An Urban Odyssey at Photography Exhibition in Bath

From Friday 4th November, the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution will host an exhibition of new media art by photographer and artist David Lewis-Baker. Mr Lewis-Baker is a Bath resident and many of his photos feature locations from around the city, or work by local craftsmen.

Defining himself as a new media artist, David Lewis-Baker’s photographs are much more than just a snapshot; each is the result of the careful use of a variety of different digital processing techniques, creating a wealth of different styles and effects throughout the exhibition.

He has also been influential in setting up the Bath & Wessex Fine Art and Photography digital gallery, allowing people from all over the world to contribute to a collection of beautiful images taken in Bath, or for those living in the surrounding area to make their own art available.

The exhibition runs until November 17th and David Lewis-Baker himself will give a free talk at 7.30pm on November 11th. This is an excellent opportunity to involve yourself in Bath’s thriving cultural landscape during your stay in our Bath bed and breakfast.


Classic Childrens Story Performed at The Egg in Bath

November 4th & 5th will see what’s sure to be a superb production put on at The Egg in Bath. Olivier Award winning Mike Kenny has adapted children’s classic ‘Stig of the Dump’ into a stage performance that blends puppetry and performance.

The Egg is part of the Theatre Royal and has been specially designed for families with young children. The space is cosier and friendlier than most theatres, and set out so that children can feel they are part of the production instead of passive observers. It’s a setting that ensures a captive audience who will find themselves drawn into a world created by the performers.

‘Stig of the Dump’ tells the tale of Stig, a caveman living in a chalk pit used for dumping rubbish, and his friendship with Barney, a young boy whose grandmother’s garden backs onto the dump and who stumbles upon Stig during the summer holidays.

Performances are at 10.00am and 1.30pm on Friday 4th November and 11.30am and 3.00pm on Saturday 5th November. For more information on this performance while you are enjoying one of our Bath Spa breaks, call the Theatre Royal on 01225 823409 or visit their website.


Bath’s 2011 Firework Display

Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated all over the UK with huge bonfires and firework displays. It’s a great opportunity to head out and really feel part of something, and Bath’s 2011 firework display, happening on Bonfire Night itself, will allow you to enjoy what’s sure to be a fantastic display in this beautiful city.

Tickets for the event are already on sale and can be bought from Bath Building Society and Bath Rugby Ticket Office. The event has been organised by Bath Rotary Club and Bath University’s Students Union, and will be Bath’s biggest firework display yet, allowing residents and visitors alike to enjoy a visual spectacular.

If you want to spend a November evening watching the sky light up, then this is a perfect chance to do so. Gates open at 7.00pm and the display itself will begin at 8.15. What makes this firework display even better is the knowledge that, afterwards, you can return to your luxurious, comfortable and, above all, warm Bath bed and breakfast.


Bath Vintage & Antiques Market

The spa city of Bath has a deep and rich historical heritage, so it makes sense that you can find a wealth of antiques and collectables in and around such a place. However, you might find that the numerous antique dealers and galleries aren’t quite enough for you, which is why the last Sunday of every month sees the Bath

The Bath Vintage & Antiques Market takes place at Green Park Station on the 30th of October and shows off a wide array of antiques and collectables.

take place at Green Park Station. The next three gatherings will be even better as the special Christmas markets take place.

The various stalls, displaying a wide array of antiques, art, furniture, ceramics and collectables, are all set up under the 130 year old vaulted iron and glass roof, providing shelter from the elements and giving you the perfect space to browse this wonderful market.

To add to the atmosphere, there will be live music from “Buskers Festival”, in addition to the Bath Pig Chorizo BBQ and the Dick Willows Cider Bar, each providing some welcome refreshment during your bargain hunting experience.

If you plan to visit this event, why not make a holiday of it and book a stay in our luxurious and relaxing Georgian period property for the perfect Bath accommodation?

A Halloween Ball at the Roman Baths

The Roman Baths are one of Bath’s most popular attractions and an essential destination if you want to truly experience the city. They also provide a unique setting for special events, allowing guests to walk on 2000-year-old Roman pavements and admire the grand architecture of the Baths as night falls around them.

If an evening of cocktails, canapés and fancy dress in the Roman Baths and the Pump Room, a beautiful Georgian building constructed in 1795, sounds like an ideal complement to your stay in our Bath Bed and Breakfast, then the Spooky Ball is the perfect event for you.

Halloween dress is essential and prizes are available for the best costumes, judged under the torchlight which will illuminate the Baths. A special cocktail menu will allow you to choose from appropriately named drinks, including Vampire’s Kiss and Witches’ Brew, whilst dinner will consist of the delightful Graveyard Goulash or Hubble Bubble Pumpkin Pot with sides of Braised Blood Cabbage and Frankenstein’s Brains. The dessert is Dracula’s Revenge, a chocolate torte served with blood-red berry coulis.

The ball takes place on October 28th and runs from 7pm until 1am. Tickets are £35 per person and can be booked from Searcys, the event organisers.


Bath Philharmonia Perform in Bath Abbey

Bath Philharmonia has only been running for ten years, but the orchestra has already received national recognition and critical acclaim for its talent, technique and innovative approach to performance, whether playing contemporary pieces or classical masterworks.

If you’re enjoying Bath spa breaks with us on Thursday 27th October, you’ll have the chance to catch the orchestra performing in its home city. The magnificent Bath Abbey will host the ‘Conjure…’ concert, the programme of which is suitably dark for a performance taking place so close to Halloween, including Saint Saens’ ‘Danse Macabre’, Dukas’ ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ and two pieces from Berlioz’s ‘The Damnation of Faust’.

The evening begins at 7.30pm, and the orchestra is led by Jason Thornton. Tickets are available now from the Bath Box Office website and are priced between £5 and £28. This is an excellent opportunity to see one of the country’s foremost orchestras playing in a fantastic setting.

Dance Theatre Comes to Bath

The world of dance theatre explodes onto the stage at Bath Spa as Award winning choreographer Jean Abreu brings ‘INSIDE’ to the city on the 28th October. The show was a dance hit during the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with sold out performances and standing ovations to this remarkable show.

The show ‘INSIDE’ draws an unusual parallel from the boredom and frustration of prison life, representing it instead through an aura of elegance and beauty. It is the latest show to come from the Brazilian born Jean Abreu, an expert in the field of choreography and dance.

Music will be provided for the event by the critically acclaimed band 65daysofstatic, a group quickly gaining international credibility for their unorthodox, ‘off the wall’ approach to music. They have gained positive attention through a strive to create their own style of music, Their Fourth album ‘We Were Exploding Away’ received tremendous reviews and has currently sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.

The performance is at 8pm at Bath Spa University, in the University theatre. If you are planning to attend the frantic world of dance theatre, why make a Weekend break of it by booking into a Bath Bed and Breakfast like Bailbrook Lodge.  

The Fine Cheese Festival in Bath

Anyone looking for a different kind of event this autumn would do well to attend “The Fine Cheese Festival” at Milsom Place. This great event is being held in the Spa city of Bath on Saturday the 29th of October and is a great event to attend, especially if you are a foodie! Plus the Fine Cheese Festival is completely free admission to all visitors.

As Somerset is home to the famous “Cheddar Cheese” from the village of Cheddar, in the Mendip Hills, what better way of paying homage to such heritage.

The event is organised by the Fine Cheese Company and has 20 of the finest artisan cheese producers from around the British Isles and Ireland attending. Visitors can sample the produce, meet the cheese makers and chat about their various cheeses and their processes.

It is an all-day event and features many UK award winning cheese makers, some of which are still making their unpasteurised Cheddar bound in cloth, which is a traditional technique.

So for this and other gastronomic events in the Spa city why not make a weekend break and book some Bath accommodation too, so you can enjoy a relaxing and tasty weekend.


Oktoberfest at Bath Racecourse

For many people a Bath bed and breakfast or a hotel is an ideal accommodation choice when visiting the Somerset Spa city, especially when you are taking a well earned mini-break or holiday in this historic location.

If you are a fan of horse racing, enjoy the glitz and glamour of a day at the races; why not head over to Bath racecourse on the 16th of October for a special end of season event. As this month sees the season finale of the racing fixtures at Bath Racecourse, with the added celebratory Oktoberfest style event which includes the days racing events in the ticket price.

Expect a fun filled event with all the excitement and a thrilling atmosphere of a day’s horse racing, added with the extra dimension of the beer festival so you can enjoy a wide selection of continental beers, with live music throughout the afternoon. This is sure to be an exciting and enjoyable day out for everyone.


Seven for a Secret, never to be told: by the Rambert Dance Company

The historical city of Bath is the leading Spa destination in the United Kingdom, with so many Bath Spa breaks or Spa options which include luxury accommodation, it’s no wonder Bath is growing in popularity.

From an entertainment perspective the Spa city of Bath has always been known for its diverse and broad range of culture on tap, this has never been more typical than now with a wide variety of acts and plays that can be seen at the local Theatres.

One such highlight this month is at the Theatre Royal in Bath, where the “Rambert Dance Company” returns to the Theatre Royal with a new breathtaking performance from the 20th to the 22nd of October. The dance company’s latest must-see repertoire is entitled “Seven for a Secret, never to be told”, the performance adds a touch of magical humour to an amazing performance.

The musical score is based on Ravel’s “L’enfant et les sortilèges”, which has been adapted by Stephen McNeff, the score will be played live by their very own Rambert Orchestra, which is sure to make this a very special evening.