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The Bath Festival
Daily - from Thursday 25 May 2017 to Sunday 28 May 2017
The Bath Festival
Taking place from 19–28 May 2017, The Bath Festival is a new 10 day multi-arts festival celebrating the city with music and literature at the heart, engaging with the wider community and bringing the streets of Bath to life.
In May 2017 a new multi-arts festival for the city is launched, building on the heritage of the literature and music festivals. This new flagship festival will have music and literature at the heart – classical, jazz, world and folk music alongside contemporary fiction, intelligent debate, science, history, politics and poetry – but embrace blends of the two as well as other arts. It will grow the number of world-class events we can bring to Bath and build our position as a leading arts organisation in the region.
The artistic directors of The Bath Festival are Alex Clark, David Jones and James Waters. Alex is an editor and literary journalist who frequently writes for The Guardian, The Observer and The Times Literary Supplement. She regularly chairs literary events and has also been on the judging panel for the Booker Prize. David Jones and James Waters are both leading figures in the music industry and experts in their own musical fields. They initially joined Bath Festivals in 2015 becoming Artistic Directors of the International Music Festival in 2016.
Bath’s biggest night of free music, Party in the City, will continue, with over 2000 people taking to stages across the city and 20,000 in attendance. We will enhance the 6000 year round learning and participation opportunities for young people. And we will continue to produce the much loved Bath Children’s Literature Festival.
Bath Spa University
Newton Park, Newton St. Loe, Bath, Somerset, BA2 9BN
T: 01225 875875