Fri 1 Oct. Rondo Theatre Larkhall. Waiting For Hamlet. Comedy based on Shakespeare’s play.
Fri 1 Oct. Bath Festival: Patti Smith and Band. The Forum.
Fri 1-Sat 2 Oct. Magic Show. Bath Ale House, York Street. No rabbits appearing from top hats – instead, some of the world’s top magicians will perform astonishing tricks making you laugh, cry and wanting more.
Fri 1-31 Oct. Holburne Museum. To accompany its major new exhibition of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s portraits, the Holburne Museum is proud to announce a display of photographs by Sunil Gupta that explore the legacy of the Pre-Raphaelites and their influence on contemporary art.
Sat 2 Oct. Rondo Theatre Larkhall. Sara Barron. Stand up comedy night with top stars.
Sat 2 Oct. Green Park Station. Bath Farmers’ Market. Bath Farmers’ Market was the first farmers’ market in the UK. At Bath Farmers’ Market, you will find quality, fresh, seasonal produce at a fair price. The goods are sold directly by the people who produce them and everything usually comes from within a 40-mile radius of Bath.
Sat 2 Oct-20 Nov. Victoria Art Gallery. Bath Society of Artists’ 116th exhibition showcases the best of the region’s artistic talent. Bath Society of Artists was founded in 1904 with 26 members. It has grown over the years to a membership of about 120 diverse artists. Many distinguished 20th-century painters have exhibited with the Society, including Walter Sickert, John Singer Sargent, Philip Wilson Steer, Gilbert Spencer, Patrick Heron, Mary Fedden, William Scott and Howard Hodgkin.
Tue, 5 Oct. Bath Flea Market. Green Park Station. Bath’s great undercover antique and collectors market held on the first Sunday of every month.
Wed 6 – Sat 9 Oct. Mission Theatre. Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn. Comedy drama from the master of the art. Presented by Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society
Thu 7 Oct. Chapel Arts. Glymjack. Glymjack is one of the most exciting emerging artists in UK folk music. Featuring Show of Hands legends Phil Beer and Steve Knightley.
Thu 7-16 Oct. Theatre Royal Bath. The Good Life. Play based on the TV series but with a different cast.
Fri 8-Sat 9 Oct. Rondo Theatre Larkhall. The Bean Spillers. Musical comedy based on gossip and tittle-tattle.
Sat 9 Oct. Chapel Arts. Pop up Bowie. Paul Anthony was voted the UK’s No 1 David Bowie Tribute Act at the National Tribute Awards 2016.
Sat 9-Sun 21 Nov. Magic Goes Wrong. Theatre Royal Bath. Comedy drama from the company that produced The Play That Goes Wrong.
Sat 9 Oct. The Island’s Mine. Egg Theatre. Set in the extraordinary world of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Roustabout (creators of Luna & One Small Step) present a playful and daring exploration of the place we choose to call home. Filled with magic, music and mayhem, this show encourages young people to ask: Where do I belong? Where is my home? Is it truly mine?
Mon 11-Tue 12 Oct. Mission Theatre. Hamlet Act VI by William Shakespeare and Dennis Harkness. An amusing update on the Danish Regicide tragedy.
Tue 12 Oct. Paloma Faith at The Forum. Popular female singer comes to Bath.
Wed 13-Thu 14 Oct. Submission, Rondo Theatre. When a woman wakes up in a cold, dark basement, unaware of how she got there, she quickly realises she is not alone; there are two others that share her fate.
Thu 14-Fri 15 Oct. Mission Theatre. Dracula by Cully Morgan. As the cool autumn nights draw in, Downpour Theatre Company will be treating you to a little Gothic horror, with a brand new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Thu 14-Sat 16 Oct. Meet Me A Tree. The Egg Theatre. Meet Me A Tree is an interactive first opera for 0-2 year olds and their carers with music by Schumann, Delibes and Handel as well as words and music created by the company. HurlyBurly invites you and your baby on a multi-sensory journey through a year in the life of a tree: singing with blackbirds, marching through fallen leaves, smelling new blossom and feeling the wind on your cheeks.
Fri 15 Oct. Rondo Theatre. Rachel Fairburn: Maniac. Rachel Fairburn’s take on social media and much else.
Sat 16 Oct. Mission Theatre. Ode to Joyce – The songs and monologues of Joyce Grenfell. Cheryl Knight’s one woman show recreates the world of one of the greats of comedy.
Mon18-Sat 23 Oct. Looking Good Dead. Theatre Royal Bath. No good deed goes unpunished…hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind on a train seat, to try to return it to its owner, Tom Bryce (Adam Woodyatt) inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with, while he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family’s lives.
Thu 21 – Sat 23 Oct, Ding! Rondo Theatre. Presented by Flipside Productions of Bath. The monologues were created by an ensemble of Bath’s best emerging writers, directors and performers. Expect biting comedy and edge-of-seat drama, inspired by our increasingly digital world, and ask yourself: is this a new reality, or virtual insanity?
Fri 22 Oct. Theatre Royal Bath. Roman Bath. To coincide with the publication of his latest book on Roman Bath, Peter Davenport will bring us up to date with the remarkable finds discovered during ‘the 300 Year Dig’ of this World Heritage City.Peter Davenport was a professional archaeologist for 46 years, 25 of those as Senior Archaeologist of The Bath Archaeology Trust. He has been involved in most of the work in Bath since 1980 and he will recount how exciting some of these finds have been and how attitudes have changed over the years towards these discoveries.
Sat 23-Sun 31 Oct. American Museum. Halloween celebration at the American Museum & Gardens throughout half-term week. Dress up for an American style fancy dress parade (at 11am or 3pm on Saturdays 23&30 and Sundays 24&31). The most fantastic costume will win a prize!
Sun 24 Oct. Chapel Arts. Tannahill Weavers. Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers are one of the world’s premier Celtic bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies.
Thu 28 Oct – Sat 6 Nov. Private Lives. Theatre Royal Bath. A new production of Private Lives, the inaugural show from Nigel Havers’ new theatre company which will be touring the country with a line-up of theatrical gems. Launching the company, Coward’s dazzling comic masterpiece is both a scintillatingly witty and scathingly vitriolic study of the rich and reckless in love. Nigel Havers, ever suave and thoroughly charming, plays Elyot, the role taken by Noël Coward himself in the original production in 1930.
Fri 29 Oct. Chapel Arts. Noble Jacks. With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms, which have taken crowds by storm across the UK.
Fri 5-Mon 8 Nov. Egg Theatre. Josephine. An energetic story about Josephine Baker the dancer and entertainer who broke down racial barriers with incredible performances.
Wed 10 Nov. Combe Down Heritage talk. Combe Down Primary School Hall. 7.30pm. A talk by Dr. Roger Rolls on The History of infectious diseases in Bath. If you think the pandemic was bad wait until you hear the good medic on the horrors of the past.
Sun 12 Dec. Lyncombe. Christmas Lunch. 12.30-4pm. St Mark’s Community Centre, St Mark’s Rd, Bath. This is a ‘bring and share’ lunch with mulled wine and Christmas Carols. See https://widcombewest.uk/news/
Thu 16 Dec-Sun 9 Jan. Cinderella. Theatre Royal Bath. John Monie returns as Buttons in a classic seasonal pantomime and is joined by mum-to-be Dani Harmer as the Fairy Godmother.
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