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Local School children celebrate their own Olympic ceremony on the lawn with Bath MP Don Foster, a silver Bath medallist Ben Rushgrove and tv BBC Points West cameras! Even the rain didn't dampen their spirits! July 1st 20112


The Olympic Torch comes to the Crescent 22nd May 2012

The sun shone, the crescent was car free and care free and packed with children, parents, residents and tourists and how it should be! Below are some of the great shots from the glorious day! Many more photos on Facebook



Click to read how Bath broke the world record for people forming the Olympic rings some 2234 (Chronicle 22 May 2012) Or even watch this YouTube Video below


Click to read How tens of thousands turned out to welcome the Torch to Bath plus videos (Chronicle 22 May 2012)

Architectural Icon

The Royal Crescent has been voted one of the country's Top Ten Architectural Icons in a recent Channel Four poll.

Click here to read about the poll and the other winners.

Celebrations for World Heritage Day and thee 25th anniversary of Bath’s World Heritage Site status. 22nd April 2012



Bath is the only UK city to have World heritage Site status. To mark the special anniversary, 100 children from St Andrews, Oldfield Junior and St John’s Catholic Primary Schools filmed their very own aerial “art attack” using the World Heritage Symbol. Their film will feature as part of the 2012 People’s Archive on the forthcoming QUEST Cultural Olympiad project website due to launch in May.

The Ermine Street Guard provided Roman military re-enactments and erected a Roman camp in front of the Royal Crescent. No.1 Royal Crescent was brought to life with costumed Georgian servants showing how a household in the 18th century was run. Join Mr Adams, the Butler, revealed secrets of the Dining Room, whilst below stairs, Annie the Cook prepared delicious authentic dishes. 500 visitors enjoyed watching and having a go at carving Bath stone, with local sculptor Laurence Tindall and letter carver Iain Cotton.

ITV West filmed a inews feature and to read The Bath Chronicle coverage 

Major Musical Events

Click below to read and see pictures on these magical events


Important Visitors to the Crescent

In the early 1980s Her late Majesty The Queen Mother arrived by helicopter on the Lawn

Left: In 1977 HRH Princess Anne, now HRH The Princess Royal, arrived by helicopter on the Lawn. 

Right: In Spring 1992 journalists and politicians invaded the lawn and demonstrators gathered outside the Royal Crescent Hotel for the meeting of European finance ministers, which included the then Chancellor Norman Lamont.

Other Events

Summer Serenade 13th June 2010




Click here to read about the Classic cars on the crescent - Bath Chronicle 'Classic Cars add to Crescent Class' , September 22nd, 2011

This is not the first Classic Cars to be on the Crescent. Cars Gather  for RAC Rally 1973 (permission of BathinTime)

Masterchef On The Crescent

On January 25th 2012 the BBC cooking series broadcast a show set in Bath and featuring, The Royal Crescent Hotel, The Jane Austen Society and filmed on the HaHa and Crescent.

Summer Serenade


Following the Shakespeare on the Lawn the Serenade Strings accompanied by Bell'aria and Good Fridays performed on the lawn.l

Shakespeare on the Lawn

On June 11th and 12th 2010 The Garden Players presented Much Ado About Nothing on the lawn. They gave three sell out performances and raised some £15,000 for Children with Leukaemia and the Child Bereavement Charity. Amanda Ashton  and Serenade Strings also Chris and Denise Rodgers of Good Fridays also performed at the weekend event.

Click here to read about Shakespeare on the Lawn - Bath Chronicle June 10th , 2010

St Andrew's School Picnic

In July 2010 Friends of St Andrew's held an end of year picnic for the families from the primary school on the HaHa





More on this events to come

To celebrate their wedding on 16th July, 2005 the Society was happy to meet Bath couple Nicholas Wylde and Lucy Coad's request to cut their cake in front of their 70 guests on the Ha-ha. The sun shone and the happy couple celebrated against the backdrop of the Crescent.

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