Looking For Archie: Cary Grant’s Bristol

A walking tour of Bristol City Centre featuring signicant locations in the incredible journey of Bristol boy Archie Leach to Hollywood icon, Cary Grant.

Venue: Bristol Cathedral
Dates: Saturday 18 November and Sunday 19th November 2017
Times: 2-4pm

Tickets: Free, but booking required: https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/looking-for-archie-cary-grants-bristol/

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.

This event is part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 17–25 November. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see beinghumanfestival.org.