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So Many Reasons, Ustinov Studio, Bath, Mon 5 Feb

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Innovative Fuel Theatre’s soulful and sassy new show about the influence of the women in our lives, from the perspective of Melissa, a first generation British Ghanaian woman.  Rachael Ofori plays Melissa – and everyone else in the show. Respect.

Richard Alston Dance Company 2018, The Octagon, Yeovil, Tues 6 Feb

The touring London-based contemporary dance company brings new and revived works to The Octagon.

Swan Lake & The Nutcracker, Theatre Royal, Bath, Tues 6 – Sun 11 Feb

St Petersburg Classic Ballet are on their toes in two opulent productions and with a full orchestra in the pit.

South West Vegan Festival, The Passenger Shed, Bristol, Sat 10 Feb

100 stalls, mainly food but food, beauty, clothes, charity and wellness too. Book advance tickets for a vegan goodie bag.

A Taste of the Past, Stonehenge, Sat 10 Feb – Mon 19 Feb

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Stonehenge is regarded as a British cultural icon, and is one of the most famous landmarks in the UK, but have you ever wondered how the food was prepared for the people who worked there many years ago? Take an historical trip and join Neolithic cooks for an exciting look at the food that fed the builders of Stonehenge

The Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show, Sat 10 & Sun 11 Feb

Haynes Motor Museum may have one of the best collections of classic cars in the world but here, you can get your hands on one of your own (or buy stuff to restore it).

Exmoor Food Fest, across Somerset and Devon, until Weds 28 Feb

Eat your way across Exmoor, with lots of the region’s best restaurants and cafes taking part in this celebration of food and drink, with menus from £10 upwards. Find a restaurant and quote ExFF18 when you book.

Royal Women, Fashion Museum, Bath,  until Sat 28 April

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Worn by, L to R: Queen Alexandra, Princess Margaret, Queen Mary

If, like me, you’ve been bingeing on the The Crown, then this exhibition is a must. Gorgeous royal garb.

Snowdrop weekends, Forde Abbey, each weekend throughout Feb

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30 acres of award-winning gardens carpeted with snowdrops, with masses of camellias (weather depending), hellebores and early spring bulbs too.

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