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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 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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Fringe benefits

As promised, I bring you news hot from the Edinburgh Fringe. On the plane up I heard a young girl excitedly telling her friend that “Apparently it’s like Bath only nicer!” “I can’t imagine how that could be” answered her … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Fringe Frolics

I’m off to the Edinburgh Festival this this week. My whole year’s theatre-going accomplished in four days!  With over 45,000 performances in 379 venues in the Fringe alone, the postman practically had to use a jemmy to get the programme … Continue reading

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Party in the City

Congratulations Bath Festival (and a bit of the Fringe) for Party in the City. Pity you couldn’t fix the weather! Scarves in almost June? Ridiculous! We met up for a pre-party supper. What’s on tonight asked the lady opposite, waving the programme? … Continue reading

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Fringe picks

Once again it’s Fringe Festival time and as usual it is my pleasant duty to save you wading through the acres of printed programme by bringing you Ralph’s Pick of the Fringe.  With everything from Swallows and Amazons through an … Continue reading

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