Guide To Bath
traditions to international interest, when it comes
to Bath culture the city's folk like to celebrate in
style with a range of festivals throughout the year.
The Bath International Music Festival takes place
at various venues throughout the city and if you want
to see the festival in full swing then plan your visit
for late May to early June.
The festival usually kicks off with a free open-air
concert on the opening night and in 2004 it was
attended by more than 23,000 people.
The festival brings together national and international
music talent from just about every genre you can
think of, who perform at various locations including
pubs, clubs, theatres and the very streets of Bath.
This family-friendly event brings the whole community
together in foot-tapping appreciation at the wonderful
The Bath Fringe Festival encompasses every aspect
of contemporary art, music and drama and is one of the
largest of its kind in the country.
Local artists, performers, celebrity guests and theatre
companies descend on various locations around the city
to play, act, write, display and immerse themselves
in this culture corner of Somerset.
Writers won’t want to miss The Bath Literature
Festival which is held in late February and early
March at theatres, pubs and libraries across the city.
Famous faces seen here in previous years include, Melvyn
Bragg, Toby Litt and Julie Myerson.
There’s also plenty of opportunities for new writers
to start out on their creative paths. Educational
workshops are organised at libraries and in learning
environments. Many involve successful poets, actors
and directors actually giving advice to those with a
passion for the arts and an interest in their field.