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  • Ten things you should know about Joseph Coelho – the new Waterstones’ Children’s Laureate

    1 – Joseph Coelho is a British children’s author, poet and playwright who has been appointed at the Waterstones Children’s Laureate. He is the 12th writer to hold the post. 2 – Joseph grew up in a block of flats in Roehampton in South West London, with his mother and younger sister. The tower block […]

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  • THE HUNT IS ON FOR JUNIOR JOURNALISTS!

    WIN the chance to be a Junior Journalist at this autumn’s Bath Children’s Literature Festival – could it be you we are looking for? How would you like to meet your favourite authors face-to-face and go backstage at Europe’s largest kids’ book festival? How would you like the chance to ask authors and illustrators questions […]

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  • BATH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL – Where books and stories come alive!

    Bath Children’s Literature Festival returns this autumn from Friday 23rd September until Sunday 2nd October! As Europe’s largest stand-alone children’s book festival, we are welcoming household names, debut authors and a host of illustrators to Bath for an exciting line-up for all ages. In our ten-day celebration of books, there is plenty for families to […]

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  • The Bath Festival 2022 Podcast

    Introducing your festival fix, where you can now enjoy the highlights of The Bath Festival, May 2022, in the comfort of your home! Missing festival week? Reminiscing about when you were in the same room as some of your favourite entertainers, authors, presenters and writers? Well you can now get your Bath Festival on demand, thanks to […]

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  • AUTHORS TAKE TO THE STAGE TO SHARE ADVENTURES IN READING

    The Chicken House Roadshow visits Somerset Three children’s authors took to the stage to entertain and inspire some 500 schoolchildren with the magic of reading at The Chicken House Roadshow, held at The Cheese and Grain in Frome. The children’s publishing house, celebrating its 20th anniversary, teamed up with Bath Festivals to invite Jasbinder Bilan […]

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  • And that’s a wrap! A close to The Bath Festival 2022

    It’s a wrap folks! As we pack away the banners, fold away the chairs and shut down the microphones we say a fond farewell to whirlwind that was The Bath Festival 2022. Our aim was, as always, to celebrate music and books in a beautiful city. Our visiting authors, speakers and musicians did us and […]

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  • Ready for the final festival weekend!

    What a terrific festival we’re having! The city has been filled with the sound of applause, music and laughter since the first opening acts back on Friday 13 when we launched The Bath Festival 2022 with Party in the City. Now, a week on, we’re well into our stride after dozens of concerts and talks […]

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  • Thousands joined the start of The Bath Festival – authors and musicians bring the crowds

    The return of live events has been massively celebrated this weekend as the opening of The Bath Festival brought crowds of people into Bath city centre. The annual festival kicked off on Friday night with Party in the City, which saw revellers of all ages enjoying free live music in dozens of venues, from churches […]

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  • Who’s spotted the cool new jazz lounge that’s popped up on New Bond Street?

    International acclaimed contemporary jazz group Empirical, who are playing a gig in Bath on Wednesday 18 May as part of The Bath Festival, are also playing a series of FREE performances inside an empty shop in the city centre. The shop at 15 New Bond Street has been transformed into a jazz lounge where the […]

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  • It’s here! The opening weekend of The Bath Festival 2022

    Message your friends, gather up your family, galvanise your partner, fill your diary with some me-time – The Bath Festival 2022 is officially open for a full-on programme of live events, kicking off tomorrow night at 5pm with Party in the City and you are ALL invited! The evening of FREE live music in more […]

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