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La Fille Mal Gardee, Bristol Hippodrome, Weds 4 July – Sat 7 July

You didn’t know the Funky Chicken came from Frederick Ashton’s famous classical ballet? A young girl has to choose between loaded country bumpkin or penniless, hunky farmhand. It’s Love Island en point. Sort of.  Also involved in this Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production: a clog dancing widow and super cute miniature pony.


NASS Festival, Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Thurs 5 July – Sun 8 July

The world’s best skateboarders and BMXers,  street art and urban groove from Dizzee Rascal, Run DMC and co.


Frome Festival, venues around the town, Fri 6 – Sun 15 July

Around 200 events  – opera, pop, choral, jazz and folk music; theatre, workshops, exhibitions, films, walks and talks – with the full programme here. Names to conjour with include Aston Merrygold, Badly Drawn Boy, Tom Allen, George Egg and Leo Sayer (yes, he’s still alive and feeling like dancin’). With the Frome Food Festival on Sat 7 July.


The Scummy Mummies, Komedia, Bath, Fri 6 July

Sanity-saving must see duo for less-than-perfect parents (that’s all of us, right?)


Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Sat 7 July – Sun 2 Sept

A collaboration between the V&A and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour (70 years old this year), showcasing the most innovative and exciting crafts in the UK.

LYC Haeckel I (detail), 2014, Vellum, Supernatural vellum, hair sheep leather, armature. Courtesy of Perrier-Jouet


Claire Martin & Ronnie Scott’s All Stars at the Somerset Gin Festival, Westlands, Yeovil, Sat 7 & Sun 8 July

Award-winning jazz singer Claire Martin on the Friday; house musicians from Ronnie Scott’s Soho club on the Saturday. Over 100 gins on offer throughout.

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