The Muddy Guide Thurs 7-Weds 13 July
Didn’t manage to get a ticket for this year’s NudeFest at Langport this week? Never mind, there’s lots of other stuff going on (but please keep your clothes on).
Romeo & Juliet, live screening, various venues across Somerset, Fri 8 July
The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live season continues with a new vision of Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love, screened live, in high definition black and white. With Derek Jacobi, Lily James and Richard Madden. Find your nearest cinema here.
Pirates: Fact and Fiction, Museum of Somerset, Taunton, Sat 9 July – Sat 1 October
Raise the Jolly Roger and set sail through pirate history, film and literature. Not just your common or garden Pirates of the Caribbean but Vikings, Barbary corsairs, Chinese pirates and even Somerset’s own buccaneer William Dampier who was born in West Coker in 1651. Find out about ships, weapons, tactics, dress up in pirate costume and walk the plank.
Guys & Dolls, Bristol Hippodrome, Sat 12- Sat 16 July
Based Damon Runyon’s short stories, this is the tale of a Bible-quoting gambler who ends up taking a straight-laced missionary gal on a date to Havana for a bet. Set in Prohibition-era New York it’s got a fantastic score, a witty libretto and choreography by the one and only Carlos Acosta. A Chichester Festival production.
Dr Phil Hammond, Merlin Theatre, Frome, Sat 9 July
Entertaining and subversive: comedian, writer and broadcaster Dr Phil Hammond comes to Frome with his new show just before taking it up to the Edinburgh Fringe.
NASS, Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet and the Priddy Folk Festival, Fri 8-Sun 10 July
Two big festivals on this weekend. BMX, skateboarding and 96 decibel rock versus acoustic guitars and Morris dancers: you decide. See Somerset’s Summer Festivals.
EnvironMENTAL, Bruton Arts Factory, Bruton, Fri 8-Sat 30 July
Open submission summer show: 60 artists and 100 works of art around the theme of the environment. The works have been selected by rock photographer Scarlet Page, artist Darren Coffield, Brit artist with a punk aesthetic Sue Webster and the Bruton Art Factory – so don’t expect any pastel flowers or kitty cats. There’s a opening party on 5pm-7pm Fri (all welcome) with Absolut Vodka cocktails. Come with a wallet: works are for sale.
Opening at Number 7 Dulverton this Saturday 9 July, a celebration of ceramics featuring the work of Sophie Smith and Ian Roberts. You can meet Sophie in the shop between 10am-1pm. On until Sat 16 July.