Friday 23 June to Sunday 1 October 2017
Tapestry: Here & Now celebrates the vibrancy of tapestry-weaving today. The exhibition brings together the work of international makers to showcase the most innovative approaches to the art of contemporary tapestry. £10/£9 concs/ Free to all Museum Members.
Alongside British tapestry weavers, the exhibition features artists from Australia, Norway, Latvia, Japan and the USA with over 20 artists represented, including Erin Riley, Caron Penney, Ai Ito, Jilly Edwards, Yasuko Fujino and Fiona Rutherford. Their work explores themes of enduring relevance including how we respond to nature and the urban environment, how tapestry can tell personal and political stories, and the skill of the hand-made.
Enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of the city of Bath.
Tower Tours offer the chance to go behind the scenes and look at the Abbey from a very different perspective. The fully guided tour takes around 45 minutes. On your way up, you will get to visit the ringing chamber and bell chamber, stand on top of the Abbey's vaulted ceiling, and even sit behind the clock face. Once up on the roof you will have the best vantage point in Bath to enjoy spectacular views of our beautiful city and see right into the countryside. There are 212 steps to the top of the Tower arranged in two spiral staircases with an opportunity to rest in between. Tickets can be purchased from the Abbey shop on the day only. Group bookings need to be booked in advance. Tower tours closed sundays. bathabbey.org
Address: Komedia Bath, 22-23 Westgate Street, Bath, BA1 1EP
Box Office 0845 293 8480
Award winning comedy every Saturday night, staged in the Chortle Award winning ‘Best Venue in Wales and the West’. A night of the best in live stand-up comedy features three established high profile acts and the best comperes in the business. A chance to enjoy our award winning, locally sourced food and to stay on free for our critically acclaimed club night.
The unique evening entertainment that appeals to everyone. You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath. You'll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us? Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)
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PLASTIC OCEAN + intro and Q&A with cameraman Mike Pitts.
Saturday 22 April 2017
New events, enticing exhibitions and an enduring appeal of architecture, history and spa culture ensure that the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath continues to be a tempting place to visit in the new year.
Unlike other cities with cloned high streets, branded hotels and chain restaurants, Bath offers something really different, making it an exciting place to explore. Independent shops and boutiques line the city's shopping streets and restaurants unique to Bath serve a delicious choice of international cuisine. If staying in the city, choose from one of the independently-run bed and breakfasts or hotels that offer a personal service and a very comfortable stay.
2000 years of spa culture
Blessed with the only natural hot springs in the UK, Bath's story has been shaped by its waters, and it has had spa culture at its heart from its very humble beginnings. Today, relaxation and pampering is the order of the day, and with Bath being home to a number of top spa facilities, this is the city in which to indulge. Experience 'Spas Ancient & Modern' - a special spa package that spans 2,000 years. Vouchers can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre or online via visitbathshop.co.uk. The voucher includes a spa session at the Thermae Bath Spa, entry to the ancient Roman Baths and a Champagne afternoon tea or lunch in the Pump Room - a perfect way to discover Bath's fascinating historic and modern spa culture.
One of the reasons Bath was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status was thanks to its incredible architecture. The best way to see all the highlights is by joining an organised tour, and there are plenty of ways to explore in Bath - bus tours, boat trips, walking tours and even chauffeur-driven options are just some of the choices available to visitors. Alternatively, download the free World Heritage Site audio tour that takes listeners on a journey through Bath's unique history and architecture.
Re-discover one of the UK's top attractions at the Roman Baths. Even visitors who have been before will be fascinated by the new interpretation and displays following a recent investment. Around the heart of the World Heritage Site and using Britain's only hot springs, the Romans built an impressive temple and bathing complex with much remaining to this day. Walk on ancient pavements where Romans walked, see the extensive ruins and enjoy the beautifully preserved treasures from the spring.
One of Bath’s leading attractions, No.1 Royal Crescent. Following a major project to reunite its original 18th Century servant's wing with the rest of the house. The refurbishment has doubled the number of rooms open to the public to create a brand new extended historic house museum. In the twentieth century the lease for No.1 was split with the original service wing being sold separately as No.1a Royal Crescent. The £5 million project has restored No.1a with the main building increasing the exhibition space from five to ten dressed rooms. Each room provides visitors with a wonderful example of period design with authentic furniture, paintings, objects and textiles, making it one of the UK’s finest examples of late Georgian architecture. no1royalcrescent.org.uk
Travel to Bath
Bath is easy to access from all over the UK and the world. Bristol International Airport is just 15 miles from Bath and operates flights from the USA, as well as most major European and UK airports. An express bus service to Bristol Temple Meads train station operates throughout the day, and Bath is just a 20 minute train journey from there.
High speed, direct train services operated by First Great Western link Bath Spa train station to London and its major airports. Bath Spa train station is well situated, just 5 minutes level walk into the city centre’s main shopping and tourist areas. firstgreatwestern.co.uk
Bath is easy to access by car, from junction 18 of the M4 motorway which links Bath to Bristol, London and South Wales. There are 3243 pubic car parking spaces in Bath with the main long stay car parks at Charlotte Street and Avon Street. There are three Park & Ride services on the outskirts of the city which operate fast, frequent services into the city centre, offering a hassle free, cost effective way of reaching the city centre. There is also a Park & Ride service that operates on Saturdays only from the University of Bath.
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