The Roman Baths seem to have been a den of vice and sex where “anything goes” was the order of the day.
Smallcombe Cemetery in Bath is the perfect place to visit if you want to escape the noisy streets and crowds of shoppers in the centre of the city. A fifteen-minute walk from the Southgate shopping centre is this oasis of calm and reflection, which I visited for the first time last month. I wish I had known about it before; I’ve lived in Bath for thirty years and never knew it existed.
Yesterday, I watched a very moving and informative YouTube interview with Orest Zub, a media resistance fighter currently living in Lviv, Ukraine. During the interview, he shared a link to a site showing a live map with what is happening in the Ukraine now. He also gave some heartbreaking personal news.
The Holburne Museum, at the end of Great Pulteney Street in Bath, is currently showcasing a new exhibition of clay and wax sculptures by some of its staff.
There are many parks in Bath, but my favourite is the Botanical Gardens. Every season provides the visitor with something different to see. In spring and summer the trees and beautiful flowers are in bloom, and the sounds of newborn birds fills the air. In autumn the golden sunshine looks amazing as it shines weakly through the brown and orange leaves as they fall from the trees. And in the frosty winter there is a stillness as you walk on the crispy grass and past the frozen ponds.
Bath and its people are friendly, but the city wasn’t always so welcoming. There are many accounts of the work-shy, the criminals, and the “impudent plebeians” that once lived here. Bath City Language Coaching reads some of these less than complimentary comments.
THREE English lessons for the price of TWO!
All you have to do is watch the video and correctly translate the Latin inscription on the stone bench and email it to email@example.com before the 16th October.
Ben Whittaker, a GB boxer, and Sky Brown, a young skateboarder won Olympic 2020 medals this week. Ben won a silver and Sky won a bronze. But their reactions were very different. Bath City Language Coaching asks Does Winning Matter?
Bath’s King Bladud gets a visit from Bath City Language Coaching to tell the story of how Bath’s magical waters, some pigs with leprosy, and some acorns were to help in making Bath the famous city it is today.
Pulteney Bridge in Bath was built in 1773. Pulteney Weir was built in the 1970s. Bath City Language Coaching was going to eat a vegan sausage roll there, but then remembered the seagulls that swoop down and grab food from human hands. So the sausage roll was kept in the bag.
Bath City Language Coaching meets Mr Bennet at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath. Also known as Martin, Mr Bennet is often confused with Mr Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, but he won’t challenge you to a duel if you get his name wrong. He tells us about an eye condition that Jane Austen often suffered from. Let’s put it this way, you wouldn’t want to share a pillow with her…
Bath City Language Coaching catches the stars, extras and crew getting ready to film a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion in the Royal Crescent, Bath. Simon reads some quotes from Persuasion, which show what Jane Austen really felt about Bath
Bath City Language Coaching loves the odd flutter. They’ve put a bet on Croatia to beat England and to win the 2021 Euros ball-kicking competition. Simon gives you the benefit of his “extensive” knowledge of football live from Alexandra Park in Bath.
I love the actor Brian Blessed. I was lucky to meet him once and he asked ME for MY photo to show his acting chum, Kenneth Branagh (Wallander, Henry V, Tenet) because he thought I looked just like him. In this video, I tell the story of when he punched a polar bear in the face while on a trip to the North Pole.