10 things to in 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:
Nine 400-year-old life size, full-length portraits have gone on display at the Holburne Museum in Bath. They are one of the most important group of Jacobean portraits to be seen anywhere in the country and they are there until May 6.
Mayor Andrew Furse is holding his multi faith gathering at Bath Guildhall at 2.45pm on Sunday. The event is open to the public.
There is always lots to see at the theatre in Bath but next week you can see one of the great classics which is Priestley's An Inspector Calls. It opens at the Rondo Theatre on Wednesday and runs until the Saturday. It is being performed by local group Core Theatre Productions.
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Meanwhile at the Mission Theatre, from Thursday to Saturday, you can enjoy A Bite with Bennett. Resident company Next Stage will be performing bits of Bennett. The show and a meal costs just £20.
On Tuesday you could try one of the Cotswold Wardens' walks which next week is around the parish of Colerne. The walk takes about three hours and covers some five miles. Meet at 10am at the Fox and Hounds pub in Colerne.
One of the great historical attractions in Bath are the Cleveland Pools. Next Thursday the University of the Third Age will be talking about their history and potential restoration. The gather is at 10.30am at the Pavilion, Bath.
Next Friday (tomorrow week) the 7th Bath Cider Festival opens at the Pavilion. Special guests are The Mangledwurzels and you can go along from 7.30 to 11pm to sample real ciders and perries. Tickets cost £7 in advance and £8 on the door.
If you live in the Bear Flat area of Bath and are free on Saturday morning any time from 10.30am to noon you can go to a local community coffee morning at Beechen Cliff Methodist Church Hall where a local councillor will be available to discuss local issues.
Trees play a large part in Bath's cityscape. To understand about the tree aging process, you can go along to the Bath Natural History Society meeting on Tuesday, February 4 to listen to arboriculturist Neville Fay talk about the subject. It is at 7.30pm at BRLSI in Queen Square. Visitors pay £3.
If you love opera and have always wanted to sing in one of Verdi's great chorus numbers, now is your chance. Bath Opera is running an open rehearsal for Nabucco on Saturday at St Michael's Church from 11am to 1pm and you can go along and sing your heart out for just £5.