SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS BATH JUNE:Layout 5
SHAKESPEARE LIVE: HAMLET TUESDAY 5 – SATURDAY 9 JULY
JULY FLAVOURS OF THE WEST SATURDAY 2 & SUNDAY 3 JULY For further information visit: www.milsomplace.co.uk This friendly foodie gathering has the atmosphere of an artisan farmers’ market. Located in the open courtyards of Milsom Place, it welcomes producers from the west country for a celebration of food and drink. Local celebrity baker, and food champion of the BBC Food & Farming Awards 2010 Richard Bertinet will be taking centre stage in the chef demonstrations and the line up for the Aga Range Master Cookery Theatre also includes Daily Telegraph cookery writer, Xanthe Clay and Rachel Demuth whose restaurant was named Best Vegetarian Restaurant in 2010 by Gourmet Britain and who, like Richard Bertinet, runs a cookery school in Bath. West country suppliers, including The Bath Pig, Fussels Fine Foods and The Thoughtful Bread Company will be on hand for tastings and tutorials and a range of beers and ciders will be available from Bath Ales, Bridge Farm Cider and Red Rock Brewery as well as wines from the Field Wine Bar, Quoins and Avalon Vineyards.
KEYNSHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL SUNDAY 3 JULY, NOON – 9.30PM For further information visit: www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk Sup a pint, relax and while away the afternoon at this free event showcasing some of the best unsigned bands in the area with an emphasis on all things local. Taking place at the Keynsham Memorial Park, the festival will include four stages, a creative arena, delicious food, local ales and stalls to keep all generations entertained.
For further information and to book tickets, visit: www.shakespearelive.com or tel: 01225 722987 This year the long-established group move to Lackham House, just north of Lacock, where the beautiful setting of the gardens and eighteenth century house act as a perfect backdrop for the play itself, and for the picnics beforehand – a traditional feature of the evenings. New director Rod Moor-Bardell has chosen to place Hamlet in 1920, just after the Great War, examining the contrast between the old, war-torn past, and the new, rebellious future. Tickets are available for all six performances which take place at 7.30pm each night and at 2pm on Saturday 9 July. The Friday and Saturday evening shows are gala nights, with tickets including pre-play entertainment.
FROME FESTIVAL FRIDAY 8 – SUNDAY 17 JULY For a full programme of events visit: www.fromefestival.co.uk With over 180 events, featuring comedy, visual arts, theatre, dance, workshops, walks, talks, and every musical genre, this year’s colourful programme is set to attract thousands of visitors to the town. Musical highlights requiring early booking include Irish folk singer Cara Dillon, singer-songwriter Sandi Thom, Mercury Music prize nominees Turin Brakes, world fusion pioneers Transglobal Underground, and festival favourites Praying for the Rain. As always, the festival features comedy, and this year John Shuttleworth, Lucy Porter, Jo Caulfield and Three Bonzos and a Piano, amongst others, will be supplying the laughs. One of Frome’s best kept secrets is that Pre-Raphaelite writer Christina Rossetti once lived and worked in the town which the festival celebrates with a
combined musical and literary event – the Amati String Quartet will share the stage with Tina Waller, narrating Rossetti’s letters and poems. Events for families include Miracle Theatre’s outdoor family comedy The Death of Sherlock Holmes at the ECOS Amphitheatre and don’t miss the Outdoor Swimming Society’s Big Jump – a perfect opportunity to take a summer dip in the River Frome. This year’s visual arts programme is a kaleidoscope of exhibitions, collaborations, workshops and talks. A summer festival with many outdoor events, the fortnight sees none bigger than the famous Food Feast, mixing international music with global cuisines. Also pairing fine food with music are the Acoustic and Jazz Breakfasts, hosted by the Archangel, a new festival venue with rave reviews.
INTERNATIONAL AIR DAY SATURDAY 9 JULY For further information and to book tickets, visit: www.yeoviltonairday.co.uk RNAS Yeovilton will be celebrating 40 years since the first flight of the Lynx aircraft at this year’s International Air Day. An extensive flying and static display will take place to mark this significant anniversary with historic aircraft coming together with their modern counterparts to highlight the role that RNAS Yeovilton Squadrons have played, and continue to play. Air Day will also feature world class military aerobatic teams such as the RAF Red Arrows and the Royal Jordanian Falcons. The fast jet displays and helicopter displays are not to be missed and for the first time Team Viper will perform a formation display of classic Hunter jets. Throughout the day there will be plenty of entertainment on the ground for all the family including side shows, funfair, vintage, classic and military vehicles, service demonstrations, picnic areas, helicopter pleasure flights, simulator rides, trade stands and much more.
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