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The Play That Goes Wrong, Theatre Royal, Bath, Mon 12 – Sat 17 Feb

Photo Robert Day

Broadway’s longest running play and still wowing audiences in London’s West End, the hit cult comedy comes to Bath. We’ve seen it already – read our review – it’s a corker.

Twelfth Night, various venues around Somerset, Weds 14 Feb

Ade edmonson man jumping adrian shakespeare

Photo Manuel Harlan

The RSC’s new production of Shakespeare’s romcom starring Ade Edmonson, is being live-screened on Valentine’s Day. Find a venue near you. Can’t decide whether to venture out to see it? Read the Muddy review. 

Rush, Porsche Bristol, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, Thurs 15 Feb

Gawp at the Porsches then watch the high adrenaline biopic about Formula One legends James Hunt and Nicki Lauda at Porsche Bristol. Part of the Bristol Film Festival.

The South, Westlands, Yeovil, Sat 17 Feb

A Little Time, Perfect 10, Don’t Marry Her and other The Beautiful South songs (and some new stuff too) from new incarnation The South, with original band members singer Alison Wheeler and sax player Gaz Birtles.

Chinese Lunar New Year: Celebrate the Year of the Dog, Bath & Sat 17 &  Sun 18 Feb

The actual New Year is Fri 16 Feb (of course, you knew that didn’t you?) but there are celebrations on Sat 17 Feb at Wai Wai Yee Hong supermarket in Bristol (live firecrackers, lion dancing, kung fu and as much Chinese foodstuffs as you can carry away with you) and on Sun 18 Feb at at Bath’s Museum of East Asian Art (free storytelling, activities and museum trails).

Snowdrops & Steam, West Somerset Railway, from Bishops Lydeard, Sun 18 Feb

Super jaunt out: steam train to Dunster, coach across the moors to Wheddon Cross and then a walk (or bus) to the remote and beautiful Snowdrop Valley.

The Giant Shepton Flea Market, Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Sun 18 Feb

Humungous market selling everything from clothes, jewellery, toys, furniture, books, antiques…

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.

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