Monday 26 June – Sunday 2 July
Atkinson Gallery Summer Show, Street, Mon 26 June – Fri 4 August
Fancy a little browse, wine glass in hand, around the Private View of this super gallery’s 27th Summer Show? Very civilised! The exhibition showcases work from artists from around the county and beyond – and it’s all for sale. Private view Mon 26 June from 7pm-9pm; the exhibition is then open 9.3am-5pm Mon-Sat until the beginning of August. Free admission.
The Brutalist Playground, The Edge, Bath, Weds 28 June-Sat 9 Sept
Part sculpture, part architecture, all play! Artist Simon Terrell and 2015 Turner Prize winners Assemble have worked with RIBA curators to recreate abstract concrete playgrounds that were found in post-war housing estates throughout the UK. Free admission but book here to guarantee you’ll have a go.
Dark Side of the Moon: the Fulldome Experience, At-Bristol’s Planetarium, Weds 28 June plus dates in July
Sounds like an out of body experience: 4k projectors (no idea what 4K means but more impressive than 1k, eh?) project mesmerising abstract visuals across the full dome along to Pink Floyd’s 1973 album in 5:1 surround sound. There’s a bar too. 16+ Tickets.
An evening with Darcey Bussell, Westlands, Yeovil, Tues 27 June
One of the greatest English ballerinas (and Strictly Come Dancing judge) will be talking about her illustrious career at the official opening of the newly re-furbed Westlands venue. Tickets.
Racing Demon, Theatre Royal Bath, until Sat 8 July
Four clergymen in inner-city London trying to make send of their own demons (waivering faith, gay, boozer and irrrrresistable). Award-winning, gripping drama by David Hare (married to fashion designer Nichole Farhi, don’tcha know). Tickets.
Jess Glynne, Wincanton Racecourse, Sat 1 July
The woman with the big voice live at Wincanton Racecourse in celebration of the racecourse’s 150th birthday. With support from Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox and upcoming artists Kiko Bun and Mullally. Surely no place you’d rather be? Tickets.
The Frome Independent Market, the streets of Frome, Sun 2 July
Much, much more than a market – the Frome Independent’s just been voted the Best Family Attraction in Somerset in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2o17. Designer-maker and vintage stalls, seasonal local produce, musicians, street food, creative workshops, the vintage mobile disco and this month a world record attempt! Go see what all the fuss is about!
David Walliams’ First Hippo On the Moon, The Brewhouse, Taunton, Sun 2 July
Based on the best-selling book and its original illustrations, this space adventure for kids aged 3 and over has two big hippos sharing one enormous dream: to make it first to the moon. Worth a pop? Read the Muddy review and decide. Tickets.