Angela Carter (1940-1992)

Mar 26, 2022


In September 2020 a green CHIS plaque was erected at 38, Royal York Crescent, Clifton, to honour the novelist, poet and journalist Angela Carter, who lived in the ground floor flat from 1961-1969. Sadly, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we were unable to have a ceremony at the time.

On Saturday, 26th March, 2022, over thirty people gathered at the house for the official dedication. Brian Worthington, CHIS Chairman, was the master of ceremonies. The dedication was performed by the Lord-Lieutenant of the City & County of Bristol, Mrs Peaches Golding OBE, CStJ. Professor Marie Mulvey-Roberts of the University of the West of England (UWE), an expert on Angela, gave a short talk about her literary life whilst in Bristol. Amongst the gathering were members of the Angela Carter Society, academics from UWE and Bristol University, representatives from the Wise Children's Theatre Company, as well as CHIS members and neighbours.

Afterwards we made the short walk to Coppa in Regent Street for refreshments and to continue our conversations.

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