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  • Holly Bourne Q&A

    Writer Holly Bourne on her new book The Places I’ve Cried in Public, the challenges faced by young people today and how she likes to empower them Your new book The Places I’ve Cried in Public (due out on 3 October) depicts the girls we have all seen, or been ourselves, silently crying with their […]

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  • SAVE THE DATE: The Bath Festival will return on Friday 15 May – Sunday 24 May 2020

    The Bath Festival is pleased to announce the dates for its ten-day celebration of music and books for 2020. The festival will open with its traditional FREE Party in the City on Friday 15 May, run through the following ten days with a rich kaleidoscope of events, from classical concerts to debates on the big […]

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  • Konnie Huq’s new book is out now!

    Get ready to meet Cookie Haque – funny, science-obsessed and ready to take on the world! Join author, broadcaster and beloved former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq as she introduces you to Cookie’s adventures in a sparkling new series. Publishing in hardback on 8th August 2019, Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World marks the start […]

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  • Fantastically fun things to do over the school holidays

    Mostly FREE things to do in the school holidays including competitions to win tickets to events in the Bath Children’s Literature Festival! 1.BUTTERFLY COUNT: join in the National Butterfly Count so the numbers and species of British butterflies can be recorded, to see how they’re doing. Visit bigbutterflycount.org, where you can download a colourful butterfly […]

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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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  • Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2019 Programme is Here!

    Bath Festivals is excited to announce the line-up for the 2019 Bath Children’s Literature Festival, which features a cast of characters who will entertain, educate and enlighten its young audiences in a programme of more than 110 events this autumn. This year’s festival runs from Friday 27 September to Sunday 6 October and its varied […]

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  • Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2019 Programme is Here!

    Bath Festivals is excited to announce the line-up for the 2019 Bath Children’s Literature Festival, which features a cast of characters who will entertain, educate and enlighten its young audiences in a programme of more than 110 events this autumn. This year’s festival runs from Friday 27 September to Sunday 6 October and its varied […]

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  • JOIN THE BATH FESTIVALS TEAM IN SAYING THANK YOU AND GOODBYE TO THE MCLAYS AS THEY STEP DOWN AS ARTISTIC DIRECTORS TO FOCUS ON THEIR OTHER INTERESTS

    It’s an exciting time for John and Gill McLay who have, after 12 years, have stepped down as the Bath Children’s Literature Festivals Artistic Directors.  John and Gill are heading off to concentrate on their other ventures and we, of course, wish them every success for the future.  We have all enjoyed working with them […]

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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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