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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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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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“Danger Really Is Everywhere!”

I went to see ‘Danger Really Is Everywhere’ by David O’Doherty and Chris Judge. I’d already read their first book ‘Danger Is Everywhere’ and I got the latest book on the day. The books are funny because they tell you silly stuff about how to avoid danger that means you can’t actually do anything. I […]

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“If you have a dream to do something, you should try your hardest and imagine that you can do it. Even if you are scared.”

I don’t know what I thought an Astronaut would look like, but Commander Chris Hadfield just looked like a normal man, maybe even like a teacher. We listened to him talk about his new book ‘The Darkest Dark.’ It’s the real life story of how, when Chris was a young boy, he was afraid of […]

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Dare To Be Creative – Paper Nations event arms audience with tips to keep creative writing alive in schools
October 7, 2016

By Katy Hancock, School Governor, Parent & Writer This week I attended a Paper Nation event at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival; entitled “How can we keep creative writing alive in our schools?” The evening gathered educators, writers, parents and teachers together to hear a panel of fascinating speakers all concerned about the way in […]

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First News loved David Walliams & Liz Pichon – discover what they are looking forward to this weekend at #BathKidsLitFest

We are so excited to be attending the Bath Children’s Literature Festival, and are particularly looking forward to meeting all of our fantastic readers! We can’t wait to hear Michael Morpurgo talk about his best-selling books this weekend, as we had a great time laughing along with David Walliams and seeing Liz Pichon last week. […]

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