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Curious Minds Arts Festival 2024, Bath

7 March - 28 March


Curious Minds will run in the spa town from 7 to 28 March 2024.

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Curious Minds, a new arts festival in Bath, curated by the Bath Arts Collective, will run in the spa town from 7 to 28 March 2024.

Dubbed a “festival to ignite ideas”, it champions curiosity for all. There will be more than 30 book talks, as well as live performances, writing workshops, screenings and walking tours, as well as interesting facts for curious minds.

The Bath Art Collective has a mission to enhance the already progressive arts and event sector in the city.

Curious Minds 2024

Jeremy Bowen credit Johnny Ring
Jeremy Bowen credit Johnny Ring

The 2024 festival will include talks from the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen on The Middle East; comedian Robin Ince on scientific curiosity; queer performer Polari Salon; historian Peter Frankopan; scientist Adam Rutherford on climate change; and author Bryony Gordon on her book Mad Woman.

Screenings at the festival include the film The Associate (Whoopi Goldberg) and Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son, a documentary about homelessness.

Music will include a Songwriters Festival featuring talented local musicians curated by Matt Owens; an evening of jazz and chat with musician Orphy Robinson and writer Varaidzo. The festival will also feature a guided walk and writing at Cleveland Pools and The Holburne Museum, and a new walking tour devised by Bath Walking Tours.


The festival starts with a fundraising The Big Bath Pop Culture Quiz, hosted by Mother, a local drag artist.

A full schedule of the events can be found here.

When Is the Festival?

7 to 28 March, 2024.

Where Is the Festival?

At venues across Bath.

Tickets for the Festival

Can be bought here.

Things To Do in Bath

Bath is a wonderful city famed for its ancient Roman baths, but there is so much for you to explore on your trip to Bath, including the most amazing countryside around it. A good place to start planning your trip is at the Welcome to Bath website.


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Mark Bibby Jackson

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Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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