A biennial festival celebrating how Bristol born Archie Leach changed his name and his fortunes to become internationally famous film star Cary Grant, yet never forgot his Bristol roots. This year’s festival is themed around Hitchcock and Cary Grant and we’ve got ambitious plans to take the next festival to New York in 2020 to celebrate 100 years since Archie started on his journey to becoming Cary Grant. Please support us by buying our Official Festival Merchandise, or donate using the button below.
Our next Cary Comes Home weekend in Bristol will be 20-22 November 2020 and we’re also working on taking the festival to New York City in July 2020 – the 100-year anniversary of Archie Leach’s emigration to New York – so the Big Apple will feature in our programming and we’ll be retracing Cary Grant’s NY locations and film sets.
Celebrate what would have been Cary Grant’s 116th Birthday on 18 Jan 2020 with a special birthday screening of this Mae West classic in partnership with our friends at Slapstick Festival. Introduced by Jane Duffus, author of the Women Who Built Bristol and What the Frock! Comedy. Great idea for an “experience” Christmas present.
Our official Cary Grant Festival merchandise makes lovey presents – from souvenirs from under £5 to our exclusive “Archie” ceramics made by Stokes Croft China… All profits go towards making the festival sustainable – we’ve got big plans for the next festival in 2020 and we need your support. Alternatively, you might like to make a donation via the menu above