Tickets are now on sale for fourteen additional literature events in The Bath Festival programme. The festival takes place from 11th to 27th May.
The Bath Festival has been extended from 10 to 17 days, celebrating the city with music and literature at its heart, engaging with the wider community and bringing the streets of Bath to life. Tears for Fears, Alison Moyet and Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters will perform at The Bath Festival finale weekend on 26th and 27th May to celebrate Bath Festivals’ 70th anniversary.
Bestselling author Kate Mosse, who has sold over five million books in 42 languages, will talk about her latest novel The Burning Chambers, taking readers to sixteenth-century Languedoc where the battle-lines are being drawn in blood. Set against a backdrop of war and conspiracy, this is a gripping story of young lovers, divided loyalties and a powerful secret. David Olusoga, alongside Simon Schama and Mary Beard is currently presenting BBC’s Civilisations, a stunning new look at Kenneth Clark’s classic work. David will talk on his award-winning book Black and British: A Forgotten History which shines a light on this country’s hidden history from Roman Britain to the present day. Before becoming the frontman of Suede, Brett Andersonwas a ‘snotty, sniffy, slightly maudlin sort of boy’, desperate to break away. In the moving and funny Coal Black Mornings, Brett shares the story of his rise to fame – from seventies suburbia to the devastating loss of his mother.