6 things to do this weekend and beyond
The sun’s out (well it is as I write this, no doubt it’s gone back in again now) and it’s nearly the weekend, so check out what’s on and let the fun begin….
Frome Independent Market, Frome, Sun 5 March
It’s the first Frome Independent Market of the year on Sunday – hurrah! If you haven’t been to this brilliant market yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s not just that the streets of the town will be filled with independents selling local and regionally produced food and drink, all sorts of home wares, collectables, furniture and fashion both from contemporary designers and makers as well as vintage – it’s the buzz in the air that makes it unique. So stay, play and reclaim the high street this Sunday, from 10am-3pm.
Family Saturday: Elisabeth Frink, Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, Sat 4 March
Find out how Elisabeth Frink made her sculptures on a special tour of the exhibition and after you’ve all been inspired, you can go and make one of your own in the Implement Shed. The day, well it’s a morning really, is aimed at families with kids aged 6-14 years although younger children are welcome so long as they’re supervised. 10am-12pm, free but book to avoid disappointment. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01749 81 4060.
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, various cinemas across Somerset,Tues 7 March
Ziggy and the Spiders are coming but for one night only – DA Pennebaker’s documentary and concert film shows Bowie and the band at the Hammersmith Odeon on 3 July 1973. MOJO music magazine editor-in-chief will be talking to Spiders drummer Woody Woodmansey in a new film. Find a cinema near you.
Bath Decorative Antiques Fair, Bath Pavilion, Fri 3-Sun 5 March
Don’t be put off by the word ‘antiques’ in the name of this famous fair, now in its 28th year. There’s lots of mid-century, Scandi and gorgeous garden stuff here to browse and buy from exhibitors from across the UK and Europe. Take a sneak peak here and get your FREE ticket here.
Bright Sparks, egg theatre, Bath, Weds 8-Sun 12 March
Neuroscience isn’t the first thing that comes to mind as a topic for a kids’ show but Filskit Theatre’s Bright Sparks was inspired by research into how the different sides of the brain have to balance for us to see, move and speak. Using two characters, Links and Rex, the show attempts to debunk the theory that we are either ‘logical’ or ‘creative’ but need both sides to function together.
Opera-lele, Cotleigh Brewery, Wiveliscombe, Fri 3 March
Slightly weird sounding crossover act combining songs from the shows – opera and musical theatre – with the unmistakable twang of the little ol’ ukuele. Amanda Harkett and George Bartle have been storming ukulele festivals festivals all over the UK apparently. If you do go along, please report back…