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What’s On this week

MON 10 – SUN 16 FEB

The Muddy Stilettos’ pick of what’s on and happening this week in Dorset and Somerset.

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Rambert2: Triple Bill, Bristol Old Vic, Tues 11 – Thurs 13 Feb

Formed each year from a worldwide search for new contemporary dance talent, Rambert2’s dancers combine technical virtuosity with raw energy and work with top international choreographers to create thrilling and innovative pieces.

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Dial M for Murder, Theatre Royal Bath, Tues 11 Feb – Sat 15 Feb

Photo Manuel Harlan

Stage version of Hitchcock’s iconic 1954 film. When charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro, discovers his wife Margot has been unfaithful, his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’. With Tom Chambers (Holby City, Casualty, Strictly Come Dancing etc) and Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, Death in Paradise).

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Nordic Walking in a Vineyard, Furleigh Wine Estate, Salway Ash, nr Bridport, Weds 12 Feb

Freshly roasted coffee – Nordic walking through the vines – glass of their award-winning fizz. Nice combo.

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Return to Heaven, Mark Bruce Company, Lighthouse, Centre for the Arts, Poole, Weds 12 Feb

january 2020

Contemporary dance theatre drawing on the mythology of Ancient Egypt, William Burroughs, old horror films and Victorian chillers.  Two intrepid explorers set off on a journey towards a mythical land where the demons and gods they disturb unleash something within themselves. Cripes.

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Mindfulness and Art at the Museum, Museum of Somerset, Taunton, Thurs 13 Feb

Reconnect with your body and the sensations you experience, become aware of your thoughts and feelings as they happen. Meditation practice in the museum with mindfulness expert Bev Aderson and a contemplative walking meditation around Tristram Hillier’s Landscape of the Mind exhibition.  6pm –7pm. £10.

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Grow your own flower cutting patch, Newton Farm, Newton St Loe, nr Bath, Thurs 13 Feb

Everything you need to know from planning, selecting flowers, getting started, growing, maintenance and trouble shooting so that you can have a good supply of carbon-free flowers. 10am –1pm, £60. Booking essential, call 01225 873707 option 3 or email roz@newtonfarmfoods.co.uk 

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Open Source Salon – Bill Amberg, Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, Thurs 13 Feb

February 2020

The famous designer and craftsman shares his knowledge on the history, chemistry and sustainability of leather he uses to create his bespoke leather bags, interiors and furniture.

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The Art of Rest with Claudia Hammond, The Grosvenor Arms, Shaftesbury, Thurs 13 Feb

All in the Mind‘s Claudia Hammond is the first guest speaker in The Grosvenor’s Spring Talks series. The award-winning broadcaster and psychology lecturer will be examining the science behind our struggles to rest and relax and discussing her new book The Art of Rest.

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Knot, Strode Theatre, Street, Thurs 13 Feb

February 2020

Photo Fabio Affuso

An exhilarating acrobatic duet about the knots we tie ourselves in – the story of a very modern affair.

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Midge Ure – The 1980 Tour, Lighthouse, Centre for the Arts, Poole, Fri 14 February

February 2020

Oooooh Vienna! The whole album in its entirety, for the first time since it was made by Ultravox over 40 years ago plus songs from Visage’s debut album heard live for the first time.

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Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Sat 15 Feb – Sun 26 May

Ambassadeurs by Aristide Bruant

Over 80 iconic posters from 19th century Paris – they revolutionised the world of graphic design, as well as boosting sales at Athena poster shop (remember that?).

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Clare Teal and her BIG Mini BIG BAND, Theatre Royal Bath, Sun 16 Feb

Photo Chris Christodoulou

100 years of pop music from award-winning jazzer and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal.

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The Giant Shepton Flea market, Royal Bath & West, Shepton Mallet, Sun 16 Feb

Large white dog surrounded by junk

Does what it says on the (vintage) tin. The biggest junk and antiques market in the South West.

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Kodo: One Earth Tour 2020 – Legacy, Bournemouth International Centre, Sun 16 Feb

Japanese drumming troupe Kodo have been described as balancing deadly aggression with utter tranquility.

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