Roadside safety campaign at Newbridge

Despite the high winds – artist Alison Harper has just finished installing the 69 Red Wheels which were in Larkhall and  Victoria Park in a new Hot Spot at Charmouth Road in Newbridge. Writing to tell me this,  John Taylor says: “Newbridge Primary School is at the end of Charmouth Road with 400 children, but […]

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Easter activities

Parents might like to cast an eye through a host of fun, hands-on activities over the Easter school holidays being organised at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s museums. Here’s their press release in full: “Create a wax resist picture inspired by Roman pots, search for virtual Roman coins, make a fashionable button brooch, or […]

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Shop in Bristol!?

David Kernek – a Bath Newseum regular – writes: “There could be a promising cottage industry in Bath for designers who can come up with interesting ways of boarding up the many closed shops we’re seeing in that the council’s leader says is our “vibrant economy”. This one – in New Bond Street – is a […]

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Star winners

The outstanding achievements of sixteen extraordinary young people from across Bath and North East Somerset were celebrated this weekend at the inaugural Our Young Stars Awards. All the winners were treated as celebrities for the night with a red carpet laid out for them as they arrived at the Our Young Stars Gala Awards Dinner […]

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March for Europe

As a paid journalist l had to remain neutral and reflect both sides of any event or argument but now – as l no longer draw a wage – l feel more able to voice my own opinion. I am a supporter of remaining in a united Europe and will be joining the thousands already committed to […]

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Talking science at the Abbey

The exciting science, technology and engineering of Bath Abbey’s multi-million pound Footprint Project will be under the spotlight in a series of afternoon talks being held at the church on Saturday, March 16th at part of British Science Week. Six organisations will be taking part in the afternoon of talks, including: Wessex Archaeology, Feilden Clegg […]

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Pews and landscape views. Update!

Two different observations being made by regular followers of Bath Newseum concerning two iconic features within our Bath landscape. The first is Bath Abbey where work has been underway removing the Victorian pews from the nave so that stabilising work on the floor can continue in the second phase of a multi-million pound project. The […]

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Know where you have to vote!

More than 134,000 electors across Bath and North East Somerset are being reminded about changes to their ward and polling station. Those voting in this year’s local elections may find their ward and polling station have changed. This is because following the recent review of ward boundaries conducted by the Local Government Boundary Commission for […]

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Help make a movie

I hear Bath film-maker Kae Bahar is looking for local talent to work in and on his latest feature film, ‘Dolphins in the Sky’. An independent feature film inspired by real events, ‘Dolphins in the Sky’ is a life affirming drama about family, dance and love.  Set in and around Bath, it will be shot […]

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Read all about it!

The Bath-based charity, Read Around Bath, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and is looking for more people who want to help in its work of enabling socially-disadvantaged people to come together in groups through the love of reading – both reading aloud and listening. Christine Curtis writes to tell me: “We visit Julian House […]

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