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  • Bath Children’s Literature Festival Schools Programme – sign up now

    Teachers and librarians from schools based in Bath and Somerset were invited to hear about the authors and illustrators involved in this year’s Schools Programme for Bath Children’s Literature Festival which takes place from 28 September to 7 October. Over 20 schools attended and enjoyed some delicious coffee and cake kindly supplied by Waterstones, and […]

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  • Sports personalities come to The Bath Festival

    Join the team this May, as personalities from the sports world come to Bath to discuss tennis, cricket, rowing, rugby and horse riding! Read on to discover more… Judy Murray The Strictly Come Dancing star who raised tennis stars Andy and Jamie will give insights into the ups and downs of parenting children with big […]

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  • Party in the City Friday 18 May

    THE BIGGEST NIGHT OF FREE ENTERTAINMENT IN BATH This year, The Bath Festival has broken from tradition by programming Party in the City on the second Friday of the festival period.  Party in the City is an almighty celebration of FREE entertainment in central Bath and, this year, it will take place on Friday 18 […]

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  • Paloma Faith to replace Tears for Fears in the much anticipated The Bath Festival 70th Anniversary Finale Weekend

    BRIT Award winner Paloma Faith will headline the Saturday night of The Bath Festival Finale Weekend of May 26-27 as an extension to her sell-out summer tour. This follows Tears for Fears having been forced to postpone their sold-out UK tour on doctor’s orders due to unforeseen health concerns. The tour, due to start April […]

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  • Join the debate at The Bath Festival’s political events

    A stellar line-up of political events are coming to The Bath Festival, covering topics that include Brexit, fake news and Russia’s involvement in American politics. Award-winning writers, journalists and politicians will offer new thoughts through lively debates and illuminating discussions. Read on to discover our highlights… Luke Harding The award-winning journalist brings new evidence to the […]

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  • IN THE NEWS

    Prizes, publications and other plaudits A very happy publication to Deborah Levy, whose memoir The Cost of Living, has been receiving rave reviews. Levy will appear with acclaimed Canadian writer Sheila Heti – a thrilling pairing that you’ll only see here in Bath. BOOK HERE And congratulations too to Nikesh Shukla, whose novel The One Who […]

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  • Tickets available for Kanneh-Mason Family

    Good news if you are seeking tickets for the sell-out show The Kanneh-Mason Family – book to see them perform alongside their brother Sheku Kanneh-Mason at A Concert for the People of Bath – Stars of the Future. Tickets are selling fast so be quick! Book for A Concert for the People of Bath here 

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  • BATH INTRODUCES

    The Bath Festival 2018 and Bath Spa University host “Bath Introduces”: A live music competition at The Rec Bath to win a full day of recording at Real World Studios From the 11 to the 27 of May, the 70th anniversary of The Bath Festival will take place around the city, engaging the wider community with […]

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  • The Bath Festival 70th anniversary programme launch

    Stop Press! Last night, The Bath Festival officially launched the programme for their 70th Anniversary year at Komedia, Bath. A whole host of guests from the local community joined the team in their celebrations. Eleanor Household, the Festivals Team Development Director spoke of how ‘wonderful it was to see the turn out for our celebrations; […]

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  • International Women’s Day & Women’s Prize for Fiction long-list

    As if International Women’s Day wasn’t enough of a reason to celebrate, four of the writers featured in the 2018 Women’s prize for fiction longlist are set to join us at The Bath Festival and we couldn’t be any more excited about it! Joanna Canon and Kit de Waal are the first of our longlisted […]

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