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Bath BID ‘jumps in’ as strategic corporate partner of The Bath Festival
March 15, 2017

Bath Festivals is delighted to announce that The Bath Business Improvement District (BID) has made a commitment to become a strategic corporate partner of The Bath Festival, supporting this city-wide celebration and the development of the new flagship festival for Bath. In 2017, the new festival intends to appeal to a wider audience, build visitor […]

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Howard Jacobson joins line-up for this year’s Bath Festival
March 7, 2017

As the world reeled after the election of Donald Trump, Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson found himself in “a fury of disbelief”. But instead of fuming, he started rising at dawn and in six weeks flat had written Pussy, the warped fairytale of a gilded prince raised on a diet of reality TV shows […]

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The Bath Festival artists Georgie Fame, Brad Mehldau and Madeleine Peyroux included in this year’s Jazz FM Awards
March 2, 2017

The nominations for the Jazz FM Awards were announced last night celebrating stand-out artists who have carved a way forward in the world of jazz, blues and soul, recognising distinction and commending those who have made an exceptional contribution to music. This year three Bath Festival artists were included: Georgie Fame, Brad Mehldau and Madeleine […]

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THE BATH FESTIVAL PROGRAMME ANNOUNCEMENT: SALMAN RUSHDIE. MARY BERRY. STEVEN ISSERLIS AND MORE
February 1, 2017

Friday 19 – Sunday 28 May 2017 General booking from 15 February Building on the heritage of the Bath Literature and Bath International Music Festivals, and with more than 130 events over 10 days, The Bath Festival will take place from 19th to 28th May 2017 and will bring some of the world’s leading writers, […]

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JUMP IN! The Bath Festival key dates for your diary
January 10, 2017

The Bath Festival is a new flagship festival for Bath – 10 days and 130+ events featuring the biggest and brightest names in literature, words and music – celebrating the world heritage city of Bath from 19 – 28th May 2017.  The festival supersedes the Bath Literature and Bath International Music Festival. JUMP IN! 130+ events are now […]

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The Bath Festival 2017: booking now open for early release events
December 1, 2016

Momentum is gathering for Bath’s new flagship festival with eight events booking now (ahead of the full programme). The early release events are: – Acclaimed crime writer Sophie Hannah – American jazz musician Madeleine Peyroux – Award winning author of Brooklyn Colm Tóibín  – Celebrated cellist Steven Isserlis in conversation with Schumann super-fan Simon Callow – […]

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A NEW FLAGSHIP FESTIVAL FOR BATH
November 17, 2016

Taking place from 19-28 May 2017, The Bath Festival will build on the heritage of the Bath Literature Festival and Bath International Music Festival, delivering a flagship festival with music and literature at the heart.

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Throne of Glass, Disney Movies & Fangirling – Sarah J Maas at #BathKidsLitFest
October 13, 2016

I still can’t believe I actually met the queen herself…Sarah J Maas! Three hours later and i’m still suffering from severe fangirl symptoms. She was so funny and down to earth, and i’m so glad I actually got to see her. She spoke about many things from what inspired her to write Throne of Glass […]

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“Have you ever seen anyone who can draw a masterpiece in a matter of seconds?” Biba Tarquini reviews Chris Riddell’s #BathKidsLitFest event
October 10, 2016

I only found out we were going to see Chris Riddle a few hours before the event started. We got off to a late start so we had to hastily rush into The Forum. As soon as I walked in I was taken aback. There was an immense screen above the stage, and in front […]

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True Stories, Inspiration & more from Michael Morpurgo at #BathKidsLitFest

Michael Morpurgo talked about his relatively new book called Such Stuff – it is about the story behind the story. It sounds really good. He seems to use the truth as inspiration in many of his books for instance he told us all about the true story behind his new book The Eagle In The Snow… Someone […]

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