Psssst! It’s a Poussin.

Nicolas Poussin’s masterpiece The Triumph of Pan is touring the UK this year and its first stop will be Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery, where it will be on show from 11 April 2019. As part of The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2019, the prominent 17th-century painting will be shown alongside works from Bath & North […]

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No Easter at the east end.

Sorry to say Easter won’t be celebrated at the east end of  Bath Abbey this year after all.   It’s proving to be more time consuming in relaying restored and repaired ledger stones and so May is a more likely date for the congregation to move up the church to allow another area of flooring […]

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Taking a boat to work.

Just spent a very pleasant morning with a bunch of enthusiastic volunteers on the city end of the Kennet and Avon Canal. It’s an 87 mile long, late 18th century marvel – surveyed by engineer John Rennie – and built to move freight from one side of England to the other. The coming of the […]

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Trying something different.

Traders on the High Street are having a tough time – as we know. Elsewhere on Bath Newseum is a Bath BID story about some of its members are getting involved in a new ‘special offer’ scheme to tempt locals into their cafes, restaurants, hotels and shops. I thought l would go in search of […]

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There’s a new branch near you?

I hate seeing them chopped down so it is good news to hear that hundreds of trees have been planted across Bath in a series of community tree planting events. Over the winter Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Parks and Green Spaces has supported four community planting events, which saw more than 800 trees […]

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Fingers crossed for the Herschel.

Congratulations are in order – and fingers are crossed – regarding Bath’s Herschel Museum of Astronomy being shortlisted in a national competition. The Museums and Heritage Awards celebrate best practice within museums, galleries and heritage visitor attractions across the UK. In the category for projects with a limited budget achieving the biggest impact, the museum’s […]

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It ‘pays’ to be a local!

You can’t blame some of our locally-sited city businesses for banding together to produce a bonus scheme to attract more local support during hard times on the High Street. The Bath BID has announced a new scheme this month aimed at the people that work and live in the city. It’s called B-LOCAL and designed […]

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Keeping fit at Riverside

Good to see more retail space – built into the multi-storey apartment blocks at Crest’s Riverside development –  being filled. Personal training specialist firm, HEALTH, have opened a boutique fitness studio at Sovereign Point following the success of their first studio at Marlborough Buildings. The company has signed a deal with Crest Nicholson for 250 […]

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A change of scene for Cherry.

She’s been Mayor of Bath, Chair of B&NES and a councillor serving the Combe Down Ward since 2007. Now l hear Cherry Beath will not be standing in the 2019 May local elections. In a press release – issued today – she has announced she wants to make way for “fresh faces and ideas.” “Cherry […]

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