10 things for you to do in Bath this weekend
1. The Bath Fringe Festival launches this weekend and will feature 17 days of music, art, theatre and comedy. For a full line-up of events taking place across the city, including some of the best for this Saturday and Sunday, go to www.bathfringe.co.uk.
2. Try to spot some of the Olympic and Paralympic-themed sculptures which are popping up around the city as part of an art project. They include the huge depiction of swimmer Mark Foster’s torso, pictured, in SouthGate, so take a walk around the city and see how many you can find.
3. An evening of music and song to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee is being held at Bath Abbey on Saturday evening. The audience will be taken back over the 60 years of the Queen’s reign, with everything from classical favourites to pop hits. The show starts at 7.30pm and all the money raised will go to local charities.
4. Winsley-based hospice Dorothy House is holding its summer fete on Saturday, from 2pm to 5pm. There will be stalls, games, entertainment and refreshment and entry costs just £2.
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5. Dog lovers are being invited to show their support for the Bath Cats and Dogs Home by taking part in the Wag Walk. The sponsored event had to be cancelled last month because of bad weather but has been rescheduled for this Sunday at 10am.
6. St Andrew’s Primary School is holding its jubilee-themed summer fair this afternoon from 3.15pm. It is taking place at the Northampton Street site and stalls include bunting making, biscuit decorating and cream teas.
7. Gardens across Bradford on Avon are being opened for the public on Sunday. Tickets, which start at £5, can be picked up from the Information Centre by the Town Bridge in Westbury Gardens.
8. Alternative bluegrass band The Wagon Tales are performing at the American Museum, in Claverton, on Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are included in the museum’s usual admission cost.
9. The Widcombe Wrobotiers are fundraising for their trip to take part in a European robotics competition in Germany next month, so will be holding a doughnuts and table-top sale at Widcombe Juniors after school today.
10. Recipe of the week: The sun is shining and Britain will be going barbeque crazy this weekend. Impress your guests and to make your barbeque complete, why not make your own burgers? Check out this homemade burger recipe from Saturday Kitchen's Paul Merrett.