Things to Do in BANES

Easter Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

Easter Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

This Easter Holiday, families looking for things to do in Somerset should head over to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells. From 3rd – 18th April the Palace Easter Family Trail will run daily. Simply collect the trail upon arrival, or download it from the Palace website, and head off around the Gardens to hunt for… Read More…

New Reading Friends project to combat loneliness through literature

New Reading Friends project to combat loneliness through literature

A new and exciting initiative designed to help overcome feelings of isolation and loneliness by bringing people together to celebrate a love of reading has launched in Bath and North East Somerset. Reading Friends is an opportunity to meet new people virtually or by phone to talk about books, magazines or any reading material and… Read More…

How to celebrate LGBT+ Month in Bath and North East Somerset

How to celebrate LGBT+ Month in Bath and North East Somerset

An opportunity for people in Bath and North East Somerset to learn more about the histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the UK is offered in a range of events this month. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + History Month is celebrated each year in February to highlight the contributions that LGBT+ people make locally and… Read More…

How to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in Bath and North East Somerset

How to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in Bath and North East Somerset

An online event which will hear from the son of a man who successfully escaped Nazi persecution is being held to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day this month. Bath & North East Somerset Council and Bath Interfaith Group will hold the webinar on Wednesday 27 January at 6pm to mark the international event, which takes place… Read More…

Residents encouraged to remember at home

Residents encouraged to remember at home

Residents from across Bath and North East Somerset are being encouraged to mark Remembrance Day and Armistice Day at home this year. Remembrance events have been scaled back due to the restrictions imposed to help stop the spread of coronavirus and residents are being respectfully reminded not to put themselves or others at risk by… Read More…

Celebrating Bonfire Night: keep it small, keep it safe

Celebrating Bonfire Night: keep it small, keep it safe

Staying ‘firework safe’ is always important when celebrating Bonfire Night and this year it’s vital to stay Covid-safe too. In the absence of organised displays, Bath & North East Somerset Council is encouraging anyone planning to have fireworks at home to follow the firework code, as well as the rule of six and hands, face,… Read More…

Santas on the Run goes Freestyle!

Santas on the Run goes Freestyle!

Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) annual Santas on the Run event is back but not as you know it! Taking place over the weekend of the 11-13 December, supporters will be able to choose their distance, route and their festive dress.    CHSW’s festive fundraisers are usually held at Bristol Harbourside, RHS Rosemoor in Devon and the Eden Project in… Read More…

Regional Mayor welcomes £10m lifeline for West of England arts and heritage organisation

Regional Mayor welcomes £10m lifeline for West of England arts and heritage organisation

The West of England Mayor has welcomed Government funding of £10m to support arts and heritage organisations across the region. The announcement from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Arts Council England means that 45 cultural organisations in the West of England will receive a £9.7 million share of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. This major investment will help… Read More…

Ten new schemes proposed for better walking and cycling in B&NES

Ten new schemes proposed for better walking and cycling in B&NES

Getting around Bath and North East Somerset on foot or by bike will be made easier under proposals put forward by the council and the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) for additional funding. Ten new ambitious schemes to provide better walking and cycling routes and ease the pressure on public transport as well as… Read More…

Welcome back to America: no passport required!

Welcome back to America: no passport required!

If it’s fresh air and space to spend socially distanced time with friends and family you are after, then the gardens the American Museum & Gardens, are just what you need. Opened in September 2018 by Alan Titchmarsh, the New American Garden is the first European commission for Washington DC-based landscape architects Oehme, van Sweden. … Read More…

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