Mar 26, 2022
Angela Carter (1940-1992)
In September 2020, a green CHIS commemoration 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 to 1969. Sadly, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were unable to have a celebration at that time.
On Saturday 26th March 2022, over thirty people gathered at the house for the official dedication. Brian Worthington, the Chairman of CHIS, was the master of ceremonies. The dedication was done by the Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol Mrs Peaches Golding OBE CStJ. Professor Marie Mulvey-Roberts, from 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 Theatre Company, as well as neighbours and CHIS members.
Afterwards, we made the short walk to Coppa in Regent Street, for refreshments, and to continue our conversations.