What’s On This Week Starting 26th May 2014

This week edition features Wallace & Gromit, Air Show, music fest, Charlie Dimmock, opera, play, history and more! Intrigued? Read on for some great things to do this week in Bristol, Cardiff or Plymouth!

What’s On In Bristol

 

Exhibition: Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board

Exhibition: Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board
What: Immerse yourself in the story-making process of Aardman’s award-winning Wallace & Gromit films in this cracking new summer exhibition! Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to see the famous duo up-close and view ‘story boards’ used to create some of the familiar and amusing film scenes. Exhibition highlights include: production artefacts such as notebooks from the creators; film archive; models; animation sets; and clips. Some of the drawings and objects have never been on display before. /
Where: M Shed / When: 24 May – 7 September 2014 / How much: Tickets: £5.95 Adult, £3.95 Child, £4.95 Concession
For more information, go to: http://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed/whats-on/wallace-gromit-drawing-board/

 

International RC Air Show at Fleet Air Arm

International RC Air Show at Fleet Air Arm

What: This two day International Radio Controlled helicopter competition, which showcases the best radio controlled flying displays from around the world, will come to the Fleet Air Arm Museum on Sunday 25th (Qualification Day) & Monday 26th May (Finals Day).
Throughout the Museum there will be traders and experts in the field of radio controlled aircraft, to give help and advice to modellers of all levels of experience. /
Where: Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum / When: 25-26 May 2014 / How much: Adult for £14.00
For more information, go to: http://www.fleetairarm.com/event/35.aspx

 

Living City: The Anatomy of a Green Capital at the Architecture Centre

Living City: The Anatomy of a Green Capital at the Architecture Centre
What: Just as the health of an individuals relies on a balance of body, mind and spirit, the health of a city also relies on a shared condition of physical mental and social well-being. Using a ‘city as body’ analogy, this exhibition explores what is needed to make a healthy, happy city. /
Where: The Architecture Centre / When: 7 May – 10 Aug 2014 / How much: Free
For more information, go to: http://www.architecturecentre.co.uk/exhibitions-living-city

 

What’s On In Cardiff

Mermaid Quay Music Fest Spring 2014

Mermaid Quay Music Fest Spring 2014
What: Mermaid Quay Music Fest 2014 is a new FREE 10-day music festival taking place right on the waterfront in the heart of Cardiff Bay. There’s a great range of live music from two stages over the Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 24 to Monday 26 May) plus walkabout entertainers, a musical treasure hunt and loads of family fun. /
Where: Waterfront / When: 24 May – 1 June 2014 / How much: Free
For more information, go to: http://www.mermaidquay.co.uk/whatson.php#undefined

 

Charlie Dimmock @ St. Donat’s

Charlie Dimmock @ St. Donat’s
What: Love your garden? Or wish you could love it more? Here’s your chance to be inspired in this special evening with TV gardening guru Charlie Dimmock, hosted by BBC Radio’s Paul Harris.* Charlie is one of Britain’s best-known gardeners, featuring in no less than 12 series of ‘Ground Force’. She has since gone on to appear in programmes like ‘River Walks’, ‘The Chelsea Flower Show’, ‘Garden Invaders’ and many more. /
Where: St. Donat’s Arts Centre / When: 29 May 2014 / How much: Tickets range from £15.00 – £18.50
For more information, go to: http://www.stdonats.com/whatson/theatre/charlie-dimmock-a-passion-for-gardens

 

Welsh National Opera: Moses und Aron

Welsh National Opera: Moses und Aron

What: Welsh National Opera is proud to stage this rarely performed opera in Sergio Morabito and Jossi Wieler’s highly charged production. It is impossible not to listen to Schoenberg’s ‘fragmentary masterpiece’ and not be stunned by his achievement. Moses und Aron reaches to the outer limits of what opera was capable of in the last century. It’s a sound so unique, so urgent that you might be forgiven for thinking that it has come down from heaven itself. /
Where: Wales Millennium Centre / When: 24 May – 7 June 2014 / How much: Tickets range from £6.50 – £41.50
For more information, go to: https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2014-2015/wno/24MayWNOMoses/?view=Standard

 

What’s On In Plymouth

Imaging the Microcosm

Imaging the Microcosm
What: Encounter beetles at their own scale, face on and magnified over 100 times! Featuring images of British beetles, this is an opportunity to gain an understanding of the beauty and elegance that is displayed by these tiny animals.
This exhibition will also look at all of the useful and often unknown functions of beetles in the natural world that have an impact upon us all. /
Where: Plymouth University / When: 14 April – 30 May 2014 / How much: Free
For more information, go to: http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/events/imaging-the-microcosm-p1691613

 

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

What: Under Milk Wood is a work of genius. It is ripe with vitality, rich in humour and populated by sublime, eccentric, enchanting characters. Come to Llareggub, a small Welsh town by the sea. Meet blind Captain Cat, Mog Edwards, and his sweetheart Miss Price, Sinbad Sailor, Dai Bread, Polly Garter, Nogood Boyo and Lord Cut Glass. Walk along Coronation Street, Cockle Row and Donkey Street, down to the little fishing harbour and back to Milk Wood. Dylan Thomas explores their lives, hopes and thoughts in the dreams of a night and the rhythm of a day. /
Where: Theatre Royal / When: 27 May – 31 May 2014 / How much: Tickets range from £11.70 – £37.70
For more information, go to: http://www.theatreroyal.com/whats-on/2014/under-milk-wood/

 

History Week Live

History Week Live
What: To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Plymouth, Drake Circus are holding an exciting, family-friendly event from Tuesday 27th – Saturday 31st May. There will be a series of FREE interactive historical displays, workshops, story-telling sessions and much more./
Where: Drake Circus / When: 25 May – 31 May 2014 / How much: Free
For more information, go to: http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/events/history-week-live-drake-circus-p1700633