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Forum Frolics

With apologies to the well-known phrase, a funny thing is on the way to the Forum. The announcement that Paul Merton and his Impro Chums are appearing at Bath Comedy Festival’s opening night on April 1st, is great news. If … Continue reading

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Bath Comedy Festival 2016

Just a reminder, now you have recovered from the recent surfeit of chocolate and bunnies, the Bath Comedy Festival 2016 kicks off tomorrow, Friday April 1st. The flags are going up in Widcombe as we welcome back the intimate upstairs … Continue reading

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Charlie Ware

Eulogy delivered by Ralph Oswick on the occasion of the funeral of Charles Ware 21/7/15 In 1972 the Arts Workshop, already a major creative force in Bath, was holding a meeting about the next Bath alternative festival. The usual faces were … Continue reading

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Oui Patron! (Final Episode)

BATH COMEDY FESTIVAL PATRON RALPH OSWICK TAKES A LAST LOOK AT THIS YEAR’S EVENT What better way to end this year’s highly successful Comedy Festival than with a performance of Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen at Bath Cricket Club? And … Continue reading

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Oui Patron! (Part 4)

Comedy Festival Patron Ralph Oswick’s occasional festival diary People can behave very strangely in audiences. This week I’ve seen a couple in the middle of the front row who remained stony-faced throughout and then were heard saying how much they … Continue reading

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Oui Patron! (Part 3)

Bath Comedy Festival 2015 Patron Ralph Oswick’s occasional festival diary. The Bath Comedy Festival’s famous big red bus outing, The Wine Arts Trail went off without a hitch on Palm Sunday. Apart from the odd hurricane force wind, a temporarily … Continue reading

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Oui, Patron! (part 1)

Ralph’s Comedy Festival Diary – Part 1 My window cleaner was in today. He said ’Can you write your name down because I’ve told my wife I clean the windows for a posh famous bloke and I can’t remember who … Continue reading

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