This week the Annual Bath Fringe Festival will kick off again, offering great entertainment and a wide variety of art forms.
You may think of Bath as a sleepy historic city where people visit the Roman Baths or spas for some rest and relaxation. But Bath is also a city of arts, visitors, and travelling performers.
In fact the Bath Fringe Ltd has been running since 1992 and can trace its festival roots back even further, so there is no doubt a large amount of experience and dedication behind the running of this artistic event.
The festival runs from Friday the 25th of May to Sunday the 10th of June (but you’re sure to find a few performances a few days either side).
There will be a massive 170 events which will include art, cabaret, circus performances, comedy, dance, music, visual arts, workshops, kids events and even some free events.
Performers will come from all around the world and also from the city of Bath itself for this special festival.
Have a peek at some of the events from the Bedlam Fair (the street festival) at the Bath Fringe Festival 2011 in the video below:
Some events like Andy Hamilton’s comedy show has already sold out so if there is someone you would particularly like to see, then it’s probably best to buy your tickets in advance.
You can browse the 2012 programme and purchase tickets online or at the Bath Box Office which is situated in the Bath Visitor Information Centre (Abbey Chambers, Abbey Churchyard, Bath, BA1 1LY).
The Bath Fringe Festival offers the perfect excuse to take a trip to explore the beautiful city. There is a good variety of events to keep children entertained so the festival could be an ideal place to take the family during half-term.
If you are planning on visiting during the Jubilee weekend make sure you plan ahead, as the roads will be busy and some of the hotels in Bath could be fully booked.
We will also be collecting all the social buzz and gossip from the event in our Bath Scoop.it online magazine, so tweet us (@travelwyse) with your pictures or reviews from the event and we’ll make sure we include them.