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It Felt Like Year One: A Tour of Angela Carter’s ‘60s Bristol

November 14, 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 with

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Know Your Place and Bristol Archives

Contact email address

marie.mulvey-roberts@uwe.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Venue

Online: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Queens Rd
Bristol, West Country BS8 1RL United Kingdom
Accessibility information
The full walk involves a steep hill and two flights of steps. However, if a more accessible route is required, an alternative, although more circuitous, route without steps and a modest incline can be undertaken. Please select route option on Eventbrite.
Website:
https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/

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Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
No
Contact email address
marie.mulvey-roberts@uwe.ac.uk
Event partners
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Know Your Place and Bristol Archives
Region
South West
City/town
Bristol
Accessibility information
The full walk involves a steep hill and two flights of steps. However, if a more accessible route is required, an alternative, although more circuitous, route without steps and a modest incline can be undertaken. Please select route option on Eventbrite.
Image copyright information
Taken from the cover of book entitled Angela Carter's Provincial Bohemia by one of the event organisers (for which British Library granted permission)

Accessibility information: if you have any questions, queries or requests please contact the event organiser directly.