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The Original Rude Boy will be heading to Bristol this weekend.

Local punk band The Run Up will open for Irish folk punk legends Flogging Molly when the Fireball-Fuelling the Fire tour hits the O2 Academy Bristol, next month.

Award-winning drama The Madness Of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse on Tuesday.

The most famous ballet to grace the stage will be performed by the English National Ballet.

The sounds of one of the most iconic pop groups of the 1980s will be recreated in Weston-super-Mare later in the month, and Mercury readers will win tickets to the show.

Paul Weller to play at Forest Live

Saturday, November 10, 2018

A British musician who has been at the forefront of the industry for more than 40 years will be performing in the West Country next summer.

Win tickets to see The Grinch

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Illusion Entertainment’s animated re-imagining of Dr Seuss’ beloved holiday classic about a cynical grump that tries to steal Christmas, The Grinch, is heading to cinemas tomorrow (Friday).

The world’s biggest female girl group will reunite in the West Country for the first time in six years.

The Overtones will be performing songs from their new album at Bath Pavilion later this month.

A documentary charting the rise of one of the most popular bands on the planet will debut on the big screen next week, promising a fly-on-the-wall insight into their success.

Celebrations and remembrance dominate this weekend’s events in Weston.

A production of Handel’s Radamisto will be staged at Bath’s Theatre Royal next week.

The festive season will begin in style when Worle Community Choir puts on its Christmas show.

A festive favourite returns to Weston-super-Mare later this month, and Mercury readers will win tickets to the show.

This weekend, don your pipe and tweed and head to Clevedon Hall for a night of seaside sleuthing.

It was fine night of giant beers and plastic cup politics down at the sold out ska show at the O2 Academy Bristol, Sunday night.

Bristol’s indie queen She Makes War returned home for an intimate homecoming gig aboard the good ship Thekla.

I was so privileged to see my childhood idol, the irrepressible Toyah, perform at Bristol’s Fleece on Thursday evening as I had never seen her sing her own songs live before, despite being a fan since I was 11.

The Worle Operatic and Dramatic Society (WODS) told a poignant and beautiful story of World War One to mark the centennial celebration last week.

A collection of beloved tunes from stage and screen were brought to life at Weston’s Playhouse on Friday night – earning a standing ovation from a full house of all ages.

The Playhouse Weston-super-Mare

The timeless sounds of an iconic American band will be recreated on a Weston stage this month, and the Mercury has free tickets to give away.

A magical remake of a Christmas ballet and book will be brought to life on the screen by Disney.

It may have been Halloween for a lot of this week but attention will be focussed on another festival this weekend.

The brilliance of the Electric Light Orchestra will be celebrated at Weston’s Playhouse later this month.

Prepare to party with Dutty Moonshine Big Band who will be bringing their genre twisting blend of old and new to Bristol’s SWX on November 16.

A fascinating glimpse into the extraordinary life of Suggs, frontman of revered ska band Madness, was given to a riveted audience at Weston-super-Mare’s Playhouse Theatre last night (Tuesday).

One of TV’s best-loved celebrity comedians will return to the West Country with brand new jokes, anecdotes and innuendos.

An art exhibition dedicated to anti-bullying will take place in Weston later this month, and Mercury readers will win free tickets to the event.

Murder mysteries tend to have a carefully planned plot to make the audience suspect every single character – but a new production will turn that theory on its head.

The rollercoaster life and career of one of the most charismatic musicians of all time is chronicled in a new film which hits cinemas next week.

Poet and activist Matt Abbott will bring his debut tour to North Somerset – and the Mercury is giving people a chance to win tickets to see the show.

There is a spooky feel to some of the activities taking place in and around Weston this weekend.

Two comedy legends will have audiences in stitches when they perform together at The Playhouse in Weston.

The Playhouse Weston-super-Mare

A duo of magnificent operatic shows will grace the Bristol Hippodrome stage this week.

Weston Operatic Society is feline delighted after tickets for all five shows of its four-day run of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, which opened at The Playhouse last night (Wednesday), completely sold out for the first time ever.

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