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An evening of choral music will entertain an audience in Weston-super-Mare in the spring.

A live DJ mix with vocalists, orchestral music and a choir will light up Westonbirt Arboretum this summer.

Review: Terrible Tudors

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Horrible Histories is a well-known series of books which have been made into a TV series and now theatre productions which bring the past in all its gruesome glory to life for children in a fun and humorous way, so they do not realise they are actually learning.

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One of the nation’s best-loved television personalities, best known for her work on the BBC’s Springwatch programme, will talk at a Weston-super-Mare theatre next month about her interesting life and career.

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The Russian State Ballet of Siberia is to perform Giselle at a Bristol venue next month – and the Mercury is giving readers the chance to win tickets to see the show.

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Win WIN tickets to see Sally Morgan live

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A renowned television psychic will be returning to Weston-super-Mare for a special occasion at the end of the month – and the Weston Mercury has free competition tickets to give away.

A Weston author has released his second book.

It’s showtime, as Edinburgh Fringe favourite Andrew Maxwell heads to Bristol’s The Wardrobe Theatre in March.

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A tribute to Aretha Franklin will be performed at the Weston Playhouse Theatre next month.


Comedian and journalist Mark Thomas will bring his stand-up comedy tour to Bristol.

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Weston’s Playhouse Theatre is set to host two Horrible Histories’ theatre shows this week.

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One of Britain’s best live bands, the Stereophonics, will be headlining the annual Forest Live show at Westonbirt Arboretum this June.

American alternative rockers Buckcherry and Hoobastank co-headling tour hits the O2 Academy Bristol on February 6.

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True love conquers all in a Burnham-on-Sea group’s rendition of a folk classic.

A film chronicling the storied careers of an iconic comedy double act hits cinemas this week, and the Mercury has three pairs of tickets to give away.


Historical drama Mary Queen of Scots is showing at Weston’s Odeon this week.

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A comic actor will embark on her debut stand-up tour later this year.

Award-winning cult Canadian comedian Glenn Wool will be heading to Bristol’s Wardrobe Theatre, with his new greatest hits show Wool’s Gold II (The Iron Pirate), in the spring.

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With 2019 having arrived, Weston’s Playhouse Theatre is busy preparing to offer up some top-of-the-bill comedians and five-star performances, and the Mercury is offering one reader the chance to see them for free.

An Edinburgh Festival-nominated comedian will perform an autobiographical show in Bristol later in the month.

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A story focusing on the bitter behind-the-scenes politics between two cousins desperate for power will be told in a new film, and the Mercury has three pairs of tickets to give away.

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Award-winning comedienne Zoe Lyons will be bringing her latest show, ‘Entry Level Human’, to Bristol’s Wardrobe Theatre on January 25.

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A theatrical adaptation of an Oscar-winning film will come to Bath later this month.

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A rock ‘n’ roll legend will grace the stage of a West Country stadium for a one-off show and tickets are still up for grabs.

All aboard as Weston’s model railway show returns to the Campus Community Centre on January 13.


A famous English duo will get an American makeover in a new film heading to screens in Weston.

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Comedian Julian Clary has announced a Weston stop on his UK tour.

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The critically-acclaimed Broadway hit, The King And I, is heading for Bristol and tickets are expected to sell out fast.

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A Transformers spin-off has hit cinema screens, and Mercury readers will win tickets to see the action.


With so much to consider in the run-up to Christmas Day, it’s easy for New Year’s Eve to slip under the radar altogether.

A story about the man who founded the music label Motown Records is set to be performed in Bristol next year – and the Mercury is giving readers a chance to win tickets to see the show.

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There are not many bands which would release a single which was also a recipe for crab cakes, but Clutch are not your average band.

The king of waltz will sing to millions of people across the world, and Mercury readers will get to see the performance in Weston for free.

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