Ten things to do in Bath this week - October 4-10
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:
If you enjoy a good ghost story try Bath Drama's own dramatisation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw which opens at the Rondo Theatre next Wednesday.
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TV superstar Michael Palin is at the Forum , Bath next Wednesday as part of Topping & Co's Autumn Book Festival. This year Palin publishes two books, his second novel The Truth and a new travelogue, Brazil which accompanies a major BBC series.
A talented Korean singing group called Laudantes Dominum which is based in Germany is giving a free concert at the Beechen Cliff Methodist church in Shakespeare Avenue, Bath on Sunday. There will be a retiring collection.
The first Pulteney Weir Market takes place on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. It is being designed as a quality market with up to 50 stalls selling an eclectic mix of artisan food and drink including breads, cheeses, olives, cakes, fruit and veg and sweets as well as art, collectables and crafts. The market is being held every week with new stalls appearing all the time. Doubt over whether will now happen after intervention from B&NES Council, which says the event is unlicensed.
If you enjoy music at lunchtime you may already know about the Thursday musical events at Manvers Street Baptist Church , Bath. If not, you have the chance to go along to the first of the new autumn series on Thursday October 11. The first concert features The Monday Players who will play music for quartets from 12.30pm to 1.15pm.
Prior Park is central to the history of Bath and if you are free at 2.30pm on Tuesday October 9 the Bath Centre National Trust is organising a lecture called Prior Park with speakers Kate Collins and Matthew Ward. The talk is at 2.30pm in the Bath Society Meeting Room at Green Park Station with refreshments from 2pm.
Percy Community Centre celebrates its 50th anniversary tomorrow with a party. It starts from 6pm and runs for two hours with free food and live music, including the Rainbow Steel Orchestra.
There is a Giant Flea and Collectors Market on Sunday at the Bath and West Showground at Shepton Mallet with hundreds of stalls, inside and out from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Entry is £3.50.
Try one of the Poetry & A Pint sessions on Monday at the St James Wine Vaults off Julian Road Bath on Monday from 8pm. This week you can hear June Hall and Rosie Bailey, 8pm. Entry is just £2/£1.
Will Pound (Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year nominee) and Dan Walsh (a demon picker) are two of the most exciting young musicians working today and are appearing at Bath's Little Theatre on Monday at 8.15pm. Prepare to be astonished by stunning vocals, banjo wizardry and sounds you didn't think were possible on the harmonica. Tickets are £12, £11 and £10 members on 0871 902 5735.