MON 24 – SUN 30 SEPT 2018
FASHION: Boden sale, Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Weds 26 & Thurs 27 Sept
Elbows out and at the ready … 70 per cent off the yummy mummy brand.
CARS: A celebration of Jaguar cars, Haynes International Motor Museum, Weds 26 Sept – Sun 14 Oct
Rock up in your own E-Type or just come and admire the collection and listen to museum curator Matt Piper tell all about the iconic motor.
MUSIC: Stephen Isserlis in Recital, Cedars Hall, Wells, Thurs 27 Sept
One the world’s top cellists is performing music by Franck, Schumann and Martinu in the stunning concert hall of Wells Cathedral School.
FOOD: Feast Taunton, Castle Green, Taunton, Fri 28 – Sun 30 Sept
Nosh on and learn about some of the best food and drink the West Country has to offer. Workshops, demos and four feasts by top chefs.
KIDS: Children’s Literature Festival, Fri 28 Sept – Sun 7 Oct
Europe’s largest dedicated kids’ books fest with your children’s fave authors almost certain to be on the bill. Lauren Child, Frank Cottrell, David Walliams and more plus the likes of Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain and Kate Humble. Workshops and talks galore.
BOOKS: How to be famous with Caitlin Moran, The Forum, Bath, Fri 28 Sept
Caitlin will be talking books, Britpop, fame and fortune with Emma Gannon (writer/podcaster CTRL, ALT DELETE). You get a free copy of Caitlin’s new book with your ticket.
OPERA: Dido and Aeneas, Shatwell Farm, between Castle Cary and Wincanton, Sat 29 Sept
Cows, sheep, tractors, buildings by contemporary architects housing thousands of architectural drawings and models from the 16th to 21st century – and just for one night, an opera and a feast. Shatwell Opera’s inaugural event presented in conjunction with Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Drawing Matter and the Architecture Foundation.
Nureyev: all the world his stage, Curzon Cinema & Arts, Clevedon, Sun 30 Sept
Doc about the iconic dancer and the times in which he lived – with previously unseen footage.
THEATRE: The Height of the Storm, Theatre Royal Bath, Tues 18 – Sat 29 Sept
As reviewed on Radio 4’s Front Row. See this before your London chums. Two of the country’s best actors (IMO) Dame Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce lead the cast in the UK premiere production about lurve, family and the fragility of life. Transfers to the West End immediately after Bath.
ART: Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios, all over the shop, Sat 15 – Sun 30 Sept
Have a snoop around the studios of established, new and emerging artist makers and discover hidden corners of our gorgeous county. Use their catalogue to plan an art jaunt around two or three and maybe end up in a village pub or cafe….