• Looking Back at 2022 – A Year at Bath Festivals

    We can hardly believe that another year is coming to an end and here at Bath Festivals it’s certainly be one to remember! 2022 was filled with unforgettable festival moments, from Party in the City’s return after a two year gap at The Bath Festival to Alice Oseman’s sold-out events at Bath Children’s Literature Festival. We also […]

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  • Amber, Flora and Billy in front of the yellow chair

    Junior Journalist Reports 2022

    Our three Junior Journalists – Amber, Billy and Flora were absolutely brilliant at Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2022 interviewing their favourite authors and illustrators. Read their finished articles below! Imagine the chance to ask your favourite author whatever you want – well, within reason! That was my amazing prize for winning the 2022 Bath Children’s […]

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  • A lady stood in front of the Royal Crescent reading a Bath Festival programme from 1974

    Bath Festivals Back in Time…

    We made a very exciting discovery in the Bath Festivals office recently – photographic films from past festivals! Although we can’t tell exactly when these images were taken, a few clues tell us that they range from the 1970s to the 1990s! Such as this lady enjoying a Bath Festival programme outside the Royal Crescent […]

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  • That’s All For Now from Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2022!

    What a festival we’ve had! There was so much love for stories, for writers, for illustrators and, most of all for all those young book fans who came and made the Bath Children’s Literature Festival such a huge success. We had so many of your favourite writers and personalities visiting our festival over its ten […]

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  • And We’re Off! Bath Children’s Literature Festival Has Begun

    And we’re off! The opening weekend of Bath Children’s Literature Festival got off to a flying start with star turns from some of our best loved authors and illustrators. We were so happy to open our doors to see young fans coming to hear writers talk live about their adventure stories, to lead interactive sessions […]

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  • Oh what a night! Davina McCall spreads the Menopausing word

    Oh what a night! The women of Bath gave a hugely warm welcome to Davina McCall for what turned out to be an intimate evening, shared with an audience of more than 1,000 and hosted by The Bath Festival. The TV star and author of a new ground-breaking book, Menopausing: The Positive Roadmap to Your […]

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  • Welcome to the Happiness Hub!

    Come and find your happy place! We’ve teamed up with The Egg Theatre to open Bath’s official Happiness Hub. For two days this September children and young people are invited to drop into The Egg Theatre and take part in creative and thoughtful activities that will help enhance a sense of wellbeing. There will be […]

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  • Heartstopper – How Alice Oseman Inspired and Captured a Generation

    Alice Oseman is an author of young adult fiction who has inspired many young people. With an amazing imagination and a pencil, she has managed to bring characters in her books to life. Oseman’s latest graphic novel series, Heartstopper, has been a massive hit with a range of generations around the world. Whether you have read […]

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    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 2022, which runs from Friday 23 September to Sunday 2 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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  • Ten things you should know about Joseph Coelho – the new Waterstones’ Children’s Laureate

    1 – Joseph Coelho is a British children’s author, poet and playwright who has been appointed at the Waterstones Children’s Laureate. He is the 12th writer to hold the post. 2 – Joseph grew up in a block of flats in Roehampton in South West London, with his mother and younger sister. The tower block […]

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