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What's on | Jayde Adams | Jennifer Saunders Fine and alfresco dining guides Summer recipes | Bath's beer gardens Music | The Human League @InBath Days out in Bath | Property Inbathmag and much, much more






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July August


Here comes summer


What's on | Jayde Adams | Jennifer Saunders Fine and alfresco dining guides Summer recipes | Bath's beer gardens Music | The Human League @InBath Days out in Bath | Property and much, much more Inbathmag

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food and drink

This summer sees a season jam-packed with the best events, exhibitions, festivals and shows the city has to offer.

This issues food and drink section takes a look at ďŹ ne dining and alfresco dining locations. You will never be short of options when it comes to dining outside, in and around the city, and we have highlighted just some of the best places to soak up the sun, or take in the stars.

We preview the Autumn programme at The Forum, speak to both Jennifer Saunders and Jayde Adams about performing in Bath, as well as two more fantastic competitions where you can win tickets to see The Life I Lead and The Argument at the Theatre Royal Bath.

We also ask a couple of our local chefs to give us some tempting dishes for you try out this summer.


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Our music feature will include local listings of some of the great names coming to the city.

The summer holidays; seven weeks of keeping the little ones entertained as well as continuing to feed their need for learning. Love them or loathe them, these two months can create memories that last a lifetime for both children and parents alike.

Our property section will get expert opinion on how the local market is currently performing for those looking to move or improve.

After last issues interview with Rock legend, Clean Bandit, we have the pleasure of not only catching up with The Human League, who perform at the Bath Racecourse this September, but give you an opportunity to win tickets to see the show.

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Vanessa Redgrave

Michael Palin

Here Come The Boys

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13 July Russell Howard and Friends Theatre Royal Russell Howard performs a one-off comedy show to raise money for the Bath Rugby Foundation.

5 July Barry Steele & Friends: The Roy Orbison Story Bath Forum He’s the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, yet Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music. Time: 7.30pm Prices: £23.50 (+ booking fee per ticket) 7 July Bath 5K and 10K Run For Life Royal Victoria Park his is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research. Time: 9am and 11am Prices: Adult: £14.99, Children: £10.00 Young Adult: £14.99, Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed 7 July Michael Palin Theatre Royal To celebrate the paperback publication of Erebus: The Story of A Ship, Monty Python star and much-loved television globe-trotter Michael Palin announces a brand new oneman stage show. Time: 7.30pm Prices: £34.50 / £31.50 plus booking fee

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11 July– 3 Aug Vanessa Redgrave: Vienna 1934 – Munich 1938 Ustinov Theatre In the late 1930s, the illustrious actor Michael Redgrave became close friends with the celebrated poet Stephen Spender. Through their families’ notebooks, journals and memoirs, and Stephen’s poems,Vanessa Redgrave discovers the love affairs that they remembered, and the hopes and fears of a generation that confronted the rise of fascism in Europe. Among these was the German writer, Thomas Mann. Times and prices vary, see website for details. 11 July Here Come The Boys Tour Bath Forum Three of the biggest rock stars of dance combine their incredible talents in a brandnew show. Watch Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez battle it out on the dance floor. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, please see website for details. 13 July Bath Carnival Bath Carnival transforms the streets of Bath with a free Carnival procession throughout the city centre and a one day festival in one of the city's beautiful parks.

Russell Howard is one of the UK’s most successful comedians, appearing as a regular on Mock the Week before writing and starring in his own shows Russell Howard’s Good News and The Russell Howard Hour, as well as performing stand-up worldwide. Time: 7.30pm Prices: £ 46.50 14 July Edinburgh Preview: Matt Forde and Garrett Millerick Komedia Matt Forde: Ultra-topical comedy and presenter of Unspun. As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week, The One Show and Question Time. Now with added Trump. Garrett Millerick: is an acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and director. He is an increasing force to be reckoned with on the UK Circuit and In the few short years since debuting in new act competitions he has established a reputation as one of the stand out live acts of his generation. Time: 7.30pm Prices: £9.00 15 July Edinburgh Preview: Juliette Burton and Aaron Simmonds Komedia Juliette Burton: Award-winning comedian

Rupert Everett in Uncle Vanya

Juliette is full of contradictions: pessimistic optimist? Introverted extrovert? Successful failure? Masculine or feminine? Happy or sad? Mentally ill or healthy? Aaron Simmonds: Join the 2017 BBC New Comedy Award finalist and wheelchair enthusiast as he tells you about how his first paid gig led to him performing on BBC2 a year later, and what happens when you are being trolled online for not being disabled enough. Time: 7.00pm Prices: £ 9.00 16 July Edinburgh Preview: Olga Koch and John Hastings Komedia Fresh off her BBC Radio 4 Special, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Olga Koch is back! This time, the acclaimed stand up tells a love story through the medium of computer programming (which she studied at university, and, like, barely ever brings up). Comedy Central’s John Hastings started from the bottom (Canada), then moved to the bottom (Britain), and has found a new bottom (America). Currently bottoming out, John is back to talk about the highs (read: none) and lows (read: many) of the past year. Time: 7.30pm Prices: £ 9.00 17 July Edinburgh Preview: Pierre Nouvelle and Jonny and the Baptists Komedia Pierre is a correspondent on BBC2’s The Mash Report hosted by Nish Kumar and

Milton Jones

performed on the most recent series of Stand Up Central on Comedy Central. Musical satirists Jonny & the Baptists – real names Jonny Donahoe & Paddy Gervers – are among the hottest musical comedy acts on the UK scene, regularly appearing on TV, radio, at festivals and most recently a 50date UK tour of their hit show “Eat The Poor”. Time: 7.30pm Prices: £ 9.00 18 July Edinburgh Preview: Catherine Bohart and Stuart Goldsmith Komedia Catherine Bohart: Fresh from “the sort of perfectly structured Edinburgh debut you always hope for and rarely get to see” (The Times, ****), Catherine Bohart has some new jokes she’d like to try. The undercoat, base coat or petticoat of what may one day be a show. Stu ties his hair back like Moana and gets to it. Openhearted, honest and *guaranteed* potentially funny. Time: 7.30pm Prices: £ 9.00 18 July – 3 Aug Uncle Vanya Theatre Royal Rupert Everett returns to Bath with one of Chekhov’s great theatrical masterpieces which he will also be directing in a new version especially commissioned by Theatre Royal Bath from leading playwright and screenwriter, David Hare. Times and prices vary, see website for details.

19 July Milton Jones Wiltshire Music Centre Milton Jones reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo. But this is also a love story with a twist, or at least a really bad sprain. Time: 8pm Prices: £ 15.00 20 July Vegan Festival Bath Pavilion Bath Vegan Festival will see 60+ fantastic stalls, world food caterers, exciting cookery demos and inspirational talks running throughout the day at Bath Pavilion. Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm Prices: £ 3.00 (or £15.00 VIP ticket) 21 July Edinburgh Preview: Cally Beaton and Alex Fox Komedia A laugh-laden, unflinching look at the business of being an adult. Cally (as seen on QI) nearly died in Iceland (country, not shop) and here, she relives that journey into snowcapped desolation. In 2011, Alexander Fox left school and went to music college, where he began an illicit affair with his drum teacher, Mrs Richardson. Their lives became intertwined, then increasingly dark and dangerous, as Alexander learned a few more lessons up at college than he’d anticipated. Time: 7.30pm Prices: £ 9.00

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what's on 24 July Edinburgh Preview: Sophie Duker and Jayde Adams Komedia As a “sexy-cerebral comedy underdog” she is quickly establishing herself as one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit. In 2018 Sophie starred in a comedy pilot for Channel 4 called Riot Girls, as well as a new pilot for Comedy Central UK called What I Wish I’d Said. Award-winning comedian and proud Bristolian Jayde Adams is an uncut gem; a force of nature; dangerous and unafraid; the future.. it’s safe to say that when Dawn French says “Jayde Adams is the 3rd funniest woman in the world. Fact,” she might just be onto something. Time: 7.30pm Prices: £ 9.00 25 – 27 July The Waiting Room The Egg Do you know where you’re going? What you’re doing next? What’s your five-year plan? As the summertime tourists begin to flock, the fresh-faced, polo shirt-sporting employees of Bath’s beleaguered Adventure Tours™ have it all in front of them. Which might just be the problem. Times and prices vary, see website for details. 24 July Edinburgh Preview: Phil Nichol and Lucy Porter Komedia ‘Too Much’ follows the roller coaster ride of Phil’s hilarious relationship with the modern world. And what a confounding, hilarious and messed up world it is. It’s too much. At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box, and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot. Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on. Time: 7.30pm Prices: £ 9.00 7 – 24 Aug The Argument Theatre Royal It was supposed to be a fun night out at the cinema for Meredith and Pip. But Meredith hated the film and Pip didn’t. Now it’s turned into an argument – the perfect opportunity to share their differences. Times and prices vary, see website for details. 27 – 31 Aug The Life I Lead Theatre Royal Best remembered for his performance as Mr Banks in Disney’s classic Mary Poppins, David Tomlinson was renowned for paying the classic English gent, forthright,proper, and a loveable fool. Times and prices vary, see website for details.

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Outdoor Theatre Season at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells

Be a hero!

July – August 2019

Help raise money for Dorothy House Hospice Care

This Summer, let yourself be entertained in the picturesque surroundings of The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, with a choice of fabulous outdoor theatre performances.

Our Hospice Care Hero Walk takes place on 7 September and is an exciting NEW event in the stunning grounds of the Newton Park, Bath Spa University Campus with lakes, a castle and beautiful views. Participants can choose a 1km, 5km or 10km route that passes through exciting hero-themed zones. Dress up as your favourite superhero, use the walk to remember a special hero in your life or walk to celebrate the heroes providing care at Dorothy House.

Held on the South Lawn, with a backdrop of the 13th century ruins of the Great Hall, it’s the perfect combination for a memorable night out. This year’s programme kicks off in July with a visit from Palace favourites The Pantaloons. On 5th July they will bring their vibrant sense of fun to Jane Austen’s classic ‘Sense and Sensibility’. This funny, fast-paced and faithful new adaptation from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company features live music, audience interaction, romance and heartbreak. Later in the month, on Sunday 28th July, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present their authentic version of Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Celebrating 425 years since the original company was created, and the 15th birthday of the modern troupe, this brilliant company will perform Shakespeare as he intended it to be seen; all male, in the open air and in full Elizabethan costume with traditional music and dance. Enjoy this supernatural comedy of mischievous fairies, confused lovers and rude mechanicals in an intoxicating tale of clarity found from chaos, as tangled love gives way to happily ever afters! On Sunday 4th August, Boxtree Productions bring ‘The Legend of King Arthur’ to the 13th century Palace in a match made in heaven of medieval folklore on the ancient isle of Avalon. Arthur discovers his prophecy; destined to pull the sword from the stone and unite Britain. With Merlin and his Knights by his side, will Arthur be able to reunite Britain and thwart the evil plans of Morgan le Fay? This production is suitable for all the family and includes original songs and magical storytelling to keep all ages entranced. To finish the season, join Heartbreak Productions on Friday 16th August for an adaptation of Emily Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights’, a haunting tale of two restless souls as wild and untamed as the bleak Yorkshire moors. A tale of love and passionate bonds; when the lovers are driven apart by Cathy’s ambition for social elevation, Heathcliff turns vengeful and sets out to enact a torturous scheme of revenge on the next generation of Earnshaws. All productions begin at 6:30pm and audiences are invited to bring a picnic blanket or low-backed seating along with their own picnic and drinks. The performances will take place regardless of the weather, so do dress appropriately! For further details and ticket prices visit

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Why get involved?

There’s a myth that hospices are just places to die. In truth, our job is to help everyone live their life to its fullest potential. By connecting with people earlier after their diagnosis, we can help them achieve their personal goals – no matter how big or small. We believe in creating memories and encourage people to explore their wishes, thoughts and fears so they can make informed plans for themselves and their loved ones. For us, a ‘good death’ means leaving the world at peace, with dignity and supported by compassionate care. To help people achieve the best death possible, we provide outstanding care and support, when it matters most. Our work touches so many lives and is completely free of charge. Without heroes like you, Dorothy House Hospice Care simply couldn’t operate. Our goal is to help more people and deliver care when it’s really needed by patients and their families.

Your sponsorship in action:

£28 could pay for an hour’s time of a Nurse Specialist, delivering care to patients in our community. £180 could pay for a full night of a Hospice at Home carer’s time, allowing a patient’s family to get some much-needed rest. Or why not get a team together and set yourself a goal of raising £2500 all together and this could provide 24 hours of nursing and health care assistant’s time on our Inpatient Unit.

Sign up today using the exclusive InBath Magazine discount code IBHW19 in July and be a Hospice Care Hero!




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Komedia interview

about how someone with this accent doesn't often get treated seriously, I imagine many Westcountry folk will relate to that and I want to start being taken seriously. It's a wider conversation on how the UK has a huge class divide and how that might affect ones upbringing and affect the way they may behave. Don't worry, it'll be very funny as well. What (or who) got you into comedy? My favourite comedians are; George Carlin, Richard Prior, Hans Teeuwen, Bo Burnham, Maria Bamford, Steve Hughes, Norm MacDonald, Joe Rogen - watching and listening to these guys got me into comedy for sure. My current favourite British stand ups are: Kerry Godliman, Zoe Lyons, Tom Allen, Sean Lock, Phil Wang and Ricky Gervais. How would you describe your comedy? That's a hard question to answer, I often think an act like me hasn't existed before. Unique?. Also I'm always funny but I'm also ever evolving. Observational, absurd, surprising. I actually found that really easy. Did getting nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 give you the confidence to make people laugh as a career?

Jayde Adams

Brizzly Adams Award-winning comedian and proud Bristolian Jayde Adams is an uncut gem; a force of nature; dangerous and unafraid; the future.. it’s safe to say that when Dawn French says “Jayde Adams is the 3rd funniest woman in the world. Fact,” she might just be onto something. Jayde brings her 'The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face' comes show totoKomedia Komediaon onJuly July24th 24th, and speaking speaks to to Craig Craig Maplesden Maplesden about about the show, the show, playing playing to ato westcountry a westcountry audience audience andand class class divide. divide. It’s great to see you back in the westcountry. Is it always special to come back to the area to perform? Of course it is! Although I haven't lived in Bristol since I was 18. People are so surprised that I've "kept the accent." I remind them I'm not pretentious, so of course I would because it's who I am, I haven't changed since I was a kid. I also lived in Wales for 10 years, which is where I went to Glamorgan Uni (don't be impressed I spent £20,000 on learning how to play Zip Zap Boing, also the Uni doesn't exist anymore) but didn't pick up the accent but in my new show I tell a story about calling the Welsh police station

You’ve described yourself as an ‘Octuplethreat’. If you weren’t doing comedy, which other ‘threat’ would you be doing? Opera or rap or drawing probably but there's none of that in this years show so don't get excited. I'll be doing it again but this year I'm taking myself out of my comfort zone and there will be no bells and whistles. Just me, a mic and something I want to say.

which showcases my incredible South Wales impression of a Police Officer I spoke to.

Is this something you still do, or would like to do in the future?

Does coming from the area make it easier to connect to a local audience and do you feel the South West has its own unique sense of humour?

I'd love to be a singer but I'll be honest, there's nothing better than being a comedian.

I can connect with anyone anywhere, that's what my job is all about. I gig all over the country, so I have a story for every town I visit pretty much. That always helps at the top of a show if you show the audience you care about their town and of course I have some great material on Bristol. But this years show isn't about Bristol. It's more

It's more about how someone with this accent doesn't often get treated seriously, I imagine many Westcountry folk will relate to that and I want to start being taken seriously. 10 inbath

Of course it did. Getting awards always makes you feel like you're doing something well but its not the only way to do it. You literally just got to be undeniably funny and / or really good at admin. Admin is 75% of this job.

What is the best thing about being a comedian? The travelling, the applause, the laughter, the connection, the people, the acceptance, the freedom, the adrenalin, the surprise, the madness, the adoration, the solitude, the control, the ownership, the highs, the lows, the love the companionship. I'm so lucky to get the do this. Thank you to everyone that comes to watch me.

Jayde Adams brings her show The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face to Komedia on July 24th. More info and tickets available at and

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The Argument starring Felicity Kendal at the Theatre Royal Bath

One of the UK’s best-loved actresses, Felicity Kendal stars in a brand new production of William Boyd’s comedy The Argument which opens at the Theatre Royal Bath appearing from Wednesday 7th August to Saturday 24th August as part of the Summer Season. Best-selling novelist and screenwriter William Boyd’s darkly funny play is a blistering look at the complexities of human relationships and how arguments can provide a catalyst for brutal honesty. It was supposed to be a fun night out at the cinema for Meredith and Pip. But Meredith hated the film and Pip didn’t. Now it’s turned into an argument – the perfect opportunity to share their differences. With their marriage at breaking point, they turn to their respective friends, Jane and Tony. But maybe Jane likes Pip a little too much and maybe Tony doesn’t like Meredith enough. After thirty six years of marriage, surely Meredith’s parents Chloe and Frank, can advise. But maybe they don’t like any of them or each other. Will the argument tear them all apart? Well known for her illustrious television and stage career, Felicity Kendal shot to fame in BBC’s The Good Life before starring in Solo, The Mistress, The Camomile Lawn and Rosemary & Thyme. A multi award-winning stage actress, her extensive list of theatre credits include recent visits to Bath in Relatively Speaking, Hay Fever and A Room with a View. The cast also features Rupert Vansittart, best known as Lord Ashfordly in ITV’s Heartbeat and Lord Yohn Royce in HBO’s Game of Thrones; Esh Alladi who recently appeared in Absolute Hell for the National Theatre, ITV’s A Confession and the upcoming film Normal People and Sarah Earnshaw whose credits include Wicked, Spamalot and Scrooge in the West End and Maggie Winters in Casualty. William Boyd’s multi award-winning novels include A Good Man in Africa, Any Human Heart, An Ice Cream War, Restless, and, his most recent, Love is Blind. His stage work includes Longing, an adaptation of two Chekhov short stories. To book tickets for The Argument call the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 or visit


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HERE COME THE BOYS Thursday 11th July


Wednesday 17th July

GRAHAM NASH Thursday 18th July

A GAGA STAR IS BORN Friday 30th August

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One of the UK’s leading stand-up comedians, Miles Jupp (The Durrells, Rev., The Thick Of It, The News Quiz) brings David Tomlinson’s remarkable story to life in a new comedy, The Life I Lead, appearing at the Theatre Royal Bath from Tuesday 27th August to Saturday 31st August. Best remembered for his performances as Mr Banks in Disney’s classic Mary Poppins, David Tomlinson was renowned for playing the classic English gent, forthright, proper, and a loveable fool. His meeting with Walt Disney came to encapsulate his incredible life full of adventure and heartbreak. The man who portrayed one of cinema’s most famous patriarchs was defined by his relationship with his own father – a remote eccentric, who was hiding an extraordinary tragicomic secret. Written by James Kettle and starring Miles Jupp, this wonderfully entertaining and richly comic performance tells a moving tale of fathers and sons across different

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generations, filling in the blanks behind Disney Legends Award recipient David Tomlinson. Comedian and actor Miles Jupp has appeared in many genre-defining British TV comedy shows during the past decade including BAFTA Award-winning Rev. and The Thick of It. Host of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, he has made numerous appearances on Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week, as well as Just A Minute, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Eight Out Of Ten Cats and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Miles Jupp has performed multiple sell out stand-up tours and hosted three series of the panel show It’s Not What You Know. His recent television credits also include The Durrells in Corfu, The Crown, Howards End and Watership Down. On stage he has performed in Alan Bennett’s People and Sam Holcroft’s Rules for Living at the National Theatre and in Tim Firth’s Neville’s Island in the West End. His film credits include The Monuments Men, Rosewater, Journey’s End, The

Look of Love and The Legend of Tarzan. To book tickets for The Life I Lead call the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 or visit


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starring Miles Jupp at the Theatre Royal Bath



Friday 6th Sept


Wednesday 11th Sept


Saturday 14th Sept

Friday 20th Sept

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA Tuesday 24th Sept

BRADLEY WIGGINS Wednesday 25th Sept

July 11 - August 3

Vanessa Redgrave

VIENNA 1934 MUNICH 1938 Written and directed by

Vanessa Redgrave

July 18 - August 3

Rupert Everett


by Anton Chekhov

In a new version by David Hare Directed by Rupert Everett

August 7 - 24

Felicity Kendal

THE ARGUMENT by William Boyd Directed by

Christopher Luscombe

SUMMER SEASON 2019 August 27 - 31

Miles Jupp

THE LIFE I LEAD by James Kettle Directed by

Didi Hopkins and Selina Cadell

September 3 - 7

David Edgar

TRYING IT ON Directed by

Christopher Haydon

September 6 - 21

Stephen Mangan

THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT Directed by Sean Foley

Box Office: 01225 448844

what's on interview "I

love doing a play and four weeks in Bath it's like a jewel. After four weeks I know I’ll be going ‘Oh, I want to do more!"

Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Saunders is one of the UK’s most popular comic actresses. The role of one of Noël Coward’s best loved characters, the preposterous clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, is perfectly suited to her extraordinary talents. Performing at the Bath Theatre Royal until July 6th, Blithe Spirt promises to be one of the theatrical highlights of the year. Here, Jennifer talks about the role as well as her career to date. What appealed to you about taking on the role of Madame Arcati?

and go ‘Ooh, I loved Girls On Top’ and I’m thinking ‘Bloody hell, even I’ve forgotten about that!’

It’s one of those classic comedy roles for a woman of a certain age, which are few and far between, so it was a no-brainer. I’ve never worked with [director] Richard Eyre before and he has such a fantastic reputation and he’s such a brilliant director, so I thought it’d be great to do it. And also it’s four weeks in Bath, which is about as nice as you can get in the summer, I think.

How will your Madame Arcati be dressed?

Madame Arcati has been played by many formidable performers over the years. How are you making the character your own?

I think there’s probably a scientific explanation for everything ultimately and also there’s something in our brains, you know? I don’t think it’s supernatural, I think it’s probably natural.

I think I must have seen Margaret Rutherford in the film but a long time ago so I don’t have any other influences. It just sort of happens as you go through the text and think ‘Ooh, let’s do that’. And everyone has their own different way of doing comedy. Every actor is different.

Is this your first time doing a Noel Coward play?

Do you have anything in common with her? [Laughs] I haven’t noticed any commonality, no. She does like a good sandwich so I think we’re quite similar in that respect. A dry martini and a sandwich is her idea of heaven and actually mine too. What challenges does the role present? It goes into different energies. There’s a time where they think she’s a fool and you think she’s a fool, then you realise she isn’t at all. It’s quite hard to allow that to come across. She goes through a lot of different phases in the play and it’s not pure comedy either. The first time I read it I thought ‘That’s quite nice’ and the second time I read it I thought ‘It’s rather good’ and now I think ‘It’s a terrific play’. It’s about so many things. He [Noel Coward] makes it look easy because the dialogue is quite easy but actually it’s so dense and there’s so much in it. You’ve played your share of eccentric characters. Are they more fun to play? They’re terrifically good fun to play and it’s nice that you don’t have to play any vanity to them at all. Making people laugh is honestly the best fun in the world and I like people who make me laugh so it’s like doing a job you appreciate. Edina Monsoon is probably the most famous of your eccentric characters but what do the public recognise you from?

She’s somewhere between Hilda Baker and Barbara Woodhouse, I would say. She’s quite tweedy. She’s quite jolly and gung-ho so she’s fairly tweedy. Do you believe in the supernatural?

It is, yes. I’ve only done two plays before this - Me And Mamie O’Rourke, which I did with Dawn [French] in the early 90s, and Lady Windermere’s Fan in 2018. With Noel Coward the language is easy and it’s so close to our present-day language but they invert words. There are also times where you think ‘What was that word again? Is it dreadfully rather than fearfully?’ I panic about learning lines but the other characters in the play - God, they’ve got an enormous amount of lines. I take my bits out of the script and I look at the great wadge that’s left that they have to say and I think ‘Honestly, I really shouldn’t complain. They take the brunt of it’. What do you think makes Blithe Spirit so enduring? Because it can be set anywhere at any time. It’s about love and relationships and death and grieving and the supernatural and it’s funny. It’s also got a small cast, which is always useful, it means people can put it on a lot, and it’s set in one room. It’s a perfect little play really. You mentioned you hadn’t worked with Richard Eyre before. How is the experience? Oh, he’s fantastic. Like anyone who’s brilliant, he just makes it seem very comfortable and easy as if they’re doing nothing at all but they are. It’s quite good to want to impress someone so you’re thinking ‘Come on, be better, be better!’ You never get over the idea of being a bit nervous and wanting to make someone laugh. Having done Lady Windermere’s Fan in the West End and now Blithe Spirt at the Theatre Royal Bath, do you have a new love for theatre?

I love doing a play and four weeks in Bath it's like a jewel. After four weeks I know I’ll be going ‘Oh, I want to do more!’ It depends where you are really. I could meet anyone under but I’m not sure about doing, say, 12 weeks - although with 30 who wouldn’t know who I was from Adam. There’s so many this cast I know I’m really going to miss it after a short run. different things. I’m always amazed when people come up What put me off before was when the kids were growing up

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It’s just different now, I think. It’s harder to make jokes. People seem so sensitive about everything. You say the wrong word and people are down on you whereas before you could generally make fun and everyone realised you were making a joke. I don’t think we could make half of Ab Fab nowadays, with all the sensitivities and the ‘Ooh, do you think you should be doing this or saying that?’ Do you think the levity and fun of Blithe Spirit is something audiences need now? Yes, absolutely. It’s very much a period piece and of-its-time, but even though it was written in 1941 it doesn’t mention the Second World War so you could actually set it whenever you like. It’s sort of in its own world. You’ve had such a varied career. What have been your highlights across stage and screen? The second series of Ab Fab because we’d gotten into our stride and were thinking ‘We’ve gotten away with it!’ and we had the best fun ever. Then there’s most of French And Saunders and the second series in particular. The second series is always the best so the second series of French And Saunders, second series of Ab Fab. And I loved doing Jam & Jerusalem. It was one of the nicest things ever. Also I love being on stage. I love live work. We’ve done lots of tours of just me and Dawn and I’ve always loved that. I like doing the shows but I also like the rehearsals, I like working something up. Collaboration is always a joy. Like working with the cast of Blithe Spirit now - it’s just so much fun and we have such a laugh. Do you have any dream theatre roles?

"I hear they’re making a musical of The Devil Wears Prada so I’m thinking the Meryl Streep role would be a good one. I heard about it and thought ‘Gosh, I’d lose a few stone for that!" the last thing you wanted was to get them home from school, do all the stuff at home and then go off to the theatre. [Laughs] Just when normal people are sitting down to a gin and tonic you start work. Have you visited Bath before? Oh yes and I love it. It’s one of my favourite places so I can’t wait to be back there. I love the colour of the stone, the setting and how unspoilt it is. It’s just heaven. It’s a beautiful city and you can get into the countryside quickly. There are all those beautiful villages around, valleys and places to go. It really is heaven. Have you seen shows at the Theatre Royal Bath? I’ve been to the theatre twice before, I think, and it’s absolutely beautiful. I think it will have its own atmosphere for a performer. When it comes to theatre, do you have any pre-show rituals?

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Well, I hear they’re making a musical of The Devil Wears Prada so I’m thinking the Meryl Streep role would be a good one. I heard about it and thought ‘Gosh, I’d lose a few stone for that!’

I’ve noticed that I have to stop looking at my iPad an hour before I go on stage. It’s very tempting to go ‘I’ll just read some emails or play a game or something’ in that hour before but you absolutely can’t, otherwise everything goes from your brain and you’re thinking ‘Hang on a minute, what’s that word? What’s that speech?’ So for me it’s a matter of getting in there and starting to go through the lines, relaxing, making your mind concentrate. We never used to have all these modern technology things. You used to read a paper or listen to some music but I think screens are very bad. Do you find it easy to shake off a character when the curtain falls? [Laughs] Before the curtains falls. No, I’m joking! Absolutely joking. But gosh, yes - it’s comedy! You’ve worked in comedy for more than three decades. How do you feel the landscape has changed?

Blithe Spirit appears at the Theatre Royal Bath until Saturday 6th July

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Image: Actor, writer and theatre director Simon Callow promotes RUH Will Month, following a visit to the hospital earlier this year.

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Back by popular demand – RUH Will Month returns this autumn to help the public make or update their Will at a reduced cost. From today people can make their Will writing appointment for September It is extremely important that local residents in the catchment area of at participating solicitor firms. Bath are up to date with their wills to allow the Royal United Hospitals, for organised and sound financial planning for the future and providing The cost have your Will written professionally through thelocal scheme peace of to mind to everyone. To encourage this, professional legal has been reducedup significantly to a cost of £100 for a Appeal single standard firms are teaming with the RUH’s Forever Friends and Will and £150 for two standard Mirror Wills or Joint Wills. The fees donating their writing fees to the charity. will be donated to the Royal United Hospitals (RUH) Bath charity, The ForeverSeptember Friends Appeal help RUHdemand to continue high During 2019 to and by the popular the the RUH Willquality Month carereturn. that patients of the hospital receive. will This fundraising initiative provides an opportunity for the

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don’t delay. For an information leaflet or any enquiries please contact Don’t miss this opportunity to make or update or tel 01225 825819 or visityour Will. Appointments do get booked up fast, so don’t delay. anofinformation leaflet or any forFor a list the participating enquiries please contact or tel 01225 825819 or solicitors. visit for the list of the participating solicitors.

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Swallow Street Spa Buildings brought to life by new exciting website… Bath Spa University students were tasked with creating a digital interpretation of the Victorian Spa and Laundry, once housed by the buildings on Swallow Street. The buildings, now transforming into the Roman Baths Learning Centre and World Heritage Centre as a part of the Archway Project, first opened as a Spa and Laundry in the late 1800s. The website draws upon a wealth of information from visitor experiences of the site throughout its establishment. Documents from Bath Record Office created a foundation for many of the images which can be viewed on the website, and linked Pinterest boards, for further exploration into Bath’s Victorian spa heritage. Pooling together stories from various historic materials, the students have created a timeline of local stories from first-hand accounts. The Timeline highlights the experiences of individuals near and far, dating back as far as 1894 from an international visit by the Prince of Monaco! As well as attracting distant visitors, the Swallow Street spa and laundry buildings also have an inherent connection to the local community of Bath. With locals such as Anne Twitchett sharing her stories as a young girl stopping by at the laundry after school, and as a former worker at the Mineral Hospital, the website focuses on the systematic and the social aspects of the buildings. These stories act as an experience into the history of the site, which can be explored through the audio recordings created and performed by Bath Spa students. Explore the evolution of the city through the interactive ‘History Map’, to see what Bath would have looked like from 1572 to the present day. Compare the past to the present by exploring the overlaid maps, to get a better understanding of the developments that have occurred in the local area, and interact with Bath’s heritage landscape by following the ‘Selfie Trail’ map. Follow @BathVicSpa on Twitter and Instagram to watch the development of the Student’s project and explore the finished product on their live website at

Discover and understand the history of the Victorian Spa buildings. Through stories, audio recoding and images you can explore the 19th century heritage of the spa quarter and see how this period of Bath shaped the city around us. Explore the hidden history through maps and images of Bath in this period. Listen to stories or read the transcripts of those who lived and visited Bath and their experiences of the Victorian Spa. Unveil the hidden history of Bath and experience more of its wonders.

How can I get involved?

Add to our story by posting your selfie trail on Instagram with the hashtag #VicSpaSelfieTrail and feel free to tag us too @bathvicspa Follow us on Pinterest and comment on our posts to add to the discussion – share something you’ve learnt, a story you’ve experienced, pin us to your own board and start a new chapter! Add your tale to Bath’s streets inbath 23

what's on What acts are playing this year at the racecourse? “As we’re part of a bigger racecourse Group, we’ve been able to book some fantastic headline acts in recent years. Previously, we’ve had the likes of UB40, James Blunt and Tom Grennan performing and this year we’re really excited to have 80s charttoppers, The Human League, here on Saturday 14 September.

The Human League

The Wurzels entertain the crowds at Super Cider Saturday

A summer of great racing and outstanding live music comes to Bath Racecourse Summer seems to have finally arrived and Bath is buzzing with the sound of live music. There seems to be a lot of music events on offer but for a music concert with a difference, why not try a unique trip to one of Bath Racecourse’s music events? We spoke to Executive Director Jo Hall to find out what can you expect at one of the racecourse’s live music nights. How did the racecourse start putting on music events? “We’ve been staging live music after racing for more than 15 years. Despite being the second biggest spectator sport in the UK, horseracing has always been keen to attract new audiences. Staging live music is a great way of getting new people to experience the sport who have never been.” What can people expect at one of Bath Racecourse’s music concerts? “Well, before the music there’s the racing for everyone to enjoy! A large portion of people that visit us on music nights are new to watching live horseracing. They might have watched the Grand National but watching live racing is a whole different experience. There’s such a great atmosphere; it’s a real buzz hearing the crowd cheering home their horses. “After the racing has finished, the live music starts. We have an open-air stage past one of the Grandstands so there’s a festival-vibe. Everyone is up dancing and singing along. The live music normally lasts between one to two hours and there’s plenty of bars and food outlets for people to stay refreshed.

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"We have an openair stage past one of the Grandstands so there’s a festival-vibe." A great day out for all ages

“Somerset band The Wurzels have been a regular fixture here for more than 10 years, performing at our hugely popular Super Cider Saturday in August. They are a great band that our customers absolutely love. The combination of racing, cider and The Wurzels is a winning combination in the West Country! “We also regularly have different tribute bands performing for various themedracenights, which are great as they play loads of songs that people really know and love. I’m particularly looking forward to our new Festival of Legends event on Friday 2 August when we have three acts performing – Queen, David Bowie and George Michael. Any top tips for people visiting who’ve never been? Come early enough to enjoy the racing first and book your tickets in advance as you save a bit more money.

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what's on k.d. lang has won four GRAMMY® awards, eight Juno Awards, a BRIT, an AMA, a VMA, and four awards from GLAAD and she’ll be joining us for one night as part of her 25-year celebration tour. k.d. lang Ingénue Redux – 25th Anniversary Tour is on Wednesday 17th July. Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash joins us on his UK tour to showcase his best-known songs from the past 50 years. Nash and friends will perform songs from his days in the Hollies through his years with Crosby, Stills & Nash and from his beloved solo recordings, weaving anecdotes and tales from his 50-year career throughout the evening. An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash is on Thursday 18th July. A spectacular and innovative theatre comes to the Forum and incorporates 2 incredible shows rolled into one mind-blowing Gaga experience. Part one sees BBC One’s (All Together Now) Donna Marie Trego and Adam Kelbie transform into Ally Maine and Jackson Maine and take you on an emotional rollercoaster journey from the record-breaking soundtrack and multi-award winning movie, A Star Is Born. The second half of the show is a true celebration of Lady Gaga’s greatest hits performed by Donna Marie Trego and includes incredible vocals, costumes and choreography. A Gaga Star is Born is on Friday 30th August.

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A summer of big names make it a season to remember at The Forum It’s been a soggy start to summer, but here at the Forum we’ve got a great bunch of shows to keep you entertained and hide away from the questionable weather. We’ve got Soul music, dance, an evenings of songs and stories with some big names coming to Bath. Mavis Staples possesses one of the most recognisable and treasured voices in contemporary music. From her early days sharing the lead vocals with her groundbreaking family gospel group The Staple Sisters - to her storied solo recordings, she is an inspirational force in modern popular culture and music. Mavis Staples will be at the Forum on Tuesday 2nd July. Get ready for an upbeat night of solid gold 60s hits and 80s contemporary genius as the Roy Orbison Story celebrates the musical legacy of The Big O. He’s the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, yet Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music. Barry Steele takes on the role in The Roy Orbison Story with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of the legendary Roy Orbison, winning rave reviews across the globe. His vocal talents are quite simply ‘True Identikit Brilliance’ and you can see Barry Steele and Friends: The Roy Orbison Story at the Forum on Friday 5th July.

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Now this guilty pleasure will be like no other Strictly show. Three of the biggest rock stars of dance combine their incredible talents in a brand-new show. Watch Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez, giants of the ballroom and Latin world battle it out on the dance floor. They’ll be accompanied by a live percussionist and flamenco guitarist and live vocals from Elizabeth Troy (formerly with Clean Bandit). Here Come the Boys is on Thursday 11th July.


Into September and direct from London's West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael tribute show: get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating the global superstar that is George Michael. Join us for this brilliant and respectful tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time with the stunning stage show that’s taking the globe by storm. Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael is on Friday 6th September. A brand new show for 2019, Ant Middleton returns to the Forum to bring the ‘elements’ to the audience through lighting, sound and set. The show will recreate what mental strength it took behind the scenes for Ant to complete his recent SAS series and his huge Everest challenge.

Mavis Staples Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael

Ant Middleton

Autumn and Winter are a busy time at the Forum, and coming up we’ve got acts including Diversity, Beverley Knight, Jools Holland and many more. Plus throughout Ant will take the audience through a motivational journey of self-help and self-discovery. Ant Middleton will be showing us what we’ve got on Wednesday 11th September. Prepare to be transported on a musical journey through the history of country music, featuring songs from its biggest stars both past and present. Hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Little Big Town, are showcased by the amazing Dominic Halpin and the Hurricanes with A Country Night In Nashville on Saturday 14th September. Now wands at the ready: the Czech National Symphony Orchestra will be performing John Williams’ Harry Potter music live along with the film. You’ll enjoy Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ on the big screen with a live orchestra to one of cinema’s most iconic scores. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone™ In Concert is on Friday 20th September 2019. Five years since their last album, Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are ready to embark on the next chapter of their remarkable story, with the release of the most ambitious music of their twenty year career together. There is not an ounce of excess baggage on the fresh, dynamic tunes that Rod and Gab present here, which blend metal, jazz and Hispanic roots music in their own unique, unmistakable style. You

can see Rodrigo y Gabriela on Tuesday 24 September. To wrap up September, we’ve got Britain’s most decorated Olympian, Sir Bradley Wiggins joining us with his insightful and at times hilarious live show. It will provide a rare opportunity for fans to see the fivetime Olympic Gold medallist and Tour De France winner share exclusive tales, prized memorabilia and career highlights in a unique and intimate live setting. The show will be moderated by ITV cycling presenter and friend of Bradley’s, Matt Barbet, who will also be putting your questions to Wiggo on the night. Join us for Bradley Wiggins: An Evening with on Wednesday 25th September. Autumn and Winter are a busy time at the Forum, and coming up we’ve got acts including Diversity, Beverley Knight, Jools Holland and many more. Discover our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for all of the latest shows, as they’re announced so you don’t miss out!


You could be in a chance of winning a pair of tickets to Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael on Friday 6th September 2019. As well as a night out on us, you will also receive a complementary drink on us too. In order to enter, email marketing@ with the subject of 'Competition FastLove' and name your favourite George Michael song. The winner will be randomly selected on Friday 2nd August and contacted. Good Luck!

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Summer at The Bath Priory is an experience to be treasured, with our four acres of magnificent gardens in full, beautiful bloom. Our terrace is the perfect spot for an aperitif on a balmy evening, or enjoy a leisurely game of croquet or boules on the lovingly-tended lawns.

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Summer dining at The Bath Priory

Offering the charm of a country house hotel, but located just a short walk from the city centre, The Bath Priory is arguably the best spot for summer dining in Bath. With a celebrated 3 AA Rosette restaurant at the heart of the honey-coloured Georgian hotel, there’s also four acres of mature award-winning gardens to enjoy and the city’s best garden terrace, on which to enjoy coffees in the sunshine after lunch, or an aperitif before dinner.

Little bites of heaven – in a location to die for

Picture this: warm fluffy scones, delicate finger sandwiches and an array of sweet or savoury bites, all elegantly arranged on a classic tiered afternoon tea stand. All you need to complete the scene is a glass of bubbling Champagne - and of course a truly unforgettable location. All of the above can be found at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

Charming cakes, perfect pastries – and the very best buns!

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa’s pastry chef Catherine spends hours developing her marvellous sweet and savoury creations to ensure they’re as Instagrammable as they are devourable. Each mouthful delivers the perfect balance of flavour, texture and colour. They’re almost too pretty to eat! Catherine also bakes fresh scones and classic Bath Buns, which are served with Devon clotted cream, cinnamon butter, and strawberry preserve.

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The Bath Priory’s kitchen is headed up by Executive Chef Michael Nizzero, who moved to Bath following 14 years’ experience working across the UK, Europe, Dubai and his native Belgium, including a four year Sous Chef role with Michel and Alain Roux at the three Michelin starred Waterside Inn. Offering exciting menus that focus on the freshest produce, flavour and balance, Michael’s cooking delivers stylish, modern French dishes that epitomise the best seasonal dining, with a la carte and tasting menus offered alongside dedicated menus for vegetarians, vegans or those with any special requirements. Summer dishes are light and beautifully presented, with highlights including the ‘Cornish crab starter’, ‘Sea bass with fennel purée, seaweed, shellfish, Champagne emulsion’ and an incredible ‘Salted caramel chocolate fondant’. Complemented by an extensive wine cellar and exceptional insight from the Head Sommelier, the dedicated restaurant team ensure every detail of the fine dining experience is perfectly paired. With its stylish sitting rooms, restaurant and stunning gardens, The Bath Priory makes the perfect spot to meet up with friends for a mid-week summer lunch, or to gather for a celebration or special dinner. Weston Road, / 01225 331922.

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There are three different menus on offer, so you’re sure to find something to suit your particular tastes. Beware: the finger sandwiches and cakes may be light and delicate, but you’ll soon fill up! Not to worry though, you can ask the friendly restaurant team for an elegant carry-box to take away any of your leftovers.

A setting like no other

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa effortlessly blends old world heritage with new world luxury, making every experience there an unforgettable one. You can enjoy your afternoon tea inside in the comfortable restaurant, or outside in the sunshine and birdsong. The hotel's friendly resident squirrel might even make an appearance if he senses that crumbs might be forthcoming…

Reserve your afternoon tea table today Perfect for a special occasion - or simply a well-deserved treat! Reserve your afternoon tea on 01225 823 333, or email

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best of the rest: fine dining restaurants Menu Gordon Jones

2 Wellsway, Bath BA2 3AQ Tel: 01225 480871

Gordon Jones is cooking up a storm with his surprise tasting menus. Just a short stroll from the city centre, this temple of fine dining is disguised in rather unassuming surroundings, but there is no doubt that dining here is an event you won't forget. The food cooked by the Michelin-trained chef is breathtakingly beautiful, and above all it is mouth wateringly delicious. The waiting list for a table in this 20 cover restaurant is long, so book early to avoid disappointment.

The Olive Tree Restaurant at The Queensberry Hotel 5-7 Russell Street, Bath, BA1 2QF Tel: 01225 447928

Olive Tree Restaurant has long been associated with informallyserved, but exceptional, modern British food. Head Chef Chris Cleghorn was the protégé of Michelin-starred chefs Heston Blumenthal and Michael Caines and has drawn from this background to create his own unique style. His seasonal, local produce dominates eclectic and innovative menus, whether great value fixed-price seasonal dishes or a full à la carte experience. Full vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free menus are available too, meaning there is something for everyone. Pre-dinner drinks are prepared by expert mixologists at The Old Q Bar using traditional recipes and fine artisan spirits.

Cloisters Restaurant at Bailbrook House Hotel

Eveleigh Avenue, London Road West, Bath, BA1 7JD Tel: 01225 855100

Tucked away in Bailbrook House Hotel is their Cloisters Restaurant, where the heritage of the historic mansion really comes into its own. Cloisters has a cosy ambience with original archways made from traditional Bath stone adding to the intimate feel, plus plenty of tables overlooking the beautiful grounds and countryside beyond. Head Chef Michael Ball has designed a menu that celebrates classic ingredients and modern flavour combinations to create an exceptional modern British dining experience for guests. Taking inspiration from the natural larder on his doorstep and from foraging within the estate, Michael’s dishes are vibrant and colourful with a focus on seasonality and provenance.

The Dining Room at Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa

Whatley Manor, Easton Grey, Malmesbury, SN16 0RB Tel: 01666 822888

Holding one Michelin star, Executive Chef, Niall Keating overlooks The Dining Room restaurant at Whatley Manor. Niall’s menus showcase his skills, influenced by his world wide travels and matched to seasonal produce to create a Modern British dining experience. In 2018 Niall was awarded Michelin’s European Young Chef of the Year. The Chef’s menu experience is enhanced with expertly matched wines by sommelier Daniel Davies to accompany each course. There is a choice of two wine flights or wines by the glass if you prefer. For group bookings of ten or more please contact events on 01666 834 026 or email

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What does a 3AA Rosette dining experience taste like? Dan Moon at The Gainsborough isn’t just a restaurant. It’s an experience. You walk through the doors into the warm and welcoming ambience of the beautiful historic building. A friendly member of the waiting team takes your coats and – if you’re in the mood for a cocktail or aperitif - ushers you into the sleek Gainsborough Bar. Then you take your seats in the elegant yet informal dining area, where you’ll be offered a choice of menus. What follows next can only be described as culinary bliss: mouthwatering combinations of perfectly cooked seasonal ingredients, the freshest fish and the very best cuts of meat. Each creation is delicate, beautifully presented and wonderfully flavoured. Head Chef Dan Moon is continually developing his menus, meaning you’ll always find something different to try each time you visit. Warm fragrant breads served with churned-on-site butter; meltingly soft chicken liver parfait; still-smoking smoked salmon; Dan’s signature Creedy Carver Duck; butternut squash croquette; dark chocolate delice with salted caramel sorbet... and these are just a few of the options on offer. How will you choose?

Oh-So-Lovely Lunches

If you visit at lunchtime you can enjoy the beautifully presented three course lunch menu – perfect for business or leisure. Currently two-forone, two guests can enjoy their meals for £38 (excluding weekends). Served 12:00 to 14:30, Monday to Friday. Sunday Roasts are available 12:30 to 15:00 every Sunday - three courses for £30, with a complimentary glass of Prosecco.

Decadent Dinners and Tasting Menus

For a special occasion why not visit in the evening and sample the à la carte dining menu – served 18:00 to 21.30? Or if you have plans in the evening but still want to dine you can enjoy the pre-theatre menu: three courses for £35, 18:00 to 19:00. For an extra special treat, try our new five and seven course tasting menus.

It’s time to experience Dan Moon at The Gainsborough

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Enjoy a delicious lunch in our stylish, yet informal restaurant. Designed by Head Chef Dan Moon, the menu combines the very best seasonal produce with imaginative cuisine and classic flavours.

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12.00 – 2.00pm every Monday – Friday £38 for two people for 3 courses

Book now 01225 35 88 88 The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Beau Street, Bath BA1 1QY

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A brief history of fine dining The first recognised restaurant can be traced back to the 18th Century and the French Revolution. In 1765, A. Boulanger, a soup vendor, hung a sign over his business, which offered a choice of soups and broths for health. The name of his shop was 'restorative' or restaurant. In 1782, the first luxury restaurant, 'La Grande Taverne de Loudres', opened its doors in Paris. Owned by Antoine Beauvillers , this innovative restauranteur combined for essential principles - superior cooking - an elegant room - smart waiters and a cellar of wine. Beauvillers is also credited in introducing the first Maitre'ds, offering advice on certain dishes as well as giving diners suggestions on the perfect wine combinations. As the Revolution gripped France during the late 18th century, the falling of the aristocracy - who would generally dine in the privacy of their estates, employing some of the best chefs in the country - meant that many chefs and cooks were unemployed. Those that escaped the guillotine, either started their own restaurants or started working for restaurants. In 1804, only a few short decades after the disruption, Paris itself had 500 restaurants. Although the middle classes, and the falling aristocracy, could no longer afford their own chef and waiting staff, they still pined for the dining experience that they had been used to. Some clever entrepreneurs set up some Fine Dining restaurants to allow this emerging class to fulfill their fantasies. Offering the four principles that Antoine Beauvillers had established 30 years earlier, these aristocratic wanabees were able to dine like royalty - as frequently as their finances would permit. As these restaurants became more popular, chefs became household names and their popularity grew. Restaurants were able to impove the dining experience by bringing in fine china and cutlery, and tablecloths - offering reservations. All these aspects are now synonymous with modern day fine dining.

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Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park transports you to a bygone era of elegance and sophistication. The experience begins at the mile-long drive entrance, lined by beech trees, before you enter through our magnificent drawing room or charming library for evening cocktails and canapĂŠs. You are then escorted to the elegant restaurant to commence your evening of fine dining from the a la carte menu or the tasting menus.

Hywel uses the finest ingredients to ensure the fullest avours and where possible sources from local suppliers Executive Chef, Hywel Jones has held a Michelin star at the restaurant since 2006 and along with restaurant manager Christopher Kidd offer their guests an unforgettable dining experience. In his quest for perfection, Hywel uses the finest ingredients to ensure the fullest flavours and where possible sources from local suppliers. Herbs are picked fresh from the extensive kitchen garden at the Hotel which helps enhance the subtle flavours of the cooking.

Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park is open Wednesday to Saturday from 6.30pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and 6.30pm – 10pm.

Innovative Culinary Experience Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park transports you to a bygone era of elegance and sophistication. The experience begins at the mile-long drive entrance, lined by beech trees, before you enter through our magnificent drawing room or charming library for evening cocktails and canapĂŠs. You are then escorted to the elegant restaurant to commence your evening of fine dining from the a la carte menu or the tasting menus.Executive Chef, Hywel Jones, has held a Michelin star at the restaurant since 2006 and uses only the finest organic ingredients to ensure an unforgettable dining experience.

Tel: +44 (0)1225 742777 LUCKNAM PARK HOTEL & SPA, NR. BATH, SN14 8AZ

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summer recipes

Michael Nizzero's Dover Sole with broad beans and shellfish shellďŹ sh sauce

We've joined forces with some of Bath's most respected Head Chefs, as they show you how to cook their favourite summer dishes.

Michael Nizzero Pierre Koffmann

Pierre Koffmann's Gazpacho Andalou

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Gazpacho Andalou

Dover sole



2 slices of thick white bread Thick white bread 1 Kg of Piccolo tomatoes Piccolo tomatoes Passata - 1 bottle bottle 250g Cucumber Cucumber 200g Red pepper Red pepper 20g Garlic puree Garlic puree 25g Sherry vinegar Sherry vinegar 100g oil Olive Olive oil 3g SaltSalt 3g Pepper Pepper 3g Sugar - caster Sugar - caster

Method: Remove the crust off the bread Peel the cucumber and chop into pieces Cut the cherry tomatoes in half Dice the pepper and mix everything together Leave to marinate over night The next day pass blend slowly and season

Pierre Koffmann

Pierre Koffmann

Koffmann and Mr White's

with Broad Beans and Shellfish sauce 4 Dover Sole fillets fillets Broad Bean Puree: 1 kg frozen peas 1 L Whole Milk Fresh Broad Beans Mint Shellfish Shellfish sauce: 250 gr Butter 1 Shallot 1 Carrot 2 Celery Sticks 2 Garlic Cloves 10gr Maldon 150gr White Wine 50gr Brandy 2 Tomatoes 1 L Chicken stock 100 gr Ginger 100 gr Lemongrass 15 gr Star Anise 15 gr Cardamon 500 gr Cream 500gr Semi skimmed Milk Watercress Puree: Watercress and salted water


About Pierre:

Pierre Koffmann is an international-acclaimed chef who has contributed to Britain’s finest cuisine for almost forty years La Tante Claire, his now legendary restaurant, gave Pierre Koffmann the platform to achieve three Michelin stars Michael Nizzero

Between 1977 and 2004, La Tante Claire set new standards for cooking while also becoming a training ground for some culinary superstars such as Tom Aikens and Bruno Loubet Pierre came out of retirement to return to The Berkeley Hotel, this time embracing a more informal, Gascon style Koffmann’s at the Berkeley (now closed) was established as a relaxed brasserie in the heart of Knightsbridge offering classic provincial French cooking based on Pierre’s first memories of the food from his mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens Pierre is a modest and thoughtful chef, he is happiest behind the stove but also enjoys saying hello to his guests

Pierre Koffmann

Koffmann & Mr White's

Shellfish Shellfish Sauce: Finely slice the vegetables. Sweat in a little oil. Add the shells and the butter. Cook until the butter starts to foam. Add the ginger, lemongrass and aromats. Deglaze with the wine, then the brandy. Cover with the chicken stock, bring to the boil and reduce by half over 30 minutes. Add the cream and the milk. Cook for 10 more minutes. Then pass and reduce. Broad Beans: Bring the milk to the boil. Add the peas and cook well. Blitz hot and chill immediately. Blanch the broad beans and reserve. To order, mix some pea puree with the chopped broad beans, and add a little chopped mint. Watercress Puree: Blanch watercress very well in salted water, refresh immediately and blitz. The puree should remain very thick. Dover Sole: Remove the 4 fillets. fillets. Trim slightly, and place the two top fillets fillets on the two opposite bottom fillets, fillets, head to tail. Fold tightly in cling film film Garnish: Jersey royal discs Pea shoots / Broad bean flowers flowers

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Eggnog custard tart and port poached pear

Avocados and Eggs with Seasame Seeds and Walnut bread

Avocado & eggs are a great combination for a nutritious yet tasty start to the day. This simple recipe is my take on the dish and has quickly become a favourite on our breakfast menu. With the two perfectly poached eggs served with the avocado on a lightly charred slice of walnut toast, I use fresh baby coriander and toasted seeds to cut through the creaminess of the avocado, adding a great contrast to the dish. Give it a try at home for a tasty weekend brunch! In a small frying pan, toast a handful of mixed seeds over a medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Place a griddle pan on the hob on a mediumhigh heat. Brush bread slices with olive oil on both sides and toast for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until lightly charred. Crack the eggs into individual cups. Using a spoon, stir the water in the pan to create a whirl pool. Gently poor the eggs one at a time into the simmering water in one fluid movement. Leave for 2 minutes and then remove with a slotted spoon.

Ingredients: (2 servings)

2 slices walnut bread 2 ripe avocados 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 4 eggs Few sprigs of fresh baby coriander Mixture of sesame seeds Pumpkin seeds 2tsp lime juice


Fill a large pan with water and bring to a gentle simmer; season with a pinch of sea salt.

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Cut the avocados in half. Remove the stone, and scoop out the flesh from one avocado into a bowl. Add a pinch of salt & pepper and the lime juice. With the back side of a spoon, roughly smash the avocado, until chunky but spreadable. Slice the remaining avocado lengthways into 5mm pieces. Spread the walnut bread toasts with the smashed avocado, and top with the fresh avocado slices. Place two of the poached eggs on each slice.

To Garnish:

Serves 4


For the eggnog 9 x Egg yolks ž pint of Double cream 12oz castor sugar 2 x fl oz dark rum 2 fl oz brandy Large pinch of ground nutmeg Pinch of salt 4 x 9cm sweet pastry cases (pre baked)


Lightly whisk the egg yolks with the sugar. Boil the cream and then add this to the egg yolks. Whisk in the rum and brandy and then pass through a sieve. Pour the mixture into to the pre- baked pastry cases, dust with the nutmeg and bake for approximately 25 – 30 minutes on 100 degrees Celsius (210 Farenheit)


For the pears 2 x large cored and peeled pears 100 ml red wine 100 ml port 25ml lemon juice 100 g sugar 3 star anise 6 cloves 1 cinnamon stick


Place the red wine, port, lemon juice, sugar star anise, cloves and cinnamon stick into a large pan and bring to the boil. Add the peeled and cored pears. Poach gently together until tender. Remove from the heat and cool all ingredients together.


Garnish with a generous pinch of the toasted seeds, and a few springs of baby coriander.

Slightly glaze the tart with a blowtorch, serve with clotted cream, a little fruit sauce and the pears sliced in to wedges.

Dan Moon at The Gainsborough

The Pump ROoms

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Mark Pearson




Tomato and Fennel Salad 8 Yellow cherry vine tomatoes 8 Red cherry vine tomatoes 1 Head fennel Fennel tops 50ml Lemon juice 150ml Olive oil 50ml Garlic oil Pinch of sugar


Cut the cherry tomatoes into halves. Drizzle with a little garlic oil, a pinch of salt and leave to dry in a warm place. For the lemon oil dressing, combine the olive oil, lemon juice and a pinch of sugar to taste. Place in a dressing bottle. To finish the salad, shave the fennel thinly on a mandolin and combine the tomatoes, fennel cress and shaved fennel. Dress with the lemon oil. Set aside ready to dress the plate.


Mackerel 2 x 600-800g Mackerel (whole) 30g Smoked salt 30g Sugar 50ml Smoked oil Zest of 1 lemon Chopped fennel tops


Fillet the mackerel and split each one in half lengthways (i.e. so you have the belly and top fillet separate). Mix together the smoked salt, sugar, lemon zest and fennel tops to make a cure. Sprinkle half the cure in the bottom of a small tray. Place the mackerel fillets onto the cure. Sprinkle the rest of the cure on top and leave to rest in the fridge for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes remove the mackerel from the cure and give them a light rinse in iced water. Leave to dry on a kitchen cloth. Place a griddle pan on a high heat. Rub a small amount of smoked oil on the mackerel fillets. Place skin-side down onto the griddle and cook on both sides for 2 minutes. Remove from the griddle and set aside ready to plate. Arrange the salad in a bowl and place the mackerel on top of it.

Thomas Westerland Head Chef of The Brasserie

Thomas Westerland's BBQ Tenby Mackerel as seen on BBC TV's Great British Menu

alfresco dining

Roman Baths Kitchen Dining alfresco isRustico one of life's simple pleasures. we may not Spa always be blessed with Bistro | The Bird | Although MAcdonald Bath Hotel the most clement weather, there are a plethora restaurants worth a visit that can offer exquiste Milsom Place | Alfresco Destinations and more... surroundings to match their culinary expetise. We've handpicked a few of the venues for you to Do you prefer to dine under the stars enjoying the surroundings of a nice courtyard or garden?

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The Brasserie by Lucknam Park

Enjoy a seasonal and casual dining experience at The Brasserie. This contemporary and stylish restaurant, set within the 500 acre Lucknam Park estate, is the perfect place for light lunches, alfresco dining and informal dinners. Enjoy relaxed morning coffee and pastries, light snacks, lunch and dinner in beautiful surroundings. A delicious, family style Sunday lunch menu is now available. Open daily from 8am to 10pm, The Brasserie offers fine yet informal cuisine. Its location adjoining the fabulous, award-winning spa makes it an ideal place to stop off while enjoying a day of relaxation and rejuvenation. To book, call 01225 742777 or visit

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The Roman Baths Kitchen

The Brasserie by Lucknam Park

Colerne, Chippenham SN14 8AZ 01225 742777 Enjoy a seasonal, dining experience at The Brasserie, a contemporary and stylish restaurant in the spa building. Perfect for light lunches, alfresco dining and informal dinners the dishes are effortlessly presented using ingredients in season. It’s the perfect place to while away the hours whatever the weather, with a contemporary, light and airy interior. The extensive use of glass gives the impression of the garden and The Brasserie being as one, with views of the pretty dovecote and flowerbeds. Open daily from 8am to 10pm, The Brasserie offers fine yet informal cuisine throughout the day. Its location adjoining the fabulous spa makes it the perfect place to stop off while enjoying a day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Head Chef, Thomas Westerland, uses seasonal produce, sourced from local suppliers wherever possible, and ingredients straight from our kitchen garden. Enjoy morning coffee and pastries, lunch and dinner in the restaurant, with a full a la carte menu available from midday to 10pm. A lounge menu is also available from 10.30am to 10pm.

Pinxto de Bath

31 Barton Street, Bath, BA1 1HG 01225 463861 Inspired by the Pintxo bars of San Sebastián, is an authentically Basque-style tapas and sherry bar in the heart of Bath’s theatre district, tucked away in Barton Street. Pintxo brings a taste of Spain to the city. With a laid back feel, outside tables and a delighfully sunny sherry garden, it’s the perfect place to spend time with friends, sampling the best sherries, wines and food we could find from our favourite parts of Spain. Working with a local importers to bring you a selection of the perfect wines and sherries to complement the tapas, this unique establishment should be on everyones 'must visit' list. Their 'Cadiz' private room, is perfect for large groups and parties.

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Brown's Brasserie and Bar

Old Police Station, Orange Grove, Bath BA1 1LP 01225 461199 Located opposite the magnificent Bath Abbey, on Orange Grove, is Brown's Brasserie and Bar. Housed in a former magistrates’ court and police station – its imposing entrance doors are large enough for a horse-drawn carriage - and the elegant mezzanine floor has superb views overlooking the city. The atmosphere is lively, the food delicious and the cocktails are served with a flourish. From memorable classics, lighter selections, the special seasonal menu or traditional brasserie dishes, there are a wealth of choices for you to enjoy. Plus, the outside seating gives you the perfect location to 'people watch'. Whether you go for a lazy brunch, a working lunch, afternoon tea, or even a romantic meal dinner — whatever takes your fancy, it’s certain to be time well spent. Pinxto de Bath

Tapas Revolution

20A St Lawrence St, Bath BA1 1AN 01225 312917 Tapas Revolution specialise in Tapas, the famous small dishes found in every bar in Spain. Their great selection of tapas, vino and cervezas are typical of those you will find in owner Omar Allibhoy's hometown of Madrid. Create a meal with a variety of meat, fish and vegetarian Tapas, enjoy a glass of Rioja or their refreshing homemade lemonade. Their food is meant to be shared, at any time of day on any occasion. Come and taste a little bit of Spain. Throughout July, Tapas Revolution will be offering a tantalising taste of Spain by introducing half-price paellas every Thursday. Friends and families will be able to kickstart their sunny summer evenings and enjoy 50% off all paellas, all night long. The ultimate party dish - a lavish meal in a single pan - is designed for sharing and for bringing people together. The menu offers a choice of five delicious and vibrant options including the celebrated Paella Valenciana, typically chicken based (£6.49pp); Paella de Verduras, a perfect option for vegetarians and vegans (£5.50 pp); Paella Mixta, for the best of both worlds (£6.50 pp); and Paella de Marisco, the seafood option (£7 pp). Last but certainly not least, Tapas Revolution offers a unique Arroz Negra paella made with black rice, simmered slowly in a traditional terracotta clay pot with shellfish and squid ink. The long resting period gives the flavours and textures a chance to develop and lets the rice cook to perfection in its own heat.

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Vino Vino

5-6 Saw Close, Bath BA1 1EN 01225 312341 Vino Vino is located in the heart of the city, close to the Theatre Royal. Their large al fresco terrace is furnished with cosy blankets and heated parasols, making Vino Vino the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine and some good food, whilst watching the world go by. This sophisticated wine and cocktail bar has an informal, convivial atmosphere, that since opening in 2014 has fast become something of an institution in Bath. There is an extraordinary array of choice with a thoughtful selection of wines by the glass, a testament to the passion for wine that the owners have. An expertly chosen cocktail list complements the wine menu, ensuring that there is something on offer for every palate. Vino Vino is renowned for its' excellent selection of Artisan cheese and charcuterie, delicious sharing boards and tapas style plates.

The Oven Pizzeria

3 & 4 Seven Dials, Saw Close, Bath BA1 1EN 01225 311181 An independent award-winning artisan pizzeria, specialising in authentic Neapolitan pizza. The team of professional pizzaioli, led by Fabrizio Mancinetti, create their delicious pizzas with Fabrizio's secret recipe, from dough that is made with the most highly regarded Italian stone-ground 'Petra' flour.

Vellore Restaurant Sydney Road, Bath, BA2 6NS 01225 444424

Once the magnificent ballroom of the original house, the award-winning Vellore Restaurant is an elegant and inviting hotel restaurant with a canopied outdoor terrace. The menus combine the best in traditional and modern English fare with fine seasonal ingredients and are complemented by an impressive wine list.

Omar says: “For us in Spain, we embrace the summer by cooking outdoors together, gathering around the paella pan to eat is a family and community activity. Here at Tapas Revolution we have combined simple but tasty ingredients to create amazing summer flavours. Guests won’t forget sharing this delicious, rich and fun experience with us!’’

Bath Pizza Co

2-3 Westmoreland Station Rd, Bath BA1 1JB 01225 588886 Enjoy wood fired pizza in a stunning alfresco setting at Green Park Station, Bath. Piizza chef and guru Jonah iuses fresh, local ingredients for all pizzas which are also made to order. Made for you and cooked at 350° for 3 minutes in the wood fired oven, everything is made fresh on the premises. As the Bath Pizza Company use local and trusted producers, their pizzas are around half the calorie count (on average) of the big chains. Throughout the summer months their is also live music and performances from Bath's talented musicians. Bath Pizza Co

alfresco dining Rustico Bistro

2 Margaret's Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP 01225 310064 Situated within walking distance of two of the Cities most famous attractions, The Royal Crescent and The Circus, is Rustico Bistro. Owned by Bergamo-born brothers Darix and Franco Cinesi this charming, highly rated bistro has an open kitchen creating freshly prepared, traditional Italian food in a initmate and friendly atmosphere, Rustico Bistro will give you a taste of Italy to remember. With additional seating outside, Rustico comes alive in the Summer giving your Alfresco dining experience a real Mediterrainean feel.

The Bathwick Boatman

1 Rockliffe Avenue, Bath BA2 6QP 01225 428844 Just ten minutes stroll from Bath City Centre, the Bathwick Boatman restaurant overlooks one of the prettiest reaches of the River Avon. Perched above Bath’s historic boating station, this old rowing clubhouse is a charming place to enjoy lunch or dinner. Ben and Rosy Hall own and run the relaxed and informal restaurant in a stunning riverside location. Inspired by their years in Italy, the pair love to create honest, rustic food that won’t cost you a fortune. Offering a deliciously simple and rustic menu made with the freshest produce on the market. Everything is freshly prepared on the premises and the dishes reflect a love of robust earthy flavours.

Côte Brasserie Rustico Bistro

The Nook Garden, The Bird, Bath

18-19 Pulteney Road, Bath BA2 4EZ 01225 425003 A new pop-up for 2019, The Nook Garden at the back of the The Bird hotel on Pulteney Road, is the perfect relaxed spot for fun in the sun and a vibe unlike any bar in Bath. Full of flamboyant touches, from creative planting to bright Balinese parasols, there’s plenty of sink-into low seating to sit and sip cider or summer cocktails while admiring some of the city’s best views. There are rugs, heaters and a focal point Harry Potter-esque sculptural tree with hanging lanterns which light up after dark, while food such as sourdough pizzas, buttermilk chicken burgers, seasonal salads and sweet treats from Eton Mess to Marshfield icecream is served on Friday night and all-day Saturday. You’ll find a playful feel inside and out, as well as the option of private hire for seasonal barbecues or work get-togethers. Keep your fingers crossed that temperatures rise and bring your flock before 29th September.

The Roman Baths Kitchen

Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY 01225 477877 Located on the iconic Abbey square overlooking some of the city’s finest architecture, including the Roman Baths, Pump Room and Bath Abbey. The restaurant is a short walk from both Bath Spa train and bus station as well as a number of central car parks. The restaurant’s central location and proximity to Bath’s main attractions, makes it the perfect spot for dining, whether it’s a morning coffee stop, a light lunch or dinner following a busy day’s shopping and sightseeing. On a lovely sunny day in Bath, enjoy dining on the Terrace and soak up the atmosphere and views of the square.

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27 Milsom Place, Bath, BA1 1BZ 01225 335 509 Côte is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, championing relaxed all-day dining and serving authentic French classics made from high quality, fresh ingredients at great prices. On the menu, guests will always find brasserie favourites onthe à la carte menu such as steak frites, moules marinières, corn-fed chicken from rural Brittany and tuna Niçoise, for dessert, Côte’s crème caramel and crème brûlee are much–loved house specialities. Open early every day for breakfast, through to lunch and dinner; Côte’s atmosphere is informal and friendly. The Nook Garden

Our new pop-up Nook Garden is the place to be this summer. With its mix of informal seating, creative planting and fabulously flamboyant touches, it’s the perfect spot to Head Chef sitGianluca and sipZattini summer cocktails while enjoying I come from a foodof heaven Emilia romagna! some the -city’s best views. What does Rustico have in store for us this

Summer? (I am from Forli') region which was awarded by Forbes as the top place for food in the world. We are about to start with the new menu' which We are lucky to have the sea with all his goods, Until 29th September 2019 includes a nice bond of fresh summer recipes as the hills, the mountains so we can grow nearly asawhat we do best: simple ,tasty , beautiful, everything Open and produce excellent wine , world daily from 12 - 11pm for drinks,well with cocktail famous ravioli and tortellini.Wild mushrooms real italian cuisine. We also have one of menu available at the weekends. Foodlight, is served Friday the best alfresco dining spots in town. Margaret's and truffle are also found in Emilia Romagna. 5 - 9pm and Saturday 12 - 9pm. We border region with Tuscany and Umbria as Buildings is a very beautiful pedestrian street and having dinner under the stars in such a location well ..... is awesome. The Bird, Bath, 18-19 Pulteney Road, Bath, BA2 4EZ The different seasons offer up many different 01225 425003, Have you made any recent food discoveries ingredients, tastes and flavours. What are you looking forward to cooking with this that you like cooking with? Summer? Well i first left Italy when i was 24 and i have been in many places so i enriched my food A lot of fresh organic vegetables and seafood knowledge a lot .I love Asian and Caribbean as in the summer i try to work with lighter and flavours , but here we cook Italian! fresher recipes .


Effortlessly traditional Do you create and test out new recipes at home and if so, do they make it onto the menu at Rustico? No i do not. I am very creative and improvise . That's my gift and do so here at Rustico as well with some recipes. Finally, If you could hold a dinner party for five people (dead or alive), who would they be and why? Uhmm, I would say Laurel and Hardy because they were " gourmand " people and incredibly funny , Jim Morrison as is a dream i had since i was a kid, Freddy Mercury because i am a big fan of Queen , Pellegrino Artusi to show him if i got his teachings in the right way. let's say it would be an interesting table!

'The perfect Alfresco venue'

Rustico Bistro Italiano is located in one of Bath's most beautiful streets. Situated within walking distance of two of the Cities most famous attractions, The Royal Crescent and The Circus, Rustico Bistro offers ahaven of great food for locals and visitors alike. With freshly prepared, traditional Italian food in a initmate and friendly atmosphere, Rustico Bistro will you a taste of Italy to remember. Award Winning, Familygive Run Award Farm Winning, Shop Family Run Fa With additional seating outside, Rustico comes alive Established in for years Established for over 30 y the over Summer30 giving your Alfresco dining experience real Mediterrainean feel. Selling Quality Local aProduce Selling Quality Local Pro

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alfresco dining Ponte Vecchio

Spring Gardens Rd, Bath BA2 6PW 01225 424800 Ponte Vecchio restaurant is set in possibly Baths most scenic eating location next to the world famous Pulteney Bridge and river Avon. Serving the best of Italian cuisine in their elegant dining area or maybe a coffee, beer or cocktail on the veranda or outdoor terrace. Choose from the varied menu and enjoy an authentic freshly made pizza, a plate of fresh pasta or perhaps a succulent steak. All this, plus a daily selection of special dishes. The wine list contains an interesting selection of the very best of Italian wines, specially chosen by the owners to give great value for money together with outstanding quality. Also chilled Italian lager, Czech beer, West Country cider, soft drinks and, of course, delicious coffees either served from the bar or to accompany your meal.

Graze Bar & Chophouse

9 Brunel Square, Bath BA1 1SX 01225 429392 Found right by Bath train station, this restaurant and microbrewery is at the heart of what Bath Ales do, showing their love of great beer and food. The menu has a strong focus on British meat cookery with a particular emphasis on dry-aged steak cooked in their Josper charcoal oven. In addition to the seriously meaty fare there is also a great selection of small plates, fish and shellfish dishes and vegetarian options, as well as seasonal specials. Graze

The Marlborough Tavern

35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY 01225 423731 You'll find a warm welcome at The Marlborough Tavern where freshly prepared home cooked food and friendly service is paramount. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, and every morning for coffee from 9am. The Marlborough Tavern is located in a beautiful spot near to the centre of Bath, just around the corner from The Royal Crescent. The ethos is to bring you great tasting home cooked food with an emphasis on seasonal and local produce. Offering high quality restaurant dishes, but without the stuffiness that can sometimes accompany them. Above all else, it’s about great British food. Whether you’re thinking of dining, having a quick snack or just popping in for a pint, the walled courtyard offers a perfect suntrap on a barny summer day or evening.

Hall and Woodhouse

1 Old King Street, Bath BA1 2JW 01225 469259 A spectacular pub and restaurant whose venue can only be described as simply stunning. Originally an auction house built in the 1960’s Hall & Woodhouse is a stunning bar and restaurant in the heart of Bath, voted a must see by the Mail on Sunday. No matter what the occasion Hall & Woodhouse is perfect, whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, celebration dinner, business meeting or just a few drinks. The building is split into sections over three floors and is designed around the Woodhouse family and their interests and passions. Downstairs you’ll find the Copper Bar, built from the old brewing coppers from Hall & Woodhouse brewery in Dorset after which the building is named, and the Pantry with long bench style seating for a more relaxed experience. Moving up the grand central staircase is the dining room with its open kitchen and then to top it all off a beautiful roof terrace, the perfect place to relax on a sunny evening.

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This can all be enjoyed in and around the arches of the 19th century railway station, originally built by none other than Isambard Kingdom Brunel, with fantastic service and a warm welcome.

Green Park Brasserie

6 Green Park Road, Bath BA1 1JB 01225 338565 Beautifully located in an old railway station, Green Park Brasserie offers a relaxed, friendly environment with freshly prepared food, an eclectic wine list, organic coffee and live music. The Braz is at the heart of the thriving independent community at Green Park Station which hosts Bath Farmers' Market (the UK's first Farmers' Market) every Saturday morning. Join the Braz for live jazz on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, for lunch all week, for their famous Sunday roast, or for coffees and pastries throughout the day. Ponte Vecchio

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Café Rouge launches their new menu collection

Café Rouge unveils their new menu collection, inspired by this season’s flavours and tastes. Their Executive Chef Bruno Balle has travelled across France, from Calais to Corsica, sourcing the best ingredients and suppliers to create their new à la carte and set menus.

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evening. conversation at The Cross Keys, the home from For more details: home. Continuing their passion for food, the much-loved or call 01225 849180 restaurant group have evolved and welcomed 14 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX new dishes to their à la carte menu menu. Tel 01225the 805609 Discover rich tapestry of French provenance in their new Charcuterie et Fromage – a curated The Bath of Brew House are a well-established selection artisanal products from suppliers in city centre pub that is known for tasty pub different regions of France: potted pork rillettes, food brewed ales. whichand areexcellent produced on-site to an age old traditional recipe in Lambersart, Lille by the Pourbaix family since 1976; delicate jambon de Bayonne The brew-pub boasts a huge outdoor dry-cured with salts from nearby Abour marshes space, complete with a free ping pong table, for at least 210 days; outside ‘Garden Bar’flavoursome specialisingBarbary in localduck breast smoked the traditional way over beech ciders and a selection of outdoor board games wood shavings, and rich and creamy Camembert - the Giant Jenga is a personal favourite from Brittany – all accompanied by shallot and but, be warned, may result in relationship raising chutney and crusty baguette.

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Visit our family run 18th century alehouse and restaurant. Visit our family run 18th century alehouse and restaurant. Over 300 years old and recently refurbished - a fabulous blendblend of traditional and contemporary. Over 300 years old and undergoing a major a fabulous of traditional and contemporary. Visit our family runrefurbishment 18th century -alehouse and restaurant. WithWith a new chef and new menu, large family garden and regular quiz nights outour for our a new chef undergoing and new menu, large family garden regular quiz of nights looklook out for Over 300 years old and a major refurbishment - aand fabulous blend traditional and contemporary. special events throughout the summer such as our annual beer festival. events thesoon, summer ourregular annualquiz beernights festival. With a newspecial chef and new throughout menu coming realsuch firesasand look out for our special events through spring and summer such as our annual beer festival.

Come enjoy refurbished Beer Garden. Come andand enjoy our our newly refurbished Beer Garden. What's on this The perfect spot this Summer summer forsummer! all the family.

July 9th Country night!! Jonny Cash tribute.....BBQ....outside bar August 5th 6th 7th Cross Keys annual beer festival!! Live music.... BBQ.... great selection of real ales

September 3rd Jamaican night!! Live music... authentic Jamaican food.... outside bar June to September 4th BBQ Every Saturday and Sunday (Weather permiting!!)

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The Crystal Palace

10-11 Abbey Green, Bath, BA1 1NW Tel: 01225 482666 A beautiful, traditional pub at the heart of the cityThe Crystal Palace is one of the city’s true gems. Just metres from the Roman Baths, the pub is a historic landmark in itself – a Grade II listed building that makes a special setting for dinner or drinks all year round. One of the best pubs in Bath to spend a balmy summer evening, The Crystal Palace boasts a large patio area to the rear with plenty of seating available.

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Café Rouge launches their new menu collection

With patio heaters on hand to fend off any chills, you can enjoy the patio heaters on hand to fend off any chills, you can enjoy the great outdoors long after the sun goes down.

The Cork Café Rouge unveils their new menu collection,

11-12 Westgate Buildings, BA1 1EB inspired by this season’s flavours and tastes. Tel: 333582 Their01225 Executive Chef Bruno Balle has travelled across France, from Calais to Corsica, sourcing The Corkingredients is situated and in the heart ofto Bath the best suppliers create their within of all the major tourist new à walking la carte distance and set menus. attractions. Thefind decor incorporates gorgeous You won’t just a warm welcomethe at our pub limestone with ainclassics cool retro feel. Comprised of two Beloved French and new seasonal and restaurant Bath, but you’ll find a great bars, two-vaulted party pods, a conservatory and flavours and are at the heart of the menus, selection of home made pub food, freshly which Daily board'. a-are suntrap beer garden, The Cork has something the'specials culmination of the recipes and prepared in house with lotstraditional of ales, beers and -to 2 & 3 course special deals for Sunday roasts offertoeveryone. techniques thattoo. the Executive Chef experienced wines drink Ask ourEmbracing reduced portion sizes way and of on hisabout travels. the French children's meals. 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This lovely country inn has open fires and a great atmosphere! There Café Rouge’s new à la carte menu and seasonal Springis SetaMenu celebrate the new season great menu and a bringing guests the perfect choice for both lunch Thea welcoming food andspecials dinner, whilst board. always providing and relaxed ambiance. was excellent and well Forpresented more detsails: by super staff!


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The Hope and Anchor is set in the heart of the delightful Cam valley, a 10-minute drive from Bath city centre or alternatively now a fairly gentle and very scenic cycle ride along the new Colliers Way cycle path which leads straight into the pub car park (and then on to Radstock for the more energetic). The pub is one of Bath's few remaining independently owned and run establishments, this historic country pub has been run by Richard and Luci Smolarek for 26 years now, making it a well established favourite among Bath's discerning diners for consistently delicious, reasonably priced food in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere.

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The Inn at Freshford

ESCAPE THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE CITY AT FOUR IDYLLIC PUBS The Inn at Freshford, the Cross Guns in Avoncliff and The Old Crown Inn in Kelston are all set in idyllic locations with stunning rural surroundings. As well as our newest inn, The Griffin Inn, located only minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Bath’s city centre. Our pubs are popular with walkers and cyclists, dog walkers and families. The Inn at Freshford and the Cross Guns are connected by The Two Valleys walk, perfect for those who are seeking out an escape from the city. Being located on the banks of the river, it is not unusual for people to arrive at the Cross Guns by boat, kayak or paddle board. Kelston’s Round Hill and its breath-taking views are only a short walk from the Old Crown Inn. Our menus change throughout the seasons, using the best ingredients which, where possible, we source from local suppliers – our vegetables are grown close by in Wiltshire and our cheese is from Bath Soft Cheese, our neighbour in Kelston! We have a smokehouse in the garden at The Inn at Freshford where we smoke meats, vegetables and cheese, to produce delicious smoked ingredients to be used throughout our menus. The Griffin Inn is situated in the heart of Bath and puts you right on the doorstep of everything that we have to offer. With famous attractions on our doorstep, The Griffin Inn is the ideal place to

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rest and relax after exploring the beautiful city of Bath. We have eight tastefully decorated, cosy rooms available, which provides an intimate feel and a fantastic night’s sleep.

tequilas, from familiar brands to very rare single village producers. Our 300-year-old inn is the ideal place to be at any time of the day with our breakfast, lunch and evening menu launching at the beginning of May, available every Tuesday – Sunday.

We are commended for our impressive collection of spirits and liqueurs at The Griffin Inn, especially our array of 100 gins and 100

The Old Crown is home to our incredible garden lodge, complete with an outdoor bar and also log burners for when the weather isn’t so generous.

Parties at The Old Crown Inn

The Cross Guns

Spirits at The Griffin Inn

The Griffin Inn is the ideal place to rest and relax after exploring the beautiful city of Bath. We have eight tastefully decorated, cosy rooms available, which provides an intimate feel and a fantastic night’s sleep. At the Cross Guns, we have a deli that’s open daily from 9 to 5, serving barista coffees, salads, sandwiches, freshly baked cakes, and other delicious treats – perfect to grab and go or eat in the garden.

of our events – our pubs have all the ingredients for an unforgettable experience.

Sunny days and balmy evenings create a compelling desire to eat al fresco. June will see the return of our famous Supper Club at The Inn at Freshford, hosted on the first Friday of every month. Our talented chefs are creating new, innovative five-course set menus inspired by the seasons.

The Griffin Inn

Our award-winning gardens at the Old Crown and The Inn at Freshford are available for private hire and are beautiful venues for events, parties and wedding receptions. We offer a complete hospitality service, supplying marquees of all sizes for private events, and we can also provide bespoke gourmet catering, including sumptuous hog roasts and five delicious world-barbecue menus. Whether it’s at a table in one of our gardens; sat by the river with a picnic from our deli or at one

The garden at The Old Crown Inn The Griffin Inn

For more details on each of our pubs, visit the website, give us a call, or pop in:

Monmouth Street, Bath, BA1 2AP Tel: 01225 420919

The Inn at Freshford The Hill, Freshford, Bath, BA2 7WG Tel: 01225 722250

Cross Guns Avoncliff Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2HB Tel: 01225 862335

The Old Crown Inn Kelston Road, Bath, BA1 9AQ Tel: 01225 423032

Supper Clubs at The Inn at Freshford

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The Pig and Fiddle

The Methuen Arms

Spend this summer in the garden Swap your shears for a beer and leave the cutting to a knife and fork, as you make the most of the summer in one of Butcombe's outstanding pubs and inns.

The Pelican Inn, Chew Magna

Named after Sir Francis Drake’s flagship, The Pelican Inn sits in the heart of the picturesque village of Chew Magna. Recently undergoing a refurbishment, The Peli (as it’s known by the locals) has a new look and feel, with festoon lighting and ample seating transforming their courtyard area, as well a new-look interior. Enjoy sharing boards through the week or wood-fired pizzas from the outside pizza oven every Sunday. What’s more you can even get Pelican pizzas to take away!

The Quarrymans Arms, Box

Set in the rolling hills of rural Wiltshire, The Quarrymans Arms is a pub full of character and quite possible the best pub view you will ever find. The breath-taking surroundings make it the ideal location for a well-deserved pint after a stroll in the country or as a destination in itself for some traditional home-

cooked food (highly recommended are the pies, a speciality of Head Chef Amber). Time your visit to coincide with one the most spectacular sunsets and sit in the garden to while away the hours. With pump clips adorning the timber joists, real ale, pies and beautiful countryside – this really is a quintessentially British pub.

The Pig and Fiddle, Bath

Alongside Bath’s newest hotel The Broad Street Townhouse, The Pig and Fiddle is one of the most iconic pub gardens in the centre of Bath. A great spot for people watching and for sampling their legendary Mac n Cheese and pub classics, and soon to arrive on the menu the Pig’s bottomless brunches. Weekends come alive with a varied live music and DJ calendar, and on the chillier evenings the heat lamps of the garden ensure as warm a setting as on the sunniest of days.

The Pelican Inn

The Methuen Arms, Corsham

With a number of al fresco areas for dining including a courtyard to the back, the restaurant opening onto the patio, and tables nestled into corners of the garden overlooking the chef’s kitchen garden, The Methuen Arms has space for everyone and every occasion. Surrounded by Bath stone buildings and beautiful flowerbeds, fairy lights adorning the garden and wicker chairs to relax in of an evening. The ever changing menu of head chef Leigh Evans champions the very best of Wiltshire’s larder and of course the produce from its own garden. Recenlty awarded its third AA Rosette, this is al fresco dining at its best.

The Smoking Dog, Malmesbury

In the market Town of Malmesbury sits The Smoking Dog, a Cotswold stone-built public house full of character. Hidden behind a deceivingly tiny entrance, this tardis-like pub extends back from cosy bar and dining area through to an unexpectedly large sun-trap garden – right in the centre of town. The Smoking Dog is the place to be in the Summer - home of the annual Beer and Sausage festival, BBQ nights and gin garden parties, and a perfect stop off after a visit to the Cotswolds, Malmesbury Abbey and so much more. As the name would suggest your four legged friends are welcome too! The Quarrymans Arms

A TASTE OF SUMMER Beer gardens and courtyards in Bath & beyond! Butcombe pubs and inns have Summer covered with outside dining areas, pop up BBQs, gin gardens and more. Make the most of the weather and join us for a spot of al fresco this Summer.

The Methuen Arms, Corsham 01249 717060

From the relaxing Methuen Arms in Corsham to the lively Pig and Fiddle in Bath, the spectacular view of the Quarrymans Arms to the new-look Pelican in Chew Magna. Whether it’s a trip to your local or exploring somewhere new there’s a pub garden for everyone with Butcombe.

The Quarrymans Arms, Corsham 01225 743569

The Pig & Fiddle, Bath 0122 546 0868

The Pelican, Chew Magna 01275 331777

The Smoking Dog, Malmesbury 01666 825823

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wonderful cheeses. The perfect partnership, ideal at any time.


There’s a perception that bars in hotels are for residents only. This is absolutely not the case at ArtBar at Abbey Hotel. Refurbished in May and bringing its name to life, ArtBar is redefined and offers a central location for a variety of uses. A place to meet friends for coffee. Just 5 minutes from Bath Spa train and bus station and around the corner from Abbey Square and the shops of central Bath, the bar offers and relaxed and peaceful venue to meet friends for coffee. A place to work. With many people working from home or having flexible working opportunities, sometimes it’s difficult to find the right environment to set up the laptop and crack on with the tasks in hand. Power sockets, USB charging and comfortable table space, not to mention the table service so that you do not need to leave your things whilst you queue for a coffee, ArtBar is the ideal place to work, arrange to meet business contacts and ensure a productive day in the ‘office’.

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Celebrate the summer in style with Koffmann & Mr White's and the ArtBath


eople often categorise restaurants. Not by the food type, style or the location, but the reason why they would visit. A bite to eat with a friend before powering on to the next set of shops, a leisurely lunch and glass of wine to catch up with a family member. May be an afternoon tea to share with a friendship group – with or without the champagne! And then there’s the evening meal, sometimes relaxed and possibly a spur of the moment dinner out, or something planned in the diary with an outfit specially selected. Koffmann & Mr. White’s stylish yet unpretentious interior, friendly service and most importantly, real food done well, allow the visitor to choose their ideal category for this brasserie. Centrally located in the Georgian setting of North Parade, a stone’s throw from Bath Abbey in one direction and the train station in the other, the English French brasserie is a world first. Creators Marco Pierre White and his tutor and friend of over 30 years, Pierre Koffmann have collaborated to bring to Bath the best of English and French classic cuisine. Where else could you find Classic 1970’s Prawn Cocktail sitting alongside French Onion Soup on a starter menu? Poussin Grillé, Epices Douces Aîoli alongside Coronation Shrimp Curry and Fresh Battered Cod with Chips and Mushy Peas on the main course menu? Braised Ox Cheek in Red Wine à l’ancienne is a firm favourite and, looking at desserts

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and cheeses, the new Spring / Summer menu serves up The Boxtree Mess (a Marco take on the classic Eton Mess) sitting next to Pierre’s Oeufs à la Neige and classic Tarte au Citron. Menu contributions for the French element sees Richard Bertinet’s Sourdough proudly at the top of the menu and the evening is perfectly rounded off by all things English with Alex James (of Blur fame) and his An extensive cocktail list can be found at ArtBar

A place to indulge. Afternoon tea is the quintessential English indulgence and when served with a backdrop of everchanging artwork in the Georgian setting of ArtBar, it makes the idea way to while away the afternoon. Served everyday between 12noon – 5pm, booking in definitely recommended but well worth the advanced planning! A place to say Cheers. An extensive cocktail list, a good selection of wines by the glass alongside prosecco and champagne for those special moments, ArtBar has everything for an enjoyable drink with friends, family or colleagues. With prices that certainly are not out of place in the city of Bath, ArtBar should become one of your goto places to enjoy your favourite tipple. Whatever your reason for stopping by this central hub, ArtBar offers a fresh, vibrant and ever-changing backdrop for your enjoyment.

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La Marca di San Michele

Situated nearby Pievalta the specialities here are both Verdicchio and Montepulciano. Showing their Bastion Contrario 2016 100% Montpeuciano was eagerly anticipated. This singular meaty style with a pronounced Cherry scent was a serious wine of distinction. High in acid with moderated tannins it offered the wine hunter a different wine experience.


Again farmed nearby, this 4 ha winery established in 2018 offers a range of wines with several grape varieties grown (as others) on light clay-based soils. My choice of wine was the elegant Verdicchio sporting a full-on nose of a saline, lime and almonds with a great mouthfeel and textured finish.

The 8 wine wonders of Marche in Central Italy Stephen Barrett samples the wines of the Adriatic As a wine writer I am often offered the opportunity to visit and discover wine regions that might (in UK terms) been left behind as the giant multiples seem only to want samey wines on their shelves. This article below is how we do our work with incisive tastings and notes. We hope (like you) these original finds might awaken your taste buds to search for individual and often original wines to taste and savour! Our tour started by discovering exactly which (style of) wines were represented in Marche. Being in an Adriatic location I hoped for some exciting white wines that would match some of the noted seafood in this province. Most provinces in Italy are blessed with good fortune as their wine industry nurtures often ancient and spectacular varietals with almost

‘secret’ styles that tantalise and delight. So pencils and palates sharpened off we went…. Our new tasting was not to disappoint as we ventured to the magnificent historic premises of Malacari in Offagna. Here we met 8 wine makers and principles from the prestigious group known as Terroir Marche (Vignailio bio). These 8 winemakers representing 19 members of their group and each had (at least) two samples to show us.All were eager to meet us and were looking for UK representation…


Situated near to the sea to the north of the region we were showed his Verdicchio 2016 that exuded fresh herbal notes that rolled effortlessly into a brilliant mouthfeel of stone fruit over lime! Elaborated in concrete it presented a quality that we were to experience throughout the tasting.


Again this winery is v near to the sea and is influenced by it. The winery is comparatively new being established in 2011. Their 3.5 ha are cultivating Verdicchio, Syrah and Merlot. The 2016 Cantaro (Verdicchio) is as fresh as a breeze! Using tank (fermentation) followed by 10 months in the bottle before entering the market. This 2016 sample is full on the palate with pronounced Lime scents abound.

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Verdicchio 2017 offers citrus (Orange and Lime), exotic perfume and grassy notes in a simple swirl! A touch of saline makes an appearance as this wine of quality takes a shine.


Situated near to Ancona to the top of a calcareous cliff-top location, Moroder are able to elaborate beautiful wines in a unique environment. With lots of work undertaken in the winery their wines are held in high esteem. We sniffed, swirled and sipped their 100% Montepulciano that offered complexity, hidden fruit and glorious spice throughout its silky (Riserva) style.


A short distance west to Malicari’s ancient castle, home to their famous wines where the vineyards are 250 m above sea level. Fastidious selection of Montpeulciano berries after which they are pressed and interned for three years in large oak format. We tasted a 2014 and a magical 1998 showing just how quiet development can tame the high acid/ low tannins of this red grape in Marche. Wines are either Doc and Docg in origination, some Superiore and Classico all now sporting Organic, Biodynamic with sustainability throughout the range of the wines from this exclusive Terroir Marche group. It would be excellent to see these wines in the UK perhaps at an organic wine specialist? I know you’re out there!


Heading towards the Appenine Hills Peivalta vinifies his 100% 2016 Verdicchio in rather plump terracotta vessels of 300 litres capacity. The resulting wine shows a smoky note followed by a Lime and stone fruit finish. A gentle saline note appears too that becomes the hallmark of these terroir – influenced Verdicchios

Stephen Barrett is a wine, food and travel writer based in Plymouth. Stephen is happy to receive correspondence and can be contacted via his website Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , LinkedIn and Pinterest bistrowineman

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music 5 July Barry Steele & Friends: The Roy Orbison Story Bath Forum He’s the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, yet Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music. Time: 7.30pm Prices: £23.50 (+ booking fee per ticket)

6 July Roxy Magic: A Tribute to Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry Chapel Arts Roxy Magic are the UK's best and longestrunning tribute to Roxy Music & Bryan Ferry “Wow!” Bryan Ferry "Awesome" Otis Ferry "It took a long time for there to be a Roxy tribute band; there is one now and it's very good." Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Prices: £20.00 Advance 17 July k.d.lang - Ingénue Redux 25th Anniversary Tour The Forum, Bath k.d. lang has won four GRAMMY® awards, eight Juno Awards, a BRIT, an AMA, a VMA, and four awards from GLAAD. In 1996, she received Canada’s highest civilian honour,

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the Order of Canada. In 2013, she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards, and last year, received the Alberta Order of Excellence Award. Time: 7.30pm Prices: From £25.50 / £34.50 / £43.50 (+ booking fees*)

18 July An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash The Forum, Bath Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash hits the road in July for a new batch of UK tour dates as he continues to support the release of Over the Years…, a 2-disc collection of Nash’s best-known songs from the past 50 years plus more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details. 22 July John Newman Moles Sometimes the most extraordinary talent comes, seemingly, from nowhere. John Newman is only just 23 years old, but his voice and his songs cut through with a depth and a richness that’s way beyond a couple of decades and some change. A true force of nature, John writes, produces plays, performs and remixes his own music,

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as well as writing his own video scripts and designing his own clothes. This is a seriously larger than life character. Acclaimed singer John Newman comes to Moles as part of a special stripped back tour of grassroots venues. Time: 7.00pm Prices: see website for details 25 July Chris Difford Chapel Arts Chris Difford is a Grammy nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life, and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 40 years. Time: 8.00 – 10.30pm Prices: £ 18.00 in advance 27 July Strawbs 50 Years on - A 50th Anniversary Acoustic Concert Chapel Arts The Strawbs started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys before emerging into the mainstream from the exciting British Folk Movement of the mid 60s alongside other such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Al Stewart and Roy Harper The Acoustic Strawbs of the 21st century consist of the founder, constant guiding force, originator and lead vocalist Dave Cousins, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of the UK. Alongside him longtime band members lead guitarist Dave Lambert and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 1970s Strawbs. Time: 8.00 – 10.30pm Prices: £ 15.00 in advance

2 - 4 Aug Outcider Festival Komedia Outcider Festival, the alternative music and cider gathering held at Fernhill Farm just outside Bristol, returns for its 6th consecutive year from 2nd – 4th August 2019. This 3 day event boasts an eclectic line-up of nationally known acts, emerging artists and local talent in the idyllic surroundings of a working Mendip farm. The 500 capacity festival has gained a loyal following of festival goers. Times and prices vary, see website for details. 2 Aug Lansdown Live: Festival of Legends Bath Racecourse Get ready for an awesome Friday night of summer racing at Bath Racecourse followed by live music on the open-air stage. Three fantastic tribute acts will be performing after racing celebrating some of Pop's most iconic acts – David Bowie, George Michael and Queen.Firstly, you can enjoy the night's seven exciting races, all offering you the chance to experience the thrill of watching live horseracing alongside a variety of lip-smacking food and drink. Straight after racing, three acclaimed tribute acts will take to Bath Racecourse's open-air stage to perform classic songs live by three iconic acts. Time: 3.30pm Prices vary, see website for details.

Local chamber choir to perform in Bath Abbey’s restored east end Bath Abbey’s beautiful east end was recently reopened to the public after nearly a year. As part of the Footprint project, repairs were made to the collapsing floor and fragile ledgerstones, and a new eco-heating system using Bath’s famous hot springs was installed. If you have not yet been in to see the newly restored east end, there will be an opportunity to do so while enjoying a concert by the Aquae Sulis Chorale, a chamber choir made up of local professional and semiprofessional singers. They will perform a

selection of much-loved favourites including Zadok the Priest by Handel, Parry’s I was Glad and Tippet's Five Spirituals. Tickets for the concert on Friday 12 July, 6.30-7.30pm are still available from Bath Box Office. Very aptly all profits will go to the Abbey’s Footprint Project with all money raised, including ticket sales, automatically doubled thanks to the Brownsword Charitable Foundation, which is match-funding all donations to Footprint. The choir is led by Bath Abbey’s Assistant Director of Music, Shean Bowers who said: “An added incentive for helping to raise funds for Footprint is that it will create a brand-new choir space which will be fantastic for the Abbey’s choirs and visiting musicians.”

Summer Evening Choral Concert with the The Aquae Sulis Chorale Directed by Shean Bowers

Friday 12 July 6.30pm - 7.30pm Tickets - Bath Box Office: £10 Adult, £5 Child/Concessions In support of the Abbey’s Footprint Project, all money raised will be doubled by the Brownsword Charitable Foundation.

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Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael

30 Aug A Gaga Star Is Born The Forum, Bath The most spectacular and innovative Theatre show ever produced touring 2019/20. Time: 7.30pm Prices: From £24.50 (+ booking fees*)

Wiltshire Music Centre continues to build on success Building on the success of its 20th anniversary year, Wiltshire Music Centre launches its final season for 2019, featuring an incredibly diverse array of talent. “We are extremely proud to be able to present such a rich and diverse programme of concerts here at WMC, and hope that there is something for everyone to enjoy in our autumn season.” said Artistic Director, James Slater. Tasmin Little

6 Sept Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael The Forum, Bath Direct from London's West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael tribute show. Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating the global superstar that is George Michael. Make new memories whilst reliving old classics. The show features all his hits including Father Figure,Freedom, Faith and many more. This is one show-stopping extravaganza you do not want to miss! Time: 8.00pm Prices: £25.00 (+ booking fee per ticket) 14 Sept The Human League Bath Racecourse 80's chart-toppers, The Human League, will headline Bath Racecourse’s open-air stage on Saturday 14 September in a music concert combining thrilling horseracing and fantastic live music. Time: 8pm See website for prices. See our competition overleaf.

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Age of Enlightenment (30 Nov) and the much-loved Tasmin Little (7 Dec) close out the year. Jazz and world music aficionados are not forgotten with the ‘full-on brilliance’ (The Guardian) of The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars (27 Sep), and a new percussion festival #Worldbeats co-curated by Brazilian percussionist and Artist in Residence Adriano Adewale (19/20 Oct), who will perform with Carlos Malta, and Huw Warren (19 Oct). This will be followed by the widely anticipated return of trombonist Dennis Rollins, with his new ensemble FunkyFunk! (1 Nov).

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The classical programme commences with Marta Gardolińska conducting the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, (20 Sept), and I Fagiolini, combining vocal music, art and science celebrating Leonardo da Vinci, in the 500th anniversary year of his death (28 Sep). Later in the year audiences will be treated to the Doric String Quartet combining with the Marmen Quartet for a performance of Shostakovich’s virtuosic Two Pieces for Octet (23 Nov). As if that were not enough, the resident Orchestra of the

There will be a powerful performance from the Kakatsitsi Drummers from Ghana (9 Nov), fusing ceremonial music of the Bwiti tribes with African grooves, and an entrancing visit from the Drepung Kongpo Khangtsen Monks of Tibet (29 Nov). Folk-lovers can revel in the endless inventiveness of globe-trotting Irish folk icons Dervish (21 Sep), Texas-based Hot Club of Cowtown, (8 Nov) and Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening (16 Nov). To view the full season programme, visit

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5 Aug Cancer Bats Moles With 13 years under their belt including 5 acclaimed studio albums, three Juno Award nominations and countless tours around the globe, Canadian hardcore metal punks, Cancer Bats have become a well-known force within the world of heavy music. Time: 7.00pm Prices: see website for details

AUTUMN WINTER 2019 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS Fri 20 Sep 7.30pm BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Glorious opening to the new season Sat 28 Sep 7.30pm I FAGIOLINI Renaissance choral celebrates Da Vinci Sat 19 Oct 7.30pm ADRIANO ADEWALE / CARLOS MALTA / HUW WARREN Three stellar musicians combine for a unique evening of unbridled creativity Fri 1 Nov 7.30pm FUNKY-FUNK! WITH DENNIS ROLLINS Trombone star returns with all-new groove band Sat 2 Nov 7.30pm BATH CAMERATA & WILD PLUM ARTS A dazzling programme including works by living female composers

Sat 16 Nov 7.30pm KATHRYN TICKELL & THE DARKENING Modern exposure for Northern folk Fri 29 Nov 7.30pm DREPUNG KONGPO KHANGTSEN MONKS OF TIBET Sacred music and dance from Tibet

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From furlongs to leagues


HE HUMAN LEAGUE are back and looking forward to an action packed day out; performing at Bath Racecourse on Saturday 14th September. Enjoy a day at the races before dancing into the evening as one of the 80's biggest bands delights the crowds with hits such as the Number One single 'Don't You Want Me Baby', 'Open Your Heart', 'Fascination' and 'Human'. A gig not to be missed…..

The Human League are so credible it’s incredible. In fact, they’re probably more highly regarded now than they were in 1981 when they released their landmark album Dare! They’re used to everyone from Madonna to Moby, Pet Shop Boys to Robbie Williams, citing them as an influence.

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But they’re about more than esoteric infiltration – there has been mainstream penetration, too, commensurate with a band who gave us the greatest ever Christmas Number 1 single with 1981/2’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’, who have had four Top 10 albums and eight Top 10 singles in the UK as well as two US Number 1 singles and sold 20 million records worldwide. Time-travel saga Ashes To Ashes, based one of its main characters on Joanne Catherall, while the mighty Philip Oakey appeared on Top Gear at the personal behest of Jeremy Clarkson who regularly name-checks the League in his newspaper column. Then there are the ‘L’ girls, the new generation of synth-driven female pop artists, who have got in on the League-adoring act: La Roux is a known admirer of the electro pioneers, while Little Boots is such a fan she requested Philip Oakeys input on her debut album.

Even Lady Gaga professed to be a devotee when she met them; they had adjacent dressing rooms at the ‘V’ Festival. “She sat there in her bra and pants and we told her we were a huge fan of hers and she told us she was a huge fan of ours as well,” says Susan Ann Sulley, who has never been a waitress in a cocktail bar but has been a member of the League since Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh left the band in 1980 to form Heaven 17. “I’m not star-struck by many people and I don’t hero-worship anyone, but she was lovely.” But not surprisingly for a group who were famously described by David Bowie in 1979 as “the sound of the future”, and indeed the group was once called The Future, The Human League have never been about resting on their laurels or relying on past glories to see them through. The band have just completed the UK leg of their 'Red Live Tour' and 2019 shows now signs of slowing down, as the festivals season sees them continue to travel across the UK and parts of Europe culminating in their Bath Racecourse show on September 14th. Executive Director of Bath Racecourse, Jo Hall said, ‘Human League are one the most influential pop bands of the 80s and everyone – whatever their age – knows the bands number 1 hit ‘don’t you want me’. After the success of having UB40 and James Blunt perform here, we can’t wait to have Human League live after racing on Saturday 14 September. I‘m sure they are going to rock the racecourse!’


two tickets to see The Human League at Bath Racecourse on Sat 14th September. For a chance to win, simply send us your name and contact details, on e-mail, to: Subject: Human League Closing Date: 6th September Usual T's and C's apply Go to for more details

On their Facebook site, The Human League said, 'We've never played in Bath before, well not that we can recall anyway so we are looking forward to spending some time in what is undoubtedly a very beautiful place.'

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ValleyFest 2 - 4 August 2019, Chew Valley Lake

Treats, beats and plenty to eat! Valley Fest, the best-tasting music festival in the South West, has a punchy programme: Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Razorlight and Tom Odell are headlining. The music festival, which takes place between 2nd - 4th August 2019 alongside Chew Valley Lake, also showcases the region’s finest produce. From charcuterie to cheddars and ciders to sausages, it’s hedge-to-hedge Somerset style and sizzle. Now in its fifth year, Valley Fest’s line up has always included some big names as well as plenty of rising stars. And the consistently biggest crowd pleaser of all: the view. Chew Valley Lake provides the sparkling backdrop that is edged by the rolling Mendip hills.

Live acts and DJ sets

This year Nubiyan Twist, Stealing Sheep, Henge, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, The Magic Numbers and Honeyfeet are on the bill. Valley Fest has got a much bigger DJ line up this year. Norman Jay MBE, will be

serving up some good times. There will also be a DJ set from Leftfield plus The Nextmen and Arcadia are bringing the bug.

Lazy lakeside lushness

And the consistently biggest crowd pleaser of all: the view. Part of Valley Fest’s appeal is the lazy lakeside vibe. And artists which perfectly cater to that include Ishmael Ensemble and Three Cane Whale, whose debut album was chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her Top Five Modern Folk Albums.

Food glorious food

The region’s culinary heroes and heroines will be cooking up a storm day and night in the form of feasts. Owner of the Michelinstarred Pony and Trap, Josh Eggleton, together with Rob Howell, Head Chef of Root, which recently won a Bib Gourmand award, are at the helm on Saturday. They are serving a six-course feast during the afternoon and evening. On Sunday, the Free Range Chef will be serving up 3 courses of vegetarian sharing platters – expect a fusion of flavours from the Middle East and Italy. Not forgetting the gorgeous brunches, which will be offered by the Riverford Field Kitchen on Saturday and the Yeo Valley Canteen on Sunday.

Love local

Basement Jaxx

Valley Fest is about celebrating food in the South West and the passion of those who produce it. Most of the fresh ingredients will be coming from the festival’s neighbours at The Community Farm. Regionally-sourced tapas will be served all day in the iconic tipis by The Monmouth Table, (pictured) run by Annie Coplestone and Carlotta Paolieri. Annie has worked for Moro, River Cottage and River Café. There will be cooking demonstrations from Masterchef quarter finalist: Hope Pointing and Elly Pear will be cooking recipes from her brand new book: Green. Huge BBQs are scheduled too - think tractor-sized rotisseries!



Weleda will be offering Skin Food facials. Yoga, massage, meditation, mindfulness, reiki and singing workshops are available to help rejuvenate and refresh. Plus talks on body confidence.

From charcuterie to cheddars and ciders to sausages, it’s hedge-to-hedge Somerset style and sizzle. Charity fundraising

Much of the drive to run the festival comes from the fund raising opportunity it creates. Last year, Valley Fest raised £14,479.15 for Teenage Cancer Trust. Luke's mother Sandra Hasell very sadly died of ovarian cancer. She had so much energy and a huge love of life - just like Luke. That is why Valley Fest wants to support teenagers through a cancer diagnosis, so that they have the best chance of thriving and also loving life.

Value Fest!

And the best bit?! Adult weekend tickets are only £125 (plus booking fee) and can be bought from They are selling out in record time, so join the party while you can! The event is perfect for food lovers, first-time festival goers, plus young and maturing families. No long treks across site and plenty of activities for everyone. Expect hedgeto-hedge Somerset sparkle and plenty of nonsense with a spectacular soundtrack. This is West Country wildness at its best. Everyone is advised to arrive hungry.

Clare Lees plays Adina

Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore

Aug 31, Sept 3, 6 & 7, Belcombe Court, Bradford on Avon Daily Mail A “Pick of the 2019 Country House Opera Festivals” Sunday Telegraph “Book it Now - Hottest Ticket” Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see opera performed right ‘under your nose’. The Iford Arts Festival is internationally renowned for its intimate performance spaces (220 people max in the specially commissioned dome) Opera is fully in-the-round (no-one misses any of the action) and sung in English (no surtitles needed). It all takes place at Belcombe Court, in 45 acres of stunning Cotswold parkland just outside Bath, perfect for that great country house opera tradition – picnics. L’elisir d’amore is also the perfect introduction to opera, Iford is welcoming and casual – no black tie dress code. 12 – 18 year olds go free with a ticket holding adult. Booking Now at Bath Box Office 01225 463 362

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summer fun East Asian Life exhibition showcases utilitarian objects 10 November 2019 Museum of East Asian Art The exquisite objects in the collection of the Museum of East Asian Art are now seen and enjoyed as wonderful works of art. However, many of them were originally utilitarian items used in daily life.

Image credits: Visitors at Lacock Abbey © National Trust Images / James Dobson and Ensemble, 2018 © National Trust Images / CHARLIE SMITH LONDON

From flower vessels to incense utensils, from writing tools to accessories, this exhibition remembers the original function of many objects in the Museum’s collection.

Summer at Lacock has something for everyone In June Lacock Abbey will play host to a fantastic new family self-led trail called Mindful Moments. As we ask our visitors to pause, breathe and make time for reflection this summer. Looking ahead to the school holidays with outdoor theatre, summer crafts in the botanic garden and acres of space to let off steam or sit in peaceful contemplation. Lacock is for everyone.

on display for the first time in the exhibition ‘Pencils of Nature’, by artist Tom Butler.

Summer days at Lacock Abbey

Strike your best yoga pose, meditate, or simply smell the roses to take you away from a busy day and calm the mind. Improve your wellbeing with positive thoughts and feelings this summer in Lacock’s peaceful grounds on our Mindful Moments family trail. Artist Maggie Taylor returns to Lacock’s mezzanine photography gallery this summer with her new exhibition ‘Through the Looking Glass’. Using her point and click camera, flatbed scanners and Photoshop, she creates digital art that transports viewers into dreamlike worlds. Find out more in the photography gallery at the Fox Talbot Museum from 20 July. There will be an exclusive artist’s reception on the evening of Friday 6 September. Tickets for this event are free, but booking is essential. See the website events page for details. In the Little Gallery, 100 ‘Pencils' in response to Fox Talbots 1844 book, ‘The Pencil of Nature’, all made from antique photographs will be

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Summer holiday activities in our colourful Botanic garden return once again, more information about each week will be up on the website and our Facebook page soon. Find us at On Friday 2 August we play host to ‘Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves!’ one of Illyria’s most popular shows, adapted from the One Thousand and One Nights.

Bath Postal Museum delivers a first class history of communication Did you know that the postal system as we know it today has its origins in 18th century Bath. Firstly a national delivery service using horse riders (known as Post Boys) was organised by Ralph Allen (pictured) which he ran from his office in Bath. He was also a major participator in the building of Georgian Bath. Later John Palmer introduced a network of mail coaches connecting every city and town in Great Britain which later became the Royal Mail. Did you know that before the introduction of postage stamps the cost of sending post was borne by the receiver and the cost varied dependent on the distance travelled and the number of sheets sent .

Check the website for opening times and for more information.

At the Bath Postal Museum you can find out much more about the history of the postal system and view part of our extensive philatelic collection. Current exhibits include a fascinating collection of letters lost on land due to wrecks and crashes and later recovered - compiled by the late former Mayor of Bath - Adrian Hopkins. or contact Visitor Reception on 01249 730459.

Visit our website for details of opening times. We hope to see you there soon !

Bring along a rug and a picnic and settle in for an evening of theatre beneath the stars. Gates open at 6pm for picnics, the performance starts at 7pm.

made at Lacock Fox Talbot Museum presents 'Through the Looking Glass' a dreamlike world of narrative photomontages from artist Maggie Taylor, opening on Saturday 20 July. These are the places that make us.

Š National Trust 2019 . Registered charity, No. 205846. Š National Trust Images \Maggie Taylor.

Expanded imaginations

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Celebrate the culture of our friends across Something for eveyone thethis pond summer at the

The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America. With its remarkable collection of folk and The American Museum takes you on a decorative arts, the Museum shows the journey through the history of America. diverse and complex nature of American With its remarkable collection of folk and traditions. The only museum of Americana decorative arts, the Museum shows the outside the United States, it was founded to diverse and complex nature of American bring American history and cultures to the traditions. The only museum of Americana Director of the National Art School, Sydney people of Britain and Europe. outside the United States, it was founded to in 1996-2008. He stepped down from this bring American history and cultures to the post to concentrate full time on his art, The Museums’ founders, Dr. Dallas Pratt people of Britain and Europe. basing himself around his Sydney studio. (1914-94) and John Judkyn (1913-63), He travels extensively and has held multiple wanted to show the achievements of The Museums’ founders, Dr. Dallas Pratt artist residencies in diverse locations such as Americans in the decorative arts and to (1914-94) and John Judkyn (1913-63), Cairo and Antarctica. The works in this show promote Anglo-American understanding. wanted to show the achievements of are based on memories and recent visits Americans in the decorative arts and to to the cities of Bath and Paris, where he They had a summerhouse in the Bath area, promote Anglo-American understanding. has a studio and works part of the year. All so when Claverton Manor came on the They had a summerhouse in the Bath area, paintings are for sale. market in 1958 the decision was made to so when Claverton Manor came on the transform it into the American Museum. The market in 1958 the decision was made to museum opened on 1 July 1961 and within 3 Family Events transform it into the American Museum. The (Creative by Val over Hunt)20,000 visitors. monthsrecycling had welcomed Free drop-ins (no need to book), all children museum opened on 1 July 1961 and within 3 23 February – 7 May, Free to be accompanied by an adult. months had welcomed over 20,000 visitors. With inspiration, ingenuity, humour and skill, Activities suitable for ages 3+.

Summer exhibitions and events at the Victoria Art Gallery War and Rumours of War

6 July – 15 September 2019 Our summer exhibition has been drawn largely from The Hepworth Wakefield’s outstanding collection of 1940s British works on paper. The material allows us to revisit a decade of anxiety, austerity and idealism that resonates strongly with the present day. Many of the works in this exhibition were commissioned for the nation through the War Artists Advisory Committee. It sought to provide opportunities for artists to create ‘not simply a record of the facts, but of what the war felt like’ for the benefit of future generations. These pictures, many by women artists, reveal the impact of war on the home front.

Image: Northampton Street, Bath by Leslie Atkinson, 1942

The part that the city of Bath played in this story centres around the Baedeker Raids of April 1942. The resulting devastation was documented by artists including Norma Bull, Leslie Atkinson and Clifford and Rosemary Ellis. These exhibits enable visitors to appreciate the impact of the war on local people. Also works by Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland, Barbara Hepworth and John Piper.

Lunchtime Exhibition Tours Every Thursday, 18 July to 5 September, 12.30pm-1pm. Free to Discovery Card and ticket holders.

Bernard Ollis: A Tale of Two Cities

6 July - 15 September 2019 Bernard Ollis was born in Bath and spent his formative years here. Ollis was a pupil of St Johns’ Junior School Bathwick, Weston All Saints School, and in 1962-1967 attended the Bath Art Secondary School. After taking his BA at Cardiff College of Art, from 231973 February - 7 Ollis May completed his Masters in - 1976 Sharmanka, from Russian wordoffor barrel Painting at thethe Royal College Art, London organ, is avisiting performing mechanical theatre that where artists and lecturers included willDavid delightHockney, young and old alike. Sound and Peter Blake and Howard movement with striking images to make Hodgkin.combine Ollis has held many lecturing posts for a humorous and at times slightly macabre in Australian universities, finally becoming

Sharmanka Travelling Circus, Robin Mitchell

Endangered and Extinct

Minibug Masterpiece

Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 July 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm Explore bugs and insects in our ceramic collection. Use collage papers to create 2D and 3D bugs, snails and caterpillars.

Stamp a Story

Wednesday 31 July and Friday 2 August 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm Investigate one of the most popular paintings in the Gallery, The Watersplash, and create a story by taking a goose for a walk. What happens on the way? Use stamps and special papers.

Art Store Tours

Wednesdays 10 July, 14 August, 12pm-12.45pm Explore the wonderful paintings, drawings and sculpture in the permanent collection housed, and cared for, in our art stores. Free, booking essential. Phone 01225 477233 to book.

Spring highlights at the Victoria Art Gallery Sharmanka Travelling Circus

experience. The sculptures are the work of artist and inventor Eduard Bersudsky, who left Russia

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American Musuem

for Scotland in 1993. Collaborating with theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya and light and sound designer Sergey Jakovsky, Eduard began producing his kinetic sculptures in 1974 as a Wednesdays 3 July, 7 August,1pm-1.45pm protest against prevailing Soviet Discover thethe stories behind our ideology. principal

Collection Highlight Tours treasures with Dr Chris Davies.

The works pieces of old furniture, Free, noincorporate booking required. metal scrap and grotesque carved figures. Performances take place every hour and last 25 minutes.

This summer, the museum is From family fun showcasing their freshly landscaped American trails toNew quilting Garden with an exciting workshops, there programme of events and is something for Free talks at the Guildhall activities. Wednesdays, 1.10-1.45 artist Val Hunt has created a fascinating selection of large and small sculptural pieces which are both appealing and informative. Animals, exotic birds, fish, dinosaurs and species of flora, all on the edge or now extinct, have been made from a selection of throwaway material, especially Val’s favourite medium, drinks can metal. Most works are available for purchase.


This summer, the museum is showcasing

their freshly landscaped For all your Jane AustenNew fans,American there’s 6 March Garden with an exciting programme of

a production of Pride and Prejudice by Birds ofand Prey andFrom Conservation events activities. family fun trails Chapter House Theatre Company on July West Countryworkshops, Falconry to quilting there is something 20th, performed outside on the lawned

for everyone. It’s 50 years since man first

amphitheatre. From family fun trails to 13landed March on the moon. To celebrate, on August quilting workshops, there is something for

thereCity will about My3rd, Wild everyone. It’s be 50 space-race years since stories man first landed this fateful voyage fromTrust fantastic storytellers Julie Avon onDoherty, the moon. ToWildlife celebrate, on August 3rd, The in the garden. For this all there‘History will be Tellers’ space-race stories about

Free Events for Adults your Jane Austen fans, there’s a production fateful voyage from fantastic storytellers The Artist-in-Residence, 11.30am-4pm of Pride and Prejudice by Chapter House

‘History Tellers’ in the garden.

Theatre July 20th, performed Saturday 23Company February, on Saturday 16 March, outside theSaturday lawned amphitheatre. Saturday 6 on April, 18 May, If indoor activities are more up your street, then attending a night at the museum, a

If indoor activities are more up your Join classically trained Bath based artist workshop with Kaffe Fassett orportrait a talkstreet, with then attending a night the museum, Harriet asatshe draws a chiefDahan-Bouchard curator Kate Hebert may be from for you. model. Free, just bring a sketch pad. workshop with Kaffe Fassett or a talk with Our Kaffe Fassett ‘Quilts In America’ and Harriet iscurator available for Hebert interviewmay if you want to chief beAmerica for you. All Shook Up:Kate Thomas Kellner’s talkOur to her. Harriet is a‘Quilts very interesting andand Kaffe Fassett In America’ exhibition are on display until November, talented risingUp: starThomas of portraiture. All Shook Kellner’s America

and of course, our permanent collection of exhibition are still with us, and of course, our Americana. permanent collection of Americana. There’s no to visit now! It’s excuse time to not escape theus city and explore our

Nicholas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan. shared history.

This masterpiece will be on display from 11 April to 7 July

Leslie Atkinson, The artist’s wife and baby daughter

War and Rumours of War

Bernard Ollis, Pulteney Bridge from Grand Parade, Bath

Discover how Bath played a vital role in establishing better communications throughout the empire Visitors can see the fascinating story of the post from clay mail to email. Learn about the most famous Postal Pioneers, and how they shaped worldwide communications.

27a Northgate Street, Bath, BA1 1AJ Tel: 01225 - 460333

Bernard Ollis A Tale of Two Cities 6 July – 15 September Victoria Art Gallery by Pulteney Bridge, Bath BA2 4AT • 01225 477233 • Open daily 10.30am – 5.00pm


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Alistair Sooke

Three Cane Whales

Summer events and exhibitions

Outdoor Gig Three Cane Whale

at The Holburne Museum Édouard Vuillard: The Poetry of the Everyday

Until 15 September 2019 Vuillard (1868-1940) was one of the leading figures in French art at the end of the 19th century. Famed for his small, subtle studies mostly of figures in interiors, his art is renowned for its modest scale, intimate subject matter and intense colouring. We celebrate the unique qualities of his early works in which he balanced an obsession with patterned fabrics and wallpaper with subtle, domestic psycho-dramas to create paintings with striking emotional intensity.

Lauren Child: The Art of Illustration

Until 8 September 18 and under FREE Step inside the joyfully eclectic world of Lauren Child MBE, award-winning author, illustrator and Waterstones Children’s Laureate (2017-2019). Best loved for her fictional series, Clarice Bean and Charlie and Lola, Child’s vibrant collage illustrations and witty narratives have charmed and amused children and adults alike for nearly twenty years. This exhibition celebrates the art of Child’s illustrations and her love of pattern, colour and textiles. It features works from her original stories as well as her recent re-imaginings of fairy tales and classic bedtime stories such as Mary Poppins, Pippi Longstocking and The Princess and the Pea. Plus: Enjoy a special family trail

Graham Fagen: The Slave’s Lament

Until 8 September 2019 Written in 1792, The Slave’s Lament is Robert Burns’ only work that communicates the appalling realities of the transatlantic slave trade. Despite being more than 200 years old, the song brings the social, political and human tragedies of today into sharp focus. Graham Fagen’s contemporary interpretation connects Scottish and Caribbean history through seemingly disparate musical cultures.

Collecting Craft Lauren Child's Lola

Until 1 Sep 2019 This display highlights a lifetime of collecting contemporary crafts including the best of British silver, textiles, ceramics, furniture and glass. Including many well-known makers such as Edmund de Waal and Lucie Rie.

Thursday 11 July, 7-8pm £15 “Wonderful” – fRoots “Impressively original” – The Guardian “Mesmerising” – Q Bristol-based Three Cane Whale are a multiinstrumental acoustic trio. Often described as having a ‘cinematic sweep’, Three Cane Whale’s sound encompasses atmospheric, charming and quirky melodies, perfect for a balmy Summer’s evening.

Outdoor Gig The Jim Blomfield Trio

Thursday 18 July, 7-8pm £15 Garden Café open for drinks 6 to 8pm The Trio draw their influences from Rock, Drum and Bass, Latin jazz, classical piano and contemporary jazz. This promises to be a night of lyrical and evocative melodies, driving rhythms, rich harmonies, and adventurous solo and group improvisations.

In Conversation Alastair Sooke and Chris Stephens

Wednesday 4 September, 7-8pm £15 6 to 7pm Exhibition open and Garden Café open for drinks “For all their quiet modesty, and debt to traditional domestic interiors by Vermeer, Vuillard’s ‘intimiste’ paintings (as they are known) have a surprisingly radical quality” – Alastair Sooke, The Daily Telegraph (2018). Join art critic and BBC broadcaster, Alastair Sooke, in conversation with Holburne Director, Chris Stephens, as they discuss the work of 19th-century French painter, Édouard Vuillard, in celebration of our major exhibition, The Poetry of the Everyday. General Admission (includes collection and exhibitions) £11 | Concessions | 18 and under free

Édouard Vuillard THE POETRY OF THE EVERYDAY 24 May to 15 September 2019

Lauren Child: The Art of Illustration

2 May to 8 September 2019

Édouard Vuillard, The Candlestick (detail), about 1900 © National Galleries of Scotland. Photo: Antonia Reeve

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Aspiring poets invited to help put Roman Baths on the map The Roman Baths will inspire new poetry as people use the historic site as part of a major new project to stimulate creativity. Prize-winning poet Neil Rollinson will help celebrate the launch of Places of Poetry by using the artefacts and statues in the baths to inspire amateur poets to pen their own verse. As part of Places of Poetry a digital map of England and Wales has been created to encourage people to think about the environment and history around them. People can pin their own poem on the map, which consists of two layers: an artistic map, based on decorative 17th-century county maps, and a second layer of Ordnance Survey data, allowing users to zoom in to a high level of detail. People can write a poem about a place that matters to them, and poets will be based at locations around the country this summer to help them. Neil Rollinson will host a special evening event, Rhyming Roman Baths, on Friday 12 July (6-8pm). Visitors will be able to roam around the Roman Baths discovering ancient and modern words of wisdom, before writing and then pinning their poem on the map.

Image: Neil Rollinson (c) Kaye Mitchell 2013

Places of Poetry is led by the poet and Radio 4 regular Paul Farley of Lancaster University and the academic Professor Andrew McRae at the University of Exeter. The historic Places of Poetry map is based on a design by William Hole, which was published with Michael Drayton’s PolyOlbion (1612 and 1622), an expansive poetic journey through the landscape, history, traditions and customs of England and Wales. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, and is made possible by partnerships with the Ordnance Survey, The Poetry Society and National Poetry Day. For more information and writing tips, visit The website is open for the posting of poems until 4 October 2019.

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The Bishop's Palace

Summer Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

This summer, The Bishop’s Palace in Wells will be holding a huge range of family activities guaranteed to keep little ones entertained throughout the long holidays.

The fun begins on 24th July, when the first of the summer trails will be in place – each week of the holidays a different trail will encourage children to explore the Gardens, focusing on the theme of the week. Every Tuesday from 30th July onwards, children can join in with the “Crafty Cats” family activity sessions between 10:30am3pm in the Undercroft of the Palace. The sessions will follow the weekly themes and include “Take to the Air” where, amongst other activities, they will have the chance to make a mini hot air balloon, “Woodland Wonders”, “The Tudors” and finally an “EcoScrap Heap Challenge”. On Thursdays (1st, 8th and 15th August) from 11am-3pm there’s a chance to enjoy the popular “Nature Ninjas” family garden fun sessions with a range of garden and naturebased activities. One of the highlights of the summer at the Palace is the “Midsummer Mayhem” Family Fun Day, which takes place this year on Sunday 4th August from 10am-4pm. This year, there will be an Alice in Wonderland theme, with a wonderland-themed bouncy castle, plenty of inflatable fun, crazy croquet (featuring flamingo-handled mallets), face painting and plenty of games and crafts. In the evening of 4th August families will be entranced by Boxtree Productions’ theatre production of “The Legend of King Arthur”. Held on the beautiful South Lawn with a backdrop of the medieval ruins of the Great Hall, it’s a match made in heaven of medieval folklore set on the ancient isle of Avalon. The production is suitable for all the family and includes original songs and magical storytelling to keep all ages entranced.

To bring the summer holiday to a dramatic finish, why not join medieval re-enactors and combat specialists Bowlore Medieval for a Bank Holiday Weekend like no other? Their encampment will be in residence at the Palace from 24th-26th August and their thrilling activities include longbow and crossbow shooting, weapons demonstrations, combat displays, sword lessons and have-a-go archery. Whatever your age, you’ll be entranced by their skills and can take the chance to learn something new!

Bowlore Medieval Also on the Bank Holiday Monday, the annual Moat Boat Race takes place on the Palace Moat, so it’s a great chance to spend a wonderful day enjoying all the Palace has to offer. All activities included in standard admission apart from the Outdoor Theatre Production (Adult £14 Child £9, Family £40)

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Neon Dance

Hands-on Archaeology at Bath Abbey

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On Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July, visit Bath Abbey to take part in family-friendly activities as part of Britain’s Festival of Archaeology. Hands on activities themed around the archaeology of the Abbey will give visitors an insight into the amazing discoveries taking place at the Abbey as part of the Abbey’s Footprint Project ( Wessex Archaeology will offer drop in sessions, including environmental sampling, artefact handling, and activities themed around the Abbey. You will also be able to put on 3D headsets to experience some of the 3D models of the archaeological dig at the Abbey so far.

Hands on activities themed around the archaeology of the Abbey will give visitors an insight into the amazing discoveries taking place at the Abbey as part of the Abbey’s Footprint Project Two special tours of the archaeological site will be led by a member of the Wessex Archaeology Field Team. These will take place at 9.45am and 12.45pm on Friday 26th only. Spaces are limited for these tours and they must be pre-booked in advance (see details below). In addition, Wiltshire Medieval Graffiti Survey will run activities themed around the fascinating graffiti hidden in the Abbey’s towers. Tours of the graffiti in the North East Tower will be given at 10.00am, 12.00pm, and 2.00pm on Friday 26th and 10.00am and 12.00pm Saturday 27th (see booking details below). Hands on activities will show how to recreate the graffiti designs found in the Abbey. • Drop in activities will be open to the public in the Abbey from 10.00am-3.00pm on Friday 26th and 9.00am-1.00pm on Saturday 27th July. To book one of the tours please contact or telephone 01225 422462. Tours are only suitable for those over 7 years of age. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The Site tour goes into areas where building work is taking place. The floor surface may be uneven in parts so the tours are unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. All visitors and especially children must wear sturdy footwear (no sandals, flip-flops, or high heels).

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Kids takeover this summer at Wiltshire Music Centre From Monday 29th July – Friday 23rd August, the kids takeover Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon in Summer Fun. Creative Learning activities for all ages take place across the year at the Centre, supporting 5,000 children through a range of activities including a large selection for in-school workshops and their nationally recognised programme for arts and disability, but summer is when the fun takes over. With activities for toddlers to teens, there’s something for everyone this year in their biggest Summer Fun programme to date. There’s plenty of activities for Tots (0 – 5 yrs) to get creative. From Fidgety Feet Dance and Drama interactive story telling workshops for little performers (Mon 5th Aug 9.30-10.20/10.30-11.20, £7/£2) to messy play sessions with Chrissie Weltike including Beautiful Bugs and Butterflies (Thu 8th Aug 10-11.30 £7/£2), there’s plenty to stimulate young minds. And don’t miss out on Rock the Tots – Summer Party! (Wed 21 Aug 11-12, £7/£3), the perfect opportunity for kids to dance and shout! Tikes (5+ yrs) have plenty of opportunities for discovery. Develop your movie making skills through an exciting Animation Workshop (Wed 7 Aug 10.30-3, £25) or create an exciting production with Devising Drama (Mon 12 – Wed 14 Aug 10-3, £60). Young vocalists can learn and have fun at the Singing Day with Kate Courage (Mon 19 Aug 103, £25) and story tellers can join Michael Loader for Mythical Stories (Tue 20 Aug 10-3, £20) to create and perform. There are some fantastic workshops for Teens (12+ yrs) to create and perform. Join internationally renowned choreographer Adrienne Hart for her two day contemporary dance and choreography workshop with Neon Dance course (Mon 5 – Tues 6 Aug 10-3, £50), develop your voice in Louise Jordan’s Songwriting workshops (Tue 6 Aug Beginners: 9-12, Improvers: 1-4, £15) or learn how to hit the decks in Revinyl Sessions beginner DJ course (Thu 22 – Fri 23 Aug 10-3, £50). For full listings, go to




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Festival of Archaeology Friday 26 & Saturday 27 July Enjoy hands-on activities and learn about the past through the amazing discoveries from the Abbey’s Footprint Project

Family-friendly drop-in sessions • 10am-3pm Friday / 9am-1pm Saturday

On-site Archaeology tours • Friday only 9.45am & 12.45pm

Graffiti Tours of the North East Tower • 10am, 12pm & 2pm Friday / 10am & 12pm Saturday

Tours are free but need to be prebooked: / 01225 422462 Only suitable for those aged 7+. Those under 18 years need to be accompanied by an adult.

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Monkton Leisure Summer Holiday Activity Camps Monkton Leisure have developed an outstanding and highly acclaimed programme of childcare and activity courses which are designed to keep your child occupied - physically, mentally and creatively - during the school holidays. Designed for busy parents, our Minis and Muckers programmes for children between 4 and 14 years, offer a wide range of activities that are sure to appeal. Drop off your children in our safe, rural environment, secure in the knowledge that they will be well looked after. They will enjoy a great day, full of fun, with kids their own age and come home tired and full of fresh air! Drop off starts from 8.30am with pick up required before 5.45pm. Half day sessions can also be booked. The individuality of our childcare programme at Monkton is the key to our success. We offer flexible childcare for parents, with a fun and stimulating environment for the children. We pride ourselves on offering a tailor made programme of activities to suit the dynamics of the children each day. Choice is the key for the children on our camps; our leaders design each session around the children’s interests and abilities, and ensure that an emphasis is placed on promoting self confidence and self expression, with of course a large helping of fun!

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The individuality of our childcare programme at Monkton is the key to our success. We offer flexible childcare for parents, with a fun and stimulating environment for the children.

We are also offering a number of specialised courses for 7-12 year olds in August which include Aladdin Characters Stage School, the ever popular Come Bake with Us, Rookie Lifeguard and Fizz Pop Science 'With both of us working full time we were really worried about finding childcare that would cover all the school holidays. Monkton has been great! After 2 years Thomas still loves it - swimming, art and great staff who genuinely love kids - what's not to love!? The opening hours mean parents can work a full day too.'

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Holiday Fun at YMCA Bath We set our holiday clubs up over 20 years ago to help support working parents / carers in Bath during the school holidays when childcare can be difficult to find and expensive. Our club is open to children aged 5 – 11 yrs and is based at St John’s Catholic Primary School in Oldfield Park. Our Ofsted registered clubs are run by qualified and experienced play workers who are all DBS checked.

We sometimes bring other professionals in to do things such as circus skills, magicians or a children’s yoga of fitness / wellbeing teacher.

Our EVS international volunteers also give some of their time to the clubs which adds a fantastic learning dynamic for the children. Children are expected to bring a packed lunch and we will provide a continental breakfast for early arrivals and a light snack in the morning and afternoon.

Trips out are on a Friday and will include visits to local attractions such as Longleat, Bowood and Avon Valley during the longer holidays and the cinema in shorter holidays.

Activities are varied from sport, dance, crafts, cookery to trips out. We often incorporate themes for a week and run activities and events around those themes which are always a lot of fun.

We work hard to make the holiday club as magical a place for your child to be as possible – whilst you can be happy in the knowledge that they are in good hands. We never forget that your child is on holiday and we want to make that as fun as possible!

There is an additional charge of approx. £15 for trips out but includes entrance fees, transport and any additional staffing costs. Open: 8am – 5.30pm Cost: £24 per day (£12 half day – 8:00am -1:00pm / 1:00pm – 5:30pm)

Summer camps at University of Bath During the school term breaks, Team Bath Tribe deliver academies and camps for talented, developing, aspiring and novice performers. Sport-specific camps in hockey, badminton, netball, trampolining and athletics are run during the year with our qualifi ed coaches providing a fun and progressive environment to learn new skills and attempt new activities.

Summer 2019 camps

Summer 2019 camps are taking place from July 24 to August 23 inclusive, are being taken now, time tables are available online: Multi-sport sessions contains such activities sports as badminton, football, hockey, athletics, basketball, netball, beach volleyball and multiskills. If you do not wish to book online, you can still book by contacting one of the numbers below: Tribe Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) 01225 386915 or STV Reception 01225 384454

Holiday fun for 6-11 year olds

22 - 26 July Camp Teepee is a wonderful outdoor programme crammed with a variety of activities for children aged 6-11 years. It takes place in the woods of The Paragon School and is open to children from all schools. Camp Teepee offers children an opportunity to learn new skills, develop confidence and make new friends in a safe, outdoor environment. There’s fire lighting, trails to buried treasure, campfire songs, smelly potion concoctions, raft building for a crew of jelly babies, wooden stick carving, camp fire cooking, woodland detective games, shelter building, fireside jam doughnuts, sculptures, clay creature crafting... and so much more... Don't worry, there's access to toilets and clean drinking water within the school buildings: we don't go completely back to nature! Each camp takes place from 9:30am-4:00pm. Children may be dropped from 9am and collected up to 4.30pm. Wrap-around care is available from 8am-9am at an additional cost of £5 per session and 4:30pm-5:00pm at an additional cost of £2.50 per session. The price is £35 per day.

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5 Things to do this summer

in Bath with Better

Trampoline Park

Soft Play

Dodge, dunk and dive into a heap of fun.The unique bounce arena has a mix of fun features including 59 trampolines, dodgeball courts, basketball hoops, toddler bounce area with foam pit, wipeout zone, trapeze and selfie wall! It’s fun for the whole family, so no matter what age you are, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Prices start from £8.50, so what are you waiting for, book now and get bouncing!

Little ones will get lost in play when they head over to the fully enclosed five storey soft play facility in Bath.

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You can both sit back and watch your kids climb, crawl, hang and do all the other stuff they love in complete safety, or join in with the fun in our designated baby play area.



The boutique, eight lane bowling alleys will keep the whole family entertained over the Summer break.

Come rain or shine, the 3G pitches and cycling track at Odd Down Sports Ground are a great way to get some fresh air and blow out those holiday cobwebs!

Whether you simply want to strike it lucky in a standard game or branch out with our all new Angry Birds game, you’ll be definitely left bowled over! Prices start from £6.50 so there's no excuse not to give it a go. Book by visiting –

Drop in sessions for these activities are available for just £1, an affordable and fun option for your Summer break. No need to book

Swimming There’s nothing better that a decent family splash session at any of our swimming pools in Bath. Kids and grown up kids can enjoy the fun features in the leisure pool as well as embracing the screams as you hurtle down the flume! Not only are you having fun together as a family, it’s great to know they’re keeping active at the same time! Book by visiting –


Did you know that Better also run Intensive Swim Courses over the holidays too? The perfect way to give your child that extra boost in swimming, or simply to find out whether Better swim lessons are for them. Find out more by visiting

property Carey Gilliland of Madison Oakley

One in ten people now own a second property Recent research from think tank, Resolution Foundation, has found that the number of British people who own a second home, buy-to-let or overseas property has doubled since 2001. While the number of young adults who own a home continues to fall, one in 10 people now own an additional property. If you were born in the 1980's, you may be one of just 37% of people who managed to buy a home by the age of 29. Compare that with 50% of those born in the 1960s.

Perfect planning can help reduce transaction time in buoyant Bath market. I was interested to read the results of a new survey that came out last week into property transactions and buyer behaviour. Admittedly the survey size was small at 2000 participants but some of the numbers were fascinating. Apparently, the average transaction time came out at 6.8 months. I can tell you that, from our own data collection, I know the average duration from "on market" to completion in Bath ranges from 15 to about 20 weeks dependent on the agent you use but I think that is the closest we can come to putting an accurate local figure on how long the process takes. However, it seems a bit daft to me to try and put a total time on a process that will be completely different for every buyer. Do you need to sell before you can look? Are you looking for a one in a million property or a standard two up two down? Have you saved your deposit/appointed a solicitor/obtained your mortgage in principle or are you doing everything on the fly? Other results from the survey included the average time searching online for property

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(19.46 hours), time spent picking a solicitor (2.98 days) and how long buyers take between viewing and making an offer (4.47 days). In addition, it apparently takes an average of 3.74 days to get a viewing but this one I can definitely believe. From an agents point of view, the exercise of meshing buyers availability with owners or tenants movements and our own diaries can be even more difficult than getting my cat to take a worming tablet. In other stat based news, BA2 is currently the third best selling postcode in the South West based on volume of completions recorded in the latest HM Land Registry figures (behind Downend and Gloucester GL2), with 536 sales in the last 6 mths. BA1 is also a bronze medal winner in the latest stats, for highest price rises year on year at 9.6% behind BA3 and BH1.

Younger people who are rich can afford a second home - a sign that property wealth is not distributed fairly across the country. Buy-to-let is now the most common form of property wealth, having grown by 58% since 2006-08, the report found. Interestingly, millennials match the levels of second home ownership than those in other generations, suggesting that only younger people who are rich can afford a second home - a sign, according to the foundation, that property wealth is not distributed fairly across the country. While young people in particular are less likely to own their own home than previous generations, those that do own are more likely to have more than one property. In some instances, these second properties are inherited and therefore passed down through the family, rather than purchased. Of those that have the funds for a second property, most private landlords invested in residential property to provide for their future and their family's in the form of supplementing a pension or establishing a business.

It’s no secret that the UK population is ageing. Currently there are 11.8 million people in the UK over the age of 65, which is forecast to rise by 20% over the next decade. In addition, the number of people aged 90 or over is set to almost double in the next 10 years. This means that the time spent in ‘retirement’ will also lengthen, underpinning the crucial need for age-appropriate homes. The gap between the potential pool of demand and current supply is stark. Present stock (from age-restricted over-55s housing to housing with care) comprises 725,000 homes, which equates to just c.2.6% of the total housing stock in the UK. According to Knight Frank’s recent forecasts, the total value of the private senior living market will climb 40% to £55.2bn by 2023, from £39.6bn in 2019 - with growth being underpinned by these demographic shifts and increased investment from both the UK and overseas.

The number of people aged 90 or over is set to almost double in the next 10 years.

Franki Watson of Knight Frank

Private senior living market forecast to grow by almost 40% by 2023 Franki Watson of Knight Frank

This month we also published our first Senior Living Survey, which asked 2000 over-65s about their priorities when it comes to property. The findings reveal that location is by far the most important factor for over 65s when choosing a property, with 56% of respondents highlighting this as a priority. This is followed by affordability and size of the property. Respondents also indicated a clear inclination towards town centre living, with 75% stating the distance from a senior living village to a town centre was important to them. These findings highlight clear opportunities for senior living developers to design schemes that appeal to this growing sector. In fact, 37% of respondents to the survey said they found the prospect of living in a senior living scheme attractive, representing huge potential for market growth. For those looking to downsize, Knight Frank are currently marketing the luxurious Charlecote Apartments which offer, two, bedroom apartments in the sought-after area of Lansdown. Prices from £510,000. All have parking but garaging is available to purchase. For something more suited for the city centre living, we have only one fabulous two bedroom apartment remaining at our One Tram Yard on Walcot Street, with allocated parking. It is a must see at £950,000. For further information about local schemes available to move into, please contact Knight Frank 01225 325 999

In the past the traditional process for a letting agent has been to make a charge for processing a tenants application to rent. An “Assured Shorthold Tenancy” (AST) would be put in place by the agent with a minimum term of six months, after this initial six month period, the tenancy is still in place on a monthly basis until such time as either the landlord or the tenant puts in their notice.

Tenants Fees Explained

With the price of property nearly at an all time high, a lot of people are looking at the rental situation instead of committing to purchasing, this gives them some more flexibility over where they can live as they can rent a property in an area that they probably couldn’t afford to buy. With the recently introduced tenant fee ban and the limitations that this is bringing to the residential lettings industry, time and conditions have never been better for a tenant.

This is the most common way, however in the past some of the corporate companies used to issue two months notice to all their tenants on the fourth month so that the tenancy ends in line with the end of the six month period, even if the tenant had no intentions of leaving. When the tenant then said that they did not want to leave and where happy to continue the tenancy, the agent would charge them another administration fee to process a new AST. If the tenant decided that they did not want to incur the additional cost and therefore leave the property, the agent would remarket the property, claim a new fee from both the landlord and the new tenant that would take the property, a win win situation for the agent. A lot of the big national lettings firms went around acquiring many of the smaller companies in recent years in order to swell the number of properties that they would have on their books and give them more opportunity to multiply their income from these recurring tenant fees. This is the situation that the government is trying to stop, unnecessary repeat fees being charges to the people that are least able to afford them, the tenants.


There are now 15 Million 'Smart Homes' in Britain Research revealed 57 per cent of the country's homes now have a smart device to control lights, security, kettle, vacuum cleaner or other device.

KERSFIELD EXPANDS DEVELOPMENT PORTFOLIO WITH GRADE I LISTED BUILDING Award-winning local developer, Kersfield, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 1 Sion Hill Place. The Grade I Listed Georgian townhouse will be sensitively converted by Kersfield to provide seven luxury lateral and duplex apartments. Built between 1818-1820, Sion Hill Place is a Georgian terrace in the Lansdown area of Bath; designed by renowned architect John Pinch whose other works include Babington House and the Gainsborough Hotel (previously the Royal United Hospital). The notable terrace was recently featured in the Sunday Times Home supplement as ‘one of the top 10 best streets in the UK’.

David Newton, Kersfield CEO, comments: “Conversion of this historically significant townhouse will add quality housing stock to the Bath property market and gives us the fantastic opportunity to combine classic architecture with sympathetic modernity in this exclusive residential area of Bath”. Bath-based Nash Consultancy are the appointed project architect and will be submitting the planning application to Bath and North East Somerset Council on behalf of Kersfield, with work expected to commence in Autumn this year. Visit or call 01225 485870. Twitter: @Kersfield

More than four in 10 Brits now use smart technology such as streaming services on their television, while a further one in three control their music with a gadget. And while the majority of smart home owners use their tech while inside the property, more than one in six use the smart tech remotely on a daily basis to set the temperature or put on the kettle before returning home.

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It also emerged 45 per cent plan to further update their home with the latest technology in the near future, with half believing it will save them time and money.


The study shows a third of adults already have a smart door bell, 33 per cent own app-controlled exterior cameras and 17 per cent have app-controlled locks. More than a fifth of adults will be looking to update their homes with smart lights, thermostats, and security cameras. But two thirds think smart technology is currently too expensive, and the price should be lowered for those wishingKevin Gr to invest. Thirty five

Carter Jonas Instructed to Let Manvers House in Bradford on Avon

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Government’s Help to Buy Scheme might get a first-time buyer their first foot onto the property ladder, but that scheme is limited as it’s really geared towards new build property. What else might help? Shared ownership schemes might also be a solution, where a buyer buys a share of a property and rents the rest from the likes of a housing association. In my opinion, shared ownership is going to become much more wide spread as the way people get their first home simply as it reduces the need for getting together a huge deposit and the resulting smaller mortgages associated with shared ownership are more affordable to people on medium incomes.

The average first time buyer deposit is now of a scale that requires almost 50 per cent of first time buyers to rely on the ‘bank of mum and dad’ to get their deposit together.

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"From my own bitter experience, it came as a bit of a shock to me when I was asked to be a guarantor of my daughter’s rental payments for her student flat in London."

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new homes David Wilson Homes Weston Meadow in Calne

Your new home at Weston Meadow will have everything you need right on your doorstop. Good schools, independent shops and cafes, a supermarket, leisure centre and golf course are all either within walking distance or just a short drive away. Chippenham is just 15 minutes away and has numerous high street shops and supermarkets as well as a wide range of restaurants. 3 and 4 bedroom homes £280,000 to £440,000

The Hub at Mulberry Park wins prestigious award The Hub, Curo’s £10m community building at its Mulberry Park development in Bath, was crowned the winner of the South West Community Benefit category at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards 2019. The award recognises outstanding achievement in providing a facility which directly benefits the local community and can demonstrate its success through local community feedback. RICS judges commended the project team – BDP Architects, housing association and house-builder Curo, Rydon Construction and surveyors Ridge & Partners – “for creating an exemplary community hub that is a trailblazer for future community buildings.” Curo Chief Executive, Victor da Cunha, says: “We’re thrilled and very proud to win this award for The Hub, alongside our partners. It’s a fantastic recognition of the important role it already plays in bringing communities together, less than half a year since it officially opened its doors last December. Its success is firmly based on close collaboration with local residents who have helped us to create these iconic buildings – a place shaped by the community, for the community. “So many people – not only from the local area, but from all across Bath – enjoy the family-friendly café at The Hub every day. This community building, with its versatile rooms and state-of-the-art facilities, is

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already a place of choice for business, meetings and events for many local partners, charities, health providers, politicians and local people and businesses offering a wide range of courses and classes. “We’re looking for even more partners to bring much-needed services and activities to The Hub for the local communities of Combe Down, Foxhill and Mulberry Park. As a Community Benefits Society, The Hub is run in partnership with local residents and once in full operation, our vision is to transfer this fantastic building to the community to be run by and for the local people.” Winners from all regions of the country will meet in London in October to find out who’ll take home the National RICS Awards trophies.

Homes available include:

The Hadley 3 Bedroom

The Hadley is a spacious three bedroom family home with plenty of storage. Downstairs you will find a dual aspect lounge and a large open plan kitchen with French doors to the garden and separate utility. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, one with an en suite, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. This home comes with parking,

The Holden 4 Bedroom

This beautiful four bedroom home has everything you need. The spacious kitchen is designed with dining and family areas, a walk in glass bay and French doors leading to your garden. The lounge with bay window is perfect for relaxing in and the study provides a handy work space. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom with an en suite shower room, two further double bedrooms and a single bedroom. This home comes with a garage and parking. For sales enquiries please call: 03333558495 Showhomes open - Mon-Fri: 8am - 9pm, Sat-Sun: 8am - 8pm


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Highbury Fields is a selection of contemporary three and four bedroom homes located in the beautiful Somerset countryside. Situated just 10 miles from Bristol and Bath, this new development is perfect for commuters working in the city who prefer the peace and tranquility of village life.

Prices from ÂŁ275,000*

Marketing Suite and Show Home open 10am - 5.30pm, Greville Road, Highbury Fields, Clutton, BS39 5PL

*Price correct at time of print. Images are of the Glastonbury Show Home. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.

Olivia Waters added: “Since we started work on the site, Bath Riverside has installed around 135 sq metres of external living wall over the principal buildings creating visual interest as well as increasing biodiversity and attracting pollinators.

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“More than 5,000 plants were used, as well as the addition of insect and bird boxes. The colour, scent and ecological aspects of the living wall combine to enrich the surroundings for the residents and clients of Bath Riverside, with the plants and nature helping to promote a general feeling of well-being.” Marcus Evans, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Riverside said: “We were determined to deliver a sustainable improvement to the environment at Bath Riverside. “Columns of greenery mirror the organic surroundings of the building, contemporary features which help the new building blend within its riverside location. The walls help link the residential area with parks and riverside paths and also help to soften the lines of the buildings.” Homebuyers and investors have transformed Crest Nicolson Regeneration’s development blueprint into a highly contemporary and sustainable community – without compromising on creature comforts. “We recognise our impact on the environment and put effective initiatives in place to address this. By creating a vibrant community has always been a cornerstone of the project - bringing a derelict and disused area back into the public realm.” Over 5,000 plants have been used including a living wall

Built in greenery positive factor for Bath buyers Developers behind Bath Riverside have backed BaNES’ latest bid to promote flowers, plants and trees in order to encourage pollinators. The council will now allow verges between Twerton and Widcombe to grow out to attract more bees to pollinate plants and trees and help fight the effects of climate change.

Royal View also incorporates an atrium with stunning plants hanging from the eighth floor all the way down to the ground. Both buildings also feature penthouses with roof gardens.

Olivia Waters, Group Sustainability & Governance Manager for Crest Nicholson Plc said: “The flagship apartment buildings at Bath Riverside are also playing their part in helping to deliver a greener environment for residents, neighbours and commuters by encouraging them to connect with nature. “As developers, we have always been conscious of the need to support and improve the local environments where we build new homes. Creating green spaces that support biodiversity and provide inviting spaces for local residents to enjoy is a winwin for us.” There is a living wall in the atrium of the flagship Sovereign Point building and around the ground floor of the companion Royal View building.

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Central foyer at Sovereign Point

For further information please call 01225 463517 or visit bathriverside

NAO report shows that almost twothirds of homebuyers that used Help to Buy scheme didn't need to. A recent study from the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that almost two-thirds of homebuyers who used the government's Help to Buy scheme could have bought a home without it - but could not have purchased their new property without some help.

a 25% bonus on top of their savings when they withdraw the money to buy their first property. The maximum purchase price is £250,000 (£ 400,000 in London). The maximum government bonus that someone can receive is £3,000, if they have saved £12,000.

Help to Buy comes in two forms (loans and an Individual Savings Accounts (Isas)).

It is too early to tell if the scheme has delivered value for money for taxpayers, but Help To Buy has increased home ownership and housing supply, particularly for first-time buyers.

As for loans, the government lends up to 20% of the cost of a newly built property (outside Greater London), so buyers need only a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage to buy it. Those purchasing a new-build home are not charged interest for the first five years. The ISA was launched in December 2015, and is open to first-time buyers in the UK. In this instance, the government gives savers

The NAO also mention that the scheme did help boost the profits of building firms with home builders selling more homes using the initiative and therefore boosting profits. The study also found that one in 25 of participants had household incomes of over £100,000.

next issue..... In before Christmas

Whether it be a new or pre-owned home, there is a distinct advantage to buying around the festive season. If you are organised and prepared to be flexible then you could grab yourself a bargain. Inside our September/October 'Property' section, we give tips and advice on how to buy over the Christmas period as well as showcase some of the areas best new homes developments.

Britain in Bloom judges to begin city tour at Bath Riverside Judging of Bath’s entry in this year’s Britain in Bloom awards will begin with a tour of the landscaping at Crest Nicholson Regeneration’s Bath Riverside development. The Bath in Bloom committee is responsible for organising the tour of the city for RHS judges who will be evaluating the city’s entry in the South West section of the competition on Wednesday July 17. Stephen Brook from the Bath in Bloom committee said the city had been very successful in the competition last year, winning a Gold and finishing overall winners in their category. “This year we are aiming for the same again. Should we do well we are hoping that we will be invited to compete in the National UK Finals next year. “In planning the route we have looked at various areas of Bath in detail and we were very impressed with what has gone on and the landscaping at the Crest Nicholson Regeneration development at Bath Riverside.” The judges will start their tour at Bath Riverside at approximately 10.30am. Judges will spend around 15-20 minutes looking around the landscaping as well as looking at the sculptures and private gated gardens. They will also look at the general landscaping, the living walls outside some of the apartments and the towers of plants inside one of the atriums of one of the apartment buildings. Judges will also meet representatives from Crest Nicholson Regeneration to explain their plans both now and in the future and at environmental issues including the development’s central heating and hot water system. For further information on waterside apartments available at Bath Riverside please call 01225 463 517 or visit

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Bath rugby star converted by Redcliffe's Park Place development When looking for a new family home, professional rugby player Matt Garvey wasn't convinced about new builds - until he saw Redcliffe Homes' Park Place development in Corsham. When looking for a new family home, professional rugby player Matt Garvey wasn't convinced about new builds - until he saw Redcliffe Homes' Park Place development in Corsham. Matt, who plays for Bath, already lived in Corsham with his wife and two young children but they were looking for the next step up the property ladder and ideally their forever home. "We drove around the area, went past Park Place and really liked the look of it, so we went in and had a look around and fell in love with The Ashbury home."

The Garveys moved in just a couple of months ago. Reflecting on what made them want to buy their home, Matt says: "We just loved everything about the house: the aesthetics, the space, the light, the rooms. It looked incredible and once we'd seen it we just didn't want to lose it so we put a deposit down straight away. The light in particular is amazing - we love the size of the windows and the open, airy, spacious feel of the house. We're settling in and adding our personal touches to the place now but there's no rush as the fixtures and fittings are such high quality.

"There is also a great little community on the development itself, as well as in the wider village. This is really important to us as we're living away from our families." The Ashbury, a beautiful five-bedroom house, is just one of a range of homes on the development. Redcliffe have built an outstanding selection of homes to do justice to their beautiful setting, combining traditional style with contemporary elegance and energy efficiency. The homes are also spacious, with an inbuilt flexibility so they meet buyers' particular needs and requirements, whatever they may be.

"There is also a great little community on the development itself, as well as in the wider village. This is really important to us as we're living away from our families." Matt says that the process of buying their new house has been very positive: "It felt like we were not buying a house from a big company that forgets about its customers, we were buying from a local company >>>>

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that really values its customers and is determined to get it right for them. I can't speak highly enough of the whole experience - it was totally stress-free." There are a number of homes remaining on the Park Place development of 2,3,4 and 5 bedroom homes. They are in a charming rural setting a stone's throw from the beautiful historic market town of Corsham. Corsham is a hidden gem, full of character. The market town is rich in history and historical buildings, including Corsham Court, an English country house in a park designed by Capability Brown, notable for its spectacular gardens and fine art collection.

The market town is rich in history and historical buildings, including Corsham Court, an English country house in a park designed by Capability Brown, notable for its spectacular gardens and fine art collection. The town itself is busy, bustling and a pleasure to stroll around - not only for people but also for the peacocks who sometimes appear on the High Street!

With an arts centre, wonderful independent shops and great places to eat and drink, it's a town that is easy to fall in love with. Looking more practically, the primary and secondary schools are excellent and very highly regarded, while the M4 is just five miles away, as is Chippenham railway station which has a direct connection to London and Reading. It’s no surprise that it’s been voted by The Times as one of the ‘Best Places to Live in the UK 2019’. With Phase 1 now sold and phase 2 now released, register your interest today to avoid disappointment. To discuss the homes available and your buying options, including Help to Buy, visit the Sales & Marketing Suite, open daily 10am to 5pm or call 01249 470605 for more information.

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