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This weekend

FRI 18 – SUN 20 OCT 2019

Check out our pick of what’s on this weekend in and around Somerset.


Gaslight, Theatre Royal Bath, Mon 14 – Sat 19 Oct

Martin Shaw and James Wilby in the classic thriller about a woman who’s being psychologically manipulated to think she’s going mad. Where the expression ‘gaslighting’ comes from.


Nadiya Hussain: Finding My Voice, St George’s Bristol, Fri 18 Oct

GBBO chef turned TV presenter and bestselling author talks to Radio 4’s Fi Glover about her role as mother, Muslim, working woman and celebrity, and questions the barriers which many women must cross to be accepted or heard. Oh, and the £25 ticket includes a copy of her latest book.


Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair, Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Fri 18 – Sun 20 Oct

50 of the UK’s top dealers and their vast array of traditional and decorative antiques for the house and garden converge on Haynes. Find everything from rustic folk art to mid-century design – and these Bertie Bassett lamps – in this unique interiors design hub in rural Somerset.  Get your free tickets here.


Family Morning, Hidden Woods, between Frome and Bath, Sun 20 Oct

Photo: Jess Chettham Photography.

Around 80 acres of huge oak and beech trees, burbling brooks and an abundance of plants and wildlife as well as rope swings, dens, mud kitchens and more for families with littlies. Read our review.




Discovery, Andelli Art, South Horrington, nr Wells, until Weds 23 Oct

20th century and contemporary paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings by British and European artists on display and for sale, including Sandra Blow, Victor Pasmore, Robert Sadler, Tony O’Malley, Paul Wadsworth, RJ Lloyd and Roger Large amongst others. Gallery open Tues to Sat, 10am – 5pm.


Cyrano, Bristol Old Vic,  until Sat 6 Nov

Man with a schnozzle enlists the help of a handsome fool to win the heart of his lady love. The epic love story returns in verse form at the ever innovative Bristol Old Vic. Tristan Sturrock (Zacky Martin in Poldark) stars.


International Garden Photographer of the Year 2019, Hestercombe Gardens, until Weds 20 Nov

Photo Jonathan Need

Around 20,000 entries from around the world whittled down to 40 winning images in the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition on display near the orchards of Hestercombe’s Grade 1 landscape and gardens. In association with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.


Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ+ Histories, Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, Dorchester, Dorset,  until Sun 17 Nov

The British Museum’s touring exhibition comes to the West Country via the Ashmolean.


Richard Twose: Experiments with Flying, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, until Sun 24 Nov

The famous artist living near Bath puts acrobats from the CircoMedia Bristol to the test in this selling show.


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