Bath Society of Artists 111th Exhibition
Come and see the best of the South West’s artistic talent!
In 1904, Bath Society of Artists began holding an exhibition for local artists. One hundred and eleven years later, the exhibit – which is open to non-members – attracts over 1,000 entries and 13,000 visitors.
Numerous awards are handed out each year, including the Bath Society of Artists Prize of £1,000, the Bristol Guild Prize of £250 for a 3-D work, and the Harry Walker RWA Young Artist Prize of £250, awarded to artists aged 18 to 25. There are also smaller prizes for prints, watercolours, small paintings, and drawings.
During the exhibition members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourite artwork, with the winner of the Bath Society of Artists Public Choice Prize receiving £500.
Quite literally across the street from Pulteney Bridge, Victoria Art Gallery hosts the event, from 23rd April until the 4th June. Entry costs just £4.
Wild Garlic Fortnight at Prior Park Landscape Garden
With the weather finally warming up and the sun making an appearance, what better time to enjoy a stroll in the beautiful 18th-century gardens.
Pick some of the wild garlic that blooms this time of year, and grab a recipe to try out with your freshly picked produce! Alternatively,
Alternatively, simply take in the sights and smells of spring.
The National Trust operates a Gift Aid Scheme. If a customer purchases Gift Aid with their admission – a voluntary 10% donation – the National Trust can reclaim tax on the entire cost of the ticket, which is an enormous help for the National Trust. Ticket prices with and without Gift Aid are as below:
Adult (Gift Aid) – £6.50 (£7.20)
Child (Gift Aid) – £3.40 (£3.80)
Family (Gift Aid) – £16.50 (£18.20)
23rd April – 8th May.
Goodnight Mister Tom at the Theatre Royal
David Wood’s Olivier Award-winning adaption of Michelle Magorian’s beloved 1981 novel rolls into Bath on the back of a hugely successful West End run over Christmas and the New Year.
David Troughton leads a phenomenal cast, telling the story of a young boy who is evacuated to the countryside during the Second World War.
Performances: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm Matinees: Wednesday & Thursday at 1.30pm, Saturday at 2.30pm Tickets: £18.50 – £34.50 with concessions available (Booking fee applies: £1 for transactions below £15 / £2.50 for transactions of £15 and over) Box Office: 01225 448844
Bath VA Market
You may not be able to get a train from Green Park Station anymore, but the beautiful Victorian building (which ceased operating as a station in 1966) now features not only an art gallery and a restaurant but also one of Bath’s hugely popular and vibrant markets.
As well as the wide array of stalls selling antiques, CDs, records, art, and clothes among other things, artisan food stands are on hand serving up delicious meals and snacks!
Sunday 24th April – Vintage Fashion Fair – Bath in Fashion
Sunday 1st May – Art Fair
Entrance is free.
New Act Comedy Night at Komedia
On the first Monday of every month, Komedia hosts some of Bath and Bristol’s best comedians, some who are seasoned veterans, and others who are sure to be future stars.
Hosted by Daniel FitzHenry, tickets are a ludicrously cheap £2 each, available on the door or at www.komedia.co.uk/bath
Doors at 7.30PM for an 8.00PM show.