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DRAMA: Rain Man, The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare, Mon 15 – Sat 20 April
Paul Nicholls and Chris Fountain play the Babbit brothers in Bill Kenright’s The Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company production of the Oscar-winning film.

DRAMA: Home, I’m Darling, Theatre Royal Bath, Tues 16 – Sat 20 April

Photo David Stewart

How happily married are the happily married? Behind the gingham curtains, all is not as it seems. National Theatre and Theatr Clwyd’s comedy with Katherine Parkinson (Humans, The IT Crowd) has been nominated for five prestigious 2019 Olivier Awards. Catch it before it transfers to the West End.


FOOD & DRINK: Chablis and oysters, Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath, Weds 17 April

Month got an R in it ? Start shucking open those oysters and how about an ice cold Chablis to go with? Turn up and pay as you go.


FILM: The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Queens Arms, Corton Denham, Weds 17 April

Soft-reboot and sequel to the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Watch the flick and enjoy a meal (and a glass (alcoholic or soft) at this foodie pub. Book 01963 220317.


COMEDY: Tony Law, A Lost Show, Merlin Theatre, Frome, Thurs 18 April

From TV and Radio 4. The King of post-modern nonsense, they say.


CRAFT: Living wreath workshop, Newton Farm Shop, Newton St Loe, nr Bath, Thurs 18 April
Working from a base of fresh moss, Sarah Wilson of Compton Garden Flowers demonstrates how to create a wreath from seasonal fresh flowers and bulbs. Workshop 10 am – 12 noon, £45 and includes refreshments, equipment and your wreath to take home. Book or 01225 873707, option 3.


FOOD & DRINK: Dining Evening, Kitchen at Jordans Courtyard, Fri 19 April
Did you know that once a month, this very nice cafe opens its doors for dinner? Choice of three starters, mains and desserts. Butternut squash and thyme arancini, seafood linguine and chocolate zabaglioni are tickling our tastebuds this month. 2 courses £25; 3 courses £30. Book: 01460 298608


Easter fun at East Somerset Railway, nr Shepton Mallet, Fri 19 – Mon 22 April

Ride up and down the East Somerset Railway, based at Cranmore Station near Shepton Mallet,  as many times as you wish, with miniature railway and Easter egg trail thrown in.East Somerset Railway


FOOD & DRINK: Easter Sharing Feast, Kitchen at Kimbers’, Charlton Musgrove, nr Wincanton, Sun 21 April

collage of meat roasting on a grill and saladsOooh! Just found out about this sharing feast. 12-hour, slow-cooked spice marinated shoulder of lamb, finished on the fire, Cracknell chicken, charred lemon and thyme; cauliflower steaks; baby gem with smoked anchovy dressing ; purple sprouting with sesame seeds; Jersey royals – at £15 a person. Weekday menu also available. Book: 01963 33177

Kimbers’ Farm Shop


FAIR: Mells Daffodil Festival, Mells, Mon 22 April

Archetypal village fete celebrating Daffodil Day for the 40th year. River Monsters Jeremy Wade is judging 70s fancy dress; Dancing on Ice Alex Beresford, the Easter bonnets.  Music, stalls, dog show, tug o war, Morris dancers (natch).



The Great Big Egg Hunt, egg theatre, Bath, Sat 13 April – Sun 12 May

Pick up a special map from the egg theatre cafe and then step out into Bath to look for lots of beautifully decorated eggs around the city. Prizes to be won include tickets to the egg and the Theatre Royal’s Christmas panto Beauty and the Beast.

The Great Big Egg Hunt


PHOTOGRAPHY: Mandy Barker’s Altered Ocean, Royal Photographic Society House, Bristol, Thurs 4 April – Sun 23 June

Penalty – The World, by Mandy Barker

International award-winning photographer Mandy Barker created this stunning photo from the 992 balls recovered by the public from the world’s oceans in just four months. Just one of her many thought-provoking photos about the effects of plastic pollution in the oceans on show in this exhibition.



Somerset’s Bluebell Hotspots.

bluebell woods

Our local woodlands will soon be carpeted in brilliant blue blooms (if they’re not already), so here’s where to catch them, with nearby pubs, cafes and tearooms thrown in too.

Find more ideas here

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