Visit Bath with Virtual Events
28 April 2020
While nothing can compare to actually being in Bath, at the moment lockdown means that’s just not an option. This is where virtual events come in. They’re giving us the opportunity to enjoy some of Bath, without leaving the house!
First in our run down of what virtual events from Bath are on at the moment is a collection from The Edge.
The Edge (formerly known as The Edge Arts Bath) is an arts and creativity hub “informed by the context and research of the University of Bath”. Usually they have a range of dance and exercise classes running, but with the current lockdown, instead of cancelling them, they’ve taken them online.
Some of classes currently available to book from The Edge include; Latin Fit, Barre Fluid (a ballet-based exercise practise), yoga, dance fit, and the non-exercise based online wellbeing choir and online book club. Booking and details can be found here: https://www.edgearts.org/whats-on/
Our next online event takes a bit more imagination (and/or memory).
If you’ve been to Bath before and remember going to see the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge, Bath Theatre Royal and the like, then the city trail we found online from bathworldheritage.org.uk could be a welcome read.
The trail can be followed in reality as a self-led walking tour, but it also makes for a very interesting read in itself. Each stop on the trail gives a short paragraph about the origin of the stop in question, and is a brilliant way to “visit” Bath when you can’t be here in person. The trail commentary and map can be found here: https://bit.ly/2zwk8VS
Next, for those of us who love a good pub quiz, is the Bath Festivals virtual pub quiz taking place this Friday (May 1st) at 7pm via Zoom.
Organised and run by Bath Festivals, it makes perfect sense that some of the rounds included will be on books, festivals, literature, and music. A minimum donation of £3 is requested for each team entering, and this donation will raise vita funds for the Bath Festivals charity. Details about entry can be found here: https://bit.ly/35dsi13
Finally on our list of Bath virtual events is Komedia’s comedy nights. Usually Komedia hosts its Krater Comedy Club on a Saturday night – followed by Bath Komedia’s ever-popular Motorcity club night. Instead of cancelling its Krater Comedy Club, Komedia has taken it online and has been posting shows on its YouTube channel.
The shows include new content which have been recorded recently, as well as archive clips. So if you miss live comedy, and in particular Komedia’s comedy, they could be a good way to lift your spirits. They can be found here: https://bit.ly/3bKPgiK (N.B. You probably knew they would already, but be aware that these shows contain explicit content and strong language.)
We hope that these online events help you to feel a little bit closer to Bath, even though you can’t physically visit Bath at the moment.