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Richard O’Brien, writer of The Rocky Horror Show, talks about the legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical as it visits the Theatre Royal Bath from Monday 6th to Saturday 11th May starring comedian Steve Punt as The Narrator, World and European Champion ballroom dancer and Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton as Janet and Ben Adams, from BRIT Award-winning band a1, as Brad.

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show received its world premiere in London in 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, and went on to become the biggest cult musical of all time, having been performed worldwide for 45 years in more than 30 countries and translated into over 20 languages.

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Now, the smash hit show directed by Christopher Luscombe returns to the stage by public demand for a major tour, featuring all of the famous musical numbers which have made The Rocky Horror Show such a huge hit for over four decades, including “Sweet Transvestite”, “Science Fiction/ Double Feature”, “Dammit Janet” and, of course, the timeless floor-filler, “The Time-Warp”

accomplishment that you rarely get from any other shows. What sets Rocky Horror apart from other musicals? When it was written, it didn’t follow any kind of formula. The songs aren’t show-bizzy. So many new musical numbers you hear now, if you didn’t know what song it was you would instantly know it was a Broadway song. I find that a bit annoying. If you’re going to spend a bit of money on a night out it’s good to know that you’re spending it on something you’re going to enjoy. It’s a rock ’n’ roll show with a storyline on one level, it’s a fairy tale on another level, and it’s as enjoyable and silly as a Carry On on another.

What was your inspiration when writing the show? I have a very low-brow approach to life, I like Populist kinds of themes - comics and rock ’n’ roll and B movies. The plot and dialogue for The Rocky Horror Show are raids on populist things: from advertising, from comics, from B movies, from sci-fi. It’s a complete and utter raid upon all those elements; a joyous raid. Do you have a favourite character? I would have loved to have played Rocky, that would have been cool, wouldn't it? But one thing is essential, you have to be rather handsome and you know, muscular, and that ain't going to work. I could have played Janet. They're all so stupidly wonderful these characters, they're iconographic. How do you think the live shows compare to the film? The live show has an energy that the movie doesn't have - it wasn't intentional, but the film was very slow. Once some fans came up to me and said, "did you leave the gaps between the lines so that we the audience could say our lines?". I said, "Well, ok yes". But no we didn't. The movie is a very surreal, almost dreamlike journey, the live show is far more rock and roll. What advice do you have for anyone that is new to Rocky Horror? None - just come with an open heart and a good will or not at all. I always worry that maybe the fans might steal the evening. I don't ever want the show to be just a few people having fun and the rest of the audience thinking that they've arrived at a party that they weren't invited to, so that's important.

How different do you think your life might have been without Rocky? I have no idea but, I would have had a good life because I am made that way. My journey has been a different one than others. I guess some people have a game plan. I would imagine they’re rather humourless. Most of us get an opportunity and we wing it. Luck plays an awfully big part in our lives. You should never underestimate that. I am the luckiest person on the planet. I shall be happy as long as I can keep singing.

What’s your favourite part of the show?

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The noise at the end of Rocky is wonderful – it is empowering and exhilarating at the same time it is quite joyous. Rocky never fails to deliver. Each performance lifts the heart and the nightly laughter and roars of approval leave the whole cast with a sense of wellbeing and

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Our May/June issue is jam-packed with the best events, exhibitions, festivals and shows the city has to offer.

Our Food and Drink section takes a look at the history of Father's Day, plus what our local restaurants have to tempt us this season.

We speak to Richard O'Brien ahead of The Rocky Horror Picture Show coming to the Theatre Royal. We also have four competitions for you to win thanks to The Bath Forum and the Theatre Royal Bath.

We also focus on National Vegetarian Week 2019 with a piece on the history of both Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine, plus there are some recipes for you to try. Finally, we speak to Jack Scarterfield, Head Chef at The Marlborough Tavern.

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

Bath offers a vibrant calendar of theatrical, musical, artistic and sporting events, but in May, and throughout the following three months, the city comes alive with its 'Festival Season'.

Our property section will get expert opinion on how the local market is currently performing.

to the stage Grammy award-winners Clean Bandit take Weekend as part of this year's Bath Festival Finale can win two tickets plus you We speak to the band about their new album to see them play live.

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We will also give you the lowdown on this year's Party In The City as well as speak to Clean Bandit about their new album and coming to the city as part of the Bath Festival Finale Weekend. We also have two tickets for you to see both days at the event.

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what's on 5 May Gyles Brandreth: Break A Leg Komedia www.komedia.co.uk They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreth’s case it’s tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical. Time: 5.00pm Prices: £ 20.00

6 – 11 May The Rocky Horror Picture Show Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock’n’roll musical returns to the UK as part of a sell-out worldwide tour, having now been seen by over 30 million theatregoers. Directed by Christopher Luscombe, the show features timeless classics including Sweet Transvestite, Dammit, Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp. Times and prices vary, please see webiste for details 7 May Jon Ronson Bath Forum www.bathforum.co.uk Critically acclaimed, award-winning, best-selling writer, journalist and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson returns to the UK in May with his new show Tales from The Last Days of August and The Butterfly Effect. Time: 8.00pm Prices: from £ 25(plus booking fee) 14 – 18 May Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk Based on the best-selling novel by Louis de Bernières that inspired the hit film, Captain

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Corelli’s Mandolin makes its world premiere across the UK in 2019.

Set on the Greek island of Cephalonia, this is an unforgettable love story which evolves against the turbulent backdrop of World War II. Times and prices vary, please see webiste for details 15 May Milton Jones Komedia www.komedia.co.uk One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really. Milton 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. Time: 8pm Price: £ 15.00 17 May Party In the City Various This is Bath’s biggest night of free entertainment across the city and an important part of The Bath Festival celebrations. The night includes over 2,000 performers across 30+ venues and 3 outdoor arenas. It is Bath’s largest arts event and free for everyone to attend. 18 May Jo Brand Bath Forum www.bathforum.co.uk From national treasure to man-hater, Jo Brand has been called it all. She’s no man-hater of course and she’d prefer ‘taint of national disgrace’ to national treasure. InBorn Lippy, she shares the things she wishes she’d known, the things she’s learnt and the things she hopes for the future. She talks to Francesca Beauman. Time: 11.00am Prices vary, see website for details

Captain Corelli's Manolin 18 May Austentatious Bath Forum www.bathforum.co.uk Austentatious is an entirely improvised comedy play, starring a cast of the country’s sharpest comic performers, who conjure up a ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. Time: 2.30pm Prices vary, see website for details 18 May An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson Bath Forum www.bathforum.co.uk Join us to celebrate the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, this is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from a pit village in Yorkshire to the top of those famous stairs, whilst reliving the best moments from a show that defined Saturday nights for many years. Time: 7.30pm Prices: from £ 19.50 (plus booking fee) 19 – 20 May Crimes On The Nile Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk Following its sell-out world premiere run at the Ustinov Studio in the New Year, Bath’s very own multi-award-winning New Old Friends brings its hilariously inventive comedy thriller to the Main House stage for the first time. Times and prices vary, please see webiste for details 21 May Kevin Clifton in Burn The Floor Bath Forum www.bathforum.co.uk In the past two decades Burn the Floor has revolutionised Ballroom style. Combining jawdropping choreography and ground-breaking moves, Burn the Floor brings their famous, infectious and rebellious energy to the stage every single night in the UK, starring Strictly


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Martin Kemp Come Dancing favourite Kevin Clifton, and the new Italian heartthrob, Graziano Di Prima. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details 22 – 25 May My Mother Said I Never Should Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk Set in Manchester, Oldham and London, My Mother Said I Never Should is a poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom told through the lives of four women. Four generations of one family confront the most significant moments of their lives and experience at first hand the immense social changes of the twentieth century. Times and prices vary, please see webiste for details 27 May – 1 June Let It Be Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let It Be, the spectacular concert, jam-packed with over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits! Direct from the West End, and a sell-out European tour, this international hit show celebrates the legacy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. Times and prices vary, please see webiste for details 31 May Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels The Forum www.bathforum.co.uk Join everyone’s favourite dynamic duo as Wallace prepares to perform his musical masterpiece My Concerto in Eee Lad with help from his faithful canine companion Gromit. Time: 1.30pm & 6.30pm Prices: £ 18.00 31 May & 16 June Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny Bath Pavilion www.bettervenues.org.uk Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.

Clean Bandit at The Bath Festival But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket. Time: 8.00pm Prices: £ 29.50 1 and 2 June The Bath Festival Finale Weekend Bath Recreation Ground The Finale Weekend is an extravaganza of music, fun and great food, with something for everyone.Two music stages, one spoken word stage and a packed full of fun family zone with craft, workshops, music and storytelling. More details see pages 52 - 53 3 – 8 June Educating Rita Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her. Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and borderline alcoholic, who’s less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on, but the two soon realise how much they have to teach each other. Times and prices vary, please see webiste for details 12 June Jerry Sadowitz Komedia www.komedia.co.uk Jerry Sadowitz, Britain’s FAVOURITE COMEDIAN, is back! Yes, the man with no visible demograph returns to make you laugh while simultaneously parting you of hard earned cash! Time: 8.00pm Prices: £ 22.50 14 June An Evening with Gill Sims Komedia www.komedia.co.uk Author of online sensation Peter and Jane, Gill Sims is the number one best-selling author behind “WHY MUMMY DRINKS”, its follow up “WHY MUMMY SWEARS” and the recently

announced “WHY MUMMY DOESN’T GIVE A…”. Join Gill as she is interviewed about her blog, books, character and much more! There will be readings from her books and also a chance to ask Gill questions from the audience. Books will be available to purchase and sign as well. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details 14 June – 6 July Blithe Spirit – Jennifer Saunders Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk Jennifer Saunders is one of the UK’s most popular comic actresses. The role of one of Noël Coward’s bestloved characters, the preposterous clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, is perfectly suited to her extraordinary talents. With a distinguished creative team, this Blithe Spirt promises to be one of the theatrical highlights of the year. Times and prices vary, please see webiste for details 21 June Martin Kemp DJ Set Komedia www.komedia.co.uk From the incredible global success of Spandau Ballet, to hitting the headlines on BBC1’s EastEnders, Channel 4`s Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls, The Kray Brothers, Martin Kemp has had a truly illustrious career. Now, with a return to his favourite musical decade, the Spandau Ballet star will be taking to the decks and spinning all the best hits from the golden 80’s. It’s the authentic blast from the past you’ve been waiting for! Time: 7.00pm Prices: Early Bird: £ 16.00 / VIP: £ 40.00 21 – 22 June Pub In The Park Royal Victoria Park www.pubintheparkuk.com/bath We had such a blast that Pub in the Park is back in the beautiful city of Bath from 21 – 23 June 2019 to bring a glorious three day feast with the very best food the country has to offer. Tom Kerridge and his merry band of foodie friends will head to the West Country bringing a stellar line up of world-class chefs, Michelinstarred pubs, plus a selection of other top UK

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Henning Wehn Michael Palin 11 April pubs and Wehn restaurants Henning - Get to Onserve Withtheir It signature dishes. Combined with great live music, chef The Forum demonstrations, top quality shopping and other www.bathforum.co.uk festival fun, itmake has all the surely ingredients for the You couldn't it up; the German perfect foodie experience. Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn't See website for times, prices and line-up. bosched out yet another new show? And what's he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of 22 June transferable skills is what keeps him here and his Speakeasy: Gin, Bourbon belief that practice makes perfect is what keeps and going. Cocktail Festival him This show is a much needed call Bath Pavilion to arms. Listen, everyone: stop pondering and www.bettervenues.org.uk hand-wringing. Instead get on your bike and put The UK’s Gin, Bourbon & Cocktail your face First to the1920’s grindstone! Festival is here – and we can’t wait to have a Time 8pm roaring From good time! Prices: £20.00 / £25.00 (+ booking fees) The– Prohibition 16 20 April inspired drinks festival, taking place atI'm more than 40 secret locations UK wide, Home, Darling says be Royal prepared to be swept back 100 years to Theatre an era where mobsters mingled with movie stars, www.theatreroyal.org.uk the liquor wasmarried wet, and times roared. How happily arethe thegood happily married? Times: 12.30pm – 5pm Following a sold-out run(afternoon) at the National Theatre 6.50pm 11pmEnd (evenings) and direct from a–West transfer, Katherine Prices vary,reprises see website for detailsrole as Judy in Parkinson her acclaimed Laura Wade’s new comedy about one woman’s 23 June quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife. Every Tiger Lillies: Devil's Fairground couple needs The a little fantasy to keep their Komedia sparkling. But behind the gingham marriage www.komedia.co.uk curtains, things start to unravel, and being a The Grammy nominated, Godfathers domestic goddess is not as easy as itof seems. alternative return with see a very special Times and cabaret prices vary, please webiste for show celebrating their 30th anniversary. details The– world of The Tiger Lillies is dark and 23 27 April hilariousOn with moments Fiddler The Roof of immense beauty. In this new show Theatre Royal they take you on a trip to the Devil’s Fairground – temptation and sin await! www.theatreroyal.org.uk Time: 6.30pm Fiddler on the Roof is one of the best loved of all Pricesmusicals. vary, see Itwebsite stage is set infora details poor Russian village in 1905, where Tevye, the local milkman, has 4 July always stuck to the traditional way of life. Now Dr Phil Hammond his headstrong daughters have decided that they Komedia want to marry for love rather than accept the www.komedia.co.uk choice of the Matchmaker. Will tradition win in Dr Phil doctor, Private Eye journalist, the faceisofana NHS changing world? campaigner & comedian. In 2018, was sacked Times and prices vary, please see he webiste for as a BBC presenter for daring to stand against details Jacob Rees-Mogg. Time: 6.30pm 28 April Prices vary, see website for details Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Victim, Complex Komedia 7 July www.komedia.co.uk Michael You mightPalin have seen Kiri on Comedy Central at Theatre Royal the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour or www.theatreroyal.org.uk heard her on The Now Show. You might have To celebrate the paperback publication no idea who she is, that’s fine too. Whatofyou Erebus:know The Story of Avery Ship, Monty Python should is, she’s quietly been goingstar and much-loved television Michael mad for a few years and, toglobe-trotter borrow a phrase Palin Uma announces a brand one-man stage from Thurman, she’snew been ‘waiting… to feel show. less angry’. Times and prices vary, please see webiste for Time: 7.00pm details £12.00/ £ 10.00 concessions Prices:

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Charity fundraisers for your diary at Dorothy House 12 May Dorothy’s Great Big Tea Party

Celebrate the music of The Beatles at Theatre Royal Bath with Let It Be

Monday 27th May to Saturday 1st June Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let It Be, the spectacular concert, jam-packed with over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits! Direct from the West End, and a sell-out European tour, this international hit show celebrates the legacy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings to the heights of Beatlemania with live performances of early tracks including Twist and Shout and She Loves You as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be. The show also features some of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison’s best-loved solo material. 2019 year marks 50 years since The Beatles took those infamous steps across the pedestrian crossing outside EMI’s Abbey Road Studios, which went on to become one of the most famous album covers of all time. It also marks the 50th anniversary of the group playing together for the final time with a rooftop performance in London. Now you can travel

back to the magical sixties and join John, Paul, George and Ringo for an unforgettable night of live music. **** “After two glorious hours I left the show feeling as high as a kite… For those who love the Beatles, this show is as about as good as it gets” Daily Telegraph

www.dorothyhouse.org.uk 2:00 - 5:00 pm We’re celebrating International Nurses’ Day with the biggest Dorothy’s Tea Party ever! Come along for free, with hot drinks and cake available for purchase. All nurses either in uniform or with ID will also get a free cup of tea as a thank you from everyone at Dorothy House.

30 May Quiz Night (Marquee Week)

www.dorothyhouse.org.uk 7:00 - 9:30 pm Taking place in a marquee in the grounds of Dorothy House in Winsley, The Dorothy House Marquee Week Quiz is always a fantastic night out, with plenty to entertain everyone from the hardened trivia expert to those out for a giggle.

**** “Audience members from 16 to 70 were up on their feet singing along and enjoying themselves. What more could you want from a night out” British Theatre.com

There will be a bar available on the night, with refreshments and nibbles for sale.

“As the Beatles concert you never got to see it’s a joy from beginning to end … you’ll have a blast” The Times

31 May Comedy Night (Marquee Week)

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Tickets are £16 for a team of four.

www.dorothyhouse.org.uk A fantastic night of live stand-up comedy in a marquee in the grounds of Dorothy House in Winsley, starring the amazing Noel Britten of Bizarre Bath Walking Tour fame. There will be a bar available on the night, with refreshments and nibbles for sale. Tickets are £12 each in advance.

2 June Jazz, with Strawberries & Cream (Marquee Week)

www.dorothyhouse.org.uk An amazing evening of fine jazz in a marquee in the grounds of Dorothy House Winsley. Featuring fantastic music from a six-piece jazz band featuring: Dale Hambridge (keys), Wade Edwards (double bass), Andy Kinsman (sax), Dan Reed (trumpet), Robbie Bryant (drums) and Yvonne Lawley (vocals). There will be a bar available on the night. Tickets are £17.50, to include a bowl of strawberries and cream.


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Dance the night away at The Forum

And win one of two fantastic competitions

As we shrug off spring and step into summer, here at The Forum we’ve got shows to please just about everyone. Whether you’re ready to strap on your dancing shoes, have your funny bone tickled or just up for a night of superb live music; you’re not going to want to miss this eclectic mix we’ve got coming up. Not to mention we’ve got two exciting competitions to share with you: but you’ll need to read to the end of the article to find out how you can enter. To kick things off, we’ve got Strictly Come Dancing’s Aljaz Skorjanec & Janette Manrara in a brand new show: REMEMBERING THE MOVIES. You’ll be guaranteed for a nostalgic night as the duo take you through the most iconic dances of movies past and present; from Golden Age Hollywood to the modern musical. Strictly’s favourite couple will be here on Wednesday 01 May. “Good times never seem so good” - those famous lyrics from Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline put us in the mood what what is sure to be a night of singing along at HELLO AGAIN NEIL DIAMOND. A show that will take you on a journey through Neil Diamond’s glittering 50year career and will include hits Cracklin’ Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, America and many more. Brooklyn Creed sounds just like Neil Diamond and he’ll be here on Thursday 02 May. The music doesn’t stop there, as the world’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute band return for

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another outstanding show. THE ILLEGAL EAGLES have been touring for over two decades and we are excited to see more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship. You can pop on down to hear Hotel California, Take It Easy and Desperado on Friday 03 May. And now for something completely different - critically acclaimed writer, journalist and film-maker Jon Ronson joins use for his new show TALES FROM THE LAST DAYS OF AUGUST AND THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT. Jon will recount his recent adventures in the porn world - based on his hit podcasts The Butterfly Effect and The Last Days of August. It is to be a mysterious, funny, sad tale about porn, kindness, violence, bad thoughts, and the wonders of remaining curious. You can catch this unique show on Tuesday 07 May. But back to some music: following on from a whirlwind year that saw him sell out The O2 in a historic last ever performance with his band Soft Cell; MARC ALMOND will be here on his first solo tour in over a year. With his full live band, Marc will perform songs from across his catalogue of hits on Wednesday 08 May. One of our favourite 80’s crooners, PAUL YOUNG is back on tour and coming to The Forum to perform his much-loved album No Parlez, in celebration of 35 years since its release. You can enjoy a night back in the

eighties seeing him perform the classics of this album including Wherever I Lay My Hat, Come Back & Stay and Love of The Common People on Friday 10 May. A Forum favourite KATHERINE JENKINS returns for a night of alternative opera. She’ll be performing some of her favourite songs plus tracks from her latest album Guiding Light and accompanied by the London Concert Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Inglis on Saturday 11 May. Already sold out, the MANIC STREET PREACHERS are dropping by on their UK tour on Wednesday 15 May. We’ll be sure to let you know if they come back! Marc Almond


Kelly Jones If you saw the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, you’ll no doubt remember the fantastic music they had to celebrate the event. The incredible KINGDOM CHOIR will be here filing the auditorium with their strong blend of choral discipline and the raw Gospel spiritual sound. They’ll be performing songs from their new album and feature their own take on hits including Beyoncé’s Halo, John Legend’s All Of Me as well as the iconic Stand By Me they sang at the royal wedding. You can catch them at the Forum on Thursday 16 May. Once again, we’re delighted to be part of the Bath Festival and we’re hosting four fantastic events. Kicking things off we have a very special evening of BBC Radio 2’s FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT: THE MAGIC OF MUSICALS with the BBC concert orchestra, conducted by Bramwell Tovey on Friday 17 May. The next day we’ve got three stellar events: iconic comedian JO BRAND chats to us about the the things she’s learnt and her hopes for the future. More funnies follow with AUSTENTATIOUS; an entirely improvised comedy by a talented cast who conjure up a ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. To end a busy day, we have AN EVENING WITH SIR MICHAEL PARKINSON as he joins us for a conversation with his son Mike about his career, showing highlights from from the Parkinson archive. You can catch all three events at various times on Saturday 18 May. Get ready for a night of dancing as BURN THE FLOOR waltzes its way to the Forum for one night only. Starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton and Graziano Di Prima headlining this electrifying production, it will have you leaping out of the seats to join in on Tuesday 21 May. Few bands have changed as much as THE WATERBOYS. Formed in 1983, the iconic group are joining us for a night of music from their eclectic catalogue including How Long Will I Love You and The Whole Of The Moon. A brilliant night of music awaits on Wednesday 22 May. We then see the final part of the Bath Festival with A CONCERT FOR THE PEOPLE OF BATH. We are delighted once again to be presenting the annual show dedicated to the memory of Brian and Margaret Roper; a concert that encourages future generations to develop their love of classical music on Thursday 23 May.

To finish things off we have the first professional orchestra in Europe to be made up of primarily black and minority ethnic musicians, CHINEKE! made a smash debut at the 2017 Proms with their aim of ‘championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music’. You can see their performance on Saturday 25 May.

Heralded as one of the finest voices of his generation, KELLY JONES will give audiences a rare opportunity to see unique and intimate performances across an evening of storytelling and song craft. Frontman and creative force of Stereophonics for over 22 years, Kelly Jones joins us on Tuesday 11 June.

On Friday 31 May, WALLACE & GROMIT are taking over the Forum! We’ve got two performances of Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels where Wallace prepares to perform his musical masterpiece My Concerto in Ee Lad with help from his faithful canine companion Gromit...what could possibly go wrong? And throughout the day we’ve got GROMIT MODELLING WORKSHOPS hosted by Aardman animators themselves so you can make your very own Gromit!

Are you ready to Dance The Night Away? THE MAVERICKS are back on tour with their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world hits such as All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down and Here Comes The Rain. You can see them on Thursday 20 June.

Heading into June, we are thrilled to have THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN return for the biggest Motown party of the year. Get ready for all the hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance routines and outstanding musicianship in this breath-taking live concert spectacular on Saturday 08 June.

But thats not all. Watch this space as for the rest of 2019 we’ve got some big names at the Forum including GRAHAM NASH, ANT MIDDLETON, DIVERSITY, BEVERLEY KNIGHT, JOOLS HOLLAND, JONATHAN PIE, BEN ELTON, and more to be announced! Make sure you follow The Forum on Twitter and Facebook to be updated on all our latest and upcoming shows.

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And now it’s competition time: we’ve got two free tickets to give away for both BURN THE FLOOR featuring Kevin Clifton and THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN. All you have to do to enter to be in with a chance of winning is email marketing@bathforum.co.uk with the title of the show that you want to attend. A winner will be randomly selected and contacted. Closing date is Friday 10th May at 12noon. Terms and conditions apply. Best of luck!

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Win two tickets to see

at the Theatre Royal Bath

Marking the 25th anniversary of Louis de Bernières’ best-selling novel that inspired the hit film, a new staging of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin visits the Theatre Royal Bath from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th May as part of a world premiere tour. Set on the Greek island of Cephalonia, this is an unforgettable love story which evolves against the turbulent backdrop of World War II. Captain Corelli, an enigmatic young Italian officer, is posted to the idyllic Greek island as part of the occupying forces. Shunned by the locals at first, he proves to be civilised, humorous and a consummate musician. The Captain is soon thrown together with Dr Iannis’ strong–willed and beautiful daughter Pelagia, who discovers all of the complexities of love, and how it can blossom in the most

unexpected and profound way. This stunning new production is directed by Olivier and Tony-Award nominee Melly Still (Coram Boy, My Brilliant Friend, The Lovely Bones), adapted by award-winning playwright Rona Munro (The James Plays, Rebus: Long Shadows) and includes specially commissioned music by Harry Blake. A cast of fifteen actors and singers bring Captain Corelli’s Mandolin dramatically to life in a new stage adaptation featuring all of the passion and poetry that made this love story a multi million best-selling novel and a smash-hit Hollywood movie. Tickets for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin are on sale at the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office.

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two tickets to see Captain Corelli's Mandolin at Theatre Royal Bath on Friday 17th May at 7.30pm. For a chance to win, simply send us your name and contact details, on e-mail, to: competitions@inbath.net Closing date: Tues 14th May Subject: Captain Usual T's and C's apply.

To book call 01225 448844 or visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk

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Win two tickets to see

EDUCATING RITA starring Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson

at the Theatre Royal Bath Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson star in Willy Russell’s hilarious and heart-warming comedy Educating Rita at the Theatre Royal Bath from Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th June. When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her. Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and borderline alcoholic, who’s less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on, but the two soon realise how much they have to teach each other. Educating Rita won the Olivier Award when it was produced in the West End by the RSC and was adapted into the multi award winning film starring Julie Walters and Michael Caine. One of the UK’s most celebrated writers, Willy Russell’s works are constantly in production across the world, his many credits also include the Olivier Award-winning Blood Brothers and Shirley Valentine. Stephen Tompkinson’s screen credits include Torvill & Dean, The Split, DCI Banks, Trollied, Wild at Heart, Drop the Dead Donkey (British Comedy Award Winner for Best TV Comedy Actor), Ballykissangel and Brassed Off . His theatre work includes Art, Spamalot, Rattle of a Simple Man and Arsenic and Old Lace in the West End. Jessica Johnson’s theatre credits include Call Me Mary Poppins, Goth Weekend, Kings and Queens, Each Piece and Anti-Gravity. Her television credits include Wire In The Blood, Coronation Street and Cuckoo. To book tickets for Educating Rita call the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 or visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk

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two tickets to see Educating Rita at Theatre Royal Bath on Monday 3rd June at 7.30pm. For a chance to win, simply send us your name and contact details, on e-mail, to: competitions@inbath.net Closing date: Thursday 30th May Subject: Rita Usual T's and C's apply.

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Style your Winning Chic outfit for Ladies Day On Saturday 15 June, Bath Racecourse will stage its season highlight – Ladies Day. A standout day in Bath Racecourse’s calendar, it’s the event when the fashion is as important as the racing. Thousands of racegoers will be putting their best pair of shoes forward to experience the exhilarating atmosphere of seven live horse races whilst hoping to impress the judges of the popular Style competition. With a £500 cash prize plus piece of jewellery from SP Green jewellers in Bath available to the winning outfit, competition can be tough so how do you achieve a winningly chic outfit to scoop the prize?

Stand out

Judges will be looking for eye-catching outfits. Bold colour combinations, statement jewellery or an unusual hat can all help to make you stand out against the competition. That said, bear in mind …

Sometimes less is more

Some style never goes out of fashion. Black and white is a timeless colour combination; beautiful tailoring is understated and effortless; and a classic shift dress is a summer wardrobe essential for a reason. Pair with gorgeous accessories your outfit will look effortlessly chic.

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Add a hat

Unlike Royal Ascot and The Derby, there’s no official dress code at Bath Racecourse, except in hospitality areas, so racegoers are not obligated to wear a hat. However, adding a beautiful, sculptural hat, fascinator or even an on-trend headband can really up the wow factor of your outfit and also makes the occasion a little bit more special.

Thousands of racegoers will be putting their best pair of shoes forward to experience the exhilarating atmosphere of seven live horse races.

Have fun

Style your outfit with some personality and confidence but remember Bath Racecourse’s Ladies Day is an enjoyable event with lots to experience, not just the fashion. As long as you feel comfortable in your outfit, you’ll have a fantastic time.

Avoid faux pars

A heel sinking into the grass or skirt revealing a little too much when the wind blows isn’t a good look. Be mindful of the weather and dress appropriately for an outside event. A transparent umbrella is a fantastic investment if the weather look inclement as it won’t take away from your outfit.

For further information about Ladies Day and to book tickets please see www.bath-racecourse.co.uk


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It's just a jump to the left (bet you're singing it now)

Richard O’Brien, writer of The Rocky Horror Show, talks about the legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical as it visits the Theatre Royal Bath from Monday 6th to Saturday 11th May starring comedian Steve Punt as The Narrator, World and European Champion ballroom dancer and Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton as Janet and Ben Adams, from BRIT Award-winning band a1, as Brad.

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show received its world premiere in London in 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, and went on to become the biggest cult musical of all time, having been performed worldwide for 45 years in more than 30 countries and translated into over 20 languages. Now, the smash hit show directed by Christopher Luscombe returns to the stage by public demand for a major tour, featuring all of the famous musical numbers which have made The Rocky Horror Show such a huge hit for over four decades, including “Sweet Transvestite”, “Science Fiction/ Double Feature”, “Dammit Janet” and, of course, the timeless floor-filler, “The Time-Warp”

accomplishment that you rarely get from any other shows. What sets Rocky Horror apart from other musicals? When it was written, it didn’t follow any kind of formula. The songs aren’t show-bizzy. So many new musical numbers you hear now, if you didn’t know what song it was you would instantly know it was a Broadway song. I find that a bit annoying. If you’re going to spend a bit of money on a night out it’s good to know that you’re spending it on something you’re going to enjoy. It’s a rock ’n’ roll show with a storyline on one level, it’s a fairy tale on another level, and it’s as enjoyable and silly as a Carry On on another.

What was your inspiration when writing the show? I have a very low-brow approach to life, I like Populist kinds of themes - comics and rock ’n’ roll and B movies. The plot and dialogue for The Rocky Horror Show are raids on populist things: from advertising, from comics, from B movies, from sci-fi. It’s a complete and utter raid upon all those elements; a joyous raid. Do you have a favourite character? I would have loved to have played Rocky, that would have been cool, wouldn't it? But one thing is essential, you have to be rather handsome and you know, muscular, and that ain't going to work. I could have played Janet. They're all so stupidly wonderful these characters, they're iconographic. How do you think the live shows compare to the film? The live show has an energy that the movie doesn't have - it wasn't intentional, but the film was very slow. Once some fans came up to me and said, "did you leave the gaps between the lines so that we the audience could say our lines?". I said, "Well, ok yes". But no we didn't. The movie is a very surreal, almost dreamlike journey, the live show is far more rock and roll. What advice do you have for anyone that is new to Rocky Horror? None - just come with an open heart and a good will or not at all. I always worry that maybe the fans might steal the evening. I don't ever want the show to be just a few people having fun and the rest of the audience thinking that they've arrived at a party that they weren't invited to, so that's important.

How different do you think your life might have been without Rocky? I have no idea but, I would have had a good life because I am made that way. My journey has been a different one than others. I guess some people have a game plan. I would imagine they’re rather humourless. Most of us get an opportunity and we wing it. Luck plays an awfully big part in our lives. You should never underestimate that. I am the luckiest person on the planet. I shall be happy as long as I can keep singing.

What’s your favourite part of the show? The noise at the end of Rocky is wonderful – it is empowering and exhilarating at the same time it is quite joyous. Rocky never fails to deliver. Each performance lifts the heart and the nightly laughter and roars of approval leave the whole cast with a sense of wellbeing and

The Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to the Theatre Royal Bath from Monday 6th to Saturday 11th May 2019. To book tickets call the Box Office on 01225 448844 or visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk

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a brief history of

Vegetarian and Veganism

National Vegetarian Week 2019 runs between 13-19 May and will highlight to the wider public the benefits and pleasures of a meat-free diet. Here, we trace the history of vegetarian and veganism as well as offer recipe ideas and the best places to try plant-based food in Bath. For anyone thinking that vegetarianism in a new phenomenon, it may come as some surprise that eating a plant-based diet found favour with some of the great figures of the classical world. We all recognise the name Pythagoras, the ancient Ionian Greek philosopher, from secondary school maths classes; athough he was more well known for his contributions to mathematics, Pythagoras was an independent thinker, the first to admit women to his intellectual circle on equal terms and to argue that the world was a sphere. One of his other, less celebrated teachings, stated that animals should be treated as kindred and therefore abstained from eating meat. These theories mirrored, in part, the traditions of civilisations such as the Babylonians and ancient Egyptians. Certain religious groups, such as the ancient Egyptians, believed in karma and reincarnation and practised the ideology that eating animal flesh and the wearing of animal derived clothing was sacrilege. Pythagoras, and the ancient Greeks, not only championed vegetarianism because of its avoidance of animal cruelty, but Pythagoras also identified health benefits. Other notable Ancient Greek that came after Pythagoras favoured a vegetarian diet. These included Theophrastus, pupil of Aristotle and successor to him as head of the Lyceum at Athens. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle himself. Many religions have a philosophy where abstinence from meat is central. Hinduism, Brahinanism, Zoroasterianism and Jainism encouraged vegetarianism and is mentioned in ancient verses of the ‘Upanishads’ and also mentioned in ‘Rig Veda’ — the most sacred of ancient Hindu texts. Vegetarianism has always been central to Buddhism, which enshrines compassion to all living creatures. The Indian king Asoka converted to Buddhism having been shocked by the horrors of battle. On return, all animal sacrifices were ended as his kingdom became vegetarian. Between the Middle Ages and modern times, the Renaissance period saw famine and disease where crops failed and food was short. Meat was largely a scarce and expensive luxury for the rich, so new food sources from Europe, such as potatoes, cauliflower and maize were more abundant. The introduction of these new sources also had a beneficial effect on health, helping to prevent such things as skin diseases which were then widespread. Despite the writings of such luminaries as Italian Luigi Cornaro, (who after a hedonistic early life, turned to a primarily vegetarian diet after the age of 40, helping him live to the age of 100) Thomas More and Leonardo Da Vinci, all of whom wrote with some passion on the plight of animals; meat eating was still the most popular food source for all classes.

The mid-19th and early 20th Century, saw the largest growth in those practising a vegetarian diet. Sometimes born out of necessity than by design, advocates such as Reverend William Cowherd, who was one of the philosophical forerunners of the Vegetarian Society, promoted vegetarianism as a form of temperance. In 1908, The International Vegetarian Union, a union of the national societies, was founded. Its focus on nutritional, ethical, and more recently, environmental and economic concerns helped vegetarianism become more conscientious and increased the numbers of those practising. Throughout the early 20th century public health was generally poor with high infant mortality and widespread poverty. With World War II making resources limited the nation was asked to 'Dig for Victory'. As communities lived off the land, a near vegetarian diet sustained the population and improved the nations health. At this time there were 100,000 vegetarians in the UK. As the worlds population began to consider how the way we live our lives has an affect on the Earth, vegetarianism was promoted as part of the process of change. With recent Horsemeat and Bovine CJD scares the past twenty years has seen a major increas in those choosing a vegetarian diet. In 1989 a poll indicated that three per cent of the UK's population was vegetarian. A more recent poll put it at 5.7 per cent. This means there are now over three million vegetarians in the UK today.

Veganism

The term veganism was first coined by Donald Watson a former member of the Vegetarian Society and founder of the Vegan Society. As a child, Watson spent time on his Uncle George's farm. The slaughtering of a pig on the farm horrified Watson; he said his view of farm life changed from idyllic to a death row for animals. Watson began to reassess his practice of eating meat. He became a vegetarian in 1924 at the age of fourteen, making a New Year's resolution to never again eat meat. He gave up dairy products approximately 18 years later, having decided the production of milk-related products was also unethical. Veganism describes the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and rejects the commodity status of animals. A well-planned vegan diet can contain all the nutrients that our bodies need. Some research has linked vegan diets with lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.

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A Chance to Showcase Veggie Food National Vegetarian Week 2019 runs between 13-19 May and will highlight to the wider public the benefits and pleasures of a meat-free diet. As more people look to make lifestyle changes, eating veggie is increasing in appeal and National Vegetarian week aims to show to communities and schools across the UK that vegetarian food can be vibrant and exciting to eat.

Whether for health benefits, cost or animal welfare concerns people opt for vegetarian food for personal reasons Endorsed by the Vegetarian Society, events will be held across the country to illustrate the recipes which make veggie food accessible and inclusive to all. Meat-eaters can still enjoy a vegetarian meal and many people have already adopted meat-free Mondays in to their diet. Following on from the success of previous years, grants will be available to communities and schools to help them stage an event to showcase National Vegetarian Week.

Top Bath based restaurant went Vegan and nobody noticed. Acorn Restaurant in Bath is also the first vegan restaurant in the UK to achieve recognition by the MICHELIN Guide 2019

Acorn has a lunch menu, a 2 and 3 course set menu and a 5 course taser menu that can be matched with the best vegan wines.

Acorn in bath has been one of the country's top vegetarian restaurants since it opened in 2013 garnering many awards and accolades.

The 3 course set menu is ÂŁ38.95 and includes main courses such as:

Most recently they won Olive magazines "Veggie Pioneer Award" and the Trencherman Guides Award for Innovation and Creativity to go alongside their MICHELIN Guide 2019 and Good Food Guide entries. Back in October 2018 owner/chef and author of high end cookery book Plants Taste Better, Richard Buckley realised they had so many innovative vegan ideas and dishes that they could easily serve a ‘plants only' menu that was so good no-one would even notice. Quietly they made sure all their drinks including wines and beers were 100% vegan and simply replaced any non vegan dishes with vegan ones. "It was amazing, nobody noticed. We even had the founder of VIVA! Juliet Gellatley come in shortly after we did this and even she didn't spot it. The trick was not trying to veganise anything, we just served the most interesting food we could make from plants and everyone just went with it."

Last year saw over 100 events across the country, from urban chefs serving veggie food to their local communities through to charity vegetarian lunches. With resource packs and newsletters filled with event tips and recipe ideas the Vegetarian Society backs communities and schools in showcasing all the best there is in eating veggie. Whether for health benefits, cost or animal welfare concerns people opt for vegetarian food for personal reasons. National Vegetarian Week offers a chance to dismiss any lingering myths around vegetarian food and its limitations. Instead it is a great opportunity to reach out to people across all ages and all communities and show them how easy to make and how vibrant veggie food can be.

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Their biggest pleasure was when those eating a vegan diet would ask which dishes were vegan and they could just casually say, all of them! "I think it is a real validation of how far vegan food has come that people aren't looking for lumps of animal protein and fat to make a meal but are instead looking for interesting ideas and quality ingredients across the board." Sadly the cat is well and truly out the bag now, in the age of social media you can't keep a secret for long so they are happy to now make the announcement - as the UKs finest vegan restaurant. It was a wonderfully fulfilling experience though, to prove that you could easily continue to prosper as a quality restaurant without having to have any ethical compromise on your plates."

Mushroom Parfait served with celeriac cooked in its own juice, pickled red cabbage, hazelnut butter and red chicory in hazelnut oil. One Whole Cauliflower broken down & cooked in various ways: roasted florets, truffled puree, molasses pickled core & sautĂŠed leaf, all served with almond milk croquetta infused with fenugreek & onion, spelt grain in a smoked almond emulsion & a tarragon oil. And even though veganism is growing in popularity the elusive vegan dessert has centre stage at Acorn including; Chocolate & Coffee light espresso parfait with a bar of chocolate ganache, cold brew & rapadura gel & a pink peppercorn crumb. Slow poached quince with a walnut sorbet, coffee glazed salsify and a walnut meringue. 2018 saw a host of alcaldes for Chef Buckley and his team including: Acorn being awarded a MICHELIN Guide 2019 recommended status for the second year running and their first year as a fully vegan restaurant. This makes Acorn the first vegan restaurant in the UK to achieve recognition by the MICHELIN Guide 2019. Richard won the Olive magazine BEST CHEFS 2018 Award - for VEGGIE PIONEER. Acorn also won the Trencherman's Awards 2019 for Creativity and Innovation. 2018 also saw the launch of Richards second recipe book Plants Taste Better. A beautiful hard back book with sophisticated vegan recipes. Acorn has been featured in multiple national publications including The Independent, The Telegraph, The Times, Olive Magazine, Vegetarian Living, Stylist and Vogue.


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Al fresco food & drink at The Marlborough Tavern

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New summer menu launched Fabulous food & friendly service The perfect spot to while away a sunny day…

35 Marlborough Bldgs, Bath BA1 2LY 01225 423731 www.marlborough-tavern.com

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More of a lifestyle than a cafe VEGAN CAFE Cascara opened as a Vegan Cafe in October 2018.

We serve Speciality Coffee from Extract Coffee serving coffee, brunch, Roasters, Fresh Juices, Smoothies, Superfood Lattes, Cakes (including a range of gluten free lunch options) and a smalland but deliciousmore menu - our House Beans and the kimchi toastie are firm favourites.

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But don't just take our word for it...... 'Great food options....Tasted very fresh and healthy.'

Strawberry, lemon and black pepper biscuits

'Yummy Cascara latte with oat milk and a scrummy bakewell yum very relaxing pit stop.'

Mixture makes 30 biscuits as a single layer. If making sandwich biscuits it makes 15.You’ll need a circular cutter various sizes depending.

'I had a crazy delicious Naked Green Juice and a gluten-free vegan coconut cake that is definitively to die for."

Preparation: 15 minutes Cooking: 13-15 minutes

Open: Monday - Sat - 8am-5pm Sunday - 10am-4pm 3 Upper Borough Walls | Bath 01225 542636 www.facebook.com/cascaracoffeebath

serving coffee, bru lunch and more

open 7 days a we

open 7 days a week

We are a relaxed space where friendliness is at the forefront of the business. We want people to come back because the staff made them feel at ease and brightened their day.

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Ingredients For the biscuits: 100g Tomor hard vegan margarine or butter 50g caster sugar 1 lemon, zest and half the juice 100g plain flour 1 tsp cracked black pepper 2 tsp freeze dried strawberry powder 50g ground almonds Pinch of salt For the jam 4 tbsp icing sugar plus extra for dusting 3 tbsp freeze dried strawberry powder 3 tbsp water Method To make the biscuits: Preheat the oven to 180C/ Gas 4. Cream together the margarine and sugar. Add all the remaining biscuit ingredients and mix till thoroughly combined.

Allow the mixture to chill for 20 minutes. Lightly dust your work surface and rolling pin with a little icing sugar. With the rolling pin carefully roll out half of the dough to approximately 3mm. Cut out the dough with a circular cutter then place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roll out the remaining dough and cut out circles as before. This time take a small cutter and carefully cut out the centre leaving a ring. Place the rings on to the baking sheet. With any remaining dough, simply cut into biscuit shapes and place onto a baking sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes. When cooked, allow to cool before transferring to a cooling rack. To make the jam: simple mix all of the ingredients together. (no need to heat). Finally fill your biscuits by placing a little jam in the centre of the base biscuit and carefully sit the ring on the top. With a few biscuits simply place a blob of jam in the centre with no ring and leave the remaining biscuits plain. Place your biscuits into an air tight container. The jam will harden overnight enabling easier transportation.


Jack Scarterfield's

Vegan celeriac and parsnips hash browns with maple and soy wild mushrooms, almond & celeriac puree, topped with parsnip and sage crisps Method serves 4 Ingredients 2 medium parsnips peeled ½ peeled celeriac 1 tbsp. of chopped chives 2 shallots thinly sliced 200g mixed wild mushrooms cleaned and sliced 16 leaves of sage ½ parsnip peeled length ways 2 tbsps. soy sauce 2 tbsps. maple syrup ½ celeriac diced into 1-inch pieces 300ml almond milk Salt& pepper

• Cut celeriac ½ into quarters and parsnips in half. Steam for 12 mins until just soft – this will be used for grating later to make the hash. • For the puree - Add 1-inch diced celeriac to heavy base pan and cover with almond milk. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 mins until soft. Drain off ½ milk and then blend until smooth. Finish by seasoning with salt and pepper. • Fry shallots in a table spoon of rapeseed oil until lightly golden. In a bowl, grate steamed celeriac and parsnip, then add shallots, chopped chive and season with salt & pepper.

• Fry wild mushrooms in sauté pan for 2 mins then add soy and maple syrup before removing from heat. • For the crisps - In a deep fat fryer, fry the sage leaves and parsnip peelings for 45 seconds then drain on to kitchen paper to soak up excess oil. • Fry your hash browns in oil at 180 degrees for 3 mins until golden and crisp. • Finally – plate up straight away and enjoy!

• Mould mixture into 8 golf ball size pieces and flatten slightly.

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Richard Buckley's

SMOKED CASHEW CROQUETAS with port-glazed red beetroot (beets) and orange emulsion

Croquetas are a traditional Spanish tapas made from a thick white sauce, usually with added ham, which are breaded and deep fried so the outside is crisp and the inside is melting and delicious. This dish makes use of the magical qualities of cashew nuts to create a similar effect, but with only the one ingredient. Cashews contain a lot of natural starches and fats and so, once puréed, they can fulfil the role of the roux, milk and cheese in the recipe all on their own. The full culinary potential of cashews is only just being realized – heat them up and wonderful things begin to happen.

FOR THE CROQUETAS

300g (10½oz/21/3 cups) smoked cashew nuts, 750ml (26fl oz/3 cups) water, 10g (¼oz/1¾ tsp) sea salt, cayenne pepper, 200g (7oz/12/3 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour, 400g (14oz/32/3 cups) panko, breadcrumbs sunflower oil, for deep-fat frying

FOR THE GLAZED BEETROOT (BEETS) 6 round red beetroot (beets), 550ml (19fl oz/2¼ cups) water, 1 onion, finely sliced, 2 sticks of celery, sliced, 1 bay leaf, 20 black peppercorns, 100ml (3½fl oz/scant ½ cup) red wine, 125ml (4fl oz/½ cup) ruby port

FOR THE ORANGE EMULSION

2 oranges, 15g (½oz/1 tbsp) Dijon mustard, 5g (1/8oz/1 tsp) caster (superfine) sugar, 100ml (3½fl oz/scant ½ cup), rapeseed oil.

FOR THE GARNISH

mixed toasted seeds (see below), handful of watercress, handful of red mustard frill, extra virgin olive oil

METHOD

Prepare the smoked cashew nuts (see below), then add to a blender with 500ml (18fl oz/2 cups) of the water and the salt. Blend until very smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring all the time – as it comes to the boil it will thicken dramatically. Check the seasoning and adjust if necessary. Add a small pinch of cayenne pepper and transfer to a small bowl. Cover with cling film (plastic wrap) in contact with the surface of the mix and place in the fridge to chill. Preheat the oven to (fan) 160°C/180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Make the mixed toasted seeds (see 3rd column). Take a large piece of foil and wrap the beetroot (beets) and 50ml (2fl oz/scant ¼ cup) of the water tightly in it, making a watertight parcel. Put on a baking tray (sheet) and bake in the oven for 1 hour until soft, then leave to cool in the foil. Once cold, remove from the foil and transfer any liquid into a saucepan. Rub the skin from the beetroot (beets) and put the skin into the saucepan. Line a chopping board with 4 sheets of cling film (plastic wrap) to stop staining, and use plastic gloves. Cut the top and bottom from each

beetroot (beet), then cut each one into 1cm (½-inch) thick slices. You need 20 slices. Using a vegetable peeler, trim the edges from each disc to round it off neatly. Set aside. Add the beetroot (beet) offcuts to the saucepan with the skin, along with the onion, celery, bay leaf, peppercorns and the rest of the measured water (500ml/17fl oz/ 2 cups). Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, allow to cool completely, then strain and return 200ml (7fl oz/generous ¾ cup) of the beetroot (beet) stock to a clean saucepan. Boil the stock rapidly to reduce until it begins to thicken noticeably, almost completely evaporating. Add the red wine and port and simmer to reduce by three-quarters. Meanwhile, make the orange emulsion. Finely grate the zest from the oranges and then juice the oranges. Check you have 200ml (7fl oz/ generous ¾ cup), and add a little more if necessary. Put the zest and juice into a small saucepan and simmer gently until reduced by half. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely, then add the mustard and sugar and mix to combine. Using a stick blender to emulsify, slowly add the rapeseed oil and blend until it is thick and glossy. This will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge. Finish the croquetas. Put half the flour onto a plate and the other half into a large bowl. Whisk the remaining measured water (250ml/8fl oz/1 cup) into the bowl to form a thin batter. Place the breadcrumbs on a plate. Transfer the croquetas mix to a piping bag fitted with a 2cm (¾-inch) round nozzle (tip). Prepare your deep-fat fryer. Put the watercress and red mustard frill in a small bowl and dress with a little olive oil. Pipe the croqueta mix in 5–6cm (2–2¼-inch) lengths onto the floured plate and carefully roll to coat them in the flour. Repeat until you have 8 perfect croquetas. With a knife, transfer them one at a time into the flour and water mix first and then into the breadcrumbs. Roll each one in the breadcrumbs, ensuring they are completely covered and then gently re-roll so you have a neat tube shape. Continue until all the mix is used. Deep-fry the croquetas, in batches if necessary, until crispy and golden brown, then drain on kitchen (paper) towel. At the same time, put the beetroot (beet) discs into a large frying pan (skillet) and add the port glaze. Bring the glaze to a rapid boil and reduce it down until it forms a sticky shiny glaze. Turn the beetroot (beets) over in the glaze to make sure they are well covered – if the glaze is too thick, add a tiny splash of water. Place 3 or 4 beetroot (beets) slices and 2 croquetas on each of 4 large plates. Drizzle the orange emulsion around the plate (remember it is a strong flavour). Scatter

the dressed watercress and red mustard frill over each plate and then sprinkle with the toasted seeds.

Smoked cashew nuts

Smoke and nuts is a fantastic modern flavour. Use these to bring a wonderful interest to any plate. Makes: 100g (3½oz) 100g (3½oz/¾ cup) blanched cashew nuts Put 1 tablespoon of hickory chips into a stove-top smoker. Line the top grate with foil to prevent the nuts from escaping and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Smoke the nuts until they have a pronounced smoky flavour. Remove from the smoker and leave to cool. These will keep for 2 weeks in an airtight container.

Mixed Toasted Seeds

This makes enough for about 10 meals, although you can easily just eat them all without really meaning to straight from the oven – they’re very moreish. Makes: 1 small jar 20g (¾oz/2½ tbsp) sunflower seeds 5g (1/8oz/½ tbsp) poppy seeds 10g (¼oz/4 tsp) sesame seeds 10g (¼oz/1 tbsp) flax seeds 10g (¼oz/4 tsp) hemp seeds ½ tsp extra virgin olive oil 1g (scant ¼ tsp) sea salt, finely ground Preheat the oven to (fan) 160ºC/180ºC/350ºF/ gas mark 4. Mix all the seeds together with the oil on a baking tray (sheet) and roast for 5 minutes until just golden. Sprinkle with the salt and allow to cool. These can be kept in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Serves 8 - 10 Taken from Richard Buckley's book: 'Plants Taste Better'.


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A man for all seasons

The Marlborough Tavern's Head Chef, Jack Scarterfield Head Chef, Jack Scarterfield

The Marlborough Tavern has built a reputation on delivering patrons great tasting home cooked food with an emphasis on seasonal and local produce. Under the guidance of Head Chef, Jack Scarterfield, the awardwinning pub continues to offer high quality restaurant dishes, but without the stuffiness that can sometimes accompany them. We speak to Jack about his career to date, his influences, showcasing his talents at this years Pub In The Park and on how becoming vegetarian has improved his cooking skills. Tell us a little about your career so far.

What are your first memories of food?

I trained at Bath College who helped me land my first cheffing job at The Royal Photographic Society in Bath. I then went on from this to work for Mark Pearson at The Pump Rooms, Assembly Rooms & Bath Rugby Club.

I was inspired to cook by my grandmother who was a cook in the war. My family are quite foodie, so my mother grows all her own veg and we had chickens giving us fresh eggs every day. So every dinner was the whole family tucking into super fresh produce.

A real turning point in my career and where my love of cooking seafood really began when I started to work at Green street owned by Mitch Tonks. The head chef there, Garry Rosser (now Head Chef of the Scallop Shell), taught and inspired me to cook with seafood and how the beauty of the ingredients can really speak for themselves. Following on from this I worked around London with Mitch Tonks for 8 years. After the living the high life in London I opted for a quieter pace of life where I spent two and a half years working for a country pub in Exmoor. Finally, going full circle and returning to Bath to start a family and re-open The Beaufort. After working there for a couple of years I moved to The Bath Pub Company and landed the job of Head Chef of The Marlborough Tavern.

At what age did you want to make a career as a Chef and who has influenced you? At aged 14 I decided that I wanted to be a chef. With having such a foodie family and growing up around great produce I knew this was what I wanted to work with. My food heroes are Rick Stein and Mitch Tonks. I grew up watching Rick travelling the world and I worked with Mitch for many years. He taught me a huge amount about amazing produce and keeping it simple. What is the ethos behind the food at The Marlborough Tavern? Producing great food that people love to eat. We produce fantastic food for everyone in a cosy


pub setting, whether you’re in the mood for a healthy salad, a burger, vegan main, Sunday lunch or gourmet special. How would you best sum up your style of cooking? I incorporate flavours from around the world using the best possible produce & locally sourced. I like to explore flavours and textures to make the ingredients sing. I spent a year in Thailand so I tend to use spices in some of my cooking.

"Pub in the Park is a great opportunity to showcase the wonderful local produce which I get to use on the Marlborough menus every day."

The Marlborough Tavern will be at this years Pub In The Park. How exciting is it to be part of this fantastic event? It’s fantastic news that we're included in the festival this year and i’m really looking forward to working alongside some of the industry’s finest chefs. Pub in the Park is a great opportunity to showcase the wonderful local produce which I get to use on the Marlborough menus every day. My food is local, rustic and packed full of flavour and I can’t wait to get stuck in! What do you have planned for the festival? The festival asks each pop-up pubs to produce three tapas sized dishes so I wanted to create some real crowd pleasers using the ingredients I love to cook with. On the Pub in the Park menu you’ll find: • Cauliflower & heritage carrot pakoras with red lentil dhal, fried curry leaves, fresh mango & coriander. (Vegan) • Lamb with aubergine & chickpea tagine, cucumber, yoghurt, pomegranate & fresh mint. • Salt & pepper squid with chilli jam, spring onion, fresh lime & basil. You have started some Vegan tasting menus at The Marlborough Tavern. What is it about this cuisine that interests you and what makes working with plant based produce unique? We have now done several Vegan tasting menu evenings which have been fully booked. Five courses for £40pp with a vegan drinks menu to match. We were joined by vegan food writer Sharon Collins at one event who wrote the vegan cook book ‘a bit of the good stuff’, she described the evening as exquisite. The star course of the night (raved about on our social media) was the parsnip hash brown, maple & soy wild mushrooms, parsnip crisps. This dish is the one I have decided to share with you (see page 27).

I am now vegetarian myself and find that working with plant based produce means you can be clever with ingredients. I want to make vegetarian & vegan food which excites people. My menus include vegetarian & vegan dishes which are just as tempting as any of the dishes containing meat or fish.

excellent texture and really lends itself to being fried with a crispy batter then complemented with Asian flavours.

Having worked with vegetarian and vegan menus recently, have you discovery (or rediscovered) any new ingredients that you are excited about?

Having worked with seafood most of my career I always enjoy using mackerel, scallops & squid. Using beautiful hand dived scallops I like to try and keep it simple by serving them their shell with samphire, garlic & parsley crumb.

On a recent Vegan Tasting menu I used banana blossom which I coated in tempura batter to give some texture, this was then paired with nori chips, wasabi pea purée & pickled ginger tartare. Similar to artichokes, banana blossom has an

With a plethora of produce to choose from this time of year, what will we see on the menu this summer?

Always a great time of year when spring lamb comes on the menu. This year I’ll be barbequing loin of lamb and serving with charred hispi cabbage, crispy sweetbreads, jersey royal & lamb shoulder hash with salsa Verdi lamb sauce I love using strawberries from Cheddar, an idea I have is using them in a tart and serving with lavender meringue, lemon curd, clotted cream & basil Finally, what do you have planned for the summer and the rest of 2019 at the restaurant? We have renowned foodie events once a month at The Tav. This year I have a Welcome to Spring menu coming up and in plans to do another vegan night, and Indian night and after the success of last years game menu we will be doing another of those.

The Marlborough Tavern 35 Marlborough Buildings | Bath | BA1 2LY Tel: 01225 423731 www.marlborough-tavern.com

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The origins of Father's Day There is a school of thought that believes Father's Day is a relatively recent concept, conceived to compliment the already popular Mother's Day and celebrate the paternal side of parenting. It may, therefore, surprise you to know that scholars believe the earliest Father's Day message came from a young boy called Elmesu, who lived 4000 years ago in Babylon (modern day Iraq), and carved a message on a card, out of clay, wishing his Babylonian father good health and a long life. Father's Day remained an annual appreciation in several countries all over the world but only became popular in Western culture during the early twentieth century. Although there are numerous potential 'founders' of Father's Day in Western society, one persons efforts stand out above all others.

Saturday 16th June

Born in Arkansas, but raised just outside of Spokane, Washinton, Sonna Smart Dood had seen the success obtained by Anna Jarvis, promoting Mother's Day in the US, and took it on herself to make sure fathers were honoured throughout the nation. Dodd's own father, William Jackson Smart, was a Civil War veteran and a single parent who reared his six children after his wife died in child birth. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis' Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honouring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, the pastors hadn't enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.

1930's that Dodd started to raise awareness of the day on a national level.

The first Father's Day celebration was in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910 and although it didn't have much success initially it was on her return from College in the early

Despite presidential backing, it wasn't until 1966 that President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the fi rst presidential proclamation honouring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

Although there are numerous potential 'founders' of Father's Day in Western society, one persons efforts stand out above all others. 30 inbath

Father's Day 2019

Having gained the necessary support from trade groups that may benefi t from the celebration (tie manufacturers, tobacconists etc..) and from 1938, the Father's Day Council, founded by the New York Associated Men's Wear Retailers to consolidate and systematize the commercial promotion, Father's Day celebrations became more widespread. Despite her best efforts, Fathers Day still hadn't been embraced by the American public. Many took a cynical view that, like Mother's Day, it was a synthetic celebration solely for the purposes of commercial industries to make more money.

It was soon after that Father's Day was adopted by the UK, although not a national holiday, many of us take the opportunity to treat our 'Dad's' in the form of gifts, meals or just a relaxing day.


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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.

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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 www.thegriffinbath.co.uk

The Inn at Freshford The Hill, Freshford, Bath, BA2 7WG Tel: 01225 722250 www.theinnatfreshford.com

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

The Old Crown Inn Kelston Road, Bath, BA1 9AQ Tel: 01225 423032 www.oldcrownkelston.com

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This six-month journal from the number one bestselling authors of Pinch of Nom gives you everything you need to chart progress, plan weekly meals and reach your goals. The book is set out in a simple format with diet diary-style pages that are easily adaptable to your personal slimming guidelines. To give you more pages for writing up your goals and food plans, this book does not have any photographs of the recipes, however you can find them on the Pinch of Nom website.

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The Bath Brew House

The Bath Brew House are a well-established city centre pub that is known for tasty pub food and excellent on-site brewed ales. After a packed Easter weekend that saw the launch of their huge beer garden and outdoor cocktail bar, the brew house is now preparing for two even bigger, and hopefully hotter, May bank holiday weekends.

Author: Nigel Slater Publisher: Fourth Estate RRP: £ 15.40 (Hardcover)

Greenfeast: spring, summer is a vibrant and joyous collection of the food Nigel eats at the end of the day. Over 110 simply beautiful spring and summer recipes, each with suggested variations, that can mostly be on the table in 30 minutes. This is perfect for people who want to eat less meat, but don’t want to compromise on flavour and ease of cooking. From roast spring vegetables with peanut sauce to rice, broad beans and asparagus, or peaches with blackberries and ice cream, this green follow-up to the bestselling Eat is for everyone who wants daily inspiration for quick plant-based suppers. Greenfeast: autumn, winter will follow in September 2019.

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May 2019 see’s the return of their famous live music bank holiday weekenders, along with their brand new outdoor cocktail bar* and BBQ* Friday 17th May is Bath Festivals Party In The City and once again the Brew House will be heavily involved offering free entry all night and live music starting at 7pm. Previous years have been so popular that they’ve ended up turning people away so get there early to grab a space and catch all the live acts being showcased!

Saturday 18th May is the Eurovision song contest final with all the action being shown on screens around the pub and garden*, why not get together with some mates and watch the crazy songs that Europe has to offer being played on a big screen. Sunday 16th June is Father’s Day and the Brew House will be offering ‘Dad’s eat free’ (table must be booked in advance) and a free brewery tour for Dad’s with beer tasting. Places are limited so booking is essential! The Bath Brew House have lots more interesting events, too many to mention here. Keep up to date by following them on twitter and Instagram: @BathBrewHouse and check their website for the latest menus and info www.thebathbrewhouse.com.

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Greenfeast: Spring, Summer

May 2019 see’s the return of their famous live music bank holiday weekenders, along with their brand new outdoor cocktail bar* and BBQ*, the Brew House is set to be the best pub in Bath to spend your well-earned long weekends. Live music set times: Sat 4th 7pm til 12am, Sun 5th 6pm til 11pm. The end of May BH weekend live music set times: Sat 25th 7pm til 12am, Sun 26th 6pm til 11pm.


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Great new Sausages and South African Wines Sausages! As a nation we devour tons of them! Fried, Grilled, Casseroled there are many different ways of cooking them to eat! A classic breakfast item or Speciality samples as a part of the great French classic Cassoulet or with Potatoes and Paprika as a modern adaption of Goulash! The reason I flag this up is I was recently asked to taste some great South African Sausages known as Boerewors created from traditional recipes but created in Manchester. These famous crescent shaped dense sausages are full-on with flavour as the minimal meat content as around 90%. Based on milled Pork, Lamb and Beef, flavoured with Chilli, Garlic or Coriander I gently cooked them in an oven – medium heat – for around 20/25 minutes turning from time to time. At this point I thought that my proposed so called casserole might need a foil as these South African Boerewors pack such a punch so a sort of calming down was needed. I plumped for another great West Country sausage this time based in Newton Abbot. Hogs Pudding by name - a true white pudding made with poached Pork in wide skins with gentle spices such as All-Spice and nutmeg offering a sort of ‘sweetness’ as the sausage is ‘poached’ in heir famous crescent format. The samples in question came from Westaways Sausages made under close scrutiny from their Director, Charles Baughan, Charles has been at the helm at Westaways for over 20 years and is always looking at how to improve their range of famous sausages. But it’s the new recipe and slight change in shape of the Hogs Pudding that interest me so the opportunity to merge ‘bangers’ with a v gently prepared Casserole of Potatoes, Carrots, Celery, Onions and Butter Beans flavoured with Sweet Smoky Paprika, Tomatoes and veg stock started to take shape. The thought of Boerewors and Hogs Pudding called for some wine so I gathered my Wine Club together for a tasting plus the casserole to match.It also seemed appropriate to find some wines from South Africa, hoping that some of the reds might fit the bill? Starting with Cape Lady from Warwick, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – Morrisons £8.75 – a lovely soft red wine with ripe cassis notes over a light kiss of oak. V modern wine this will suit most red wine pallets . Next the Surfers Path Shiraz 2017 – Morrisons £7.50 – showing a sophisticated red

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and black fruit style, spicy but quite gentle. This will also match v well but purchase more than one as it is very moreish! Last a red wine making a ‘return’ to the South African wine industry namely The Saviour Cinsault 2017 – Morrisons £5.50 once the mainstay of red wine making in South Africa it has been rather in the doldrums but younger winemakers are at this renaissance creating a plethora of Cinsault styles for you to sample. This one is a light easily sipped wine that will chill a tad very nicely. Especially if you’re cooking BBQ’d Boerewors on the grill for the oncoming Summer months al fresco eating, why not pop the Saviour Cinsualt in an ice bucket for a few moments before matching with the lovely bangers ready to eat! My casserole took a slight turn as I was coming to the end of its cooking. I decided to keep both sausages separated from the casserole. I cut the Hogs Pudding into large format and ‘scorched’ them in the hot dry pan after which I added large cut format of the cooked Boerewors to the pan with a twist of seasoning and a small glass of Cider to moisten them. Assembling side by side on a large format serving dish it became a great crowd pleaser to match which ever wine they fancied! So it’s Red Wine all the way with this kind of dish, to experience the power of the Boerewors plus the gentleness of the Hogs Pudding with the paprika scented Vegetable Casserole. Go to www.wsboerewors.co.uk for the Boerewors and www.westawaysausages.com for the Hogs Pudding plus prices and delivery.

Let the sunshine in at The Cork The Cork is situated in the heart of Bath, just around the corner from the famous Thermae Spa and within walking distance of all the major tourist attractions. Comprised of two bars, twovaulted party pods, a conservatory and what is arguably one of the best beer gardens in Bath, The Cork has something to offer for everyone. The Cork offers a fantastic range of Whiskies, Wines, Rums, Craft Beers, Real Ales, Ciders, Cocktails and much, much more! The food offering suits our style, created to emphasise laidback, relaxed dining. Inspired by street food from around the world, the menu is packed full of flavours to get stuck in to. Bath’s huge student population can take advantage of The Cork’s student offers, available all day, every day. Not reserved just for students, all our customers can receive the same discounted rates by downloading the free City Club app that also allows you to earn points every time you pay!

With the sun coming out, our south facing garden is the perfect way to spend those warm summer days and nights We are the only venue in Bath with private karaoke rooms, which can also be used to screen sporting events! Also, with TVs on both floors, a projector on our upper floor and a large TV in our heated garden terrace, we are able to show a huge range of sport. Monday night is Retro Games Night so head down from 6pm to replay some of your childhood favourites! On Friday nights, we host The Cork Rewind, a free entry, ever changing evening of music from across the decades, with a different genre of music each week! Every Sunday at 8pm we hold The Cork pub quiz, hosted by Quiz Master Caleb, which is an event that promises to banish those ‘return to work/university blues’.

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Picture perfect rooms at the Abbey Hotel New arts-inspired bedrooms are the latest in a chapter of exciting change at the Abbey Hotel in Bath. Since being bought by KE Hotels in February 2018, the Abbey Hotel has gone through several exciting improvements. Now, five months after the successful launch of exclusive brasserie Koffmann & Mr. White’s, the hotel has unveiled a range of newly renovated bedrooms. Fully immersing guests in Bath’s thriving arts scene, the new rooms have been given a stylish makeover to cover three creative themes; film, art and photography. From modern lighting to framed artwork and vibrant colour schemes, the concept for each bedroom is based on the city’s connections to art and culture over the years. Each premium room has a modern en-suite bathroom with geometric black and white design, superior lighting and luxury shower facilities. Bath is home to an array of independent galleries and festivals that promote local artistic talent and the Abbey Hotel has long been known for hanging work by local artists in the rooms, restaurant and bar. Josh Watts, General Manager of the Abbey Hotel, says: “It’s been really exciting for us to see how the new rooms have been taking shape and we now can’t wait for our guests to see them for themselves. The balance of the newly designed

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modern rooms alongside our more traditionally styled rooms, means we can cater to a variety of different guests. It’s the perfect base for exploring the beautiful city of Bath!” Interior Designer, Melissa Bramall of Street Design Partnership (www.street-design.net), commented on her influences on the makeover:

"The cinematography influenced bedroom scheme has a connection to William FrieseGreen who experimented in the first stages of motion pictures in his Bath studio, contributing to the development of movie camera technology. This has been reflected using bric-a-brac movie reels mounted above the bedhead and illustrative artwork mounted onto clipboards. The illustrations are connected to the cinematography artform and sketched onto bath related book pages. The lighting design gives a nod to the old fashioned camera flash and the fabrics provide a rusty sepia tone to the rooms." Melissa continued: "The print room inspired scheme developed from Bath being home to one of the biggest photography clubs, The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. With an extensive range of photographic prints, the society has made Bath its headquarters since the


1970’s. This concept has been reflected in the sophisticated grey scale fabrics with fine weaved details, paired with graphic prints. Artwork in this room category has been printed onto Perspex and presented on wall mounted display easels above the bedhead. The tiles used in the ensuites are graphic and play with negative space."

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aturdayMelissa 16th June elaborated on how art inspired her

during the makeover: "The high end gallery inspired bedroom scheme focuses on putting the guest into an art gallery. This is formed odd startedfrom to raise awareness of day connection with art and Bath’s current national level. culture, from its many galleries, exhibitions, theatres, and promotion of new upcoming artists. d the necessary support from A feature gallery wall has been produced above that may benefi t from the the bedhead using a range of artwork styles and ie manufacturers, tobacconists TheCouncil, room boasts of bright graphic fabrics m 1938, theframes. Father's Day he New Yorkand Associated Men's mixes of colour from deep greens and blues, rs to consolidate and systematize to vibrant yellow."

ial promotion, Father's Day became more widespread. Despite The artistic style of the new bedrooms will be ts, Fathers Day still hadn't been replicated in the Abbey Hotel’s ArtBar, which is the American public. Many took also undergoing w that, like Mother's Day, it was aa makeover. ebration solely for the purposes of ndustries to Guests make more money. staying at The Abbey Hotel can also

enjoy a good quality meal at the new on-site

dential backing, it wasn't until brasserie, Koffmann & Mr. White’s by culinary esident Lyndon B. Johnson issued legends,honouring Pierre Koffmann and Marco Pierre idential proclamation White. gnating the third Sunday in June ay. Six years later, the day was anent national holiday when hard Nixon signed it into law in

fter that Father's Day was he UK, although not a national y of us take the opportunity to treat the form of gifts, meals or just a

Hotel bookings can be made via email reception@abbeyhotelbath.co.uk or phone 01225 461603.

BE ‘REDEFINED’ AT THE ABBEY HOTEL’S NEW LOOK ARTBAR If Bath didn’t already offer enough culture as a World Heritage UNESCO site, the Abbey Hotel in the heart of the city now has a unique ‘cocktail gallery’ experience for guests and locals.

time to time there are also plans to have an ‘artist in residence’ working on their artwork on site, giving people the chance to see how a picture comes together.

Its new look ArtBar has been renovated and ‘redefined’ into an eclectic space of different lights, materials and textures. Sleek and stylish, the new design has a contemporary gallery feel with evolving collections every quarter showcasing the vibrant creative talent of local artists, photographers and sculptors. Bringing the creative theme into its drinks’ menu, a new cocktail, Artistic License, is now available reflecting elements of the exhibited artworks.

The bar’s paint-splattered and smudged tables, carpet and stacking crates behind the bar all mimic the feel of an artist’s studio. The reception desks also replicate print draw storage units with angled drawing lamps, something commonly found in artists’ studios, art schools and design practices.

Curated by Bath artist Emma Taylor, the first REDEFINED exhibition is an exciting collection of eclectic artworks from five inspiring local artists - James Nunn, Emma Trussler, Jean Farrell, Rob Highton and Emma Taylor herself. The collection ranges from abstract textile and wood applied images, to dramatic contemporary Lino print designs such as James’ trio of Octopuses and colourful layered digital figurative artwork. The REDEFINED exhibition offers an interactive gallery experience, encouraging the hotel's guests and public to learn more about the artists themselves and the processes they use. Sketch books filled with the artists' workings and ideas will be on display around the bar for people to look at and get a feel for their inspiration. From

In addition to evening drinks, the ArtBar’s redesign makes it a peaceful environment for meeting friends and colleagues or getting some work done during the day. With its new higher-level tables, laptop charging and USB ports, it’s ideal for people looking for an inspiring, comfortable space to work. Josh Watts, General Manager of The Abbey Hotel comments: “We’re delighted with the new look ArtBar and think guests staying, eating or drinking with us will be too. For visitors and locals, the brighter, lighter and contemporary space brings something fresh and new to Bath – the chance to take in the city’s creative culture whilst enjoying some great cocktails, afternoon teas or sample dishes from our English/French brasserie, Koffmann & Mr. White’s.”

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Joshua Burnell & Band

Chapel Arts Centre www.chapelarts.org After releasing a folk song every week for a year, 5 star reviews, Radio 2 spins and a roaringly successful festival run, Joshua Burnell & his 6-piece band are taking the show on the road. They’ve set feet stomping and heads banging with riotous fiddle tunes, electric guitars and a healthy dose of distorted Hammond organ thrown in for good measure. Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm) Prices: Door Price: £14.00 / Advance: £12.50

back on tour, performing his much loved album ‘No Parlez’ in celebration of 35 years since it’s release.

‘No Parlez’ was Paul’s debut album. It reached number 1 in the UK charts in 1983 for 5 weeks and fast became triple Platinum. The album produced Paul’s first UK number 1 single – The Marvin Gaye cover of ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat’ and hits ‘Come Back & Stay’ & ‘Love of The Common People’. The album also features a cover of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details

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The Forum www.bathforum.co.uk Following on from a whirlwind year that saw him sell out The O2 in a historic last ever performance with his band Soft Cell, Marc Almond has announced his first solo tour in over a year.One of the most compelling and heartfelt voices in British music, as well as one of the greatest storyteller’s in pop, Marc Almond will bring his distinctive repertoire of hits across the country. Beginning in Nottingham, the tour will also call at Cambridge, Bath, Gateshead, Manchester, and Birmingham. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details

Chapel Arts Centre www.chapelarts.org The KDV house band is a collective of well known west country musicians. The band gets its name from the Kingsdown Vaults pub which is fast becoming one of Bristol’s finest intimate music venues. The pub landlord is Drew Bridges who leads the band. Drew has toured with the Rosellys (www.therosellys.co.uk) and takes the role of lead vocalist with the KDV house band. Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm) Prices: Door Price: £12.00 / Advance: £10.00

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Paul Young "35 Years of No Parlez" PT 2

The Forum www.bathforum.co.uk Everyone’s favourite 80’s crooner Paul Young is

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The KDV Band play Clapton Unplugged

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Katherine Jenkins

The Forum www.bathforum.co.uk Katherine Jenkins is the alternative opera star. A popular phenomenon, rightly referred to as 'Britain's favourite singer'. She has pop star

glamour with a girl-next-door personality, who performs in rugby stadiums as much as opera houses and has outsold Maria Callas. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details 15 May

The Manic Street Preachers

The Forum www.bathforum.co.uk Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh alternative rock band, formed in 1986 in Blackwood and consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums). They are often colloquially known as "The Manics", or simply, "Manics". Originally a quartet, the band became a trio when primary lyricist and rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards disappeared on 1 February 1995. Their early combination of androgynous glam imagery and critical social lyrics about "culture, alienation, boredom and despair" gained them a loyal following and cult status. Time: 7.30pm Prices: from £39.50 (+ booking fees) 16 May

The Kingdom Choir

The Forum www.bathforum.co.uk The Kingdom Choir, known for their angelic and spellbinding performance at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle have announced a U.K. tour commencing in spring 2019. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details 17 May

Friday Night Is Music Night

The Forum www.bathforum.co.uk BBC Radio 2 invite you to an evening of greatest hits from the world of musical theatre. Bramwell Tovey conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and special guests in a selection of show tunes from


the pens of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerry Herman, Lerner and Loewe, Frank Loesser, Stephen Sondheim and many more. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details 18 May

Orphan Colours plus support, Steepways

Chapel Arts Centre www.chapelarts.org After the indefinite hiatus in 2013 of popular UK alt-country outfit ahab, songwriter Steven Llewellyn went on to form his own band with the help of ahab originator Dave Burn and former bassist Graham Knight. Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm) Prices: Door and Advance: £12.00 23 May

Concert For The People Of Bath

The Forum www.bathforum.co.uk We are delighted once again to be presenting the annual concert dedicated to the memory of Brian and Margaret Roper; a concert that encourages future generations to develop their love of classical music. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details 25 May

Chineke!

The Forum www.bathforum.co.uk Chineke! is a thrilling phenomenon. The first professional orchestra in Europe to be made up of primarily black and minority ethnic musicians, it made a smash debut at the 2017 Proms. With its aim of ‘championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music’ it offers brilliant and inclusive performances for the 21st century. Their programme includes the fabulous Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin as well as timeless songs from Porgy and Bess. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details

25 May

Bye Bye Baby The Feel-Good Frankie Valli Tribute Show

Chapel Arts Centre www.chapelarts.org Bye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’. Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm) Prices: Door Price: £25.00 / Advance: £22.50 31 May

Cool Britannia (A Ride Through The 60’s)

Chapel Arts Centre www.chapelarts.org Relive the heady 1960s as this unforgettable live band whirls you through the decade of the British Explosion, from early 60s kitsch to rooftop rock, and everything in between. Sixties Britain created a style and sound all its own – and made the world sit up and take notice. Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm) Prices: Door Price: £16.00 / Advance: £14.00 1 June

Bath Festival: Finale Weekend

Bath Rec www.bathfestivals.org.uk Clean Bandit, who have had four Number 1 UK singles and were recently nominated for two Brit awards, headline the Main Stage on Saturday 1 June. Supporting them is rising star, 20-year-old singer Mabel, who was recently short-listed for breakthrough artist at the Brit awards, and Bristol based rapper and actor Raleigh Ritchie, who is also familiar to Game of Thrones fans for his role as Grey Worm. Opening the party on the main stage will be London’s hottest new soul, jazz and R&B singer Jaz Karis. Time: 1pm Prices: £45 - £180 (excluding fees)

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Bath Festival: Finale Weekend

Bath Rec www.bathfestivals.org.uk Topping the bill on Sunday 2 June is Van Morrison, who has been delighting audiences all over the world for five decades and has recently released his 40thstudio album, coinciding with a series of shows in the US. He’ll be supported by Corinne Bailey Rae, whose global hits Put Your Records On and Like A Star are great crowd pleasers, Irish rock band Hothouse Flowers and the classic Soul and funk of MF Robots. Time: 1pm Prices: £45 - £180 (excluding fees) 8 June

The Magic of Motown

The Forum www.bathforum.co.uk The Magic of Motown, now in its 13th year and seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history. Come celebrate with us, as we're coming out to start off a chain reaction and take you on a musical journey with the biggest Motown party of the year. Get ready for all the hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance routines and outstanding musicianship in this breath-taking live concert spectacular. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details 8 June

Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion

Chapel Arts Centre www.chapelarts.org The whole band, in its entirety, creates a luxurious and irresistible sound, displaying great skills and artistic finesse. Zoë Schwarz’ dynamic and commanding vocal delivery is both eclectic and suave at the same time; just like a chameleon, one part Janis Joplin, one Billie Holiday, and one Nina Simone”. Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm) Prices: Door Price: £15.00 / Advance: £14.00

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number 4 in the UK singles chart in 1998. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details

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The Forum www.bathforum.co.uk Kelly Jones – Frontman and creative force of Stereophonics for over 22 years - will be heading out on a solo tour around the UK in June and July 2019 for only the 3rd time in his career.

22 June

The Forum www.bathforum.co.uk 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.

Kelly Jones: Don't Let The Devil Take Another Day

Heralded as one of the finest voices of his generation, Kelly Jones will give audiences a rare opportunity to see unique and intimate performances across an evening of storytelling and song craft. Fans will be delighted to see and hear some of their favourite songs in a more stripped back environment. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details 14 June

Matt Owens plus supports Alex Lipinski & Dave Fidler Chapel Arts Centre www.chapelarts.org British born singer-songwriter and musician Matt Owens first came to prominence as a founder member of indie-folk band Noah and the Whale.

Jahmene with his Band

Chapel Arts Centre www.chapelarts.org Former X-Factor finalist, Jahmene is a Soul, Gospel and R&B singer with a voice that brings you to your feet in applause, a voice never forgotten once heard! Jahmene is touring with Gabrielle as her special guest during her nationwide tour in 2019.With a No. 1 album, MOBO and Premier Gospel nominations and a Urban Music Award to his name, He is solidified as one of the UK’s best vocal talents. Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm) Prices: Door Price: £20.00 / Advance: £17.50

The one and only Barry Steele take on the role in The Roy Orbison Story. He comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Big O. Now he is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in ‘The Roy Orbison Story’ In Concert. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details

28 June

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Somewhere Over England – 80’s to today

Releasing four albums, Noah and the Whale achieved huge success in the UK and overseas, selling over one million albums in the UK alone. Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm) Prices: Door Price: £12.00 / Advance: £10.00

Chapel Arts Centre www.chapelarts.org Somewhere Over England, along with The Korgis, Naked Eyes and Tears For Fears emerged from the Bath local music scene of the 1980s – probably the greatest period for popular music in the city. Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm) Prices: Door Price: £14.00 / Advance: £12.00

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The Forum www.bathforum.co.uk Emerging in 1989 in Miami, The Mavericks are a neotraditional, country-steeped garage band, who between 1991 and 2003, they recorded six studio albums, in addition to charting 14 singles on the Billboard country charts.

The Forum www.bathforum.co.uk Originally signing to the Vee-Jay label in 1953 with The Staple Singers. In 1956 they had their first smash hit "Uncloudy day" featuring the teenage Mavis on lead vocals. Other hits in the 1950's included "Will the circle be unbroken?" and "This may be the last time" (the latter covered and made famous by The Rolling Stones). Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details

The Mavericks

Their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world hits such as “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” “Here Comes The Rain,” and “Dance The Night Away”, the latter reaching

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The Salts

Chapel Arts Centre www.chapelarts.org The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love. Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike, recent performances include the Great British Folk Festival, Folk in a Weyfest, Field Festival, Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, The Pirate Festival Brixham, Wilton’s Music Hall, Crawley Folk Festival and many more. The band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along. Their latest album ‘Brave’ is out now on Braccan Records. Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm) Prices: Door Price and Advance: £10.00


Now firmly established as Bath’s alternative arts venue and operating as an independently funded arts centre presenting an eclectic array of events for all the performing and visual arts in the heart of Bath. With a superb Oak sprung floor, state-of-the-art lighting system and truss,fantastic natural acoustic of the room (best in Bath!), the venue can accomodate 200 people standing, 150 seated theatre style and 105 seated at cabaret style tables. There is a well stocked bar with many local and organic drinks and a choice of excellent wines, and the Sky Blue Vegan Cafe, which is an independent, family run business with a passion for veganism and plant based goodies. We serve freshly cooked organic food and amazing cakes, organic artizan coffee, speciality organic loose leaf teas and freshly made organic juices and smoothies from our juice bar.

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We speak to the band about their new album 'What Is Love?' and performing at The Rec. Clean Bandit have consistently pushed the boundaries of modern pop with their diverse blend of electronic, dancehall, classical, R&B and pop. Their breakthrough success came in 2014 with the single ‘Rather Be’, feat. Jess Glynne, a Grammy award-winning worldwide hit that has now surpassed 10 million global sales.

As 2018 closed, 2019 started with the band being nominated for British Single of the Year and British Video of the Year at the Brits 2019 and announcing numerous live shows that take in the Seoul Jazz Festival 2019 in South Korea and the Paaspop Festival in Schijndel, Netherlands before coming to Bath for this year's Bath Fesrtival Finale Weekend (Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 2019).

In 2016, they released their 10 million-selling single ‘Rockabye’ feat. Sean Paul and AnneMarie. Shooting to #1 in over 40 countries and having spent nine weeks at the top of the charts in the UK, the track became the longestrunning UK #1 in 22 years surpassing Wet Wet Wet’s ‘Love Is All Around’.

On performing at this years Bath Festival, the band commented: "This summer, we are super excited to be playing new songs as well our fans’ favourites from our last album What is Love? We’ve had a lot of fun rehearsing the new show and can’t wait to share it with everyone at our headline festival show in Bath."

The band consisting of members Grace Chatto, and brothers Jack and Luke Patterson recently received two Brit Award nominations for their 2018 smash ‘Solo’ feat. Demi Lovato, which became their fourth UK number 1. The band have now notched up 9 UK top five singles, more than Bruno Mars or Adele. Four years since their debut album, the group released their second studio album 'What Is Love?', which features a plethora of prominent artists like Charlie XCX, Ellie Goulding, Luis Fonsi and the aforementioned hits from Sean Paul and Demi Lovato.

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of fun rehearsing the new show and can’t wait to share it with everyone at our headline festival show in Bath.

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“The album looks at many different kinds and stages of love”, says cellist Grace Chatto. “We’ve been making it over three years, during which time we’ve all experienced love in our lives in different ways and, some of us, heartbreak too”.

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“Somehow this is all expressed in the music”, she adds. “Brotherly love; family love; romantic love; crazy all-consuming love; the pain of love turning into something different or dishonest; and, of course, in ‘Rockabye’, unconditional motherly love”. Grace concludes “It explores the sacrifices we all go through for love and for each other, even when it is difficult. It’s been such an honour to write and record with all of the amazing singers and musicians involved in the record”.

For more information on Clean Bandit, visit: www.cleanbandit.co.uk The new album 'What Is Love? is out now. Released via Big Beat Records.

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Grammy award-winners Clean Bandit take to the stage as part of this year's Bath Festival Finale Weekend (Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June).

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music SouthGate Bath as sponsors of Party in the City, will host live music all evening from 6pm on two stages, with up-and-coming bands from Bath College and three solo performers, Jon Pollard, Rosina Keri and Zoe Newton. Indoor venues – and there are more than 30 to choose from – include Komedia, St Swithin’s Church and Widcombe Social Club and all will be offering free live music. Wander the city and discover choirs in the Central United Reformed Church in Argyle Street, punk-pop at The Pig and Fiddle in Broad Street and orchestras at the Assembly Rooms. Night falls over Parade Gardens

JOIN THE FREE PARTY IN THE CITY The streets, open spaces and venues of Bath will come alive to the sound of music as The Bath Festival’s traditional free Party in the City launches this year’s ten-day festival of music and literature. The fun starts from 6pm on Friday 17 May for a citywide celebration which typically attracts crowds of up to 20,000 people of all ages.

along with them at this unique show by more than 80 performers which opens Party in the City. Pitch Invasion is funded by Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust and Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust.

Party in the City includes every kind of music, from classical and jazz, from pop and punk to folk and choral, and with 36 venues opening their doors all tastes are catered for. Partygoers will find festival outdoor stages at Queen Square and Parade Gardens, along with stalls selling delicious fresh cooked street food, or why not enjoy your favourite tipple from one of our festival bars. Our sponsor for Party in the City, SouthGate Bath is once again generously hosting its own al fresco party, with food, drink and no less than two stages offering live acts throughout the evening.

Opening at Queen Square is the Orchestra of Everything, a 40-piece local orchestra playing a lively and eclectic mix of film/TV themes, rock, pop, jazz and classical music. From 7.30pm party band Arkansaw Jukebox take to the stage playing covers from the likes of the Sex Pistols, Radiohead and Stormzy, all played in bluegrass style.

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Kingston Parade Kicking off the evening is Pitch Invasion, a unique piece of street performance inspired by the beautiful game. Gather at 6pm on Kingston Parade beside Bath Abbey to enjoy a show inspired by the sounds and songs of the football terraces at Bath City FC and specially commissioned for the festival. Acclaimed composer Omar Shahryar and choreographer Deepraj Singh have been working with children from St Michael's Junior Church School and Roundhill Primary School as well as members of Action on Hearing Loss educational day services and the football club to create an all-singing, all-dancing show. Hear their chorus, and cheer

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Queen Square will showcase live music from 6pm through to 10.30pm.

A colourful Party in the City programme, sponsored by SouthGate, has a map and a full list of venues, with times for artists playing, will be widely available before and during the evening of Friday 17 May. This year for the first time The Bath Festival is asking partygoers to donate £1 for a programme. This donation will help pay the costs of putting on Party in the City, to keep it as a free event and it reflects the fact that The Bath Festival has no local government funding and is a charity. You’ll find an army of volunteers shaking buckets on the streets on the night. Please give generously. To find out who is playing where for Party in the City, visit bathfestivals.org.uk/the-bath-festival/ party-in-the-city/ Party in the City is part of The Bath Festival which runs from Friday 17 May to Sunday 26 May featuring. The festival also provides a platform for a year-round creative learning programme. Live Music

Bringing the Queen Square party to a close, playing from 9.45pm until close at 10.30, are festival favourites, Giovanni L'Immigrato. This 10-piece folk-indie super troupe bring their own brand of high energy hoe downs and instant fun. Parade Gardens Head down for the green, green grass of Parade Gardens, where from 6.40pm Bristol based singer-songwriter Danny McMahon’s country songs ease us into the night with a chilled-out set. Danny plays a unique blend of authentic modern country pop fusing heartfelt lyrics with a polished production. From 9.20pm comes the return of party band the Blues Others. They’ll have you shakin’ your tail feather to everything from Blues Brothers big tunes to some less expected party anthems that will have you dancing until 10pm.

Festival organisers have put Party in the City back to the launch night of the festival, after last year’s change to the traditional format. And the party doesn’t end here. New this year Party On! is a collaboration between SouthGate Bath, The Bath BID, Bath Festivals and SparkFest, which will bring the streets alive all day, every day for the duration of the festival, with pop-up stages, live music and performance. Tickets for The Bath Festival are from £6 on sale at www.thebathfestival.org.uk or, in person at Bath Box Office, Terrace Walk, Bath, 9.30am to 5.30pm, or tel: 01225 463362.


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Buzzing with life, Bath offers a vibrant, year-round calendar of theatrical, musical, artistic and sporting events, but in May and throughout the following three months the city comes alive with its 'Festival Season'.


Darcey Bussell The festival season opens with the flagship Bath Festival; a celebration of music and literature with a diverse programme of more than 120 events over ten days from Friday 17 to Sunday 26 May. Party In The City, once again, kick starts the festivities with Bath’s biggest night of free entertainment across the city and an important part of The Bath Festival celebrations. The night includes over 2,000 performers across 30+ venues and 3 outdoor arenas. It is Bath’s largest arts event and free for everyone to attend. The day concludes with BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, inviting you to an evening of greatest hits from the world of musical theatre. Ed Balls presents as Bramwell Tovey conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and special guests Ben Forster and Hannah Waddingham in a selection of show tunes from the pens of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerry Herman, Lerner and Loewe, Frank Loesser, Stephen Sondheim and many more. Among the stellar line-up for this years Bath Festival are Strictly Come Dancing judge Dame Darcey Bussell, Radio2’s drive time presenter Sara Cox, leading film critic Mark Kermode, Last Night of the Proms sensation Jess Gillamand the original people’s poet, Pam Ayres. The festival culminates with The Bath Festival Finale Weekend which makes a welcome return to the Bath Rec 1-2 June 2019. The Finale Weekend is an extravaganza of music, fun and great food, with something for everyone. Two music stages, one spoken word stage and a packed full of fun family zone with craft, workshops, music and storytelling. This years headliners are Clean Bandit and Van Morrison. Catch our interview with Clean Bandit on pages 46 -47. The full programme can be viewed online at www.thebathfestival.org.uk See our focus on this years event overleaf. The Bath Fringe and Fringe Arts Bath (FAB) are two festivals that focus on the creative arts. FAB is Bath's only visual arts festival that actively promotes and celebrates contemporary art in the Bath area and beyond. Showcasing early career artists and curators, and those who find it difficult to break into the gallery based art scene, the festival runs from May 24 – 9 June. Find out more about this years event on page 54 or by going online: www.fringeartsbath.co.uk Running over the same 17 day period, Bath Fringe is a festival of all the artforms you can

find (and some that don't have names yet) with the collaboration of many of the cities population taking the lead roles. Usually coming in at somewhere around 200 events, Bath Fringe features performers from around the world and some from next door, in places from the Spiegeltent, to the secret rooms of Bath, to the streets and cafés, and of course in all the city’s best venues. Bath Fringe is plotting some additional and special diversions for 2018. Read about this years event on page 54 or go online: www.bathfringe.co.uk

The Finale Weekend is an extravaganza of music, fun and great food, with something for everyone. Two music stages, one spoken word stage and a packed full of fun family zone with craft, workshops, music and storytelling.

Within our 'Festivals' section, we take a look at some of the many festivals, fayres and events that will keep us entertained throughout the summer months, and beyond. There is something for everyone during the festival season, so I hope we've given you some ideas that will make summer 2019 a year to remember.

Making the most of the region Ever since the Romans recognised the unique potential of Bath's natural hot thermal springs, the golden city of Bath has been welcoming visitors to enjoy its obvious charms.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beautiful Georgian city of Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe including the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge. All within easy walking distance, Bath has more museums in just one square mile than most other much larger cities can boast altogether. Offering everything from astronomy, architecture and industrial heritage to American history, Jane Austen, far eastern and Roman remains. Following our Festivals section, we will showcase some outstanding museums and galleries, along with their many exhibitions and workshops, that offer visitors and residents alike, an outstanding diversity of arts, culture and history that makes Bath such a special city to both live and visit.

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festivals special • Mark Kermode and The Dodge Brothers. A double treat for festival-goers as the film critic talks about his memoir and then joins his band the Dodge Brothers for some foot-stomping songs about love, death and transport. • Austentatious. Back by popular demand is this comic improv troupe who discover a ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel to the delight of their audiences. • A Concert for the People of Bath, featuring Bath Philharmonia Orchestra with Isata KannehMason, piano, and Jess Gillam, saxopohone. The festival’s chief executive Ian Stockley said: “We are delighted to announce our programme for 2019, where we bring to the city leading writers, musicians and speakers who will cover a huge range of musical styles and books for all tastes. Our music programme features concerts with some of the most gifted talent emerging on the global stage performing alongside internationally acclaimed performers. There are events for runners and football fans, foragers and parents, crime novel readers and anyone who’s ever got stuck doing a crossword. The festival continues to go from strength to strength as we collaborate with many individuals, venues and businesses who support The Bath Festival to make it an event with local, national and international appeal. Having the legendary singer songwriter Van Morrison on the Rec is the perfect way to close this year’s festival.”

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THE BATH FESTIVAL Friday 17 – Sunday 26 May 2019

The Bath Festival launches its 2019 celebration of music and literature with a diverse programme of more than 120 events over ten days in May (Friday 17 - Sunday 26 May). Among the stellar line-up are Strictly Come Dancing judge Dame Darcey Bussell, Radio2’s drive time presenter Sara Cox and leading film critic Mark Kermode, Last Night at the Proms sensation Jess Gillam and the original people’s poet, Pam Ayres. Headlining the Festival Finale on Bath Recreation Ground over the weekend of 1 - 2 June, will be Grammy award winning British band Clean Bandit (Saturday night) and legendary singer-songwriter Van Morrison (Sunday night).

• Sir Michael Parkinson, one of the nation’s best loved chat show hosts, in conversation with his son Michael. • Penguin Cafe is a unique collaborative group of musicians who blur the boundaries between pop and classical music. • Jo Brand, feminist, comedian and broadcaster, on Born Lippy, will talk about life as a woman and what she wishes she knew when she was younger.

See the full programme at www.thebathfestival.org.uk.

Highlights include: • Historian Kate Williams will talk about her book Rival Queens which explores the relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. • Chineke! stormed the Proms in 2017 and now its Bath’s turn to enjoy the first professional orchestra in Europe to feature mainly black and minority ethnic musicians. • Ted Hughes poetry award winner and spoken word artist Hollie McNish will deliver her unique brand of raw and entertaining chat and readings. • In collaboration with The Fringe Festival, global sensation Apparat aka Sacsha Ring brings his unique electronics from Berlin to Bath. • Lankum, a four-piece Irish folk band who have been described as ‘a younger, darker Pogues’ (The Guardian).

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The festival gives audiences the chance to explore some of the big issues of the day, including how we can save the oceans from plastic pollution, coping with anxiety and mental health, the state of our education system, living with dementia, and gender politics as well as enjoying some of the finest music to come to the south west. Bath’s biggest night of free music, Party in the City, opens the festival on Friday 17 May. SparkFest, a partnership with Bath Spa University, returns with an exciting programme of theatre, music and dance, created by the stars of tomorrow. The festival has teamed up with Twerton Park, the home of Bath City Football Club, to stage Pitch Invasion, this year’s Bath Festivals Creative Learning schools commission, inspired by the sounds and songs from the terraces. Hear their chorus and cheer them along at 6pm in Kingston Parade, beside Bath Abbey as part of Party in the City. Also on opening night the ears of the world will be on Bath as the BBC broadcasts its popular


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The festival continues to go from strength to strength as we collaborate with many individuals, venues and businesses who support The Bath Festival to make it an event with local, national and international appeal. long-running Friday Night is Music Night from The Forum in Bath, featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Bramwell Tovey and with the theme The Magic of Musicals. Mr B’s Emporium Bookshop has been announced as the official bookseller for The Bath Festival. All the books in the programme will be available from Mr B’s Festival Bookshop at The Assembly Rooms throughout the festival and there will be pop-up bookshops at every event. Nic Bottomley of independently owned Mr B’s, said: “In between enjoying the range of amazing events, festivals goers are in for an extra treat as we’ve just opened the doors to our newly expanded, gorgeous bookshop on John Street. Come and explore our huge selection of wonderful books, our new Woods from the Words children’s room, our writers and artists Imaginarium and meet our friendly team of booksellers.”

Look out for new festival collections: BloodBath: for those who like it darker, a series of events themed around crime and thriller writing, including the creator of Killing Eve, Luke Jennings and three female writers talk about their new novels for an afternoon with Bloody Women. Classical Stars of the Future: A series of hourlong concerts by some of the finest newcomers all under the age of 30. The artists share an unquenchable desire to enthuse, engage and entertain through their joy in music-making. Song Play: Two evenings of song and film curated by Iain Burnside and Neil Brand and

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commissioned for the Festival explore the alchemy between the different art forms. Both The Lure of Hollywood in film and song and the songsmith and master film composer Richard Rodney Bennett concerts include detailed introductions, songs delivered by terrific singers and scenes from iconic films. Hidden Stories: Former Artistic Director, Alex Clark has created a strand of events exploring hidden lives, voices and stories not usually heard, but which will challenge, intrigue and inspire. The Bath Festival Finale Weekend, staged by Bath Festivals and Orchard Live, takes place on Bath Recreation Ground in the heart of the city. The two-day event is sponsored by Bath Ales, Novia and Agriframes and features family entertainment, three music stages and artisan food and drink made in Bath and the surrounding area. Look out for more announcements about the acts who will be joining Clean Bandit and Van Morrison on the bill. John Cullum DL, Chair of Bath Festivals, said: “This is another exciting year for Bath Festivals as we move to fully embed the combined arts festival into our city and bring the community together through the power of the arts.”

How to buy tickets • In person at Bath Box Office from 9.30am to 5.30pm - Tickets from £ 5 • By telephone on 01225 463362. • Online at www.thebathfestival.org.uk

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festivals special We have a particular emphasis on Theatre this year, with two full-time Fringe theatre venues throughout the festival – the Rondo Theatre in Larkhall and The Mission Theatre in the city centre, plus a selection of other shows fitting in odd corners, some interesting experiments, and some very very new work. The Fringe Music programme breaks new ground with more new venues and a programme of great regular nights showing you the best of what they do all year round, plus a few special-for-the-Fringe bonuses – including a collaboration with Bath Festival in contemporary electronica (Apparat, May 26). Our Outdoor Arts events have once again been supported by Arts Council England. These include a special made-in-Bath piece to commemorate the historic festivals (June 9), and our New Work Works artist support & mentoring programme will be working in more depth with at least a dozen groups, including some at a more advanced level, so on Bedlam Fair weekend (June 1-2) there will be new work from more established artists as well as newcomers. We’re pleased about this because it shows that artists are able to use our services in the way we planned. Iford Arts at Belcombe Court

18 -19 May, 30 & 31 August, 1, 3, 5, 6 & 7 September www.ifordarts.org.uk “Hottest Ticket – Book Now” Sunday Telegraph* Opera, Proms and Classical Concerts

The annual Iford Arts Festival attracts sell-out audiences who travel to see its unique, intimate opera (performed in the round and sung in English), proms and concert performances. Come and enjoy this celebrated Festival in two glorious venues, in and near Bath. Belcombe Court, a stunning Grade 1 listed historic house, designed by Sir John Wood the Elder, set just 6 miles outside Bath and home to one of Britain’s leading creatives - Paul Weiland OBE and his wife Caroline is set to host the later part of the Iford Arts 2019 season. Director Paul Weiland OBE whose work includes, Alas Smith and Jones, Mr Bean, Blackadder, City Slickers 11, Sixty Six and over 1500 TV commercials. “We are honoured to host Iford Arts at Belcombe, as it has been a long time ambition of ours to have an opera in the garden………” Iford Arts launches the season in Bath - in the Guildhall’s glamourous Banqueting Room on Saturday 18 May. Expect fun! Johann Strauss’s comic operetta Die Fledermaus, stars legendary comic baritone Simon Butteriss “absolutely riveting” BBC Radio 3 and Nadine Benjamin (Musetta La Boheme ENO) “ Benjamin delivers it gorgeously” Guardian, “Beautifully tender” Telegraph; with a cast of starry singers and musicians directed by International Conductor Oliver Gooch. Champagne, canapes and a pop up performance by the Iford New Generation Artists are all part of the fun at the gala reception prior to the performance. In late August and September the season moves to Belcombe Court and opens with a Clare Teal picnic prom (now waiting list only) and a run of Donizetti’s opera and comic masterpiece L’elisir d’amore - an Iford Arts production and a Sunday Telegraph “Hottest Ticket- Book Now” A specially commissioned geodesic dome (seating up to 240) will be installed in Belcombe

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Courts’ rarely open to the public, grounds of historical significance. The C18 gardens are perfect for pre performance picnics, and the pop-up bar! For all casting information and details about offers including the Under 18s go free incentive see ifordarts.org.uk

Iford Arts Season Dates:

18 & 19 May, 30 & 31 August, 1, 3, 5, 6 & 7 September. Bath Box Office: 01225 463 362 or book online ifordarts.org.uk

Chippenham Folk Festival 24 - 27 May www.chippfolk.co.uk

Chippenham Folk Festival is a unique and distinctive event of national importance. It features the very best in English traditional music and dance with an emphasis on participation and education. Run entirely by volunteers, it has minimal and very local sponsorship; it is fiercely independent and entirely in control of its artistic programme. Ticket prices are kept as low as possible and the festival runs over four days. It is designed to be non-profit. It is a '200+ events, make up your own festival in a variety of venues in a small, welcoming, market town' festival.

Bath Fringe Festival

24 May - 9 June www.bathfringe.co.uk

The Bath Fringe is a festival of all the arts, with few rules as to what should be in or out – it’s what people want to do, and what venues in Bath want to put on. It all happens for 2 long weeks & 3 weekends (17 days or thereabouts) in early summer. This year we’ll be celebrating the spirit of the 1969 festival – Comtek - that started off a string of events that we believe led to the Fringe of today – with some events and artists from back in the day, and some others inspired by the art styles of the ‘60s & ‘70s, as well as films of performance activities in Bath that frankly we wouldn’t get away with today,

Fringe Arts Bath

24 May - 9 June www.bathfringe.co.uk

Fringe Arts Bath is a non profit-making artist-led organisation, entirely ran by volunteers. The aim is to raise the profile of contemporary visual arts in Bath, provide opportunities for early-career and emerging artists, and put art in unusual places in unexpected ways for people to happen across and interact with. The FaB team organise a two-week festival of contemporary visual art exhibitions, events and workshops during Bath Fringe Festival in May/June each year. Free for all to attend, occupying empty shops, unusual spaces and making appearances around the streets of Bath. FaB started as (and still is) Bath’s only annual contemporary visual arts festival, growing out of the Bath Fringe Festival’s visual arts strand to become it’s own organisation in 2007, and sees itself as a cheeky little sister to the Bath Fringe (visit www.bathfringe.co.uk for info).

FireFOLK

26th May www.nhig.org.uk/firefolk-2019

Last year we held an 4 day Festival of Ironwork in Bath called BathIRON. The event was a spectacular coming together of hundreds of blacksmiths to live forge a gift for the city of Bath. The teams wanted to inspire and leave a legacy that raised awareness of the importance of the fast disappearing heritage skill of the blacksmith. Finally all the amazing ironwork that was created during that 4 day event is coming together, it is near completion and almost ready for installation. We are having a volunteers painting party to get the notes painted this weekend at Ironart of Bath and then we are having a final celebration of the whole project, called FireFOLK on 26th May around the bandstand where the balustrade will be installed in Parade Gardens, Bath in all it's glory! FireFOLK and will be a micro folk festival with local folk bands playing on the bandstand, live forging all evening, bar, local food stalls and an auction of hand forged musical themed objects made during BathIRON and by blacksmiths during the evening of FireFOLK. Find out ore by visiting the website.

FAB poster design: Natalie Bray

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JOHANN STRAUSS’S DIE FLEDERMAUS & GALA CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION

Saturday 18 May at 7.30pm Banqueting Room, Guildhall, Bath Expect fun! Strauss’s comic operetta, a story of revenge and seduction centred around a high society party that everybody wants to go to… Starring legendary comic baritone Simon Butteriss “comic genius” Independent, Nadine Benjamin “Sumptuously sung” Hugh Canning, Sunday Times; international conductor Oliver Gooch and a stellar cast. Ticket price also includes an invitation to the 6pm Gala Reception, with champagne, canapés and a pop-up performance by the Iford New Generation Artists.

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Tickets £79 An Iford Arts production, sung in English, in “the loveliest concert hall in the UK” Radio 3.

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Part of what makes Shindig special is that it’s the ideal weekend for party people with families. The Kids Kingdom is the area for babies, children and parents to hang out and play. New additions for this year include the Flying Seagulls will be entertaining small people with big imaginations. Expect a healthy mix of magic, juggling, games, stories and surprises. Also in the mix - the Aardman model making workshops. Older kids can get involved in the hugely popular Graffiti Wall and attend DJ, MC-ing and breakdance workshops. The cinema tent is back and there are so many arts and crafts activities in preparation for the Sunday Parade, it’s hard to know where to start. Over at the SS Nautylicious, Interstellar will present cutting-edge circus and cabaret. And Shindig wouldn’t be the same without the incredible high wire spectacular from the Bullzini family.

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23rd - 16th May, Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset Shindig, the funkiest festival in the West, kickstarts the summer on 23rd – 26th May at Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset. Bringing a packed programme of entertainment for all ages, Shindig Festival offers relaxation and revelry in equal measures. From exclusive headline acts, sonic heroes and heroines to the must-see acts of 2019, these are the sights and sounds that will define three days and now four nights.

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Live Line Up

Estelle, Queen of British hip hop, will play her only UK festival show of 2019. Bringing her silky vocals and full band all the way from LA, their performance is a must-see. GRAMMY-award winning, LA six piece, Ozomatli are set to steal the show with their uplifting party tunes and crowd-pleasing routines. Plus the baritone bass of Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na will be a dead cert Sunday highlight. Unifying the live line up: The Herbaliser who will be bringing their cinematic, all encompassing show. And Crazy P with their underground disco, electro beats and pop sound. Expect a deep selection of dub-reggae juggernauts: the inimitable Mad Professor – who has been instrumental in transitioning dub into the digital age - will play with Sister Aisha and Benjamin Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds, whose rousing message will definitely stir the crowds. Also on the bill: Kingdem - three of UK Hip Hop’s heavyweight artists: Rodney P, Ty and Blak Twang - join forces for a one-off chance to see them perform at a UK festival. And Geordie soul crew - Smoove and Turrell will lay down some Northern funk to ease and appease.

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DJ Line Up

Whilst live music is the soul of Shindig, the DJ sets are the beating heart. Kenny “DOPE” Gonzalez is one half of the classic Masters at Work production team; as a DJ he showcases a house, jazz, funk and soul. The Rebel Dread and BBC 6Music DJ - Don Letts - will be bringing his sonic culture-clash ethic to Shindig for the first time. Fun Lovin’ Criminal and DJ Huey Morgan is set to throw down a massive NYC-style block party. On the same tip and evoking the spirit of legendary NYC clubs such as ‘Paradise Garage’ & ‘Studio 54’, DJ Andy Smith (Portishead), Nick Halkes (XL Recordings) & Crissy Kybosh will present Reach Up Boogie Wonderland. Joining the ranks is DJ Nu-Mark, stellar hip-hop producer and founding member of Jurassic 5. As is Shut Up and Dance – to please the old skool rave crowd. Shindig stalwarts, LTJ Bukem, Stanton Warriors and A Skillz will keep the Ghetto Funk spirit alive by spreading the requisite sonic whomp. In a nutshell, Shindig offers plenty of classic boombap rap with lots of head-nod funk, hands-in-theair rave and rolling drum and bass.

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As ever, music is just one part of the programme. Shindig Festival wouldn’t be complete without the myriad of talent that comprises the other facets of the festival experience. There are no main stages, just a beautiful arrangement of stretch marquees and stylish venues.

Big hitters Terry Alderton and Andrew Maxwell will take to the stage on Sunday. Terry’s trademark tic is to discuss his show's progress with the voices inside his head. This is seat-ofitspants standup that takes risks, hurtling off in unexpected directions while decorum struggles to keep up. Andrew offers state-of-the-nation comedy; this is a man for whom news fires his belly. Described as a “voice of sanity when it comes to British politics and one of the finest comics around on the subject”.

Fancy Dress Theme

It’s a peach! The theme is “Get Fruity”. After all life is a bowl of cherries at Shindig. So assemble your berries, bananas and buddies. Time to lick your lips and dip your hips!

Shindig Story

Shindig Festival started out as being a party for the friends of the Ghetto Funk record label and their friends of friends – which is how it’s grown. Will Lardner, festival co-founder says: “We’re really excited to share that we have Estelle headlining Shindig this year… Not only has she put out some of absolute bangers in the past decade, she’s a force to be reckoned with on stage! Along with other incredible acts such as Kingdem, Ozomatli ft Chali 2na, Benjamin Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds and Kenny Dope, we’re all set for a really great party again!"

Tickets

And the best bit: this isn’t going to cost a fortune. Adult tickets are now £130 and children under 12 go free, teen (13-17) tickets are £75. Paying in instalments is possible too – which works out at cheaper than the cost of a round of drinks each month. All can be bought from: www.shindigfestival.co.uk Shindig is a small festival with a big soul.


festivals special movie ‘Back to the Future’, parked up next to a Bullnose Morris from the 1930s, a Ford Mustang muscle car or a classic British Norton motorbike from the 1960s. “Unlike other shows, there’s no roped off displays: it’s a real chance to see the superb engineering and styling which makes these vehicles objects of desire for so many.” A favourite place to stop and stay for many are the comfortable hay bale seats set around the Arena in the middle of the ground, around which there is an almost continuous parade of vehicles all weekend, with an expert commentary on what you are seeing: increadible vehicles with fascinating stories. Entrance costs just £10 per adult, and up to 2 children are allowed in free with each adult ticket-holder, and additional accompanied child tickets are £5. Tickets can be bought in advance from the Festival website: www.bathfestivalofmotoring.com The Show is open on Saturday 15 April from 10.00am to 5.00pm and on Sunday 16 April from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

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Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bentleys just some of the classic and vintage cars on show at this years Bath Festival of Motoring The Bath Festival of Motoring will be held on Father’s Day, 15th and 16th June 2019 at Walcot Rugby Ground in Bath, near Bath Racecourse, and opposite the Lansdown Park and Ride. Featuring an amazingly varied display of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, this annual event is a fun-filled weekend for all the family, and it’s all for charity. The Festival is run by Bath Rotary Club, which has several members with links to ‘the motor trade’, as it used to be called, and plenty more who love, and even drive, some amazing vehicles of their own, and who have been running this show for several years. Last year the event welcomed over 500 superb cars, van, and motorbikes, and in excess of 6,000 visitors through the gate. The vehicles on show ranged from a 1904 Renault to a 2012 Maserati Saloon, offering people the chance to see a spectacular range of cars and motorcycles spanning the 20th and 21st centuries. Simon Spalding, from the Rotary Club of Bath, said: “Our fun event is being held over Father’s Day weekend, so it’s a great place to have a family day out that will give anyone who likes cars and motorbikes, old or new, a real thrill. And it all helps us raise money for charity.” The two charities being supported by the entrant fees this year are Freewheeleers, the motorbikes riders who transport blood and other vital health items around the country, and the Dorothy House Hospice, based just outside Bath. As well as some amazing vehicles, there will also be live music, great local food and drink, a high performance model aircraft display, and stalls and activities for the whole family, making the Festival a great way to while away a few hours. There is even the chance to have a dream ride in a supercar of your own: generous local owners of superb modern dream cars such as Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bentleys will be offering mini 20 minute road trips out on the highways and byways near the Festival in return for a

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charitable donation to the Rotary Club: it’s your chance to sample just how different a ride in one of these amazing high performance vehicles is in comparison to the everyday modals most of us drive. And it's a great present for Dad on Father’s Day.

“Unlike other shows, there’s no roped off displays: it’s a real chance to see the superb engineering and styling which makes these vehicles objects of desire for so many.” Simon said: “You don’t have to be a petrol-head to enjoy the Festival: there’s plenty to do. But the highlight for many people is the chance to get up close and personal with hundreds of superb vintage and classic cars and bikes. You could see a DeLorean like the one featured in the Some of the vast array of cars on show

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Kirsty Merryn at Tangled Roots Festival

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Royal Bath and West

Tom Kerridge at Pub In The Park

Royal Bath and West 29th May - 1st June www.bathandwest.com

Great British agriculture, entertainment, food and drink! A thrilling day out for all the family, the Royal Bath & West Show takes place near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, with kids going free during the half-term week. Watch spectacular stunt bike riders, meet Tractor Ted, get up close with native livestock, or sing along to the UK’s number one Take That tribute band. For festival lovers, head to the Pilton Tent – inspired by former Show President Michael Eavis - for live music, great food and drink. And with the music continuing well into the evening, why not book into the Show’s campsite and enjoy a mini festival on your doorstep?

whole family. Tickets are on sale, with saver prices available until 28 May. Head to www.bathandwest.com or call 0844 776 6777 to buy yours.

Tangled Roots Festival

14 - 16 June www.tangledrootsfestival.com

Welcome the Start of Summer at the first ever TANGLED ROOTS FESTIVAL of Contemporary Folk, Roots and Traditional music. Held on an organic farm just south of the City on the weekend of the 15th June 2019. Radford Mill, Timsbury, is an organic farm and artistic centre where a variety of creatives, farmers and market gardeners live and work. The Festival is all about Acoustic, Folk, Roots and Traditional music.

As host to the British Cheese Championships and the British Cider Championships, the Show has plenty to whet your appetite, from local vegan and gluten free caterers to home-grown farm beef. There is also an Imagineering Fair with fun engineering and technology activities, world class showjumping, rural crafts and livestock competitions.

Both local and national artist will be performing, and festival goers can expect to hear Traditional Folk, Contemporary Acoustic, Manouche, French Gypsy Jazz, Flamenco and Appalachian A Capella. Heading the bill will be Electric India Co., winners of best band at the Fatea Magazine awards last year, and Kirsty Merryn, who recently toured with Show of Hands.

If you’re into sport, witness world class disabled competitors or live rugby. Visitors can also have a go on the 4x4 off-road course, witness the daring antics of the Dorset Axemen and take a ride on the enchanting miniature railway.

There will be locally produced, prepared and cooked food, lots of local ales, ciders and wines and a chance to sample the Food and Arts and Crafts made on the Farm.

New this year is “Great British Dogs” which highlights the plight of our vulnerable native breeds, so come along and meet these wonderful dogs and breeders. Of course, there is plenty of retail therapy on offer, with exhibitors ranging from country clothing and equipment to art galleries, garden centres and toy stores. With over 50 hours of entertainment each day of show you’ll be sure to find something for the

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There will also be a chance to learn some Flamenco moves and to join a Festival choir as well as opportunities to take to the stage with open mic slots and acoustic sessions around the festivals’ Campfire. The main event will be on the Saturday, but camping is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Tickets (from £25) and further info can be found at the website: tangledrootsfestival.com or on the gate from the Friday Evening.

Pub In the Park

21 - 23 June www.pubintheparkuk.com

We had such a blast that Pub in the Park is back in the beautiful city of Bath from 21 - 23 June 2019 to bring a glorious three day feast with the very best food the country has to offer. A merry band of top foodie folk will head to the West Country bringing together brilliant food, live music and Michelin-starred chefs all served up in a beautiful park, making for the ultimate pub garden unlike any other. Whether you’re a foodie fanatic searching to taste dishes created by some of the world’s best chefs, or a music lover who can’t resist the chance to watch your favourite music acts live, Pub in the Park has got you covered. There will be pop-up pubs and restaurants, each serving mouth-watering tasting dishes for you

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Kerridge’s The Hand & Flowers, Josh Eggleton's 14 - 16 June The Pony & Trap, The Marlborough Tavern, www.tangledrootsfestival.com Stephen Terry's The Hardwick and many more.

Welcome the Start of Summer at the first ever TANGLED RO of Contemporary Folk, Roots and Traditional music. Held on Music acts will rock the main stage throughout just south of the City on the weekend of the 15th June 2019. each session, so dust off your dancing shoes as you’re in for a treat! Music acts include Basement Radford Mill, Timsbury, is an organic farm and artistic centre Jaxx (DJ Set), Texas, Will Young, Gabrielle, Soul of creatives, farmers and market gardeners live and work. Th II Soul Sound System and many more. about Acoustic, Folk, Roots and Traditional music. Both local artist will be performing, and festival goers can expect to hea Alongside all of this (if it isn’t enough!) there’ll Folk, Contemporary Acoustic, Manouche, French Gypsy Jazz be plenty of bars serving all sorts of bevs from Appalachian A Capella. Heading the bill will be Electric India cocktails to cold ones, chef demonstrations, best band at the Fatea Magazine awards last year, and Kirsty masterclasses, tastings and plenty of shopping recently toured with Show of Hands. There will be locally prod from artisans and lifestyle brands! and cooked food, lots of local ales, ciders and wines and a ch the Food and Arts and Crafts made on the Farm. There will a Don't miss out on the festival that everyone's chance to learn some Flamenco moves and to join a Festival talking about and grab your tickets here by opportunities to take to the stage with open mic slots and aco visiting the website above. around the festivals’ Campfire.

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Tangled Roots Festival

14 - 16 June www.tangledrootsfestival.com

Welcome the Start of Summer at the first ever TANGLED ROOTS FESTIVAL of Contemporary Folk, Roots and Traditional music. Held on an organic farm just south of the City on the weekend of the 15th June 2019. Radford Mill, Timsbury, is an organic farm and artistic centre where a variety of creatives, farmers and market gardeners live and work. The Festival is all about Acoustic, Folk, Roots and Traditional music. Both local and national artist will be performing, and festival goers can expect to hear Traditional Folk, Contemporary Acoustic, Manouche, French Gypsy Jazz, Flamenco and Appalachian A Capella. Heading the bill will be Electric India Co., winners of best band at the Fatea Magazine awards last year, and Kirsty Merryn, who recently toured with Show of Hands. There will be locally produced, prepared and cooked food, lots of local ales, ciders and wines and a chance to sample the Food and Arts and Crafts made on the Farm. There will also be a chance to learn some Flamenco moves and to join a Festival choir as well as Scouting For Girls at the Frome Festival opportunities to take to the stage with open mic slots and acoustic sessions around the festivals’ Campfire.

Frome Festival

The main event will be on the Saturday, but camping is available Friday, 5 - 14and July Saturday Sunday nights.

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Tickets (from £25) andhas further can be found at2019 the website: The Frome Festival just info announced its July line up and already hit tangledrootsfestival.com or for on the gate from the Friday Evening. an unprecedented demand tickets. Headlining acts include DJ Judge Jules, with a ten-piece live band in an opening night party on the Friday 5th July; followed by major indie act The Coral, on Monday 8th, and on Friday 12th July, the chart- topping Scouting for Girls, all at the Cheese and Grain. MayJune19.indd 7 The Memorial Theatre will present Danceworks, and perennial favourite, Cornish comedian Jethro. In a post- Festival “Encore” the theatre will also host The Drifters on Saturday 19th.

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The above shows are all selling in advance of the Festival at their respective box office outlets and on-line. Although a small stock of tickets will be held back for sale in most cases for the official box office launch on Sunday 19th May, customers are advised to book early.

Perenial favourites include the Hidden Gardens, the Food Feast, the Open Studios, the Frome tunnels, and Small Publishers Fair. There are also lots of walks, workshops, free and family events. An exciting programme is planned by the Frome Venues, Churches and Pubs, and this year the Festival will present a Comedy Crawl for the first time. Comedians will be engaged to visit various bar or shop premises along Catherine Hill in rotation to OOTS FESTIVAL expectantly awaiting audiences during the course of one evening. an organic farm

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Bath College are delighted to announce that they will be running a Summer Arts Festival this summer.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO OPENING OUR DOORS TO BATH AND THE SURROUNDING AREA, INVITING THE PUBLIC IN TO SEE THE SHEER TALENT OF OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF. - Jon Domaille Head of Creative Arts & Enterprise at Bath College

The festival will run from 21st June – 6th July in and around the college’s City Centre Campus. The opening night will have live music showcasing original bands from our Music students, a cocktail bar run by our Catering & Hospitality students and street food from local providers including Gopal’s Curry Shack. There will be events for everyone, with a creative arts show, displaying works from students of all levels studying Art & Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, Photography, Fashion & Textiles and Media Publishing. Throughout the 2-week programme there will be events such as pop-up cinema, guest speakers, live music and will end with the annual Love2Learn Art

and Crafts Show and Sale. The art on display will have been created by talented local artists who have taken part in a college leisure course. Bath College are excited for such a collaborative event between Further Education, Higher Education and leisure students as well as engaging with the wider local community. Jon Domaille, Head of Creative Arts & Enterprise at Bath College said; “We are looking forward to opening our doors to Bath and the surrounding area, inviting the public in to see the sheer talent of our students and staff. We are delighted to have received such a positive response to this new event and look forward to it becoming a regular slot in the Bath arts calendar”

For more information on the Summer Arts Festival programme, please visit our website or contact our events team:

events@bathcollege.ac.uk

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at Bath College FRIDAY 21ST JUNE SATURDAY 6TH JULY

10:00AM - 4:00PM Art & Design | Fashion & Textiles Photography | Product Design Media Publishing and Graphics Live Music & Performances | Popup Cinema | Cocktail Bar | Street Food Vendors and much more!

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Bath Carnival

Bath Carnival

13th July www.bathcarnival.co.uk PARTY IN THE PARK (SYDNEY GARDENS)

10:00 – 22:00 | FREE The annual World music festival announces an incredible line-up of international and local bands yet still remains an un-ticketed free event! Los Angeles hip-hop legend and gold selling artist Fullee Love of Jurassic 5 will take to the stage with his full soul-funk band. Energetic 8-person dub-reggae outfit Backbeat Soundsystem top the bill and are joined by American jazz sensation and NPR’s top 10 artist of 2018 Tonina, on the Carnival’s biggest line-up to date. Amongst the homegrown talent is Bristol’s jazz sensation Snazzback, Bath’s award winning Broken Bones Matilda and Warminster’s incredible live guitar looper C.A.Sutton. As well as live music there will be the usual licensed bars and a mouth-watering offering of local food and drink that have become synonymous with the festival.

Bath Carnival Image credit: Helena Craddock

The much-loved Super Pirates’ Play Area returns with a new array of crazy toys, carnival inspired games and child-focused entertainment. As always, the official after party will take place at one of Bath’s night clubs, with live Samba bands, DJs and tropical décor.

CARNIVAL PARADE (CITY CENTRE)

15:00 – 17:30 | FREE This year’s theme is EXPRESS YOURSELF with the public invited to dress up, let their hair down, and take to the streets for the Carnival’s biggest ever free party. New musical arrangements, dance choreographies and incredible costumes are being prepared for the big day. Expect sound systems, samba bands, maracatu drummers and street dancers, giant costumes, local school and community groups and some colourful surprises.

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Rachel Eddy at Didmarton Bluegrass Festival

FIESTA AT THE REC (BATH RECREATION GROUND)

11:00 – 15:00 | Free The wonderful Kids of Bath are throwing a huge free party at the Bath Recreation Ground, for all the kids of the city! Their Fiesta at the Rec will feature team games, sporting activities, arts and crafts, walkabout acts and participatory workshops.

Supporting Bath Carnival

Bath Carnival is a community, a non-profit organisation and a truly inclusive free event for the people of Bath. Small donations are integral to keeping the project alive. Please check out the Local Giving page to see how your support could keep Carnival alive in Bath. https://localgiving.org/charity/bathcarnival

Didmarton Bluegrass Festival

30th August - 1st September www.didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk One of the UK’s premier Bluegrass, Americana and Old-Time music festivals. The Festival is held every summer at Kemble Airfield (Cotswold Airport) in Gloucestershire. Now in its 31st year, Didmarton is hosting another awesome line-up of International and UK artists. It’s one of the UK’s quirkiest Festival sites, with vintage bi-planes flying overhead and the guys and gals from Ogri Motorcycle Club serving a fantastic selection of real ales and ciders at good prices. Experience three days of sensational music with main stage, open stage, slow jams and old-time sessions. Bring your instrument and join in the jam sessions, especially the ones around the popular late night bonfire. During the day we have traditional dance displays and free instrument workshops to learn some traditional bluegrass or old-time playing. A second open stage is for new or in-experienced players. Saturday night we square dance with a live band and get up Sunday morning for a bit of Gospel!

The Festival market has instrument and vintage clothing stalls, beautiful textiles and jewellery, musical knick-knacks and of course the festival merchandise tent. Catering is our army style cookhouse in a sit-down marquee, hot crepes, pizza oven, real coffee and ice cream. Whether you’re new to the Festival or a seasoned attendee, Didmarton has something for all music-lovers (inc. children). Best enjoyed by camping-over the weekend, we even have hot showers! Don’t forget your instrument - Double Bass, Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin (or any other!!) For more info please visit: www.didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk

Jane Austen Festival 13th - 22nd September

www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk

10 wonderful days celebrating all things Austen in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Each year the Festival, grows and grows with more people dressing in Regency costume celebrating the life and works of Jane Austen. Throughout the city events are organised by the Festival team under the guidance of Jackie Herring the Festival Director. Entrance to each event is by ticket and those go on sale at the Bath Festivals Box Office a few months before the start. Becoming a Friend of the Jane Austen Festival ensures you get first choice of tickets, essential for those events with limited numbers.

Bath Children's Literature Festival

27th September - 6th October www.bathfestivals.org.uk

The Bath Children’s Literature Festival, the largest dedicated children’s literature festival in Europe, always offers a vibrant array of talks and activities for children with a dedicated young adult (YA) programme, and this year is no exception. Our artistic directors, John and Gill McLay, have secured a world-class line up to


Bath Children's Literature Festival thrill young book lovers. Putting fun and laughter first, the festival is a chance for children and young people to meet the creators of their literary heroes, see illustrations come to life and fuel their imaginations. . In 2018 more than 8,000 tickets to eighty events were sold.

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Bath Digital Festival

22nd - 26th October www.bathdigitalfestival.co.uk

The biggest & most inclusive tech festival in the South West. The Bath Digital Festival brings people and technology together. It allows everyone to explore the thriving digital scene here in and around Bath and get hands on experience with the latest projects. If fancy learning to code, joining an interactive workshop on artificial intelligence, discussing the modern ethics or joining a masterclass in social media marketing or just want to get your hands on the latest tech, there will be plenty for everyone to take part in and enjoy.

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Over the past 25 years Bath Mozartfest has built an enviable reputation for artistic excellence in chamber and orchestral music. In its annual 9-day, 16-concert, festival each November it presents the finest classical music performed by world-renowned artists.

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Aladdin

24th May Fantasy, Adventure, £35,000,000 Guy Ritchie Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen TBC Disney Studios

Toy Story 4

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21st June Comedy, Animation, Fantasy Est box office: £65,000,000 Director: John Lasseter Tom Hanks, Film cast: Patricia Arquette, Joan Cusack, Tim Allen, Certificate: U Walt Disney Studios Distributor: Synopsis:

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

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When street rat Aladdin frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted. However, he soon finds that the evil has other plans for the lamp -- and for Princess Jasmine. But can Aladdin save Princess Jasmine and his love for her after she sees that he isn't quite what he appears to be? Starring Will Smith as The Genie, Aladdin is set to be one of the biggest summer films of 2019.

Ad Astra

Released: 24th May Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller Est box office: £15,000,000 Director: James Gray Film cast: Brad Pitt, Ruth Negga, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland Certificate: 12A Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Synopsis:

A man journeys across a lawless solar system to find his missing father -- a renegade scientist who poses a threat to humanity.


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Long Shot

3rd May Comedy £3,000,000 Jonathan Levine Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen Randy Orton TBC Lionsgate Films

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Fred Flarsky is a gifted and free-spirited journalist who has a knack for getting into trouble. Charlotte Field is one of the most influential women in the world -- a smart, sophisticated and accomplished politician. When Fred unexpectedly runs into Charlotte, he soon realizes that she was his former baby sitter and childhood crush. When Charlotte decides to make a run for the presidency, she impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter.

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10th May Animation, Family £10,000,000 Rob Letterman Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton Rita Ora PG Warner Brothers

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A young man joins forces with Detective Pikachu to unravel the mystery behind his father's disappearance. Chasing clues through the streets of Ryme City, the dynamic duo soon discover a devious plot that poses a threat to the Pokémon universe.

Rocketman

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24th May 2019 Drama, Biography £20,000,000 Dexter Fletcher Taron Egerton TBC Paramount

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

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7th June Action £18,000,000 Simon Kinberg Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, TBC Twentieth Century Fox

n DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey.

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days out

‘The National Trust and Lacock Abbey specifically have held a special place in my heart for a long time, having shared many a happy family memory within its properties and grounds.’

is each one a little masterpiece but they also symbolise the movements of women in the 19th century, something that I have been passionate about for a long time now.’

Crissy has been training since July 2018 and has completed the Cheltenham Half Marathon, a 10k mud run and the London Landmarks half marathon as part of her training regime. Speaking after her last race, she says, ‘I really enjoyed this event as it gave me a taste of the London buzz and the chance to really push myself and see how much I had improved in the past few months training. As it was I took 12 minutes off my half marathon PB time which I am still thrilled with!’

Fundraising works best when it is something you love doing and for something you are passionate about. As Europe’s largest conservation charity, looking after the places in the care of the National Trust takes thousands of hours and millions of pounds.

‘The challenge of running the London Marathon was a personal goal for me in itself but I knew the power that the event had in fundraising so knew I had to find something special to benefit my efforts. I also wanted to find a project local to me. I was approached with the idea of Lacock Abbey’s watercolour conservation project quite late in my training, but I knew straight away that it was that something special I was looking for.’

The watercolour collection

The Lacock Abbey collection came into the ownership of the National Trust at the end of 2009 and comprises over 15,000 items. Within this collection are over 2,000 watercolours, painted largely by the wife, daughters and son of William Henry Fox Talbot. The paintings are of high quality and provide an insight into the lives of the family (in particular the women), the time that they lived and their travels across the world. The paintings are badly stored and many are in poor condition. The watercolours have been identified as an important collection in their own right by National Trust specialists. Crissy explains the importance of the watercolours in the collection at Lacock Abbey, ‘The paintings are special to me in so many ways - not only

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From the White Cliffs of Dover to Snowdonia and the Giants Causeway the National Trust protect some of the most iconic places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, along with 780 miles of coast, 248,000 hectares of countryside, 200 gardens and 350 historic places. All of this is only possible thanks to the passionate support of the National Trust’s members, visitors, donors, fundraisers and pledgers. However, to ensure these places are still accessible for future generations to enjoy, they rely on ongoing support. Thanks to Crissy’s fundraising efforts, an amazing £3,798.34 has been raised so far to support the Watercolour project at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, and she’s already focusing on the finish line. ‘I’ve already started imagining what it’s going to be like crossing that line and seeing my Mum at the end. I know I’m definitely going to cry, I already get so emotional at the end of my long runs.’ Crissy’s fundraising page is still live, and you can follow her journey through her Instagram account. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CrissySpice Instagram: crissymspice More information is available on www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock

At the end of May 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 take a mindful moment with us this summer. A fun family trail with activities to make you aware of your thoughts and feelings in nature’s surroundings. Don’t miss the wonderful wild garlic in the woodland garden. Check the website for opening times. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock or contact Visitor Reception on 01249 730459.

What’s going on…

Half-term Anthotype workshops with Nettie Edwards Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 May 2019, hourly slots from 10.30am – 3.30pm

This simplified, messy workshop uses colourful flowers, berries, or vegetables like beetroot to make photographs using a totally environmentally friendly photographic process. Perfect for children and accompanying adults. Remember to bring your own apron! Booking essential. £5 per person. Normal admission to the property applies.

Channel of peace

From Saturday 4 May 2019

Lacock has commissioned a series of contemporary artists to develop art projects which reflect on the theme of peace from a contemporary perspective. Peace understood not as an object, rather as a process of interaction and communication. The thought provoking projects consider what peace is and can be in the context of Lacock. This is the second in a series of artistic responses to the art commission 'Peace' at Lacock. Inspired by the place's history of sanctuary, contemplation and reflection, the artists ALT-Architecture will create a reflective experience. Channel of Peace is based on our personal, intuitive response to the site and the tangible spirit of place at Lacock. Our instincts are backed up by further research into the history and foundation of the abbey.

Image: Don’t forget your apron! © National Trust Images / John Millar

First woman ever to run the London Marathon for the National Trust raises money for Lacock Abbey

Things to do in May and June at Lacock Abbey


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Lifelong memories made at Lacock Abbey Experience the warm breeze through the iconic cloister this month at Lacock Abbey, making the approach of summer all that more exciting. These are the places that make us. nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock


days out

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy’s Wonder Women of Space exhibition shortlisted as one of the best small shows in the country! The Museums and Heritage Awards celebrate best practice within museums, galleries and heritage visitor attractions across the UK. In the category for projects with a limited budget achieving the biggest impact, our 2018 Wonder Women of Space exhibition has been shortlisted. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 15 May.

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The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour

COMEs to Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery has been selected to display a major work from The National Gallery’s collection. Nicolas Poussin’s masterpiece The Triumph of Pan is touring the UK this year and its first stop will be the Victoria Art Gallery, where it will be on show from 11 April 2019. As part of The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2019, the prominent 17th-century painting will be shown alongside works from Bath & North East Somerset Council’s own art collection. Exploring the timeless relevance of the Classical in art and design, the display will reflect on Bath’s Roman and Georgian heritage and will include works by artists as diverse as Thomas Malton, Jean Claude Nattes and Grayson Perry. Jon Benington, Victoria Art Gallery Manager, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as the first venue for the 2019 Masterpiece Tour, and look forward to seeing The Triumph of Pan displayed at the Victoria Art Gallery, where local residents and visitors to Bath will be able to see it for free.” Over a period of one year the annual National Gallery Masterpiece Tour offers three museums and galleries outside London the opportunity to display a major work from the Gallery’s collection. After the Victoria Art Gallery, The Triumph of Pan will travel to York Art Gallery and Auckland Castle, County Durham. The Tour is made possible by the generous support of Christie’s.

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“We are delighted to have been selected as the first venue for the 2019 Masterpiece Tour, and look forward to seeing The Triumph of Pan displayed at the Victoria Art Gallery.” The Triumph of Pan was painted by Nicolas Poussin in Rome in 1636. Poussin had arrived in Rome from his native France in 1624 and was elected to the Rome Academy in 1632. This and its companion piece, The Triumph of Bacchus, which is now in Kansas City, were commissioned by Cardinal Richelieu to be displayed in the Cabinet du Roi in his chateau alongside masterpieces from the collection of Isabella D’Este in Mantua. The painting will be on display from 11 April to 7 July 2019, in the Victoria Art Gallery’s upper gallery, which is free to visit. Lecture by Nina Cahill from the National Gallery Nina Cahill, McCrindle Curatorial Fellow of Paintings (1600-1800) at The National Gallery, will give a public lecture about The Triumph of Pan on Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 6.30pm at The Guildhall. Tickets (£5.00 / £3.00 concessions) are available from Bath Box Office.www.bathboxoffice.org.uk

Wonder Woman of Space was truly an exhibition run on a shoe-string, funded by a small Bath and North East Somerset Council Heritage Grant. We had big ideas and wanted to link with 2018 celebrations of Women’s Suffrage by focussing on female space heroines and showing how these role models inspire young people today and change the way we see the world. We also wanted to forge new partnerships with astronomical organisations both locally and worldwide. The one-room exhibition was supported by a programme of family-focussed and spacethemed craft activities plus talks from female scientists and several day and night-time stargazing opportunities (in partnership with Bath Astronomers Group). Public lectures were a sellout and school visits took off – in part due to our successful partnership with Bath Astronomers. For the grand total of £980 and some clever use of social media, the popularity of Wonder Women of Space resulted in a 22% increase in visitor numbers over the year; a 68% rise in followers on Twitter (and 19% on Facebook); first visits from astronomers at Ohio State Univerisity, Royal Society London, Paris Astronomical Society and trustees of the University of Arizona; academic partnerships with ESA, NASA and the British Space Centre; features in national journals and several delightful star-gazing sessions with AgeUK B&NES. Diane Lees, chair of the Museums and Heritage Awards judging panel and Director General of the Imperial War Museums said: “It's been another year of amazing creativity despite the challenges of our sector. The shortlist features projects of great innovation and community focus making the job of judging very difficult.” The Herschel Museum of Astronomy’s 2019 exhibition is open and is called Invisible Light: William Herschel and Infrared.


The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2019 Nicolas Poussin The Triumph of Pan Victoria Art Gallery On display in the first floor gallery Free entry 11 April – 7 July Nicolas Poussin. The Triumph of Pan (detail). Š The National Gallery, London. Bought with contributions from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund, 1982.


Bath Postal Museum delivers a first The Roman Baths & Pump Room one of UK’s top attractions 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 . 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. Visit our website bathpostalmuseum.org.uk for details of opening times. We hope to see you there soon !

More than 1.3 million people visited the Roman Baths & Pump Room in 2018 for the second year in a row, maintaining the historic site’s spot in the top 25 attractions in the UK. Visitor numbers fell slightly to 1,302,381 compared to 2017’s record 1,318,976. This made 2018 the second busiest year in the attraction’s history. The figures include daytime visitors to the Roman Baths and customers in the Pump Room restaurant. The Roman Baths & Pump Room is the 24th most-visited attraction in the UK, according to figures just released by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). The Roman Baths is the seventh most-visited charging attraction in the UK, and the fourth most-visited attraction outside London. Domestic visitors remained the largest market for the Roman Baths, with more than 60% of visitors coming from the UK. The two largest overseas markets remained the USA and China, making up 13% and 10% of the visitors respectively. Free events for Children and Adults

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Art Store Tours

Wednesdays, 15 May, 12 June, 12pm-12.45pm

Explore the wonderful paintings, drawings and sculpture in the permanent collection housed, and cared for, in our art stores.

Collection Highlight Tours

Wednesdays 1 May, 5 June, 1pm-1.45pm

Discover the stories behind our principal treasures with Dr Chris Davies. 2 January – 31 March 2019 Free Children’s Activities

Sizing Up Sculpture

Wednesday 29 May, 10.30-12.30 and 1.30-3.30pm Main image: Ben Hughes one of the artists at this years BSofA annual exhibition

Explore our new exhibition and make a special sculpture using art papers

All Lined Up

Friday 31 May, 10.30-12.30 and 1.30-3.30pm

Take a line for a walk and create some amazing art using a rainbow of coour

Annual exhibition returns to Victoria Art Gallery, along with events for all the family

Bath Society of Artists 114th Annual Exhibition 18 May – 29 June 2019

Now in its 114th year, this popular exhibition showcases the best of the region’s artistic talent and is a must for art lovers and collectors alike. The Society was founded in 1904 with 26 members. It has grown over the years to a membership of around 120 diverse, talented artists. Many distinguished 20th-century painters have exhibited with the Society including Walter Sickert, Patrick Heron, Mary Fedden and Howard Hodgkin. The annual exhibition, which is open to non-members, attracts up to 1,000 entries, with sales doubling in the last few years. The prizes on offer total more than £3,000. During the exhibition members of the public can vote for their favourite artwork, the winner receiving the Public Choice Prize. For information on how to enter artwork, please visit www.bsartists.co.uk.

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Artist-in-Residence

Saturday 18 May, 11.30am-4pm

Join classically trained Bath based portrait artist Harriet Dahan-Bouchard as she draws from a model. Free, just bring a sketch pad. Pop in for a free Masterclass where visitors can watch Harriet drawing and feel free to join in and pick up tips from all four sessions. Born in North London in 1988, Harriet moved to Somerset when she was seven and was educated at St Gregory’s School, Bath and Downside School. After working in Bath for a Robin coupleMitchell of years, she managed to put Sharmanka Travelling Circus, together the funds to study at the Charles H. Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy, where she completed three years training in portrait painting.

Spring highlights at the Victoria Art

Harriet has had a thorough training in the naturalistic tradition of drawing and painting from life using sight-size, a technique that stems directlyin 1993. Collabora for Scotland from the leading ateliers of nineteenth-century Paris. This portrait practise director Tatyana Jakovskaya a 23been February - 7 masters May has used by since the seventeenth century, including sound designer Sergey Jakovs Sharmanka, from the word for barrel Reynolds, Lawrence andRussian Sargent. Harriet tries to work exclusively from life sculpture producing his kinetic organ, is a performing mechanical theatre that aspectprotest (circumstances permitting) not only from a visual but also in order against thetoprevailing S young and old alike. Soundshe andis painting through the process. getwill to delight know and understand the person movement combine with striking images to make The works incorporate pieces for named a humorous at times slightly Now Aspireand Magazine’s Portraitmacabre Painter of the Year, Harriet metal scraphas andheld grotesque car experience. The sculptures various exhibitions throughoutare thethe UK.work of artist Performances take place ever and inventor Eduard Bersudsky, who left Russia minutes.

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Volunteer at the American Museum in Britain

Also showing Louise Bourgeois Prints

Annual Open Exhibition ENDANGERED AND EXTINCT Bath Society

Meet the conservators working on York Street arch Members of the public will have a chance to see building conservation in action in May, as conservators clean and repair the decorative arch over York Street in Bath, which runs beside the Roman Baths.

Contact: 01225 823017 coordinator@americanmuseum.org The conservators, from Cliveden Conservation, will give daily talks to the www.americanmuseum.org public about the work they are carrying out. The free 10-minute talks will take

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Open daily 10.30am – 5.00pm

The arch was built in c.1889 by city architect Major Charles Davis to carry water to a new Spa. Hot water was pumped from the King’s Spring to a boiler house in Swallow Street via cast iron pipes in a tunnel below the road. It then flowed back to the new Victorian spa facilities through a pipe hidden inside the arch over the street.

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Endangered and Extinct recycling by Val Hunt) The (Creative project also open up new 23 February – 7will May, Free inspiration, ingenuity, humour and skill, areas With of the Roman Baths to visitors, artist Val Hunt has created a fascinating selection of large and small sculptural pieces which are (similar including a Roman laconicum both appealing and informative. exotic and birds, fish, and species to aAnimals, sauna) a dinosaurs Roman exercise of flora, all on the edge or now extinct, have been made from a selection of throwaway material, courtyard, under York Street and especially Val’s favourite medium, drinks can metal. Most works are below available for purchase. immediately the arch.

at the Guildhall Now the arch, Free whichtalks is a distinctive Bath landmark, is being restored as part of the NationalWednesdays, Lottery funded1.10-1.45 Archway Project, which will see a Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre and a new World Heritage Centre open in the former 6 March in 2020. The project will also open up new areas of the City Laundry buildings Roman Baths to visitors, including a Roman laconicum (similar to a sauna) and a Roman exercise courtyard, under York Street and immediately below West Country Falconry the arch.

Birds of Prey and Conservation

13 March The conservation work will include:

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Julie Doherty, Removing vegetation and Avon plant Wildlife growthTrust Removing sulphation and other deposits Free Events for Adults Carrying out an overall clean using superheated water and steam Artist-in-Residence, 11.30am-4pm Minor repairs using lime-based mortar to areas of decay, particularly to Saturday 23 February, Saturday 16 March, the decorative elements Saturday 6 April, Saturday 18 May, Stephen Clews, Roman Baths & Pump Room Manager, said: “It’s exciting to Joinwork classically trained Bath based portrait see conservation happening in advance of the new artist Roman Baths Clore Harriet Dahan-Bouchard as she draws from a hope that passersLearning Centre and World Heritage Centre being built. We model. Free, just bring a sketch pad. by will enjoy watching the conservators in action and listening to the free talks.” ating with theatre Harriet is available for interview if you want to and light and talk to her. Harriet is a very interesting and Conservation, Berenice Senior Projects Manager at Cliveden sky, Eduard began Humphreys, talented rising star of portraiture. said: "It’s great to be working in the city of Bath for the Roman Baths, for once es in 1974 as a above ground, on this important piece of architecture. Our works to clean and Soviet ideology. conserve the arch are a small part of what the Archway Project aims to achieve with its wider learning and heritage objectives. It’s a privilege to be involved of old furniture, with the project and the 'conservation in action' initiative. We look forward to rved figures. about our work." This masterpiece will be on display from 11 April ry hour andtalking last 25to the public to 7 July

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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 www.bathpostalmuseum.org

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Graham Fagen: The Slave’s Lament

4 May – 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. Performed by the Scottish Ensemble and reggae singer Ghetto Priest, artist Graham Fagen’s contemporary interpretation connects Scottish and Caribbean history through these seemingly disparate musical cultures. Presented across four screens, the result is both haunting and melancholy, yet common ground is found between Burns’ verse and Jamaican reggae.

Collecting Craft

23 May to 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 often with a particular focus on early-career works, the display is a celebration of commissioning and supporting emerging makers and of the outstanding work produced by generations of British craftspeople. Madam Vuillard arranging her hair, Paris, 1900

The Holburne Museum

Summer exhibitions, workshops and festivals

Édouard Vuillard: The Poetry of the Everyday

24 May to 15 September 2019 This Spring, the Holburne presents the most extensive exhibition of works by Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) in more than 15 years, including many that are rarely publicly displayed. Vuillard 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 work in which he balanced an obsession with patterned fabrics and wallpaper with subtle, domestic psycho-dramas to create paintings with striking emotional intensity.

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.

All Exhibitions and displays by general admission to the Museum. 18 years and under FREE For full programme information www.holburne.org

Forest of Imagination

20 to 24 June FREE Discover a free, fantastical forest and outdoor gallery right in the heart of Bath! Designed by a collective of local and international artists and creative professionals. Forest of Imagination will transform areas around the Holburne and Sydney Gardens into wondrous sensory installations and architectural artworks, with creative activities for all ages. Everyone is welcome!

Plus: Enjoy a special family trail around the Holburne and its garden, and the city of Bath. Go in search of Charlie and Lola and their friends, and discover trinkets and animals from Lauren Child’s stories in unusual and surprising places!

Lauren Child: The Art of Illustration

2 May to 8 September 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

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Édouard Vuilla THE POETRY OF THE EVER 24 May to 15 September 2019

Lauren Child: The Art of Illustration

2 May to 8 September 2019


property 'Tranquil' garden is the dream for most Brits The average Brits’ dream garden is 48 feet long, south facing – and contains a vegetable plot and a hot tub, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study also found a cosy seating area, a barbecue and a lush, green, well-kept lawn are also essential. Other must-have elements include decking or a patio and a summer house. Entertaining throughout summer proved important, as 41 per cent required an socialising space, which explains why a drinks bar and a pizza oven also made the top 20. When not hosting, 45 per cent described their dream garden as being ‘tranquil’ and over half felt it must look tidy and organised. On average, Brits reckon it will cost a whopping £1,770 to achieve their ultimate garden.

Carey Gilliland, Madison Oakley

Initial pricing still the key to a successful sale in Bath The Bath property market is a bit of a study in contradictions at the moment. Depending on where you look for data, you could infer that transaction levels are low and selling times are lengthening. Equally, buyer activity in certain sections of the market is extremely high – at Madison Oakley, we have enjoyed sale levels since January to such an extent that (at the time of writing in April) we appear to have agreed more sales than any other estate agent in the city, which isn’t bad from our little base in amazing Moorland Road!

Over the last two months, sales agreed by all agents in Bath have totalled between 155 and 170 per month, which could mean approximately 20% of available property is going under offer at any time.

So, lets look at a few headline figures on the overall Bath market. The latest Land Registry figures out – summarizing transactions from Aug 2018 to Jan 2019 - shows sale volumes across Bath down by between 2% and 6% year on year and prices fluctuating from 1.2% down to 2.6% up dependent on postcode. The average time on market is rising but still nowhere near peak levels over the previous two years. The supply level follows a similar picture – rising but not yet to match the stock numbers of mid 2018. Over the last two months, sales agreed by all agents in Bath have totalled between 155 and 170 per month, which could mean approximately 20% of available property is going under offer at any time.

However, one factor almost all the stats agree on is that correct initial pricing remains absolutely key to success. If you’re after an efficient Spring move, you may want to examine how prevalent price reductions are amongst the agents you invite to value your home. From a brief analysis on new instructions vs reductions over three months, it seems the chance of you being asked at some point to reduce your asking price might be as high as 57% with some.

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The research also found one in three begin prepping for the spring and summer months in March - and spend on average 10 hours getting the outdoor space ready. Brits spend five and a half hours in their garden during the average summer week leading to one in 10 revealing it is the ‘most important’ aspect of their home. Four in five said they would spend more time outside if they had their dream garden and almost one third admitted their current garden makes them 'sad' at how unkempt it looks. Over half want plants and flowers in their backyard with the most popular including lavender, daffodils and roses. A further six in 10 said having colourful flowers makes them feel happier while 57 per cent enjoy their outdoor space more when plants are present. Three in 10 also want their own vegetable patch, with over half wanting to grow their own strawberries, followed by tomatoes, apples and blueberries. Of those who do grow their own produce, 45 per cent said it gives them a sense of achievement and over one third find it makes them enjoy their garden more. When it comes to seeking inspiration for outdoor space, the majority go to garden centres, while one quarter feel influenced by television shows and one in 10 even take ideas from their neighbours. The top reasons holding Brits back from achieving their ideal outdoor are includes not having enough space and not knowing where to start. Almost half said they think they can’t afford their dream garden, while one sixth admitted they don’t have the creative vision to bring it to life, according to the OnePoll study.

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The 'true cost' of moving property Home buyers can expect to spend almost £4,000 on top of the cost of their new property – for legal fees, surveying costs and other removal bills, it has emerged. Researchers found that while the price of the average home is now £230,776, additional costs leaves the purchaser having to spend far more. A study carried out among 2,000 adults who have moved in the last ten years found the average bill for unexpected costs is £3,823.88. More than 40 per cent of those who took part said the cost exceeded their expectations.

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The research also revealed one third had to For thosemoney upsizing to a larger family home, borrow to cover the unforeseen costs. close to good schools we have Lansdown Fields which offers four and five homes from On average £948.74 wasbedroom the amount borrowed, £995,000 or Tyning Meadows in Bathampton with 21 per cent even requiring more than £2,000 with prices from £1.35million. Both developments in order to afford the extra costs. are walking distance to some of the best schools inOver the area. half turned to friends and family for the unexpected charges, while one third relied on Properties subject to contract, monthly their creditsold card. A further 27 per cent took % out a share Uk annual total (2015-2018 data). bankof loan. In preparation to sell, homeowners spent on UK average £331.28 decorating their previous nest, January 6.40% with one in 10 spending over £1,000 and one in five forking out over £2,000. February 8.50% March 9.00% Legal fees alone came to a grand total of £1,614.27, almost half of the total price of April 9.40% moving house. 9.80% May 8.30%with New furniture cost on average £991.58, June a further 46 per cent spending over £1,000 on 9.60% July furnishings from cushions to dishwashers. August 8.80% However, cost saving tips from respondents September 8.20% included ‘buy second hand furniture’, ‘accept furniture offered by the seller’ and ‘buy furniture October 8.70% one by one’. November 7.70% Another popular hack was revealed as ‘do as December 5.80%

much as you can yourself’, which explains why (Source Knight Frank & Rightmove) 30 per cent didn’t spend anything on removal companies. Before even moving into a new property, further costs include a mortgage valuation at an average of £209.44 and £25.09 on an energy performance certificate.

Those in the North West were most caught out, with 47 per cent of homeowners forking out more than expected. While on the other hand, 38 per cent of Londoners were pleasantly surprised at their seemingly cheap cost of moving, the OnePoll study found.

These are the house rules Brits expect guests to still follow Not taking your shoes off on entry, asking for the WIFI password – and using your mobile phone at the dinner table have emerged as house rules guests break most regularly, it has emerged. Research also revealed polite guests should always use a coaster when setting their drink down and always put the toilet seat down. Steering clear of private areas of the house, not swearing in the presence of your host and sitting down at the table without washing your hands also made the list. Leaving your host to do the washing up is also considered 'rude'. The study also revealed while 71 per cent said there aren’t any particular rules they have which a guest must follow, those that do said it’s just a matter of 'respect'. It also emerged more than a quarter of British homeowners find it ‘impolite’ when guests ask for the WiFi password during a visit. And one in 10 adults have gone to the extreme of refusing to hand out their WiFi password, reasoning ‘they’ve come for a visit, not to sit glued to their device’. If homeowners are to give out their WiFi password, they believe guests should wait for up to 30 minutes before asking, according to research carried out among 2,000 adults. But those who took part in the study who are frequent dinner guests at friends' and neighbours' homes feel strongly that they aren't doing anything particularly wrong. One in five said they need to connect to their host’s WiFi because they feel compelled to check their emails. In fact the study found the average Brit can go just 36 minutes after arriving at someone’s home before the temptation to check emails and social media overwhelms them. One in ten admitted feeling compelled to check social media, according to the Virgin Media research. A further 23 per cent said they go online because there’s something on the internet they want to share with their host. And a quarter think being connected to the internet at all times has simply become a 'habit'. A third of adults have visitors over at least once a week, with a tenth inviting guests round ‘most days’.

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new homes 'Tranquil' garden is the dream for most Brits The average Brits’ dream garden is 48 feet long, south facing – and contains a vegetable plot and a hot tub, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study also found a cosy seating area, a barbecue and a lush, green, well-kept lawn are also essential. Other must-have elements include decking or a patio and a summer house. Entertaining throughout summer proved important, as 41 per cent required an socialising space, which explains why a drinks bar and a pizza oven also made the top 20.

Bath housing market becoming a ‘Tale of Two Cities’ Investors, buyers using money from an inheritance and people looking for ‘lock up and leave’ second homes are helping to maintain activity in Bath’s property market, according to analysts at Crest Nicholson. The developer has sold two apartments at Bath Riverside in recent weeks and has just 30 apartments left at the flagship Sovereign Point building overlooking the River Avon. Marcus Evans, sales and marketing director said: “These sales were achieved despite very difficult market conditions. There are many people in the market who have the money ready to buy, but the confidence is not there at the moment and this has tended to hold people back from converting interest into purchases.” Marcus Evans said Bath’s housing market was becoming a ‘Tale of Two Cities’, topping the polls for desirability while experiencing a slowdown in activity. “Bath continues to top key market surveys and appeals to Londoners looking for a new or second home down country. By train we are just 84 minutes away from London Paddington and this continues to draw people from the Capital looking for a home within commuting distance, a half-way house for visits to the West Country or as a buy to rent. “But it is also one of the hardest hit markets outside of London. Stock levels around the city are low. Good houses are still selling but sales are often protracted and buyers are nervous.” Marcus Evans was commenting following the latest MoneySuperMarket First Time Buyer Index which ranks 35 cities against six factors for firsttime buyers, looking at job opportunities, average salary, disposable income, rate of contents theft and average cost of a one-bedroom property.

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According to the report, Bath is the The research also found one in three begin prepping for the spring and summer months in best city for first-time March - and spend on average 10 hours getting the outdoor space ready. Brits spend five and buyers, thanks to the a half hours in their garden during the average summer week leading to one in 10 revealing it is highest score for jobs the ‘most important’ aspect of their home. per capita and Four in five said they would spend more time outside if they had their dream garden and large amounts of almost one third admitted their current garden makes them 'sad' at how unkempt it looks. disposable income.

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Local residents choose names The 'true cost' of for Curo’s developments moving property in Lawrence Weston ‘Century Park’can andexpect ‘The Willows’ have been£4,000 Home buyers to spend almost revealed new names forproperty Curo’s – for legal on top of as thethe cost of their new developments Lawrence Weston, Bristol. fees, surveyingincosts and other removal bills, it has emerged. The names were suggested by local residents Becky Cocklefound and Rhiannon following Researchers that whileBeail, the price of thea campaign by Curo to fi£230,776, nd new identities for costs the average home is now additional two sites as Henacre leaves the- previously purchaser referred having totospend far more. Road and Corbet Close. A study carried out among 2,000 adults who The thanked for the their havewinning moved residents in the lastwere ten years found contributions and given vouchers Curo Chief average bill for unexpected costs by is £3,823.88. Executive, Victor Cunha. Victor More than 40 perda cent of those whosays: took “We part wanted make sure wetheir chose names that said thetocost exceeded expectations. reflected the local area, its community, history and - what better one waythird to dohad so than The landmarks research also revealed to ask localmoney peopletowho live here for their input. borrow cover the unforeseen costs. “The competition waswas a great to On average £948.74 the opportunity amount borrowed, engage withcent the local and than we’ve£2,000 with 21 per even community requiring more received many inspiring suggestions. Thanks to in order to afford the extra costs. everyone who got involved and congratulations to Becky Rhiannon for and putting forward the Over halfand turned to friends family for the winning names.” unexpected charges, while one third relied on their credit card. A further 27 per cent took out a Over next few years, Curo plans to develop bank the loan. 185 new homes in Lawrence Weston with more than half – 95 homes as affordable housing In preparation to sell, –homeowners spent on for social/affordable and shared average £331.28rent decorating their ownership. previous nest, with one in 10 spending over £1,000 and one in Century Park Henacre Road will deliver five forking outatover £2,000. 128 new homes, including 30% affordable housing. The Willows Close Legal fees alone cameattoCorbet a grand totalisofa 100% affordable scheme willprice provide £1,614.27,housing almost half of theand total of another 57 much-needed new homes. moving house. Rhiannon Beail, who ‘The Willows’, New furniture cost onsuggested average £991.58, with is a 21-year-old student.over She£1,000 said: “The a further 46 per college cent spending on development is located very to the local furnishings from cushions to close dishwashers. nature reserve and wetlands where there are many willow trees. As tips a resident of Lawrence However, cost saving from respondents Weston havesecond visited hand thesefurniture’, wetlands ‘accept many times includedI ‘buy since I was little and thought would befurniture nice to furniture offered by the seller’itand ‘buy acknowledge one by one’. the close connection to nature we have in this area. Another popular hack was revealed as ‘do as “There was large willow treeexplains that stood much as youalso canayourself’, which why just up cent the street Corbet Close, used to 30 per didn’tfrom spend anything on Iremoval walk past it every on moving my wayinto to school.” companies. Beforeday even a new property, further costs include a mortgage Century Park was suggested by local resident valuation at an average of £209.44 and £25.09 Becky Cockle,performance who is a Trainee Community on an energy certificate. Development Worker for the resident-driven organisation Lawrence Weston. Becky’s Those in the Ambition North West were most caught out, choice 100th anniversary since with 47recognises per cent of the homeowners forking out more the fi rst ‘homes for heroes’ were built in the wider than expected. area. She said: “I support the development and look these much-needed Whileforward on the to other hand, 38 per centnew of homes being built. were I’m even more excited about it now Londoners pleasantly surprised at their that I can tell friends family I actually named seemingly cheap costand of moving, the OnePoll the site!” study found.

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‘Thinking ahead to retirement dreams’

Kevin Gray, CEO Bath Building Society March 2019 resulted in another notch on the Kevin Gray stick of life. I am convinced that time is speeding up as I get older. The celebration of my half century some four years ago feels like it happened only yesterday! In less than a year from now, I will have passed my 55th birthday and will be firmly planted in my middle age. All is not despair though, as there will be advantages of being just another year older. As well as hopefully being another year wiser, 55 is the age at which I will be able to access my pension savings. This prospect has got me thinking a lot more about planning for my future and particularly about the requirements for my future home and income needs. Like many people, the sad news is that I don’t think I’ve yet got enough in my pension pot to allow a comfortable early retirement. Oh well, it is looking like a few more years of work will be necessary. This will at least be of great comfort to my two daughters, who gain much enjoyment out of reapplying the fruits of my labours to their latest projects. Relax girls, I suspect that you will both remain on the ‘bank of dad’ payroll for some time to come. As it happens, I don’t have any ambitions to hang up the building society equivalent of my pit boots quite yet in any case. I have always assumed that I will eventually have to sell my house when retirement does come around. As well as the practicality of having a smaller and easier house to manage, downsizing might be necessary financially if I still have a

mortgage remaining on my current home or if I need to release equity from a sale to subsidise my retirement plans. By downsizing, I would be in good company, as almost four million over 55s have already downsized, or are planning to do so at some stage in the future. Herein lies two problems. Firstly, there is a nationwide shortage of suitable smaller properties for older people to downsize into. A shortage of two-bedroom houses is trapping retirees in larger houses that they no longer want to live in. Potential downsizers have to face the fact that in a majority of geographic areas within the UK, there are more fourbedroom houses available in the market than two-bed houses. In the worst affected areas, the ratio is more than three to one. Across the country, there are significantly fewer smaller houses for sale and these are being fought over by three groups of people - downsizers, first-time buyers and those moving up the ladder. The lack of supply of smaller houses has pushed prices higher and for many it’s just not worth downsizing once the costs of moving and Stamp Duty are taken into account. This touches on the second problem with downsizing. Whilst the Government has sought to ensure that home-owners selling or downsizing their homes are not put at a disadvantage with respect to inheritance tax, there is at present very little in public policy to encourage older people to downsize. Why should anyone bother downsizing if you get clobbered with material levels of Stamp Duty when you do? In my opinion, capital lost in paying transactional property taxes would be much better employed in supporting retirement incomes. I am a firm supporter of those proposing tax concessions for ‘last-time buyers’.

So if downsizing is both difficult and expensive, what other options might I have? The mortgage industry has created two main types of products to support older borrowers.The first is the rather specialist lifetime mortgage, which is more commonly referred to as ‘equity release’.This product is suitable for those that are ‘property asset rich but pension poor’ and who are not concerned about interest roll up gradually eating into their housing assets. The second type is Retirement Interest Only (RIO) mortgages.These are more suitable for borrowers who have sufficient pension income to support interest only mortgages whilst in retirement i.e. who are ‘pension rich but cash poor’. Bath Building Society offers this later class of products to those who are over the age of 65. Loans of between £50k and £500k are possible so long as they are supportable by pension income and the loan to property value does not exceed 50%. Seeing as though my daughters will probably require me to work on until I’m at least 65, maybe I’ll take a look at what a RIO mortgage could do to help me finance my retirement dreams. If you are thinking the same, why not give us a call on 01225 475737.

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new homes

Embrace the ‘Hygge’ lifestyle with Crest Nicholson’s new Aurora Open Living Collection Hygge Park offers an exclusive collection of open living homes inspired by the Danish concept of comfort and wellbeing. Ideally located in Keynsham, between historic Bath and bustling Bristol, each of the innovatively designed homes harness the natural light and space within the property.

Bath housing market becoming a ‘Tale of market Two Cities’ Those in the for a new home can explore the three and four bedroom demonstration The developer has sold two apartments at Bath Riverside in recent weeks and has just 30 homes which have apartments left at the flagship Sovereign Point building overlooking the River Avon. recently opened at Marcus Evans, sales and marketing director said: Hygge Park. “These sales were achieved despite very difficult Investors, buyers using money from an inheritance and people looking for ‘lock up and leave’ second homes are helping to maintain activity in Bath’s property market, according to analysts at Crest Nicholson.

The homes boast large glazed windows, bi-fold market conditions. There are many people in doors and wide to givetoabuy, feeling the market who entrance have the lobbies money ready of freedom for butspace, the confi denceof is movement not there atand theallow moment aand continuous natural to flow of people light. Open this has tended hold backand from broken living layouts provide flexible space which converting interest into purchases.” homeowners can adapt to suit their needs. At the heartEvans of thesaid home is a multi-faceted Stoltz Marcus Bath’s housing market was kitchen with appliances thatpolls becoming a Bosch ‘Tale ofintegrated Two Cities’, topping the blends seamlessly its surroundings and for desirability whilewith experiencing a slowdown provides in activity.an ideal place for family and friends to cook, dine and socialise together. Bespoke under-stair storage maximises the surveys space inand most “Bath continues to top key market of the homes, and upstairs feature appeals to Londoners looking for agenerous new or sized bedrooms. second home down country. By train we are just 84 minutes away from London Paddington and Hygge Park also offerspeople a rangefrom of two this continues to draw thebedroom Capital apartments been designed to looking for awhich homehave within commuting distance, a enhance free flowing communication and social half-way house for visits to the West Country or interaction, as a buy to ideal rent. for entertaining friends and loved ones. The Stoltz multi-faceted kitchen with Bosch appliances, a sleek “But integrated it is also one of the hardest hitgives markets and stylish finish which is levels sure toaround impress outside of London. Stock theyour city guests. are low. Good houses are still selling but sales are often protracted and buyers are nervous.” Keynsham offers a selection of well regarded schools, a 26-acre Park, two playthe Marcus Evans wasMemorial commenting following areas, nearby golf courses,First andTime the river Chew latest MoneySuperMarket Buyer Index flowing through. Keynsham which ranks 35 cities againsthigh six street factorshas for afirstnumber of shops, cafes, hairdressers, barbers, time buyers, looking at job opportunities, average florists, restaurantsincome, and bars, plus a selection of salary, disposable rate of contents theft supermarkets including Waitrose. property. and average cost of a one-bedroom

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According to the report, Bath is the best city for first-time buyers, thanks to the highest score for jobs per capita and large amounts of disposable income.

According to the report, Bath is the best city for first-time buyers, thanks to the highest score for jobs per capita and large amounts of disposable income. London came in last despite the good earning potential and high disposable income. Marcus Evans said: “We are confident the new facilities coming on stream, the new park environment and the ofthe Keynsham train station is agreat shortselection walk from apartments available increase and development, offeringwill easy accessfootfall to Bath, lead to and further sales as thethe wider market settles Bristol, onto London, development is down. in a dream location for commuters. Bristol placed Airport is a 30-minute drive away, providing “We have createddestinations. a fantastic Riverside flights to various community – the destination address we have been striving for since one.home can explore Those in the market forday a new the three and four bedroom demonstration “In addition to an attractive homes which have recently lifestyle opened people at Hygge are appreciating the development flowsat Park. A selection how of homes and apartments within its riverside locationtoand provides key Hygge Park are available reserve nowapriced residential hub to in £830,000, our rapidlywith transforming cityand from £285,000 Help to Buy centre.” Part Exchange incentives available on selected plots. For further information please call 01225 463 517 or visit www.crestnicholson.com/bathriverside For more information or to view one of the new homes, call one of our friendly sales advisors The01172 marketing suite Bridge Road is on 660021 or on visitVictoria www.crestnicholson. open daily from 10 am to 5pm. com/developments/hygge-park-at-keynsham

Local residents choose names for Curo’s developments in Lawrence Weston ‘Century Park’ and ‘The Willows’ have been revealed as the new names for Curo’s developments in Lawrence Weston, Bristol. The names were suggested by local residents Becky Cockle and Rhiannon Beail, following a campaign by Curo to find new identities for the two sites - previously referred to as Henacre Road and Corbet Close. The winning residents were thanked for their contributions and given vouchers by Curo Chief Executive, Victor da Cunha. Victor says: “We wanted to make sure we chose names that reflected the local area, its community, history and landmarks - what better way to do so than ask local people who live here for their input. “The competition was a great opportunity to engage with the local community and we’ve received many inspiring suggestions. Thanks to everyone who got involved and congratulations to Becky and Rhiannon for putting forward the winning names.” Over the next few years, Curo plans to develop 185 new homes in Lawrence Weston with more than half – 95 homes – as affordable housing for social/affordable rent and shared ownership. Century Park at Henacre Road will deliver 128 new homes, including 30% affordable housing. The Willows at Corbet Close is a 100% affordable housing scheme and will provide another 57 much-needed new homes. Rhiannon Beail, who suggested ‘The Willows’, is a 21-year-old college student. She said: “The development is located very close to the local nature reserve and wetlands where there are many willow trees. As a resident of Lawrence Weston I have visited these wetlands many times since I was little and thought it would be nice to acknowledge the close connection to nature we have in this area. “There was also a large willow tree that stood just up the street from Corbet Close, I used to walk past it every day on my way to school.” Century Park was suggested by local resident Becky Cockle, who is a Trainee Community Development Worker for the resident-driven organisation Ambition Lawrence Weston. Becky’s choice recognises the 100th anniversary since the first ‘homes for heroes’ were built in the wider area. She said: “I support the development and look forward to these much-needed new homes being built. I’m even more excited about it now that I can tell friends and family I actually named the site!”


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Wonderful Wiltshire

With it’s chalk downlands, ancient market towns, world-famous prehistoric monuments and one of England’s most beautiful Cathedrals; it’s no wonder people have been calling the county of Wiltshire home for thousands of years.


One of England’s largest counties, it was once the heartland of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex and in the 9th century was written as Wiltunscir, later Wiltonshire: named after the former county town of Wilton. The Middle Ages saw the rise of sheep farming in the county as the Cistercian monastery of both Kingswood and Stanley exported wool to the Florentine and Flemish markets. The market towns of Bradford-upon-Avon, Malmesbury, Trowbridge, Devizes and Chippenham were leading clothier towns bringing money and trade to the country, making Wiltshire in the industry and a very popular place to live and work. Along with its woollen trade, Devizes was noted for its blankets, Warminster had a famous corn-market, and cheese was extensively made in north Wiltshire. Linen, cotton, gloves and cutlery were also manufactured in the county, silk in Malmesbury and of course carpets at Wilton. The Industrial Revolution came from the cloth industry, the development of the Kennet & Avon Canal, constructed in 1718 and completed in 1810, is an 87 miles waterway that helped transport goods between Bristol and Reading where it then linked to the River Thames. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the canal gradually fell into disuse after the opening of the Great Western Railway.

Today, Wiltshire’s employment structure is distinctive in having a significantly higher number of people in various forms of manufacturing (especially electrical equipment and apparatus, food products, and beverages, furniture, rubber, pharmaceuticals, and plastic goods) than the national average. With the attraction of the M4 corridor helping connect the county to the likes of London, businesses have made a beeline for Wiltshire and is home to many national and international corporations. Education in Wiltshire sees thirty county secondary schools, eleven independent secondaries, including Marlborough College, St Mary's Calne, Dauntsey's near Devizes, and Warminster School. There are also two grammar schools in the shape of South Wilts Grammar School for Girls and Bishop Wordsworth's School. Four further education colleges, which also provide some higher education, service the county and includes Wiltshire College that has campuses in Chippenham, Trowbridge, Lackham and Salisbury. It’s no wonder that with its rich history, world famous attractions, work, leisure and educational benefits; the county continues to attract more buyers wanting to make Wiltshire their home. We take a closer look at some of Wiltshire’s towns and current developments that could soon be home for you. >>>>>>>>>

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The Town Bridge, Bradford-On-Avon

Bradford-on-Avon

Located at the southern edge of the Cotswolds, surrounded by glorious countryside, Bradford-onAvon is one of the jewels in Wiltshires crown.

The town has an excellent selection of independent shops as well as a burgening food and drink scene. The Pound Arts Centre with everything from art exhibitions to stand-up comedy gices the town a destination feel.

With the River Avon running through the heart of the town it has attracted settlers since the Iton Age. The Saxons drove their carts across the ‘broad ford’ that gave the town its name.

Corsham is also an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area, including Lacock and Caste Combe and has great links to nearby Chippenham and the M4.

”Bradford' established itself as one of the leading wool and weaving centres for over 6 centuries bringing prosperity to the area. The mechanisation of the wool industry in the late 18th century saw the construction of the great mills that still dominate the town’s architecture, along with the rows – or ‘ranks’ – of weavers’ cottages lining the hillsides and streets.

Current developments:

The town has some outstanding historical attractions that include a medieval Tithe Barn, the Saxon church of St Lawrence and remains of a large Roman villa with a well-preserved mosaic on the playing fields of St Laurence School. Today, some of the towns old millls and cottages have been developed into independent shops, accommodation and a host of great places to wine and dine. Just 11 miles from Bath, the town has become a firm favourite with those looking to move to the country. Current developments:

Brewery Court Junpier Homes

Building work started early Spring and will comprise six 3-bed houses as well as two 2-bed flats above an office unit. A rarity for the centre of Bradford-on-Avon, each unit will also benefit from its own parking space and the houses will also enjoy private gardens. A show home will also be available to view around the end of September.

Corsham

From a jewel in the crown to a hidden gem. Corsham is an historic market town, surrounded by beautiful countryside and is home to a number of historic buildings, including the Almshouses and Corsham Court with its Capability Brown picture gallery.

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Park Place Redcliffe Homes

The development features a selection of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, all set within an attractive countryside setting. Situated on Park Lane, Park Place reflects Corsham’s historic character, whilst appealing to all types of buyers. The homes themselves are traditional in design, yet energy-efficient, and promise to meet the varied needs and priorities of a busy household. See more on pages Corsham Court

Calne

Home to the traditional English technique of curing ham and bacon – the Wiltshire Cure, Calne is another Wiltshire town with Medieval beginnings. It’s story begins in AD 978 and takes in 1200 years of history that includes drover’s trails and coach roads, the rise and fall of canal and rail travel, woollen broadcloth and the aforementtioned meat production. On the edge of the North Wessex Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Calne sits close by to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Avebury, Silbury Hill and a little further afield, the iconic Stonehenge. Current developments:

Weston Meadow David Wilson Homes

Weston Meadow is a development of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes in Calne, developed by David Wilson Homes.


David Wilson Homes Weston Meadow in Calne Classical Traditional Meets Modern Comforts at Brewery Court Brewery Court is a small development of just 8 houses and 2/3 apartments in the grounds of the old G & T Spencer’s brewery in Whitehead Lane. With a history dating back to the early 19th Century, the honey-coloured hues of Bath stone succeed in blending the historic architecture of the original building with the eight new mews houses. With a bespoke high quality internal specification, meticulous design and conversion, dedicated resident access and parking all set within private landscaped grounds. Brewery Court is creating an elegant courtyard community.

Bradford on Avon is also close enough to Bath to enjoy the benefits of the City’s rich cultural history, vibrant commercial and retail centre and sporting connections. Education, Education, Education. From a local primary to flourishing secondary schools, Bradford on Avon is well served for educational needs. For Further Education both Bath and Trowbridge offer University and College opportunities. Just 12 minutes from Bath by train, this honey-stone coloured historic market town is a flourishing community built on centuries of wool and weaving. At the centre of the town lies the Kennet and Avon Canal, with its glorious views and easy accessibility. Bradford on Avon’s mix of fine medieval and Georgian buildings house many thriving independent boutiques, vintage shops, cafes, specialist food purveyors, deli’s and art galleries alongside a wide range of great places to eat. In May the town plays host to a home-grown Arts Festival which attracts opera and jazz enthusiasts.

Bradford on Avon is also close enough to Bath to enjoy the benefits of the City’s rich cultural history, vibrant commercial and retail centre and sporting connections. Don’t miss out on your new home at Brewery Court try WiseMove. Reserve your selected property at Brewery Court and use Juniper Homes’ WiseMove service to help sell your existing home. Juniper Homes WiseMove is supported by Moving Made Easy. Using this professional service 80% of homes sell within 4 weeks. Juniper Homes WiseMove service includes:

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 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.

Our experts arrange competitive valuations on your property at a time to suit you.

This home comes with parking,

Together we decide the best marketing price for your property.

The Holden

Instruct up to three top local estate agents to market your propert, with NO tie in periods.

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.

Carefully check the financial and chain details of anyone who makes an offer on your home. Once sold we deal with all the solicitors and connected parties, making sure you’re your sale runs as smoothly as possible. Supporting you right through to completion and we cover your estate agents fees.*

4 Bedroom

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.

*Fees paid for one agent when appointed as part of the Moving Made Easy service. Terms and conditions apply.

This home comes with a garage and parking.

For more details contact Kingstons Bradford on Avon | Tel: 01225 686045

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property 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 town itself is busy, bustling and a pleasure to stroll around - see if you can spot the peacocks who tend to wander 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. To discuss the homes available and your buying options, including Help to Buy, visit Park Place Sales & Marketing Suite, open daily from 10am to 5pm or call 01249 470605 for more information. redcliffehomes.co.uk

Corsham newlyweds buy Redcliffe home for retirement! Redcliffe Homes' beautiful Corsham development was the dream move for Cleeve and Heather Carter after they were married. "I moved in with Heather, who already lived in Corsham," said 66 year-old Cleeve, "but we needed a bigger place. The Redcliffe development was ideal." Heather, 56, and Cleeve bought a threebedroomed detached 'Sherston' home on the Redcliffe development. "It's a very attractive style of house and at a decent price," said Cleeve. "Inside, everything is finished to such a high specification and the rooms are all a lot bigger than those in most new homes. The added advantage for us is the large garden: my wife insisted we had a south-facing garden to enjoy so this is just perfect - although as I'm retired and she isn't yet, it'll be me enjoying it most to start with!" Redcliffe have indeed managed to build 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. Cleeve adds, "The buying process was all very straightforward and Redcliffe really helped us out along the way - they were brilliant. Once we were in our new home, there was the odd snagging issue as there always is with new homes but again, they dealt with everything courteously and quickly. The houses around us are starting to fill up now and I think it'll be a lovely estate." 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.

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The added advantage for us is the large garden: my wife insisted we had a south-facing garden to enjoy so this is just perfect - although as I'm retired and she isn't yet, it'll be me enjoying it most to start with!

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Created with you in mind. Our Managing Director uses one simple test. A test which has become the company’s mantra. ‘Would we enjoy living here?’ His theory is straightforward. If we would like to live here, you probably would too. Simple as it sounds, this guides our choices from the perfect location to the mood of the lighting.

Park Place, Corsham

The homes in Park Place are perfectly proportioned. They’re also just a short walk from the heart of this quintessentially English market town. The wide range of homes are all individually designed by acclaimed architects and set within rolling Cotswold countryside. Corsham has much to offer. The historic high street has plenty of everyday amenities – and an enviable vibrant atmosphere. Local schools are excellent and cultural pleasures are right on the doorstep. Park Place scores top marks in our test.

Prices from £272,000

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This hisoric market town enjoys a reputation as a flourishing and lively place to live, with a compact centre and thriving commercial life, it has been granted Purple Flag Status for its nightlife. The main shopping areas are on and adjacent to the High Street, Market Place and The Causeway and The Bridge, New Road and Hathaway retail Park. Chippenham is 4 miles south of the M4 and on the mainline rail route from London Paddington to the West Country and just 10 minutes by train to Bath. Current developments:

Bird Marsh View Barratt Homes

Birds Marsh View is within walking distance of good schools and a local Co-Op. The development comprises of 3 and 4 bedroom homes and is part of a wider community which will include new play areas, allotments, a local centre and a primary school. It's great for commuters, with the M4 motorway offering easy access to towns such as Swindon, Bristol and London.

Trowbridge

St Stephen's Place, Trowbridge Located on the edge of the North Wessex Downs your new home will be surrounded by countryside, whilst still within walking distance of Calne town centre. For commuters Chippenham, Swindon and Bath are all within easy reach.

Melksham

Melksham is full of independent shops, plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants, with a regular Tuesday Market. There are many community events that create a strong and vibrant spirit; including the Melksham Music Festival, Carnival, Party in the Park and Melksham Comic Convention, and the Food and River Festival in September. Melksham is gaining in popularity due to its ideal location on the A350, a main gateway to the magnificent Wiltshire countryside. It is also just 10 miles south of junction 17 of the M4 giving it a fantastic location for commuters as well as those that enjoy escaping to the countryside. Current developments:

Bowood View Bellway Homes

HomesBowood View is a development of new homes in Melksham, situated under a mile from the market town centre and commutable to Chippenham, Bath, Bristol and Swindon. Offered in a variety of styles, these 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes will appeal to first-time buyers, families and professionals working in the region.

Westbury

Westbury has seen some major housing developments over the past decade and is attracting more and more families to this small market town. Located on the western edge of the county, its links to some of the coutnies major road networks and a mainline raliway

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station taking you into the capital, its no wonder Westbury is attracting home buyers from far and wide. The Market Place is a charming old square formed by some of the oldest buildings in the town and of course, who can forget the Westbury White Horse which is both the oldest and largest White Horse in Wiltshire. Current developments:

Spinnaker Linden Homes

A mixture of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes in Westbury, Wiltshire. Idyllically situated next to Eden Vale Lake, home to Westbury Sailing club and popular with walkers and anglers alike. Just a mile from the town centre and local schools for all ages, and within easy reach of the Westbury mainline railway station. Market Place, Melksham

Wiltshire's county town has a rich industrial heritage, a beautiful park, play areas and sports facilities, and the town boasts delightful independent shops, a multitude of cafés, pubs and restaurants. The town hosts a weekly market on a Wednesday, featuring local stalls and traders.The recently developed St Stephen’s Place, has boosted the towns nightlife with a 7 screen Odeon cinema as well as a selection of restuarants and bars. Situated just 20 minutes from Bath, with transport links and direct trains to London, Bristol, Bath Southampton and Cardiff, Trowbridge is well – placed to explore the region. Current developments:

Applegate House McCarthy & Stone

Enter retirement in style with award winning apartments form McCarthy & Stone, specialists in luxury living for the over 60s. Enjoy all of the benefits of high end, independent accommodation with the added peace of mind provided by thoughtful details, including a 24-hour emergency call system and improved security.


Five star rating for Barratt Homes for 10th consecutive year Local housebuilder Barratt Homes has just received 5 stars in the new Home Builders Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. This is now the 10th year in a row that Barratt has been awarded 5 stars. Barratt Homes is currently building new homes at Beecham Place in Radstock, Sandridge Place in Melksham, White Horse View in Westbury and Birds Marsh View in Chippenham. The HBF survey asks all customers who have bought a new home whether they would recommend it to a friend. For Barratt to be awarded 5 stars means that more than 90% of its customers are happy to recommend their home. Barratt is the only major national housebuilder to have been rated as 5 star for 10 years in a row.

Over the past 10 years that Barratt has been a 5 star housebuilder more than 57,000 customers have said they are happy to recommend their homes to a friend. This high level of satisfaction comes from the focus Barratt has on quality, design and looking after its customers, particularly post sale. The HBF New Homes Survey is one of the largest surveys of its type in the country, with 50,000 new owners completing it each year. The simple star rating was developed to make it easy for people to understand which housebuilders have the most satisfied customers. Russell Glimstead managing director at Barratt Homes Bristol, said: “To be rated as a 5 star housebuilder for 10 years in a row shows how

much we care about our customers, making sure the homes and the whole buying experience are as good as possible. It takes a lot of hard work from our teams each year to make our customers this happy, but for us it’s the most important thing that we do.” Stewart Baseley, executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation said: “Getting a positive endorsement from the people who buy and live in the homes they build has to be the number one priority for a successful home builder. A 5 star rating demonstrates quite clearly that the processes and culture put in place to achieve this are being implemented effectively across the business. Delivering such high levels of customer satisfaction should provide customers with real confidence in the company and the homes that they build.”


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For more information on all of our developments Call on 0333 355 8490 or visit www.barratthomes.co.uk T&C’s | Offer available on selected plots only. Offer is to choose one deal and cannot be used in conjunction with multiple offers. Terms and conditions apply. Speak to our Sales Advisers for more details, subject to contract and status. Prices correct at time of publishing if mentioned. Images include optional upgrades at additional cost. We reserve the right to extend, reintroduce or amend any such offer as we see fit at any time. Barratt Homes is a brand of BDW TRADING LIMITED (Company Number 03018173), a company registered in England whose registered office is at Barratt House, Cartwright Way, Forest Business Park, Bardon Hill, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 1UF, VAT number GB633481836. Calls to 03 numbers are charged at the same rate as dialling an 01 or 02 number. If your fixed line or mobile service has inclusive minutes to 01/02 numbers, then calls to 03 are counted as part of this inclusive call volume. Non-BT customers and mobile phone users should contact their service providers for information about the cost of calls.


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