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Opie & opera


When was the last time you looked at a painting and it blinked at you or appeared to breathe? You can expect exactly that from an exciting


new Julian Opie exhibition arriving at the Holburne later this month. Not only is it Julian’s fi rst one-man show in the UK for over 10 years, but it also brings together his own works – some of which are previously unseen – with works from his own private art collection and explores the links between the two. Find out more, in the artist’s own words from page 18.


And the cultural highlights keep on coming: we’ve rounded up a selection of the best of the fests hitting Bath and surrounds in the coming months, starting with Bath in Fashion on 3 – 10 May, through to the Bath International Music Fest 16 – 26 May, exquisite opera performances as part of the Iford Arts Season 7 June – 9 August and even a new music event called Orchestival planned for July. Get the full line-up from page 32. Cultured out? We suggest you take a


respite and read up on the latest cocktail and burger bar rapidly climbing the ranks of TripAdvisor (page 46) or, if you’d rather stay in with a box set and your feet up, we’ve got the lowdown on Bath’s best takeaway spots on page 52.


Cover image: Julian with t-shirt by Julian Opie. Turn to page 18 for the feature


For those feeling more energetic, we’ve been shopping for things that will make you want to get out into the garden (page 60), while Emma Bond offers some top tips on growing your own even if your outside space is tight (page 66). Culture, cocktails and, yep, fortuitously,


we’ve even got an insight into one of Bath’s most-loved charity shops (page 62) – an enticing mix for May we hope you’ll agree!


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