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  • Dealing with Dementia at The Bath Festival

    One of the most profound experiences to come out of The Bath Festival is to attend an event that explores what it is that makes us human, and what connects us. The bringing together of three remarkable women for this year’s festival was a great example of this. The topic was Dealing with Dementia – […]

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  • A chat with Roger Eno

    We chatted to composer and performer Roger Eno ahead of his concert at The Assembly Rooms on Wednesday 22 May.   How would you say your music has developed over the years?  I’ve noticed over the last few years that the music I write and perform solo is becoming almost homeopathic in that I’m taking […]

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  • A Q&A with BathIRON about this year’s FireFOLK

    The new bandstand in Parade Gardens is up! We had a chat with the people behind the project: BathIRON who will be running sessions at Parade Gardens for Family Arts Day which will be followed by an evening of excellent live music for FireFOLK on Sunday 26 May. Q The bandstand in Parade Gardens holds […]

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  • Bath Introduces: The Winner’s Story, Isobel Holly

                          Rewind to last year, Isobel Holly – a local girl aged 18 – entered into the first Bath Introduces. After winning her heat, she got the chance to play the Main Stage at The Bath Festival Finale Weekend, opening for Paloma Faith and Midge […]

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  • Sarah Dennehy on Roger Eno

    Sarah Dennehy, music programmer for The Bath Festival, talks about the joys of Roger Eno’s music For me there’s a name synonymous with ambient music, and that name is Eno. Brian Eno is largely considered to be the genre’s chief innovator. However his brother Roger Eno is also a prolific musician closely linked to this […]

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  • A Chat With Classical Music Programmer, James Waters

    We asked James Waters, our Classical Music Programmer, some questions about The Bath Festival to see what we can look forward to in this year’s classical programme.   Q. Would you say that the festival has played it safe with including Bach, Beethoven, Handel and Chopin?  JW. Part of any festival programme is the world’s […]

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  • Paper Nations 2016 – 2018

    Paper Nations is a creative writing partnership initiative, championing approaches to the art of writing that are inclusive, playful and exploratory. Growing out of extensive research and consultation with practitioners, the programme as a whole aims to enhance existing creative writing provision in England in a sustainable way. The partnership is led by Bath Spa […]

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  • Mabel and Corinne Bailey Rae join Clean Bandit and Van Morrison at The Bath Festival Finale Weekend

    Bath Festivals and Orchard Live have revealed more acts for this summer’s Bath Festival Finale Weekend on the Bath Recreation Ground, including Mabel and Corinne Bailey Rae who support headliners chart toppers Clean Bandit and legendary singer songwriter Van Morrison. Clean Bandit, who have had four Number 1 UK singles and were recently nominated for […]

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  • The Bath Festival 2019 Programme Announcement

    The Bath Festival launches its 2019 celebration of music and literature with a diverse programme of more than 120 events over ten days in May (Friday 17 – Sunday 26 May). Among the stellar line-up are Strictly Come Dancing judge Dame Darcey Bussell, Radio2’s drive time presenter Sara Cox, leading film critic Mark Kermode, Last […]

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  • Clean Bandit and Van Morrison Headline The Bath Festival Finale Weekend

    Bath Festivals and Orchard Live are proud to announce Grammy award-winning chart toppers Clean Bandit and legendary singer songwriter Van Morrison as the headline acts for The Bath Festival Finale Weekend on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June at the Bath Recreation Ground. Clean Bandit, who have had four Number 1 UK singles and have recently […]

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