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Explore Mindfulness with Ruby Wax

Saturday 14th January 2017, 11.30am

Join us for a stimulating morning in Bath. Ruby Wax will be in town with us to talk about her latest book, Mindfulness for the Frazzled, her own unique take on mindfulness. I know what you’re thinking – what if I don’t want to stare at a butterfly wing or hear the single ting of […]

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Poetry Launch Event for Uncharted by June Hall

Tuesday 24th January 2017, 8pm

June Hall lives in the heritage city of Bath with her novelist husband, Greg. Her son, Richard, lives and teaches in Spain, and her daughter, Katherine, lives and works in London. She began her career in the editorial department at Faber & Faber where she eventually became an editor before moving into paperback and American publishing and eventually setting up a […]

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Poetry on the Paragon with John Fuller

Saturday 28th January 2017, 11.30am

John Fuller is one of our greatest poets, novelists and critics. He joins us to celebrate his 80th birthday. His new collection of poems, The Bone Flowers, is a  rambunctious romp of a narrative poem about what beauty and meaning we leave in the world, and a celebration and resignation of life’s closing – through beauty, art, music […]

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Tessa Hadley Launch Event for Bad Dreams and Other Stories

Wednesday 1st February 2017, 8pm

Tessa Hadley is the author of six highly praised novels and short stories. In Bad Dreams and Other Stories, it’s the ordinary things that turn out to be most extraordinary: the history of a length of fabric, say, and a forgotten jacket. Small acts have large consequences, and some of them reverberate across decades; things fantasised in private can reach […]

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An Evening with Tom Kerridge

Thursday 2nd February 2017, 8pm

Tom Kerridge has an impressive magnetism live on stage and his warmth,  passion and dedication shine through. And as the most loved, down-to-earth but high-flying chef on the food scene, Kerridge has become known for his big flavours and beautifully crafted yet accessible food. Thanks to his little-known Dopamine Diet, Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has shed eleven stone over […]

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Novelist Luke Kennard

Monday 6th February 2017, 8pm

Many will know Luke Kennard for his fantastically funny and endearlingly self-effacing poetry. His debut novel, The Transition, is everything one could expect from this supremely talented young writer, and more. Set in the immediate future, the novel stars a couple lost in their early thirties who are forced to take part in a cutting edge social programme […]

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From Shiver Production 
Programme 1 Tintagel 
Friday 17th October 2014 on ITV 
Pictured: Historian Bettany Hughes at Tintagel Castle 
The countrys most historic landmarks and glorious landscapes are explored from a birds eye view in Secrets From The Sky. 
Using an octocopter, a remote controlled helicopter carrying a camera, historian Bettany Hughes and aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson look down on sites of great historical interest to gain a brand new perspective and uncover further information about our ancestors. 
Britains landscape is dotted with historical monuments such as Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, Stonehenge, Maiden Castle, Sutton Hoo, The Antonine Wall and Old Sarum in Wiltshire. The series investigates these monuments, revealing a new insight into our nations story and showing Britains stunning landscapes through fantastic aerial views. 
By looking down on these sites from above, the clues on the ground can be linked together to uncover the full story locked in the landscape. The lumps and bumps in the ground can take on a different meaning when viewed from above. 
This photograph is  ITV and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the  programme Secrets From The Sky. Once made available by the ITV Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the Transmission date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website

Bettany Hughes

Wednesday 8th February 2017, 8pm

Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, where the idea is as potent as the historical fact. From the Qu’ran to Shakespeare, this city with three names – Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – resonates as an idea and a place, and overspills its boundaries – real and imagined. Standing as […]

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David Crystal

Wednesday 15th March 2017, 8pm

Grammar is in the news again, involving new generations of children, teachers, and parents. People continue to argue about what’s right and wrong, and try to get to grips with the complexities. But why is grammar thought to be so difficult? How do children learn it so easily? Is there a way of making its […]

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Spanish Food Talk and Tastings with Omar Allibhoy

Friday 17th March 2017, 8pm

Spanish food can be incredibly easy to make at home. In Spanish Made Simple, Omar Allibhoy, the chef behind the Tapas Revolution restaurants, guides you through the basics of 100 key Spanish dishes. All the ingredients are available from supermarkets and you don’t need to be an expert cook. Spanish cooking is characterised by deep […]

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