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  • Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Garth Jennings – Junior Journalist Review

    Interview with Frank Cottrell Boyce and Garth Jennings at Bath Children’s Literature Festival by Ash Alway On the last day of the Bath Children Literature festival, one of the events was Frank Cottrell Boyce and Garth Jennings. Frank has done many great things such as write the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, the film (and book) […]

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  • McFly and UB40 to headline The Bath Festival Finale Weekend 2020

    There’s no need to go in search of good times next summer – as the party is set to come to Bath. We are very excited to announce McFly and UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro as the headline acts for The Bath Festival Finale Weekend on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May 2020 on the […]

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  • Junior Journalist report

    In the Bath Children Literature Festival, I have had the opportunity to feel what it’s like being a junior journalist. I interviewed a couple of authors and attended events, and I will tell you a little bit about it. I had the chance to interview Jacqueline Wilson whom I’m a huge fan. It was real […]

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  • Bath Festivals Beethoven anniversary celebrations

    Bath is joining worldwide celebrations to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven with Bath Festivals staging a series of six concerts of the composer’s entire cycle of 16 String Quartets. Three of the concerts will take place in March, with three more in May, during The Bath Festival, forming part of a […]

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  • Junior Journalists meet their heroes

    Bath Children’s Literature Festival ran a writing competition to find a team of Junior Journalists to join the festival team and report back on authors’ and illustrators’ events. We think this is a great way of fostering emerging talent and of getting young people – who are at the heart of this festival – to […]

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  • Reports on Liz Pichon, Robin Stevens and Helen Skelton events by Junior Journalist Imogen Ellis

    Review of Liz Pichon’s event. Liz Pichon (the amazing writer of Tom Gates) and Lindsey Russel from Blue Peter, put on an enjoyable and entertaining show at the forum last Saturday. They told us lots of information about Tom Gates: Spectacular School Trip (Really) – Liz’s new book. We played a game to do with […]

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  • David Baddiel – Junior Journalist

    When we arrived at the theatre to see David Baddiel, everyone around us was already really excited! It didn’t take us long to realise his new book (The Taylor Turbochaser) was being sold there for the first time!  As we sat down people were starting to look at his book and the excitement of knowing […]

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  • Junior Journalist – Harry Hill Review

    Comedian, TV star and children’s writer Harry Hill presents his third Matt Millz book at Bath Children’s Literature Festival! How do you make a perfect custard pie? What’s the best way to deal with hecklers? And how do you become a slapstick superstar? In his Bath Children’s Literature show Harry gives you top tips on […]

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  • Junior Journalist – Ross Welford Event Review

    On Saturday I went to my first event as a junior journalist to see Ross Welford. He started the show with some amazing magic tricks and he told us about how he has always enjoyed magic since he was a child. He talked to us about the inspirations for his books and some of his […]

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  • Fantastic first weekend of Bath Children’s Literature Festival and still lots more to come!

    It was just as if someone had waved a wand – whoosh! the Bath Children’s Literature Festival opened with instant laughter and more than a little magic. We opened the festival with the biggest schools event we’ve ever staged as more than 800 children filled the city’s largest venue, the Forum, to welcome Cressida Cowell, […]

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