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 available to book onlineWhat’s On
How to Book
In person at Bath Box Office
By telephone on 01225 463362
Online at What’s On
By post to Bath Box Office Booking opens at 10.30am (online, telephone and counter)
View the online brochure or to receive a copy of the 2017 Festival brochure (posted to subscribers on 6 February) please call Bath Box Office on 01225 463362
Bath Festivals is delighted to announce that Priority Booking is Now Open for The Independent Bath Literature Festival, Friday 26 February – Sunday 6 March 2016. Amongst the 10 day line up of 130+ events Bath Festivals welcomes Sebastian Faulks, Pat Barker, Tracy Chevalier and the American feminist, journalist and activist Gloria Steinem (on her first visit to the UK in 20 years). General Booking opens on Monday 18 January.
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It’s the Literature Festival’s 21st birthday, take a look at the full 10 day programme including Joan Bakewell, Marian Keyes, The EU debate, AC Grayling and many more. To join our mailing list and receive a copy of the brochure please call Bath Box Office on 01225 463362
The Independent Bath Literature Festival Friday 26 February – Sunday 6 March 2016
Patrons and Pen Friends NOW OPEN
Pen Pals Monday 11 January
General Booking Monday 18 January
This year’s festival, running from 25 September to 4 October has pulled out all the stops to ensure there’s plenty over the 10 day festival to involve and interest the Bath teen audiences. Here’s a brief round-up of some of the events:
Double Carnegie medal winner Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls and the Chaos Walking trilogy will talk about his experiences as a writer as well as sharing his latest novel, The Rest of Us Just Live Here.
Joe Suggis a YouTube Star with over 4 million subscribers and he’s coming to Bath to discuss his first book, Username: Evie, an original and imaginative graphic novel. Ticket price will include a signed copy of the book and there’ll also be a chance for 50 fans chosen randomly on the night to meet Joe in person.
Holly Smale is Young Adult Waterstones Children’s Book Prize winner and creator of the bestselling Geek Girl books. Come and hear all about All That Glitters, the latest calamity-strewn adventure starring Harriet Manners.
On an exclusive visit from the US, bestselling author Jennifer Donnelly joins us to talk about the third book in the Waterfire Saga, Dark Tide whilst three amazing authors Arabella Weir, Jenny McLachlan and Katy Birchall talk about the amusing and peculiar perils of being a modern day teen as well as confessing some of their own teen misadventures.
Master storyteller Derek Landy has built a loyal following of devoted Skullduggery Pleasant fans. He’s written a new and epic saga, Demon Road, full of his trademark action, wit and razor sharp dialogue. Come prepared for undead serial killers, vampires and killer cars!
Sheila Rance has written a stunning fantasy adventure called Sun Catcher and will be running a masterclass in creative writing and world building – this is your chance to turn the ideas in your mind into reality on the page.
Joe Abercrombie and Philip Reeve, two young adult storytellers at the top of their craft, transport you into two incredible worlds in turns brutal, fantastical and amazing.
Fancy yourself as a bit of a Hunger Games expert? Join the eccentric host Caesar Flickerman for the ultimate Hunger Games quiz. Test your knowledge of the books and pit yourself against the other in Panem for the chance to win some fantastic prizes. Not to be missed.