The Bath Festival NHS thank you offer

Breathtaking with Rachel Clarke
The Comfort and Joy of Books 

The Bath Festival would like to offer a 10% discount on tickets for two key events at this year’s live festival to NHS staff in recognition of their key role during the pandemic.

Dr Rachel Clarke, bestselling author of Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story, Loss and Consolation, has had a lot of press for her new book Breathtaking: Inside the NHS in a Time of Pandemic. Rachel will be at The Forum on Saturday 22 May at 11am to share some of her experiences of working as an NHS doctor at the height of the pandemic.

The event is being held under social distance guidelines to ensure that the audience, guests and venue staff are safe. The Forum has recently invested £70,000 in a new air purifying system which enables staff to clean public and office space throughout the venue.

Rachel Clarke’s event will provide an opportunity for NHS staff to join a shared experience to reflect on what we have recently faced as a nation. She will be in conversation with writer Max Porter about what it feels like to confront a pandemic from the inside.

The Bath Festival would also like to extend a 10% ticket discount to NHS staff for quite a different event – The Comfort and Joy of Books.

Sometimes books can change the course of your life. They can provide an escape, a retreat and keep you afloat when times are tough.

On Sunday 23 May at 11am in the Assembly Rooms, join us for a conversation dedicated to the book passions that have sustained us during lockdowns. Author Kate Mosse (The City of Tears, An Extra Pair of Hands) found director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction will be joined by fellow writers Neema Shah (Kololo Hill) and Cathy Rentzenbrink (Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books) to discuss their work and to share their reading recommendations. Expect to come away with a list of books you’ll want to read.

To claim your NHS discount when you book tickets select the offer at the point of booking.

The Bath Festival’s programme of live events runs from Monday 17 May to Monday 24 May and The Bath Festival At Home, a digital broadcast for audiences at home. Highlights include visits from Richard Osman, Mel Giedroyc, comedian Tez Ilyas, Robert Webb, Polly Toynbee and three of the Kanneh-Mason family. Find out more here

The Bath Festival 2021 recently featured in The Guardian’s top ten arts festivals in the UK this summer.

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