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  • Creative Learning Round Up – July 2018

    Since The Bath Festival in May, the Creative Learning Department have been very busy celebrating creative writing in Radstock and Frome, getting ready for Bath Children’s Literature Festival in September/October and planning lots of exciting activity for 2019. WordUp! in Frome We have worked in Frome for a whole year in partnership with Lisa Merryweather-Millard, […]

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  • Bath Children’s Literature Festival Programme Announcement

    Blockbuster highlights include David Walliams, Philip Pullman, Lauren Child, Tom Fletcher, Cressida Cowell, Harry Hill, Terry Deary & Martin Brown, Dermot O’Leary, Chris Riddell, Nadiya Hussain, Lucy Worsley, Ade Adepitan, Julian Clary & David Roberts, plus the new Share The Story initiative. Friday 28 September to Sunday 7 October 2018. Priority booking from 3 July General Booking from […]

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  • The Bath Festival 2018 Round-up

    Record-breaking ticket sales on the 70th anniversary year The Bath Festival 2018 delivered 17 days of incredible music and literature events in the city with a new finale weekend on the Rec celebrating Bath Festivals’ 70thanniversary year. The festival, once again, brought together some of the world’s leading writers, musicians and cultural figures, for all to […]

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  • Kevin Powers in conversation with Alex Clark

    Kevin Powers joins The Bath Festival on its final day, May 27, when he’ll be in conversation with novelist Lisa Halliday. Powers’ first novel, The Yellow Birds, reflected on the author’s experiences as a serving soldier in Iraq, and won numerous awards, including The Guardian First Book Award and the PEN/Hemingway Award. His new novel, […]

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  • Can you find all the Words on the Street?

    Popping up across the city centre, shining out of shop windows and waving from trees you will find 10 brilliant pieces of writing created by children and young people. Pick up a map from Bath Box Office and see if you can find them all. If you’ve got the writing bug, come to our Pop-Up […]

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  • Can you find all the Words on the Street?

    Popping up across the city centre, shining out of shop windows and waving from trees you will find 10 brilliant pieces of writing created by children and young people. Pick up a map from Bath Box Office and see if you can find them all. If you’ve got the writing bug, come to our Pop-Up […]

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  • Bath Children’s Literature Festival Schools Programme – sign up now

    Teachers and librarians from schools based in Bath and Somerset were invited to hear about the authors and illustrators involved in this year’s Schools Programme for Bath Children’s Literature Festival which takes place from 28 September to 7 October. Over 20 schools attended and enjoyed some delicious coffee and cake kindly supplied by Waterstones, and […]

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  • Nik at Bath Kids Lit Fest

    Young bloggers review Bath Kids Lit Fest

    Our young bloggers have been really enjoying this year’s festival. Read what they have to say about the different events they’ve been to… Nik Nikiforou: Hannah Price, age 13: On Sunday 8th October I attended the Norse Myths event with Francesca Simon and Kevin Crossley-Holland, it was both riveting and educational. Both authors said they […]

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  • Jeff Kinney

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid author, Jeff Kinney, announces his only UK date in Bath

    Jeff Kinney, author of the international best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will be appearing at Bath Pavilion on Sunday 3 December as part of the year-round programme of events offered by Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Prepare for take-off with this hugely entertaining family event suitable for children age 7+. The event will be […]

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  • Bath Kids Lit Fest

    What our bloggers are most looking forward to…

    Our young bloggers explain which events they’re most excited about at this year’s Bath Children’s Literature Festival… Rose Goddard, age 8: “I’ve just got back from the library. My bag is full of books. Now I’m sharpening all my pencils ready for Horrible Histories Deadly Drawings with illustrator Martin Brown. I love Horrible Histories and […]

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