The Royal Photographic Society: The Sue MacPherson Exhibition

It just goes to show that aside from the many Bath spa breaks  on offer, the city always offers a wide range culture and entertainment and many of these events are free, just like the Sue MacPherson exhibition at the Royal Photographic Society.

The Dorset based photographer Sue Macpherson has been a member of the Royal Photographic Society (or RPS) for over eight years. Aside from her commissioned UK work and other exhibitions around the British Isles, Sue also dedicates her time photographically to the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund.

So each year Sue travels to the area of ‘Jinja’ in Uganda with the HvSMF to photograph all the schools that the charity is working with. The outcome is this special exhibition, which is made up of photographs depicting the work in Uganda and the people Sue has met; many of these are her own favourite images.

This compelling exhibition is completely free to visit and runs from Monday – Friday, 9.30 – 16.30, now until 28th of February at the Royal Photographic Society, Fenton House, Bath. For further information please contact: 01225 325720 

Make sure you book your Bath Accommodation with Bailbrook Lodge for a relaxing break whilst enjoying this and many of the other exhibitions and attractions around the city.

If you would like to see some of Sue’s photographs, you can visit her website: www.suemacpherson.co.uk

Cass Caswell’s Jazzmaster in Concert in Bath

On February 26th at 3pm, a special charity jazz concert is being staged in Bath. So, for anyone visiting the city for one of the many Bath spa breaks during this time, you might like to enjoy some of the timeless jazz classics being played by Cass Caswell and his Jazzmaster band.

Jazzmaster was formed by Cass Caswell and is comprised of an eight-piece band of professional jazz soloists, which have been headhunted and handpicked from throughout London, Wales, Bristol, the Midlands, Wiltshire and Somerset. The band has a truly masterful style with a varied programme from early 1920s Dixieland jazz right up to bebop, big band classics and modern jazz.

This is a relaxed Café Style Concert and is being staged at the Congyre Hall as a charity event for the Leonard Cheshire Home. Tickets prices start from £8 adv (and you can pay an extra £10 to add a two-course lunch). For booking or more information call: 01761 471245

To enjoy this and other musical events in the beautiful spa city, make sure you book a stay with Bailbrook Lodge for your luxury Bath bed and breakfast and enjoy a relaxing break whilst enjoying the ambiance of Bath and the city’s attractions.

 

Bath Philharmonia and Gary Ryan in Concert at the Theatre Royal

For anyone looking for a city break, the spa city of Bath is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing stay. It is the UK’s number one spa destination, so why not treat yourself to a little pampering with one of the relaxing Bath spa breaks currently on offer? 

The city is full of historical culture and is a centre for cultural events in the South West. One such event is a forthcoming concert which sees one of the world’s leading classical guitarists, Gary Ryan, performing with the Bath Philharmonia in the Bath’s Theatre Royal on Sunday 12th February at 7.30pm.

The Bath Philharmonia is one of the leading professional orchestras in the South West. The concert will feature an evening programme of popular classics which will include: Intermezzo by Mascagni and Symphony No. 4 (Italian) by Mendelssohn, Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar by Rodrigo and Clair de Lune by Debussy.

Tickets prices range from £16 – £29. To book or for more information, call the Box Office on: 01225 448844

For this and other musical events in the spa city, make sure you book a stay with Bailbrook Lodge for your luxury Bath bed and breakfast and enjoy a relaxing break whilst exploring the local culture and attractions.

Simon Callow Celebrates the Life of Charles Dickens in Bath

To celebrate the 2012 bicentennial year of Charles Dickens, the enigmatic Simon Callow, one of Britain’s finest actors, has been chosen to be the face of Dickens during this special year.

On 24th February at 8pm, Simon will appearing at St. Swithins Church in Bath to chat about this historical literary genius and his work, and offer a compelling insight into a life driven by performance.

Simon will also be at the Book Shop, delving into the life of Dickens and also his own acclaimed career. He has starred in a number of Hollywood and English cinema classics like Howards End and Four Weddings and a Funeral, to name just two.

This special evening is a great opportunity to meet the great actor and hear him talk about the life and works of Charles Dickens in this intimate setting.

Tickets prices start from £16, or advance tickets for £8. For more information, call: 01225 789 168.

So, for these and other literary events, be sure you secure your tickets early and organise your stay at Bailbrook Lodge, the luxury Bath bed and breakfast, and relax knowing you have an enjoyable evening’s entertainment ahead. Why not extend your stay and reward yourself with one of the many Bath spa breaks currently on offer?

Calendar Girls at the Theatre Royal, Bath

The West End show triumph and global phenomenon Calendar Girls will be showing at the Theatre Royal. This ever-popular sell-out stage show will be showing from the 6th until the 11th February and is billed as the final ever tour. 

This fun and fruity stage show is based on an inspiring true story and adapted by Tim Firth (from the hit film of the same name). The stage show tells the story of a group of ordinary women, who are all members of an English Women’s Institute, and because of events close to their hearts do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon. The group from the Women’s Institute decide to pose for a charity calendar with a slight difference – they’re nude!

Tickets prices range from £20 – £36. For more information and performance times for this fun, poignant and hilarious stage show, call the Box Office: 01225 448844.

If you are planning to visit Bath for this show or possibly one of the Bath spa breaks currently on offer, make sure you book Bath accommodation, so you can relax at Bailbrook Lodge knowing you have an enjoyable evening of entertainment ahead.

Museum of East Asian Art and the Porcelain Jewels Exhibition

If you are planning a visit to the beautiful city of Bath during the latter part of February for a well earned holiday or maybe one of the many Bath spa breaks currently available, you might like to visit a very special exhibition taking place at the Museum of East Asian Art.

Situated in Bennett Street, just a short distance from The Circus in Bath’s historical city centre, the Museum of East Asian Art hosts one of the most unique collections of East and Southeast Asian art and cultural collections.

The 25th February sees commencement of a very special exhibition called ‘Porcelain Jewels: Figures from the Hirado Mikawachi Kilns of Japan’. The exhibition will be displaying a range of different figures produced at the Hirado Mikawachi kilns. 

For more information and details about this exhibition, contact the Museum on 01225 464640. Don’t forget to book your Bath accommodation, so you can relax knowing you are within easy reach of all Bath’s attractions.

The February Bath Vintage & Antiques Market at Green Park Station

February 26th sees the return of the ever popular Vintage & Antiques Market, which is held at Green Park Station on the last Sunday of every month. So, for anyone visiting the city of Bath for one of the many Bath spa breaks during this time, you might like to visit the Vintage & Antiques Market and do a little bargain hunting.

The venue at Green Park Station is steeped in history and offers covered market space with all the essentials required for a regular market throughout the year. So whatever the weather, you can enjoy a market that features a wealth of traders who offer an extensive selection of their wares, including; antiques and collectables, ceramics, silverware, high quality furniture, upholstery, up-cycled furniture, vintage fashion, militaria, clocks, books, sculpture, paintings and other works from a selection of local artists.

Admission is from 9.30 until 16.00 and is completely free for visitors. There are refreshments available from local food vendors to help fuel you on your bargain hunting search. For further details and information call: 07723 611249.

Half-Term Fun Workshops For Children at the Makery in Bath

If you are visiting the lovely city of Bath during the half-term break and are looking for fun activities to keep the children occupied, how about a two hour fun craft workshop at the Makery in the heart of Bath?

The Makery is well known as one of Bath’s creative hubs, which showcases some of the best hand crafted gifts from some of the finest bespoke craftspeople to be found in the city.

During the half-term holidays, the Makery is offering two unique craft workshops aimed at kids. Children can choose from the Valentines Hearts workshop on Tuesday 14 February, from 10:00 am – 12:00 for ages 7+, costing £15, where children can enjoy learning basic sewing to make love hearts for Valentines Day and choose from lots of fabulous fabrics, beads, ribbons and lace.

Alternatively, there is the Sock Monkeys workshop on Thursday 16 February, from 10:30am – 13:00 which is back by popular demand and aimed at ages 10+, costing £16, where children get to learn how to make a cute sock monkey in this fun 2 hour workshop. For more information call: 01225 421175.

So, for these and other fun activities, plus things to do with your family in Bath, make sure you book a stay with our luxury Bath bed and breakfast at Bailbrook Lodge, which is within easy reach of all the local culture and attractions.

BBC’s Flog It! Comes to the Assembly Rooms in Bath

The historical city of Bath has arguably some of the best examples of Georgian period architecture anywhere in the world, and there couldn’t be a more fitting setting to host the hugely popular BBC programme Flog It!

See members of the public bring their Antiques and collectables for valuation by the Flog It! experts who will then choose a selection of items they feel would be suitable for auction a few weeks later. The Flog It! Organisers aim to give everyone who attends the day with their antiques a valuation of their item.

The Flog It! Evaluation event takes place on the 16 February from 9.30am until 4.00pm and admission to the Flog It! event and valuations is completely free. The Bath episode will be broadcast as part of the eleventh series of the BBC show.

So if you are planning to attend the Flog It! Evaluation event in the spa city, make sure you book a stay with our luxury Bath bed and breakfast at Bailbrook Lodge and enjoy a relaxing break, within easy reach of the local culture and attractions.

Valentine’s Dinner at the Pump Room, Bath

Valentines Day is fast approaching, if you’re looking for a romantic place to spend the evening with your loved one, why not consider the city of Bath. It’s a wonderful location to spend a relaxing break and with such a range of Bath Spa breaks available; it could also offer the perfect getaway during this romantic period.

The annual Valentine’s Dinner at the Pump Room is taking place on the 14th of February. This special Valentines event offers a romantic evening in an intimate setting, beginning with drinks around the Roman Baths. Diners are then invited to feast on a sumptuous four course meal, accompanied by a range of evening entertainment in the elegant Georgian Pump Room restaurant.

This special Valentines Day event is supported by Searcys and the NSPCC, with tickets costing £50.00 per person (with £5.00 for every ticket sold being donated directly to the NSPCC). For more information and details or to book tickets contact Searcys at the Pump Room 01225 444477.