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.

The Magician’s Daughter at the Theatre Royal Bath

As the nights are drawing in and autumn is upon us, it is also that time of year when there is some great entertainment for children in the lead up to Halloween and the pantomime season, this is a magical time.

Talking of magic, there is an exceptional play coming up for children from the 20th – 22nd October called “The Magician’s Daughter”. This wonderful play is being held at “The Egg”, in the Theatre Royal Bath, which is produced by theLittle Angel Theatre company in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

This is a delightful production for children, which is currently touring the UK, with a story that has been inspired by Shakespeare’s story of The Tempest. This magical story is played out by puppets with a mix of music and songs along the way. It offers a light hearted and fun introduction to the world of Shakespeare.

If you enjoy theatre and you are looking for other similar types of entertainment for your children, why not have a weekend family break in Bath and enjoy a relaxing stay in Bath Accommodation at the Bailbrook Lodge bed and breakfast.


The Bath Prize Exhibition of Paintings

The Bath Prize is an annual painting competition. This year the competition is celebrating work produced in the summer of 2011 and artists have been encouraged to produce at least one painting inspired by a specified location in the heart of the Georgian city.

This competition is open to both professional and amateur painters at all levels and has been designed to produce a varied portrait interpretation of Bath.

For anyone wanting to view or purchase any of these works, there will be a special viewing of around 150 works by a wide range of artists who have given their portrait view of the City during the summer of 2011. The Bath Prize Exhibition of Paintings will be held from the 21st – 27th October at The Octagon Gallery, Milsom Place, Bath; admission is completely free.

So to see this collection of Art and other galleries displaying many other types of art and crafts in Bath, why not make a weekend of it and enjoy a relaxing stay at a Bath bed and breakfast.

City of London Sinfonia at the Wiltshire Music Centre near Bath

A classical musical treat is in-store for anyone who loves chamber music because on the 21st October at 7:30pm the “Grammy Award” winning City of London Sinfonia will be playing at the Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford-on-Avon near Bath.

City of London Sinfonia are one of the UK’s leading professional chamber orchestras, who are based in the heart of London and are always committed to delivering unforgettable musical experiences and outstanding performances, in diverse venues throughout London, throughout the UK and around the world.

This concert features three outstanding soloists plus a richly rewarding programme including; one of Mozart’s best-loved symphonies, Shostakovich’s first piano concerto, Rossini’s String Sonata and a sublime arrangement of Weber’s romantic quintet.

So if you are a classical musical lover, get in touch now with the box office for tickets. Additionally you might like to turn your trip into a weekend break and enjoy one of the many Bath Spa breaks available, so get in touch with Bailbrook Lodge and see what we have to offer.


Simon Callow at Theatre Royal in Bath

Simon Callow a big star of the silver screen is coming to Somerset’s spa city to star at the Theatre Royal, Bath, from the 10th to the 15th October. The much loved Simon Callow will be performing in two forthcoming productions which were originally written by Charles Dickens and have been adapted by Patrick Garland.

Simon Callow who has starred in a number of Hollywood and English cinema classics like; Four Weddings and a Funeral, A Room with a View and Howards End to name just few, is a widely regarded and celebrated English actor in both cinema and theatre.

The virtuoso storyteller brings to life two one-man Charles Dickens plays, “Dr Marigold” and “Mr Chops”. Proof that this really is absorbing theatrical entertainment at its best was a the sell-out run throughout London.



These are real classic performance pieces, which were even hugely popular when Charles Dickens performed them on many of his famed reading tours, these modern day performances are homage to a classic English writer.



So, for these and other classical Dickens’ theatrical adaptations, be sure you secure your tickets early and organise your Bath Accommodation soon, so you can make a night of it and relax knowing you have an enjoyable evening of entertainment ahead.


Antony and Cleopatra at the Rondo Theatre in Bath

For those of you that like a good theatre drama, this could be one an October highlight. Showing at the Rondo Theatre in Bath from the 12th to the 15th is the classic tragedy “Antony and Cleopatra” written by William Shakespeare.  

This is a colourful production, which displays the splendour of the Roman Empire and the glamour of Egypt during Antony’s reign. The story depicts one of the most famous love stories in history, which follows the relationship between Cleopatra, an Egyptian Queen, and Mark Antony, a military general of the Roman Empire, which ends dramatically.

So, if you would like a theatrical treat and to see a splendid production of the Shakespearean classic, then make sure you book your tickets early and organise your Bath Accommodation to enjoy the spa city of Bath and all it has to offer.

Love Food Autumn Festival in Bath

The hugely popular “Love Food Autumn Festival” returns to Bath this weekend. This year’s festival promises to be a real haven for food lovers. The event is being held at Green Park Station on the 9th of October.

The Love Food Autumn Festival will bring together over 50 of the West Country’s finest producers to give a real treat to your taste buds. The festival will be featuring everything from freshly baked bread to artisan cheeses, grass fed beef to locally produced oils, with many other locally produced products such as fruit and vegetables, chilli sauce, spices, sausages, jam, cakes, pate’s, pies, honey, wine, ales and much more. 

There will be a picnic area where visitors can enjoy some of the food purchased at the event, or to try some of the food being served by local take away food vendors. For children there will be a dedicated children’s room, where they can enjoy a range of activities centred on the theme of food.

If you fancy a weekend of gastronomic delights and food experiences in Bath this could be just the event for you. For your ideal accommodation come and stay in our Bath bed and breakfast which is set in a luxury Georgian period property with a relaxing atmosphere.