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:
Book tickets to Lenny Henry (pictured) in a new production of August Wilson’s Fences at the Theatre Royal Bath.
One of the great things about Bath’s many festivals is the chance it offers to hear music at unusual times. Like, for instance, at 11am on Saturday morning when, as part of the Bachfest in Bath cellist Colin Carr will be playing Bach suites nos 2, 3 and 6 at the Guildhall.
On Sunday there is another of the giant flea markets at the Bath and West Showground at Shepton Mallet from 9.30am. On Saturday they are holding the Bradford on Avon Antiques & Flea Market from 9am to 4pm in St Margaret’s Hall.
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On Sunday there is an informal workshop for anyone who has friends or family running the Bath Half Marathon in March, It takes place from 2pm to 4pm at the Makery in Walcot Street, Bath. It costs £7.50 per head.
Everywhere you go you hear how great the new exhibition at Bath’s Holburne Museum is. It’s called Folded Beauty: Masterpieces in Linen and it’s by Joan Sallas. It runs until April 28 but times runs away so make a note not to miss it. And you can see it free of charge.
Still thinking textiles, there is an exhibition at Walcot Chapel, Bath which runs until tomorrow (Friday) which includes work produced by 21 textile design students from Bath Spa University. Today it is on from 11am to 6pm and tomorrow from 11am to 8pm. Again it is free to go in.
Following its world premier run at the Ustinov and then more success at the Southbank Centre in London, The Queen’s Knickers returns to Bath at the egg theatre on Tuesday for another run. It’s a great show for all members of the family and it stays until March 3.
Ahead of the Oscar announcements at the weekend make you see one of the films nominated which are still running at your favourite Bath cinema.
On Friday a short performance by members of Walcot State Choir precedes a screening of Song for Marion at the Little Theatre Cinema in Bath. The film kicks off with a rousing performance at 6.10pm which lasts for about 20 minutes.
Local legends Steve Henwood and Tony Carter have a large catalogue of songs. You can hear some of them when Hodmadoddery play Bath Folk Club tonight at the Green Park Tavern.