Saturday, 20 May 2017

What’s New In Bath This Weekend?

There’s always something new going on in Bath, and this weekend is no exception. Here’s a quick round-up of the latest goings on…

Friday saw the massive Party In The City, which was the big opening event for this year’s Bath
Festival. Some of the highlights were live performances at the Roman Baths (the atmosphere at the Baths when evening comes is something really special) and Bath’s new Theatre Bus, which had an amazing range of musical genres gracing its stage. Wherever you went in Bath yesterday there was music and joy.

Coming to the here and now though. While it’s sad that this party is over, it does mean that we now have the rest of the festival to look forward to. Not only that, but BathFringe Festival is hot on its heels too. The end of May and the beginning of June in Bath really is all about culture and having fun. 

However, putting music and literature events aside for a moment, this weekend also has a sporting highlight coming to Bath.

This evening Bath will be hosting the first ever Saturday night stage of The Tour Series, which is an important date on the calendar for cyclists from across the country. The Tour Series 2017 was launched in Wembley, and sees nine other locations across the country (including Bath) welcoming Britain’s top professional cyclists to its roads as they race to be crowned Tour Series champions.

Both yesterday and today we’ve been watching the ground crew set up, as the main race starts and ends right out Dukes Hotel door on Great Pulteney Street! But it’s been lovely to see as well the family–friendly cycling events which have been taking place before the main race today. A rare opportunity to cycle on empty roads in the centre of Bath!

Finally to the new event coming to Bath on Sunday.

On most Sundays Bath’s Green Park Station holds either a vintage and antiques market. Sadly the market is not on this Sunday. Happily there is a new one taking place.  

The Independent Bath Market will take place on the third Sunday of each month from May-October, and will feature local artisans, makers, growers and producers. The wares at the market will reflect their local and regional provenance, and will also be incredibly varied! There will be ironwork, textiles, preserves, glassware, stationary, bits for the garden, and bits for the stomach (we always like a market that has cheeses and freshly baked goodies to sample!). The market takes place from 10am – 4pm at Abbey Green.  

So, all in all, we’ve got a busy weekend ahead of us!  

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