Creative Champions – 02/07/20

Creative Bath Awards

The nominations are in! Head over to their website to see who has made the shortlist. (including BA1 Radio!)

The event will be virtual this year so make sure to book your slot here!

Bath Life Magazine is back from August 28th – if you’d like to be involved in their comeback issue then email [email protected]

Twitter: @BathLifeMag

Support local history

Roman Baths are offering 25% off for guests of Discovery Card holders. Head to their twitter page @RomanBathsBath to find out more or visit their website here.

Holburne Museum reopens on Sunday 5th of July. To see what exhibits they currently have on and their new visit guidelines visit their website.

Prior Park Garden is open but you will have to book in advance.

The British Newspaper Archive is a great resource for anyone wanting to know more about their family history or if you’re interested in researching a specific area during a certain period. I spent the other night reading the Bath Chronicle from 1942 in the weeks after the Bath Blitz took place. Some incredibly moving and shocking stories of bravery that I didn’t know before. It’s around £13 a month to subscribe and worth every penny!

Forest of Imagination – Virtual Forest Festival 2020

This week artist and Illustrator Perry Harris @Uhperry (twitter) takes over and he has produced some incredible drawings! He celebrates creativity, wildlife, landscape, culture and trees.

Perry has supported Forest of Imagination for many years, with his brilliant images, illustrations, cartoons and drawings depicting his vision of how Forest is represented in the city of Bath.

For more on Perry Harris and his work visit here.

The virtual festival shares art installations, workshops, architecture, sculptures and audio experiences  but this year all online. Working with artists, collaborators, architects, musicians, writers, sponsors, businesses, both local and global organisations, Forest prepares to reveal it’s roots as a Landscape City and Creative City popping up in multiple virtual locations and reaching out to the diverse community of Bath and beyond. 

Bath Business Festival – Bath [email protected]

The Bath Business Festival is to celebrate all that Bath has to offer, to rally around our local businesses to meet, learn, share, network and do business.  A chance for the local business community and residents to come together and celebrate all of the wonderful businesses that make Bath such a special city.

There are 8 keynote speakers covering the following business areas

  • Retail Sector
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Small Business & Start-Ups
  • Arts, Heritage, Culture and Entertainment
  • Digital & Tech
  • Recruitment, HR, Training and Education
  • Business Services
  • Public Sector and 3rd sector

Jul 22, 9:30AM to Jul 22, 5:30PM for more details check them out here.

Bath Theatrical – The wonderful Bath Theatrical are having a clear out! If you fancy owning some fantastic stage costumes then why don’t you head on down on the 7th – 10th AND 13th – 17th July – 11 am – 3 pm. All you need to do is buy a bag and fill it (bags are £5, £10 and £20 each – take away whatever you can fit in the bag!) For more details you can email: [email protected] or visit their website.

Taste of Bath

Hats off to Helen Rich at Taste of Bath for working hard during lockdown in producing her beautiful hampers and sending them across the country. I’ve ordered two as gifts which were sent directly to the recipient with a handwritten personalised note also included. Buying from Taste of Bath helps support many of Bath’s local food and drink producers. They also have free delivery on orders over £25. For more details including how to order your very own hamper just visit their website.

Music Workshop has been producing virtual bands during lockdown. It’s such a brilliant idea. So, it’s a project designed to bring musicians, of any age, ability or location together, by creating new and original music. On their website, you select your instrument from a list and download a backing track which will have your instrument missing. You then fill in the gap in the soundtrack with your own creation. And then other musicians from across the world will fill in the other gaps with their instruments and there you have it, you’ve made a piece of virtual music.

There’s a video on the website to talk you through it all so just visit their website here and why not go to @MusicWorkshopBath on Facebook to watch the latest virtual band videos.