Simply having a wonderful Christmas time @TheForumBath

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As the nights draw in and Winter arrives, here at the Forum, we’ve got plenty to entertain and delight over the festive season. In November, we’re kicking things off with the return of Jack Savoretti at the Forum. He’s on tour with his number-one album Singing to Strangers and will be with us on Tuesday 5 November.

With two #1 albums, five Top 10 singles, a BRIT Award and 7 million sales, James Morrison is one of the biggest success stories of his era. Join us to see him with his latest album You’re Stronger Than You Know on Wednesday 6 November.

We’re delighted to welcome back Jools Holland with the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on their annual excursion around the UK, including special guests Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Gilson Lavis on Thursday 7 November.

Show of Hands fans rejoice as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes on Friday 8 November.

Marillion are back on tour and will be playing songs spanning their 14 album-career with Steve Hogarth, as 2019 celebrates 30 years of him joining the band. You can see Marillion on Saturday 9 November.

Following a famous fall out in 1993, Shakespears Sister band members Siobhan and Marcella were reunited in 2018 and decided to write some music together for the first time in over 25 years. They’re joining us on their tour on Thursday 14 November.

The Bowie Collective are musicians, actors, artists, techies, hackers and ardent Bowie fans. The beating heart of this multimedia show is a Rock ’n Roll band performing arguably the most sonically accurate versions of David Bowie’s greatest records you will ever hear, visually enhanced by a spectacular light and video backdrop on Friday 15 November.

The irrepressible former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett will perform the seminal Genesis album Selling England By The Pound in its entirety. Released in 1973, the album went to No. 3 in the UK charts. Other favourite classic Genesis tracks will also feature in the show on Wednesday 20 November.

Selling 5 million tickets worldwide and described by The Times as “The Gold Standard” and The Daily Mirror as “The Kings of the Genre”, The Australian Pink Floyd Show gave its first-ever concert in Adelaide, Australia in 1988. Since then, they have performed in over 35 countries worldwide and join us on Thursday 21 November.

Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan are joining forces to split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions on Friday 22 November.

With over 340 million video views, 19 million singles sold including 3 number one UK singles and over 6 million albums, Emeli Sande has dominated the music industry and captured the heart of the Nation. She is performing at the Forum on Saturday 23 November.

Rhiannon Giddens’ 19th-century American minstrel banjo tunes and Francesco Turrisi’s traditional Sicilian Tamburello (tambourine) rhythms fit very naturally together and you’re in for a real treat on Tuesday 26 November.


The legendary Sir Lenny Henry will be joining us for an evening: in part one of his show, Lenny will take you through a jam session of stories both funny and sad. In part two, Lenny will be interviewed by friend, broadcaster and author Jon Canter, for further insights into his life and career on Thursday 28 November.

Back by popular demand, Love Actually, the seasonal rom-com that has become a revelation and synonymous for so many with the festive period, returns with a full orchestra performing its soundtrack live to picture. Get into the festive spirit on Friday 29 November.

If no news is good news, then the good news is fake news. Jonathan Pie returns to the road once more to berate the people  in power – and the journalists apparently holding them to account. He joins us on Saturday 30 November. The Godfather of modern stand-up returns after 15 years: Ben Elton is back on the road with an all-new stand-up show. He  stark raving mad. See his take on things on Wednesday 4 December.

At the age of 15, Lauren Zhang won BBC Young Musician of the Year 2018 with virtuosic ability and musical understanding way beyond her years. Expect youthful prodigious technical ability but also musical insight for and from a new generation on Thursday 5 December.

The incomparable London African Gospel Choir join us to perform the classic Paul Simon album ‘Graceland’ in full live on stage on Friday 6 December.

Kate Rusby has released three albums of songs and carols from this marvellous Yorkshire-inspired tradition and this year’s Christmas show will feature tracks from all four festive collections on Wednesday 11 December.

Join us for a high energy concert celebrating the music of one of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band with The Rolling Stones Story on Friday 13 December.

We’ve got a night of laughter with Rob Delaney headlining as well as fellow comedians Phil Wang, Rose Matafeo and Ed Gamble. Live at Christmas is on Saturday 14 December.

The enduring appeal of ABBA is reflected in the ongoing success of the BJORN AGAIN show having amassed 5,000 performances in 72 countries in 31 years. They join us at the Forum on Wednesday 18 December.

The world’s Premier Beatles show continues to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their immaculate note-perfect portrayal of the fab four’s journey through the swinging 60s. It’s all there – the costumes, the mannerisms, the witty banter and the period gear. The Bootleg Beatles are on Friday 20 December.

It’s the perfect way for the whole family to start the festive season: Bath Philharmonia brings to life Rupert the Bear’s magical adventures into the forest to discover the mysterious ‘Frog Chorus’.

And it wouldn’t be Christmas without The Snowman and the orchestra perform Howard Blake’s score live to Raymond Briggs’ animated masterpiece. Make sure you book your tickets for Saturday 21 December.


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