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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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  • Can you find all the Words on the Street?

    Popping up across the city centre, shining out of shop windows and waving from trees you will find 10 brilliant pieces of writing created by children and young people. Pick up a map from Bath Box Office and see if you can find them all. If you’ve got the writing bug, come to our Pop-Up […]

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  • Bath Children’s Literature Festival Schools Programme – sign up now

    Teachers and librarians from schools based in Bath and Somerset were invited to hear about the authors and illustrators involved in this year’s Schools Programme for Bath Children’s Literature Festival which takes place from 28 September to 7 October. Over 20 schools attended and enjoyed some delicious coffee and cake kindly supplied by Waterstones, and […]

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  • Sports personalities come to The Bath Festival

    Join the team this May, as personalities from the sports world come to Bath to discuss tennis, cricket, rowing, rugby and horse riding! Read on to discover more… Judy Murray The Strictly Come Dancing star who raised tennis stars Andy and Jamie will give insights into the ups and downs of parenting children with big […]

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  • Party in the City Friday 18 May

    THE BIGGEST NIGHT OF FREE ENTERTAINMENT IN BATH This year, The Bath Festival has broken from tradition by programming Party in the City on the second Friday of the festival period.  Party in the City is an almighty celebration of FREE entertainment in central Bath and, this year, it will take place on Friday 18 […]

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  • Paloma Faith to replace Tears for Fears in the much anticipated The Bath Festival 70th Anniversary Finale Weekend

    BRIT Award winner Paloma Faith will headline the Saturday night of The Bath Festival Finale Weekend of May 26-27 as an extension to her sell-out summer tour. This follows Tears for Fears having been forced to postpone their sold-out UK tour on doctor’s orders due to unforeseen health concerns. The tour, due to start April […]

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  • Join the debate at The Bath Festival’s political events

    A stellar line-up of political events are coming to The Bath Festival, covering topics that include Brexit, fake news and Russia’s involvement in American politics. Award-winning writers, journalists and politicians will offer new thoughts through lively debates and illuminating discussions. Read on to discover our highlights… Luke Harding The award-winning journalist brings new evidence to the […]

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  • IN THE NEWS

    Prizes, publications and other plaudits A very happy publication to Deborah Levy, whose memoir The Cost of Living, has been receiving rave reviews. Levy will appear with acclaimed Canadian writer Sheila Heti – a thrilling pairing that you’ll only see here in Bath. BOOK HERE And congratulations too to Nikesh Shukla, whose novel The One Who […]

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