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September 2019

Love Milsom Street

Sat September 21 - Sun September 22
Milsom Street, Milsom Street
Bath,
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Free

During the weekend of the 21st and 22nd September, Milsom Street will be hosting a car-free weekend. Businesses on Milsom Street, Green Street, and in Milsom Place have been invited to spill out onto the street as an extension of their shops, restaurants and bars. With over 35 businesses taking part, plus an assortment of activities and promotions taking place throughout the weekend, there will be plenty to enjoy, including shopping, food and entertainment. If none of that takes your…

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WHY Family Fun Day

Sun September 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Rook Lane Chapel, Bath Street
Frome, BA11 1DN
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Beat the post-school holiday blues at our family fun day, featuring not one but TWO local legends. Write an original song with Rocktopus and take part in a storytelling workshop, magic wand making session and book signing with Michelle Robinson, author of books including 'Ten Fat Sausages' and 'Goodnight Spaceman', which was read by astronaut Tim Peake all the way from the International Space Station! There will also be stalls from a range of local family-friendly businesses, a bouncy castle,…

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Bath Children’s Literature Festival

Fri September 27 @ 9:00 am - Sun October 6 @ 5:00 pm BST

The Bath Children’s Literature Festival, the largest dedicated children’s literature festival in Europe, always offers a vibrant array of talks and activities for children. Our artistic directors, John and Gill McLay, secured a world-class line up which thrilled young book lovers. Putting fun and laughter first, the festival was a chance for children and young people to meet the creators of their literary heroes, see illustrations come to life and fuel their imaginations.

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Bath Children’s Literature Festival – Dougie Poynter

Fri September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
The Forum, The Forum 1A Forum Buildings
Bath, BA1 1UG
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£9.50

Join McFly’s Dougie Poynter as he discusses why Plastic Sucks! with the One Show’s Lucy Siegle. Dougie will be talking about his new book and drawing from his own experiences, sharing easy tips to cut down our plastic use and help protect our environment. Together we can make a difference! Family & Age 8+ Sponsored by Royal High School

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Bath Children’s Literature Festival – Cressida Cowell

Sat September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST
Guildhall Bath, High Street
Bath, BA1 5AW
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£8

Meet bestselling author and creator of How To Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell. Cressida will be talking about her latest book, Knock Three Times, from the hugely popular The Wizards of Once series. Come and hear about her inspiration and top tips on writing and creating your own characters. Magic! AGE 7+ Sponsored by Carousel

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Bath Children’s Literature Festival – Oscar the Hungry Unicorn

Sat September 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am BST
Guildhall Bath, High Street
Bath, BA1 5AW
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£6.50

Oscar the Unicorn has eaten his stable so he needs to find somewhere else to live. Not easy if you’re a unicorn who eats everything in sight! Will Oscar ever find a place to call home? Meet his creator, Lou Carter, in this playful storytime event and discover the hungriest unicorn in fairyland! AGE 4+

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Bath Children’s Literature Festival – Shaun the Sheep Model Making Workshop

Sat September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST
The Forum, The Forum 1A Forum Buildings
Bath, BA1 1UG
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£15

Aardman Animations, creators of Wallace & Gromit and Early Man, give you the chance to make your very own clay character of Shaun the Sheep from their new film, Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon! These fun, hands-on modelling workshops are led by one of their expert model makers. Ask questions and get top tips about animation techniques! This is a family event, so adults and children can all enjoy making a model. Please purchase a ticket for every person taking…

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Bath Children’s Literature Festival – Harry Hill

Sat September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST
The Forum, The Forum 1A Forum Buildings
Bath, BA1 1UG
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£9.50

Join the comedy superstar of TV Burp and You’ve Been Framed Harry Hill for an hour of hilarious, side-splitting fun as he presents his latest children’s book all about Matt Millz – Britain’s youngest comedian, in Matt Millz on Tour. Don’t miss Britain’s favourite comedian; back in Bath by popular demand! AGE 7+ Family Sponsored by Novia

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Bath Children’s Literature Festival – Yuval Zommer’s Big Book of Birds

Sat September 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am BST
Bath Central Library, The Podium, Northgate Street
Bath, BA1 5AN
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£6.50

Why is a flamingo pink? Is a bald eagle really bald? Discover the best facts about some of the world’s most magnificent birds in this interactive drawing session from top author and illustrator Yuval Zommer. You can create your own unique feathered creatures to impress your friends. AGE 7+

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Bath Children’s Literature Festival – Exploring our Blue Planet

Sat September 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am BST
Masonic Hall, Old Orchard Street
Bath, BA1 1JU
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£7.50

Presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff shares her illustrated book The Sea in this very special event. Delve into the depths of the mysterious world of our deepest oceans and discover the amazing animals that populate our waters. Hear about Miranda’s exciting career, the amazing creatures she’s met and how important it is to protect them. AGE 7+

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Bath Children’s Literature Festival – Nibbles the Book Monster!

Sat September 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am BST
Bath Cricket Club, North Parade Bridge Road
Bath, BA2 4EX
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£6.50

Nibbles The Book Monster is back! Join Emma Yarlett as she tells the story behind her new book-eating monster adventure. Nibbles is eating his way through our book shelves… can we catch him? With craft and storytelling, come and help Nibbles get back to where he properly belongs. AGE 4+

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Bath Children’s Literature Festival – History Alive: Emma Carroll

Sat September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm BST
Guildhall Bath, High Street
Bath, BA1 5AW
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£7

A sinking boat. A girl in disguise. A disappearing sea. Join Emma Carroll, amazing author of Letters from the Lighthouse and Secrets of a Sun King as she launches her brand new historical adventure, The Somerset Tsunami. Hear about local superstitions, a fight for survival and a real-life-inspired torrential flooding! AGE 8+

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