Alternative Lifestyle / Alternative Bath: Another side of Bath

Alternative Lifestyle / Alternative Bath: Another side of Bath

The Bath Arts Workshop Exhibition: May 17th –November 1st

The collaborative exhibition presented with the Bath Arts Workshop History Group in 2019 was so successful that we have decided to re-display this on the Museum’s top floor during the year.

The exhibition is concerned with the antics of the Bath Arts Workshop – a multidisciplinary art group engaged in music, environmental and architectural conservation, performance art and drama as well as youth projects, catering, removals and babysitting! Between 1969 and 1980 these young people were everywhere! Admission is free with access to the Museum.

Anyway to accompany the exhibition we will be presenting three short films with discussion made during the heyday of the workshop and the legacy of alternative living and lifestyle in Walcot.

Each lecture or show costs £6.00 to view. If you make an online payment for one, or as many as you would like to see to the Museum bank account or send a cheque.

Account Name Bath Industrial Heritage Trust Limited

Bank Barclays Bank, Southgate Street Branch

Account No 20141615

Sort Code 20-05-06

Or send cheque to Museum of Bath at Work Julian Road BATH made out to Bath Industrial Heritage Trust

After payment email the Museum mobaw@hotmail.com and we will send you the Zoom link to enable you to watch the lecture. 

The Other Festival. Performance Art on the Streets of Bath in 1973

Wednesday June 2nd 12.30 p.m.

Filmed record of the performances by the John Bull Puncture Repair Kit, Lumiere and Son, Landscapes and Workplaces and The Phantom Captain. Some of these shows would make your hair curl.

Walcot Waives the Rules. An Open Door Presentation 1979

Wednesday June 9th 12.30 p.m.

Long after the Bath Arts Workshop had ceased its activities the cultural legacy of the workshop has lingered in Walcot Street. This BBC film examines the ‘second wave’ of alternatives in theatre and performance presented in Bath’s most bohemian district!

The Bath Arts Workshop 1972

Wednesday June 16th 12.30 p.m.

Filmed record of the activities of the Bath Arts Workshop as captured by the Bath Film Unit. All the usual personalities of the workshop featured in characteristic, and often madcap activity. I wonder if their mothers knew what they were getting up to?