10 things to do in and around Bath this weekend and the coming week
At a loose end during the week ahead? Here’s our at-a-glance guide to ten things to do in Bath during the coming week:
Two days of live music, children's activities, Morris Dancing and wassailing - yes, it's time to banish the winter blues at the Bradford Roots Festival. The weekend celebration of Bradford on Avon's musical talent takes place this weekend. For more information and to book tickets go to http://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whatsonbuy/bradford-roots-festival-weekend-ticket
If you loved The Best Marigold Hotel you won’t want to miss Dustin Hoffman’s directional debut Quartet which is now showing in Bath. The film is about a home for retired opera singers with Maggie Smith, Tom courtenay, Billy Connolly, and Pauline Collins.
Try and get hold of a standby ticket to see Rowan Atkinson (pictured) in Simon Gray’s Quartermaine’s Terms at the Theatre Royal Bath. This first major revival goes straight from Bath to London’s West End.
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If you fancing a good weep, Bath’s Little Theatre is showing Pucvcini’s La Boheme from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday at 7.15pm.
For two weeks from this Saturday there will be special effects lighting in the historic cloisters at Lacock Abbey. The lighting will put fires back into fireplaces and project colours on to the walls which would one have been colourfully painted. The installations are visible during the day.
If you think karate might be your thing you can have a go for free on Sunday at the Odd Down community Centre in Odins Road, Bath on Sunday. Go along from 10am to noon or even for half an hour and try your hand or just watch.
On Saturday at 6.15pm in Bath Abbey musical director Peter King is giving a free 60th birthday concert. There will be a retiring collection with proceeds will going to MacMillan Cancer Care, Dorothy House and the Genesis Trust.
On Satruday there is a Kids Fun Workshop with Paul Thomas and his Hawks and Owls: Hold a killer in your hand session at the BRLSI in Queen Square, Bath which runs from 1pm to 4pm. Booking essential is essential on email@example.com.
New year, new healthy eating regime. Why not stock up on locally-produced goods at the Bath Farmers' Market on Saturday morning. Be first in the queue for seasonal vegetables, meat, fish, freshly-baked bread and sweet pastries. Doors open at Green Park Station at 8.30am.
This weekend is your last chance to catch this year's Theatre Royal Bath pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.The children's favourite runs until Sunday. To buy tickets call 01225 448844.