Taking a Holiday – Film

The amazing story of the secret beneath a Bristol bike shop. A tale of struggle in wartime – full of intrigue, escapes, comradeship…and bikes. What does it mean to be a refugee and on the run in your own country? Who will give you a bed for the night, a job… or a means of escape?

Puppetry, documentary material and songs combine in a narrative based on the true stories of ordinary Bristol people during 1914/17, and the hidden history of  resistance to the war machine.

If you are interested in screening the film at your event, school or group, please get in touch at otherstorypuppetry@ymail.com

Thanks to West of England Combined Authority for supporting Otherstory artist Emma Byron with a Creative Freelancers grant to work on this – and to create a linked workshop.  And thanks to Curious School of Puppetry and Arts Council England for funding a residency at Puppet Place to do some of the filming.