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10 Things You Might Not Know About David Almond
October 8, 2014

Six enthusiastic members of Festival sponsors’ BGS Juniors Year 6 Book Committee were lucky enough to get their hands on tickets for the fabulous Robert Muchamore and Sophie McKenzie event at this year’s Telegraph Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Even better, thanks to Bristol Grammar School’s long-standing connection with the Festival, they were given the opportunity to […]

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BGS pupils with Sally Green
An interview with Sally Green

The Telegraph Bath Children’s Literature Festival, 28 September, a glorious Sunday afternoon. A posse of Lower Sixth girls at the packed-out, BGS-sponsored event, keen to hear established novelists Marcus Sedgwick and Sally Green who burst on to the scene in March. Upbeat music welcomes Sally on stage: presenter Gill McLay explains that Marcus is stuck […]

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Photo of the Day: Sunday 28 September
September 28, 2014

Horrid Henry popped by for a visit to the Festival yesterday, much to our young audiences’ delight! Photo Credit: Julian Foxon Photography

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Photo of the Day: Saturday 27 September
September 27, 2014

The Telegraph Bath Children’s Literature Festival started with a brilliant-bonkers quiz yesterday. Our hosts for the evening were the hilarious Andy Stanton and Festival Founder John McLay, and we had some super-keen audience members ready to step up to the challenge! Photograph credit: Julian Foxon Photography

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History Events with a Twist for Ages 8+
September 17, 2014

If you’ve got a small history-lover in your life, then these events should be all you need to keep their brains fully occupied during the Festival: Fan of the Horrible Histories CBBC television series? Well come along and meet the illustrator of the Horrible Histories books, Martin Brown. History doesn’t have to be boring, especially […]

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Silly and Fun Events for Ages 7+ and Family
September 16, 2014

If you are trying to find the perfect event to give the whole family a case of the giggles then look no further than these brilliant, hilarious events. The Big Bath Book Quiz opens the doors for the rest of the Festival’s fun-packed events. Start off the Festival by testing your book smarts in teams […]

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Could you be our Young Festival Reporter?
September 15, 2014

Do you fancy yourself the next TinTin or Sarah Jane Smith? Have you got a way with words, and think you can ask the questions no-one else will dare? The Telegraph Bath Children’s Literature Festival is looking for a Young Festival Reporter to go behind the scenes and give an insider’s view on this year’s […]

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Kids Big Bath Read workshops with Hannah Sackett
August 14, 2014

Last week, we had our first Kids Big Bath Read workshop with Hannah Sackett at Midsomer Norton Library. We set out on a fearless expedition of Ghastly-Gorm Hall, armed with nothing more than pens and pencils. Just like Emily Cabbage, our intrepid explorers drew all the monsters and creatures they met along the way. See […]

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July 15, 2014

The Learning and Participation team at Bath Festivals is thrilled to announce that they have been awarded a Good Practice Centre Award by Arts Award. Bath Festivals has been recognised as a national centre of good practice for its work with children and young people. As well as producing its three major festivals, Bath International […]

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Arts Council England withdraws National Portfolio funding to Bath Festivals from April 2015
July 1, 2014

Bath Festivals is shocked by the loss of its funding from Arts Council England, which will take effect from April 2015. Both The Telegraph Bath Children’s Literature Festival this October and The Independent Bath Literature Festival in March 2015 will take place as planned and with support from our other partners Bath Festivals will continue […]

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