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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...

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...

44AD

Price: Free
Start time: 11:00

Walking not Drowning

with Richard White

, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Saturday 11th 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...

Sunday 12th 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...

Saturday 27th May 2017

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: £10 (plus £3 drum hire if needed)
Start time: 15:00

Amadou Diagne

Djembe Workshop

Beginner/Intermediate level Djembe workshop. Connect to some new rhythms that - however simple or complicated - end up as an exciting whole experience within the group.
Bring your own drum or pre-book one for loan (£3 extra) if available. More info and booking...

Thursday 1st June 2017

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £6 / £5 Concs excluding workshop
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

James Rippingale

Guitar on a Summer Evening

Preceded by Guitar Workshop (book workshop separately)

Join award winning classical guitarist James Rippingale as he makes his Bath debut with a programme of musical delights and guitar favourites featuring pieces by J. S. Bach along with his own unique compositions, and ending with a musical journey through the heart of Spain.

Extra info: Full disabled access

More info and booking...

Friday 25th May 2018

Crystal Palace pub - Outside, in Abbey Green

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:50

Back By Popular Demand

The Bath Pub Tour

An Insider's Guide to Bath's Best Boozers

A charming local's guide to the best secret drinking holes in town. A 90-minute witty walkabout through Bath's Drinking History with round after round of fascinating facts delivered in a tongue-in-cheek Pub Quiz format. Come ready with a winning Team Name. Prizes to be won!

Extra info: 30 minutes walking / >75 mins standing

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...

Crystal Palace pub - Outside, in Abbey Green

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:50

Back By Popular Demand

The Bath Pub Tour

An Insider's Guide to Bath's Best Boozers

A charming local's guide to the best secret drinking holes in town. A 90-minute witty walkabout through Bath's Drinking History with round after round of fascinating facts delivered in a tongue-in-cheek Pub Quiz format. Come ready with a winning Team Name. Prizes to be won!

Extra info: 30 minutes walking / >75 minutes standing.

More info and booking...

Saturday 2nd June 2018

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...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 14:20

DotComedy

The Chain

Somer Valley Arts Family Day

The Chain is a random sequence of slapstick blunders that develops into a comic disaster – with hilarious results that catch the audience by surprise.

More info and booking...

Sunday 3rd June 2018

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Price: £9
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:40

OOOH ARRR Productions presents

Murdery Mystery on the SS Great Britain

Written by Jack Turner

The year is 2018 and The SS Great Britain is about to embark upon a new journey. However, as soon as the ship departs there is something untoward. Five high profile guests are aboard this ship, however one of them goes mysteriously missing. It is up to YOU to solve the mystery. 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...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Price: £8 / £6 concs
Start time: 20:00

Old Bag Theatre Company supports

The Big Oh!

sex ed on the back of the bus

School's out. Professional sex ed. escapes the classroom and gets on the bus for a lesson you'll not forget. Can 'blue ball' kill you? How much stuff actually comes out? How DO you have sex in a wheelchair? What IS non-binary?? Bring your smartphone to get involved.

Extra info: some adult content

More info and booking...

Friday 8th June 2018

Crystal Palace pub - Outside, in Abbey Green

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:50

Back By Popular Demand

The Bath Pub Tour

An Insider's Guide to Bath's Best Boozers

A charming local's guide to the best secret drinking holes in town. A 90-minute witty walkabout through Bath's Drinking History with round after round of fascinating facts delivered in a tongue-in-cheek Pub Quiz format. Come ready with a winning Team Name. Prizes to be won!

Extra info: includes 30 mins walking / > 75 mins standing

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...

Saturday 25th May 2019

Walcot Chapel

Price: £5 suggested donation
Start time: 13:00

Broken Spectacles present

The Feast

The Wedding of Cupid & Psyche

Together with their families,
Psyche and Cupid
Request the pleasure of your company on their special day at 1pm/5pm at The Walcot Chapel
Curry, drinks and merriment to follow
PS: please bring your favourite piece of crockery and spoon
An interactive piece of theatrical joy, love and heartbreak by Broken Spectacles
Suitable for ages 7+ More info and booking...

Walcot Chapel

Price: £5 suggested donation
Start time: 17:00

Broken Spectacles present

The Feast

The Wedding of Cupid & Psyche

Together with their families,
Psyche and Cupid
Request the pleasure of your company on their special day at 1pm/5pm at The Walcot Chapel
Curry, drinks and merriment to follow
PS: please bring your favourite piece of crockery and spoon
An interactive piece of theatrical joy, love and heartbreak by Broken Spectacles
Suitable for ages 7+ 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Saturday 8th June 2019

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 14:00

Saturday at The Bell

Walcot Arts Weekend

In the spirit of the Walcot Community print shop, we have invited Mr Simon Rigby back for the weekend - to play with letterpress and screen print behind The Bell, as the Bruno & Mick Saturday afternoon DJ summit gets into the swing (and indeed the shimmy and the slamdance). The Pink Milkfloat's work is all round The Bell, and the houses of the cognoscenti, here's your chance to make your own. Plus other diversions yet to be announced. More info and booking...

Sunday 9th June 2019

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...

The Museum of Bath at Work

Price: Free
Start time: 14:00

Exhibition and workshops created by Bath Arts Workshop

Brilliant or Bonkers?

Counterculture of the 70’s in Bath

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the initial set–up of Bath Arts Workshop/Comtek and to celebrate the anniversary The Museum of Work at Bath presents an archive exhibition and workshop programme, with the participation of community energy / climate emergency groups, repair cafes and recycle / reuse projects active in Bath today. 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...