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There are not many comedians who would feel comfortable mining topics like their father’s dementia for stand-up material – but David Baddiel is unquestionably one of them.

The Playhouse is welcoming a one-man show to the stage to tell the story of Norman Wisdom.

A spontaneous musical will be created from scratch at a Weston-super-Mare theatre, promising a mix of comedy and catchy melodies.

With GCSE results day looming, this week seemed to be the perfect one to ask someone involved in education for their top 10 songs. With that in mind, Neville Coles, executive principal for the Priory Learning Trust shared the tunes he would most want to listen to if he was stranded on Steep Holm Island with only 10 tracks for company. The Priory Learning Trust runs both Worle Community School and Priory Community School.

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Heather Small has sold more than 11 million records and scooped Brit and Mercury Music Awards and now she is embarking on a new tour which will see her stop in Bristol.

Former EastEnders star John Partridge is making his way to Highbridge and will perform and pass on his musical theatre wisdom to both children and adults next month.

One of the country’s most-loved tribute bands is set to thrill a Weston audience and have you dancing along to some of the Bee Gees biggest and best hits.

A popular 1960s band are set to rock Weston’s Playhouse Theatre – and you could win tickets thanks to our competition.

An award-winning band will embark on a UK tour to celebrate the release of their newest album.

Weston-super-Mare musician Luke Potter recently celebrated releasing his debut single. As part of the Mercury’s regular music feature, he agreed to share his top 10 songs, including the ones which have influenced his career. Think of it as Desert Island Discs, only being stuck on Steep Holm island. Here are some of Luke’s favourites...

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Finnish star to perform in Bristol

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A European blues guitarist and singer hopes to make waves in Bristol next month.

One of Britain’s Got Talents biggest dance success stories will take to the stage at The Playhouse later this month – and Mercury readers could win tickets through our competition.

Former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke shone on stage with her delightful portrayal of Deloris Van Cartier in one of the most feel-good musicals Sister Act, which earned a standing ovation on its opening night at The Bristol Hippodrome.

Video: Australian duo hope to take Thekla by storm

Monday, August 7, 2017

An Australian duo will bring their interesting and eclectic sound to Bristol next week.

An absolutely bloomin’ loverly time is in store for theatre-goers as My Fair Lady heads to the Bristol Hippodrome.

The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will perform at Weston’s Playhouse this month, and you can win tickets.

Win: Win: Tickets to ArcTanGent Festival

Saturday, August 5, 2017

An award-winning festival will take Somerset by storm this month with a star-studded line-up.

Actor George Sampson is returning to Weston-super-Mare’s Playhouse to perform in Our House this month. Ahead of his performance, he shared his top 10 favourite songs with the Mercury. Think of this feature as a version of Desert Island Discs, only on Steep Holm Island.

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Hip-hop, grime and R ‘n’ B will be played at a popular Weston-super-Mare nightclub this weekend.

Somerset cricketers are heading to Weston-super-Mare to play in a Twenty20 match against the town’s side.

One of the most successful musicals of recent times is making an eagerly-awaited return to The Playhouse, and bringing it back was an ‘opportunity which could not be missed’, according to the venue’s general manager.

The streets of Weston were a sea of colour on Saturday as the town’s Pride event took the High Street by storm, leading organisers to declare it ‘the best it could have been’.

Lovers of sci-fi will be in for a treat when characters from stage and screen appear at an event in Weston next month.

Updated: More pictures of Weston Pride 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Some super pictures of Weston Pride by iwitness24 members.

One of the most recognisable faces – and voices – on the UK comedy circuit will be performing at the Playhouse in the next few weeks.

Alexandra Burke will take centre stage when Sister Act heads to the Bristol Hippodrome.

Our series of asking Weston-super-Mare figures to name their top 10 favourite pieces of music continues this week, with councillor and local historian John Crockford-Hawley sharing his ideal playlist. Imagine this as Desert Island Discs, only based on Steep Holm Island. Here are Cllr Crockford-Hawley’s picks...

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Weston Pride set to make a splash across the town on Saturday. Here’s everything you need to know about the event...

A soul weekend with more than 20 DJs taking part has moved from Reading to Weston, as organisers needed a bigger venue for the ever-expanding event.

Toe-tapping tunes and hilarious antics – what more could you want from a 1950s and 1960s show? It proved to be a brilliant evening of entertainment when Dreamboats And Petticoats opened at the Bristol Hippodrome last night (Monday).

A three-day music festival which boasts an eclectic line-up of popular names and quirky South West-based musicians, and an unrivalled selection of cider, will be held in the Somerset countryside next month.

Weston’s Playhouse is hosting an evening of fantastic dance and entertainment – and you could win tickets thanks to our competition.

Rap star Nelly heading to Bristol

Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Grammy Award-winning R ’n’ B singer is heading on a UK tour later this year, including a stop at a Bristol venue.

Former X Factor winner Joe McElderry is set to wow Weston’s Playhouse with his renditions of the biggest and best songs from some of the most iconic film soundtracks.

Anyone looking for a mini festival scene in the heart of Bristol will have their prayers answered on August bank holiday weekend, when YARD: Open Air Club takes place at Motion nightclub.

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