You made it! Don’t you look lovely…. glad to see you’re so well. Thanks for dropping by. It’s always nice to see folk.
For those of you new to these parts Mrs. Higgins presents… is all about bringing different creative communities together to make events that celebrate the wonderful, and often strange, history of Bristol.
Lighting Designer Anna Barratt’s installation in the Stranger’s Cemetery (photo by Paul Blakemore)
An open invitation goes out to anyone who fancies getting involved. We choose a location for the event, then all start digging around together in the history of the site and it’s surroundings. (Tracking down who holds the keys to Bristol’s secret locations is a big part of the fun!)
We then write, paint, compose, create (or what ever else takes our fancy) and present it all in the form of a good old shindig.
Really its an excuse to meet new people, make things you wouldn’t usually have the chance to, and have a jolly nice time. We might even learn something along the way.
Tom Phillips and Malcolm Hamilton’s creation of Thomas Beddoes’ laboratory (photo by Paul Blakemore)
Following the mayhemic success of the first Mrs. Higgins presents… event at the Eldon House pub in May 2011 there are plans afoot for future events in some more of Bristol’s secret spaces in 2012.
If you fancy getting involved it would be lovely to hear from you. Send a message to email@example.com
And all of you historians out there, please take any facts or figures on this site with a pinch of salt!
Here are some of the wonderful folk who were involved in creating the first event Mrs. Higgins presents… The Eldon House:
Writers Tom Wainwright and Tom Phillips
Comedians Mark Olver and Mat Ewins
Musicians Kesty Morrison and Sas Payne of Cazal
Poet Laurie Bolger
Tom Bailey of the Mechanical Animal Corporation
Malcolm Hamilton and Katie Dunn of the Idle Dream
Lighting Designer Anna Barrett
Director Emma Callander
Performers Janet Adams, Marie Clifford, Avril Hockett, Nick Hallett and Mike Bennett
All supported by the artistic genius of
Anna Griffith of CAB goop
with photography by Paul Blakemore