MON 11 – SUN 17 FEB
TALK: Brian May, Christ Church, Bath, Mon 11 Feb
Not coming to talk about Queen but the Apollo space program (July sees the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing) and his new book Mission Moon 3-D, with stereoscopic photographs accompanying David Eicher’s compelling story about the race to that big cheese in the sky.
THEATRE: A Comedy about a Bank Robbery, Bristol Hippodrome Tues 12 – Sat 16 Feb
It’s on in the West End but you can see the touring company’s production of the fast and furious comedy caper set in 1958 Minneapolis here. From the same team behind hugely successful The Play That Goes Wrong. Read our review.
WORKSHOP: Adults-only shade-making, Bootmakers Workshop, Wincanton, Tues 12 Feb
Bring a bottle, eat wood-fired pizza … oh and make clever cup lights, cloud lights and disk lights like these. 6.30pm – 9.30pm. To book text 07419760737. £28 includes pizza, tea/coffee, activity. Adults 18+
THEATRE: Noel Coward’s A Song at Twilight, Theatre Royal Bath, Weds 13 – Sat 23 Feb
Famous author Sir Hugo Latymer (Simon Callow), rude and haughty in his old age, awaits the arrival of old flame Carlotta Gray (Jane Asher). But what does she want? Expect secrets, regrets and bantz (aka witty repartee).
COMEDY: Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, Komedia, Bath, Fri 15 Feb
The Podfather brings his award-winning (many and various including Chortle Internet Award 2018) podcast to Bath.
ART: Peter Hayes, Ceramics, Black Swan Arts, Frome, Fri 15 Feb (private view, all welcome) – Sat 23 March
International artist working in ceramics, bronze and glass but just ceramics in this show.
CABARET & DANCE: Kai Hoffman and her Kombo, Westlands, Yeovil, Sat 16 Feb
Kor! Dancing shoes on for a night of swing jazz and jive with American Kai and her band. She’s recorded with Ray Gelato and The Giants, sung with the Jive Aces and had an eight-year vintage night residency at Ronnie Scott’s.
THEATRE: Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic, until Sat 16 Feb
Twin chorus girls Nora and Dora Chance celebrate their 75th birthday; their father Melchior Hazard is 100 on the same day. Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, music, mischief and mistaken identity – and butterflies by the thousand – in this adaptation of Angela Carter’s last great novel. Read our review.
FOOD: British Dal Festival, around Bristol, until Sun 17 Feb
Keep your finger on the pulse with a celebration of dal and other dishes of beans, peas, lentils and similar small or round oval things. Feasts, food, markets, talks and a dal trail around Bristol eateries each with special dal dishes on the menu.
FOOD: Exmoor Food Fest, around Exmoor, until Thurs 28 Feb
Eat your way around some of the region’s best pubs, restaurants and cafes, with special deals on two and three course meals throughout the month. We like the sound of the special five-course tasting menu at award-winning Duende in Wiveliscombe, where Olivier Certain – Chef of the Year 2017 whilst at Clavelshay Barn – joins owner Tim Zekki in the kitchen. Also available from Thurs 7 Feb, 2 courses a la carte £17.50 and 3 courses £21, just quote ExFF19 when booking.
THEATRE: Blue Door, Ustinov Studio, Bath, until Sat 9 March
It’s a Wonderful Life meets A Christmas Carol in the 1990s US. When African-American prof of mathematics Lewis (Ray Fearon) refuses to join a Million Man March (African-Americans marches in Washington DC in the mid-90s), his wife leaves him. Plunged into turmoil, his imagination conjures up three generations of ancestors (all Fehinti Balogun) creating a snapshot of more than 100 years of US history.