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What’s on this weekend


Dairies out: things to do in and around Somerset and Dorset this weekend.

Band of Gold, Theatre Royal Bath, Mon 16 – Sat 21 March

World premiere stage adaptation of Kay Mellor’s multi award-winning and ground-breaking crime drama.

We Will Rock You, Bristol Hippodrome,  Mon 16 – Sat 21 March

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If Bohemian Rhapsody, unleashed a Queen obsession that you’re struggling to shake off, We Will Rock You, should scratch that itch. This worldwide hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to the UK and it’s rocking up in Bristol, with 24 of Queen’s biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the bands’ legendary live performances.

About Trees, Heritage Courtyard Gallery & Studios, Wells, Sat 21 March – Tues 14 April

Heat Through Trees by Rebecca Barnard

Some of the West Country’s most acclaimed artists honour and celebrate… guess what?

Dom Joly’s Holiday Snaps: Travel and Comedy in the Danger Zone,  McMillan 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.

Mother’s Day brunch, Kitchen at Jordans Courtyard, Horton’s Cross, near Ilminster, Sun 22 March

Brunch in the rather good cafe and then a peruse of the artisan food and gift shop at Jordans Courtyard? Booking essential 01460 298608.

Mothering Sunday lunch, Nosh-stalgia, Wells, Sun 22 March

Three and five-course roast lunches (with fish and veggie options) from an AA rosette accredited chef Leigh Say at this bistro-style cafe. 3 courses £35; 5 courses £40. Booking essential 01749 670255.


MA & Other Postgraduates Exhibition 2020, Atkinson Gallery, Street, until Sat 21 March

Spot future Bridget Riley and Damien Hursts in this annual exhibition of painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and multimedia made by the cream of the post grad creative arts students in the UK.

Figures and Faces, Andelli Art, near Wells, until Sat 21 March


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

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