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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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  • Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2018 Roundup

    Once again, Bath Children’s Literature Festival delivered 10-days of world-class literary events to the families of Bath and beyond, with some of the most acclaimed authors and illustrators visiting the city for the occasion. Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2018 Highlights  Ade Adepitan & David Walliams. Photo Credit James Cheadle. Bath welcomed David Walliams and chair, Ade Adepitan with open […]

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  • First News Junior Journalist Competition – Winner announced!

    We are delighted to announce our winner to the Junior Journalist competition that we ran in conjunction with First News. Alex Lea, Age 13 submitted the below entry about his experiences of Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Bath’s Fantastic Literature Festival by Alex Lea, Age 13 The Bath Children’s Literature Festival is one of my favourite […]

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  • Bristol and Bath 24 Hour Culture Flash Sale

    10% OFF EVENTS AT BATH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL FOR 24-HOURS ONLY IN THE BRISTOL AND BATH #CULTUREFLASHSALE For 24-hours only, fans of children’s books and their much-loved characters can save 10% off events at Bath Children’s Literature Festival from 10am on Thursday 6 September as part of the Bristol and Bath Culture Flash Sale. Quick-off-the-mark […]

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  • Calling all Junior Journalists age 7 to 14 years!

    Enter our fantastic new competition, in conjunction with First News, and get the scoop of the year! In 200 words describe your best experience at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival, or tell us what you’re most looking forward to seeing in this year’s action packed programme. Photos and drawings can be submitted alongside your words. […]

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  • In conversation with Dermot O’Leary

    Toto the Ninja Cat and the Incredible Cheese Heist by Dermot O’Leary (illustrated by Nick East), publishes in paperback, £6.99 on 20th September from Hodder Children’s Books. Dermot will be appearing with Nick East at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival on 30th September. Grab your tickets here!   Have you been to Bath before and what […]

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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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  • Bath Children’s Literature Festival Programme Announcement

    Blockbuster highlights include David Walliams, Philip Pullman, Lauren Child, Tom Fletcher, Cressida Cowell, Harry Hill, Terry Deary & Martin Brown, Dermot O’Leary, Chris Riddell, Nadiya Hussain, Lucy Worsley, Ade Adepitan, Julian Clary & David Roberts, plus the new Share The Story initiative. Friday 28 September to Sunday 7 October 2018. Priority booking from 3 July General Booking from […]

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  • The Bath Festival 2018 Round-up

    Record-breaking ticket sales on the 70th anniversary year The Bath Festival 2018 delivered 17 days of incredible music and literature events in the city with a new finale weekend on the Rec celebrating Bath Festivals’ 70thanniversary year. The festival, once again, brought together some of the world’s leading writers, musicians and cultural figures, for all to […]

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  • 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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