10 things for you to do this weekend in and around Bath
By Bath Chronicle | Friday, June 29, 2012, 08:10
1. The Flavours of the West food festival will be returning to Milsom Place on Saturday and Sunday, featuring chef demonstrations, tastings and tutorials. Some of the biggest local names, including Hywel Jones, from Lucknam Park, will be in attendance, passing on their expert tips and recipes.
2. Alexandra Park will be hosting a fun day suitable for the whole family on Sunday with the Picnic in the Park event. It runs from noon to 6pm and will feature music, activities and a hat competition.
3. Talented young artists will be showcasing their GCSE and A-level work at Beechen Cliff School's 11th annual Art and Photography Exhibition. It is being held in the main hall on Monday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Entrance is free and open to all members of the public, with selected pieces on sale.
4. The Keynsham Music Festival is taking place in the Memorial Park on Sunday, starting at 1pm, when some of the best local bands around will take to the stage, and then again at 7.30pm, when the Bath Spa String Quartet will bring a more classical feel. There are also events at various locations around the town during the build up at the end of this week. For a full list go to www.keynshammusic festival.co.uk.
5. Renowned Norwegian choir Vox Humana, directed by Dag Jansson, will be performing a free concert at Bath Abbey, on Saturday at 2.30pm. Their imaginative programme Northern Lights will include sounds from the far north of Europe as well as more traditional European choral repertoire.
6. Do your bit for charity by walking, running or jogging The Mad Dash 5k at Bath Spa University on Sunday. All the money raised will go to the Royal United Hospital's cancer care campaign to buy a new Gamma-CT scanner. To sign up, download an entry form from www.forever friendsappeal.co.uk or call 01225 821535 for more information.
7. The Larkhall United Reformed Church Flower Festival is taking place in Sunday from 10am to 4pm. This year's theme is Songs of Praise and refreshments will be available.
8. People are invited to take part in the Cotswold Wardens Walk, starting at Dyrham Park, at 10.30am on Saturday. It is free of charge and the 4.5-mile route is expected to take two-and-a-half hours. Meet at the visitor reception.
9. Budding gardeners are invited to take part in a free Growing Vegetables Workshop at Bath City Farm on Saturday, from 10am to 12pm. Call 01225 481269 for details.
10. The farm is also running a two-hour workshop on how to keep chickens on the same day. Ticket prices start at £10 and it runs from 1pm to 3pm. Ring the same number to book a place.