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A Taste of the Theatre Archives


University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 5LT


19 June 2019

| Doors open: 14:00


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To celebrate Bristol Food Connections this year, the University of Bristol Theatre Collection is offering an opportunity to have A Taste of the Theatre Archives.

The Theatre Collection contains one of the world's largest archives of British theatre history and among the holdings stored there are items related to food: from celebrity signed menus to quirky designs by Oliver Messel for the book Delightful Food, and from 1950s chocolate wrappers found under the floorboards of the Bristol Old Vic to a piece of toast used as advertising!

You'll be able to have an informal look at these items and more, as well as chat to Theatre Collection staff who will be on hand. The events are free and bookable.

Image 1: Shakespeare tea box, Mander & Mitchenson Collection. University of Bristol Theatre Collection.

Image 2: Chapter heading by Oliver Messel for 'Delightful Food'. University of Bristol Theatre Collection.

This event is organised by the Friends of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, a Registered Charity No 272392. New members always welcome!