Group: Users of Fairfield House
Definition: Individuals who are part of groups run out of Fairfield House, an English Heritage Grade II listed building, gifted to the elders of Bath by the Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia (1936–41).
Reasons for selecting: We were excited to uncover this piece of recent, living history in Bath and the dynamic and diverse community of people making use of this house, including; the Bath Ethnic Minority Senior Citizen Group (BEMSCA), the Townswomen’s Guild and The Black Family group. The house and those who use it have a strong energy and spirit of support, generosity and fun. With individuals taking part in countless hobbies and activities, as well as important social events and care for those in need.
As part of their project ‘Picture in the Paper’, artists LOW PROFILE searched for all of the people in Bath who are part of groups run out of Fairfield House (gifted to the elders of Bath by the Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia), bringing them together to make a professional photographic portrait of as many people in this group as possible.
PHOTO SHOOT DATE: 1st November 2014
TIME: 13:30 – 15:00
LOCATION: BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN
The users of Fairfield House portrait was one of 18 group photographs taken in November 2014, before being published in the Bath Chronicle and then put on permanent public display, in the new Centre for the Arts at the University of Bath when it opened in February 2015.
Users of Fairfield House, Bath, gathered at BRLSI on Saturday 1st November 2014.
Left to right: Beverley Cowan, Karen Wallis
ROLLER DERBY SKATERS | PETANQUE PLAYERS | OPEN WATER SWIMMERS | AMATEUR DRAMATICS PLAYERS | BEE KEEPERS | BOARD GAME PLAYERS | BELL RINGERS | SCOUT AND GUIDE LEADERS | NURSES | COSMETICS COUNTER STAFF | INDEPENDENT RETAILERS | CHEFS | LIVE ABOARD BOATERS | USERS OF FAIRFIELD HOUSE | COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER | GROWERS | BUSKERS | GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS | MINECRAFT PLAYERS | ARTS AWARDS PARTICIPANTS | SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS