writing, in a society undergoing transformation and renewal so profound, that she declared: “Truly, it felt like Year One.”
The event will use Carter’s writing as a springboard for a collective reimagining of the future through glimpses of alternative realities. We are keen to encourage people to read Carter’s work and transform their view of Bristol and its impact on her as a writer, connecting literature and history with everyday life and sense of place.
In partnership withBristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Know Your Place and Bristol Archives
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