The 2014 Festival runs from Friday 26 September to Sunday 5 October and we’re looking forward to welcoming back award-winning author David Almond as our Artistic Director for a second year.

What's On

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Wednesday 06 August

CLF-Chris-Riddell-Goth-Girl
Kids Big Bath Read Workshop
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Midsomer Norton Library
Children £3, Adults Free / Age 7+

Friday 15 August

CLF-Chris-Riddell-Goth-Girl
Kids Big Bath Read Workshop
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Radstock Library
Children £3, Adults Free / Age 7+

Wednesday 20 August

CLF-Chris-Riddell-Goth-Girl
Kids Big Bath Read Workshop
2:30 PM
3:30 PM
Keynsham Library
Children £3, Adults Free / Age 7+

Friday 29 August

CLF-BathRugby
Comic Workshop: Phoenix & Bath Rugby
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Bath Rugby Clubhouse
£12

Friday 26 September

CLF-Andy-Stanton
The Big, Big Bath Book Quiz!
5:00 PM
6:15 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 7+ & Family
A1
CLF-Bath-Spa-Debate
The Opening Night Debate – The Future of Teaching
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Guildhall
£8 / Adult
A2

Saturday 27 September

Martin Brown Horrible Histories
Horrible Histories with Martin Brown
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 8+
B1
CLF-Steven-Butler-Dennis-the-Menace
Mayhem with Dennis the Menace!
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£5 / Age 7+
B2
CLF-Peepo-Storytelling-Ahlberg
Peepo!
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Bath Central Library
£4 / Age 2+
B3
SOLD-OUT-FutureComics
Comics…OF THE FUTURE!
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
Holburne Museum
£10 / Age 7 - 10
B4
CLF-Lauren-Child-Ruby-Redfort
Lauren Child – Ruby Redfort
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 9+
B5
CLF-Kipper-the-dog-Happy-Birthday
Happy Birthday, Kipper!
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Guildhall
£5 / Age 3 - 6
B6
CLF-Che-Golden
The Meadow Vale Ponies
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Bath Central Library
£5 / Age 7 - 11
B7
CLF-Shakespeare-Christopher-Lloyd
Shakespeare! with Christopher Lloyd
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Guildhall
£5 / Age 6+
B9
CLF-Adam&Charlotte-Guillain
George’s Amazing Adventures
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£5 / Age 4+
B10
CLF-Peepo-Storytelling-Ahlberg
Peepo!
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Bath Central Library
£4 / Age 2+
B11
CLF-ThePhoenix-Pirates
Pirates, Dinosaurs and Swashbuckling Adventures
1:30 PM
2:30 PM
Holburne Museum
£10 / Age 7 - 10
B12
CLF-Liz-Pichon-Tom-Gates
Tom Gates: A Tiny Bit Lucky
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 9+
B8
CLF-John-McLay-Dragons-Dentist-Martin-Brown
The Dragon’s Dentist
3:00 PM
3:45 PM
Bath Central Library
£5 / Age 5+
B13
CLF-AndySeed-SeriouslySilly
Seriously Silly Stuff
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Guildhall
£5 / Age 8+
B14
CLF-Firestation-Book-Swap
Firestation Children’s Book Swap
3:30 PM
4:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£5 / Age 7+ / Family
B15
CLF-Horrid-Henry-Storytelling
Meet Horrid Henry
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 5+
B16
CLF-LaurenChild-NewSmallPerson
In Conversation with Lauren Child
5:00 PM
5:45 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Adult
B17
CLF-Dave-McKean
In conversation with Dave McKean
5:00 PM
5:45 PM
Holburne Museum
£6 / 12+ (YA) / Adult
B18
CLF-Kjartan-Poskitt
Murderous Maths with Kjartan Poskitt
5:15 PM
6:00 PM
Mission Theatre
£6 / Age 8+
B19
CLF-Benjamin-Zephaniah-Terror-Kid
Benjamin Zephaniah
6:00 PM
6:45 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 12+ (YA)
B20

Sunday 28 September

CLF-Henry-Winkler
Henry Winkler
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 8+
C1
CLF-Miffy-Storytelling-Liz-Fost
Miffy
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£5 / Age 3-5
C2
CLF-Kjartan-Poskitt-Borgen-Axeboy
Borgon the Axeboy with Kjartan Poskitt
11:00 AM
11:45 AM
Mission Theatre
£6 / Age 7+
C3
CLF-Simon-Chapman-workshop
Jungle Crash!
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
Paragon School
£12 / Age 9+
C4
CLF-Laurence-Anholt-workshop
Laurence Anholt’s Big Drawing Workshop
11:15 AM
12:45 PM
Holburne Museum
£12 / Age 7+
C5
CLF-Holly-Webb-Brave-Kitten
Holly Webb’s Animal Stories
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Guildhall
£5 / Age 5-8
C7
CLF-KingHarald
The Tale of King Harald – The Last Viking Adventure
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 9+
C6
CLF-Steve-Cole-Secret-Agent-Mummy
Steve Cole: Secret Agent Mummy
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Mission Theatre
£6 / Age 7+
C8
CLF-RobertMuchamore&SophieMcKenzie
Robert Muchamore and Sophie McKenzie
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 11+
C9
CLF-BathRugby
Meet your Bath Rugby Heroes!
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Family Event
C10
CLF-John-Dougherty-Stickbomb
Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face!
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Bath Central Library
£5 / Age 6+
C11
CLF-Justin-Somper
Fantasy Writing Workshop
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Paragon School
£12 / Age 11+
C12
CLF-Ross-Montgomery-Tornado-Chasers
Turning Nightmares into Stories with Ross Montgomery
2:30 PM
4:00 PM
Holburne Museum
£12 / Age 9+
C13
CLF-Laurence-Anholt-workshop
Laurence Anholt’s AMAZING ART SHOW
3:00 PM
3:45 PM
Bath Central Library
£5 / Age 7+
C14
CLF-Sally-Green-Marcus-Sedgwick
Sally Green and Marcus Sedgwick
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Guildhall
£5 / Age 12+ (YA)
C15
Little Miss Hug
3:30 PM
4:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£5 Age 3+
C16
CLF-Lego
LEGO and Star Wars with Duncan Titmarsh
3:45 PM
4:30 PM
Guildhall
£10 / Age 6+
C17
CLF-John-Burningham-Way-to-the-Zoo
In Conversation with John Burningham
4:45 PM
5:30 AM
Holburne Museum
£6 / Age 13+ (YA) / Adult
C18
CLF-James-Campbell
Boyface and his Quantum Chromatic Disruption Machine
5:00 PM
5:45 PM
Guildhall
£5 / Age 6+
C19
CLF-Vintage-Fashion
Vintage Fashion
5:45 PM
6:30 PM
Mission Theatre
£6 / Age 11+
C20
CLF-Garth-Nix-Joe-Abercrombie
Garth Nix & Joe Abercrombie
6:00 PM
6:45 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 12+ (YA)
C21

Monday 29 September

CLF-Michael-Rosen-c-Lawrence-Cendrowicz
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: Meet Michael Rosen
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Guildhall
£3 / Ages 6+
S1
CLF-Generic
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: Marvellous Maths Workshop
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 7+
S2
CLF-Young-Curators
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: Design Your Perfect School: Young Curators’ Discussion
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 9+
S3
CLF-Michaela-Morgan-Walter-Tull
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: World War One and Football: The Scrapbook of Walter Tull with Michaela Morgan
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 8 +
S4
CLF-Rob-Lloyd-Jones-Wild-Boy
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: Wild Boy
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 7-12
S5

Tuesday 30 September

CLF-Dave-Cousins
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: Writing, Comics and Charlie Merrick’s Misfits
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 8-12
S6
CLF-Clara-Vulliamy
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: Martha and the Bunny Brothers
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 4+
S7
CLF-Generic
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: My Big Art Show
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 8+
S8
CLF-Gareth-P-Jones-Ninja-Meerkats
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: Ninja Meerkats; Live & Kicking
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 7+
S9
CLF-Jim-Smith-Barry-Loser
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: Barry Loser
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 7+
S10
CLF-Julia-Green
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: Freeing the writer within: a hands-on session for teachers
4:30 PM
6:00 PM
Guildhall
£25 / Adult
S11
CLF-SLA-Information-Book-Award
SLA Information Book Award
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
Guildhall
Free But Ticketed / Adult
E1

Wednesday 01 October

CLF-Tom-Moorehouse
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: Reintroducing ‘Ratty’
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 7-12
S12
CLF-Shifty-Mcgifty
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 4-7
S13
CLF-Bramble-the-Brave
Bramble the Brave
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Bath Central Library
£4 / Age 2+
F1
CLF-Young-Curators
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: What I Want To Read: Young Curators’ Discussion
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 9+
S14
David-Almond-pianhas
Piranhas, Angels and Half-Created Worlds
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 9+
S15
CLF-Cas-Lester-Harvey-Drew
Space! The Great Dustbin in the Sky
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 7+
S16

Thursday 02 October

CLF-Jon-Mayhew-Wrath-of-the-Lizard-Lord
Schools Programme: Monsters, monsters, monsters!
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 8+
S17
CLF-Alex-T-Smith
Schools Programme: Claude and Sir Bobblysock with Alex T. Smith
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 5-8
S18
CLF-Laura-Dockrill-Darcy-Burdock
Schools Programme: Darcy Burdock: Sorry About Me!
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 8+
S19
CLF-Enormous-Turnip
The Enormous Turnip
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Bath Central Library
£4 / Age 2+
G1
CLF-April-Red-Goldfish
Schools Programme: April the Red Goldfish
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 7-11
S21
CLF-HL-Dennis
Schools Programme: Secret Breaking with H.L. Dennis
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 8+
S20
CLF-Sarah-Ardizzone
Schools Programme: Translation in the Classroom with Sarah Ardizzone
4:30 PM
6:00 PM
Guildhall
£25 / Adult
S22
CLF-David-Almond-Angel
David Almond – Professorial Lecture
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Guildhall
Free But Ticketed / Adult
G2

Friday 03 October

CLF-Jennifer-Gray
Schools Programme: Atticus Claw, Chickens and More!
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 7+
S23
CLF-Fancy-Dress-Photo-Shoot
Fancy Dress Photo Shoot
10:00 AM
1:00 PM
Bath Central Library
Free Event
CLF-Jan-Dobbins
Singalongs for All Seasons
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Bath Central Library
£4 / Age 3+
H1
CLF-Adam-Stower-Troll-and-Oliver
Schools Programme: The Troll and the Oliver
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 4-7
S24
CLF-Mandy-Coe
Schools Programme: If You Could See Laughter
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 8+
S25
CLF-Steven-Camden-Tape
Schools Programme: Steven Camden
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 11+
S26
CLF-Nicola-Davies-Poo
Schools Programme: A Natural History of the Unmentionable
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3 / Age 7-10
S27
CLF-MATen
Now we are ten! Celebrating 10 years of the MA Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Guildhall
£5 Adults (young people also welcome)
H2

Saturday 04 October

SOLD-OUT-Peppa-Pig
10 years of Muddy Puddles with Peppa Pig
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£4 / Age 3-5
J2
CLF-Bently
Peter Bently & Fred Blunt
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Bath Central Library
£5 / Age 5+
J3
CLF-Fancy-Dress-Photo-Shoot
FANCY DRESS PHOTO SHOOT
10:00 AM
4:00 PM
Bath Central Library
Free Event
CLF-We''re-going-on-a-bear-hunt
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 5+
J1
CLF-Nicola-Davies-Nature
Natural Inspiration with Nicola Davies
11:00 AM
11:45 AM
Prior Park College
£6 / Age 10+ / Adults
J6
CLF-Animal-War-Heroes
Animal War Heroes
11:00 AM
11:45 AM
Mission Theatre
£6 / Age 8+
J4
CLF-Emer-Stamp-Diary-of-Pig
Create Your Own Top Secret Diary
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
Holburne Museum
£12 / Age 8+
J5
CLF-John-Dougherty-Stickbomb
Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face!
11:00 AM
11:45 AM
Midsomer Norton Library
Tickets available from library. Call 01225 394041 / Age 6+
CLF-Simon-Mayo
Simon Mayo introduces ITCHCRAFT
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 9+
J7
CLF-Secret-Kingdom
Secret Kingdom Party
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Guildhall
£5 / Age 4-7
J8
CLF-Debi-Gliori
Dragon Loves Penguin
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Bath Central Library
£5 / Age 4+
J9
CLF-Dinosaur-Top-Trumps
Ultimate Dinosaur Top Trumps
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Mission Theatre
£5 / Age 8+
J10
CLF-Cornelia-Funke
Cornelia Funke and David Almond
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 12+ (YA)
J11
SOLD-OUT-Peppa-Pig
10 years of Muddy Puddles with Peppa Pig
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Guildhall
£4 / Age 3-5
J12
CLF-Gill-Lewis-Scarlet-Ibis
Julia Green & Gill Lewis – Amazing Animals
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Bath Central Library
£5 / Age 7+
J13
CLF-Stevn-Camden-Polarear
Spoken Word with Polarbear
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Holburne Museum
£12 / Age 12+
J14
CLF-Emer-Stamp-Diary-of-Pig
The World of Pig with Emer Stamp
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Guildhall
£5 / Age 8+
J15
CLF-Tom-Percival-Bubble-Trouble
Bubble Trouble
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Bath Central Library
£5 / Age 4+
J16
CLF-Sloth
Welcome to Slothville!
3:30 PM
4:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£6 / Age 6+
J17
CLF-Chris-Riddell-Goth-Girl
Goth Girl with Chris Riddell
3:45 PM
4:30 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 7+
J18
CLF-Anthony-Browne
The Shape Game with Anthony Browne
5:00 PM
5:45 PM
Guildhall
£5 / Age 5+
J19
CLF-David-Almond-Song-for-Ella-Grey
David Almond – A Song for Ella Grey
5:45 PM
6:30 PM
Mission Theatre
£6 / Age 12+ (YA) / Adult
J20
CLF-Cassandra-Clare-Holly-Black-Magisterium
Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
6:00 PM
6:45 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 9+
J21
CLF-Nadia-Budde
Remembering Childhood – David Almond and Nadia Budde
8:00 PM
8:45 PM
Guildhall
£5 / 12+ (YA) / Adult
J22

Sunday 05 October

CLF-Elmer
Happy Birthday, Elmer!
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£5 / Age 3-6
K1
CLF-Happy-Birthday-Shakespeare
Happy 450th Birthday, Mr Shakespeare!
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£5 / Age 9+
K2
CLF-Nick-Sharratt
Nick Sharratt
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Mission Theatre
£6 / Age 5+
K3
CLF-Steven-Lenton
Draw the Perfect Pooch
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
Paragon School
£12 / Age 7+
K4
CLF-Jonny-Duddle-Harry-Potter
Drawing Harry Potter – with Jonny Duddle
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 9+
K5
CLF-Janine-Amos-Walking-on-Gold
Buried Treasure!
11:30 AM
12:45 PM
Roman Baths - Stall Street entrance
£10 / Age 8-12
K6
CLF-The-Grunts-Philip-Ardagh
The Grunts
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 7+
K7
The Big Draw – We Built This City
12:00 PM
4:00 PM
Holburne Museum
Free Event / Family
CLF-Michael-grant-&Moira-Young
Moira Young and Michael Grant
12:30 PM
1:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£6 / Age 12+ (YA)
K8
CLF-Piers-Torday
Create Your Own Animal Adventure
1:00 PM
2:30 PM
Paragon School
£12 / Age 9+
K12
CLF-War-Girls
War Girls
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 12+ (YA)
K10
CLF-Emma-Dodd
I Love You, with Emma Dodd
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Bath Central Library
£5 / Ages 3-6
K11
SOLDOUT-Minecraft
Minecraft
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 6+
K9
Kings, Queens and Submarines
3:00 PM
3:45 PM
Bath Central Library
£5 / Ages 6 +
K13
CLF-Cathy-Cassidy
Cathy Cassidy: Sweet Honey
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 9+
K14
CLF-Jakes-Bones
Jake’s Bones
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 10+
K15
CLF-Jonny-Duddle-Gigantosaurus
A Pirate and Dinosaur Adventure
3:30 PM
4:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£6 / Age 4+
K16
CLF-Private-Peaceful
Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful: The Concert
4:00 PM
5:30 PM
Komedia
£15 / Ages 8+ / Family
K17
David Almond, Melvin Burgess and Mal Peet – YA or Not YA?
5:00 PM
5:45 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 12+ (YA) / Adult
K18
CLF-Jon-Scieszka
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
5:15 PM
6:00 PM
Mission Theatre
£5 / Age 9+
K19
CLF-Minecraft
Minecraft
5:15 PM
6:00 PM
Guildhall
£6 / Age 6+

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