These are some of our top picks of upcoming events taking place over the coming week.

Friday, October 18

Will Killeen - Live

Old school slide guitar and harp, from 8.30pm with free entry.

Crown & Sceptre, Stroud.

Really Want to Hurt Me

A dark hit comedy from Flaming Theatre is about growing up gay in the ’80s.

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, running until October 19.

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Saturday, October 19

Simple Things Festival

Last day of the multi-venue music and arts festival.

Today: three workshops held at We The Curious, music throughout the day by vaious artists and music through the night at Lakota & Coroner’s Court.

Various venues, Bristol , times and prices vary.

Sunday, October 20

Dr Strangelove

St Mary’s Hall, The Triangle, starts at 7.30pm.

No booking required, tickets are £5 on the door.

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Monday, October 21

English Touring Opera

Performing The Seraglio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as part of a double bill, over two nights.

Theatre Royal, Bath, starting at 7.30pm.

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Tuesday, October 22

English Touring Opera

Performing The Silver Lake by Kurt Weill

Theatre Royal, Bath, starting at 7.30pm.

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Cake Decorating Course: Tea Anyone?

The English love a cup of tea and it’s not surprising that cups & saucers made in icing are a popular request for celebration cakes.

The Cake School, Thornbury, set over two days, £65 each.

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Thornbury Wellbeing:Three Channels Price

Imagine the courage, fitness and determination needed to be able to swim the Irish, English and Bristol Channels both ways.

The Chantry, Thornbury, from 7-9pm in the Buckingham Room, admission £5.

Limited places, to book email:

Free dementia information session

Information session on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society delivered by Adorno Companions.

Anyone, including well behaved kids, is welcome to join.

Brook’s Bar, Chipping Sodbury, from 12-1pm.

Limited spaces book online,

Wednesday, October 23

Binaural Dinner Date

A show unlike anything else!

It’s part-interactive performance, part-dating agency, where you, guided by a voice in your ear, play out ‘the perfect date’.

Dr Foster’s, Kimberley Warehouse, Gloucester.

From 9pm, tickets cost £12.

DRU Yoga and Relaxation

Every Wednesday, two classes: one from

6.15-7.30pm and, one from 7.45-9pm.

Charfield Memorial Hall, Wotton Road.

For more information or to book visit

Zozulenk - Ukrainian young people’s folk group

After a two year break, the Ukranian group returns to Stroud, this year the group will be composed entirely of young ladies.

At 7pm in Stroud Baptist Church, John Street.

Admission is free, with a retiring collection to further the work of Hope Now - the charity supporting young people’s education in Ukraine.

Further information is available on 01453 824981 or

Remembering Rodborough - Memories of the 1970s

Old photos & history archive files, from 10am-12pm.

The Coffee Pot community café, The Old Endowed School, Walkley Hill.

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Betty Joel: Glamour and innovation in 1930s interior design

Arts Society Corinium Talk with Clive Stewart-Lockhart- a regular specialist on The Antiques Roadshow, and tells us about Betty Joel, born Mary Stewart Lockhart.

Visitors £7 entry.

The talk begins at 7.30pm at Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, Cirencester.

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Thursday, October 24

50 Things About Us by Mark Thomas

Cheltenham Town Hall, Pillar Room, Cheltenham, call 0844 576 2210.

Starts at 8pm.

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