Image: Clair Strong Interior Design
I’ve been to some really great events in Bath recently and I keep kicking myself for not remembering to share them here on the blog. Bath is such a vibrant city, with an incredible arts and music scene. There’s always something happening; exhibitions, gigs, festivals (like the popular Bath Fringe Festival and the Bath International Music Festival which in May celebrated its 68th year). And most of it is family friendly too.
So here’s my round-up of some of the most exciting events to happen this summer. Whether you’re a proud local or coming in from further afield, these will be well worth a visit:
A Room of Their Own: Lost Bloomsbury Interiors 1914-30, Victoria Gallery, 11 June – 4 Sept
A fascinating exhibition for lovers of iconic interior design. Recreating several of the lost interiors on which Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant worked in the early 20th century. This exhibition reunites paintings and objects that have not been seen together in over 50 years.
Bath Boules Fest, June 17-19
Bath Boules is a summer party with a French twist, held every year in Queen’s Square. Highlights include a boules tournament (anyone can enter the competition) and food festival with fancy dress and lots of booze. All in aid of charity too!
Bath Carnival, 16th July
This year’s theme is Amazonas – a Brazilian state named after the Amazon River. Inspired by Rio Carnival, where people come together to represent their community. Bath Carnival is a vibrant day of music, dancing and costumes.
Bath Folk Festival, Aug 6 -14
Now in its 7th year, Bath Folk Festival is an exciting and diverse music event. The festival showcases some of the best folk acts from around the world alongside a host of other activities including a summer school and dance workshops.
Bath Kids Literature Festival, 30 Sept – 9th Oct
Bath Kids Literature Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the UK. Boasting 120 events over 10 days the event includes talks, readings and workshops with some of the biggest names in children’s literature.