Saturday, 28 May 2011
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.