In March 2014, RCS Bath sponsored the Creative Writing section of the Mid-Somerset Festival.
The festival was founded in 1902 and has been running continuously ever since – even two World Wars couldn’t stop it – making it one of the oldest festivals in the country. In the early days it toured the market towns of mid-Somerset, but as it increased in size and scope it eventually settled in the city of Bath in 1952. It now runs for a fortnight each March with classes in Creative Writing, Speech & Drama, Music and Musical Theatre.
There is a Festival concert on the final Saturday to celebrate some of the best performances in each discipline.
RCS Bath have sponsored the event for a number of years, providing a prize and awarding the RCS Trophy for Creative Writing, the event being open to young people and adults.
This year the adjudicators awarded the RCS trophy to Stephanie Weston for her monologue entitled ‘The Letter that Began it’.
Eileen Mc Peake, the vice-chair of RCS Bath, presented the cup.