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. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Archie Leach emigrating to America on the RMS Olympic in July 1920 we held events in July 2020 marking the start of his incredible journey to becoming Cary Grant and our 2020 festival was themed around Journeys. You can catch-up or watch again over on our Events page. Save the date for the next festival: 18-20 November 2022! Please support us by buying our Official Festival Merchandise, or donate using the button below.
18-20 November 2022
SAVE THE DATE for our next festival which will be on the theme of “Class”, exploring Cary Grant’s incredible journey from working class poverty as son of a tailor’s presser in Bristol, UK to the epitome of Hollywood elegance and style. Sign up to our news letter for updates.
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Join us on a guided tour of Bristol City Centre featuring the locations that inspired Archie Leach’s journey from Horfield to Hollywood, and the spots where the Bristol Post photographed him on his many visits home, after he’d reinvented himself as Cary Grant.
A live discussion and Q&A between David Long, the man who campaigned for the statue and Charlotte Crofts, director of the Cary Comes Home festival, discussing the impetus behind the successful statue campaign and its legacy.