HAM DARROCH: TALISMAN AND ATTENDANT SPIRIT until November 24
To launch their new private art advisory and viewing space in West Oxfordshire, Lucy Meakin and Ben Parsons of M+P Art present work by Australian artist, Hamilton Darroch, to include sculpture, performance and drawing.
M+P Art, The Lodge, Delly End, OX29 9XD, tel: 07432 801256, www.mandp.art
TOLKIEN: MAKER OF MIDDLE-EARTH until October 28
A once-in-a-generation opportunity to see this magnitude of Tolkien-related materials together, to include manuscripts, artworks, maps, letters and artefacts gathered from the UK, the US and France, reunited in Oxford for the first time since his death more than 40 years ago. Free admission – booking required.
The Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, tolkien.bodleian.ox.ac.uk
WARWICK WORDS HISTORY FESTIVAL October 1-7
Wide-ranging programme with guests including Juliet Barker, Stefan Buczacki, Sarah Churchwell, Max Hastings, Alison Weir, Kate Williams. Daytime and evening events at various venues in Warwick. Box office 01926 33 44 18, www.warwickwords.co.uk
ONCE UPON A TIME: STORIES FROM LADY BRUNNER’S CHILDHOOD October 1-28
Lady Brunner’s enchanting childhood adventures and favourite children’s stories are brought to life in the house.
Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, RG9 4PG, tel: 01491 628529, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greys-court
FUP: A MODERN FABLE October 2-6
A big-hearted, uproarious modern fable about family, love and nature set in a weird and wild Cornwall not so different from the one you know. Featuring live, foot-stomping music, quacking puppetry and Kneehigh’s infamous eccentricity and charm. Warwick Arts Centre, The University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, tel: 024 7652 4524, www. warwickartscentre.co.uk
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER October 2-6
Forty years since its famous UK cinema release, Saturday Night Fever is a reimagined and revitalised music and dance spectacular, starring Richard Winsor as Tony Manero. Tickets from £20.90.
The Bristol Hippodrome, tel: 0844 871 3012, atgtickets.com/bristol
JOHNNY COPPIN Friday, October 5, 7.30pm
Performing with Paul Burgess. Tickets £18 to include a glass of wine, raising funds for Horsfall House Respite Care bed. tickets are available from Horsfall House, Windmill Road, Minchinhampton; email: email@example.com Minchinhampton Church, GL6 9BP.
GRASAC CHARITY AUCTION AND DINNER EVENT Friday, October 5
Gloucestershire Rape And Sexual Abuse Centre Charity is holding its first ever auction and dinner to raise funds to continue their specialist services. Prizes will include four Executive tickets to Man United vs Brighton at Old Trafford (Jan 19, 2019), a 30-minute helicopter flight, two club enclosure tickets to Cheltenham Racecourse, luxurious half day spa at Calcot Manor, and a three-course lunch for two at The Ivy. Tickets are £25 each from firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01452 305421.
The Double Tree by Hilton, Cirencester Rd, Charlton Kings, GL53 8EA, tel: 01242 222021.
LA TRAGÉDIE DE CARMEN Friday, October 5, 7.30pm
Pop-up Opera return with a reimagining of Bizet’s famous masterpiece La Tragédie de Carmen. Sung in French with the company’s signature ‘silent movie’ captions in English, this dark and thrilling piece may not always be as you expect.
The Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud, GL5 1AE, tel: 01453 760900, www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk
GUILD CRAFTS CHELTENHAM October 5-14
As part of The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen will be hosting a selling fair.
The Gardens Gallery, Montpellier