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Seventeen early release events announced for The Bath Festival
November 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce seventeen early release events for The Bath Festivals, which takes place from 11 to 27 May in 2018. Highlights from our literature programme include: Rose Tremain; Adam Kay; Maggie O’Farrell; Roddy Doyle and John Julius Norwich. Highlights from our music programme include: Ben Folds & A Piano (on sale now), Royal […]

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Announcing New Dates and First Events for The Bath Festival 2018
November 16, 2017

THE BATH FESTIVAL DATES : 11-27 MAY 2018 Next year marks an exciting moment for Bath Festivals – our 70th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, we have created an incredible programme of events that builds on our rich heritage and cements the festival as a highlight in the Bath calendar for residents and visitors […]

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A New Collection of Stories from Young People at Bristol Children’s Hospital
November 8, 2017

As part of the Paper Nations creative writing initiative, funded by the Arts Council, Bath Festivals and Read For Good have teamed up with storyteller Jennifer Lunn to create a book of stories written by young patients in Bristol children’s hospital. As founder and artistic director of the Culturcated Theatre Company, Jennifer Lunn produces and […]

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Young bloggers review Bath Kids Lit Fest
October 1, 2017

Our young bloggers have been really enjoying this year’s festival. Read what they have to say about the different events they’ve been to… Lois Edwards, age 11: “This year I was lucky enough to be chosen to write for the Bath Children’s Literature Festival. This is my third year writing for them and I am […]

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid author, Jeff Kinney, announces his only UK date in Bath
September 28, 2017

Jeff Kinney, author of the international best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will be appearing at Bath Pavilion on Sunday 3 December as part of the year-round programme of events offered by Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Prepare for take-off with this hugely entertaining family event suitable for children age 7+. The event will be […]

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Flash sale
24 hour flash sale
September 12, 2017

We’re celebrating the Bristol and Bath #CultureFlashSale by offering 25% off selected tickets for Bath Children’s Literature Festival.  Starting at 10am on 14 September, save 25% on tickets for the following events when booking online or over the phone: Cressida Cowell Kate Dicamillo Star Wars with JAKe Joking About with Dave Lowe Dylan! With Guy Parker-Rees Supersaurs Dragons! […]

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What our bloggers are most looking forward to…
September 11, 2017

Our young bloggers explain which events they’re most excited about at this year’s Bath Children’s Literature Festival… Rose Goddard, age 8: “I’ve just got back from the library. My bag is full of books. Now I’m sharpening all my pencils ready for Horrible Histories Deadly Drawings with illustrator Martin Brown. I love Horrible Histories and […]

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Release your inner artist at Bath Children’s Literature Festival
August 16, 2017

If you’ve got a little one that’s always doodling, drawing, sketching or scribbling, they’ll love our events with top children’s book illustrators. As well as hearing about the story and characters, there’ll be plenty of interactive drawing and opportunities to create masterpieces too. Browse some of our events below, or view the whole programme here. Cressida […]

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Want to be a #BathKidsLitFest blogger?
August 1, 2017

Calling all book lovers: Like the sound of being a #BathKidsLitFest blogger? Every year Bath Children’s Literature Festival invites book lovers aged 4 to 18, to become #BathKidsLitFest bloggers. Each blogger will receive two free tickets to their chosen event. To win the chance to become a 2017 blogger just follow these three steps… Write […]

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2017 BATH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL – BOOKING NOW OPEN
June 22, 2017

Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival is back for its 11th year from Friday 29 September to Sunday 8 October. Book online HERE or via Bath Box Office 01225 463362 10 DAYS, 120 EVENTS FEATURING THE BEST CHILDREN’S AND TEEN AUTHORS, INCREDIBLE ILLUSTRATORS, FAVOURITE CHARACTERS AND LITERARY MASTERCLASSES. The 2017 Bath Children’s Literature Festival announces […]

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