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Bath Festivals

Bath’s annual music and literature festival are of international significance. The Festivals Trust presents a diverse programme of music and literature, including world music and a unique focus on European contemporary jazz of international significance.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £190,218
  • 2013-2014: £194,593
  • 2014-2015: £199,652

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Chris O'Dowd Telegraph Bath Children's Literature Festival November 2014 Moone Boy

Bridesmaids Chris O'Dowd turns hyperactive goofball as Moone Boy's Loopy Lou at the 2015 Telegraph Children's Literature Festival in Bath.

Viv Groskop introduces The Independent Bath Literature Festival 2014

Viv Groskop, Artistic Director of The Independent Bath Literature Festival 2014, shares some of her personal highlights from this year's programme. Running from 28 February - 9 March 2014, the Festival will welcome over 150 writers and thinkers to Bath to talk politics, history, science, religion, philosophy, art, sport and literature. Come and experience bliss with us.

The Telegraph Bath Children's Literature Festival 2014

Absolutley Social have put together a video capturing the spirit of The Telegraph Bath Children's Literature Festival 2014

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Bath Festivals Learning and Participation

Bath Festivals Learning and Participation programme provides innovative and creative opportunities for schools and the community

Brian Madigan

Brian's bus station rant! Catch his Band Named Brian at Central United Reformed Church in Bath at 8.30pm friday 28th May, part of Party in the City

Bashema, Party in the City star at the bus station

Bashema warming up for her Party in the City gig on friday 28th May in St Michael's Church, Bath

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Charlie Hillier playing on the piano outside the Bath Abbey. Part of the "Play Me, I'm Yours" project at Bath International Music Festival 2010 by artist Luke Jerram.

Wu Man at the Bath International Music Festival 2008

Internationally-renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man astonishes a packed audience at the Bath International Music Festival 2008 (the pipa is a strong, lute-like Chinese instrument with a history of more than two thousand years). Visit www.bathmusicfest.org.uk for more info on the festival.

Tony Kofi quartet at the Bath Music Fest 2008

Tony Kofi, one of the UK's most talented jazz composers and saxophonists, plays Thelonius Monk with his quartet at the Bath International Music Festival 2008. Visit www.bathmusicfest.org.uk for more info.

Party in the City during the Bath Music Fest 2008

In 2008 Party in the City celebrated the 60th anniversary of the world-renowned Bath International Music Festival by bringing alive streets and venues across the city.

Roger McGough at the Bath Music Fest 2008

Well known British poet Roger McGough performs alongside Acoustic Ladyland's Seb Rochford and electronic wizard Leafcutter John at the Bath International Music Festival 2008

Pete McGarr's 'Homesongs' premieres at Bath Music Fest 2008

Pete McGarr's 'Homesongs', a huge vocal work for 1000 voices, premieres at the Bath Abbey as part of the Bath International Music Festival 2008.

Kathryn Tickell at the Bath Music Fest 2008

The world renowned Northumbrian pipe player, plays alongside her brother Peter at the Assembly Rooms as part of the Bath International Music Festival 2008

Elias String Quartet at the Bath Music Fest 2008

With players from France, Scotland and Sweden, the charismatic and engaging Elias String Quartet perform at the Assembly Rooms for as part of the Bath International Music Festival 2008.

The Great Voices of Bulgaria at the Bath Music Fest 2008

This stunning twenty-four voice choir perform Orthodox chants at the Bath Abbey during the Bath International Music Festival in 2008

Bath International Music Festival 2008

Highlights from Bath International Music Festival 2008, featuring Joanna MacGregor, the Great Voices of Bulgaria, Katherine Tickell, Toni Kofi and others...

Bath Camerata's Midnight Winds

Bath Camerata Choir perform Harold Budd's commissioned piece for the Bath International Music Festival.

Midnight Winds of London

Interpretation of Harold Budd's commissioned piece for Bath International Music Festival by Queen B.

Midnight Winds of London

Alice plays Harold Budd

Joanna MacGregor plays Harold Budd

Commissioned from the great Harold Budd for Bath International Music Festival's 60th anniversary, our Artistic Director Joanna MacGregor plays this hauntingly beautiful piece. This the first video performance to be part of our interactive installation at the Music Festival. We invite you to perform and record your own video of the piece using your camera or mobile phone and check our website for details of how to upload it to be part of this groundbreaking world premiere! www.bathmusicfest.org.uk

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Contact details

www.bathfestivals.org.uk

Kingston Buildings
Abbey Chambers
Bath
BA1 1NT

51.380669, -2.35726

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