Madeline Toy has joined Bath Festivals as Head of Literature Programming looking after the literature programme for The Bath Festival in May, and overseeing Bath Children’s Literature Festival, programmed by Artistic Directors John and Gill McLay, in September/October. She replaces Judith Robinson who left the organisation last month. Toy took up her position on Monday […]

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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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  • 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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  • A New Collection of Stories from Young People at Bristol Children’s Hospital

    As part of the Paper Nations creative writing initiative, funded by the Arts Council, Bath Festivals and Read For Good have teamed up with storyteller Jennifer Lunn to create a book of stories written by young patients in Bristol children’s hospital. As founder and artistic director of the Culturcated Theatre Company, Jennifer Lunn produces and […]

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