• 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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  • 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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  • 24-Hour Flash Sale

    We’re celebrating the Bath, Bristol and beyond #CultureFlashSale by offering 25% off tickets for selected events at The Bath Festival and other events offered by Bath Festivals. Starting at 10am on 18 January, save 25% on tickets for the following events when booking online or by calling Bath Box Office on 01225 463362. MAGGIE O’FARRELL ADAM KAY – […]

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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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  • Release your inner artist at Bath Children’s Literature Festival

    If you’ve got a little one that’s always doodling, drawing, sketching or scribbling, they’ll love our events with top children’s book illustrators. As well as hearing about the story and characters, there’ll be plenty of interactive drawing and opportunities to create masterpieces too. Browse some of our events below, or view the whole programme here. Cressida […]

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  • Want to be a #BathKidsLitFest blogger?

    Calling all book lovers: Like the sound of being a #BathKidsLitFest blogger? Every year Bath Children’s Literature Festival invites book lovers aged 4 to 18, to become #BathKidsLitFest bloggers. Each blogger will receive two free tickets to their chosen event. To win the chance to become a 2017 blogger just follow these three steps… Write […]

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    Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival is back for its 11th year from Friday 29 September to Sunday 8 October. Book online HERE or via Bath Box Office 01225 463362 10 DAYS, 120 EVENTS FEATURING THE BEST CHILDREN’S AND TEEN AUTHORS, INCREDIBLE ILLUSTRATORS, FAVOURITE CHARACTERS AND LITERARY MASTERCLASSES. The 2017 Bath Children’s Literature Festival announces […]

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  • Throne of Glass, Disney Movies & Fangirling – Sarah J Maas at #BathKidsLitFest

    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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