The Bath Magazine rounds up five things to do in Bath this month, including sleeping-out in the beautiful Alice Park for The Big Bath Sleep-out and raising awareness for the charity Julian House.
General public entries for the Bath Half Marathon have sold out at lightening speed, but if you’d like to don your trainers and pound the streets on Sunday 4 March with the other runners, then you can still sign up by representing one of the official race charities. The likes of Alzeimer’s Society, CoppaFeel, Send a Cow and Cancer Research UK have charity places left – so you can pay a registration fee, do a bit of fundraising, and take part while raising some money for a good cause.
Visit: bathhalf.co.uk to see the full list of charities and to find out more.
Spa-lovers be warned; the Thermae Bath Spa will be closed from Monday 8 – Tuesday 23 January for planned maintenance and refurbishment of various key areas of the spa. But don’t despair, reservations will still be open during this time to take telephone bookings and enquires, so you can book a treatment in advance and see the refurbishment for yourself after the reopening.
Tel: 01225 331234 or visit: thermaebathspa.com
Be fashion conscious
The Fashion Museum in Bath has named a white cotton ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ print T-shirt, worn with a black wool jacket and black tulle skirt with black knitted underwear as the 2017 Dress of the Year. The ensemble is from Dior’s Spring-Summer 2017 collection, and was chosen by Sarah Bailey from Red Magazine. The look is on display at the museum until 1 January 2019 and is the 100th object in the A History of Fashion in 100 Objects exhibition.
Could you spend just one night sleeping in Alice Park to help those who are forced to sleep outside every night? Charity Julian House is holding The Big Bath Sleep-out on Friday 9 March, where participants will sleep in the park for a night to raise funds and awareness for the charity. Sponsorship will help Julian House run various projects in and around Bath, supporting more than 1,000 homeless and excluded men and women every year. All ages can take part, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration is now open, to find out more visit: bigbathsleepout.julianhouse.org.uk
Go back to your roots
Head to Wiltshire Music Centre this month for the sixth annual Bradford Roots festival, which celebrates the very best in local musical talent. More than 40 performances and activities will take place on Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 January, where the festival will be packed with everything from folk to blues, and pop to rock. Saturday’s highlights include a mandolin and Cornish music workshop, Feral Beryl and rocksteady band TrainToSkaville. Sunday features top musical theatre choir Bristol Show Choir, and soul, folk and gospel group Homegrown Collective. Weekend pass tickets: £22/£20, day passes: £17/£15 on Saturday, £12/£10 on Sunday. Under 12s get in for free with an adult.
Tel: 01225 860 100, visit: wiltshiremusic.org.uk