A dream coming true.

It’s taken a few years and a lot of effort to get to this stage but finally – the transformation of the old bandstand in Bath’s Parade Gardens is getting underway.



Last year the riverside park hosted the first ever Festival of Ironwork and – besides all the events for the thousands who flocked there – eight master blacksmiths got down to the job of creating a masterpiece and a unique gift for Bath.



They have created new ironwork – on a musical theme – to surround this much-loved central feature and today the work could finally get going on site.


A proud moment for Andy Thearle –  the mastermind behind the project and himself at the head of a talented team of blacksmiths at IronArt in Larkhall.

As Andy said there will be a unique musical event – to be held in Parade Gardens – to officially launch the new band stand as part of this year’s Bath Festival.

The information is given below.

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