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Open Source Salon with Gill Meller, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton, Thurs 12 April

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Courtesy Gill Meller

Chef, award-winning author and food writer – and part of the River Cottage team – Gill Meller talks food and then you all get to eat a delicious meal at the Roth Bar & Grill.

James Wilton: Last Man Standing, The Tropicana, Weston-super-mare, Fri 13 April

Contemporary dance inspired by martial arts, break dancing and capoeira to a soundtrack of rock music.

The Drive, Merlin Theatre, Frome, Fri 13 April

Two women go on one, from London to Oslo. Once best friends, they haven’t spoken for 10 years – now they’re going to be in a car together for 48 hours. Awk-ward.  A funny, poignant look at friendship, grief, memory and coming of age in the 90s from the Angel Exit Theatre.

Me and My Bee, the egg, Bath, Fri 13–Sun 15 April

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A smash hit at the Edinburgh festival, this comedy for kids and adults alike deals with our fragile eco system and the potential disappearance of the yellow and black minibeasts.

Screening: The Met opera’s Luisa Miller, McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater, Sat 14 April

Lurve, mistaken identities, jealousy, suspicion, and betrayal– all the ingredients you expect from a heart-wrenching opera. This performance is beamed into Bridgwater from New York’s Metropolitan Opera. You didn’t know the McMillan Theatre did live, delayed and encore screenings? You do now!

Jaws in concert, Colston Hall, Sat 14 April

Watch a Great White terrorize a small New England seaside town while the Czech National Symphony Orchestra play the du du…du du,.dudududu soundtrack live.

Mary Stuart, Theatre Royal Bath, until Sat 14 April

Photo Manuel Harlan

The brilliant Juliet Stevenson (Truly, Madly Deeply; Bend it Like Beckham) and Lia Williams (Wallis Simpson in The Crown) toss a coin to decide who will play Mary Queen of Scots and who will play Elizabeth I at each performance of Friedrich Schiller’s play.

Dr Phil Hammond: Happy Birthday NHS? Merlin Theatre, Frome, Sun 15 April

TV presenter, stand up, journo, campaigner, author and NHS doctor Phil Hammond looks back to the start of the NHS and forward to the future.

Call Me By Your Name, The Brewhouse, Taunton, Sun 15 April

Gay coming of age movie set in an endless 1980s Italian summer, when the son of a prof meets one of his father’s grad students  and a languorous romance ensues. Directed by Luca Guadagnino and adapted from André Aciman’s 2007 novel of the same name by James Ivory.

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