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  • Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2021 Programme is here!

    There’s something for everyone to do at this autumn’s Bath Children’s Literature Festival, which brings a host of writers and illustrators to the city for live, interactive events for young people of all ages. There is something for. . . Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell, creator of the How to Train Your Dragon and Wizards […]

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  • Bath Festivals reveals 20-strong shortlist for Bath Introduces competition

    Is your favourite up-and-coming band on the shortlist for the Bath Introduces 2021 competition? This year’s music contest, run by Bath Festivals with a panel of judges from the music industry, saw nearly 100 acts from all over the UK submit their entries. The ultimate prize will be to play the main stage of the […]

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  • Super Pirates come to Finale Weekend!🎈

    One of the most fun parts about Finale Weekend is the KidsZone. This gives the perfect opportunity for the kids to have a brilliant time while adults can sit back, relax and enjoy the music at the festival. The weekend is a fantastic way to introduce kids to the festivals and with a dedicated kids […]

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  • We are going full steam ahead with The Bath Festival Finale Weekend 7 and 8 August! ⭐

    Our wonderful CEO Ian Stockley has said: “With government restrictions on events being lifted on 19 July and things getting back to normal we cannot wait to get back to the Rec this summer. We’re really looking forward to being out in the  wide green space of Bath Recreation Ground in the centre of a beautiful World Heritage City  with family and friends and enjoying […]

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  • Reading is Magic Festival is back!

    We are so excited to announce that the Reading is Magic Festival will return from 27 September – 1 October! We have once again teamed up with festivals across the globe to create a digital book festival for schools and families. There will be so many writers, illustrators and poets taking part in our five-day […]

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  • Bath Introduces 2021 Live Music Competition   

    Calling all unsigned bands and artists! This is your chance to play The Bath Festival Finale Weekend and win free recording time at Mizpah Studios. After a year of lockdown Bath Festivals is excited to offer you the chance to play a real-life festival! To make up for a year without festivals, this year Bath […]

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  • ARTISTS PRAISE COURAGE OF THE BATH FESTIVAL

    We were so excited to have a vast variety of talented authors and artists at the festival this year. These included familiar names such as Richard Osman, Mel Giedroyc and Kate Mosse, who expressed such delight at being able to perform for a live audience again. The Bath Festival was one of the first festivals […]

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  • We are back with live events for The Bath Festival 2021

    Our 2021 festival opened with sell-out events! We opened The Bath Festival 2021 with a dramatic flourish yesterday as we were among the first arts festivals in the UK to welcome back live audiences to indoor events. The Bath Festival Orchestra played the opening concert in the newly refurbished historic Bath Abbey to a sell-out […]

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  • Seeing in the spring

    In the run up to the Bath Festival, Jane Moore is savouring the spring colours, looking forward to her latest book being published and planning some summer border fillers. Jane is the head gardener at The Bath Priory Hotel, an award-winning gardening journalist and a regular speaker at gardening clubs and events. Jane will be […]

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  • Let’s get Bath reading!

    The Bath Festival launches the Bath Reads project by inviting us to get to know books by our local authors and start talking to each other about them. Bath Reads kicks off with an invitation to read five titles all by writers who live in or near to Bath. The past 12 months has seen […]

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