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Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory – An Afternoon with Andrew Hilton

26th April at 2:00 pm

Andrew Hilton, one of Britain’s leading Shakespearian directors will be giving a lecture at The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution as part of the institutions annual celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday. At a time of austerity, when arts funding is increasingly under threat, there is much to be learned rom the founder of ‘Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’. His bare and simple approach to Shakespearian performance not only manages to keep overheads down, but also ensures the focus is kept…

The Good Immigrant

26th May at 7:00 pm

Who are we? It’s a simple question with infinite answers. In this extraordinary anthology, hailed as important and timely by JK Rowling, 21 writers of colour explore life in today’s Britain. Join the debate with readings and discussion from Coco Khan, Chimene Suleyman and Darren Chetty, and music from DJ Tone. Tickets: £12 (£10). Bath Box Office: 01225 463362. Visit: thebathfestival.org.uk

Colm Toibin

27th May at 4:00 pm

Colm Toibin, award-winning author of Brooklyn, talks to artistic director Alex Clark about his new novel, a daring foray into the ancient world. House of Names recreates the horrifying story of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra – a tale of violence, betrayal and revenge, as electrifying now as at any time in history. Tickets: £10 (£9). Bath Box Office: 01225 463362. Visit: thebathfestival.org.uk

Sophie Hannah

28th May at 12:45 pm

Imagine being asked to take up the mantle of one of your favourite authors. Imagine if it was Dame Agatha Christie, doyenne of Golden Age detective fiction. Acclaimed crime writer Sophie Hannah rose to the challenge in two marvellous novels, The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket. How did she do it? Find out at this talk. Tickets: £10 (£9). Bath Box Office: 01225 463362. Visit: thebathfestival.org.uk

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