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Curious Minds 2024

A festival to ignite ideas

A brand NEW festival for Bath running from 7th – 28th March 2024. The Curious Minds festival features over 30 book talks, live performances, film screenings, writing workshops and walking tours. Taking place across a range of venues with events designed to entertain, inform, connect and challenge. There will be plenty to feed your Curious Mind!

Curious Minds

Festival highlights include:

  • insights from the BBC’s International Editor, Jeremy Bowen, on the current situation in The Middle East
  • Polari Salon, London’s award winning LGBTQ+ evening celebrating queer prose and performance
  • The Curious Minds 2024 Conversation: Peter Frankopan and Adam Rutherford discuss humankind’s efforts to make sense of the natural world
  • a guided walk and writing session using Cleveland Pools and The Holburne Museum as inspirations with writer Jo Nadin
  • comedian Robin Ince takes us on an adventure in scientific curiosity
  • a brand new walk curated for this festival, 50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bath with Fred Mawer Tours.
  • Bryony Gordon, the pioneering author and campaigner who will talk about her new book Mad Woman.
  • Screenings of Whoopi Goldberg’s film The Associate, followed by a discussion with the author of How Film and TV can Solve Racism and Solve the World, Ellen J Jones; and Lorna Tucker’s Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son, a new documentary exploring homelessness, followed by a discussion with Julian House
  • an evening of jazz and conversation with writer, Varaidzo and award winning jazz musician, Orphy Robinson to launch the Bath based book Manny and the Baby
  • a writing day at Persephone Books with Harriet Evans and Juliet Pickering

What’s On at Curious Minds 2024

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