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Local Events in Bath

Variety is yours in the UNESCO City of Bath:

Bath International Music Festival

Friday 16 May – Sunday 25 May

The Bath International Music Festival has an illustrious artistic history and has long been a well-established event of national significance and international reputation, presenting a dynamic mix of world-class performers. The Festival takes place annually and showcases a rich range of high quality events featuring orchestral and classical virtuosos, jazz giants, folk, roots and world musicians, innovative collaborations and unique commissions.

Bath Fringe Festival

Friday 23 May – Sunday 1 June

A programme bursting with theatre, dance, music, visual arts, comedy, children’s festival, street theatre and circus.

Currently peaking somewhere around 200 events (including a wholefestival), featuring performers from around the world and from next door, in places from the Spiegeltent, to the secret rooms of Bath, to the streets and cafés, and of course in all the city’s best venues.

The Royal Bath and West Show

Wednesday 28 May- Saturday 31 May

One of the oldest surviving agricultural shows in England and the only four day show will be held over the last weekend in May in 2014.

A fantastic day out for all the family with a host of things to do and see from livestock to fairground rides, from a ride on a miniature train to chickens and eggs, from locally produced food and drink to the Eco-Zone and from the latest agricultural technology to a shopping mall.

Roman Baths by Torchlight

Tuesday 1July – Sunday 31 August

As darkness falls, the ruins of this vast Roman building are an awesome sight. By the light of flickering torches, you can walk on 2000 year old pavements and really sense the spirits of the ancients, providing a truly magical atmosphere which no other venue can surpass. With its steaming waters and Roman artefacts this is an unforgettable and unique experience.

Jane Austen Festival

Friday 12 September – Friday 21 September

The Jane Austen Festival celebrates the best of the Regency period and the lady herself.

The celebration includes  concerts, etiquette lessons, dancing lessons, workshops – how to dress Regency on a budget, hair styling, walks – Sydney Pleasure Gardens and other places Jane Austen knew well.

The Festival culminates with the Jane Austen Festival Regency Costumed Masked Bath with a  reception by the Roman Baths followed by the Ball in the Pump Rooms.

Great Bath Feast

Wednesday 1 October – Friday 31 October

Great Bath Feast celebrates the best food in Bath from Michelin starred restaurants, to cafes and bistros. There will be cooking demonstrations, farmers markets, the Great Bath Breakfast, cookery courses, gourmet evenings, book signings, celebrity chefs and much more. Events will take place in various locations throughout Bath.

Bath Christmas Market

Thursday 27 November – Sunday 14 December

Each year, the Abbey Churchyard area – a magical setting in the shadow of Bath Abbey and next to the Roman Baths, right in the centre of the stunning Georgian city’s shopping district, is transformed into a Christmas shoppers’ haven – Bath Christmas Market.

Over 150 traditional wooden chalets full of everything you’ll need to prepare for the perfect Christmas will adorn the streets. If you are looking for something extra special to make your Christmas perfect, Bath Christmas Market is the place you’ll find it. All of the retailers sell unique, handcrafted items, many of which are made in the local area and the South West.

For further information on the above events please follow the links below:

Bath Literature Festival www.bathfestivals.org.uk/literature/

Bath Comedy Festival www.bathcomedy.com

Bath International Music Festival www.bathfestivals.org.uk/music/

Bath Fringe Festival  www.bathfringe.co.uk

The Royal Bath & West Show www.bathandwest.com/royal-bath-west/97/

Roman Baths by Torchlight www.romanbaths.co.uk/whats_on/events/july-august_summer_evenings.aspx

Great Bath Feast www.greatbathfeast.co.uk

Bath Christmas Market www.bathchristmasmarket.co.uk 




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