University of Bath Festival
To mark our 50th birthday we want to celebrate with as many people as we can.
Come to our Festival. It’s free, and set to be a lot of fun!
Come up to campus and enjoy music, dance and food. Meet some of our amazing scientists and researchers. Take up a new sporting challenge. Join a craft workshop or drop in to demos and talks on science, technology and health.
We’ve got three interactive zones for you to explore: Active, Creative and Discover. (Don’t forget to watch out for the giant T-Rex!)
Whether you could be the next Olympic Champion or you like things at a slower pace, our Sports Training Village will be buzzing on 6th May with all things Active. Try out a new sport (we’ve got 15 to choose from), browse the stalls, watch a match, bounce about on the inflatables and enjoy the BBQ and music. Then it’s ‘eyes up’ at noon to watch the The Red Devils freefall in!
- Mini Olympics
- Climbing wall and zip wire
- 15 sports including: trampolining, swimming, fencing and badminton
- Beach volleyball
- Football tournament
- Bob Sleigh run (over 18s)
Come and let your mind wander in our Creative Zone in the Edge Arts Centre. There’s lots to get your hands on, from chair making to tower building, arts and crafts and pottery. Let your creativity flow as you tap your way into one of our dance workshops and stroll through our exhibitions. Then, sit back and soak up the village fete atmosphere with our brass band.
- Make a chair
- Street dancing
- Interactive theatre
- Childrens ‘Sales Pitch’ Challenge
- Build a tower
- Opera -16 songs from 16 shows!
- Decorate your own shortbread
Our Discover zone is all about hands on fun! Come and meet a robot, fly a drone, build a crystal, explore the universe, try our racing car wheel change challenge and put our researchers to the test. See, do and learn something new. Hook a duck, topple a coconut, grab an ice cream and head over to hear some great music near the lake.
- Test-tube cocktails and treats in our science cafe
- Team Bath racing wheel change competition
- Meet our scientists
- Find out how our researchers are changing food into fuel
- See how language interpreters work in a real live debate
- Fly a drone
- Enjoy Bath’s buskers by the lake
Watch this space for more details about what to expect. In the meantime, here’s a taster of what life’s like up here on campus!
Festival Alumni Reunion
For Bath alumni, we’ll rounding off the Festival in style at our biggest ever Alumni Reunion. Make a weekend of it. Get some old mates together. Organise a mini-reunion of clubs and societies – come and join the fun!
Travelling to the Festival
The best way to get to the festival will be via a free Uni bus service, kindly provided by First, to and from Bath City Centre. There will also be limited parking available on site.