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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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  • Dealing with Dementia at The Bath Festival

    One of the most profound experiences to come out of The Bath Festival is to attend an event that explores what it is that makes us human, and what connects us. The bringing together of three remarkable women for this year’s festival was a great example of this. The topic was Dealing with Dementia – […]

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  • A chat with Roger Eno

    We chatted to composer and performer Roger Eno ahead of his concert at The Assembly Rooms on Wednesday 22 May.   How would you say your music has developed over the years?  I’ve noticed over the last few years that the music I write and perform solo is becoming almost homeopathic in that I’m taking […]

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  • A Q&A with BathIRON about this year’s FireFOLK

    The new bandstand in Parade Gardens is up! We had a chat with the people behind the project: BathIRON who will be running sessions at Parade Gardens for Family Arts Day which will be followed by an evening of excellent live music for FireFOLK on Sunday 26 May. Q The bandstand in Parade Gardens holds […]

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  • Bath Introduces: The Winner’s Story, Isobel Holly

                          Rewind to last year, Isobel Holly – a local girl aged 18 – entered into the first Bath Introduces. After winning her heat, she got the chance to play the Main Stage at The Bath Festival Finale Weekend, opening for Paloma Faith and Midge […]

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