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Bath Events and Reading Groups

In this beautiful Georgian city we host all sorts of literary occasions from reading groups to large events. We are home to an all year round literary festival, culminating every year in our Bath Autumn Literary Festival.

October coronavirus update

We are following government guidance and we hope that our events programme will be able to resume in November. We’re working hard to reschedule events up until then, and we will be touch to confirm new dates as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience and support.

RESCHEDULED DATE An Evening with Dan Pearson

Monday 16th November, 8pm

Please not that this event is now rescheduled to November 16th.   Internationally celebrated British landscape designer and gardening writer, Dan Pearson explores a pioneering new strand of naturalistic gardening. His new book, Tokachi Millennium Forest is a window into the unique and groundbreaking approach to gardening at this public park in Japan and the rejuvenating ways we can reconnect with […] See more »

John Gray on Cats and the Meaning of Life

Tuesday 17th November, 8pm

With Feline Philosophy, John Gray draws on a wide reading to consider why human beings need contact with other creatures, and how the feline friendship is perhaps the most special of all. There is no real evidence that humans ever ‘domesticated’ cats. Rather it seems that at some point cats saw the potential value of humans […] See more »

An Evening with Matthew Parris

Wednesday 18th November, 8pm

Matthew Parris is one of our most highly respected and charismatic journalists and political commentators. Matthew entertains and enlightens as he shares thoughts and observations on Fracture. In Fracture, Matthew Parris, presenter of Great Lives on BBC Radio 4, explores the surprising connection between trauma and greatness through vivid case histories. Matthew, one of our most […] See more »

RESCHEDULED DATE Charles, Earl Spencer on The White Ship

Monday 30th November, 8pm

Please note that this event is now rescheduled to November 30th. The White Ship sank near the Normandy coast on 25 November 1120; there was a single survivor. Amongst the dead was William Adelin, the only legitimate son and heir of Henry I and his death led to a period of bloody civil war know […] See more »

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