The Bath Magazine rounds up five things to do in Bath this month, including going vintage bazaar, enjoying a bit of swing and comedy and attending the Pub in the Park.


For the first time at the Holburne Museum a selection of 17th century paintings by Dutch masters of the Golden Age are on display until 16 September. Prized Possessions will explore what made Dutch art so sought-after among country house owners. Paintings in the exhibition have been taken from 12 National Trust houses and include luminous landscapes by Cuyp and Hobbema, intimate scenes of everyday life by Metsu and De Hooch, and the recently rediscovered self-portrait of Rembrandt from Buckland Abbey.

Visit: holburne.orgAn Officer Making his Bow to a Lady by Gerard Ter Borch. National Trust Images: John Hammond


Dorothy House Hospice Care is holding a Big Band music and comedy evening on Friday 29 June. The event features live music from The Park Lane Big Band and comedy by Geoff Whiting. Fabulous swing music from the Miller and Ellington era, from the Rat Pack to contemporary tunes, will be performed in a marquee at the Bath Recreation Ground. Tickets: £26, including a drink on arrival. 7pm for 7.30pm start, finishing at 10pm.



Pub in the Park is arriving in Bath this month for a glorious three-day feast. With a stellar line up of world-class chefs, Michelin-starred pubs, plus a selection of other top UK pubs and restuarants to serve up something special, it’s going to be a banquet you won’t forget. Combined with great live music, chef demonstrations and other festival fun it has all the ingredients for the best foodie fun. Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday tickets are still available. Taking place at Royal Victoria Park from 8 – 10 June, times vary.



Bringing together vintage, antique and handmade stallholders, The Vintage Bazaar is coming to The Cheese and Grain, Frome on Saturday 30 June. From French brocante and antique textiles to beautiful handmade delights, the handpicked dealers will bring exciting new stock from all over the UK and Europe.



Head over to Bath Spa University’s Sion Hill campus from Saturday 9 – Sunday 17 June, 10am – 5pm, as it opens its doors to the public for the annually celebrated Bath School of Art and Design Undergraduate Degree Show. Original works of art and design will be on show as three years’ worth of graduating students’ finest work will be displayed across the nine-day exhibition. With hand-picked items from contemporary art practice, creative arts, fashion design, fine art, graphic communication, photography, textile design for fashion and interiors, three-dimensional design and fashion and textiles courses unveiled, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.


Image by Hannah Ball