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Discover the countryside in the city

A NEW guidebook from the National Trust should encourage visitors and Bath residentsto explore the Bath countryside, particularly on the skyline looking down on the beautiful Georgian city. The fully-illustrated guidebook contains three circular walking routes and a foreword by former Bath resident and celebrity baker Mary Berry. Bath was a social hotspot for Georgians…

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Jump in and join the Bath Festivals

BATH Festivals, combining the city’s long-established music and literary festivals, opens on 19th May with the always eagerly anticipated Party in the Park, followed by nine days of varied and exciting events. The line up includes some of the world’s best known authors, a debate on the American political scene, three months into Donald Trump’s…

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Food and farming at Bridport Arts Centre

ARTS environment campaign group Cape Farewell and Dorset’s Arts Development Company have worked together to stage FarmART, at Bridport Arts Centre’s Allsop Gallery. Food is fundamental to life. The way we produce it is the most pressing issue of our times. This exhibition at Bridport Art Centre will feature three projects. Exchange is the result…

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A first taste of Wells Festival of Literature

ONE of the longest-running literature festivals in the country celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. New chairman Richard Manning says: “As well as the ten days of the Festival itself, we can announce that Simon Jenkins, author, journalist and previous chairman of the National Trust, will be coming to talk about his book England’s Cathedrals,…

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Remembering Aleppo – Bridport LitFest event

ALEPPO is in ruins, its people dead or scattered across the Middle East and Europe, its famous bazaars shattered, its beautiful buildings scarred and broken by mortar shells. Formerly the pinnacle of cultural and economic power in the region, this once-great city used to be one of the legendary hubs of the Middle East, before…

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Film and memories at Cerne Abbas

WINDROSE Rural Media Trust, and Cerne Historical Society are putting on an evening of archive film and audience participation at Cerne Abbas village hal on Saturday 22nd April. Windrose is a West Country-based charity which has been collecting oral history for 30 years and has an extensive collection of audio and film recordings. The films…

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From Page to Screen – books in the cinema

BRIDPORT’s unique literature and film festival, From Page to Screen, returns from 19th to 23rd April, with a compelling selection of film adaptations of books over the past half century, including some recent Oscar winners. This year’s festival has been curated by Nick Marston, the chairman of the theatre, film and television department at Curtis…

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Komedia screening for Bath’s community film

BATH’s Komedia comedy, film and music venue will host the first preview screening of The Day That Broke, a community feature film involving nearly 200 local people that has been created on location over 100 days in Bath and Bristol. The screening is on Wednesday 19th April. For this ambitious project Theatre Royal Bath’s Engage…

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