Bath and This Week’s Highlights
1 October 2017
If you’ve been to Bath before, and are looking for some special events to go to this week (having already taken a trip to The Roman Baths, the Holburne Museum, the Abbey…all the typical favourites) you might like to go to have a look at one or two of these special events taking place this week…
Monday 2nd October – An Afternoon of Racing at Bath Racecourse, Lansdown
It’s more intimate than Ascot but just as exciting. “A quintessential British pastime” and a lovely afternoon out, if you’ve not been to the races before, Bath’s racecourse is a good place to experience it for the first time without being overwhelmed by crowds and outrageous hats. Happily though the wacky hats are not, great food and drink are still on the menu.
Tickets: prices start from £14
Doors: Races run from midday – 6pm
Monday 2nd October – The Bath Brew House Pub Quiz at Bath Brew House, James Street West (between Greenpark Station/the Odeon)
Usually the Brew House hosts a weekly pub quiz on a Tuesday, but this week they are holding instead a special charity quiz, raffle, buffet and auction night to raise money for CRPS, a charity for people with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and chronic pain. Prizes on the night include family days out, free meals and pamper sessions. The food at the Brew House is great, the quiz is a favourite of the locals and always fills up, and this event is also for a great cause.
Tickets: £15 donation (from eventbrite.com – search from CRPS UK)
Doors: Open all day but the event runs from 6:30pm – 9pm
Thursday 5th October – Sheelanagig at Chapel Arts Centre, Lower Borough Wells (near the Thermae Spa)
This band of five are bursting with personality and passion for their music. Even if you’re not full of energywhen you first walk through the door, you’ll soon be filled to the brim with it within five minutes. The band blend attitude and pazazz into traditional and original European and Balkan folk music. Definitely one to watch if you enjoy live music.
Tickets: £14 on the door, £12.50 advance
Doors: open at 7:30pm for an 8pm start with a finish at around 10:30pm.
Saturday 7th October/ Sunday 8th October – Frogman at The Egg Theatre, Sawclose (near the Theatre Royal)
The Egg may be the theatre in which the Theatre Royal hosts most of its pieces of theatre for children, but it also shows crossover pieces too. Besides, age is just a number. Certainly that’s what we thought when we saw the description of Frogman: “Curious Directive’s ground-breaking production of Frogman is a coming-of-age, supernatural thriller for which the audience don Virtual Reality headsets. Set in the beautiful environment of the Great Barrier Reef, Frogman combines torch-lit storytelling and searchlights refracting through the ocean with a classic ‘time running out’ mystery.” A combination of live performance and virtual reality film, it’s sure to be quite a show!
Saturday times: 2:30pm and 4:30pm/Sunday times: 11:30am and 3pm