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Release your inner artist at Bath Children’s Literature Festival
August 16, 2017

If you’ve got a little one that’s always doodling, drawing, sketching or scribbling, they’ll love our events with top children’s book illustrators. As well as hearing about the story and characters, there’ll be plenty of interactive drawing and opportunities to create masterpieces too. Browse some of our events below, or view the whole programme here. Cressida […]

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Want to be a #BathKidsLitFest blogger?
August 1, 2017

Calling all book lovers: Like the sound of being a #BathKidsLitFest blogger? Every year Bath Children’s Literature Festival invites book lovers aged 4 to 18, to become #BathKidsLitFest bloggers. Each blogger will receive two free tickets to their chosen event. To win the chance to become a 2017 blogger just follow these three steps… Write […]

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2017 BATH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL – BOOKING NOW OPEN
June 22, 2017

Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival is back for its 11th year from Friday 29 September to Sunday 8 October. Book online HERE or via Bath Box Office 01225 463362 10 DAYS, 120 EVENTS FEATURING THE BEST CHILDREN’S AND TEEN AUTHORS, INCREDIBLE ILLUSTRATORS, FAVOURITE CHARACTERS AND LITERARY MASTERCLASSES. The 2017 Bath Children’s Literature Festival announces […]

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The first ever multi-arts Bath Festival 2017 comes to a close with record-breaking sales.
June 1, 2017

The Bath Festival 2017 – Bath’s new flagship festival of music and literature – came to a close on Sunday May 28. Building on the heritage of Bath Literature and Bath International Music Festivals and with more than 130 events over 10 days, it brought together some of the world’s leading writers, musicians and cultural […]

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The Bath Festival is on NOW and continues until Sunday 28 May
May 20, 2017

For all the latest information about all the events going on over the 10 days please visit our What’s On Pages.      

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The city gets ready for The Bath Festival
May 16, 2017

If you’ve been in the centre of Bath recently, hopefully you’ve noticed a sprinkling of our lovely bright window stickers peppering the city’s shops and cafes. We’re delighted that so many Bath businesses and retailers are proud to show their support for The Bath Festival. We can’t wait to bring that festival buzz to the […]

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Paddy Ashdown, Douglas Carswell and Nicky Morgan join The Big Bath Debate – Sunday 28 May
May 15, 2017

Beyond the slogans… Strong and Stable. For the Many not the Few. Let’s Take Back Control. Stronger Together. For the last year – at least – we have been assailed with slogans and battered with a seemingly ceaseless political news cycle. As we battle to comprehend what Brexit will mean for us, we have a […]

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THE BATH FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE PROGRAMME OF FREE ENTERTAINMENT FOR FAMILIES
April 27, 2017

The Bath Festival, which will see some of the biggest names in literature and music appearing in venues across Bath from 19 to 28 May, has just announced their programme of free entertainment for families during the festival week. There will be a variety of free creative workshops and circus skills classes, plus live music, […]

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Under 18s 50% off ticket offers JUMP IN limited tickets
April 6, 2017

In addition to staging many free events across the course of the festival, we have introduced exciting ticket offers to make top flight arts performances accessible to families and younger audiences. The ticket offers include Under 18s 50% off full price tickets to all Forum main room events (excluding Mary Berry) Events include Bob Dylan: […]

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Party in the City programme announcement. Bath’s Biggest FREE night of music.
March 18, 2017

Party in the City: 19 May from 6pm Full line up can be seen here Jump in to Bath’s greatest party and open The Bath Festival with an almighty celebration. This year we are filling the streets, parks and venues of Bath with a multitude of arts from electro-swing to cheerleading to Chinese shadow-puppetry. The […]

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