Fairfield House has a bustling and multi cultural schedule, hosting many different events through the course of the year. BEMSCA, Rastafari, the Ethiopian Community and local people of Bath all use Fairfield House regularly for different occasions.
Fairfield House Historical Guided Tour Public Open Days
In May and June ( www.ticketsource.co.uk/fairfield-house/ )
Sunday 15th May 2022
Sunday 22nd May 2022
Sunday 29th May 2022
Sunday June 12th 2022
Sunday June 19th 2022
Sunday June 26th 2022
Please see Ticket Source for further dates
Saturday June 4th Rastafari Community Sabbath
3pm - 7pm
Freedom in the City : Festival of Learning April - October 2021
Race to Adwa hosted by the Ethiopian Community -
2nd March 2021 - see report here
In a new endeavour by our Community Interest Company, Fairfield House is now open to visitors by historical guided tour on Sundays throughout the year. During the tour experience, visitors will learn about His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, His family and the other Ethiopians that once lived at Fairfield, and their tireless fight against fascism during WW2. The latest research about each area of the house is presented, and is accompanied by a performance of the Emperor's pianola. After the tour, visitors will have time to enjoy the exhibitions and special features of the house and grounds, such as the new Kidane Meheret Prayer room, Sacred Garden, Tafari Gallery and more. An authentic caribbean lunch is also available for visitors.
Tours are at 12.00pm and 1.30 pm
For booking please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/fairfield-house
The observance of many different holy days are regularly held at Fairfield House.
For the Rastafari Community, these include His Imperial Majesty’s Birthday on July 23rd and the anniversary of the Coronation of His and Her Imperial Majesty on November 2nd and other celebrations and remembrances including a monthly Sabbath observance on the first Saturday of each month led by Ras Bandele.
For the Ethiopian Community, Ethiopian Orthodox Genna (Christmas), Fasika (Easter) and Inkutatash (New year) amongst other celebrations have been traditionally held at Fairfield House. During these events guests experience a traditional Ethiopian welcome with Ethiopian foods and coffee. These special days are full of everyone sharing a love of Ethiopian culture, especially music and dancing.