JUNE 2022

Sat 11 Jun. Burdalls Yard, Bath. BathTub Orchestra

Regular events
Mayor’s Pulteney Estate Walks. The walks are free and take in Great Pulteney Street and Sydney Gardens. Meet at 11am. Runs from May to September. No booking is required. Allow 2 hours. Meet at the Pump Room in Bath.
Widcombe Wayfarers Walks. Meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, starting at 10am at the west end of Widcombe Parade. Walks last between 1-2 hours and are medium paced. Come dressed for the weather, with suitable footwear and be prepared for a few climbs. Walks are limited to 20 people and registration is now compulsory. The walks are free but if you would like to make a small donation to this event you can do so when you register. See the Widcombe Association website for details.
Mayor’s Pulteney Estate Walks. The walks are free and take in Great Pulteney Street and Sydney Gardens. Meet at 11am. Runs from May to September. No booking is required. Allow 2 hours. Meet at the Pump Room in Bath.
Story Time at Bath Library. 12noon to 12.30pm. Let’s share stories and books at the library! Perfect for families with children aged 0-5. No booking required.
Bear Flat Community market and café. Third Saturday of every month, from 9:30am to 12:30 pm in the church hall on Bruton Avenue. To book a stall, email market@bearflat.org.uk

Theatre Picks
Thu 19 May- Sat 4 Jun. Bath Theatre Royal. The Dance of Death. As their 40th wedding anniversary approaches, Alice and Edgar are locked in a bitter struggle. They’ve driven away their children and their friends. Their relationship is sustained by taunts and recriminations. When a newcomer breaks into the midst of the fray, their insular lives threaten to spin out of control. Laced with biting humour, The Dance of Death is August Strindberg’s landmark drama about a marriage pushed to its limits.
Fri 3-Sun 5 Jun. Mission Theatre. High Hopes by Ethan Horwell and Sam Beagle. Part of Bath Fringe. High Hopes is an energetic, satirical musical comedy which examines the reality of creating a performance without a budget.
Wed 8-Thu 9 Jun. Mission Theatre. Macbeth: The Musical by Shona Rachel Waterhouse. Part of Bath Fringe Festival 2022
Wed 8 Jun. Rondo Theatre. Failure Studies. Precarious Theatre’s three hander set in a magazine office about failure.
Thu 9-Sat 11 Jun. Egg Theatre. Rats’ Tales. Rats’ Tales mixes traditional European fairy tales with some brand new stories written by ex Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.
Thu 9-Sat 25 Jun. Theatre Royal Bath. Murder on the Orient Express. Agatha Christie’s whodunnit with Hercule Poirot.
Fri 10 Jun. Rondo Theatre. Your Dad’s Mum. 8pm. Join northern comic Pat Bashford and over-woke barmaid Cheri-Anne for an explosive, gag-packed sketch comedy game show.
Sat 11-Sun 12 Jun. Mission Theatre. Shuddersome: Tales of Poe by Lindsay Price, from Edgar Allan Poe. Presented by Bath University Student Theatre.
Sat 11-Mon 13 Jun. Mission Theatre. A Night to Remember by Holly Hinks. Presented by Bath University Student Theatre. Part of Bath Fringe Festival 2022. Sunday matinee. Monsieur Cain, a wealthy Victorian aristocrat, is known for his dinner parties. So, when eight of his acquaintances receive invitations to one such party, who are they to deny a pleasant evening full of food, drink and entertainment – the newest and most popular entertainment being the ritual of a séance.
Fri 1 Jul-Sat 6 Aug. Ustinov Studio. The Tempest. Deborah Warne directs Shakespeare’s drama set on an island inhabited by Prospero, his daughter and slave Caliban.
Sat 2 Jul. Rondo Theatre. Tosca. 7:30pm. By Giacomo Puccini. Bath Opera stages the tragic story of diva Tosca and her painter lover Cavaradossi under a cruel and despotic regime. In the title role is international soprano Ghiulnara Raileanu who is supported by leading members of Bath Opera with Robert Felstead as Cavaradossi and Niall Hoskin as the cruel Scarpia. Musical Director is Peter Blackwood, and Stage Director Jane Clark.
Sat 2-Sat 23 Jul. Theatre Royal Bath. Bugsy Malone. A Lyric Hammersmith Theatre production of Alan Parker’s prohibition era comedy musical drama
Wed 6 – Sat 9 Jul . Rondo Theatre. Macbeth. The Rondo Theatre Company stage Shakespeare’s tragedy of regicide in Scotland. All profits are in aid of Marie Curie.
Theatre Picks Outside Bath
Sat 4 Jun. Bristol Tobacco Factory. The Funny Life of James Campbell. A stand up comedy show for children age 6 and over without all the rude words. At 11:30am & 2:30pm.
Tue 14 Jun. Taunton. Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre. Great Expectations. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School go on the road with Charles Dickens’ coming of age story of Pip. Also at other venues throughout the region see https://www.oldvic.ac.uk/events-shows/great-expectations/
Thu 23 Jun-Sat 9 Jul. Stroud. Cotswold Playhouse. Vanity Fair. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School go on the road with William Makepeace Thackery’s story of on the make Becky Sharp who breaks all the rules in 19th century England. Also at other venues throughout the region see https://www.oldvic.ac.uk/events-shows/vanity-fair/

Diary Events
Fri 28 May-Sun 12 June. Bath Fringe Festival. It is a festival of all the arts, with few rules as to what should be in or out. Some are listed in Theatre and here as well but there are so many events see https://www.bathfringe.co.uk/ for full listings.
Wed 1-Wed 29 Jun. Mayor’s Summer Walks. Discover the worlds of people and places in the city. A variety of walks throughout the summer. Full details at www.bathguides.org.uk
Fri 3 Jun. Bath Racecourse. James in Concert. Plus a meeting of horse races. First race at 5.10pm.
Sat 4 Jun. Bath Fringe Free events. B&NES Council present a programme of local bands and musicians on the bandstand in the glorious Parade Gardens to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Music in Parade Gardens – 11am-5pm. Pop-up Performances – 1pm-4.30pm – Bath City Centre. Bristol-based 6-piece Jazz band plus swing dance duo. New Bond Street, 1pm-2.30pm; Kingsmead Square 3pm-4.30pm. Bath BID will be adding some craft activities for all the family on the Saturday.
Sun 5 Jun. Bath Fringe. Free event. Details to be confirmed. Calf2Cow are a young post-Bath-Spa outdoor theatre company are staging an hour-long outdoor theatre piece ‘The Wave’ (suitable for all ages) in central Bath.
Sun 5 Jun. Bath Picnic in the Lower Lawn, The Royal Crescent. 12 noon. To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Fun day with family events and entertainment.
Sun 5 Jun. Prior Park. Activities around the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 10am to 5pm.
Mon 6 June. Lymore Gardens. Lymore Community Jubilee Celebration. 1pm. Picnic and much more.
Tue 7 Jun. Widcombe Social Club. Film Night: Quiz Show. Robert Redford’s thrilling drama about a rigged TV quiz show with Ralph Fiennes. 7pm.
Wed 8 Jun. Widcombe Wayfarers Walk. 10am. Details on the Widcombe Association’s website.
Wed 8 Jun. Alternative Fashion Show. Chapel Arts Centre. With catwalk fashions from Bath College students – some of the more expensive fashions that pass through Save the Children, some other daring designs, some just beautiful. Bath Aqua will again be represented. 8pm.
Thu 9 June. All Saints Centre, High Street, Bath. Platinum Jubilee party. Curo funded event. £2. Open to the over 60s. Music, food and drink.
Sat 11 Jun. Bath Racecourse. Ladies Day. Meeting of horse races and a chance to dress up and even enter a style competition. First race at 1.15pm.
Sat 11 Jun. Burdalls Yard, Bath. BathTub Orchestra. 7pm. Founded in October 2018, the BathTub Orchestra is a mixed ability community orchestra that plays all kinds of music from pop, jazz, blues, film soundtracks to classical favourites. Part of Bath Fringe. (Pictured above.)
Sun 12 Jun. Bloomfield Green. Summer fair: Gathering on the Green.1.30-5 pm. Games, music, prizes, refreshments, and good company. See page 1.
Tue 14 Jun. St Thomas a Becket Church. Poetry evening. Church Street, Widcombe.7.30pm.
Thu 16 Jun. Widcombe Wobblers Cycle Ride to Saltford. Ride to the Jolly Sailor public house – 12 miles. 6pm. Booking essential. Details on the Widcombe Association website.
Sat-Sun, 18-19 Jun. Widcombe Art Trail. From 10am – take a journey around the community visiting artists and their work. Venues include: Natural Theatre Company, Widcombe Baptist Church, 30 Alexandra Road, 1 Hatfield Buildings, 7 St Mark’s Road and 48 Tyning End. For more information https://widcombearttrail.com
Tue 21 Jun. Widcombe Social Club. Film Night: The Manchurian Candidate. The strange story of a soldier trying to discover the fate of his platoon in Korea based on Richard Condon’s novel. 7pm.
Wed 22 Jun. Bath Racecourse. Summer Social Race Night. Meeting of horse races and a chance to dress up and enjoy the evening. First race at 5pm.
Sat 25 Jun. Widcombe Wobblers Cycle Ride to Stoney Littleton. Ride to the Long Barrow for a picnic – 13 miles. 12noon. Booking essential. Details on the Widcombe Association website.
Sat 25 Jun. St Michael’s Without. Concert with Noctis Chamber Choir. Conducted by former director of the BBC Symphony Chorus, Stephen Jackson, the evening will feature settings of Shakespeare songs by Vaughan Williams and Mathias as well as Jackson’s own arrangements of La Mer, Shenandoah and The Rio Grande.7.30pm.

Diary Events outside of Bath
Fri 27 May- Sun 19 Jun. Salisbury International Arts Festival. Free outdoor events on Thu 2-Fri 3 Jun. Full details at https://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/whats-on/festival.
Sat 4 Jun. Radstock Jubilee festival. Part of Bath Fringe Festival. Free outdoor arts event with a family friendly atmosphere and taking place at St Nicholas Church Field. From 11am. Music, comedy, dance and workshops.
Sat-Sun 4-5 Jun. Bristol Avon Gorge cruise on The Matthew – the Tudor era sailing ship is back. Visit https://matthew.co.uk/book-tickets
Sun 19 Jun. Berkeley Castle. Father’s Day with farm animals. Cuddle a goat or say hello to a chicken. Info at https://www.berkeley-castle.com/
Mon 20 Jun. Summer Solstice. Avebury. Unlike Stonehenge Avebury’s stone circle has open access but should you go there at dawn today beware of the huge crowds problems in parking and the fact it might be cloudy.
Exhibition Picks
Sun 1 May – 3 July. American Museum, Bath. Dress to Redress. An exhibition of the work of contemporary Anishinabe artist Celeste Pedri-Spade that will focus on the role of strong women in community. Continues to 3 July.
Sat 14 May-Sun 17 July. Judo history: The Museum of East Asian Art is running an exhibition from 14 May to 17 July on the cultural history of judo.
Sat 14 May – Sat 2 Jul. Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery. Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to place their votes for the Public Choice Prize, selecting their favourite artwork to win a prize of £600 for the artist. All of the artworks are for sale.
Do you have an event you would like to be included in July’s edition.
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