For more than 70 years, Bath Festivals has brought world-class musicians and authors to Bath and the wider local area, however they are now seeking help to ensure their survival for the future.
Reduced ticket sales, sponsorship and public funding due to the COVID-19 crisis have had a devastating effect on the organisation’s income.
They are now turning to the public, to help ensure their survival for future generations, launching a fundraising campaign, Back Bath Festivals, with a £50,000 target.
This will run during what would have been a 10-day celebration of music, words, poetry and live performance in the 2020 Bath Festival.
Artists and authors who were due to perform at this year’s Bath Festival include Ian McEwan, Patti Smith, Emily Eavis, Bertrand Chamayou and Tayari Jones alongside a series of classical music rising stars concerts and new talented author talks.
Party in the City, the festival’s opening celebration, has also been cancelled for the foreseeable future along with many of the organisation’s thriving Creative Learning projects.
Ian Stockley, CEO of Bath Festivals, said: “Bath Festivals is a charity working to bring together communities through the celebration of music, words, books and live performance.
“At this difficult time, we ask for the generosity of others, so that together we can continue to listen, learn, smile, dance, create memories, and be inspired!”
You can donate to the appeal by following this link.