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Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol, Tues 3 – Sat 7 March

Ashley Shaw ‘Victoria Page’ and Adam Cooper ‘Boris Lermontov’. Photo by Johan Persson

Matthew Bourne’s acclaimed stage adaptation of The Red Shoes is set to romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann. It’s tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Keep an eye out for our review.


Dom Joly’s Holiday Snaps: Travel and Comedy in the Danger Zone, Brewhouse, Taunton, Sat 7 MarchMcMillan Theatre, Bridgwater, Sat 21 March

The serial globe-trotter and seeker of dangerous travel spots – from North Korea to Chernobyl – and former school mate of Osama bin Laden, on his UK tour.


Nicholas McCarthy, Minehead Methodist Church, Bridport Arts Centre, Ilminster Arts Centre and The Dance House Crewkerne, Thurs 5 – Sat 7 March

This man is phenomenal: the only one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music ever, Nicholas McCarthy’s concert performances, recordings and media features have gained critical acclaim. One of the Concerts in the West series.


Bath Decorative Antiques Fair, Bath Pavilion, Fri 6  – Sun 8 March

Unique, unusual furniture and deco for inside the home – and out – at the 31st Bath Decorative Antiques Fair. Get your free tickets here.


Adult Aerial Yoga Workshop, Balance – The Countryside Gym, Timsbury, nr Bath, Sat 7 March

Defy gravity to perform all sorts of yoga poses possible using giant hammocks and straps. Sounds fun.


Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us, Merlin Theatre, Frome,  Sat 7 March; Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, Weds 11 March

The comic picks through the myths, facts and figures of our national identities to ask who do we think we are?


Figures and Faces, Andelli Art, near Wells, Sat 7 – Sat 21 March


Does what it says on the tin, beautifully and in a wide range of styles – from sharply-focussed realism to highly expressive, experimental forms and compositions – and all made by contemporary and 20th century artists. Come to browse and to buy.


Feminista Film Festival, Strode Theatre, Street, Sun 8 March

On International World Women’s Day, programme of short films about inspiring women and girls around the world. Part of the UK-wide Feminista Film Festival.


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