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  • Junior Journalists meet their heroes

    Bath Children’s Literature Festival ran a writing competition to find a team of Junior Journalists to join the festival team and report back on authors’ and illustrators’ events. We think this is a great way of fostering emerging talent and of getting young people – who are at the heart of this festival – to […]

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  • Reports on Liz Pichon, Robin Stevens and Helen Skelton events by Junior Journalist Imogen Ellis

    Review of Liz Pichon’s event. Liz Pichon (the amazing writer of Tom Gates) and Lindsey Russel from Blue Peter, put on an enjoyable and entertaining show at the forum last Saturday. They told us lots of information about Tom Gates: Spectacular School Trip (Really) – Liz’s new book. We played a game to do with […]

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  • David Baddiel – Junior Journalist

    When we arrived at the theatre to see David Baddiel, everyone around us was already really excited! It didn’t take us long to realise his new book (The Taylor Turbochaser) was being sold there for the first time!  As we sat down people were starting to look at his book and the excitement of knowing […]

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  • Junior Journalist – Harry Hill Review

    Comedian, TV star and children’s writer Harry Hill presents his third Matt Millz book at Bath Children’s Literature Festival! How do you make a perfect custard pie? What’s the best way to deal with hecklers? And how do you become a slapstick superstar? In his Bath Children’s Literature show Harry gives you top tips on […]

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  • Junior Journalist – Ross Welford Event Review

    On Saturday I went to my first event as a junior journalist to see Ross Welford. He started the show with some amazing magic tricks and he told us about how he has always enjoyed magic since he was a child. He talked to us about the inspirations for his books and some of his […]

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  • Fantastic first weekend of Bath Children’s Literature Festival and still lots more to come!

    It was just as if someone had waved a wand – whoosh! the Bath Children’s Literature Festival opened with instant laughter and more than a little magic. We opened the festival with the biggest schools event we’ve ever staged as more than 800 children filled the city’s largest venue, the Forum, to welcome Cressida Cowell, […]

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  • Bath Festivals appoints new programmers

    Bath Festivals has appointed two highly respected professionals in children’s book publishing as programmers for next year’s Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Janet Smyth, former children and education programme director at Edinburgh International Book Festival, and Fritha Lindqvist who was head of publicity at Hachette Children’s Group and is now a children’s books consultant, join the […]

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  • Character Treasure Trail around Bath!

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CHARACTER TREASURE TRAIL MAP Our favourite characters have gone shopping in Bath and we want you to find them! To celebrate Bath Children’s Literature Festival, which runs from Friday 27 September to Sunday 6 October, we’re running a treasure trail through the city centre. We’ve teamed up with Bath BID […]

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  • Bristol and Bath Culture FLASH SALE September 2019

    Culture ticket prices slashed in 24 hour sale across Bristol and Bath Thousands of tickets to shows and events across Bristol and Bath will be discounted for 24 hours only tomorrow (Thursday 5 September). The Culture Flash Sale returns to the region from 10am tomorrow until 10am on Friday 6 September, with tickets slashed for […]

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  • 18 things that are great about Bath

    1 The city has some of the world’s finest historic buildings which are used to this day. As a festival we’re proud to welcome audiences to venues such as the Assembly Rooms, the Guildhall and the city’s old Theatre Royal. 2 Bath’s parks are its green lungs, offering residents and visitors free access to open […]

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