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Angela Carter singing Lucy Wan in Bristol, 1967 / Pen and wash drawing / 2016

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ABOUT

The Get Angela Carter festival celebrates Angela Carter’s Bristol connections around the 25th anniversary of her death and draws together various activities and events happening in Bristol and beyond, including the Strange Worlds Exhibition (10 Dec –[…]

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME ANGELA CARTER MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA!     “The best story in [The Bloody Chamber], “Puss-in-Boots” deserves to be included in every prose anthology of this century or[…]

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PYROTECHNICS: CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS

Pyrotechnics: The Incandescent Imagination of Angela Carter Call for Book Chapters Editors Dr Charlotte Crofts (Associate Professor Filmmaking) and Dr Marie Mulvey-Roberts (Associate Professor Literature) at UWE Bristol. Angela Carter’s literary gymnastics are astonishing, as[…]

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STRANGE WORLDS EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter “The artwork for the book is exquisite, and the essays do justice to Angela. The editors have done a superb job” Jack Zipes Strange Worlds celebrates the life and work of[…]

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STRANGE WORLDS POETRY

IMAGE: The Old Maids by Leonora Carrington | 1947 | Oil on board 582 x 738 mm | Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts University of East Anglia. © Estate of Leonora Carrington[…]

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CALL FOR MOVING IMAGES

Call for Moving Images Inspired by the Life and Work of Angela Carter Angela Carter loved “anything that flickers” and was filled with “the quite unhealthy sense of power with which you feel you’re actually[…]

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ANGELA CARTER INSPIRED MOVING IMAGES

Angela Carter Inspired Moving Images We invited filmmakers to submit film or moving image works inspired by any aspect of Angela Carter’s life or work which were featured on Angela Carter’s Fleapit at the two-day International Fireworks: The[…]

IMAGE: © Christine Molan / Angela Carter playing the concertina, Lansdown Sessions, Bristol 1967

2016 / Pen and wash drawing

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ANGELA CARTER AND FOLK MUSIC

Angela’s jotted music manuscript notes, along with the only known tape-recording of her singing and playing her English concertina in 1967, reveal how Angela’s early enthusiasm for folk-song was developed throughout the nine years she lived[…]

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ANGELA CARTER AS ARTIST

After graduating from Bristol University, Angela Carter enrolled in evening classes at the West of England College of Art at the RWA, the very same building where the Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter exhibition is being[…]

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STRANGE WORLD UWE POSTERS

To mark the exhibition Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter at the Royal West of England Academy (opening 10 December 2016), BA (Hons) Illustration students at UWE have created designs for promotional posters which are featured on[…]

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READINGS AT RWA

Throughout the RWA Strange Worlds Exhibition Dec – March 2017 there were free short readings from Angela Carter’s work in the main galleries by authorities on various aspects of Angela Carter 11 December, 2.15-2.30 – Marie[…]

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BBC RADIO 4 FRONT ROW

Marie Mulvey-Roberts, co-curator of the Strange Worlds Exhbition and co-organiser of the Fireworks Conference was interviewed on BBC Radio 4, Front Row. Listen here: .

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FIREWORKS CONFERENCE

Fireworks: The Visual Imagination of Angela Carter 9-10 January 2017 PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED UWE and the RWA present a diverse 2-Day conference that explores the themes, imagery, context and life of Angela[…]

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STRANGE WORLDS EXHIBITION

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter 10 Dec 16 – 19 Mar 17 THIS EXHIBITION HAS NOW FINISHED Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter was a major exhibition celebrating the life, work and influences of[…]

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STRANGE WORLDS POETRY COMPETITION

Strange Worlds Poetry Competition THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED Entries were published on our getangelacarter.com website and the winners were announced – and the winning poem read out – on Sunday 19th March, the last day of the exhibition,[…]

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THE COMPANY OF WOLVES SCREENING

The Company of Wolves Sunday 12 March 2017, doors 15.15; film start 15.20 RWA THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED Bristol Film Festival is pleased to present this screening of the BAFTA-winning Gothic fantasy-horror The Company Of Wolves,[…]

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IMAGE WRITES: CREATIVE WRITING COURSE

Image Writes: Creative Writing Course RWA 18 January, 22 February, 15 March 10.30am – 12.30pm each day £45/£40 concessions for all three sessions This course for adults, comprised of three workshop sessions, will explore the relationship between creative[…]

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SHADOW DANCE PUPPET WORKSHOP

Shadow Dance: Angela Carter and Shadow Puppets On Saturday 18 February, the RWA hosted creative puppet-making workshops for children and adults, led by artist Layla Holzer. Participants were invited to explore the vivid worlds of[…]

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STRANGE WORLDS: THE CONCERTS

Strange Worlds: The Concerts – The Sound of Angela Carter Two performances of a haunting programme inspired by RWA’s stunning Strange Worlds: Vision’s of Angela Carter exhibition took place in January at the RWA and St Michael’s Church[…]

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ART HISTORY IN THE PUB

Art History in the Pub ‘Unpicking the Layers of Strange Worlds: the Vision of Angela Carter’ with Dr Marie Mulvey-Roberts, Associate Professor, UWE and Fiona Robinson RWA, artist-writer THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED On Monday[…]

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IMAGE AND MAGIC

Image and Magic Workshop with Ros Cuthbert Friday 3 February, 10am – 4pm RWA THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED This 1 day workshop was inspired by the Angela Carter exhibition and combines drawing, paint and collage.[…]

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STRANGE REWRITINGS AT THE RWA

Strange Rewritings at the RWA THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED On Monday 30 January the RWA hosted an event for students exploring the folk and fairy tale retellings of Angela Carter and two contemporary writers. After a[…]

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ANGELA CARTER’S FLEAPIT

Angela Carter’s Fleapit Exhibited at the Fireworks Conference flea·pit n. Chiefly British Slang.  A cheap or squalid theatre. flea cir·cus n. A miniature novelty show of performing fleas. Roll up, roll up for The Fleapit. The cinema that[…]

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FAIRY TALE MISFITS COLLAGE WORKSHOPS

Fairy Tale Misfits: Angela Carter Collage Workshops THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED On 14 February (half-term) the RWA hosted children’s collage workshops where children were invited to make their own magical mixed-up characters in this creative workshop[…]

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SHAKING A LEG

Shaking a Leg: Collected Journalism and Writings Jenny Uglow (ed.) Chatto & Windus, 1997 One of contemporary literature’s most original and affecting novel and short story writers, Angela Carter also wrote brilliant nonfiction. Shaking a[…]

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ANAGRAMS OF DESIRE

Anagrams of Desire: Angela Carter’s Writing for Radio, Film and Television Charlotte Crofts Manchester University Press, 2003 Angela Carter is best known for her novels, short fiction and journalism, but she also produced a substantial[…]

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THE CURIOUS ROOM

The Curious Room: Collected Dramatic Writings Jenny Uglow (ed.) Chatto & Windus, 1996 Although best known for her novels and stories, Angela Carter had an easily ignited enthusiasm for tackling other forms and genres. Particularly[…]

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THE HOLY FAMILY ALBUM

The Holy Family Album (1991) “a searing critique of Christian imagery” The Holy Family Album, Angela Carter’s sacrilegious take on Christian iconography, was one of the points of inspiration for curator Marie Mulvey-Roberts for the Strange Worlds[…]

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LITERARY BRISTOL

Literary Bristol: Writers and the City Marie Mulvey-Roberts (ed.) Redcliffe Press, 2015 “Consider the nature of a city. It is a vast repository of time, the discarded times of all the men and women who[…]

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INSIDE THE BLOODY CHAMBER

Inside the Bloody Chamber: On Angela Carter, the Gothic, and other Weird Tales Christoper Frayling Oberon Books, 2015 Inside the Bloody Chamber collects articles, essays and lectures written since then on various aspects of the Gothic—several[…]

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SISTERHOODS

Sisterhoods Across the Literature Media Divide Deborah Cartmell, I.Q. Hunter, Heidi Kaye, Imelda Whelehan (eds) Pluto Press, 1998 This volume concentrates on portrayals of female relationships – communities, friends, lovers, sisters, daughters, mothers and enemies – and[…]

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RE-VISITING ANGELA CARTER

Re-Visiting Angela Carter: Texts, Contexts, Intertexts Rebecca Munford (ed.) Palgrave, 2006 Focusing on questions of intertextuality, authorship and representation, Re-visiting Angela Carter offers a re-examination of one of the twentieth century’s most important British writers.[…]

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THE FEMALE GOTHIC

The Female Gothic: New Directions Diane Wallace and Andrew Smith (eds) Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 This rich and varied collection of essays makes a timely contribution to critical debates about the Female Gothic, a popular but[…]

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WOMEN AND THE GOTHIC

Women and the Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion Avril Horner, Sue Zlosnik (eds) Edinburgh University Press, 2016 A re-assessment of the Gothic in relation to the female, the ‘feminine’, feminism and post-feminism This collection of newly[…]

FORTHCOMING BOOKS

The Arts of Angela Carter: A Cabinet of Curiosities, edited by Marie Mulvey-Roberts  is under preparation and will be published by Manchester University Press. This book will give new insights into the multifarious worlds of[…]

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RWA CURATOR EVENTS

RWA Curator Events with Exhibition Organisers Fiona Robinson (RWA) and Marie Mulvey-Roberts (UWE) THESE EVENTS HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED Join us for unique talks in the midst of the Strange Worlds exhibition with the curators. Both free with[…]

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ANGELA CARTER SUNDAY BRUNCH SCREENINGS

THIE EVENT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED Sundays in December, Watershed and Bristol Festival of Ideas present a season of sophisticated fairytales, twisted imagery and gothic mysticism to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of one[…]

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MARIE MULVEY-ROBERTS

Marie Mulvey-Roberts is an Associate Professor in English literature and Reader in Literary Studies at the University of the West of England, UWE Bristol. She is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of the journal Women’s Writing[…]

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CHARLOTTE CROFTS

Charlotte Crofts is an Associate Professor in Filmmaking at the University of the West of England, UWE Bristol. She is author of Anagrams of Desire: Angela Carter’s Writing for Radio, Film and Television (MUP, 2003);[…]