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  • First News Junior Journalist Competition – Winner announced!

    We are delighted to announce our winner to the Junior Journalist competition that we ran in conjunction with First News. Alex Lea, Age 13 submitted the below entry about his experiences of Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Bath’s Fantastic Literature Festival by Alex Lea, Age 13 The Bath Children’s Literature Festival is one of my favourite […]

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  • Bristol and Bath 24 Hour Culture Flash Sale

    10% OFF EVENTS AT BATH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL FOR 24-HOURS ONLY IN THE BRISTOL AND BATH #CULTUREFLASHSALE For 24-hours only, fans of children’s books and their much-loved characters can save 10% off events at Bath Children’s Literature Festival from 10am on Thursday 6 September as part of the Bristol and Bath Culture Flash Sale. Quick-off-the-mark […]

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  • Calling all Junior Journalists age 7 to 14 years!

    Enter our fantastic new competition, in conjunction with First News, and get the scoop of the year! In 200 words describe your best experience at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival, or tell us what you’re most looking forward to seeing in this year’s action packed programme. Photos and drawings can be submitted alongside your words. […]

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  • In conversation with Dermot O’Leary

    Toto the Ninja Cat and the Incredible Cheese Heist by Dermot O’Leary (illustrated by Nick East), publishes in paperback, £6.99 on 20th September from Hodder Children’s Books. Dermot will be appearing with Nick East at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival on 30th September. Grab your tickets here!   Have you been to Bath before and what […]

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  • Creative Learning Round Up – July 2018

    Since The Bath Festival in May, the Creative Learning Department have been very busy celebrating creative writing in Radstock and Frome, getting ready for Bath Children’s Literature Festival in September/October and planning lots of exciting activity for 2019. WordUp! in Frome We have worked in Frome for a whole year in partnership with Lisa Merryweather-Millard, […]

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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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