Bath VA: Vintage & Antiques Market

Bath offers a rich historical heritage, with its dominant Georgian architecture displayed throughout its streets, much of which is among some of the best examples to be found in the British Isles; so it only makes sense you’ll find a wealth of antiques and collectables in specialist shops dotted around the city.

If you are currently planning on visiting Bath for a city break or a well earned holiday during March, why not come along to the Bath Vintage & Antiques Market. It presents a great day out whilst you enjoy one of the relaxing Bath spa breaks currently on offer. 

You will be able to view a wide range of antiques, furniture, art, ceramics and collectables, all set up under the Victorian vaulted iron and glass roof, providing shelter from the elements to gives you the perfect space to browse this wonderful market.

If you prefer a one stop event where you can find antiques dealers and vendors selling a vast array of antiques & collectables, this is the place for you. The Bath Vintage & Antiques Market takes place at Green Park Station on 25th March from 9.30am until 4pm, with admission completely free.

If you plan to visit the event, why not add it to your itinerary during an extended stay in our luxurious and relaxing Georgian period property for the perfect Bath accommodation.

The Bath Digital Festival

A new and exciting festival is due to take place in the city of Bath during March, the first Bath Digital Festival. The festival will be taking place at various venues across the city from 15 – 25 March and brings together a wide range of exciting events that will allow members of the public to explore the growing digital scene in Bath and get involved in a variety of interesting projects.

Bath is home to a thriving digital scene with a fast-growing digital sector – this includes some leading research being undertaken at the University of Bath and Bath Spa University, with many cutting-edge digital enterprises now based in the city.

So, it only seems natural to celebrate this creativity and the digital influence in the city of Bath with a digital specific festival, which will include a variety of events aimed at opening up the digital scene to the general public.

The range of events vary from competitions for local schoolchildren to city-wide events where members of the public can try their hand at coding or partake in one of the many technology workshops, enjoy some of the digital performances and watch demonstrations by industry specialists. And, if you are a newbie to computers and the internet, you can even attend one of the free ‘Web for the Terrified’ 45 minute workshops to dip your toe in.

For more information about this exciting event, visit the Bath Digital Festival website

To enjoy this new event or other festivals in this famous spa city, be sure to book a stay with Bailbrook Lodge for your luxury Bath bed and breakfast and maybe include one of the relaxing Bath spa breaks currently on offer, whilst you enjoy the range of local culture and attractions in Bath.

Bath Choral Society to perform Monteverdi Vespers at Bath Abbey

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

The city has much cultural significance and offers some great experiences to enjoy throughout the year from many local and international artists. One such event is the forthcoming performance by the Bath Choral Society of the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 at Bath Abbey on Saturday 10th March, starting at 7.30 p.m.

The Bath Choral Society will be performing with seven highly talented soloists; joining them will be the Sackbut Ensemble and the English Cornett, who are winners of the 2011 Gramophone award for Early Music.

In 2010, the Monteverdi Vespers saw renewed popularity during its 400th anniversary, as this reintroduced many music lovers to the richness and quality of the work.

Tickets range from: £8 – £27. For more information, contact the Bath Box Office on 01225 463362 or visit the Bath Box Office website

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 you take in the local culture and attractions.

Fashion at Bath is F@B at the Bath Assembly Rooms

If you are looking to visit Bath soon, stay at a beautiful luxury bed and breakfast for your Bath Accommodation in this beautiful city, and enhance your relaxing break. The spa city of Bath is perfect if you want to experience both a cultural and historic destination, with an excellent range of shops for a spot of retail therapy.

Whether you are afashionista or just enjoy keeping an eye on the ever changing world of fashion, then you might like to attend the forthcoming ‘Fashion@Bath’ (or F@B) event which is taking place on the 14th March at the Bath Assembly Rooms. Fashion at Bath is a charitable event organised by students with the assistance and support of the Bath RAG from the University of Bath. Fashion@Bath gives you a flavour of what’s new in fashion and available from a selection of shops around the city of Bath.

This fashion event sees a selection of Bath’s very own young women and men modelling clothes, showing the latest fashions available on the streets of Bath whilst helping a good cause – the Sue Ryder charity. The charity delivers care and currently operates neurological care centres, various hospices, homecare and community based services around the UK.

The Fashion@Bath show starts at 7pm with a champagne reception. For more information call 01225 383928. Tickets range from £20 -£27 and are available from the ‘Bath Uni Gifts’ website

So, for this amazing fashion event and other attractions in the city, why not include one of the many relaxing Bath spa breaks currently on offer from Bailbrook Lodge?

Miloš Karadaglić Performs at Bath Abbey

The city of Bath is an attractive destination all year round. Whether it’s to enjoy one of the relaxing Bath spa breaks available, to visit one of its many iconic attractions or to sample one of its music and cultural events; it’s sure to offer something for everyone.

March the 8th sees the young Montenegrin classical guitarist, Miloš Karadaglić, perform a special concert at the Bath Abbey.

Noted for causing a sensation within the music industry, the highly acclaimed artist has played sold out audiences at both the Lucerne Festival and the Wigmore Hall, which has now seen the young guitar maestro signing with prestigious Deutsche Grammophon, the German classical record label. Deutsche Grammophon his first album was number one in the Classical Album Charts.

The Bath Abbey concert starts at 7.30 pm and will include works by Albéniz, Villa-Lobos and J.S.Bach. Tickets range from: £10 -£30 and are available from the Bath Box Office: 01225 463362 (Concessions are available).

So, for this classical music treat and other events in the city, be sure to book your luxury Bath bed and breakfast with Bailbrook Lodge and enjoy a relaxing stay in this famous spa city. 

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Comes To Bath

After you have enjoyed one of the relaxing Bath spa breaks which are currently on offer, you might be looking for a little cultural entertainment in this historical city to enhance your therapeutic experience.

Well, if you are the type of person who relishes winter sports or the enjoyment from getting on or off piste activities when you have the opportunity, then the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is probably a show you will not want to miss while you are in Bath.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival has been attracting sold out audiences around the world and is now returning to the Komedia in Bath at 7.30pm on 8 March 2012. This year’s Film Festival will see a brand new line-up of extraordinary short films by leading adventure film makers from around the globe.

‘Exhilarating’ and ‘thought provoking’ are just a couple of ways to describe the viewing experience of the Banff Mountain Film Festival; it will transport you through the big screen to the world’s last great wild places. Visiting remote cultures, you will experience adrenaline packed footage of many action sports such as kayaking, skiing and climbing. This is sure to be both a fun and inspiring evening, with plenty of prize giveaways for the audience.

Tickets range from £10.50 – £12 and can be purchased via the Komedia box office. For more information and details call: 0845 293 8480 or visit the Komedia website.

So, for this and other festival events in the city, be sure to book your luxury Bath accommodation with Bailbrook Lodge bed and breakfast and enjoy a relaxing stay in this famous spa city.

Medieval Media Exhibition at the Royal Photographic Society by Paul Hurst

For many people, a trip to Bath is just the tonic to put a spring in your step and re-charge those batteries, whether you want to enjoy one of the relaxing Bath spa breaks currently on offer or possibly a visit to the Thermae Bath Spa for a tranquil and therapeutic spa experience.   

You can also combine your stay by immersing yourself in some of Bath’s rich culture and possibly visit one of the many museums or exhibitions currently on show to the public. One such exhibition worth a visit is the Medieval Media Exhibition at the Royal Photographic Society by Paul Hurst, which takes place from 1st – 30th March at Fenton House.

Paul Hurst is an extremely talented photographer based in Norfolk and is accomplished within a number of subject matters, but specialises in church and cathedral art and architecture, which has seen him apply his experience to other subjects.

His home county of Norfolk has over 700 medieval churches, which have a rich and extensive history dating back hundreds of years. Paul has managed to capture many of their key features, such as medieval artwork and beautiful screens depicting stories. His aim is to highlight these wonderful historical buildings and encourage people of all ages to go and see the medieval wonders themselves.

This exhibition is completely free for visitors. For more information, call: 01225 325733 or visit the Royal Photographic Society website.

So, for this and other exhibitions in the spa city, be sure to book a stay with Bailbrook Lodge for your luxury Bath bed and breakfast and enjoy a relaxing stay in this beautiful city.

Bath Decorative Antiques Fair at the Pavilion

If you are planning on heading to the cultural city of Bath in Somerset for a city break or a well earned holiday during March, you might want to try to get along to the annual Bath Decorative Antiques Fair whilst you enjoy one of the relaxing Bath spa breaks currently on offer. 

The Bath Decorative Antiques Fair is in its 23rd year and is a much loved event that sees antique traders from around the country showing their wares. The fair takes place from 8th – 10th March 2012 at the Pavilion in Bath city centre.

If you make it along to the first day on the Thursday, the delightful television presenter Kirstie Allsopp will be conducting an awards ceremony at 3pm for the winners of the prestigious ‘Britain’s Best Antiques Shops’ prize, which is part of National Antiques Week. The winners will be selected via an online vote by the general public.

For more information about this Antiques Fair, call: 01225 742240 / 01225 333130 or visit the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair website.

So, for this and other events in the spa city, be sure to book your luxury Bath Accommodation with Bailbrook Lodge and enjoy a relaxing stay in this famous spa city. 

Bath BachFest 2012

It’s that time again for the annual ‘Bath Bachfest’, a two day event in celebration of the works by celebrated German composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.

This year’s Bath Bachfest sees three special concerts spread over two days, featuring a wealth of talented classical musicians playing in the spa city at three prestigious venues. Friday the 24th February at 7.30pm sees Alina Ibragimova – the talented winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2011 – showcasing her Baroque violin skill. The programme will include two of Bach’s popular Violin Concertos, plus some works by Vivaldi and Biber, all being performed the Assembly Rooms.

Saturday the 25th will see acclaimed chamber quartet ‘Florilegium’ performing a two hour daytime concert which will start at 11am at the Guildhall venue in Bath city centre. This is an all-Bach programme and will include many favourites.

The Saturday evening concert starts at 7.30 at the beautiful Bath Abbey and will see the highly acclaimed Retrospect Ensemble making their debut at the Bath Bachfest. The Retrospect Ensemble offers a combination of choir and orchestra, and is directed by Matthew Halls. There will be four celebrated soloists, including the counter-tenor Christopher Ainslie, who will join the choir and orchestra for the performance, making this an extra special occasion.

Ticket prices range from £10 – £32; for booking or more information, call the Box Office on: 01225 463362 or visit the Bath BachFest website.

So, to enjoy this and other musical events in the spa city, be sure to book a stay with Bailbrook Lodge for your luxury Bath bed and breakfast and enjoy this fantastic musical event or one of the relaxing Bath spa breaks currently on offer. 

The Independent Bath Literature Festival

The annual ‘Independent Bath Literature Festival’ takes place in the spa city from March 2 – 11. So, if you are planning a visit to Bath for one of the many Bath spa breaks available during this time, you might like to combine your stay with one of the UK’s most respected literary events.

The Bath Literature Festival first started in 1995 and has grown into one of the country’s most well-established events in the literary calendar. The festival presents the best in local, national and international writers at various venues throughout the centre of Bath.

The Independent Bath ‘LitFest 2012’ is set to be the biggest year so far, featuring a phenomenal line up of events. Highlights set for this year will include authors like Ian Kershaw, Hisham Matar, Giles Gilbert Scott, Stella Rimington, Tony Parsons, Nadine Gordimer and Claire Tomalin.  

General tickets are on sale now from the Bath Festivals Box Office: 01225 463362; or visit the website for more information: http://bathlitfest.org.uk/

So, to enjoy this and other local cultural events, be sure to book a stay with the Bailbrook Lodge for your luxury Bath bed and breakfast and enjoy a relaxing break whilst enjoying this beautiful historical spa city.