Things to do and events taking place in and around Bristol

Image caption Alan Ayckbourn's "witty and intriguing" Communicating Doors appears at the Theatre Royal Bath from 31 May to 4 June

Family fun

The Museum of East Asian Art is holding a Japanese blossom workshop at the Assembly Rooms on 31 May.

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  • VegfestUK comes to Bristol's Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square from 27 to 29 May, featuring entertainment and stalls
  • A new show about the science of chemistry, The Bang and Boom Show! takes place at At-Bristol throughout the month of May
  • Children can get creative during half-term activities run by Bath and North East Somerset Council's museums from 30 May to 3 June
  • Bristol Aquarium is hosting a shark awareness week from 28 May to 5 June, hoping to "convert young people into shark lovers"


Bath MusicFest 2011 features various types of music and takes place in various locations throughout the area from 25 May to 5 June.

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  • Hot on the heels of his nomination for Best UK solo act, folk/punk musician Frank Turner heads to Bath's Komedia on 25 May
  • The Tony Award winning musical, Avenue Q, will be on stage at Bristol's Hippodrome from 23 to 28 May
  • Charles Hazlewood and The Army of Generals will be at St George's in Bristol on 28 May, mixing old classical with new

Nature and Outdoors

A guided walk of Badger's Wood and Jubilee Stone Nature Reserves in Backwell takes place on 21 May

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Arts and Culture

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is among five regional UK museums to host Leonardo da Vinci's finest drawings from 30 March to 10 June.

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  • The National Theatre's award-winning true story, The Pitman Painters, comes to the Theatre Royal in Bath from 23 to 28 May
  • Students from Bath Spa University are hosting a Legacy of Icons exhibition at the American Museum in Bath from 28 May to 5 June
  • Alan Ayckbourn's "witty and intriguing" Communicating Doors appears at the Theatre Royal Bath from 31 May to 4 June
  • Helpless Angels, Fran Williams' solo show, will be at the Bo Lee Gallery in Bath from 16 May until 11 June

Something a bit different

The Interesting Games Festival, or Igfest, is taking place from 26 to 29 May and brings street games and outdoor events to Bristol.

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  • A performance by Bath Spa University's 13-piece electronic and digital ensemble takes place at Spike Island on 31 May
  • The Lord Chamberlain's Men bring William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream to Brandon Hill Bowling Green on 27 May
  • Bath Spa University is holding a special art exhibition and auction to raise funds for the Red Cross mission in Japan from 25 to 28 May
  • The Ashton Court Estate's craft fair takes place from 28 to 30 May and features stalls from across the South West

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