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February 2017

Exhibition: From Rome to the Royal Crescent

February 11 - June 4
No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LR United Kingdom + Google Map

An exhibition celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Crescent in Bath. From Rome to the Royal Crescent traces the evolution of classical architecture from the ancient monuments of Rome, through the innovation of the Renaissance to the modern designs of 18th century Britain through the beautiful work of model maker Timothy Richards. When the foundation stone was laid for the Royal Crescent in 1767 British architecture was dominated by a passion for Palladianism.  A fashionable style for both grand…

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April 2017
Free

EXHIBITION: The Royal Crescent Deconstructed / Reconstructed

April 5 - June 4
Museum of Bath Architecture, The Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, The Vineyards, Paragon
Bath, Somerset BA1 5NA United Kingdom
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Until 4 June   Free with normal admission Through an exciting new installation No. 1 Royal Crescent is broken into pieces.  As fragments are linked to objects at the Museum of Bath Architecture the building is then reformed, revealing the design and craftsmanship that came together to construct the Royal Crescent 250 years ago.

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EXHIBITION: Jubilate

April 17 - December 10
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street
Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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The Musical and Scientific Life of 18th century Bath 17 April  to 10 December 2017  at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy As well as the 250th anniversary of the Royal Crescent 2017 also marks the 250th anniversary of William Herschel taking up the post of Director of Music in Bath.  Herschel later went on to make major astronomical discoveries, but his passion for music continued throughout his life.  He was a prolific composer, musician and teacher, whilst his sister Caroline…

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EXHIBITION: Jubilate: music and science in 18th century Bath

April 17 - December 10
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street
Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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Links #RoyalCrescent250 celebrations with the 250th anniversary of William Herschel being appointed Director of Music in Bath. Herschel went on to make major astronomical achievements including the discovery of the planet Uranus in 1781, but his passion for music continued throughout his life. He was a prolific composer, musician and teacher. We explore the vibrant musical scene in the City during the period of the Enlightenment and its importance to the social makeup and cultural like of Bath when it…

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June 2017
£5

The Beckford Book Group

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckford’s Tower and Museum, Lansdown
Bath, BA1 9BH United Kingdom
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Thu 8 Jun 19:00 at the Tower  £5 on door The Rivals by Richard Sheridan To coincide with this year’s Royal Crescent at 250 anniversary and in the spirit of the Herschel Museum of Astronomy’s Jubilate exhibition we will be reading ‘The Rivals’ by Richard Sheridan. Sheridan famously eloped with his wife, Elizabeth Linley, from the Royal Crescent in 1772. This will be the Book Group’s first play, and hopefully an evening of amateur theatrics as we read through scenes!…

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£10

1Hr CONCERT: Temple Ensemble

June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum of Bath Architecture, The Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, The Vineyards, Paragon
Bath, Somerset BA1 5NA United Kingdom
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Summer Concerts in the Museum of Bath Architecture Fri 9 Jun 18:30–19:30 £10 incl glass of wine Temple Ensemble Vivaldi, Concerto for Bassoon and Strings Weber, Clarinet Quintet Beethoven, Sextet London-based, the Temple Ensemble was formed by clarinettist Poppy Beddoe at the Royal Academy of Music. They perform throughout the UK and in SW France.

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EXHIBITION: A View from the Crescent

June 24 - November 19
No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LR United Kingdom + Google Map

An exhibition celebrating the Royal Crescent through the eyes of prominent artists and examining its role in the development of the city and in people. Looking at paintings, prints and photographs we observe how they have responded to the beauty of the building and its setting. Views by artists from the 18th century to the present day – including Thomas Malton’s Views from the Royal Crescent, on loan from the Victoria Art Gallery – will teach us about the history…

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EXHIBITION: Past, Present, Future: Bath and the Smithsons

June 24 - November 26
Museum of Bath Architecture, The Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, The Vineyards, Paragon
Bath, Somerset BA1 5NA United Kingdom
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200 years after the Royal Crescent was built, Alison and Peter Smithson, England’s most influential post-war architects, looked to the historic city to inspire their modern designs.  As we mark the 250th anniversary of the Royal Crescent this exhibition explores the extraordinary connection between old and new in the Smithson’s work, and the buildings they designed for Bath.  

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July 2017
£10

Monteverdi & his milieu: a Venetian adventure

July 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum of Bath Architecture, The Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, The Vineyards, Paragon
Bath, Somerset BA1 5NA United Kingdom
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Musicke in the Ayre: Jane Hunt & Maria Danishvar, sopranos and Din Ghani, archlute/baroque guitar A happy hour of gorgeous music (both sacred and secular) from early 17th century Venice by Claudio Monteverdi and some of his contemporaries. Although he was born in Cremona 450 years ago, Venice was where Monteverdi found fulfilment and job satisfaction when he became choirmaster at St Mark’s Basilica, and where many of his masterpieces were written. The lovely acoustic of the Chapel is ideally…

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£10

1Hr CONCERT: Monteverdi & his milieu: a Venetian adventure

July 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum of Bath Architecture, The Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, The Vineyards, Paragon
Bath, Somerset BA1 5NA United Kingdom
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Fri 7 Jul 18:30-19:30  £10 incl glass of wine Musicke in the Ayre: Jane Hunt & Maria Danishvar, sopranos and Din Ghani, archlute/baroque guitar A happy hour of gorgeous music (both sacred and secular) from early 17th century Venice by Claudio Monteverdi and some of his contemporaries. Although he was born in Cremona 450 years ago, Venice was where Monteverdi found fulfilment and job satisfaction when he became choirmaster at St Mark’s Basilica, and where many of his masterpieces were…

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