ART: Anthony Currell, Atkinson Gallery, Street, Mon Sept 3 – Sat 13 Oct
Retrospective of a British artist who’s been making paintings and prints for around sixty years. His stuff’s in galleries like the V&A and MOMA. Come to the private view on Monday 3 from 7pm – 9pm and you get free wine (just saying).
FILM: Ocean Film Festival, Komedia, Bath, Thurs 6 Sept
Spectacular short films celebrating divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers by the people behind the Banff Film Festival.
VISIT: Heritage Open Days, somewhere near you, Thurs 6 – Sun 9 & Thurs 13 – Sun 16 Sept
Go behind (normally) closed doors to see hidden places. Part of a national celebration of history, architecture and culture. Type in your postcode to see what’s open near you.
KIDS: Tom Thumb, the egg, Bath, Fri 7 – Mon 10 Sept
Patrick Lynch, one of CBeebies longest serving presenters, adapts the classic fairytale and performs it all on and under a kitchen table. On at the inimitable egg theatre, it’s bound to be fab.
FASHION: Paul Smith warehouse sale, Kilver Court, Shepton Mallet, Fri 7 – Sun 9 Sept
You’ve got the weekend to buy men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, all with up to 70% off.
ART: Making Art Matter 1931–85: Clifford & Rosemary Ellis, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Sat 8 Sept – Sun 25 Nov
Bath-based artists who designed iconic posters for London Transport and Shell then moved to Bath where Clifford headed up the pioneering Bath Academy of Art. The exhibition also includes work by artists who studied or taught at the Academy, including Gillian Ayres, Howard Hodgkin and John Eaves.
FILM: Jaws, Salthouse Fields, Clevedon, Sat 8 Sept
It may not have the The Meg’s CGI but Spielberg’s mechanical shark still serves up plenty of jump scares. Come see the original summer blockbuster at an open air screening right next to Marine Lake and the sea (gulp), courtesy of Curzon Cinema & Arts and Sunset Cinema.
PLAY: Touching the Void, Bristol Old Vic, Sat 8 Sept – Sat 6 Oct
Gruelling tale of life and near death on the mountainside. Based on the award-winning memoir by Joe Simpson, the play world premieres in Bristol before moving onto London’s The Lyceum via Northampton. Josh Williams and Edward Haytner star.