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5 things to do in Somerset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 13:54 11 February 2019 | UPDATED: 13:54 11 February 2019

East Lambrook Manor Gardens and Elworthy Cottage will be open to visitors this weekend (c) K_Thalhofer / Getty Images

East Lambrook Manor Gardens and Elworthy Cottage will be open to visitors this weekend (c) K_Thalhofer / Getty Images

K.THALHOFER

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. Somerset Chamber Choir concert, Kings College Chapel in Taunton

On Sunday, February 17, a candlelit Kings College Chapel in Taunton will provide a hauntingly beautiful setting for this performance of Rachmaninov’s All-night Vigil. Interspersed with evocative poetry readings and enhanced by projected iconography and lighting, it promises to be a performance to live long in the memory.

2. National Garden Scheme open days at East Lambrook Manor Gardens and Elworthy Cottage

Elworthy Cottage and East Lambrook Manor Gardens will open to visitors on Friday, February 15 and Sunday, February 17 respectively in association with the National Garden Scheme. Admire a variety of plants, trees and shrubs, as well as impressive collection of snowdrops.

3. The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Bristol Hippodrome

Following the phenomenal sell-out success of their multi-award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre return with their latest smash hit, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. Catch the smash-and-grab hit comedy at Bristol Hippodrome from February 12 – 16.

4. Lau, Cheese and Grain in Frome

Scottish folk pioneers Lau visit Frome’s Cheese and Grain on Sunday, February 17 as they return with their first new music since 2015’s The Bell That Never Rang. Lau’s new music is a mesmeric marriage of acoustic and electronic folk, and their fresh theatrical ideas promise a memorable live performance.

5. Fairport Convention, Bath Forum

After more than 50 years on the road Fairport Convention’s passion for live performance has never wavered. This concert at Bath Forum on Saturday, February 16 will showcase the band’s musical sophistication and instrumental virtuosity during a fascinating journey through their inspiring and extensive repertoire.

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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