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Bath Comedy Festival 2016

Just a reminder, now you have recovered from the recent surfeit of chocolate and bunnies, the Bath Comedy Festival 2016 kicks off tomorrow, Friday April 1st. The flags are going up in Widcombe as we welcome back the intimate upstairs … Continue reading

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Long Live Lady M

My alter-ego Lady Margaret will be treading the boards again soon at a Christmas cabaret glorifying in the title ‘Lady Margaret’s Surgery’. Her Ladyship will be reclining on a fur lined troika or Russian sled (it’s amazing what the Natural … Continue reading

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Fringe benefits

As promised, I bring you news hot from the Edinburgh Fringe. On the plane up I heard a young girl excitedly telling her friend that “Apparently it’s like Bath only nicer!” “I can’t imagine how that could be” answered her … Continue reading

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Dogs

Whereas my normal stomping ground is Widcombe, another of Bath’s urban villages springs into life over the Bank Holiday weekend in the form of the Larkhall Festival. With its central car park turned into a village green, secret garden tours, … Continue reading

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Wine trail

I’ve been investigating the disabled access on Boris’s new Routemaster.  Why? Because at last I have a date for my knee replacement operation. For months I’ve been struggling to get around and have become one of those people who let … Continue reading

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Switch-on

After the razzmatazz of the Bath Christmas lights ceremony, we in Widcombe always have our own modest switch-on. This year it’s on the evening of 29th November as we feel that a month in advance is enough time to get … Continue reading

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Jubilee

I read somewhere that Her Majesty the Queen was on duty for 17 hours over the Jubilee weekend. Well, I think my alter-ego Lady Margaret just pipped her on that one. With twelve street parties to declare open, I was … Continue reading

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Bath Comedy Festival

Widcombe was alive and kicking last week, with much of the Bath Comedy Festival taking place within its hallowed borders. Flags and temporary hoardings gave the place a touch of the Edinburgh Fringe, and local hostelries reported a welcome surge … Continue reading

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Comedy

The Bath Comedy Festival programme is out and very impressive it is too. As well as directing my grumpy good friend Arthur Smith in his hilarious Easter egg hunt for grown ups, I’m pleased to say that I am involved … Continue reading

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Widcombe Christmas

Bath city centre may have its celebrity sprinkled Christmas lights switch-on, with its big screen and massed choirs, but over in little old Widcombe we have our own, albeit modest, alternative lighting-up ceremony. Ours is on December 1st and basically … Continue reading

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