Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street, Mon June 25–Fri 3 August
Annual show with work by artists from around the UK to admire and to buy. Go along to the private view on Mon 25 and you’ll get a glass of wine too.
Flashdance, Bristol Hippodrome, Mon 25–Sat 30 June
Oooh what a feeling. Strictly, World and European ballroom dance champ Joanne Clifton as Alex Owens takes a shower.
Minerva’s Owls of Bath, around the city, Mon 25 June–Mon 10 Sept
Go on the owl trail around the city – a giant flock of owls, individually decorated by artists, celebs and Why owls? The Roman Baths temple, built in 1AD, was dedicated to the Roman goddess of wisdom, whose animal symbol was an owl.
The Elephant Man, Bristol Old Vic, Tues 26 June–Sat 7 July
Disabled actor and co-artistic director of Diverse City, Jamie Beddard, plays the severely disfigured Joseph Merrick, aka ‘The Elephant Man’ in a new production of Bernard Pomerance’s play, inspired by a true story. When the Victorian travelling freak show starring Merrick reaches London, he meets surgeon Frederick Treves. Treves is then faced with a moral dilemma – to help Merrick or to use him to advance his own scientific career? With signed, relaxed, audio described and captioned performances.
Pin Drop with Russell Tovey, Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, Sat 30 June
Loved Russell Tovey in Him & Her and The History Boys – here he reads a short story from A Short Affair, the upcoming anthology of original short fiction from Pin Drop Studio, with a Q&A afterwards.
Cinderella, The Brewhouse, Taunton, Sat 30 June
Award-winning touring ballet company brings Cinders, Prince Charming and all to Taunton.
The Frome Independent and the Clevedon Sunday market, Sun 1 July
First Sunday of the month? Take your pick from two indy markets with designer-maker stuff, vintage, artisan food and drink up in north Somerset or down in the east.
Dusty, Theatre Royal, Bath, Sat 23 June – Sat 7 July
World premiere of a new musical about the iconic singer written by Jonathan Harvey, directed by Maria Friedman and starring Katherine Kingsley and Rufus Hound.