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Bath Festival

Bath Spa University works in partnership with the Bath Festival, helping to deliver a series of unforgettable lectures, events, and performances.

The creativity and energy that Bath Spa brings to the table is a real asset.

Ian Stockley, CEO of Bath Festivals

The Bath Festival is a multi-arts festival that celebrates the city. With music and literature at its heart, it engages with the wider community and brings the streets of Bath to life.

Around 100 students and staff from Bath Spa typically participated in the Festival, both on stage and behind the scenes, helping with the production and administration of several events that are run through the partnership between Bath Festivals and the University.

“The opportunity for our students to get hands-on experience in their chosen area of study offered by our partnership with The Bath Festival is incredibly important.”

 Andy Salmon, Executive Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Bath Spa University

Students from a number of courses – including BA (Hons) Commercial Music, BA (Hons) Music, BA (Hons) Theatre and Digital Production, MA Arts Management, and BA (Hons) Business and Management (Festivals and Events) – gain first-hand experience of the many different aspects of producing a wide variety of events.

These have included shows from high-profile performers, groups and writers, such as punk cabaret-artist Amanda Palmer, pianist Stephen Hough, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, comedian and author Robert Webb and broadcaster and author Simon Mayo, not to mention Paloma Faith, Alison Moyet and Robert Plant.

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