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Saturday 28th May 2016

Lecture Theatre, Bath School of Art and Design

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Fringe Arts Bath

utopia:dystopia in conversation

with Richard White

A free and open conversation in the lecture theatre of the Bath College of Art and Design, where artists, writers, thinkers and anyone else who wants to join in can engage with themes that correspond with the best of our aspirations and the worst of our nightmares. The conversation concludes with a guided stroll through utopian Bath, wearing dystopian glasses. Further info at www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/utopiadystopia More info and booking...

Radstock town centre

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Round-about Radstock

Back by popular demand DNA arts takes you on a journey of exploration. Round-about Radstock is a day of free arts activities, workshops, performance, live music, dance, street theatre and food, all taking place in unusual locations across the town from 12 noon - 6pm. Perfect for the family on May bank holiday weekend. Will you complete the trail and win the prizes? For more information www.boomsatsuma.com/dna More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 17:00

Urban Playground

Steam

full professional show

The Urban Playground Team are the original performance-parkour company, combining urban & contemporary dance with authentic French Free-Running, and include co-creator of Parkour Malik Diouf.
A group of urban explorers discover the skeletal remains of a machine that changed the world. Ands embark on a whistle stop tour through silent movies, the Wild West, James Bond, WWI and a dark future …
Try out your own skills after the show!

Extra info: The event begins at 5pm but there will be music and other performance during the evening so don't worry if - like the train - you may be running late.

More info and booking...

The Chapel, Royal Mineral Water Hospital

Price: Free
Start time: 19:00

Harmonium

"Harmonium" is a beautiful interlocking of rhythms and harmonies, created by layering 12 women's voices. It is a composition by Su Hart (of Baka Beyond and Walcot State Choir) and Sian Croose. Experience this new experiment in vocal sound sung in a fine acoustic space More info and booking...

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

Art Film Art

Films from artists working on this year's Fringe Arts Bath programme, and maybe more.
If the weather's good and we can get the technology working we may show films in the pub garden as well or instead. More info and booking...

Sunday 29th May 2016

The Circus

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Harmonium

"Harmonium" is a beautiful interlocking of rhythms and harmonies, created by layering 12 women's voices. It is a composition by Su Hart (of Baka Beyond and Walcot State Choir) and Sian Croose. Experience this new experiment in vocal sound sung in a fine acoustic space More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Joel Savoy, Jesse Lége and

The Cajun Country Revival

"Two Cajuns and an old time stringband walk into a bar…”
Spanning generations from across the nation the Cajun Country Revival is a veritable supergroup of American roots musicians. Comprised of Cajun musicians Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy - Son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann and the founder of the Louisiana label Valcour Records - and two members of Portland Oregon’s Foghorn Stringband, this group presents a music that seems to embody all of the things that make life wonderful and together they’ve delighted audiences around the world celebrating rather than “performing" the music that brought them together: Cajun music and early Country music. More info and booking...

Wednesday 1st June 2016

Bath Artists' Studios

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Fresh Art @ FAB16

Creative Perspectives exhibition & workshops

Fresh Art @ FAB16 with Creative Perspectives exhibition and ‘An Hour A Day’ Free workshops for Creative Arts, Health & Wellbeing 1st – 12th June (11am - 4pm), Roper gallery, Bath Artists Studio. New art created for ward 4 dementia assessment walls, St Martin's Hospital inspired through positive wellbeing workshops at Bath Museums. For up to date information visit www.creativityworks.org.uk More info and booking...

Thursday 2nd June 2016

Bath Artists' Studios

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Fresh Art @ FAB16

Creative Perspectives exhibition & workshops

Fresh Art @ FAB16 with Creative Perspectives exhibition and ‘An Hour A Day’ Free workshops for Creative Arts, Health & Wellbeing 1st – 12th June (11am - 4pm), Roper gallery, Bath Artists Studio. New art created for ward 4 dementia assessment walls, St Martin's Hospital inspired through positive wellbeing workshops at Bath Museums. For up to date information visit www.creativityworks.org.uk More info and booking...

Friday 3rd June 2016

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Forest of the Imagination

World heritage city to host pop-up contemporary arts event with conservation theme
Spaces around Bath Abbey are to be transformed into a temporary fantastical forest and outdoor gallery by a collective of local artists and creative businesses during a free, four-day contemporary arts event on 3-6 June 2016.


Featuring a playful programme of sensory installations, artworks, outdoor theatre and participatory creative activities for visitors of all ages, Forest of Imagination is returning to the World Heritage City for its third year this summer. More info and booking...

Bath Artists' Studios

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Fresh Art @ FAB16

Creative Perspectives exhibition & workshops

Fresh Art @ FAB16 with Creative Perspectives exhibition and ‘An Hour A Day’ Free workshops for Creative Arts, Health & Wellbeing 1st – 12th June (11am - 4pm), Roper gallery, Bath Artists Studio. New art created for ward 4 dementia assessment walls, St Martin's Hospital inspired through positive wellbeing workshops at Bath Museums. For up to date information visit www.creativityworks.org.uk More info and booking...

Saturday 4th June 2016

Bath Artists' Studios

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Fresh Art @ FAB16

Creative Perspectives exhibition & workshops

Fresh Art @ FAB16 with Creative Perspectives exhibition and ‘An Hour A Day’ Free workshops for Creative Arts, Health & Wellbeing 1st – 12th June (11am - 4pm), Roper gallery, Bath Artists Studio. New art created for ward 4 dementia assessment walls, St Martin's Hospital inspired through positive wellbeing workshops at Bath Museums. For up to date information visit www.creativityworks.org.uk More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Forest of the Imagination

World heritage city to host pop-up contemporary arts event with conservation theme
Spaces around Bath Abbey are to be transformed into a temporary fantastical forest and outdoor gallery by a collective of local artists and creative businesses during a free, four-day contemporary arts event on 3-6 June 2016.


Featuring a playful programme of sensory installations, artworks, outdoor theatre and participatory creative activities for visitors of all ages, Forest of Imagination is returning to the World Heritage City for its third year this summer. More info and booking...

Sunday 5th June 2016

Bath Artists' Studios

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Fresh Art @ FAB16

Creative Perspectives exhibition & workshops

Fresh Art @ FAB16 with Creative Perspectives exhibition and ‘An Hour A Day’ Free workshops for Creative Arts, Health & Wellbeing 1st – 12th June (11am - 4pm), Roper gallery, Bath Artists Studio. New art created for ward 4 dementia assessment walls, St Martin's Hospital inspired through positive wellbeing workshops at Bath Museums. For up to date information visit www.creativityworks.org.uk More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Forest of the Imagination

World heritage city to host pop-up contemporary arts event with conservation theme
Spaces around Bath Abbey are to be transformed into a temporary fantastical forest and outdoor gallery by a collective of local artists and creative businesses during a free, four-day contemporary arts event on 3-6 June 2016.


Featuring a playful programme of sensory installations, artworks, outdoor theatre and participatory creative activities for visitors of all ages, Forest of Imagination is returning to the World Heritage City for its third year this summer. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Dudlow Joe

How come one of Bath's most popular bands has never played The Bell?
Back in the day they were playing literally everywhere else so we left them to it. Nowadays they don't do so much, so a triumphal return to the city where they began seemed a great idea.
Blues & boogie-woogie with a fine pianist and assortment of vocalists. More info and booking...

Monday 6th June 2016

Bath Artists' Studios

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Fresh Art @ FAB16

Creative Perspectives exhibition & workshops

Fresh Art @ FAB16 with Creative Perspectives exhibition and ‘An Hour A Day’ Free workshops for Creative Arts, Health & Wellbeing 1st – 12th June (11am - 4pm), Roper gallery, Bath Artists Studio. New art created for ward 4 dementia assessment walls, St Martin's Hospital inspired through positive wellbeing workshops at Bath Museums. For up to date information visit www.creativityworks.org.uk More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Forest of the Imagination

World heritage city to host pop-up contemporary arts event with conservation theme
Spaces around Bath Abbey are to be transformed into a temporary fantastical forest and outdoor gallery by a collective of local artists and creative businesses during a free, four-day contemporary arts event on 3-6 June 2016.


Featuring a playful programme of sensory installations, artworks, outdoor theatre and participatory creative activities for visitors of all ages, Forest of Imagination is returning to the World Heritage City for its third year this summer. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Kevin Figes Sextet

Kevin Figes Sextet More info and booking...

Tuesday 7th June 2016

Bath Artists' Studios

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Fresh Art @ FAB16

Creative Perspectives exhibition & workshops

Fresh Art @ FAB16 with Creative Perspectives exhibition and ‘An Hour A Day’ Free workshops for Creative Arts, Health & Wellbeing 1st – 12th June (11am - 4pm), Roper gallery, Bath Artists Studio. New art created for ward 4 dementia assessment walls, St Martin's Hospital inspired through positive wellbeing workshops at Bath Museums. For up to date information visit www.creativityworks.org.uk More info and booking...

Burdall's Yard

Price: £5 / 3 Concs
Start time: 16:00

OnSet Productions present

Roommate with my Demons

All of us want to seem normal. We all want to be perceived as though on the path that we have set ourselves.But what happens when your inner demons are trying to break through? Can you keep your inflictions within, or do they end up consuming you? More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Tuesday Choice

John Fairhurst (solo)

John Fairhurst truly epitomises the modern day wandering blues man. Stories of hunger, listlessness, roaming and reckless abandon are just a prelude to John’s amazing story.
The Guardian described his 2008 debut album Joys of Spring as “Truly exquisite” More info and booking...

Wednesday 8th June 2016

Bath Artists' Studios

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Fresh Art @ FAB16

Creative Perspectives exhibition & workshops

Fresh Art @ FAB16 with Creative Perspectives exhibition and ‘An Hour A Day’ Free workshops for Creative Arts, Health & Wellbeing 1st – 12th June (11am - 4pm), Roper gallery, Bath Artists Studio. New art created for ward 4 dementia assessment walls, St Martin's Hospital inspired through positive wellbeing workshops at Bath Museums. For up to date information visit www.creativityworks.org.uk More info and booking...

Burdall's Yard

Price: £5 / 3 Concs
Start time: 16:00

OnSet Productions present

Roommate with my Demons

All of us want to seem normal. We all want to be perceived as though on the path that we have set ourselves.But what happens when your inner demons are trying to break through? Can you keep your inflictions within, or do they end up consuming you? More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Mohawkestra

Innovative Bristol electric funk band recently returned to the live businss after a long lay-off in other bands, new serious recording out very soon, in fact this should be the launch.
Joe Wilkins, Evan Newman, Pedro Alves, Marcel Osborne and Edward Gallimore. all familiar faces from some of the best rhythm-inclined outfits in the city. More info and booking...

Thursday 9th June 2016

Bath Artists' Studios

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Fresh Art @ FAB16

Creative Perspectives exhibition & workshops

Fresh Art @ FAB16 with Creative Perspectives exhibition and ‘An Hour A Day’ Free workshops for Creative Arts, Health & Wellbeing 1st – 12th June (11am - 4pm), Roper gallery, Bath Artists Studio. New art created for ward 4 dementia assessment walls, St Martin's Hospital inspired through positive wellbeing workshops at Bath Museums. For up to date information visit www.creativityworks.org.uk More info and booking...

Molloys

Price: Free
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:45

Tinned Pizza Company

As You Like It

Something is stirring in the winter wind around the Forest of Arden. It is love in all its complexities. Love is in the air for the young and free. Come hither, drink with the Duke, and listen to a winter’s tale in this new student production. More info and booking...

Friday 10th June 2016

Bath Artists' Studios

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Fresh Art @ FAB16

Creative Perspectives exhibition & workshops

Fresh Art @ FAB16 with Creative Perspectives exhibition and ‘An Hour A Day’ Free workshops for Creative Arts, Health & Wellbeing 1st – 12th June (11am - 4pm), Roper gallery, Bath Artists Studio. New art created for ward 4 dementia assessment walls, St Martin's Hospital inspired through positive wellbeing workshops at Bath Museums. For up to date information visit www.creativityworks.org.uk More info and booking...

Molloys

Price: Free
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:45

Tinned Pizza Company

As You Like It

Something is stirring in the winter wind around the Forest of Arden. It is love in all its complexities. Love is in the air for the young and free. Come hither, drink with the Duke, and listen to a winter’s tale in this new student production. More info and booking...

Saturday 11th June 2016

Sorry, this performance is cancelled.
Other performances are still taking place.

Green Park

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

John Barclay presents

Poetry a la Carte

performance poetry - but not as you know it!

In the tranquility of Green Park, writer and entertainer John Barclay presents poems chosen by the audience from a menu of his best plus popular pieces by others. Suitable for all ages. Come and go as you please. "John Barclay had full command of the audience and delighted us with some very entertaining work" (Paula Brown of the People's Poet)

Extra info: today's performance cancelled - but tomorrow's is still happening

More info and booking...

Bath Artists' Studios

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Fresh Art @ FAB16

Creative Perspectives exhibition & workshops

Fresh Art @ FAB16 with Creative Perspectives exhibition and ‘An Hour A Day’ Free workshops for Creative Arts, Health & Wellbeing 1st – 12th June (11am - 4pm), Roper gallery, Bath Artists Studio. New art created for ward 4 dementia assessment walls, St Martin's Hospital inspired through positive wellbeing workshops at Bath Museums. For up to date information visit www.creativityworks.org.uk More info and booking...

Sunday 12th June 2016

Green Park

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

John Barclay presents

Poetry a la Carte

performance poetry - but not as you know it!

In the tranquility of Green Park, writer and entertainer John Barclay presents poems chosen by the audience from a menu of his best plus popular pieces by others. Suitable for all ages. Come and go as you please. "John Barclay had full command of the audience and delighted us with some very entertaining work" (Paula Brown of the People's Poet)

Extra info: continuous performance 1100 to 1500 - just drop in

More info and booking...

Bath Artists' Studios

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Fresh Art @ FAB16

Creative Perspectives exhibition & workshops

Fresh Art @ FAB16 with Creative Perspectives exhibition and ‘An Hour A Day’ Free workshops for Creative Arts, Health & Wellbeing 1st – 12th June (11am - 4pm), Roper gallery, Bath Artists Studio. New art created for ward 4 dementia assessment walls, St Martin's Hospital inspired through positive wellbeing workshops at Bath Museums. For up to date information visit www.creativityworks.org.uk More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Pete Brandt

and band

WE ARE SORRY BUT THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED
Already featuring in that as-yet unwritten Walcot musical history book for creating Slow Twitch Fibres with a post-Korgi Andy Davis, Pete is something of a legendary musos’ muso over in Bristol, with everything from hardcore free jazz to soundtracks to idiosyncratic and witty songwriting to his credit. We think it’s the latter that will characterise today’s performance: band also featuring Andy, Eddie John and Valere Speranza. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 20:30

End of the Fringe Party

with ShakShak

We end the festival with Walcot favourites and all-round festival goodtimes guaranteed collective ShakShak. Eternal spring in your step ska groove referencing Afro, Calypso and Celtic flavours from a familiar bunch of faces who are themselves embodiments of Walcot history and connectedness. More info and booking...

Sunday 21st May 2017

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Barbarella's Bang Bang

Strikingly theatrical take on that old Gipsy Cabaret style, still coming up with new spins of the wheel since the 19th Century. A clear vision of what they want to say and the musical ability to make it work. Will appeal to Euro intellectuals, goths and plain ol' weirdoes More info and booking...

Sunday 28th May 2017

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Kris & the Blues Machines

More usually seen with Canadian carney crew Blackberry Wood, musical omnivores to the max, this project sees frontman Kris making the style more straightforward but certainly not playing safe or straight. And he’s always been a great frontman too. Electro Blues this way! More info and booking...

Monday 29th May 2017

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Mark Lewandowski Trio

Waller

The Fats Waller Project

Mark Lewandowski - double bass
Liam Noble - piano, Fender Rhodes
Paul Clarvis - drums
Exploring the catalogue of one of the early innovators of jazz - the great Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller - delving into his music and bringing their own personal spin on his repertoire in the intimate trio setting. Three musicians known for their intricate dialogues and strong humour, paying tribute to another musician who had these attributes. Mixing the traditional with the modern, this trio brings a little of 1930s Harlem into the 21st Century. More info and booking...

Tuesday 30th May 2017

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Tuesday Choice

Declan Millar

We’ve been awaiting great things from Declan since he won the Bath Folk Festival’s 2015 New Shoots competition against much more obvious & conventional singers & players: a mark of his strong individuality and appeal. Part faerie foundling, part 21st Century agitator activist, the traditions are well served by his hand. Though tonight the focus is on his songs, he will be accompanied by bandmates from new Trad Folk combo Gorias. More info and booking...

Wednesday 31st May 2017

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Tonto Malembe

Venezuelan psych-funk exiled to London for the predictable political/lifestyle issues as well as matters of the artistic economy, enigmatic frontman Baldo Verdú and his boys really do hit a time-slipped groove you won’t have encountered before, with rock’n’roll and street sass/suss. Big things are expected - and some sought-after festival dates in place - but still just breaking. Get in now! More info and booking...

Saturday 3rd June 2017

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Inverted - Box

Somewhere between dance, gymnastics, acrobatics and hand balancing lies Inverted. Expect a world turned upside down. Part of the New Work Works Scheme More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Street to the Point

The Point Theatre, Eastleigh Youth Theatre

The youngsters from the Youth Theatre at The Point Eastleigh come en mass More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Bedlam Fair - The Saturday

Bath Fringe's Street Performance weekend kicks off with the Saturday crowds and a selection of experienced and emerging street performance artists tacking the city centre. This year's event has received a Lottery grant from Arts Council England to ensure that we successfully support the new artists and guarantee the quality of our headline acts.
To see Saturday's acts, click here
Full details download our PDF programme here:
www.bathfringe.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Bedlam-Fair-2017-v-10.pdf More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Lino Creamy

A solo show from New Work Works Scheme performer Pete Lloyd.

Lino Creamy may not want to set the world on fire but will he start a flame in your heart? Join him to find out, at this sweet and silly clown show about a man in a hat looking for love and fun. More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

ELA

ELA are Elle Kate Edwards and Alise Piebalga, accomplished circus performers, moving away from touring with nofitstate and into working on the street and in outdoor environments. Part of the New Work Works Scheme More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Animystic Productions - Hessie the Elephant

Marvelous puppeteers Jake Ruddle and Ayla Terzi accompanied by Hessie performing as part of the New Work Works Scheme

Lost in a foreign land, a young elephant is on an adventure! An adventure around the streets of Bath More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Old Spot Theatre Co: Los Perdidos Village Band

Old Spot Theatre Company have worked the circus and street theatre circuit for years, nay decades but will bring something decidedly new to Bedlam Fair this year as part of the New Work Works Scheme
More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Avanti Display: Full Circle

Buckets full of mayhem and erm..yes, water..from one of the UK’s finest and longest established street theatre companies, premièring their new show here with us!! More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Natural Theatre Company

Bath's very own fabulous street theatre company performing new characters as part of the New Works Work Scheme More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Julia Vita: Splish

A solo show from Julia Vita as part of the New Works Work Scheme

Join Splish on her journey across the high seas! Put a little wind in her sail, hear her strange tale in a foreign tongue, and hopefully find a few fish along the way too. More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

Avanti Display: Full Circle

Buckets full of mayhem and erm..yes, water..from one of the UK’s finest and longest established street theatre companies, premièring their new show here with us!! More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band

With a diverse repertoire spanning Rajasthani folk songs, Bollywood hits, spiritual qawwali and Bhangra beats these ten vividly costumed artists cover the full spectrum of the evocative and joyous music that governs life in Rajasthan.
More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

Inverted - Box

Somewhere between dance, gymnastics, acrobatics and hand balancing lies Inverted. Expect a world turned upside down. Part of the New Work Works Scheme More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

Dynamogene - Mr Colbuto

320 kilos de poesie brute'..(Bafflingly translates as something about poetry)
Don’t miss the irresistible and irrepressible Monsieur C, he has come all the way from Nimes in France to meet YOU, the people of Bath. More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

Street Performers' Party

Bedlam Fair - The Night Out

The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, Avanti Display, and more...

After a busy day on the streets of Bath what we all need is a bit of a party to recharge the batteries for tomorrow. Highlight shows from some of this afternoon's key performers, a work-in-progress from the legendary Avanti, Indian Brass madness from the very watchable (and still more danceable) Rajasthan Heritage crew, then on into the night with Indian-into-Worldbeat DJ Desi Heights inside the Brasserie.
To see all the acts, click here
Full details download here:
www.bathfringe.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Bedlam-Fair-2017-v-10.pdf

Extra info: till late

More info and booking...

Sunday 4th June 2017

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Bedlam Fair - The Sunday

It’s the street theatre event of the year with dozens of performers from the emerging new ideas through to renowned companies at the top of their game, spilling around the streets in and around Kingsmead Square & Saw Close (roadways closed for the afternoon, no parking).
See all of Sunday's acts here
Click here for Sunday's running order (timings are a guide and are subject to change)
The event is free but please put money ‘in the hat’ if the performer is using one.
Full details download PDF programme here:
www.bathfringe.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Bedlam-Fair-2017-v-10.pdf More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Inverted - Box

Somewhere between dance, gymnastics, acrobatics and hand balancing lies Inverted. Expect a world turned upside down. Part of the New Work Works Scheme More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Bongo Bolero - Fat Cat

Back by popular demand, the Fat Cat returns...

Slapstick buffoonery from Sir Felix and Mousey taking on the world of international money makers in a larger than life kinda way
More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Street to the Point

The Point Theatre, Eastleigh Youth Theatre

The youngsters from the Youth Theatre at The Point Eastleigh come en mass More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Dynamogene - Mr Colbuto

320 kilos de poesie brute'..(Bafflingly translates as something about poetry)
Don’t miss the irresistible and irrepressible Monsieur C, he has come all the way from Nimes in France to meet YOU, the people of Bath. More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

The Colombian Street Party

Recreating a bit of Columbian cultural heritage on the streets of Bath through asphalt art More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Lino Creamy

A solo show from New Work Works Scheme performer Pete Lloyd.

Lino Creamy may not want to set the world on fire but will he start a flame in your heart? Join him to find out, at this sweet and silly clown show about a man in a hat looking for love and fun. More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band

With a diverse repertoire spanning Rajasthani folk songs, Bollywood hits, spiritual qawwali and Bhangra beats these ten vividly costumed artists cover the full spectrum of the evocative and joyous music that governs life in Rajasthan.
More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

ELA

ELA are Elle Kate Edwards and Alise Piebalga, accomplished circus performers, moving away from touring with nofitstate and into working on the street and in outdoor environments. Part of the New Work Works Scheme More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Animystic Productions - Hessie the Elephant

Marvelous puppeteers Jake Ruddle and Ayla Terzi accompanied by Hessie performing as part of the New Work Works Scheme

Lost in a foreign land, a young elephant is on an adventure! An adventure around the streets of Bath More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Old Spot Theatre Co: Los Perdidos Village Band

Old Spot Theatre Company have worked the circus and street theatre circuit for years, nay decades but will bring something decidedly new to Bedlam Fair this year as part of the New Work Works Scheme
More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Avanti Display: Full Circle

Buckets full of mayhem and erm..yes, water..from one of the UK’s finest and longest established street theatre companies, premièring their new show here with us!! More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Natural Theatre Company

Bath's very own fabulous street theatre company performing new characters as part of the New Works Work Scheme More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Julia Vita: Splish

A solo show from Julia Vita as part of the New Works Work Scheme

Join Splish on her journey across the high seas! Put a little wind in her sail, hear her strange tale in a foreign tongue, and hopefully find a few fish along the way too. More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Grand Palladian Puppets

Beautiful traditional marionettes and enchanting storytelling from Bath based international puppeteers Tony & Iksana More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Terry & Gerry

Gerry Colvin made a lot of friends in Bath and The Bell some years ago with Colvin Quarmby, but now he’s back with a revival of his much loved ‘80s skiffle combo who recorded 3 Peel sessions and scored Indie Chart hits with straight-to-the-point tales like ‘Clothes Shop’ and ‘Last Bullet in the Gun'. Great writing and no-fuss delivery. More info and booking...

Widcombe Social Club

Price: £5. The 4-6pm session is FREE.
Start time: 19:45
Doors open: 19:00

Misha Carder, the current Bard of Bath, invites you to

Travel stories and music from around the world

Themed concert with Wessex Musicians & Wordsmiths

Venue: The Wharf Room, Widcombe Social Club. Come to either or both sessions
4-6pm Poetry, Music, Digital Exhibition, and Pop-Up Gallery.
6.30 - 7.30 Optional Shared Supper at 6.30
7.45 - 10pm Stories and Music from local performers, featuring Brighid's Flame: an hour of Irish music, myths, stories, with harp.

Extra info: optional shared supper at 18.30 -19.30

More info and booking...

Monday 5th June 2017

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Africa Entsha

Formerly Soweto Entsha (played Fringe a few years ago), these guys are a phenomenon: acappella singers bringing a wide range of Afro-American vocal styles together to show continuity in the traditions and the value of sheer style and skill. Traditional to Doo-Wop to Soul to RnB. Close-up they'll be dynamite! More info and booking...

Wednesday 7th June 2017

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Jackson

A product of the restlessly recombinant Bristol funk/jazz/soul scene, Jackson sprays colours from all over the musical spectrum onto the canvas, featuring faces that the truly alert will have seen before: Jack Baldus, Asian Hawk, Rich O’Brien, Joe Price and other hotshots. A very contemporary sound that is not afraid of its own intelligence, nor of shaking that thing or rocking it out. And already better than their acclaimed debut EP. More info and booking...

Friday 9th June 2017

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

St Wally's Eve

As a prelude to the Walcot Nation Day celebrations, The Bell will be buzzing to an upgrade on the usual already-groovesome vinyl DJ malarkey, and, we are assured, some popup events to match. More details on their website and ours nearer the time. More info and booking...

The Royal Oak

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Jesuits

New-ish Bristol psych quartet including ex-members of the rather-good-sadly Towns, surfing a tidal wave of feedback & noise but with punk/grunge energy and attitude to keep them out of any trouble they didn't choose to be in. Ones to watch (and indeed listen to). More info and booking...

Saturday 10th June 2017

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 14:00

Walcot Independence Partyparty

K'Chevere, Nathan, Mick & Bruno

To celebrate 20 years of the re-birth of Walcot Nation and its sensational street party, on top of the Bell's usual eclectomaniac Saturday formula we're adding a classic Bath live band and then on into 2 rooms of major DJ action from some of our traditional longterm local favourites. Lineup to be announced, see our website and The Bell's. More info and booking...

Sunday 11th June 2017

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Walcot Nation Celebration!

It was 20 years ago today...

Walcot Nation Day festival - run by Bath Fringe, The Bell, and key local traders - was 20 years ago on the Sunday at the end of that year's Fringe. We reckon that's a major excuse for a party. Already confirmed: an afternoon of top local live music, events in the yard, archive film showings of past local misdemeanours, pop-up art, and the unpredictable. See our website and The Bell's for details nearer the time. More info and booking...

Monday 12th June 2017

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

The Underscore Orkestra

6 piece from Portland Oregon who had such a ball last summer they were begging to be back this year. Balkan, Klezmer, Hot Jazz, Swing and other stuff that makes air and feet move in an inescapably joyous fashion, with the commitment and hard work on presentation and motivation that our transatlantic cousins do so well. More info and booking...

Wednesday 14th June 2017

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Kangaroo Moon

A festival perennial for 30-odd years and always a guarantee that summer is finally here - not least because they used to work the double-summer trip so beloved of performers with a strong antipodean connection. Celtic and tranced-out grooves, future primitive eco instincts and a shot of the mystic derived from their Planet Gong connection. Plenty have tried to copy but none hit it like they do. More info and booking...

Monday 10th July 2017

Central Bath

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Bath Big Cheese Trail

There is life after the Fringe! Join the Bath Big Cheese Trail. Running from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th July. You and 100 cheeses!
Organised by Bath Comedy in association with VisitBath and Bath-Alkmaar Twinning Association’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations and supported by Heritage Lottery.
Details soon!
www.bathcomedy.com More info and booking...

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Murder Murder

Six-piece string band with suitcase percussion playing a unique blend of bluegrass and outlaw country with a sublime storytelling sense: every song is a Murder ballad or at least a NorthAmerican Noir worthy of a great movie. Very much a cut above the usual ranch stash. More info and booking...

Friday 25th May 2018

Various venues

Price: Free
Start time: 18:00

Bath Fringe Opening Night

Circomedia walkabouts

On Friday 25th May the Circomedia students burst out of their studios and onto the streets, in a chaotic and frolic filled evening of walkabout performance. Prepare to see the world differently as this talented group of thirty international circus performers roam the streets of Bath in search of an audience. This isn’t your normal Friday night out. More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Price: Free
Start time: 19:00

Tantalising Tasters at The Mission

The Mission kicks off an exciting fortnight of Fringe frenzy with a theatrical treat - a chance to glimpse ten minute tasters of many of the Mission’s Fringe shows. And then meet the actors, network and relax in the The Mission’s Fringe Hub Bar with a glass of Fringe Fest Fizz! More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 22:00
Doors open: 18:00

Everywhere

Openings Night

featuring The Gin Bowlers

Our Openings Night features a little party in every FAB Art venue, and a bigger one in Green Park Station at 10pm with The Gin Bowlers playing their own angle on that much-abused lady, Swing (they played the Zen Hussies birthday party so they're the tops).
Plus: the milkfloat of music, various excursions from performanmce artistes, and a great selection of this year's top crop of Circomedia specialist performance students, on the streets and coming at you. More info and booking...

Saturday 26th May 2018

Walcot Chapel

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Live Live

The internationally renowned ceramics artist Sandy Brown invites people with many skills and none to work with Avon clay. The sculptor Martin Staniforth encourages visitors to make a new piece with found materials. The process artist Aine Kelly creates new work on site. Anais Comer tells a child-friendly story about a stranded whale. And the celebrated choir leader and singer-songwriter, Su Hart, conducts an impromptu workshop to make an improvised and spontaneous choral piece that lifts the spirits of singers and listeners alike. More info and booking...

Sunday 27th May 2018

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Isembard's Wheel

Great new Brit-folk ensemble with quite another angle on the current resurgence of interest in all things home grown. Isembard is one of those with a very clear vision, the mission to go with it, and something new to bring to the table: a fearless attitude to the tradition and to their own creative place in it. More info and booking...

Monday 28th May 2018

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

The Silken Same

Galway duo Mossy Nolan and Colm McGowan, artfully combine the bygone and the new, drawing on Irish and Balkan influences; songs that on the face of it will seem instantly familiar, but that supplant the traditional with fresh melodic and conceptual ideas. More info and booking...

Tuesday 29th May 2018

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Benjamin William Pike

An outstanding fingerstyle guitarist, with a voice that slots in beside the hallowed names of the '70s Folk & Beyond crowd, Ben is an artist of a kind you might have feared they didn't make any more. Depths of study and troughhs in life have brought him here, an experience we are all the richer for. More info and booking...

Wednesday 30th May 2018

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

The Lords of Thyme

A new frontier in the unfolding worlds of psych/folk, the LOT blend the intensity, elusiveness and boundary-skipping skills of a Pentangle with the blissed out stonerdom of the West Coast koolaid jug bands. Unafraid of Trad, unafraid to write - there is so much to like! More info and booking...

Thursday 31st May 2018

FAB 1, 94 Walcot Street

Price: Pay What You Can
Start time: 12:00

Kilter Theatre & University of Bath present

The Cubicle

A theatrical space to ponder & play with cutting-edge research on body image.

Activities of every shape & size! Guest speakers celebrating the amazing body you already have! Workshops for singing, stretching, dancing, laughing... but not changing a thing! Developed in collaboration with University of Bath Psychology Researchers, The Cubicle will have you head over heels with your hiccups & hairy armpits.
Open 12 noon to 10pm

Extra info: Details at kiltertheatre.org

More info and booking...

Friday 1st June 2018

FAB 1, 94 Walcot Street

Price: Pay What You Can
Start time: 12:00

Kilter Theatre & University of Bath present

The Cubicle

A theatrical space to ponder & play with cutting-edge research on body image.

Activities of every shape & size! Guest speakers celebrating the amazing body you already have! Workshops for singing, stretching, dancing, laughing... but not changing a thing! Developed in collaboration with University of Bath Psychology Researchers, The Cubicle will have you head over heels with your hiccups & hairy armpits.
Open 12 noon to 10pm

Extra info: Details at kiltertheatre.org

More info and booking...

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

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Bedlam Saturday in Radstock

Bath's big outdoor performance day features Bash St. Theatre, DotComedy, and many many more - including our New Work Works performers and the main performance of this year's Outside! NOW!! project - all in Radstock for the day.
More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Curious Company presents:

The Dept of Complaints

Got something to moan about? Is something just not right? Tell it all to our very own Department of Complaints. It MAY get sorted. Then again, it may not. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 11:15

Liberty Rocks present:

The Lost Luggage

3 space explorers and their mobile semi-sentient robotic dinosaur land in Bath, their mission - to discover our alien environment and interact with its inhabitants, delivering a vital message and collecting fuel to allow them to continue on their journey. Oooh errr..robotic dinosaurs...in Bath!! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 11:30

Alex Hofgartner Presents:

Strong Women

Strength of mind? Strength of body? Strength of Purpose? Yes, all of these and more from 3 acro-balancing phenomena More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 11:45

Sarah Slater Presents

Ralph La Wong

Ralph is a parody of traditional music hall entertainment, attempting world record breaking plate spinning….without plates…. More info and booking...

Radstock town centre

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Bedlam Saturday in Somer Valley

Somer Valley Arts Family Day

featuring Outside! NOW!! More info and booking...

FAB 1, 94 Walcot Street

Price: Pay What You Can
Start time: 12:00

Kilter Theatre & University of Bath present

The Cubicle

A theatrical space to ponder & play with cutting-edge research on body image.

Activities of every shape & size! Guest speakers celebrating the amazing body you already have! Workshops for singing, stretching, dancing, laughing... but not changing a thing! Developed in collaboration with University of Bath Psychology Researchers, The Cubicle will have you head over heels with your hiccups & hairy armpits.
Open 12 noon to 10pm

Extra info: Details at kiltertheatre.org

More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Jessica Rost Company present:

Peddlers' Pack

So many things you never saw before'- five hucksters will be hawking the fringes and byways of town: conducting their commerce, making connections, interactions and unforgettable transactions; the like of which you could not ever have imagined possible. Find them before they find you! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

The Milk Float Stage

‘The Milk Float Stage’ is a solar powered mobile music stage, run by singer-songwriter Paul Thompson. Paul gained a Guinness World record with his eco-float (named Bluebell!), after touring from Norfolk to the Edinburgh Fringe and back…at 10mph!!

Paul’s latest venture is the creation of ‘Milk Float TV’ with fellow Bath Spa University MA Songwriter, Andy Jones. MFTV features music sessions, live gigs and interviews with songwriters, all from the back of Bluebell.

The Milk Float Stage will be showcasing some of the fabulous students from Bath Spa’s Commercial Music and Songwriting MA courses, as well as filming some ‘Bedlam Specials’ for MFTV. Come and experience some great moo-sic, once floated, never forgotten!
More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 12:15

Emma Louvelle Presents:

Red Shoes

Artist Emma Louvelle brings Hans Christian Anderson's 'Red Shoes' to life dancing her way around Bedlam propelled by her enchanted shoes. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 12:45

Liberty Rocks present:

The Lost Luggage

3 space explorers and their mobile semi-sentient robotic dinosaur land in Bath, their mission - to discover our alien environment and interact with its inhabitants, delivering a vital message and collecting fuel to allow them to continue on their journey. Oooh errr..robotic dinosaurs...in Bath!! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Curious Company presents:

The Dept of Complaints

Got something to moan about? Is something just not right? Tell it all to our very own Department of Complaints. It MAY get sorted. Then again, it may not. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Sarah Slater Presents

Ralph La Wong

Ralph is a parody of traditional music hall entertainment, attempting world record breaking plate spinning….without plates…. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 13:15

Animystic Productions Presents:

The Hoary Halfling Tavern

Welcome to the Hoary Halfling, the oldest travelling pub this side of Great River! Come and have a drink with the cantankerous bar maid and be regaled with tall tales from our resident Adventurer! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 13:15

Emma Louvelle Presents:

Red Shoes

Artist Emma Louvelle brings Hans Christian Anderson's 'Red Shoes' to life dancing her way around Bedlam propelled by her enchanted shoes. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 13:30

Phil Young Presents

Philentertains

He fell in love with her in the deep sea, but can he fathom how to win her love or will she think him too shallow? An aquatic love story. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 13:45

Jessica Rost Company present:

Peddlers' Pack

So many things you never saw before'- five hucksters will be hawking the fringes and byways of town: conducting their commerce, making connections, interactions and unforgettable transactions; the like of which you could not ever have imagined possible. Find them before they find you! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 14:15

Alex Hofgartner Presents:

Strong Women

Strength of mind? Strength of body? Strength of Purpose? Yes, all of these and more from 3 acro-balancing phenomena More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 15:15

Curious Company presents:

The Dept of Complaints

Got something to moan about? Is something just not right? Tell it all to our very own Department of Complaints. It MAY get sorted. Then again, it may not. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 15:30

Phil Young Presents

Philentertains

He fell in love with her in the deep sea, but can he fathom how to win her love or will she think him too shallow? An aquatic love story. More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 18:30
Doors open: 18:00

Festival of Nature presents

Pop up Wildlife Party

Festival of Nature - After dark! This takeover of Green Park Station will find performers, artists and new technologies joining forces with conservation organisations to create an evening of wildlife surprises! More info and booking...

Walcot Chapel

Price: Free
Start time: 19:30

Live at Walcot Chapel

TseTse Fly Middle-East

and Human Rights Watch

The London-based experimental arts platform, with global roots, Tse Tse Fly Middle East presents curated short films and sound performances. All artists are locally-based but from all over the world, performing in support of human rights and freedom of speech More info and booking...

Sunday 3rd June 2018

FAB 1, 94 Walcot Street

Price: Pay What You Can
Start time: 12:00

Kilter Theatre & University of Bath present

The Cubicle

A theatrical space to ponder & play with cutting-edge research on body image.

Activities of every shape & size! Guest speakers celebrating the amazing body you already have! Workshops for singing, stretching, dancing, laughing... but not changing a thing! Developed in collaboration with University of Bath Psychology Researchers, The Cubicle will have you head over heels with your hiccups & hairy armpits.
Open 12 noon to 10pm

Extra info: Details at kiltertheatre.org

More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Akro Kraks

Boy meets boy or girl? Clown and fool followed by Akro brilliance and a tantalizing striptease for all the family (yes, it is surprising!). Contortion and juggling follow in a bizarre combination of absurdity and audience participation. Everything is rounded off with a breath taking performance of Acrobatic skill leaving the public with their jaw on the floor and their hands clapping. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

The Milk Float Stage

‘The Milk Float Stage’ is a solar powered mobile music stage, run by singer-songwriter Paul Thompson. Paul gained a Guinness World record with his eco-float (named Bluebell!), after touring from Norfolk to the Edinburgh Fringe and back…at 10mph!!

Paul’s latest venture is the creation of ‘Milk Float TV’ with fellow Bath Spa University MA Songwriter, Andy Jones. MFTV features music sessions, live gigs and interviews with songwriters, all from the back of Bluebell.

The Milk Float Stage will be showcasing some of the fabulous students from Bath Spa’s Commercial Music and Songwriting MA courses, as well as filming some ‘Bedlam Specials’ for MFTV. Come and experience some great moo-sic, once floated, never forgotten!

Extra info: Sessions, live gigs and interviews until 5pm

More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Phil Young Presents

Philentertains

He fell in love with her in the deep sea, but can he fathom how to win her love or will she think him too shallow? An aquatic love story. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Curious Company presents:

The Dept of Complaints

Got something to moan about? Is something just not right? Tell it all to our very own Department of Complaints. It MAY get sorted. Then again, it may not. More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Bedlam Sunday

Bath's big outdoor performance day features Bash St. Theatre, Whalley Range Allstars, Ramshacklicious, and many many more - including our New Work Works performers. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Animystic Productions Presents:

The Hoary Halfling Tavern

Welcome to the Hoary Halfling, the oldest travelling pub this side of Great River! Come and have a drink with the cantankerous bar maid and be regaled with tall tales from our resident Adventurer! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Sarah Slater Presents

Ralph La Wong

Ralph is a parody of traditional music hall entertainment, attempting world record breaking plate spinning….without plates…. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Dusty Stray + Stuart Cullen

Folk Noir from Texas and Somerset via Amsterdam & Brighton, these two chaps (DS is, in the modern way, one feller by the name of Jonathan Brown) are great pals and one ca see the attraction. Jonathan is renowned for the beauty of his writing; Stuart has been better known for electronica but this step into the acoustic is an artistic rebirth. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 13:30

Liberty Rocks present:

The Lost Luggage

3 space explorers and their mobile semi-sentient robotic dinosaur land in Bath, their mission - to discover our alien environment and interact with its inhabitants, delivering a vital message and collecting fuel to allow them to continue on their journey. Oooh errr..robotic dinosaurs...in Bath!! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 13:30

Street to the Point

Once again young people from Eastleigh’s The Point Youth Theatre Eastleigh will be parading their fabulous and numerous walkabout comedy en masse. You sure won’t miss them! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 13:30

Jessica Rost Company present:

Peddlers' Pack

So many things you never saw before'- five hucksters will be hawking the fringes and byways of town: conducting their commerce, making connections, interactions and unforgettable transactions; the like of which you could not ever have imagined possible. Find them before they find you! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 14:00

Emma Louvelle Presents:

Red Shoes

Artist Emma Louvelle brings Hans Christian Anderson's 'Red Shoes' to life dancing her way around Bedlam propelled by her enchanted shoes. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 14:30

Dominique Fester Physical Theatre presents:

An Ordinary Place - The Hospital

Dominique Fester Physical Theatre presents ‘The Hospital’, a playful Street Theatre piece which takes us inside the medical world, and the situations encountered there More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 14:30

Alex Hofgartner Presents:

Strong Women

Strength of mind? Strength of body? Strength of Purpose? Yes, all of these and more from 3 acro-balancing phenomena More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 14:45

Akro Kraks

Boy meets boy or girl? Clown and fool followed by Akro brilliance and a tantalizing striptease for all the family (yes, it is surprising!). Contortion and juggling follow in a bizarre combination of absurdity and audience participation. Everything is rounded off with a breath taking performance of Acrobatic skill leaving the public with their jaw on the floor and their hands clapping. More info and booking...

Walcot Chapel

Price: Free
Start time: 15:00

Live at Walcot Chapel

Live Conversation

Artists involved with the exhibition and events informally gather together to talk about their featured work, and to put it in its wider context. Anyone who drops by is welcome to join in the conversation. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 15:00

Street to the Point

Once again young people from Eastleigh’s The Point Youth Theatre Eastleigh will be parading their fabulous and numerous walkabout comedy en masse. You sure won’t miss them! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 15:30

Animystic Productions Presents:

The Hoary Halfling Tavern

Welcome to the Hoary Halfling, the oldest travelling pub this side of Great River! Come and have a drink with the cantankerous bar maid and be regaled with tall tales from our resident Adventurer! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 16:00

Sarah Slater Presents

Ralph La Wong

Ralph is a parody of traditional music hall entertainment, attempting world record breaking plate spinning….without plates…. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 16:00

Curious Company presents:

The Dept of Complaints

Got something to moan about? Is something just not right? Tell it all to our very own Department of Complaints. It MAY get sorted. Then again, it may not. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 16:30

Emma Louvelle Presents:

Red Shoes

Artist Emma Louvelle brings Hans Christian Anderson's 'Red Shoes' to life dancing her way around Bedlam propelled by her enchanted shoes. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 16:30

Alex Hofgartner Presents:

Strong Women

Strength of mind? Strength of body? Strength of Purpose? Yes, all of these and more from 3 acro-balancing phenomena More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 16:30

Jessica Rost Company present:

Peddlers' Pack

So many things you never saw before'- five hucksters will be hawking the fringes and byways of town: conducting their commerce, making connections, interactions and unforgettable transactions; the like of which you could not ever have imagined possible. Find them before they find you! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 17:00

Phil Young Presents

Philentertains

He fell in love with her in the deep sea, but can he fathom how to win her love or will she think him too shallow? An aquatic love story. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 17:30

Dominique Fester Physical Theatre presents:

An Ordinary Place - The Hospital

Dominique Fester Physical Theatre presents ‘The Hospital’, a playful Street Theatre piece which takes us inside the medical world, and the situations encountered there More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 17:45

Street to the Point

Once again young people from Eastleigh’s The Point Youth Theatre Eastleigh will be parading their fabulous and numerous walkabout comedy en masse. You sure won’t miss them! More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 17:45

Liberty Rocks present:

The Lost Luggage

3 space explorers and their mobile semi-sentient robotic dinosaur land in Bath, their mission - to discover our alien environment and interact with its inhabitants, delivering a vital message and collecting fuel to allow them to continue on their journey. Oooh errr..robotic dinosaurs...in Bath!! More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 19:30

Bedlam Cabaret

featuring The Hot Potato Syncopators

In for the evening in our favourite covered open air space, Bedlam Cabaret features faces from the afternoon on the street, plus some extra stunning up & coming artists from the region, all rounded off by a show from the West's most stylish street band.
Full bill to be confirmed on the Bedlam leaflet and website nearer the time. More info and booking...

Monday 4th June 2018

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Eva Abraham

Born in Muswell Hill to Polish mother and Hungarian father, Eva grew up with music in her blood. Fronting touring soul/jazz bands and deep involvement with the original Big Chill, then to a physical and emotional turning-point, she has become a performer of transformative sensitivity & power. More info and booking...

Wednesday 6th June 2018

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Da Fuchaman

with The Fire Blaze Band

A new voice, a new face, and a new energy in Roots Reggae: born and raised in St Ann, Jamaica; currently the most sought after vocal collaborator over in Bristol town; tonight with his young and hungry westcountry band, songs that could have come from the '70s golden age, and sounds of now. More info and booking...

Thursday 7th June 2018

The Museum of Bath at Work

Price: Free
Start time: 19:00

Totem Factotem: Sculpture of the Found and Made

Paul Juillerat

Renowned local sculptor Paul Juillerat will be talking about his latest exhibition of work displayed amongst the cluttered workshop settings of the Museum of Bath at Work. Inspired by and including historical artifacts found in the grounds around his home on Brassknocker Hill. Fascinating. More info and booking...

The Moorfields Inn

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

The Old Town Reclamation String Band present

Skiffle Singalong and other stuff

In association with Bath Songwriters Group

Come along with your voices and acoustic instruments and join in the skiffle, country, folk, rockabilly classics - or just come along. Songsheets with chords will be provided. There will also be original songs from local singer songwriters. More info and booking...

Sunday 10th June 2018

The Museum of Bath at Work

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00
Doors open: 12:00

BAW History Group invites you to

Bath Arts Workshop and Counterculture in the 1970s

Free drop in event with film 1200-1600 hours

Do you remember Bath in the 1970s, the Bath Arts Workshop, the Other Festivals, Comtek? Join us at the Museum of Bath at Work to hear and share stories and film of Bath's groundbreaking counterculture from 50 years ago, soon to be the subject of a book and exhibition (opens April 2019). More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Walcot Sunday at The Bell

Nuala Honan & Claire Northey / Strange Planet / Mustard Brass Band

Walcot Weekend at The Bell brings three new acts from familiar faces: Nuala Honan we know all about round here, Claire Northey plays great fiddle and electronic bits; SP focus around Van Der Graff co-founder Judge Smith, and MB are a New Orleans marching band style combo from the makers of The Jazz Cannibals. Bands at 1pm, 3.30pm and 6pm, till 8pm. For running order see website nearer the time.

Extra info: Bands at 1pm, 3.30pm, 6pm

More info and booking...

Monday 11th June 2018

St James Wine Vaults - Downstairs

Price: pay what you will
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

The Medicine Show Radio Revue Presents

Carrington MacDuffie

plus Fraser Anderson

Austin Indie High Priestess includes Bath Fringe on her 50 date European Tour, described as Carol King meets Grace Jones
Fraser Anderson Hailed by Howard Thompson (Former Head of A&R, Elektra Records) as “the best singer-songwriter I’ve heard in a long time”, the BBC’s Bob Harris as a “truly beautiful voice” and by Rolling Stone Magazine as “one to keep an eye on”, Anderson is a “truly remarkable artist” (BBC Radio Wales). Likened to Damien Rice’s emotionality, Glen Hansard’s crafted storytelling, the intensity of Nick Drake and the lively humour of John Martyn, Anderson stands out in his own right.
If you haven’t heard Anderson’s music yet, you are in for a treat. Words fail to prepare you for the delicate warm and comforting tones of his voice More info and booking...

Thursday 14th June 2018

Parade Gardens

Price: Free
Start time: 10:00
Doors open: 10:00

A celebration of heritage skills

Festival of Iron

Four days of Blacksmithing Action!

This four day festival offers a unique opportunity to witness Master blacksmiths at work as they forge a brand new balustrade for the Parade Gardens bandstand. This striking piece of public art - 'Hammer and Anvil' - is based on an original musical score; it will be donated to the city. 10am - 6pm daily. More info and booking...

Friday 15th June 2018

Parade Gardens

Price: Free
Start time: 10:00
Doors open: 10:00

A celebration of heritage skills

Festival of Iron

Four days of Blacksmithing Action!

This four day festival offers a unique opportunity to witness Master blacksmiths at work as they forge a brand new balustrade for the Parade Gardens bandstand. This striking piece of public art - 'Hammer and Anvil' - is based on an original musical score; it will be donated to the city. 10am - 6pm daily. More info and booking...

Saturday 16th June 2018

Parade Gardens

Price: Free
Start time: 10:00

A celebration of heritage skills

Festival of Iron

Four days of Blacksmithing Action!

This four day festival offers a unique opportunity to witness Master blacksmiths at work as they forge a brand new balustrade for the Parade Gardens bandstand. This striking piece of public art - 'Hammer and Anvil' - is based on an original musical score; it will be donated to the city. 10am - 6pm daily. More info and booking...

Sunday 17th June 2018

Parade Gardens

Price: Free
Start time: 10:00

A celebration of heritage skills

Festival of Iron

Four days of Blacksmithing Action!

This four day festival offers a unique opportunity to witness Master blacksmiths at work as they forge a brand new balustrade for the Parade Gardens bandstand. This striking piece of public art - 'Hammer and Anvil' - is based on an original musical score; it will be donated to the city. 10am - 6pm daily. More info and booking...

Friday 24th May 2019

Green Park Brasserie

Price: Free
Start time: 22:00

Openings Night

Moonshot

If you've wanted a serious c'mon everybody party in Bath or Bristol in the past couple of decades, there's been one name at the top of your shopping list. Horn-heavy Studio 1 ska and early reggae from the '60s is one of the world's favourite goodtimes recipes, and you'd have to walk a long way tonight to find it being done better than by this local institution, through whose ranks many of the city's top players have passed.
More info and booking...

Sunday 26th May 2019

Parade Gardens

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Family Arts Day

The Bath Festival Family Arts Day

The Bath Festival

Get creative with us in Parade Gardens! This year The Bath Festival 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. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Louis Bingham & Griselda Sanderson

Way back in the '90s Gris Sanderson was one of the first people we heard taking the fusion of folk music and electronics out on the road as a working live band, and since then we've heard her get to grips with exotic instruments like the nyckelharpa, and traditions as far away from the frozen north as West Africa (with our friend Amadou) & Morocco. This here is a mother-and-son duo, drawing on their experiences from a travelling circus band all the way through to academia. Special stuff. More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

The Bell - Back bar

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Slackjaw Theatre & Bath Fringe present:

Bath Night

Let us celebrate like the Romans! Socialize, drinks and entertainment!
It's a scratch session, it's a work-in-progress, it's a poetry theme, it's a stand-up challenge. Or just a toe in the water.
Tell us something about Bath (or a bath) in a few minutes. If you like, we can tell you what we thought about it. Or just applaud. We’re inviting some Theatre Industry people so the opinion will be better informed.
To put something in the pool tonight, EMail us on slackjawtheatre@gmail.com by May 10th. More info and booking...

Monday 27th May 2019

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Scott Lavene

Described as "a 21st century take on those maverick genius outsiders that Stiff Records used to release back in the punk wars" and unsurprisingly gaining plenty of 6 Music airtime, Lavene has inveigled himself onto The Bell's stage through the stratagem of grabbing a Bath band (the polyglot Port Erin) to provide the "wonk beats and scuzz riffs" upon which he writes his street stories.
More info and booking...

Tuesday 28th May 2019

Komedia

Price: £3
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Young Somerset & The Cheese and Grain Presents

The Rural Music Network Project Spring Tour 2019

Markus Smith, Patchwork Poet, Elliot Garcia, Swingray, The Frontrunners, Otto Wilde, The Marianas

Experience an eclectic mix of some of Somerset's most awesome up-and-coming music acts from across the County. Featuring: Markus Smith, Patchwork Poet, Elliot Garcia, Swingray, The Frontrunners, Otto Wilde, The Marianas. More info and booking...

Wednesday 29th May 2019

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Bare Souls

Rockin' Soul with a funk backbone from 7-piece fronted by the very self-posessed Florence Pardoe. Playing the right venues in Bristol & Boomtown brought them to our attention and we judged them worthy of yours. The name is more about passion than depression and the vibe is UP. More info and booking...

Saturday 1st June 2019

Southgate & Brunel Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Bath Fringe presents

Bedlam Fair

For more about bedlam fair click here
and scroll down the page for full info.
Supported by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND Lottery Funding. More info and booking...

SouthGate

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Bedlam Fair

The Masqueing Band

Two old men with a sea chest, two sheep, and some cunning disguises. Add a violin, whistles, banjo, some teeny-weeny bits of juggling and some of those catchy olde tyme tunes, and you have a curious street performance, full of wonder, laughter and maybe something quite strange… More info and booking...

Brunel Square

Price: Free
Start time: 13:30

Bedlam Fair

Acrolokos

Take a cup of acrobatics, combines it with a teaspoon of silliness, then a barrelful of antics. Watch as they frantically search for the meaning of love and fame, only to find it in the most unexpected of places. More info and booking...

SouthGate

Price: Free
Start time: 13:30

Bedlam Fair

Sylvia Hunt

Billy Bubbles

She’s a flapper fashionista with a fluff ball to match, but this dog’s no handbag! The daily battle of being a pampered pooch is hard work for a small dog but Billy Bubbles hates bath time like nothing else. More info and booking...

Brunel Square

Price: Free
Start time: 14:00

Bedlam Fair

Jon Hicks

Kickmouse

Gently eccentric, earnestly funny, unspoken, physical & prop based comedy.
Games, challenges, illusions, dancing, magic, contraptions, audience participation
& an obsession with eggs.

More info and booking...

SouthGate

Price: Free
Start time: 14:00

Bedlam Fair

Rost Productions

Pockets of Resistance

Meet these thoroughly forward thinking ladies, who will enlighten and inform you whilst lovingly sewing a pocket of your choice onto your garment while you wait.

More info and booking...

Brunel Square

Price: Free
Start time: 14:30

Bedlam Fair

Bongo Bolero

Dick Danger - Dad Dancer

Witness the worlds loudest juggling routine and marvel as Dick Danger attempts to ascend the chair stack of insanity to balance on his hands high above the ground. More info and booking...

SouthGate

Price: Free
Start time: 14:30

Bedlam Fair

Curious Company

The Disco Litter Queens

The Disco Litter Queens love tidying up and disco music so what could be more groovy than to put the two together. If you bump into them in town, join in and Let’s Pick it Up More info and booking...

Brunel Square

Price: Free
Start time: 15:00

Bedlam Fair

John Teasdale

Raw entertainment from the gravity of the situation – a street juggling show to provide laughter and amazement in all who pass by More info and booking...

SouthGate

Price: Free
Start time: 15:00

Bedlam Fair

The Masqueing Band

Two old men with a sea chest, two sheep, and some cunning disguises. Add a violin, whistles, banjo, some teeny-weeny bits of juggling and some of those catchy olde tyme tunes, and you have a curious street performance, full of wonder, laughter and maybe something quite strange… More info and booking...

Brunel Square

Price: Free
Start time: 15:30

Bedlam Fair

Rost Productions

Pockets of Resistance

Meet these thoroughly forward thinking ladies, who will enlighten and inform you whilst lovingly sewing a pocket of your choice onto your garment while you wait.

More info and booking...

SouthGate

Price: Free
Start time: 15:30

Bedlam Fair

Reeny Roo Raz

Noisy Hoops

With a wooden board, a rug, Irish dancing shoes, and some hula hoops, Darine has a bit of a puzzle to work out ... a heel-stomping, toe-tapping, hoop-spinning, hand-clapping finale is her mission, and she needs your help! More info and booking...

SouthGate

Price: Free
Start time: 16:00

Bedlam Fair

Jon Hicks

Kickmouse

Gently eccentric, earnestly funny, unspoken, physical & prop based comedy.
Games, challenges, illusions, dancing, magic, contraptions, audience participation
& an obsession with eggs.

More info and booking...

Brunel Square

Price: Free
Start time: 16:30

Bedlam Fair

Bongo Bolero

Dick Danger - Dad Dancer

Witness the worlds loudest juggling routine and marvel as Dick Danger attempts to ascend the chair stack of insanity to balance on his hands high above the ground. More info and booking...

SouthGate

Price: Free
Start time: 16:30

Bedlam Fair

Curious Company

The Disco Litter Queens

The Disco Litter Queens love tidying up and disco music so what could be more groovy than to put the two together. If you bump into them in town, join in and Let’s Pick it Up More info and booking...

St James Wine Vaults - Downstairs

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Klaus White & Chortle award winner Ben Robson in

The Daft

With MC Darren Lerigo & Other Alternative Comics

The Daft are a revolving group of comics who tour the country bringing their own brand of silly comedy to those who want to laugh. If you need a break from being serious, come and join The Daft for an hour. With Klaus White, 3rd in Bath New Act Competition 2018. More comics to be announced. More info and booking...

Sunday 2nd June 2019

Sawclose, Kingsmead Square & Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Bath Fringe presents

Bedlam Fair

For more about bedlam fair click here
and scroll down the page for full info.
Supported by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND Lottery Funding. More info and booking...

Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Bedlam Fair

Safetycatch Theatre

Doctor! Doctor!!

An Ambulance. A Medical Team. A Farcical Epic – Mid Epidemic. The satirical slapstick medical roadshow – part DIY surgery demonstration gone wrong, part old time travelling medicine show. A farcical love triangle in a clapped out ambulance in the middle of an epidemic. This accidental emergency medical team is the front line of the NHS, forming SOS Squad – in an effort to stop the spread of the infection they are calling The Malady. Symptoms are many and varied. You are probably contaminated. Do not be alarmed. Possibly the last Doctor, Nurse and
Paramedic left standing desperately trying to treat the waiting room full of audience before it’s too late. SOS Squad are here to help.


More info and booking...

Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Bedlam Fair

Mufti Games

One Kid and their Dog

Sheep are on the loose! Only the shepherds and their hapless sheepdog Patch can prevent certain chaos. The street becomes our playing field and street furniture our obstacle course in this physical, cooperative game for younger children and their families. More info and booking...

Stall Street / Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Bedlam Fair

The Pinkertons

Kimberly Moore’s songs immerse you in a world of the bizarre yet familiar and her voice haunts with honesty and beauty. Su Hart’s deliver interestingly uncomfortable messages coated in jolliness. More info and booking...

Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Bedlam Fair

The Masqueing Band

Two old men with a sea chest, two sheep, and some cunning disguises. Add a violin, whistles, banjo, some teeny-weeny bits of juggling and some of those catchy olde tyme tunes, and you have a curious street performance, full of wonder, laughter and maybe something quite strange…

Extra info: This is a roaming performance.

More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Reverend James

The afterlife of Cardiff institution Railroad Bill has made for a few bonuses to balance the blues, and one of those is the first Western Swing band we've had in here in several years, and that at least is a very good thing. Described as "jazz with a cowboy hat on", Western Swing - greatest exponents Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - is one of those side-roads in American Music that a few more should have explored and the maps are still worth studying.
More info and booking...

Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Bedlam Fair

Curious Company

The Disco Litter Queens

The Disco Litter Queens love tidying up and disco music so what could be more groovy than to put the two together. If you bump into them in town, join in and Let’s Pick it Up More info and booking...

Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 13:30

Bedlam Fair

John Teasdale

Raw entertainment from the gravity of the situation – a street juggling show to provide laughter and amazement in all who pass by More info and booking...

Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 13:30

Bedlam Fair

Sylvia Hunt

Billy Bubbles

She’s a flapper fashionista with a fluff ball to match, but this dog’s no handbag! The daily battle of being a pampered pooch is hard work for a small dog but Billy Bubbles hates bath time like nothing else. More info and booking...

Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 13:30

Bedlam Fair

Rost Productions

Pockets of Resistance

Meet these thoroughly forward thinking ladies, who will enlighten and inform you whilst lovingly sewing a pocket of your choice onto your garment while you wait.

More info and booking...

Stall Street / Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 13:30

Bedlam Fair

Jon Hicks

Kickmouse

Gently eccentric, earnestly funny, unspoken, physical & prop based comedy.
Games, challenges, illusions, dancing, magic, contraptions, audience participation
& an obsession with eggs.

More info and booking...

Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 14:00

Bedlam Fair

Acrolokos

Take a cup of acrobatics, combines it with a teaspoon of silliness, then a barrelful of antics. Watch as they frantically search for the meaning of love and fame, only to find it in the most unexpected of places. More info and booking...

Stall Street / Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 14:00

Bedlam Fair

Tangled Feet

That Parking Show

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and people getting angry about parking spaces. But what really fuels the road rage? Come and witness a hilarious, acrobatic and absurdist mix of parking row meets full-blown war.
More info and booking...

Sawclose, Kingsmead Square & Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 14:30

Bedlam Fair

Das Brass

This London based 8 piece Brass Ensemble mix modern tracks with New Orleans influences to create an up-beat and lively sound that will spread smiles and dance moves across the party. More info and booking...

Stall Street / Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 14:30

Bedlam Fair

Brave Bold Drama

Look out for The Monitors, The Poets and The People’s Protection League – they’re all here to help you have a better life. More info and booking...

Stall Street / Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 14:30

Bedlam Fair

John Teasdale

Raw entertainment from the gravity of the situation – a street juggling show to provide laughter and amazement in all who pass by More info and booking...

Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 14:30

Bedlam Fair

Mimbre

Lifted

Lifted is a collection of funny, poetic and surprising moments, which explore in different ways what it means when one body is carried by another. Or when one person carries two people. Or when a person doesn’t want to be carried. Or when three people find the perfect balance. More info and booking...

Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 14:30

Bedlam Fair

Reeny Roo Raz

Noisy Hoops

With a wooden board, a rug, Irish dancing shoes, and some hula hoops, Darine has a bit of a puzzle to work out ... a heel-stomping, toe-tapping, hoop-spinning, hand-clapping finale is her mission, and she needs your help! More info and booking...

Sawclose, Kingsmead Square & Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 15:00

Bedlam Fair

Cocoloco

Your chance to have the best experience of your life... More info and booking...

Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 15:00

Bedlam Fair

Mufti Games

One Kid and their Dog

Sheep are on the loose! Only the shepherds and their hapless sheepdog Patch can prevent certain chaos. The street becomes our playing field and street furniture our obstacle course in this physical, cooperative game for younger children and their families. More info and booking...

Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 15:00

Bedlam Fair

The Masqueing Band

Two old men with a sea chest, two sheep, and some cunning disguises. Add a violin, whistles, banjo, some teeny-weeny bits of juggling and some of those catchy olde tyme tunes, and you have a curious street performance, full of wonder, laughter and maybe something quite strange… More info and booking...

Stall Street / Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 15:30

Bedlam Fair

Animystic

Hessie & Kalli

A mischievous walkabout of gigantic proportions. These sisters just want to explore.

Extra info: This is a roaming performance.

More info and booking...

Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 15:30

Bedlam Fair

Safetycatch Theatre

Doctor! Doctor!!

An Ambulance. A Medical Team. A Farcical Epic – Mid Epidemic. The satirical slapstick medical roadshow – part DIY surgery demonstration gone wrong, part old time travelling medicine show. A farcical love triangle in a clapped out ambulance in the middle of an epidemic. This accidental emergency medical team is the front line of the NHS, forming SOS Squad – in an effort to stop the spread of the infection they are calling The Malady. Symptoms are many and varied. You are probably contaminated. Do not be alarmed. Possibly the last Doctor, Nurse and
Paramedic left standing desperately trying to treat the waiting room full of audience before it’s too late. SOS Squad are here to help.


More info and booking...

Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 16:00

Bedlam Fair

Jon Hicks

Kickmouse

Gently eccentric, earnestly funny, unspoken, physical & prop based comedy.
Games, challenges, illusions, dancing, magic, contraptions, audience participation
& an obsession with eggs.

More info and booking...

Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 16:30

Bedlam Fair

Acrolokos

Take a cup of acrobatics, combines it with a teaspoon of silliness, then a barrelful of antics. Watch as they frantically search for the meaning of love and fame, only to find it in the most unexpected of places. More info and booking...

Stall Street / Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 16:30

Bedlam Fair

Rost Productions

Pockets of Resistance

Meet these thoroughly forward thinking ladies, who will enlighten and inform you whilst lovingly sewing a pocket of your choice onto your garment while you wait.

Extra info: This is a roaming performance.

More info and booking...

Stall Street / Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 17:00

Bedlam Fair

Tangled Feet

That Parking Show

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and people getting angry about parking spaces. But what really fuels the road rage? Come and witness a hilarious, acrobatic and absurdist mix of parking row meets full-blown war.
More info and booking...

Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 17:00

Bedlam Fair

Sylvia Hunt

Billy Bubbles

She’s a flapper fashionista with a fluff ball to match, but this dog’s no handbag! The daily battle of being a pampered pooch is hard work for a small dog but Billy Bubbles hates bath time like nothing else. More info and booking...

Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 17:00

Bedlam Fair

Reeny Roo Raz

Noisy Hoops

With a wooden board, a rug, Irish dancing shoes, and some hula hoops, Darine has a bit of a puzzle to work out ... a heel-stomping, toe-tapping, hoop-spinning, hand-clapping finale is her mission, and she needs your help! More info and booking...

Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 17:00

Bedlam Fair

The Masqueing Band

Two old men with a sea chest, two sheep, and some cunning disguises. Add a violin, whistles, banjo, some teeny-weeny bits of juggling and some of those catchy olde tyme tunes, and you have a curious street performance, full of wonder, laughter and maybe something quite strange… More info and booking...

Stall Street / Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 17:30

Bedlam Fair

Curious Company

The Disco Litter Queens

The Disco Litter Queens love tidying up and disco music so what could be more groovy than to put the two together. If you bump into them in town, join in and Let’s Pick it Up

Extra info: This is a roaming performance.

More info and booking...

Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 17:30

Bedlam Fair

Animystic

Hessie & Kalli

A mischievous walkabout of gigantic proportions. These sisters just want to explore. More info and booking...

Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 17:30

Bedlam Fair

John Teasdale

Raw entertainment from the gravity of the situation – a street juggling show to provide laughter and amazement in all who pass by More info and booking...

Stall Street / Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 18:00

Bedlam Fair

Bongo Bolero

Dick Danger - Dad Dancer

Witness the worlds loudest juggling routine and marvel as Dick Danger attempts to ascend the chair stack of insanity to balance on his hands high above the ground. More info and booking...

Stall Street / Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 18:00

Bedlam Fair

Brave Bold Drama

Look out for The Monitors, The Poets and The People’s Protection League – they’re all here to help you have a better life. More info and booking...

Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 18:00

Bedlam Fair

Mimbre

Lifted

Lifted is a collection of funny, poetic and surprising moments, which explore in different ways what it means when one body is carried by another. Or when one person carries two people. Or when a person doesn’t want to be carried. Or when three people find the perfect balance. More info and booking...

Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 18:00

Bedlam Fair

Mufti Games

One Kid and their Dog

Sheep are on the loose! Only the shepherds and their hapless sheepdog Patch can prevent certain chaos. The street becomes our playing field and street furniture our obstacle course in this physical, cooperative game for younger children and their families. More info and booking...

Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 18:00

Bedlam Fair

Rost Productions

Pockets of Resistance

Meet these thoroughly forward thinking ladies, who will enlighten and inform you whilst lovingly sewing a pocket of your choice onto your garment while you wait.

More info and booking...

Monday 3rd June 2019

Meet at Saracen's Head pub

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00
Doors open: 12:00

The History Game

By Walkie Talkie Tours

An irreverent romp around the City, tracing the route of the old Roman wall that once encircled the ancient site of Bath. Immerse yourselves in re-enactments, learn about the city, who lived here and what they said and did, all whilst playing a game of True or False. Meet at The Saracen's Head on Broad Street. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Joan Davis & Friends

Erstwhile queen of Bath Jazz returns to re-claim her crown. We’ve missed her. With Joan (vox), the sublime Tony Remy (guitar), Anders Olinder (keys), Andy Tween (drums/perc.), Nick Cohen (bass). More info and booking...

Tuesday 4th June 2019

Meet at Saracen's Head pub

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

The History Game

By Walkie Talkie Tours

An irreverent romp around the City, tracing the route of the old Roman wall that once encircled the ancient site of Bath. Immerse yourselves in re-enactments, learn about the city, who lived here and what they said and did, all whilst playing a game of True or False. Meet at The Saracen's Head on Broad Street. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Razzomo

Two of the key personalities from Bristol/festival favourites Mr Tea & The Minions, playing a set with some of the same influences as the bigger band, with a bit more subtlety but no less energy. Full of the joys of busking and being close to your audience. More info and booking...

Wednesday 5th June 2019

Meet at Saracen's Head pub

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

The History Game

By Walkie Talkie Tours

An irreverent romp around the City, tracing the route of the old Roman wall that once encircled the ancient site of Bath. Immerse yourselves in re-enactments, learn about the city, who lived here and what they said and did, all whilst playing a game of True or False. Meet at The Saracen's Head on Broad Street. More info and booking...

The Moorfields Inn

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

The Old Town Reclamation String Band together with Bath Songwriters Group present

A Skiffle Sing-Along and Other Stuff - Again

Sing along to skiffle, country, folk and rockabilly classics with The Old Town Reclamation String Band, and listen to original songs from Bath Songwriters Group. Bring your voices and acoustic instruments and join in - or just come and be entertained. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Los Gusanos

Guitar-based Latin, not the most common flavour on The Bell's stage tho' it has a lot of traction on the other side of the Atlantic. The drums & perc. are really special too. From the same stable as Bell favourites born-again blues rockers Belle Day, LGs share with them the uncanny alchemy that can make you believe again in the oldest tricks of the trade.
More info and booking...

Friday 7th June 2019

St James Wine Vaults - Upstairs (gallery room)

Price: Pay what you want
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 20:30

Dylan Dodds and Friends (Friends Not Included)

Edinburgh Preview

For 4 years, Dylan Dodds (comedian) has written a blog about Friends (sitcom) every 2 weeks. Now he presents his findings so far… How have things changed since the 90s? How does his life compare to Friends? And is the show still even any good?? More info and booking...

Saturday 8th June 2019

St James Wine Vaults - Upstairs (gallery room)

Price: Pay what you want
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 20:30

Dylan Dodds and Friends (Friends Not Included)

Edinburgh Preview

For 4 years, Dylan Dodds (comedian) has written a blog about Friends (sitcom) every 2 weeks. Now he presents his findings so far… How have things changed since the 90s? How does his life compare to Friends? And is the show still even any good?? More info and booking...

Sunday 9th June 2019

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Lawrie Duckworth

The most musically creative (if not the most prolific) of his own Walcot generation, Lawrie's great songwriting has fuelled dozens of shows and a fine album of The Duckworths, and more recently a solo career with a lot of work Stateside. This gig is to celebrate the end of recording of his newest album, and will feature some old friends and maybe a few faces from The Playgroup, where he rules every Thursday night out back.
More info and booking...

The Bell - Back bar

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Walcot Arts Weekend

Sunday Afternoon Pictures

As The Bell's contribution to the Bath Arts Workshop History project, and to complement the Outswide! NOW!! interactive theatre project that will be roaming the street outside, The Bell Back Bar will host a number of professionally-shot films from the '70s Arts Festivals (Arts Council & BBC material as well as Workshop Films) and associated material - programme TBC but material will get shown more than once so drop in and see what you catch.
More info and booking...

Walcot Street

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Walcot Street Theatre

Cocoloco

Dr Yaya

The Natural Theatre Co and invited artists Cocoloco have been working with a cast of volunteer performers to bring Walcot Street alive with exciting and outrageous promemade theatre. Dr Yaya: A mashup of all flamboyant dictators - he’s a paranoid clown with a benevolent smile; a saint with a Puckish grin; and he’s here to take over the street with Lady YaYa, his exuberant side-kick. More info and booking...

Walcot Street

Price: Free
Start time: 15:30

Walcot Street Theatre

Cocoloco

Dr Yaya

The Natural Theatre Co and invited artists Cocoloco have been working with a cast of volunteer performers to bring Walcot Street alive with exciting and outrageous promemade theatre. Dr Yaya: A mashup of all flamboyant dictators - he’s a paranoid clown with a benevolent smile; a saint with a Puckish grin; and he’s here to take over the street with Lady YaYa, his exuberant side-kick. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

The 2nd Annual...

Hat & Feather Forever

Playgroup's Greatest Hits

Convened last Fringe to fill a date that had fallen apart, this turned into one of the hits of trhe festival, at least for the generation who started The Playgroup back in the latter days of The Hat & Feather, bringing us the likes of Zen Hussies, ShakShak, Hanover St., Hodmadoddery, Brian Mad, and a hundred mysterious visitors we would never see again. Which of those luminaries will make it tonight is as unpredictable as it ever was, but you can be sure something unprecedented will happen.
Dedicated to Johnny Rench and Phil 'just wanna be like Jimi Hendrix'. More info and booking...