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Paddy Ashdown, Douglas Carswell and Nicky Morgan join The Big Bath Debate – Sunday 28 May
May 15, 2017

Beyond the slogans… Strong and Stable. For the Many not the Few. Let’s Take Back Control. Stronger Together. For the last year – at least – we have been assailed with slogans and battered with a seemingly ceaseless political news cycle. As we battle to comprehend what Brexit will mean for us, we have a […]

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THE BATH FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE PROGRAMME OF FREE ENTERTAINMENT FOR FAMILIES
April 27, 2017

The Bath Festival, which will see some of the biggest names in literature and music appearing in venues across Bath from 19 to 28 May, has just announced their programme of free entertainment for families during the festival week. There will be a variety of free creative workshops and circus skills classes, plus live music, […]

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Under 18s 50% off ticket offers JUMP IN limited tickets
April 6, 2017

In addition to staging many free events across the course of the festival, we have introduced exciting ticket offers to make top flight arts performances accessible to families and younger audiences. The ticket offers include Under 18s 50% off full price tickets to all Forum main room events (excluding Mary Berry) Events include Bob Dylan: […]

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Party in the City programme announcement. Bath’s Biggest FREE night of music.
March 18, 2017

Party in the City: 19 May from 6pm Full line up can be seen here Jump in to Bath’s greatest party and open The Bath Festival with an almighty celebration. This year we are filling the streets, parks and venues of Bath with a multitude of arts from electro-swing to cheerleading to Chinese shadow-puppetry. The […]

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Bath BID ‘jumps in’ as strategic corporate partner of The Bath Festival
March 15, 2017

Bath Festivals is delighted to announce that The Bath Business Improvement District (BID) has made a commitment to become a strategic corporate partner of The Bath Festival, supporting this city-wide celebration and the development of the new flagship festival for Bath. In 2017, the new festival intends to appeal to a wider audience, build visitor […]

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Howard Jacobson joins line-up for this year’s Bath Festival
March 7, 2017

As the world reeled after the election of Donald Trump, Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson found himself in “a fury of disbelief”. But instead of fuming, he started rising at dawn and in six weeks flat had written Pussy, the warped fairytale of a gilded prince raised on a diet of reality TV shows […]

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The Bath Festival artists Georgie Fame, Brad Mehldau and Madeleine Peyroux included in this year’s Jazz FM Awards
March 2, 2017

The nominations for the Jazz FM Awards were announced last night celebrating stand-out artists who have carved a way forward in the world of jazz, blues and soul, recognising distinction and commending those who have made an exceptional contribution to music. This year three Bath Festival artists were included: Georgie Fame, Brad Mehldau and Madeleine […]

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THE BATH FESTIVAL PROGRAMME ANNOUNCEMENT: SALMAN RUSHDIE. MARY BERRY. STEVEN ISSERLIS AND MORE
February 1, 2017

Friday 19 – Sunday 28 May 2017 General booking from 15 February Building on the heritage of the Bath Literature and Bath International Music Festivals, and with more than 130 events over 10 days, The Bath Festival will take place from 19th to 28th May 2017 and will bring some of the world’s leading writers, […]

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JUMP IN! The Bath Festival key dates for your diary
January 10, 2017

The Bath Festival is a new flagship festival for Bath – 10 days and 130+ events featuring the biggest and brightest names in literature, words and music – celebrating the world heritage city of Bath from 19 – 28th May 2017.  The festival supersedes the Bath Literature and Bath International Music Festival. JUMP IN! 130+ events are now […]

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The Bath Festival 2017: booking now open for early release events
December 1, 2016

Momentum is gathering for Bath’s new flagship festival with eight events booking now (ahead of the full programme). The early release events are: – Acclaimed crime writer Sophie Hannah – American jazz musician Madeleine Peyroux – Award winning author of Brooklyn Colm Tóibín  – Celebrated cellist Steven Isserlis in conversation with Schumann super-fan Simon Callow – […]

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