Events

George-dropping – we’re celebrating 300 years of Grace and Elegance

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George I was crowned in 1714  and this is the perfect year to discover graceful living, Georgian style. Visit us and 16 other museums, only in Bath.

 

 

www.Visitbath.co.uk/George-dropping-museums

 

 

Easter Fair Saturday 5 April 10.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Craft and Vintage Stalls; Cakes and Books; Guided Tours and Talks. Find Mr Bowler’s Lost Easter Eggs – a Children’s Trail!

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For Museum Night 2014 the Museum of Bath at Work will be showing two films made by the innovative design team of Charles and Ray Eames. Famous for the design of furniture and interiors, the Eames Office also made films and at 7.30 p.m and 8.30 p.m. on Saturday May 17th, the museum will be showing Powers of Ten (1968) and House – After Five Years of Living (1958). Admission is free but donations are welcome!

Bath University Student Theatre

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The Miracle Worker

by William Gibson, directed by Michelle Walder

Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th March 2014, 7.30 p.m.473px-Helen_Keller_with_Anne_Sullivan_in_July_1888

Imagine a world with no light. No sound. A world with nothing but the sensation of touch. Now imagine you are six years old. How scared would you be? Based on the true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this play charts the enormous changes in Helen as she gradually learns how to contact the external world – not only does she learn to read, but also to speak, breaking down barriers thought by the rest of the world to be insurmountable. Time magazine lauded its ‘stunning new reality’ and ‘overwhelming force’, calling it a piece of ‘unforgettable theatre’. This production will be linked to the Helen Keller Foundation.

 

 

 

The Silver Screen: a Festival of Local Distinctiveness

A short festival of films in 2014 to lead up to the official opening of ‘Knowing Your Place: Bath in Particular’. The Festival will comprise early evening showings of six films and has been funded along with the exhibition itself by the Heritage Lottery fund. All the films are free of charge but donations are welcome.

Thursday April 17th 7.30 p.m.

A Canterbury Tale (1944) (90 minutes)

A Canterbury Tale2Powell and Pressburger’s curious film celebrating the British landscape and heritage through the experiences of four contemporary pilgrims on their way to Canterbury: a British officer, a Land Girl, an American G.I. and a local magistrate. Magnificent.

 

 

 

 

Thursday April 24th 7.30 p.m.

Akenfield (1974) (80 minutes)

akenfieldTaken from Ronald Blythe’s seminal book of oral testimony in a Suffolk village, the film, made on a low budget with villagers comprising the cast, contrasts contemporary and historic life in a small rural community. Essential viewing for local historians.

 

 

 

Thursday May 1st 7.30 p.m.

Requiem for a Village (1979) (80 minutes)

requiem for a villageDavid Gladwell’s poetic rumination on the loss of historical tradition and livelihoods through the story of an old man recalling a village’s idyllic past – which surprisingly comes to life as he tends the local churchyard.

 

 

 

 

Thursday May 8th 7.30 p.m.

Listen to Britain (1943) (30 minutes)

listen to britainHumphrey Jennings’ masterful film of the sounds of Britain at War. Without any dialogue or narration the very essence of Britain is conjured from the recordings of film and sound.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday May 15th 7.30 p.m.

The Landscape and Summer: an evening of short films.

landscape and summer eveningA Summer Discord (1955), Miss Thompson Goes Shopping (1958) by David Gladwell; H is for House (1975) and Windows (1976) by Peter Greenaway. Two short films taking their inspiration from a rural landscape and lives lived out against its backdrop from David Gladwell, whilst the two short films from Peter Greenaway consider the value and ordering of the information gleaned from documentary film making – a lesson for museum professionals! (90 minutes)

 

 

folk films 1Thursday May 22nd 7.30 p.m.

Folk Films: an Evening of Short Documentary Films (1930 – 1980)

Selection of short films made by folk historians in the 20th century of traditions and customs which have either disappeared or survived. (80 minutes)

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June 12th – Until the end of March 2014

The story of how, in the twentieth century, council house building reshaped the city of Bath, expanding its borders and for the first time putting the provision of good quality housing, for the poorest, in the hands of local government.
Throughout the century, and in particular after 1945, local authority building evolved from semi-detached cottages to garden suburbs and from low-rise apartment blocks to brutalist towers.
The exhibition runs from Wednesday June 12th to the end of March 2014 and admission is free with admission to the Museum.

 

November Film Shows


Lunchtime Lectures in November 2013

£5.00/Concession £4.00

1 p.m. Light Lunch from 12.30

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6th November

British manufacturing in the 20th century through documentary film from the Museum collection.

Workers and Jobs

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13th November

British industry and its fate in the 20th century through documentary films from the Museum collection.

 

 

 

Christmas Craft Fayre

Saturday 7th December. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Stalls at the Craft Fayre will have an array of fabulous locally made creations, from knitted toys and goods, jewellery, cards, calendars and decorative stationery to glassware, lavender items and mosaic work. This is a great opportunity to buy all those last minute Christmas presents and stocking fillers, with prices to suit all pockets. The Museum itself will also have items for sale. In addition, the Museum’s curator, Stuart Burroughs, will be giving short talks each hour about a variety of historical topics.Christmas_presents_2416800b

Entrance to the Fayre will be free, but donations to fundraising efforts to enable the installation of a lift to improve disabled access are always welcome.

 

 

 

 

Two Destination Language: Near Gone

A sensory journey to Bulgaria … and near-death

Saturday 9th November 2013 at 7.30 p.m.

‘Humour, raw emotion and stunning beauty.’ The Point, Eastleigh

A gripping story of survival, told with passionate dancing, pounding gypsy music and tremendous honesty. Winner of the inaugural Suitcase Prize as part of Pulse Ipswich, it’s now on tour, and audiences are telling us they love it!

£12, £10 concessions

Booking: https://www.bath.ac.uk/icia/events/index.php or call 01225 386777

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Sylvia Rimat: If You Decide to Stay

Playful, quirky life performance that will get your neurons firing.

Saturday 16th November 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

‘Subtly brilliant, clever and very human work …’ Richard Gregory, Quarantine

If you’ve ever pondered on how difficult it is to know what you really want, make the decision to go and see this inventive and playful performance. If You Decide to Stay looks at decision-making through the neurons involved in the process and the complexity of the worlds around and within us. Using the image of a meadow and the stars above, Sylvia Rimat takes a wry look at the decisions that have led her to this very point on the stage and celebrates the choice that each audience member made to join her.

£12, £10 c0ncessions

Booking: https://www.bath.ac.uk/icia/events/index.php or call 01225 386777