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  • Picture of the Day: Monday 3 March

      Charlotte Higgins, Chief Arts Writer for the Guardian, joined us yesterday evening for a fascinating exploration of Britain’s relationship with its Roman past. Here she is in action from the grand surroundings of the Pump Rooms, inside, appropriately enough, the Roman Baths. Photo: Copyright Julian Foxon Photography

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  • Picture of the Day: Sunday 2 March

    This Saturday we were not only joined by the Absolutely Fabulous Jennifer Saunders, we also had the pleasure of meeting her gorgeous pet dog, Olive. Needless to say, we were all happy to take turns looking after her while Jennifer did her sound checks… Photo: Copyright Julian Foxon Photography

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  • Picture of the Day: Saturday 1 March

      The Independent Bath Literature Festival launched in style last night with a grand bash at Waterstones. We were all wowed by the interactive performances by the brilliantly talented salon:collective, who you can catch in the Guildhall today at 4.30pm for Blissful Tales from Shakespeare. Photo: Copyright Julian Foxon Photography

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  • Latest News: Influencing Tomorrow Change to Line-up

    Gavin Esler joins us to chair an unmissable debate about global affairs – with apologies from Douglas Alexander Monday 3 March, 6.15pm, Guildhall We are sorry to have to announce that Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander has had to pull out of this event on foreign policy. We are thrilled, though, that BBC news presenter […]

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  • An exclusive recipe from Pen Vogler’s Dinner with Mr Darcy

    BATH OLIVERS These savory crackers (biscuits) were devised by William Oliver, an eighteenth-century physician in Bath, after he realized the Bath Buns he had also created were making his fashionable patients even fatter. They are perfect served with the English cheeses that the Georgian “higher sort” were beginning to enjoy. 33/4 cups/500g all-purpose (plain) flour […]

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  • Blissful Picks – Ali

    Name: Alison Sully Role: Sales & Administration Manager My Bliss: Records, records, records! Festival Highlight: I would say the event I am most looking forward to is: Around the World in 10 Books, (3rd March, 6.15pm) I’m an avid reader, but with a few exceptions, my reading tends to focus on English and American literature.  It […]

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  • The Night I Died….and other comedy moments

    Stop Press…. Local Bath author Flic Everett joins us as our final surprise guest at Sunday’s sold-out show The Night I Died, hosted by Artistic Director Viv Groskop. Flic, a columnist for the Bath Chronicle, is the author of several best-selling e-books and is well-known on the festival circuit for her tales of how to […]

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  • “Let’s have a heated debate”

    Bath has always been known for its debates. This year’s promise to be explosive.    At the Forum, The Great Bath News Debate will be chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby (March 1, 3pm, £12). Philosopher Alain de Botton and award-winning TED speaker Carl Honore will propose the motion: “News is ruining our lives.” Channel 4’s veteran […]

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  • World-War-Two-Poetry

    Bath Aloud 2014: 1914 – Poetry Remembers

    Returning to the 2014 Festival by popular demand — our public reading series: BATH ALOUD 2014: 1914 – POETRY REMEMBERS 75+ World War One poems from our greatest international poets read by dozens of local readers in the atmospheric setting of St Michael’s Without, Saturday 1 March and Saturday 8 March The tradition of “Bath […]

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  • Celebrate with Bath Festivals!

    We are always here to mark the biggest intellectual milestones – from the birthdays of Shakespeare and Germaine Greer to the anniversary of the publication of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. Celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth with Blissful Tales from Shakespeare with Salon: Collective. This wonderful theatre company (patron: Miriam Margoyles) […]

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