Author Talks and Masterclasses in Bath

Wed 6th November 2019

About our venues in Bath

Author Talk & Writers’ Showcase venue

Burdall’s Yard is a former brewery and the stone vaults make for wonderful acoustics in an intimate space. The venue is owned by Bath Spa University showcasing work by staff and students from Bath Spa University’s Drama, Acting, Music and Creative Writing staff and students, as well as visiting professional artists. The bar at Burdall’s Yard serves a range of drinks and snacks at student-friendly prices. We partner with Mr B’s Emporium to sell books at our events.

Burdall's Yard
Colette Hill & Tessa Hadley Novel Nights, 2018

Burdall’s Yard  Anglo Terrace, London Road, Bath, BA1 5NH

Buses 6, 7, 13, 231, 271, 272 stop at Snow Hill (3 minutes walk from Burdall’s Yard). See

The nearest free parking is in the streets off Snow Hill. Free parking is also available after 8pm in the Cattle Market car park on Walcot Street (6 minutes walk from Burdall’s Yard).





Masterclass Venue

Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St. Loe, BA2 9BN

Travelling  by: Car 
The entrance to Newton Park is on the A39, 100m from the Globe roundabout junction (where the A39 (Wells) meets the A4).

From the drive entrance, continue up the drive for 5 minutes and through the University security gate, the venues will be on your right.

The main car park is at the far end of the campus, about 6-8 minutes walk from the University Theatre, Michael Tippett Centre and Commons. You may wish to drop passengers off at the venue. Car parks are pay and display

Bus Regular bus services run to Newton Park, from Bath, Bristol and the wider region. The U5 FirstBus services from Bath city centre run every 10 minutes during term times, and every hour during off-peak season. Check the timetables here for more information.  – X39, 339, 338 
With stops from Bristol Temple Meads, Brislington, Keynsham and Saltford. Alight at the Globe Roundabout, Newton St. Loe. Cross the A4 and either catch the 15 bus (see above) using the same ticket, or walk 20 minutes up the drive to the University. 

Exit Bath Spa train station (via the main ticket office) and turn left. The 15 bus leaves for Newton Park from the bus station next door.

The Novel Nights team in Bath

We hold author talks in Bath four times a year at Burdall’s Yard. In 2018 we hosted novelists, Tessa Hadley, Kylie Fitzpatrick, Xan Brooks and Gerard Woodward.

The Bath Novel Nights team consists of  Grace Palmer who introduces the writers’ showcase and Colette Hill, speaker co-ordinator.