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Party in The City Bath’s Biggest FREE Party Friday 20 May. View the online brochure with all the info you need about what’s on when and where
April 15, 2016

Bath Music Festival | Party in the City 2016 FRIDAY 20 MAY 2016: 5.30PM UNTIL LATE! PARTY IN THE CITY IS BATH’S BIGGEST, FREE NIGHT OF MUSIC AND PERFORMANCEYour Guide to Bath’s Biggest FREE Party is here – click on the link below for the online version, or pick up a copy from Bath Box […]

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General Booking for the Bath International Music Festival is now open. Book today for all events
March 21, 2016

The Bath International Music Festival Friday 20 – Sunday 29 May 2016 The Festival opens on Friday 20 May with the biggest free event in Bath, Party in the City and the Schools Procession with acclaimed beatboxer Shlomo. ‘Jazz Day’ on Saturday 21 May features Branford Marsalis performing a UK premiere in Bath Abbey, Jay […]

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what will affect us next, Ahmed predicts, will be the move in China away from an investment and export-led economy to one powered by consumption, and the probability of the ‘sleeping giant’ of Africa awakening,
March 8, 2016

Kamal Ahmed and Stefan Stern Purely by chance, Kamal Ahmed, Economics Editor at the BBC, was in Paris on the day of the shooting by Islamic terrorists of 89 people in the Bataclan theatre, and others elsewhere in the French capital. Dining with friends in a restaurant about ten minutes away from the attack, Ahmed […]

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Priding herself on being quicker than many of younger models on the fashion shoots that take her from South Africa to Sydney

Daphne Selfe: The Way we Wore The world’s oldest working super-model, 87-year old Daphne Selfe is an eminently practical woman. Dressed elegantly in charity shop finds, she comes from an age where discipline was key and tenacity essential.  She is not one to cry over spilt milk or succumb to the inertia that can often […]

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‘Around The World in 10 Books’ with Scott Pack and Festival Producer Judith Robinson
March 6, 2016

The Independent Bath Literature Festival Saturday 5 March 2016 By popular demand here’s the list of books that featured in yesterday’s ‘Around The World in 10 Books’ event First up was my choice of The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli. A Borgesian collection of mini-tales linked to the narrator’s teeth. (Mexico) Then came […]

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“However you get it on, get it on!” is Arlene Heyman’s rallying cry
March 3, 2016

Arlene Heyman – Scary Old Sex A New York-based psychoanalyst and psychiatrist, Heyman, now in her seventh decade, has been writing for years, but Scary Old Sex (note the acronym) is her debut publication.  It’s a collection of witty, downright funny and clever short stories. If, as Heyman says “all of us do things and […]

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Images of the Jungle at Calais and Syrians and other displaced people crossing the Mediterranean, throwing themselves on the mercy of the West fill our screens daily

Ben Rawlence, a former researcher for Human Rights Watch and author of Radio Congo brings us City of Thorns, a book that could not be more topical.  Images of the Jungle at Calais and Syrians and other displaced people crossing the Mediterranean, throwing themselves on the mercy of the West fill our screens daily, making […]

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“People felt like something fundamental had shifted,” says Shenker. “But they – and we in the Western media – didn’t have the language yet to describe it.”
March 2, 2016

Tahrir Square: Five Years On Jack Shenker and Wendell Steavenson It’s five years since Cairo’s Tahrir Square erupted with the clamour of Egyptians wanting change.  Over the period following this remarkable expression of civil unrest, Mubarak fell, Morsi was voted in and then ‘removed’ from power, and Sisi has risen.  But the legacy of the […]

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a few brave male souls have dared to enter into the discussion of how women are coming to terms with the ageing process

Women and the Ageing Process There aren’t a lot of men in the crowd packing out the banqueting hall of the Guildhall on Saturday afternoon, although a few brave male souls have dared to enter into the discussion of how women are coming to terms with the ageing process. This talk isn’t for the faint-hearted […]

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She likens this ancient poet to a Hoxton hipster; a man who played down his wealth, partied hard, made witty flirtation into an art – and in the true mould of many a brilliant young man, died young.
March 1, 2016

Daisy Dunn – Catullus’ Bedspread The Roman poet, Catullus, might not appear at first glance to be a prime candidate for a biography – not least because there are only six facts known about him. Add to that, the detail that he lived over 2,000 years ago and died probably aged 29 or 30 and […]

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