Friday 26 February - Sunday 6 March
  1. G16 Alison Oddey in: A Gift for Eleonora

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    This one-woman performance explores the life, health and business of the first Duchess of Florence, Eleonora Di Toledo. Performed in the atmospheric surroundings of the Roman Baths and premiered in the Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence, Italy with music from Nick Sorensen. This is followed by a platform discussion of the research, writing and development of the performance.

    Ticket price: £20 (both events, incl. glass of wine)

    THIS TICKET ENTITLES YOU TO WATCH THE PERFORMANCE – 8-9PM AND ATTEND THE TALK 9PM-10PM. TO BOOK A TICKET TO WATCH THE PERFORMANCE ONLY PLEASE SEARCH EVENT CODE G15.

    http://eleonoradetoledo.com/

  2. Thomas Packenham – The Company of Trees

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    In a beautifully illustrated talk embued with his profound reverence for nature, Thomas Pakenham, author of the much-loved Meetings with Remarkable Trees shares stories of the family estate of Tullynally in Ireland, and his travels to see magnolias on the Tibetan border and monkey puzzles in Eastern Patagonia.

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    You can join the waiting list for this event by calling Bath Box Office on 01225 463362 other events you might also enjoy include:

  3. Lost: Young Writers Labs Showcase

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    Where do you feel most lost? From a forest to a fairground, an imaginary city to the inner workings of a mind, in the worlds of the Young Writers Labs any landscape has the ability to make us lose our bearings and stray into an unexpected adventure. Journey with the young writers as they showcase their new group novel and get lost in their creative landscapes.

     

  4. Jonathan Dimbleby

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    Jonathan Dimbleby: The Battle of the Atlantic

    BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? presenter Jonathan Dimbleby returns to Bath to talk about his new book, The Battle of the Atlantic, and the crucial impact this campaign had on the outcome of the Second World War. Using diaries and letters, he creates a thrilling narrative, charting the horror and humanity of life on the perilous seas.

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  5. Voices in the City

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    Throw yourself in to this year’s theme of Forever Young and get knee deep in literature. Spread across the city centre, Bath Spa University’s Creative Writing students will be providing literary interventions with the hope of creating and appreciating new writing.

     

  6. Around the World in 10 Books

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    THERE ARE TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR FOR THIS EVENT. 30 MINS PRIOR. CASH ONLY

    With itchy feet we set off around the world, from coast to coast in search of the best of the international publishing world with writer and Publisher Scott Pack, returning to Bath by popular demand. Make some room on your bookshelves as we uncover whole new worlds of fantastic literature in translation.

     

  7. ASK A LITERARY CONSULTANT

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    Want to learn how to map a story in five minutes, dazzle an agent with a brilliant pitch, or master the concept of Show don’t Tell? Don’t miss your chance to pick the brains of top literary consultant, Helen Bryant, founder of Cornerstones, the only transatlantic literary consultancy.

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  8. Writing for the Screen

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    Join Gavin James Bower, Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and a writer for EastEnders, in a special screenwriting workshop. The session will focus on best practice, good writing versus bad, habits to pick up and avoid – with examples from a selection of successful writers for screen.

     

  9. Tales Before Shakespeare – Part 1

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    The plots and stories behind Shakespeare’s plays came from a wide range of sources: Holinshed’s Chronicles, The Decameron, Plautus, Myth, Legend and more. Richard Selby and David Metcalfe present a selection of these, reflecting on the origins of the plays, introducing the craft of storytelling to the academic sources.

     

  10. Tales Before Shakespeare – Part 2

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    The plots and stories behind Shakespeare’s plays came from a wide range of sources: Holinshed’s Chronicles, The Decameron, Plautus, Myth, Legend and more. Richard Selby and David Metcalfe present a selection of these, reflecting on the origins of the plays, introducing the craft of storytelling to the academic sources.