• Book of the week – What Do You See When You Look At A Tree

    What Do You See When You Look At A Tree by Emma Carlisle ‘What do you see when you look at a tree? Leaves and twigs and branches? Or do you see a real, living thing, that moves, and breathes and dances? This is an evocative and gentle picture book that encourages us to explore […]

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  • Find Your Happy at the Happiness Hub 2023!

    Come and find your happy place! The Happiness Hub is BACK for 2023! Bigger, better and brighter than ever with LOADS of activities to help us all explore what makes us happy. Bath Children’s Literature Festival has once again teamed up with The Egg Theatre to open Bath’s official Happiness Hub! For two days, on […]

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  • Book of the Week – Vita and the Gladiator

    Vita and the Gladiator by Ally Sherrick Vita longs to write the plays that she steals off to watch – but as the daughter of a high born Roman, her only future is marriage. When her father is murdered, everything changes. She escapes with her life – only to end up a slave, sharing a […]

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  • Character Trail Map

    Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2023 Character Trail is BACK!

    Our favourite characters have gone for a day out in Bath and we want you to find them! To celebrate Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2023, which runs from Friday 29 September to Sunday 8 October, we’re running a treasure trail through the city centre. We’ve teamed up with Bath BID to get as many people […]

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  • Authors and Illustrators Descend on the Historic City of Bath this Autumn for the Children’s Literature Festival

    Books and stories come alive this autumn as Bath Children’s Literature Festival lands on Friday 29 September. The festival brings over 100 of the hottest debut, local and national writers, creators, and illustrators from the world of young people’s books to places and spaces across the city of Bath. Joining us for an autumn programme […]

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  • The Bath Festival

    Wow! The Opening Weekend of The Bath Festival 2023 Went by in Such a Whirl

    What an opening weekend of The Bath Festival 2023! It was so good to see so many hundreds of people, of all ages, packing the venues on Friday night for Party in the City. Bath Abbey was filled with the beautiful sound of the young singers from Schools’ Voices, our festival choir who performed their […]

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  • Let’s Talk About What Really Matters

    Podcasts are brilliant and TV and radio are great for keeping up with what’s going on in the world. But you can’t beat the first-hand experience of being in the room with someone who’s lived and breathed their subject and has been in the thick of it. At The Bath Festival we’ve invited key people […]

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  • Lady smiling at Party in the City

    It’s Time to Party in the City!

    Save the date: Friday 12 May for the opening night of The Bath Festival You are invited to join Bath’s biggest FREE party on Friday 12 May as the city centre bursts into life, with hundreds of singers and musicians performing in dozens of venues for our entertainment. Musicians, poets, bands and choirs will perform […]

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  • Visit West Staff's Top 5 picks

    Visit West Staff’s Top 5 Picks for The Bath Festival 2023

    Our friends over at Visit West have been eyeing up our programme and chosen their top picks for Festival Week. What takes your fancy?   Shonette Laffy, Digital Marketing Manager:   1. Party in the City – always a good way to kickstart the week’s festivities with music across several stages. And it’s free too! […]

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  • The Bath Festival 2023 design with Bath buildings, books, music and people

    The Bath Festival 2023 Programme Revealed!

    THE BATH FESTIVAL 2023: OPENING UP NEW EXPERIENCES Friday 12 May – Saturday 21 May 2023 The Bath Festival 2023 focuses on the theme Opening Up for its internationally renowned annual celebration of music and books in May. The festival will hold over 130 events in more than 50 of Bath’s distinctive buildings and spaces. […]

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