TV personality and quiz show master Richard Osman is one of the stars lining-up for the Bath Festival in May. The author of bestseller The Thursday Murder Club – currently on course to sell 1m hardback copies – will be in conversation with comedian, actor and writer Miles Jupp at The Bath Forum at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19 May - click below for more...

Here, Richard chats about writing a best-seller – now set to become a Steven Spielberg movie – as well as his surprise TV presenting career later in life and how he deals with fame.

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Gary Wood Ceramics

This month, we speak to painted stoneware and porcelain ceramics artists, Gary Wood, about his career, most interesting commission and favourite things about Bath.

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason talks about her extraordinary musical family

Seven brothers and sisters. All of them classically trained musicians. One was Young Musician of the Year and performed for the royal family. Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason, opens up about what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race. 

Ed Jackson

Ed Jackson is a former professional rugby player who played at the highest level for over 10 years.


Two years on from a serious accident that left him paralysed from the neck down, Ed is literally climbing mountains and wants to encourage others to never give up hope. Craig Maplesden caught up with the former Bath Rugby backrow to talk about perspective and positivity, plus a new resilience workshop for teens in conjunction with Bath Mindfulness.



Mark Watson is a stand-up comedian who you will have seen regularly on TV shows such as Mock The Week, Taskmaster and Have I Got News For You. Mark is also an acclaimed author and prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem. Back on the road with his new show and Carpool Comedy events, Mark spoke to Craig Maplesden about lockdown, beeping horns and his new book 'Contacts'.

Will Johns

The Bluesdaddy returns to Bath with a socially distanced live show

Will Johns is recognised as one of the most distinctive and exciting British Blues performers on the scene today. Here, Will talks about his childhood and music.