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What’s On in June

Over 30 things to do in Somerset, Dorset & Bristol this month, including the sporting Glastonbury, a beach in the city, a giant walking puppet – and Elton John.

THE ARTS: Bath Fringe, venues around Bath, until Sun 12 June

Edgy new music, theatre, comedy, dance, film and visual art to challenge and delight, including 2020 Vision, theatre inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (above). See the programme.

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ART: Henry Moore: Sharing Form, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton, until Sun 4 Sept

Six decades of work across all five gallery spaces and outside, with around 100 artworks and objects from Moore’s studio and home curated by his daughter Mary Moore. Fascinating stuff.

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EXHIBITION: My Glastonbury Story, Marston Park, Frome, Thurs 2 – Sun 26 June

A fascinating archive of crowd-sourced photographs and stories exploring the people’s history of the iconic festival. Pay £12 to become a Friend of the Park, see the exhibition and get access to Marston for a whole year.

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FOOD & DRINK: Christchurch Food Festival, Christchurch Quay, Thurs 2 – Sun 5 June

Some of the best local producers, street food, craft drinks and bars, live music and entertainment, celeb chef demos by James Golding, Dhruv Baker Mark Hix, Richard Bertinet and more.

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OUTDOORS: Bath on the Beach, Bath, Thurs 2 June – Sun 31 July

Sand, deckchairs, ping pong, volleyball, pizzas – hopefully some sun – on the Caribbean-inspired beach in Royal Victoria Park in the centre of the city. Open from 10am to 10.45pm; kids are allowed up until 6pm.

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JUBILEE: Celebrations around Somerset, Dorset & Bristol, Thurs 2– Sun 5 June

With far too many parties and activities celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend to list here, take a look for events near you here

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MUSIC: Jazz Jurassica, Lyme Regis, Thurs 2 – Sun 5 June

Four days of jazz, blues and soul on the seafront, with James Taylor Quartet. Dockside Latin Orchestra, Elles Bailey, Tom Seals, Ashton Jones and Sarah Jane Morris. Some events are free.

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FESTIVAL: Bournemouth 7s, Christchurch, Thurs 2 – Sun 5 June

The world’s largest sport and music fest aka The Sporting Glastonbury.

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FOOD & DRINK: Poole Seafood Festival, Poole Quay, Fri 3 – Sun 5 June

Something fishy going on in Poole, with live music and free entry.

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MARKET: The Frome Independent & Clevedon Sunday Market, Sun 5 June

First Sunday of the month? It”s market time! Designer-makers, food and drink producers, sustainable products, contemporary designers, vintage fashion, collectibles and lots of other cool stuff in Frome and Clevedon.

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DANCE: Diversity- Connected, Bristol Hippodrome, Sun 5 & Mon 6 June

Thrilling dance from Britain’s Got Talent winners created by the super talented Ashley Banjo.

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OUTDOORS, Villa Ventorum at The Newt in Somerset, near Castle Cary, Mon 6 June onwards

Roman remains unearthed on the estate created have inspired a brand new state-of-the-art museum and a re-imagined Roman Villa Ventorum. That’s as well as the stunning gardens and grounds, aerial tree top trails, fab cafe/restaurant, food hall, shop, courses, workshops and more.

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COMEDY: Paul Merton’s Improv Chums, Bath Forum Tues 7 June; Lighthouse Poole, Weds 15 June

Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are on the road.

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KIDS: David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy, Bristol Hippodrome, Wed 8 Jun – Sat 11 June

12-year-old Joe Spud, the richest boy in the country with his own sports car, pet crocodiles and £100k a week pocket money – but no friends – tries to find out what money can’t buy. Read what David Walliams has to say about the stage adaptation of his best selling book.

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COMEDY: Patrick Kielty: Borderline, The Redgrave Theatre Bristol, Weds 8 June; The McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater, Sat 11 June

A comedic love letter to the future of our islands, apparently.

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FOOD & DRINK: Summer Madness, The Barrington Boar, near Ilminster, Thurs 9 June

Celebrate summer drinking & seasonal flavours at the foodie pub’s very first Barrington Boar Wine Society event.  Enjoy wines hand picked by Emma Way (formally of Wine World Ilminster), paired with canapes & 3 small plates from Al. £50 per person (small measures for drivers £35.50 @50ml per glass). To book call 01460 259281 or email info@thebarringtonboar.co.uk

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MUSIC: Paloma Faith, Bournemouth International Centre, Fri 10 June

The BRIT Award-winning songstress brings her Summer 2022 UK Tour, The Age of Optimism to the West Country.

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THEATRE: Rush: A Joyous Jamaican Journey, Bristol Old Vic, Fri 10 & Sat 11 June

The story of Reggae music from the arrival of the Windrush Generation, narrated by comedian John Simmit. Dance to the music of Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Lord Kitchener, Millie Small and more played live by the JA Reggae Band.

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FESTIVAL: Home Farm Fest, Chilthorne Dormer, Fri 10 – Sun 12 June

Charity music fest with proceeds going to the Piers Simon Appeal’s School in a Bag initiative. Three days, eight stages, 150+ bands, silent disco, workshops, kids stuff. Posh Wears & Wellies on the Fri eve.

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OUTDOORS: Top of the Gorge, Cheddar, Fri 10 – Sun 12 June

The pop-up hub-site looks right into gorge towards the Somerset coast and the Mendips Hills, with trail running, mountain biking, a road cycling challenge and camping at Warren Farm.

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EXHIBITION: Music, Mud, Mayhem Museum of Somerset, Taunton, Sat 11 June – Sun 4 Sept

Somerset-based photographer Jason Bryant captures years of Glasto with pix of 50 iconic performances, from 1997 to the present day, including Bowie, Stormzy, Jay-Z – and Dolly Parton

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MUSIC: River Town, venues around Bristol, Sat 11 June – Mon 1 Aug

Bristol Beacon’s River Town brings the sounds of the Deep South to the Southwest over the summer. The Roots and Americana fest includes blues, gospel, country and bluegrass performed by the likes of Martha Wainwright, Judy Collins, Richard Hawley, Lee Fields and more.

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COMEDY: An Evening with Paul Zerdin, Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, Weds 15 June

The America’s Got Talent-winning comedian/ventriloquist rocks up in Yeovil helping to raise cash for the theatre’s Name A Seat initiative.

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ART: Dinner with Grayson, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, Thurs 16 June

A talk and dinner with fast-becoming-a-national-treasure Grayson Perry, surrounded by art from Tracey Emin, Sonia Boyce, Antony Gormley, Gillian Wearing, Shanti Panchal, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Lucian Freud and Patrick Heron and many more in their current exhibition, Me, Myself, I: Artists’ Self-Portraits.

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OUTDOOR THEATRE: Peter Pan, Castle Gardens, Sherborne, Fri 17 June

The Illyria Theatre company’s production features real flying, they say.

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MUSIC: Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Bath Forum, Fri 17 June

Declan Patrick McManus aka Napoleon Dynamite aka Elvis Costello on tour with his latest album The Boy Named If, released 14 Jan.

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FESTIVAL: Pub in the Park, Royal Victoria Park, Bath, Fri 17 – Sun 19 June

Tom Kerridge’s popular gourmet scran meets live music fandango,  with Supergrass, Faithless DJ set, Natalie Imbruglia & Melanie C, Supergrass, The Sugar Hill Gang, Norman Jay, and more. Cookery demos and talks from Michelin starred and celebrity chefs like Simon Rimmer, Atul Kochhar, Andi Oliver, Stephen Terry and Steve Horrell.

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GARDENS: Garden Festival, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Fri 17 – Sun 20 June

Celebrating the Great British Garden, with guided tours, live music, expert speakers, food, skills and crafts, dress-as-a-veg competition and unusual and popular plants for sale, in 14 glorious acres. See the programme.

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OUTDOOR THEATRE: A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Ecos Amphitheatre, Frome, Sun 19 June

Five couples – three human, one fairy, one mythical – meet some bumbling amateur theatricals in a forest.

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OUTDOOR THEATRE: The Handlebards’ Twelfth Night, venues around Somerset and Dorset, from Sun 19 – Sun 26 June

The cycling Shakespearean actors who carry all of their sets, props and costumes on the back of their bikes will getting off to perform Shakespeare’s fast-paced comedy about lurve and mistaken identities in Taunton, Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Tyntesfield and Frome.

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MUSIC: Elton John: The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, Ashton Gate, Bristol, Weds 22 & Sun 26 June

The Rocket Man (not Kim Jong Un) says goodbye on his final tour.

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FESTIVAL: Glastonbury, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Weds 22 – Sun 26 June

The biggie. The cream of the music world on over 100 stages, with headliners Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Diana Ross.

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COMEDY: Ed Byrne, The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare, Fri 24 June

The Mock the Week and HIGNFY regular wonders if he has any traits that are worth passing on to his children.

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OUTDOOR THEATRE: The War of the Worlds, Midelney Manor Langport, Fri 24 June; Montacute House, Montacute, Sat 25 June

Four actors from touring theatre company The Pantaloons create an entire Martian invasion – deadly heat-rays, giant fighting-machines, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare – in the grounds of two Somerset mansions. Based in on the HG Wells novel.

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OUTDOORS: Little Amal comes to Bristol, around the city, Fri 24 June

Join not so Little Amal (which means ‘hope’ in Arabic), the 3.5m tall puppet who’s walked nearly 5,000 miles across Europe to focus attention on the needs of young refugees, on a walk around Bristol in Refugee Week. Meet at 4pm outside the Bristol Old Vic.

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MUSIC: Marston Park, near Frome, Fri 24 – Sun 26 June

Huey Morgan brings his NYC Block Party to the chill lakeside venue.

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FESTIVAL: Bristol Pride, around the city, Sat 25 June – Mon 11 July

Two weeks of events with the biggie, Pride Day, headlined by Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepson, on Sat 9 July on The Downs. PS It’s the 50th anniversary of the very first Pride March in the UK.

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THEATRE: The Globe on tour: Julius Caesar, Taunton Brewhouse, Weds 29 June

The famous theatre company leaves the South Bank for the South West, with a new production of the epic tragedy Julius Caesar, a brutal tale of ambition, incursion, and revolution.

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COMEDY: An Evening with Fran Lebowitz, Bath Pavilion, Thurs 30 June

The legendary acerbic wit talks growing up in New Jersey, moving to New York in the 70s and writing for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, offering insights on gender, race, gay rights, the media, celebrity culture, tourists – and baby strollers – along the way.

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