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Bank holiday weekend will see 27 people create a trail of ceramics, textiles and other mediums around a Somerset village.

An up-and-coming jazz quartet will bring their interesting sound to Bristol.

A North Somerset classical music group will perform a concert at a village church next month.

Daz’s Rock 4 Charity is returning to Weston-super-Mare with a music event to help a man with Parkinson’s.

Channel 5 will bring a live version of its successful children’s show Milkshake to Weston-super-Mare to entertain youngsters this summer.

Dozens of talented local artists – plus a big-name from the arts world – will be showcasing their work during a three-week exhibition at a Weston venue.

A festival dedicated to great beer and music will take place in Somerset this bank holiday weekend.

A ‘fun-filled’ weekend of music and entertainment has been planned by the organisers of Weston-super-Mare Pride to raise money and awareness for the celebration due to take place later in the year.

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A stunning play which captures the heartbreak of war by telling the story of a boy and his horse will return to The Bristol Hippodrome later this year.

Youngsters will be laughing out loud to a delightfully funny show at Weston-super-Mare’s Theatre Tropicana this week.

One of this country’s most loved musicals is set to return to The Bristol Hippodrome next month, with former X Factor contestant Joe McElderry taking on the title role in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Need some music to start your weekend off? We’re compiling Weston-super-Mare’s favourite songs by asking business people, entertainers, and musicians which ones they would pick if they were stuck on Flat Holm Island with only 10 tunes for company. This week is Nutty Noah’s turn.

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Russell Kane has extended his critically-acclaimed Right Man, Wrong Age tour, meaning there will be another chance to see it in the West Country.

As Brexit talk dominates the headlines, a brilliant weekend festival celebrates cultural diversity.

Comedy stars Milton Jones, Joe Lycett and Sara Pascoe are just a few of the big names to head to England’s smallest city for a weekend of laughter.

An all-male production of The Mikado is making its world debut in Bath this week ahead of its UK tour.

A popular television sitcom will be brought to life on a Weston-super-Mare stage this summer.

A North Somerset cider-maker is branching out into the music scene, and will host a night of live music in Bristol next month to showcase one of its popular beverages.

An interactive performance of cult classic Trainspotting will be performed at Theatre Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare next month.

Two fantastic Irish entertainers will be heading to Somerset’s shores for a performance at Weston-super-Mare’s Playhouse next month.

Coronation Street actress Wendi Peters will star in a charming musical adaption of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.

Video: Electronic duo ready for stage

Saturday, April 15, 2017

An electronic pop duo whose music is inspired by horror, sex and obsession will visit Bristol later this month.

Imagine being stranded on Flat Holm Island with only 10 tracks for company. It’s our Mercury version of Desert Island Discs, and this week we have invited Anna Southwell who runs Loves Café in Weston-super-Mare’s West Street to join in. She shared a deeply personal selection of her top 10 songs.

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France’s most successful group of all time, the Gipsy Kings, are making a return to Bristol’s Colston Hall, 25 years after their last show there.

Video: Flamingods to play at The Lantern in Bristol

Friday, April 14, 2017

An experimental five-piece band will be performing inside an intimate venue in Bristol in May.

Music, comedy and drama will all feature in shows aimed at children in Bath this Easter.

Weston’s High Street was basking in the sun on Saturday, with its brand new food festival making quite an impression on the town.

A UK singer has announced a string of shows across the country and Europe following the release of his latest tracks.

Two women from different millenniums are brought together in a show which will be performed by an all-female cast in Bristol.

One of the most popular productions from The National Theatre is returning to Bristol later this year for its second tour of the UK.

Former EastEnders star and member of popular band Spandau Ballet, Martin Kemp, is set to be in Weston for one night only at The Playhouse.

A piece of comic visual theatre about Yorkshire’s famous literary siblings, the Brontë sisters, will be performed at Theatre Tropicana this month.

Music-lovers will be in for a treat as a swing show sure to get their toes tapping heads to Weston-super-Mare for one night only.

Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games will spring into the Bristol Hippodrome this month.

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