Stephen E. Hunt of Bristol Radical History Group will be presenting an online tour, based on the Bristol Radical History Group publication Angela Carter’s Provincial Bohemia’: The Counterculture in 1960s and 1970s Bristol and Bath. This event is part of Being Human 2020, the national festival of the humanities.

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.”

This is a free event, bookable through Eventbrite.

Rich Grove has also designed a downloadable map of countercultural Clifton and Hotwells, called ‘Truly, It Felt Like Year One’: A Guided Tour of Angela Carter’s 1960s Bristol’ with content produced by Stephen E. Hunt, Charlotte Crofts and Maria Mulvey-Roberts.

 

 

 

Front cover with a portrait of Angela Carter

 

 

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