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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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  • MEET THE ARTISTS: TUB MUSIC & THE BATH FESTIVAL AT KOMEDIA

    At this year’s Bath Festival, we’ve joined forces with Komedia and Tub Music to present a special show celebrating emerging talent in Bath. In our latest blog, Maisie Lewis introduces us to the artists that will take to the stage on Thursday 20 May. Champions of local artists, Tub Music have cherry-picked some of the […]

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  • Beautiful music in atmospheric venues

    The Bath Festival hosts concerts in some of the country’s most atmospheric, historic buildings. From Bath Abbey to the Assembly Rooms, read on to find out more about some of the wonderful experiences in this year’s music programme. The Bath Festival is going to welcome the very first day of indoor arts events resuming after […]

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  • Escape into a world of books at The Bath Festival

    They say you’re never alone with a book, something that many of us realised during lockdown. We couldn’t always talk to another human in real life, but we could have a conversation with a book. The 2021 Bath Festival’s selection of literary treats takes its inspiration from the months when our relationship with the written […]

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