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Bath Festivals Appoints Five New Board Members
September 29, 2016

Bath Festivals is delighted to announce the appointment of five new board members: Kevin Brown, James Drummond, Will Gregory, Peter Medlock and Lady Evelyn Strasburger. The Chair of Bath Festivals, John Cullum, says: “I welcome the appointment of our new board members. They all bring the necessary skills and new energy needed to help us […]

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Have you seen the beautiful Indy windows popping up around Bath celebrating the upcoming 10th Bath Children’s Literature Festival?
September 27, 2016

A competition for best window is underway: Take a look at the windows so far, pick up a map and join in the fun, with great prizes, including a Festival membership up for grabs! Bath Festivals and the children’s toy store, My Small World, set Bath’s independent retailers the challenge of creating magical, inspiring and inventive window […]

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Bath Kids Lit Super Fans! Charlie McLay
September 23, 2016

As part of Bath Children’s Literature Festival’s 10th Birthday celebrations we have invited a few of our biggest fans to describe some of their favourite memories from festivals past and what they’re looking forward to this year. This week’s blog is from Andy Day fan Charlie McLay… Why do you like the festival? The reason I love […]

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Bath’s Independent Retailers will be celebrating Children’s Literature – Get Involved!
September 13, 2016

Bath Festivals and children’s toy store, My Small World, have set Bath’s independent retailers the challenge of creating magical, inspiring and inventive window displays based on the theme of children’s literature. These displays will be in shop windows leading up to the 10th Bath Children’s Literature Festival which will see outstanding authors and illustrators such […]

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YouTube star Oli White joins #BathKidsLitFest line-up!
August 24, 2016

Join YouTube sensation Oli White as he discusses his debut novel Generation Next, a funny coming of age story about friendship, family and first love. In Generation Next, Oli brings the character of Jack to life – a teenager who has had a few ups and downs recently. When Jack and his friends create GenNext, […]

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Bath Kids Lit Super Fans! Maddy McGlynn
August 18, 2016

As part of Bath Children’s Literature Festival’s 10th Birthday celebrations we have invited a few of our biggest fans to describe some of their favourite memories from festivals past and what they’re looking forward to this year. This week’s blog is from fantasy fiction enthusiast Maddy McGlynn… Literature is discovered by passionate readers of all ages and children […]

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Bath Kids Lit Super Fans! Oscar Speigal
August 11, 2016

As part of Bath Children’s Literature Festival’s 10th Birthday celebrations we have invited a few of our biggest fans to describe some of their favourite memories from festivals past and what they’re looking forward to this year. This week’s blog is from Horrid Henry fan Oscar Speigal… “I think I am lucky, because every year I get […]

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Alex Clarke
Alex Clark to join Bath Festivals as Artistic Director of Words & Literature
August 8, 2016

Bath Festivals is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Clark as Artistic Director of Words & Literature. Alex is an editor and literary journalist who frequently writes for The Guardian, The Observer and The Times Literary Supplement. She regularly chairs literature events and has also been on the judging panel for the Booker Prize. […]

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Bath Kids Lit Super Fans! Lily Stanley
August 4, 2016

As part of Bath Children’s Literature Festival’s 10th Birthday celebrations we have invited a few of our biggest fans to describe some of their favourite memories from festivals past and what they’re looking forward to this year. This week’s blog is from Ottoline enthusiast Lily Stanley… Hi my name is Lily Stanley and just like the […]

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Highlights of YALC come to Bath
August 1, 2016

Over the weekend, the UK’s Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC for short) celebrated the best books for young people. We are very pleased to be able to bring you the highlights of YALC to Bath this October, from fantasy adventures to coming-of-age stories there is an event for everyone! Malorie Blackman and Simon Mayo Saturday […]

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