Priston Festival near Bath

If you are heading to Bath around the 16th to the 18th of September and you enjoy a good music festival in the heart of the English countryside, well why not head along to the annual “Priston Festival 2011”.

 The village of Priston is just south from the outskirts of the spa city of Bath. It is a small village and every year stages it’s locally renowned Priston Festival which features a relaxed and friendly celebration of live music and culture which is all centred on the free outdoor stage in a beautiful rural village setting.

 As the festival is on a small scale it is very appealing to families and people wanting a chilled out and relaxed festival atmosphere with free activities and music to enjoy in the heart of the village throughout the weekend and Fringe-style events in the pub. This years Priston Festival offers a comprehensive mix of live music with; world music, traditional jazz, blues, rock, classical, as well the traditional country Morris dancing. Plus there are plenty of side shows and workshops for children and adults wanting enjoy the party atmosphere.

 This is a non-camping event so if you are looking for the best in luxury Bath accommodation and Bath Spa Breaks then come and stay in a beautiful Georgian period country house with a relaxing atmosphere. Bailbrook Lodge bed and breakfast is situated 1½ miles from Bath city centre or a 5 minute drive, located in a peaceful and relaxed location overlooking well kept gardens.

 

Mostly Mozart by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Bath

The internationally renowned and critically acclaimed ‘Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’ will be performing a special concert entitled “Mostly Mozart” at Bath Abbey in the spa city of Bath on Thursday 15th September at 7.30pm.

 “La Finta Giardiniera” is the overture to one of Mozart’s lesser known operas. It was composed when Mozart was just mere 18 years old in 1775. In this piece the hallmarks of his emerging genius are already apparent. Despite a welcomed reception after just three performances it was to disappear from the mainstream repertoire, until the 1970’s when the complete opera score was rediscovered.

 It was composed at a point of his life that is somewhat surrounded in mystery, in 1774. Mozart’s Symphony No.29 is unusual in its opening when compared to his other symphonies, in that it begins relatively gently. A masterpiece of his youth, it has been described as “the richest and most dramatic piece Mozart had written up to this time”. Entry price starts from £8 and there is a minimum age of 4 years old.

 So if you are looking for the best in luxury Bath accommodation and Spa Breaks then come and stay in a beautiful Georgian period country house with a relaxing atmosphere. Bailbrook Lodge bed and breakfast is situated only 1½ miles from Bath city centre or a 5 minute drive, within a peaceful and relaxed location.

Jane Austen: Putting Pen to Paper in Bath

If you enjoy the books of celebrated author Jane Austen and you are visiting the historical Spa city of Bath during the middle to the end of September, then you are going to be in for a real literary treat. As the exhibition called ‘Jane Austen: Putting Pen to Paper’ opens at the Bath Preservation Trust at 1 Royal Crescent, Bath.

Jane Austen lived in the city of Bath from 1801 to 1806 and based two of her six published novels on the location of the Bath area, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. This special Jane Austen exhibition, includes a rare set of first editions written by Jane which are on loan from a private collector, the exhibition also reveals more about the life of her novels and also looks at the craftsmanship of book production during the 18th century.

So in keeping with the Jane Austen period and the best in luxury Bath accommodation come and stay in a beautiful Georgian period country house with a relaxing atmosphere. Bailbrook Lodge bed and breakfast Bath is situated 1½ miles from the city centre or a 5 minute drive, located in a peaceful location overlooking the well kept gardens. 

Jane Austen Festival in Bath

 

A writer that has left her mark on English literature forever, with novels known and loved throughout the world such as; Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma just to name but a few, Jane Austen was a force to be reckoned with in the 18th century.

 Today she is also well known world-wide because of the many adaptations of her work which have since been made into TV series and big budget blockbuster films from Hollywood. So it seems appropriate the there is a dedicated festival in Bath celebrating her work and life.

 The “Jane Austen Festival” in Bath is an annual event and this year takes place between the 16th and the 24th of September. It attracts many fans and lovers of Jane Austen’s work from not just the UK, but from all over the world. Many fan’s turn up or hire “Regency period” costume to immerse themselves fully in the world of the famous writer and her work. This years Jane Austen Festival takes place at different venues at various locations in Bath with a range of events taking place every day to commemorate Jane Austen.

 What better Bath accommodation is there than a beautiful Georgian period country house with optional Bath Spa Breaks whilst visiting the Jane Austen Festival? The Bailbrook Lodge bed and breakfast is the perfect choice with a peaceful atmosphere and a relaxed location overlooking the well kept gardens, Bailbrook Lodge is situated 1½ miles from Bath city centre or a 5 minute drive.

 

Bath Festival of Children’s Literature

 

For some great days out for all the family and a treat for children (even the grown up ones), why not head along to the Spa city of Bath in Somerset to experience the annual “Daily Telegraph Bath Festival of Children’s Literature”.

The Daily Telegraph Bath Festival of Children’s Literature is the UK’s largest dedicated festival which celebrates children’s book reading and their authors. You can choose from 90+ ticketed events which take place in and around several historic and modern city centre venues within Bath, which have been aimed primarily at children and their families to enjoy.

A key factor and aim of the festival is to inspire and entertain all of its’ young attendees, with the added bonus giving them the chance to meet their favourite authors and illustrators at the daily events. The Bath Festival of Children’s Literature aims to offer something for children of all ages, from babies to teenagers, and for parents and adults interested in reading new material to their children, so the festival really has something for everyone.

So to find the best in child friendly Bath accommodation while staying in a luxury B&B, with optional Bath Spa Breaks - why not stay at Bailbrook Lodge bed and breakfast? A beautiful Georgian period country house with a relaxing atmosphere, which is situated 1½ miles from Bath city centre or a 5 minute drive, located in a peaceful and relaxed location overlooking the well kept gardens. 

 

The National Gardening Show at The Bath & West Showground

 

If you are heading to the spa city of Bath around the 2nd of September and have green fingers or you are a lover of all things to do with gardening, then you are in for a real treat as the annual three day National Gardening Show is at The Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet, just to the south of the city.

There will be an eclectic mix of garden displays, fantastic floral arrangements, displays of fruits and vegetables as well as side shows and exhibitions from many of the trade stands that are displaying their wares. Also featured will be a selection of horticultural experts and TV gardening celebrities who will be available to give unique expert advice how to make the most of your garden.

So if you are looking for the best in luxury Bath accommodation and Spa Breaks then come and stay in a beautiful Georgian period country house with a relaxing atmosphere; Bailbrook Lodge bed and breakfast is situated 1½ miles from Bath city centre or a 5 minute drive, located in a peaceful and relaxed location overlooking well kept gardens.