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Muddy Guide: Thurs 19-Weds 25 May

Martin Creed, Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, Sun 22 May-Sun 11 September


‘You find yourself here in this world with feelings and thoughts. It’s difficult to accept what you find you do. But if you can it seems to help.’ New solo exhibition by Turner Prize winner Martin Creed, What you Find includes paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance, many of which will be created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces.

Curzon Music Festival, Curzon Cinema, Clevedon, Sat 21-Sun 22 May


Presented by Song from the Shed, this is the first festival of its kind at the historic cinema. An eclectic line up includes Midge Ure, Beth Porter The Magic Numbers, Midge Ure with India Electric Co, Kezia and Mary Spender. Day and weekend tickets available. Doors open 12.30 both days.

Scooter Weekend, Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford, Sat 21-Sun 22 May


Do you own a scooter?  Haynes Motor Museum is celebrating the opening of its new motor cycle exhibition with a weekend dedicated to the 1960s. The cafe has a special menu and if you turn up on two wheels there’s a reduced entrance charge.

Rembrandt self portrait, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Sat 21 May-17 July

Rembrandt, Self Portrait at the Age of 63 © The National Gallery, LondonLook Rembrandt right in the eye at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Self portrait at the age of 63, painted in 1669, was one of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn’s last works and is on show for eight weeks as part of the National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2016. While you’re there, take a look at the other paintings in the newly refurbished European Old Master’s Gallery.

Sherlock Holmes in the Chapel, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Sun 22 May

pipe-407547_1280The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes from the British Empire’s finest practitioners of theatrical Victoriana, Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company. including autobiographical snippets concerning his life and times, the adversaries he has faced and mysteries he has solved. 2.30-4.30 (free, with normal admission charge).

Bath International Music Festival, venues across Bath, Fri 20-Sun 29 May

piano-349928_1920Established in 1948, the festival showcases orchestral and classical virtuosos, jazz giants, folk, roots and world musicians, innovative collaborations and unique commissions. Check out the 2016 programme here.

Horrible Histories, Bristol Hippodrome, Weds 25-Sat 28 May

Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders - Horrible Histories by The Birmingham Stage Company CREATIVES Director - Neal Foster Designer - Jackie Trousdale Lighting - Jason Taylor Music - Matthew Scott Sound - Nick Sagar Choreography - Kenn Oldfield Casting - Kay Magson Assistant Designer - Millie Else Production Manager - Adrian Littlejohns Company Stage Manager - April Sarson Deputy Stage Manager - Simon Batho Wardrobe Supervisor - Tony Priestly Touring Wardrobe - Nicole Hicks & Jane Stoner Vocal Coach - Matthew Shaw CAST Evelyn Adams Tom Moores Holly Morgan Elliot Fitzpatrick Andrew Alton - Understudy

The disgusting, hilarious and surprisingly educational Horrible Histories – Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders – are in town. The Bristol Hippodrome generously gave Muddy Stilettos free tickets to give away to two lucky readers and their families –  the rest of us will have to buy our tickets

Bristol Hippodrome

Sand Sculpture Festival, Weston-super-Mare, until Sun 9 Oct 2016

festival-1310043_1280Check out what’s hot in the world of giant sand sculpture on the beach at Weston. This year the festival takes ‘When I grow up’ as its inspiration and includes an eight-metre high rocket and astronaut sculpture (can you see it from where you are Tim?)

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