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  • CITY SUPPORT FOR BATH FESTIVALS

    New leadership and ambition at Bath Festivals instill confidence in council to give one-off grant to support the charity’s ambition.  Bath Festivals, the largest provider of diverse arts in the city, is proud and delighted to have been offered financial support by way of a one-off grant of £75,000 from newly elected Bath & North […]

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  • Cressida Cowell announced as Children’s Laureate

    Bath Children’s Literature Festival is delighted that a festival favourite, Cressida Cowell, has been appointed as Waterstones’ Children’s Laureate. The creator of How to Train Your Dragon who is appearing at our festival this autumn, is the 11th Children’s Laureate in an illustrious line-up which started with the first incumbent, Quentin Blake. The new Children’s […]

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  • The Bath Festival Finale Weekend Roundup

    Festival goers at The Bath Festival Finale Weekend on the Bath Recreation ground this weekend experienced the entire range of British summer weather, from hot sunshine to a rainy downpour in the space of just two days. And what a weekend it was. Saturday was scorching in more ways than one. There was a great […]

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  • Paper Nations 2016 – 2018

    Paper Nations is a creative writing partnership initiative, championing approaches to the art of writing that are inclusive, playful and exploratory. Growing out of extensive research and consultation with practitioners, the programme as a whole aims to enhance existing creative writing provision in England in a sustainable way. The partnership is led by Bath Spa […]

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  • Development Officer Role (part-time)

    Bath Festivals is looking for an ambitious Development Officer to join the Bath Festivals team.   PERSON SPECIFICATION ROLE: Development Officer Part time: 15 hours a week with flexibility. SALARY: £7,500 per annum RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Marketing and Development   About Us: Bath Festivals brings some of the finest international musicians, speakers and writers to entertain audiences in […]

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  • PR Officer Role (part-time)

    Bath Festivals is looking for an ambitious PR Officer to join the Bath Festivals team.   PERSON SPECIFICATION ROLE: PR officer Part time: 22.5 hours per week SALARY: £25,500 per annum, pro rata RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Marketing and Development   About Us: Bath Festivals brings some of the finest international musicians, speakers and writers to entertain audiences in […]

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  • NEW APPOINTMENTS

    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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