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The Spiegeltent

For one week only

Back at the turn of the last century the Spiegeltents would tour around towns in the Low Countries, something like a circus would, staying a while before moving on, perhaps to be back another year. Even then their design was intended to reflect a sumptuous level of style distinct from any other place of entertainment in the town. Over the years their unique design and hand-crafted construction, expressing another more elegant era, has only increased their impact: a Spiegeltent is quite unlike any other club, theatre or bar, and a Spiegeltent event gains an atmosphere that no year-round venue can provide.

While we’ve got it, we’ll try to make the most of it: every afternoon Children’s entertainers and activities means we can share the space with the next generation of audience, and we’re going to be running early evening music in the tent or the bar area (depending on set-up requirements for the evening show) for an elegant or open-air ambience to hang out in before your evening gets underway.

Yes, once again, for one week only (well, 10 days, but who’s counting?) Bath Fringe brings you music, comedy and cabaret from acts who don’t visit the city over the rest of the year, in a place that you’ll have to visit now because it won’t be there in a week’s time. How much more unmissable can it be?

Spiegeltent events

Friday 22 May
Spiegeltent Opening Night Party
Latin Dance Grooves; Almasala (Flamenco grooves)

Saturday 23 May
Early show:
The George Mabusa Band
Evening show
Max Pashm Band plus DJ set (Balkan beats)

Sunday 24 May
Latin Dance Workshop Afternoon
Cubania Dance Company
Evening show
Rory McLeod (the ultimate one-man band)

Monday 25 May 2009
Early show
A Bristol Music Showcase
Evening show
An Evening of Stand-Up
Arthur Smith; Alan Francis; Toby Longworth

Tuesday 26 May
Early show
BA1 Records present
Evening show
Martin Simpson Trio (Folk guitar legend)

Wednesday 27 May
Early show
Evening show
Baka Beyond (Afro-Celt pioneers take a new angle)

Thursday 28 May 2009
Early show
Evening show
The Handsome Family (alt. country)

29 May 2009
Early show
BA1 Records present
Evening show
Bedlam Cabaret (street circus)

Saturday 30 May
Early show
The Duckworths and guests
Evening show
Connie Lush & Blues Shouter (Blues & R'n'B)

Sunday 31 May
Early show
Bedlam Music at the Spiegeltent
Evening show
Lo'Jo (Bohemian French Internationalists)

Spiegel Lounge sessions
Every afternoon from 6pm: trailers for Fringe shows later in the week, local music, tres sophistoqué...

Spiegeltent Children’s Festival

Monday 25 May
12.30pm-Kooky the Clown, ages 3-9.
2.30pm-Mad Science, ages 5+
12.15-1.15pm Magic Workshop Age 8 - teenage.
1.30-2.30pm Folk/Ceilidh Dancing. Age - Primary.

Tuesday 26 May
12.30pm-Ticklish Allsorts, ages 3-9.
2.30pm-Humble Pie Puppets, ages 2-7.
12.15-1.15pm Kids Yoga. Age - Primary.
1.30-2.30pm Voice/Singing Age 5-12 years.

Wednesday 27 May
12.30pm-Mr. Brown's Pig's puppet show, ages 4-8.
2.30pm-Prof. Palmeroff-Age 5+
12.15-1.15pm Drumming/Rhythm; Age 5 - teenage.
1.30-2.30pm Face Painting and Balloon Modelling Age 6-12.

Thursday 28 May
12.30pm-Jack Stevens, magic show, age 3-7.
2.30pm – Dave Hickory, balloon modeller, ages 3-7.
12.15-1.15pm Hula Hoop Skills All ages.
1.30-2.30pm Digeridoo Workshop Age 6 - teenage.

Friday 29 May
Talent Show
12.30-1.30pm, Ages 3-9 years
2-3pm, ages 10-16 years

Please note that the Children's Festival does not accept unaccompanied children, please come with a responsable adult.

Please also note that no dogs are allowed on site, and that only food and drink bought on the premises can be consumed at the tables.

Spiegeltent Café
Fresh & tasty meals, snacks and cakes, including special children’s menu, vegetarian options and barbecue; hot and cold drinks. Available every day from noon till well into the evening. All reasonably priced using local suppliers.
Come for brunch at the weekend: we’ve got lovely location, music, good food, coffee, bar drinks, all you need now is the paper.

for even more info look here: Spiegeltent pages -



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