bath abbeyThe Easter period always offers a great deal of events in Bath, and this holds true for the week following the bank holiday weekend. Here’s a quick roundup of just some of what’s happening in Bath this week!

Comedy at the Porter Cellar Bar

Comedy comes to one of Bath’s most popular bars on the last Thursday of every month. Local comedian Daniel FitzHenry is your compére, and every month he is joined by some of the South West’s finest comedic talent. Venture down to the cellar for a drink and a chuckle!

Tickets are just £5 available on the door or via www.ticketsource.co.uk – doors at 7.30PM for an 8.00PM show.

Reflections: Contemporary Ink Paintings

Wu Lan-Chiann’s first solo exhibition in the UK demonstrates the Taiwanese artist’s marriage of traditional Eastern art with contemporary influences from around the globe. The result is art that is universal in appeal and draws on concepts that connect people across time and place.

The exhibition is being shown until May at the Museum of East Asian Art on Bennett Street.

www.meaa.org.uk

Cupcake and Dessert Wine Tasting

Cupcakes and dessert wine – a match made in heaven! Two of the city’s independent businesses have organised this event, and have invited wine aficionado Ben Franks and cake expert Celia Adams to pair the offerings.

Tickets are £30 each, or £50 for two; by telephone (01225 446094) or at www.bathcakecompany.co.uk

Make a Rabbit Cushion

For the creative among you, Beau Nash House is offering a class in which you can make and take home your own personalised rabbit cushion. Every Thursday, the 90 minute course takes you through cutting, stuffing and sewing so you can take your own creation home with you on the day!

£15, drinks included. themakery.co.uk

Saving Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent

Bath’s architectural prestige is second to none, and a rich feature in the city’s history. This exhibition details the history of building preservation in Bath through the study of the iconic No. 1 Royal Crescent.

Uncover the 400 year story of No. 1, from construction to the present day, including its numerous famous inhabitants as well as the extensive reconstruction work carried out in the last century.

The Saving Bath exhibit is open until the end of April; find No. 1’s opening hours at no1royalcrescent.org.uk or call 01225 428126.

An American Toy Story – Exhibition at The American Museum

Every year, The American Museum in Bath (the only museum of Americana outside of the United States!) holds a single temporary exhibition, and in 2016 this is An American Toy Story.

Studying the history of toys and marketing, the exhibition explores the effect of commercial licensing on the toys we buy, and the way we play. Highlights include classic music posters and a Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve!

The exhibition is open from 19 March to 30 October.

americanmuseum.org