Angels in BristolThe Story of Christmas in 9 Miracles
A mysterious star has appeared over the slopes of Southmead...
A mighty exodus brings hope of a promised land named Weston-super-Mare...
A great ark begins to take shape on the waters of Bristol’s harbour...
Tom Morris, Julia Head and Vanessa Kisuule (Bristol City Poet 2018–20) have united with schools and communities across Bristol and the region to create a truly Bristolian version of The Greatest Story Ever Told. This is the Nativity, but not as you know it, retold as a story of miraculous hope in a city aching for change.
Created from the soaring poetry of Vanessa Kisuule, with music from Dan Jones and Guy Hughes, and imagery by Limbic Cinema, Angels in Bristol will be delivered as nine short stories, landing in your inbox every day from 20–28 Dec, and available online until 5 Jan to be viewed from the comfort of your sofa, in the warm glow of your Christmas Tree.
Angels in Bristol was co-created by Vanessa Kisuule, Tom Morris, Julia Head, Young SixSix , Chapter One, Open Door, Miss Simmons’ Year One Class at Stoke Park Primary School, Meadows to Meaders, Reception Year at Headley Park Primary School, Dan Jones and Guy Hughes, Limbic Cinema, RedLeaf AV, Alison Reid, James Newton, Theatre Orchard, Local Learning, Jack Offord and Bristol Old Vic.
With thanks to Julie and Andy at Underfall Yard, Mel and Kaden at The Black Swan, Rachel Davies and St Pauls Adventure Playground, Jack and the staff at the Left Handed Giant, Ruth Myers-Insole, Angie Athay-Hunt, Bob Walton, Alex Wollacott, Bristol Film Office.
Vanessa KisuuleGod, Mary, Angels
Alison ReidNancy (Mrs Noah)
James NewtonJohn the Baptist
Chapter OneSylvia, Peter, Ron, Charlie, Conrad, Alistair, Maggie, Lorna, Joan, Shobi, Adrian, Sue
Open DoorMatt, Tom, Tel, Vickie, Celiah, Haydn, Mary, Alex, Joe
Young SixSixWren Chaffe, Liana Cottrill, Akosua Edwards, Daniel Forbes, Thabo Kona, Khadijah Sawyers, Dupri Walker, Sinairie Mowatt-Lewis, Kalila Mowatt-Lewis, Realeboga Sibanda, Diago Martin, Max Wescott, Hewa Aziz
Meadows to MeadersRon, Andie, Pam, Sher, Mike, Anthea, Pat, Deana, Ali, Sue, Michael, Carlotta
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