Join us in Parade Gardens for a fresh line-up of talented local folk bands to celebrate the installation of the BathIRON bandstand balustrade – a beautiful sculptural piece which was hand-forged by teams of blacksmiths from all over the UK during BathIRON Festival in June 2018.
Get creative with us in Parade Gardens! This year we are celebrating craft and making, joining together with our friends from BathIRON and The Holburne Museum to bring you even more exciting activities to try.
Kicking off this May, Bath Spa University will be hosting SparkFest, a five-week programme of innovative performances from undergraduate students.
SparkFest, now in its second year, will bring together 100 performances across eight venues throughout the city.
In The Salt Path writer Raynor Winn shares her personal story of human strength and endurance. After losing everything, including their home, Raynor and her terminally ill husband made the impulsive decision to walk the 630-mile, seaswept, South West Coast Path.
Crafting novels with real-life icons and well-known events takes skill, flair and meticulous research. Bethan Roberts (Graceland) and Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott (Swan Song) talk to Caroline Sanderson about their fascinating new books.
Alex Clark talks to Toby Faber and novelist Claire Adam about the 90 year history of one of the world’s most esteemed publishers. Hear about unpublished letters and diaries from an archive which includes authors such as Sylvia Plath, P.D. James, Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney and more. And what does the future hold?
Come and hear best selling author Luke Jennings talk about the novels behind the hit TV series starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh which follows the thrilling duel between Villanelle, an elite female assassin, and Eve Polastri, the MI6 agent who is tasked with hunting her down. He talks to Alex Clark.
Stacey Halls (The Familiars) and Elizabeth Macneal (The Doll Factory) present their debut historical novels won by their respective publishers after fierce and intense auctions and both set to make waves in 2019.
Best selling author of The Poison Tree Erin Kelly presents her latest novel Stone Mothers alongside crime-writing newbie and author of one of the most anticipated debut novels of 2019 Harriet Tyce (Blood Orange).
The Booker shortlisted author and one of India’s best-known writers joins us on a rare visit to the UK to present his latest book, Gun Island, a beautifully realised novel which effortlessly spans space and time.
A fresh line-up of 5 talented local FOLK bands, to celebrate the installation of the BathIRON bandstand balustrade - a beautiful sculptural piece which was hand-forged by teams of blacksmiths from all over the UK during BathIRON Festival in June 2018.
APPARAT, aka Sascha Ring, fuses tricky electronics with heartfelt and auspicious pop. LP5 is Apparat’s first release since 2013’s Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre) and follows two studio albums, II and III (Mute / Monkeytown) by Moderat, the trio he founded with Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary.
A one-off live music event programmed by young people for young people. This jam packed event will feature: performances from our Young Producers, the incredible vocal talents of 303, and headliners inspirational Hip Hop act STAY HUNGRY.
Bath’s biggest and friendliest market is back in Queen Square on Saturday 1st June! Meet amazing artisans and artists from the South West, try some fabulous street food and soak up the atmosphere of Bath’s most loved market.
Oxford Professor Emma Smith’s electrifying new book presents a different side to the Shakespeare we all know and love. This is Shakespeare writes in strikingly modern ways about privacy, politics, celebrity and sex. Come and spend lunchtime getting to know this Shakespeare for all – one not to be missed!
Date 24-05-2019 Time 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM VenueAssembly RoomsPrice£10 (excl. fees) BOOK TICKETSMore events
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Acclaimed social historian Hallie Rubenhold’s new book, The Five, unearths the stories of the victims of the Victorian Age’s most sensational crime: the 1888 murder spree of Jack the Ripper. She talks to Caroline Sanderson about the five women’s lives and their tragic, untimely deaths.
To the Scottish archaeologist, writer and broadcaster, the British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is the best place in the world and from north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty.
Want to feel happier? Behavioural scientist and best selling author Paul Dolan suggests the received norm of university, jobs and marriage may not always be the answer. Kick off your weekend with fast-paced, astute and practical advice on escaping the myth of the perfect life.
The classic love story of Heloise and Abelard, retold for our times by the best selling and award winning author, broadcaster and presenter of In Our Time and The Southbank Show. He shares his latest novel, Love Without End, with Caroline Sanderson.
The astute and entertaining star of Countdown and The Apprentice joins us to share remarkable events, revelations and regrets from his witty and honest memoir My Alphabet: A Life From A to Z. He talks to Alex Clark.