Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire
See Banksy’s Devolved Parliament on display in the Front Hall of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.
The painting is back on display to mark 10 years since the Banksy versus Bristol Museum exhibition.
It was first exhibited in the museum during the 2009 exhibition. The show attracted over 300,000 people and was one of the top ten most visited exhibitions anywhere in the world that year.
Approximately one in five people in the UK have tattoos. From ruffians to royalty; from sailors to socialites; from pilgrims to punks: tattoos have been etched into bodies throughout history.
This ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing features cutting edge designers, leading academics and major private collectors to tell a story that challenges long-standing myths and preconceptions. Showcasing the work of major tattoo artists, this is the largest gathering of real objects and original tattoo artwork ever assembled in the UK and celebrates the astonishingly rich artistic heritage of tattooing as an art form.
Join Crealy this May half term for absolute Mayhem! With the most theme park rides in Devon and over 60 attractions to choose from, Crealy Theme Park & Resort is the place to be for the whole family this May!
Take a spin on the Twister as you tower over 12 metres high and make your way around the track at a blistering 30mph! Or why not take on the Tidal Wave Log Flume? You'll be taken above the tree line, to a sudden 40 foot drop into the water below, you're sure to get wet on this one!
Wookey Hole are going dinosaur mad again! Come and meet their NEW animatronic dinosaurs! Walk among these giants and see how many you can name.
Their 4D cinema will be playing Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, so join these pre-historic pals on a trilling adventure of a lifetime! Tour the famous caves, meet the Witch of Wookey Hole and watch our amazing circus shows!
Immerse yourself in Longleat's third Food & Drink Festival as they blend their traditional offering with a touch of Australia to celebrate the arrival of their koalas and wombats.
They have a recipe for success with the main ingredient being Australian celebrity chef, John Torode, for live cooking demonstrations in The Longhouse as well as other sense-ations like the popular Market Street, live music and funfair excitement.
Hilarious comedy, astonishing drama, endearing orphans, steam ships, steam trains, steamed puddings and perhaps the odd catchy music hall number! This May join Closer Each Day Company aboard Brunel’s SS Great Britain for something Dickensian and entirely improvised, created on the spot from YOUR suggestions!
On 11th May 2019 the West Somerset Railway will be celebrating Somerset Day.
Bishops Lydeard and Minehead Stations will be hosting local craft stalls with representation from Community Groups across West Somerset.
Take a sky ride to Derbyshire’s award-winning visitor attraction
Towering above the pretty village of Matlock Bath, in the Derwent Valley, is The Heights of Abraham, one of Britain’s top visitor attractions. The estate has been welcoming tourists for over two centuries, but it wasn’t until 1984 when an ambitious plan to install a cable car transport system was realized, that visitors could literally take off to The Heights.
Prior to the introduction of the cable cars, guests had to walk up the winding hillside paths from river level at Matlock Bath to the summit. In Victorian times, when the village was a fashionable spa, ponies and donkeys were used to carry wealthy visitors, who were curious to discover the underground world in the famous show caverns, which form part of the estate.
Today, whilst the views and caverns are just as inspiring, it’s the award-winning 60-acre estate and the facilities at the summit that makes a trip to the Heights a “must-see” for anyone touring Derbyshire. Awarded “Gold” for its visitor experience and customer care by Visit England earlier this year, the Heights offers a wonderful vantage point, inspirational scenery, underground tours through illuminated show caverns, galleries, exhibitions and, high above the valley in the Visitor Centre, a unique dining experience at the Vista Restaurant and Bar.
A short distance away and nestled into the hillside is the Woodland Adventure play area. Further along the zig-zag path is the Victoria Prospect Tower and by following paths down the hill through the forest garden, is the entrance to the Great Rutland Cavern. Picnic spots are dotted around the grounds providing more scope to explore the estate or simply to relax in natural surroundings.
Dogs are welcome and travel free on the cable cars. Whilst they are not allowed in the caverns, they do have their very own activities on two Waggy Tail Trails lasting from 25 minutes to over an hour. Dogs are also welcome on the café’s outside terraces, and water bowls can be found throughout the site.
This year the Heights is celebrating the cable car's 35th year with a series of live events, heritage dedications and mini-festivals. Events include a Woodland fairytale weekend and a walking festival in May, puppetry and puzzle trails during the summer holidays, and a celebration of food and drink in September. There are also regular creative craft sessions for young children in the Art Tent and storytelling in the Masson Pavilion. (Headline details and the published programme can be found here- https://www.heightsofabraham.com/see-and-do/whats-on/
Admission to all the attractions is free once you have purchased your cable car tickets from the Base Station. The ticket office is located a short, riverside walk from Matlock Bath railway station, car and coach park at the northern end of the village.
Cable car tickets can also be purchased online in advance of your visit, or on the day at the ticket office. For savings, buy your tickets on line at- www.heightsofabraham.com
Introducing Bobby Child, a young banker living in New York City, who is completely under the thumb of his mother and controlling fiancée Irene. Bobby has one real ambition in life...to sing and dance! When Bobby is sent to the depths of Deadrock Nevada to close down the Gaiety Theatre, he begins a journey of self discovery, love and masquerade...particularly when stumbling across the fiesty Polly Baker, a young postmistress determined to save the Gaiety theatre and the only woman living in Deadrock.
Beethoven’s late string quartets are some of the most remarkable, personal statements in all music, and certainly some of the most profound and engrossing works for the string quartet medium.
Could you imagine being locked in a closed ecosystem for several years, where you have to grow your own food, recycle your own waste, and treat your own illnesses? That’s what Dr Mark Nelson did as part of Biosphere 2, the world’s first experimental laboratory for global ecology. Come and hear about his experience in this illuminating talk.
One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-grossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards®.
Global icons Simple Minds and The Pretenders continue to enjoy outstanding musical journeys and phenomenal worldwide success. They now come together on the same stage for the first time since Live Aid to present a unique opportunity to see both bands as they tour throughout the UK in 2018.
Follow the adventures of two brothers and the night-time disappearance of a chocolate cake in this scrumptious new play with songs, adapted from Michael Rosen’s much-loved poem – now a gorgeously illustrated picture book – Chocolate Cake.