Fourteen new literature events on sale now for The Bath Festival

Tickets are now on sale for fourteen additional literature events in The Bath Festival programme.  The festival takes place from 11th to 27th May.

The Bath Festival has been extended from 10 to 17 days, celebrating the city with music and literature at its heart, engaging with the wider community and bringing the streets of Bath to life.  Tears for Fears, Alison Moyet and Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters will perform at The Bath Festival finale weekend on 26th and 27th May to celebrate Bath Festivals’ 70th anniversary.


Bestselling author Kate Mosse, who has sold over five million books in 42 languages, will talk about her latest novel The Burning Chambers, taking readers to sixteenth-century Languedoc where the battle-lines are being drawn in blood. Set against a backdrop of war and conspiracy, this is a gripping story of young lovers, divided loyalties and a powerful secret. David Olusoga, alongside Simon Schama and Mary Beard is currently presenting BBC’s Civilisations, a stunning new look at Kenneth Clark’s classic work. David will talk on his award-winning book Black and British: A Forgotten History which shines a light on this country’s hidden history from Roman Britain to the present day. Before becoming the frontman of Suede, Brett Anderson was a ‘snotty, sniffy, slightly maudlin sort of boy’, desperate to break away. In the moving and funny Coal Black Mornings, Brett shares the story of his rise to fame – from seventies suburbia to the devastating loss of his mother.

To see the full list of events on sale so far, click here.

Alex Clark is the Artistic Director of Words and Literature for the festival.  Alex is an editor and literary journalist who frequently writes for The Guardian, The Observer, The Times Literary Supplement and is a Radio 4 regular.  She often chairs literary events and has also been on the judging panel for the Booker Prize.

Alex says: “I’m delighted to be announcing a little bit more of this year’s literature programme, with a variety of events that show the breadth of our interests. From codebreakers to dressage, from Russia to France to America, from the mists of history to the most urgent contemporary debates, we’ll be bringing you informed discussion and enticing entertainment in the shape of our best and brightest writers.”

The Bath Festivals’ Artistic Directors of Music are David Jones and James Waters.  They’re both leading figures in the music industry and experts in their own musical fields.

How to book

In person at Bath Box Office from 9.30am to 5.30pm from Friday 19th January.
By telephone on 01225 463362.
Online by visit our What’s On page.

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