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Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street, Mon June 25–Fri 3 August

Annual show with work by artists from around the UK to admire and to buy. Go along to the private view on Mon 25 and you’ll get a glass of wine too.

Cubiform 9 by Pennie Elfick


Flashdance, Bristol Hippodrome,  Mon 25–Sat 30 June

Oooh what a feeling. Strictly, World and European ballroom dance champ Joanne Clifton as Alex Owens takes a shower.


Minerva’s Owls of Bath, around the city, Mon 25 June–Mon 10 Sept

Go on the owl trail around the city – a giant flock of owls, individually decorated by artists, celebs and Why owls? The Roman Baths temple, built in 1AD, was dedicated to the Roman goddess of wisdom, whose animal symbol was an owl.


Kiefer Sutherland, Komedia, Bath, Tues 26 June

You’ve seen him in 24, Stand By Me and The Lost Boys, now hear him sing and play the gee-tar.  The action star in his incarnation as a gravelly voiced country-rock singer is back on the road with his band.


The Elephant Man, Bristol Old Vic, Tues 26 June–Sat 7 July

Disabled actor and co-artistic director of Diverse City, Jamie Beddard,  plays the severely disfigured Joseph Merrick, aka ‘The Elephant Man’ in a new production of Bernard Pomerance’s play, inspired by a true story. When the Victorian travelling freak show starring Merrick reaches London, he meets surgeon Frederick Treves. Treves is then faced with a moral dilemma – to help Merrick or to use him to advance his own scientific career?  With signed, relaxed, audio described and captioned performances.


Public Image Limited, The Cheese & Grain, Frome, Weds 27 June

Post-punk band The Public Image is Rotten UK tour lead led by former Sex Pistols’ John Lydon.


Cinderella, The Brewhouse, Taunton, Sat 30 June

Award-winning touring ballet company brings Cinders, Prince Charming and all to Taunton.




Dusty, Theatre Royal, Bath, Sat 23 June – Sat 7 July

World premiere of a new musical about the iconic singer written by Jonathan Harvey, directed by Maria Friedman and starring Katherine Kingsley and Rufus Hound.

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