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  • A Chat With Classical Music Programmer, James Waters

    We asked James Waters, our Classical Music Programmer, some questions about The Bath Festival to see what we can look forward to in this year’s classical programme.   Q. Would you say that the festival has played it safe with including Bach, Beethoven, Handel and Chopin?  JW. Part of any festival programme is the world’s […]

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  • Paper Nations 2016 – 2018

    Paper Nations is a creative writing partnership initiative, championing approaches to the art of writing that are inclusive, playful and exploratory. Growing out of extensive research and consultation with practitioners, the programme as a whole aims to enhance existing creative writing provision in England in a sustainable way. The partnership is led by Bath Spa […]

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  • Mabel and Corinne Bailey Rae join Clean Bandit and Van Morrison at The Bath Festival Finale Weekend

    Bath Festivals and Orchard Live have revealed more acts for this summer’s Bath Festival Finale Weekend on the Bath Recreation Ground, including Mabel and Corinne Bailey Rae who support headliners chart toppers Clean Bandit and legendary singer songwriter Van Morrison. Clean Bandit, who have had four Number 1 UK singles and were recently nominated for […]

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  • The Bath Festival 2019 Programme Announcement

    The Bath Festival launches its 2019 celebration of music and literature with a diverse programme of more than 120 events over ten days in May (Friday 17 – Sunday 26 May). Among the stellar line-up are Strictly Come Dancing judge Dame Darcey Bussell, Radio2’s drive time presenter Sara Cox, leading film critic Mark Kermode, Last […]

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  • Clean Bandit and Van Morrison Headline The Bath Festival Finale Weekend

    Bath Festivals and Orchard Live are proud to announce Grammy award-winning chart toppers Clean Bandit and legendary singer songwriter Van Morrison as the headline acts for The Bath Festival Finale Weekend on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June at the Bath Recreation Ground. Clean Bandit, who have had four Number 1 UK singles and have recently […]

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  • 2018 Highlights

    2018 is over and 2019 is here! Last year was an incredible year for Bath Festivals and here are just a few highlights from our 70th anniversary year: The Bath Festival In May, The Bath Festival once again brought together some of the world’s leading writers, musicians and cultural figures, for an extended 17 days […]

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  • EARLY BIRD TICKETS FOR THE BATH FESTIVAL FINALE WEEKEND GO ON SALE THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER 2018 AT 4PM

    The Bath Festival Finale Weekend makes a welcome return to Bath Recreation Ground on 1 and 2 June 2019. Following the unprecedented success of the inaugural Bath Festival Finale Weekend, Bath Festivals and Orchard Live are pleased to announce the return of the Finale Weekend to the UNESCO city for 2019.  Once again, the event […]

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  • Freelance PR role (fixed-term)

    FREELANCE ROLE: PR TIMESCALE OF CONTRACT: January to June 2019 SALARY: Fixed fee £6,000 RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of PR & Comms DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm on Friday 21st December 2018 Bath Festivals is looking for an ambitious freelance PR to work on The Bath Festival which takes place from 17th May to 26th May 2019. […]

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  • The Ten Tree Trail

    Ten Christmas trees currently spread out through the centre of the city as part of Bath BID’s Ten Tree Trail! All trees are individually decorated by local businesses and we’ve teamed up with our sponsors of The Snowman with Michael Morpurgo, The Paragon Junior School. We had a wonderful time decorating the tree with beautiful […]

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  • NEW APPOINTMENTS

    Madeline Toy has joined Bath Festivals as Head of Literature Programming looking after the literature programme for The Bath Festival in May, and overseeing Bath Children’s Literature Festival, programmed by Artistic Directors John and Gill McLay, in September/October. She replaces Judith Robinson who left the organisation last month. Toy took up her position on Monday […]

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