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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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  • Blissful Picks – Beth

    Name: Beth Cutter Role: Marketing and Communications Officer My Bliss: Appropriately enough for a Literature Festival, my Bliss is snugly reading a book in Shakespeare and Company’s library in Paris. Although it’s not really the location that’s important, just that feeling of being surrounded by countless stories I have yet to explore. Festival Highlight I’m […]

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  • Introducing… Steve Richards’ Rock n’ Roll Politics

    Steve Richards’ Rock n’ Roll Politics has delighted audiences in Edinburgh and up and down the country. This is his first visit to Bath – and we’re thrilled to have him on our programme. He’s with us on March 6 at 8pm. This is a show Steve has been developing for several years, using his […]

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  • The Best Letter Ever

    Shaun Usher’s Letters of Note website is a veritable treasure trove of entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters. The book gathers 25 of these in one beautiful volume and includes letters from Zelda Fitzgerald, Fidel Castro, Leonardo da Vinci, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Albert Einstein, Dorothy Parker, John F. Kennedy and many more. Here’s our favourite letter from […]

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  • An exclusive recipe from Mark Hix: The Collection

    Mark Hix’s The Collection marries together food and art in perfect harmony. The celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer has gathered together his finest recipes, reflecting his philosophy towards British food, while showcasing his unerring ability to reinvent even the most traditional dishes with a contemporary touch.  With illustrations from Mark’s personal collection of leading […]

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  • Kate Williams history Bath Festivals

    Hidden Historical Gems

    Love history? We’ve got some excellent events taking place at this year’s Festival. Here are some of our office favourites: History fans will lap up Jonathan Dimbleby on the 1942 British victory at El Alamein (March 1, 11.15am, £9), the battle that inspired Churchill’s most famous aphorism: “This is not the end, it is not […]

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  • A Guide to our Debates

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

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