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Great Expectations, Theatre Royal, Bath Mon 4–Sat 9 June

Photo: Matt Austin

Nichola McAuliffe as the jilted at the altar Miss Havisham in a new stage adaptation of Dicken’s masterpiece.


Bristol Comedy Garden, Queen Square, Bristol, Weds 6–Sun 10 June

The line-up at this Big Top comedy fest in leafy Queen Square is an (A)lan Davies to (Z)oe Lyons of British stand up. Some shows sold out but lots with tix still up for grabs.

Bristol Comedy Garden


Showtime 2018, Knight’s Barn, Wellow, nr Bath, Thurs 7–Sat 9 June

A summer exhibition and sale of artworks and artisan crafts presented by award-winning artist Emma Rose. Expect paintings, limited ed giclee prints, jewellery, porcelain ceramics, garden sculpture, cards, block print shirts for men, ethical clothes, designer fabrics and accessories for women and more.

Hibiscus by Emma Rose


Home Farm Fest, Chilthorne Domer, Fri 8–Sun 10 June

Three days, 8 stages, over 160 bands, silent disco, fun fair, crafts and more at the 13th annual music festival run in aid of the UK charity the Piers Simon Appeal. Its main initiative is School in a Bag (rucksacks with school kit sent to children in need around the world). Posh wear and wellies Friday,


Andy Hamilton: Change Management,  Komedia, Bath, Sun 10 June

Award-winning comedy writer (Outnumbered, Power Monkeys) and regular funny man on QI, The News Quiz and HIGNFY brings his new show to Bath.

Photo: Steve Ullathorne


International Exhibition and Sale of Miniature Art, The Hilliard Society of Miniaturists, The Town Hall, Wells, until Sat 9 June

Most apt: one of the largest exhibitions of miniature paintings and sculptures in the UK in the the smallest city in England.


Bath Fringe Festival, venues across the city, until Sun 10 June

Over 200 events from the absurd to the profound, the politically current to the historical, the salacious, the scary and the sexy, from hidden lives to everything laid bare. Full listings.

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