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MON 1 – SUN 7 OCTOBER 2018

TALK: Mark Kermode, St George’s Bristol,  Mon 1 Oct

Photo Julie Edwards Photography

The film critic talks about his musical misadventures, from spotty North London kid building his own electric guitar to performing live at the Albert Hall.


COMEDY: Phill Jupitus Juplicity, Merlin Theatre, Frome, Weds 3 Oct

Funny man in Frome. Can you believe Never Mind the Buzzcocks ran for 19 years ? Gulp.


FILM: A Star is Born, cinemas around Somerset, Weds 3 Oct

The third remake of the 1937 classic movie, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. You should know the plot by now: on-the-way-down star with probs falls in love with on-the-way-up newbie with talent. It doesn’t end well.

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DRAMA: In Praise of Love, Ustinov Studio, Bath, Weds 3 Oct – Sat 3 Nov

Moving stuff by the master of the stiff upper lip, Terrence Rattigan. The relationship between cantankerous critic Sebastian Crutwell (Robert Lindsay) and his wife Lydia (Tara Fitzgerald), an Estonian refugee, changes forever with the revelation that’s she’s seriously ill.


COMEDY: Kathy Lette: Girls’ Night Out,  Cheese and Grain, Frome, Thurs 4 Oct

Photo Neil Cooper

Australian feminist and funny woman Lette says  ‘Women are each other’s human wonder bras – uplifting, supportive and making each other look bigger and better’.  Go gather your gal pals for wit, warmth and extreme frankness.


FOOD: Simply Persian, Newton Farm, St Loe, near Bath, Thurs 4 Oct

Simi Rezai-Ghassemi of Simi’s Kitchen will be demonstrating how to cook four traditional Iranian dishes. Watch, then nosh, with a glass of wine. To book, call 01225 873707, ext 3.


FASHION: Lingerie warehouse sale, Kilver Court, Shepton Mallet, Fri 5 – Sun 7 Oct

Time to throw away all those grey, holey undies. Get yourself kitted out with designer lingerie by the likes of Stella McCartney and Heidi Klum – with up to 80 per cent off.


WELLBEING: Celebrate, Inspire,  Empower, at Hurd’s Hill, Langport, Sat 6 Oct

Join Muddy Stilettos Award winner Natasha Howells (she’s the Best Fitness Instructor in Somerset, doncha know) and yoga teacher Sorrel de la Hey at their Women’s Wellness Day. Workshops and talks on fitness, meditation, natural skincare, pelvic floor, power of positive thought, self care and menopause – and a jolly nice lunch.



ART: Wells Art Contemporary, Bishop’s Palace & Gardens, Wells, Sat 6 Oct – Sun 21 Oct

Mosaic Mirrored Converse ankle-high sneaker’ from Somerset artist, Candace Bahouth

Check out the finalists in the well-respected Wells Art Contemporary competition, with painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation and video made by artists from around the UK and beyond.


MARKET: The Frome Independent, all over Frome, Sun 7 Oct

First Sunday of the month, it must be the biggest and best market in Somerset: designer-makers, vintage, food, drink, live music and more. Also on today: Clevedon Sunday Market, Bath Flea Market.


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