Being Human Festival 2023 – Finding Medieval Bristol

I’m delighted to have been awarded a small grant from the Being Human Festival to run a public event during the 2023 Festival, which runs from 9–18 November 2023.

‘Finding Medieval Bristol’ is an entertaining and interactive walking tour for families and visitors to Bristol, based on the map of ‘Bristol in 1480: A Medieval Merchant City‘, researched by me and a team of experts and published by the Historic Towns Trust. The themed walk will be led by the theatre company, ‘Show of Strength’, and will feature actors recreating the city as it would have been experienced in 1480 by William Worcestre, whose description of the city in that year was the inspiration for the historical map.

The aim of the Being Human Festival is to celebrate the contribution that research in Arts and Humanities makes to everyday life. I hope that ‘Finding Medieval Bristol’ and its underlying research will increase understanding and appreciation of the city of Bristol and encourage a sense of community belonging.

For further information, contact Helen Fulton,


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