The dates for your diary: Events coming up in 2020
If you got given a brand new diary or calendar this Christmas, then take note. There are already lots of things to fill your days with and, no doubt, more will be announced as we progress further into 2020. This year sees Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury Festival.
It’s the year of the rat and also a Leap Year, meaning the month of February has 29 days instead of it’s regular 28. We’ve compiled a list of some of the things this year has in store…
Bath’s Fashion Museum will have on display 2020’s Dress of The Year (Image: Handout)
January 1 – November 30: Dress of the Year on display at The Fashion Museum January 3 – 4: Showaddywaddy play Bath’s Komedia
January 3 – 5: Bath Jazz Weekend at Widcombe Social Club January 13: Bath’s Ocean Plastic Day at Komedia Bath January 17: An evening with Shaun Ryder at The Cheese and Grain, Frome
January 18: Frome Punk Festival at The Cheese and Grain, Frome January 22: Slapstick Rolling Funder at The Forum, Bath with Omid Djalili and Jon Richardson January 24: Star Trek: Picard comes to Amazon Video
January 24 – May 25: Grayson Perry The Pre-Therapy Years at The Holburne Museum January 25: Chinese Lunar New Year (of the rat) January 25: Burns Night at The Roman Baths
January 30: An evening with Martyn Williams, MBE at Bath’s Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa January 31: A Tale of Two Cities at Cobblestones, Bridgwater January 31 – February 2: Folk dance and snowdrop weekend at Exmoor’s Hidden Snowdrop Valley
The Bishop’s Palace at Wells will host Snowdrop Weekends
February 1 – 29: East Lambrook Manor Gardens Festival of Snowdrops
February 4: Kinky Boots on the big screen at The Little Theatre Cinema, Bath February 8 – 23: Snowdrop Weekends at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells February 20 – 23: Beethoven at The Castle Hotel, Taunton
February 25 – 26: Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday (otherwise known as a time to eat lots of pancakes) February 29: Leap Year Day
Bath Half Marathon takes place on March 15, 2020 (Image: Artur Lesniak)
March 4 – 5: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at Komedia, Bath March 12: Blossoms play at The Forum, Bath
March 15: Bath Half Marathon March 17: St Patrick’s Day March 22: Mother’s Day
March 26: Battle of the Chefs at The Bath Priory Hotel March 29: Only Fools and Boycie with JOhn Challis at Komedia March 31 – April 19: Bath Comedy Festival at various venues around the city
Gifford’s Circus will come to Bowood House in Wiltshire (Image: Anna Stowe)
April 5: Somerset Comic Con and Gaming Festival, Taunton
April 12: Easter Sunday April 23 – May 4: Gifford’s Circus at Bowood House and Gardens April 23: St George’s Day
McFly are coming to Bath for the Bath Festival
May 1: Seann Walsh at Komedia
May 8: VE Day Bank Holiday May 15 – 24: Bath Festival May 21: Shindig Festival, Bruton
May 22 – June 7: Bath Fringe Festival May 23: McFly headline Bath Festival May 24: UB40 supported by Billy Ocean at Bath Festival
May 25: Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling, Gloucester May 28 – 30: Royal Bath & West Show at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet
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Glastonbury Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year (Image: Ellie Kendall)
June 19 – 21: Pub in the Park at Royal Victoria Park June 21: Father’s Day
June 24 – 28: Glastonbury Festival 2020 (celebrating 50 years) June 26: Top Gun: Maverick out at cinemas June 26: West Somerset Folk Festival, Minehead
June 27: Weston Air Festival 2020 and Armed Forces Weekend
Michael Buble will play Bath’s Royal Crescent (Image: BBC / Guy Levy)
July 9: NASS Festival at Royal Bath and West Showground July 11: Bath Carnival July 11: Live in Somerset at Vivary Park, Taunton
July 18: Yeovil Show at the Yeovil Showground July 24 – 25: Michael Buble at Bath’s Royal Crescent
The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is one of the largest in the world
August 6 – 9: Bristol International Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court August 28: Watchet Live Festival 2020
August 29: Somerset Tribute Festival 2020 at Yeovil Showground
The Jane Austen Festival (Image: Getty Images)
September 5: Truck Fest South West at the Bath and West Showground September 11 – 20: Jane Austen Festival at various locations in Bath September 18: Big Country at The Cheese and Grain
September 22: Go West and Paul Young at Bath Forum September 24: Clearwater Creedence Revival at The Cheese and Grain, Frome September 25 – October 4: Bath Children’s Literature Festival
Halloween month (Image: Getty stock photo)
October 2: Chris Ramsey at Westland Leisure Complex, Yeovil
October 7: Dionne Warwick at Bath Forum October 12: Aled Jones at Wells Cathedral October 31: Halloween
First look at Bath Christmas Market, Wednesday 27 November 2019 (Image: Paul Gillis)
November 5: Bonfire Night
November 8: Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare at various locations November 11: Remembrance Day Dates TBC: Bath Christmas Market 2020
November 20: Wells Carnival November 26: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert at Bath Forum
Christmas month (Image: Getty Images)
December 1: Gabrielle at The Forum, Bath December 5: Il Divo at Bath Forum
December 24 – 26: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day December 31: New Year’s Eve Did we miss an event/date?
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