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Muddy Guide: Thurs 1-Weds 7 Sept

NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea, venues across Somerset, Thurs 1 Sept

Deep_Blue_Sea_review__Helen_McCrory_shines_in_this_Terence_Rattigan_revival_____Can’t get up to the National Theatre to see this stand-out show?   Never mind, you can watch a live screening this Friday from a cinema seat nearer to home. Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) and Tom Burke (War & Peace) act their socks off in Terrence Rattigan’s masterpiece – we’re talking tempestuous affairs, repressed passion and relationship breakdown here. Gripping stuff.

Performance starts at 7pm.

Clevedon Sunday market, Clevedon, Sun 4 Sept

13987044_624000267767748_1047840417_oBrowse stalls selling handmade gifts, vintage treasures and artisan produce in this little market in the Hill and Sea area of Clevedon.  There are some lovely shops and cafes open and car parks close by. Later on take a stroll down ‘the most beautiful pier in England’ (according to Sir John Betjeman) and have an ice cream at [email protected] Pier.

11am-2pm. Free.

Trainspotting, The Loco Klub, Bristol, Thurs 1-Sat 24 Sept

travel_photographer-andreas-grieger-142Be – literally – part of the show (even the notorious dirtiest toilet in Scotland scene? Ooh, er) at this play presented by Tobacco Factory Theatres Beyond.  The production of Irvine Walsh’s cult, generation defining novel Trainspotting takes place in the Loco Klub in the depths of the Temple Meads train tunnels.

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun:  7pm & 8.45pm. Fri, Sat: 7pm, 8.45pm & 10.30pm. No performance Mon. Tickets from £14. Suitable 16 years+. The Loco Klub, Bristol Temple Meads Clocktower Yard, Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QH. Tel 0117 902 0344.

Bat walk, Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Weds 7 Sept

bat-988224_1920Lesser horseshoe, soprano and serotine – they’re all types of bat. Join Batman David Cottle (Robin can’t make it) to walk around the moat of the Bishop’s Palace and spot the five species of bat that live there. The Daubenton’s bats fish insects out of the moat with their feet or tail – isn’t nature wunnerful?

8pm-10pm. Adults £2.50; under 16s free. Meet at the entrance to Bishop’s Palace, Market Place, Wells. BA5 2PD, ST552459.

The Hogwallops, The Brewhouse, Taunton,  Sun 4 Sept

hogwallop-mr-8952-1024x580The adventures of a chaotic, dysfunctional family of misfits – no, not me and the Muddies but the vulgar, grotesque and hilarious Hogwallops, inspired by Roald Dahl’s The Twits. Expect thrilling circus skills, slapstick, storytelling and physical comedy in Lost in Translation Circus’s UK tour, fresh from the Edinburgh festival.

3pm. From £8. The Brewhouse, Coal Orchard, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1JL. Tel 01823283244.

Family Saturday, Hauser & Wirth, Sat 3 Sept

dywxMjkwO2gsNjAwO3MsdW5pZm9ybTtxLDk1O2YsaHdzLzIwMTYvMDcvOWJfTUdfOTk3Ny1FZGl0LTJfTUFJTi1lY2I1ZjUuanBnSalvage some old boxes, packaging or paper from from your recycling and bring it along to turn it into a piece of art all about you. The workshop ties in with the Martin Creed exhibition.

10am-12pm. Free but booking essential: email [email protected] or call 01749 814060. Hauser & Wirth, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton,  BA10 9NL. Hauser & Wirth Somerset.

Peter Pan, Tyntesfield House, Wraxall, Sat 3 Sept


The story of the boy who never grew up. Join Peter, Wendy, Michael and John Darling on the magical island of Neverland in a new production, with original music and songs, from Chapterhouse Theatre.

Doors open 6.45; show starts 7.30. £16 adult; £8 child; 1 adult/3 children £32; 2 adults/2 children £48. Tyntesfield House, Wraxall, BS48 1NX. Tyntesfield House.

Ham Hill Mediaeval Fayre, Sat 3 Sept

falconer-1449701_1920More mediaeval mayhem (well, some people dressed up in leather jerkins) – this time in the Ham Hill Country Park in south Somerset, where they’ve been restoring the pond that used to be in the middle of the abandoned medieval village of Witcombe.  Fast forward a couple of hundred years, there are Elizabethan falconry display just a short arrow’s flight away at Montacute House.

11am-4pm. Free. Ham Hill, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, TA14 6RW.

Wellington Food Festival, Wellington, Sat 3 Sept

Chicken_BBQFancy some Caribbean jerk chicken or South Indian masala dosa? You’ll find both – and more – amongst the many stalls lining the streets at the Wellington Food Festival just 5 miles outside of Taunton. Work off the food by taking part in tag-team apple-bobbing, brushing up on your circus skills – or get cookin’ in the Home Baker Challenge (eat your heart out Mary Berry).

10am-4pm. Free. Parking free at all car parks including Longforth Road TA21 8RQ. Wellington Food Festival.

Valley Fest, Chew Valley Lake, Fri 2-Sun 4 Sept

Valleyfest - credit’ve given away a free family ticket to one Muddy reader but there’s no need for the rest of us to miss out on this weekend of music, food, fun and pampering (oooh, yes please) on the shore of Chew Valley Lake.



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