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ART: Anthony Currell,  Atkinson Gallery, Street, until 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, so we’re talking top notch.


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.


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