"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Take a wagon ride with Elizabeth Bishop (a.k.a. Beth Terry) at the Elizabeth Bishop Festival

One of the most popular attractions during the Elizabeth Bishop Arts Festival in 2011 was the horse and wagon ride through Great Village. Gordon Lewis, his wonderful horses and a brightly coloured wagon took eager visitors along “Nelly the cow” route (that is, Scrabble Hill Road). On board was Elizabeth Bishop – that is, Truro, N.S., actor Beth Terry portraying Bishop, who told stories about her childhood in Great Village.

Beth Terry will be reprising her role as Elizabeth Bishop, and Gordon Lewis is back on the wagon seat as Pa Bulmer, at the Elizabeth Bishop Festival in Great Village on 8 August 2015.
Beth Terry has been performing for 30 years, both on the stage & behind the scenes. Originally from Newfoundland, Beth moved to Nova Scotia in 2002. Since 2005 she has been teaching music in Truro, where she lives with her husband, and four children. Beth has been involved in community theatre, and recently scored an award winning one woman play called “Mabel’s Last Performance,” which performed at the 2014 Halifax Fringe Festival. Beth is excited to be taking on the part of Elizabeth Bishop again this summer, to share the rich history of this extraordinary woman!

Gordon Lewis, a.k.a. Pa Bulmer and his colourful wagon and
wonderful horses, Beth is tucked in the seat behind Gordon.

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