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What’s on 3 MAY ¬ 31 MAY


FAMILY FUN 7 MAY


BRIGHT LIGHTS n Tomorrow Léonie escapes office drudgery to become an internationally-renowned vocal artist. As philosopher R. Kelly once said: “If you can dream it, then you can do it.” With looped vocals and percussive stationery, Léonie creates music live on stage as she tells a comic story of disappointment and triumph. 7pm, £6.50/£7.50, the egg; theatreroyal.org.uk/the-egg


15 – 17 MAY THE JUNGLE BOOK n Rudyard Kipling’s magical


OTHER


UNTIL 10 MAY BATH IN FASHION n This season’s style; fashion celebrities stimulating debate; hands-on workshops; exhibitions; film; and a headline talk and vintage show from Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki. Various venues; bathinfashion.co.uk


5 MAY


25TH BIRTHDAY PARTY n Celebrate Woolley Grange’s 25th birthday with sports, a treasure hunt, stalls, gardening, taster spa


treatments and tree climbing. 12pm-5pm, Woolley Grange; luxuryfamilyhotels.co.uk


7 MAY


‘QUESTION TIME’ ON CLIMATE CHANGE n Hear prospective MEPs Dr Brian Mathew, Professor Molly Scott Cato, Michelle Donelan, Julia Reid and Alan England – chaired by Professor Dennis Tate – speak on this great challenge of our time. 7pm, Upper Masonic Hall, Bradford on Avon; climatefriendlybradfordonavon. co.uk


8 MAY SISI & MAY PREVIEW n To celebrate Bath in Fashion, Sisi & May have invited Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki to the store, with her latest project Iconclub. Browse Lolly England wallets and Peony & Moore handbags and enjoy discounts, fizz and treats. 5pm-8pm, Sisi & May; sisiandmay.com


9 MAY


n Open garden, Belcombe Court, 25 May


ALEX MUNROE n Growing up in 1970s Suffolk in a crumbling giant of a house, Alex Monroe was left to wreak havoc by invention. His “wild childhood”, “melting down piano keys into cross bolts and 50ps for cigarette machines” led to a career creating bespoke jewellery for brands such as Coco De Mer and the V&A. Two Turtle Doves is his story of a life


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spent making things. 7.45pm, £7, Topping & Co; toppingbooks.co.uk


15 MAY WALK THIS WAY n A fashion show to raise money for the art commissioning fund of the RUH Forever Friends Appeal Cancer Care Campaign and St John’s Hospital. See models aged 16 to 86 modelling collections from Blue, alongside designer Carole Waller’s colourful one-off pieces. 7pm, The Octagon at Milsom Place; carolewaller.co.uk


16 MAY LINDSEY DAVIS n Meet historical novelist Lindsey and enjoy a torchlit evening of music played on a replica ancient lyre by Michael Levy. Local group The Lambeth Swing also perform music from the 1930s and 1940s. 7pm, £15, The Pump Room; museumsatnight.org.uk


18 MAY


THE GHOST TRAIN n A rare screening of this 1941 classic directed by Walter Forde and adapted from the story by playwright Arnold Ridley (Private Godfrey in Dad’s Army), about a group of passengers, stranded in a remote railway station... 5pm, The Little Theatre; picturehouses.co.uk


23 MAY


AN EVENING WITH TIM WINTON n Australian literary superstar


and four-time winner of The Miles Franklin Award, Tim Winton will be checking in to the Bibliotherapy Room at Mr B’s, to introduce guests to his new novel Eyrie. 7pm, £14, Mr B’s Emporium; mrbsemporium.com


25 MAY


BELCOMBE COURT OPEN GARDEN n The British Red Cross welcomes visitors to Belcombe Court, to wander its gardens, peruse stalls and see Hebridean lambs frolicking in the park. 2pm-6pm, £5, Belcombe Court, Bradford on Avon; belcombecourt.com


31 MAY JUDY’S AFFORDABLE VINTAGE SALE n The finest purveyors of vintage items from the 1920s to 1980s brought together to create an eclectic marketplace. Expect fashion, accessories, homewares, collectables, as well as tea and cake. 11am-4pm, £2, The Guildhall; judysvintagefair.co.uk BL


WANT TO SEE YOUR EVENT IN


tale of ‘man-cub’ adventures in the jungle is brought to life in this all-singing, all-dancing production by acting and theatre production students from Bath Spa University. £6.50/£7.50, the egg; theatreroyal.org.uk/the-egg


26 – 30 MAY GLORIOUS ROME n Get to know all about the most formidable Roman emperors from the coins on display at the Roman Baths, and make an imperial crown. Free to Discovery Card holders. 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, Roman Baths; romanbaths.co.uk


27 MAY


MEET THE ARTIST n Join paper craft artist Jessica Palmer and learn to make fabulous boxes from vintage books. Booking essential, suitable for children aged six upwards. 12.30pm, American Museum; americanmuseum.org


28 MAY FARM AFTER DARK n An exciting event allowing families to explore the farm after hours and spot some of its night- time wildlife. Booking required. 8pm, £1/£2, Bath City Farm; bathcityfarm.org.uk


n Bright Lights, the egg, 7 May


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