The Festival Hub

Date
Saturday 14 May 2022
Time
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Price
FREE
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Visit our new Festival Hub in historic Queen Square over the first weekend of the festival. Drop in and enjoy FREE live music, hands on activities for families, entertainment and surprise pop-up performances. Meet up with friends or workmates and make the most of the food and drink concessions to relax and soak up the festival atmosphere.

 

Creative Corner
Creative Activities & Family Fun from 11am – 3pm

Gardens Alive!
Explore the close connections between plants and insects and how they help our gardens thrive
Who lives in the nettles…what’s eating your daisies… and who is hovering over the strawberries?
Blooming Whiteway and Marian Hill will help you construct your own curious pairings with clay and wonderful wildflowers!

Festival Creations – Get ready to party!
Kit yourself out for the festival – drop by make yourselves a crown, headdress or flag to take away with you, from card, willow and recycled materials. Grown-ups and children of all ages welcome, no special skills required – except being playful! Deborah Aguirre Jones is a sculptor who enjoys making things with other people, especially if it’s outdoors.

Beyond Beastly – BRLSI
Join the BRLSI team to make a monster mask. Then carry on the monstrous fun at the Beyond Beastly exhibition across the road from the Festival Hub with an art station, quizzes and lots more.

 

Extra Fun

Test Tubes and Time Travel
Kilter Theatre / University of Bath

With a mysterious host beaming in from the year 2164, this location-based smartphone tour of the city starts at the Queens Square obelisk before introducing some of Bath’s scientific pioneers that unwittingly laid the foundations stones for the greatest invention of all time! Find all the films to break the code! Join the tour here: www.tinyurl.com/testtubestimetravel

House of Frankenstein

Mary Shelley wrote the world’s first science fiction novel, Frankenstein, whilst resident in Bath.
Come and meet the award-wining team behind the city’s newest and most immersive visitor attraction and escape room, and try your hand at the Body in the Suitcase puzzle game (suitable for ages 12+)
Whilst you’re in Queen Square why not pop over the road to uncover the true story behind the world’s favourite monster… if you dare (admission charges apply)
www.houseoffrankenstein.com

 

Stage
All day musical entertainment

11:30 – 12:30
Music Workshop

Enjoy the talents of Music Workshop’s Jam Lab participants, students and staff, with an hour of upbeat music.
Music Workshop is a music teaching organisation and charity based in Green Park Station, Bath. We offer one-to-one lessons with creativity at their core. As part of our commitment to offering performance opportunities for our students, we run yearly shows as well as our new project, ‘Jam Lab’
Jam Lab is a 5-week workshop program running twice per term, for individual musicians, both young and adult, to experience working with, playing in, and performing as a band on a regular basis. The performances you see on stage will be the culmination of the performer’s journeys and a chance for them to show you what they can do!’ Check us out and get involved here www.musicworkshop.org.uk/jam-lab

13:00 – 13:30
Bath Festival Orchestra

Nina and Coco, two of the Bath Festival Orchestra’s most talented musicians perform two short collections of light and enjoyable music for violin and cello. Perfect to listen to whilst enjoying a sunny summer’s afternoon in the park!

14:00- 15:30
Orchestra of Everything

17:00 – 17:30
Bath Festival Orchestra

Nina and Coco, two of the Bath Festival Orchestra’s most talented musicians perform two short collections of light and enjoyable music for violin and cello. Perfect to listen to whilst enjoying a sunny summer’s afternoon in the park!

18:00 – 18:30
Routes through Music

19:00 – 19:30
Common Molly

20:00 – 21:45
Matt Owens and The D.V.P.

 

Food Stalls
Enjoy delicious food and drink from our selection of traders including:

Robin’s Airstream

Mochi Bros

Vito Pizza

Grate Somerset