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Looking For Archie: Cary Grant’s Bristol

November 18, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Cary Grant, Hollywood’s most debonair star, was born Archibald Leach in Bristol in 1904. Many Bristolians are unaware that he grew up here and continued an enduring relationship with the city. This walking tour retraces Archie’s hometown haunts and uncovers Bristol’s hidden cinema history, in the places where it actually happened. Participants will be led on a guided tour of Bristol City Centre featuring the locations that inspired Archie’s journey from Horfield to Hollywood, and the spots where the Bristol Post photographed him on his many visits home, after he’d reinvented himself as Cary Grant. Look out for hidden clues to collect along the way and snap yourself a #CaryGrantSelfie!

The walk will take just under two hours, covering a distance of roughly two miles, and will begin at Bristol Cathedral and end at At-Bristol’s Millennium Square next to the Cary Grant statue, the Christmas Fair and Ice Rink. It will carry on come rain or shine, so please bring appropriate footwear and clothing to make the tour comfortable.

We aim to make the tour as accessible as possible, and there will not be any stairs on the route. There will be a brief cross-harbour ferry trip, but this is accessible to wheelchairs (but not mobility scooters).

This event is also taking place Sunday 19 November.

For event information, please contact Charlotte Crofts at charlotte.crofts@uwe.ac.uk.

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Details

Date:
November 18
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.carycomeshome.co.uk/events

Other

Event Partners
Cary Grant Festival; At-Bristol; Number Seven Boat Trips
Image Copyright
Bristol Post
Accessibility Information
There are no steps. The walk includes a brief ferry journey which is wheelchair accessible (but not mobility scooters). There will be some cobbled / uneven ground.

Venue

Bristol Cathedral
College Green
Bristol, Bristol BS1 5TJ United Kingdom
Phone:
0117 926 4879
Website:
https://bristol-cathedral.co.uk/

Who's Attending

10 people are attending Looking For Archie: Cary Grant’s Bristol

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  • Jean Burnett
  • JOHN HAINES
  • Skye Evans
  • Julie Molloy
  • Philip Naylor
  • Julie Hughes