The Forum in Bath was built by William Henry Watkins and E Morgan Willmott back in the year 1934, in a combination of Art Déco and Neo-Classical style. It opened on 19 May 1934 as a cinema. The building closed as a cinema in 1969, and has subsequently been used - with extensive renovations - as a dancing school, a bingo hall, and a church. Its main auditorium has about 1,600 seats, making it Bath's largest event venue today.
The Forum represents a true reflection of typical Art Déco-era splendour including brick with concrete floors, a large Art Déco candelabra lighting, lacquered wood fixtures and fittings and gold-leafed flourishes. In the elegant auditorium, the iconic green cinema seats offer a spacious, luxurious audience experience.
Don't be afraid to take the few steps down - you will love it. An outstanding cocktail bar in the heart of Bath. Friendly and competent staff. Excellent drinks. Combined with an absolutely cosy and stunning interior. Also matching - the tunes. Don't miss this place!
Resolution Records is Bath's only vintage record store. The urban and nice interior is filled with rare and interesting records from all over the world. Don't miss this place when in town as the staff is very helpful and friendly.
There's literally something for every taste on the menu of this fabulous location. Bath Brew House is situated in the heart of the city, offering fantastic food and tasty drinks. Don't miss the really cosy and stunning interior with the huge main bar as well as the large outside beer garden backyards. Specialized in all sorts of beer and complete with its very own micro brewery.
Bath Abbey and nearby Roman Baths are in the heart of the city.
Bath Abbey is supposed to be one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe. It consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water. Visitors can explore the Roman Baths, walk on the original Roman pavements and see the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva.
Bath Abbey is a parish church of the Church of England and former Benedictine monastery. It was founded in the 7th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries. It is one of the largest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in the area. The abbey is particularly noted for its fan vaulting. The west front includes sculptures of angels climbing to heaven on two stone ladders, representing Jacob's Ladder.
Nestled inmidst grassy banks and shady trees, Bath Marina & Caravan Park is located on a beautiful stretch of the River Avon. In this tranquil setting the site offers modern facilities on landscaped lawns and woodlands. It is set approximately 3 km from the city centre with excellent bus services. So whether by bike or stroll along the towpath - take your time to discover one of the many river and canal side pubs nearby.
With its picturesque countryside views among the banks of the River Avon, The Boathouse is a stunning option to have great food and drinks. A nice traditional pub, serving delicious seasonal dishes. The city centre is connected by bus service. From Bath Marina & Caravan Park it's just a short stroll. Especially nice on a summer evening when it's warm enough to sit on the outside terrace.
Pulteney Bridge is one of the main sights in the city of Bath. This marvellous piece of Georgian architecture crosses the River Avon and was completed by 1774 in Palladian style. The bridge is exceptional in having shops built across its full span on both sides.
Just stunning is this lovely Georgian House, dating back to the year 1735, and built of classic honey coloured Bath stone. More than half an acre of magnificent walled gardens with splendid views over the city. The interiors offer a delightful mix of old and new. Paradise House is situated in a quiet street just 10 minutes walk to the centre. All in all - just a perfect place to relax, unwind and soak in the atmosphere.
Glastonbury Festival is a five-day festival of contemporary arts in Southern England. In addition to music, it hosts dance and comedy sessions, lectures, and movie screenings along other performances. Deeply inspired by the ethos of the hippie and free festival movements.
Colston Hall is Bristol’s largest concert hall, presenting concerts and entertainment since the year 1867 by major names in Rock, Pop, Jazz, Folk, World, up to Classical music. These walls have hosted music from the likes of Robert Plant, The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Motörhead, and Bob Dylan.
O2 Academy Bristol has been hosting live perroamnces since 2001. On stage: bright new acts along classic performers. It opened with a sell-out performance from Ocean Colour Scene. The venue’s history stretches back to November 1966, when it opened as cinema. O2 Academy Bristol has provided plenty of memorable moments and iconic performances ever since.
Clwb Ifor Bach (meaning Little Ivor's Club) is located in the heart of Cardiff has existed since 1983 and was founded by Cymdeithas Clwb Cymraeg Caerdydd, a society formed with the purpose of establishing a Welsh language social club. Still today, it is the focal point for many Welsh-medium organisations and events in the area. The club today is contained within an three-storey building. There is a bar, stage, and dance floor on each level, varying in size from level to level. There are regular performances of live music. The range of music played is very wide, and includes Reggae, Folk, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, Welsh and more.
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff is an indoor event arena, with was opened on 10 September 1993 by singer Shirley Bassey. It is the city's largest exhibition facility today. Famous names who have performed in the arena are among Richard Ashcroft, The 1975, Bring Me The Horizon, Metallica, Liam Gallagher, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Dio, Meat Loaf, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Killers, Biffy Clyro, The Prodigy, The Beach Boys, Panic at the disco, and Manic Street Preachers.
The Forum (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
The Forum (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)