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5 things to do in Somerset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:41 15 January 2018

Blood Brothers starring Lyn Paul tours to Theatre Royal Bath

Blood Brothers starring Lyn Paul tours to Theatre Royal Bath

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The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in Somerset

1. Stanley Johnson, The Castle Hotel in Taunton

Stanley Johnson, author and father of Boris Johnson is coming to the Castle Hotel, Taunton to give a talk about his latest book, Kompromat. The talk begins at 11.30am on Friday January 19 and tickets are priced at £12 for the talk, and £39 for the talk followed by a two course lunch with the author/

2. Flying Folk Night, Ilminster Arts Centre

Ilminster Arts Centre’s Flying Folk Night is making a welcome return at 8pm on Friday January 19. Jemima Farey will be taking the stage to MC the evening, as well as giving a performance in a piano and guitar duo with Andrew Gilham. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Louise Jordan and old time folk singers The Good Ol’ Boys also join the exciting line-up.

3. Blood Brothers, Theatre Royal Bath

The much-beloved tale of twins separated at birth only to reunite with fateful consequences is on from Tuesday January 16 to Sunday January 20 at the Theatre Royal, Bath. Lyn Paul returns to the role of Mrs Johnstone, one she has made her own on the West End over the last few years. Tickets can be booked here.

4. Murmurations, Westhay Moor near Glastonbury

Every year, between November and February, thousands of starlings group together to form stunning murmurations, creating a beautiful view for onlookers. Head down to Westhay Moor to see one of nature’s most magnificent spectacles.

5. Odyssean: Topographies, Hestercombe Gallery

Hestercombe Gallery is hosting an exhibition of work in which four artists imaginatively consider how technology has impacted our relationship with the landscape. Through sound, sculpture, food, film and digital animation, Natasha Rosling, Alexander Stevenson, Alistair Grant and Simon Lee Dicker evaluate the physical world. The exhibition will run until February 25, and the gallery is open daily.

We update 5 things to do in Somerset at the weekend every Monday. If you are in need of inspiration, bookmark this page for events from Friday through to Sunday.

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