Pick of Diary Events in Bath
Sat 6-Mon 8 May. Coronation Weekend. A number of events will take place on the weekend – some as last minute parties and picnics – whether your are a Royalist or a republican. The crowning of King Charles III means a bank holiday Monday. Events include picnickers on the Royal Crescent lawns for free family fun.
Thu 11 May. Bath Cider House. Somerset Day. Local band Ninotchka provide the music for the days to celebrate the county.
Fri 12 May. Bath Abbey. The City of Bath Male Choir. 8.30pm. Free. www.bathmalechoir.org
Sat 13-Sun 21 May. Bath Festival. Various events with a theme of ‘Opening Up’ in its internationally renowned annual celebration of music and books. It starts today with a walking tour about the city’s Royal connections at 10am meeting outside the Bath Abbey and ends on the 21st with a talk at the Guildhall about around the World in 10 Cats. For more details of the many events visit https://bathfestivals.org.uk/the-bath-festival/whats-on/
Sat 13 May. Widcombe Wobblers. Cycle to Lacock and back of a distance of 32 miles. Meet at 10am. Details at www.widcombeassociation.org.uk
Thu 18 May. Komedia. Swiftogeddon: The Taylor Swift Club Night. A night dedicated to worshipping at the altar of singer songwriter Taylor Swift.
Sat 20 May. Museum of Bath at Work. 11am-1pm. Angus Buchanan Lecture 2023. Dr Cassie Newland – Industrial and Historical. In collaboration with Bristol Industrial Archaeological Society.
Fri May 26 – Sun June 11. Bath Fringe Festival. Various events with a festival of all the arts in numerous venues. See https://www.bathfringe.co.uk/
Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May. Bear Flat Artists Art Trail and Open Studios. 11am – 5pm daily. Free. See various studios and galleries at www.bearflatartists.co.uk Celebrating 20 years of Open Studios. Almost 40 artists welcome visitors to this year’s Arts Trail. Featuring painting, ceramics, jewellery, printmaking, photography, sculpture, glass, wood-turning, glass, illustration, and more.
Pick of Diary Events outside of Bath
27 Sat-28 Sun May. Wells. Civil War Weekend at The Bishop’s Palace. The Wardour Garrison create a living history event showcasing how life was in the 17th century. With cooking, games, crafts and military action when Parliament’s army clashed with the cavaliers of the Kind’s forces.
Thu 29-2 Sun Jul. Iford Manor. Jazz Festival, Bardford on Avon. Includes acoustic guitarist Antonio Forcione and percussionist Adriano Adewale.A Summer Soirées on the 30 June with Georgina Jackson, backed up by Pete Long & his band; renowned DJ Mike Vitti and on Sa 1 July with Ronnie Scott’s All Stars with special guest Claire Martin. See www.ifordmanor.co.uk/ifordmanorjazzfestival-2023
7-9 July. Priddy Folk Festival. With a line up of bands including The Drystones and The Jeremiahs plus a free fringe festival, a children’s festival, workshops, food and drink and dance from morris sides and display dance groups and ceilidhs. Priddy is a small village with a famous green in the Mendips. Tickets/info at www.priddyfolk.org