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Saturday, 28 May 2011

Free Music & Fireworks

We were in Bath yesterday to give a talk at the NHS Retirement Fellowship (a monthly gathering of retired NHS staff). We stayed with Andy's mum, and she drew our attention to the free music events happening all around the city as part of Bath Music Festival.

We went to half a dozen different performances, some in the Abbey and others in smaller venues. The quality was variable - from professional groups to enthusiastic amateurs - but all the performers seemed happy to be there, and the audiences certainly had a good time. We also got to visit some parts of the city we hadn't really been to before, looking for the more obscure venues.

The evening was rounded off by a fantastic free firework display. I love fireworks but it's been too long since I went to a professional display, so I really enjoyed this one. They also managed to stage it nicely so we didn't have to crane our necks to see the display.

If this is an annual event, we'll certainly aim to go again.


Rachel said...

It sounds wonderful. Yet another reason for me to visit Bath!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Sounds like a good time was had all around. Next weekend is our music festival here in our little town at the beach. It's called Fiesta del Sol and goes on for 3 days. It's only a block away so since we can't really leave we just make the best of it. Hopefully they'll have some good bands this year.

Jenny Woolf said...

I have just go thte city of London festival and there are some great free events during this, including a lot of stuff from Australia and the Pacific

Kazzy said...

That sounds nice. In the 4 months we were in London we never made it out to Bath.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Good timing for your trip to Bath.

Charlotte said...

That sounds like such a fun summer activity! I love outdoor music festivals of any kind so this is totally up my alley :)

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