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  • CITY SUPPORT FOR BATH FESTIVALS

    New leadership and ambition at Bath Festivals instill confidence in council to give one-off grant to support the charity’s ambition.  Bath Festivals, the largest provider of diverse arts in the city, is proud and delighted to have been offered financial support by way of a one-off grant of £75,000 from newly elected Bath & North […]

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  • Cressida Cowell announced as Children’s Laureate

    Bath Children’s Literature Festival is delighted that a festival favourite, Cressida Cowell, has been appointed as Waterstones’ Children’s Laureate. The creator of How to Train Your Dragon who is appearing at our festival this autumn, is the 11th Children’s Laureate in an illustrious line-up which started with the first incumbent, Quentin Blake. The new Children’s […]

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  • The Bath Festival Finale Weekend Roundup

    Festival goers at The Bath Festival Finale Weekend on the Bath Recreation ground this weekend experienced the entire range of British summer weather, from hot sunshine to a rainy downpour in the space of just two days. And what a weekend it was. Saturday was scorching in more ways than one. There was a great […]

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  • Bath Introduces 2019 Highlights

    Bath Introduces has had an exciting year; having had 135 submissions, coming from Manchester to Brighton, we look back at the highlights from the 3 heats During festival week, we hosted 3 heats featuring 4 bands on each night. Two were successful from each and have made it to the Finale Weekend main stage – […]

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  • Dealing with Dementia at The Bath Festival

    One of the most profound experiences to come out of The Bath Festival is to attend an event that explores what it is that makes us human, and what connects us. The bringing together of three remarkable women for this year’s festival was a great example of this. The topic was Dealing with Dementia – […]

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  • A chat with Roger Eno

    We chatted to composer and performer Roger Eno ahead of his concert at The Assembly Rooms on Wednesday 22 May.   How would you say your music has developed over the years?  I’ve noticed over the last few years that the music I write and perform solo is becoming almost homeopathic in that I’m taking […]

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  • Bath Introduces: Short-Listed Acts Announced

    With over 130 entries, Bath Introduces 2019 closes its doors and proudly announces the 12 fantastic acts We’ve been blown away by the response to this year’s Bath Introduces competition; 130 acts entered from all over the country (from as far and wide as Glasgow, Brighton, Manchester and Devon). Experts from Moles and Bath Festivals […]

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  • A Q&A with BathIRON about this year’s FireFOLK

    The new bandstand in Parade Gardens is up! We had a chat with the people behind the project: BathIRON who will be running sessions at Parade Gardens for Family Arts Day which will be followed by an evening of excellent live music for FireFOLK on Sunday 26 May. Q The bandstand in Parade Gardens holds […]

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  • BATH INTRODUCES: OVER 100 AMAZING ACTS ALREADY APPLIED

    Bath Introduces 2019 Is already a Roaring Success! With two weeks to go until the closing of applications, and over 100+ applicants from all over the country, Bath Introduces is bigger than ever. Applicants have spanned from all ages, genres, locations created a very exciting line-up. The prize of a full day recording at Real […]

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  • Q&A with Madeline Toy, Head of Literature Programming

    We are living in interesting times. Which events at this year’s festival best reflect the place that humanity, and the western world in particular, finds itself? We are indeed living in interesting times and that’s the fantastic thing about festivals, they are places where ideas, both old and new, are explored, where audiences can come […]

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