Win a copy of 
Jay Blades 

'Making it'

Making It is an inspirational memoir about beating the odds and turning things around even when it all seems hopeless. In this book, Jay Blades shares the details of his life, from his childhood growing up sheltered and innocent on a council estate in Hackney, to his adolescence when he was introduced to violent racism at secondary school, to being brutalized by police as a teen, to finally becoming a beloved star of the hit primetime show The Repair Shop.

Jay reflects on strength, weakness and what it means to be a man. He questions the boundaries society places on male vulnerability and how letting himself be nurtured helped him flourish into the person he is today. 
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Win two tickets to see Gabrielle at
Bath Forum

One of the UK’s most successful singer-songwriters, Gabrielle returned to the top of her game with her 2018 album ‘Under My Skin’. Having successfully proven herself all over again, Gabrielle is now set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the smash hit ‘Rise’ album with the confirmation of the ‘Rise Again Tour 2020’. The tour will see Gabrielle playing songs from the album, along with other iconic hits and fan favourites. Simply fill in the form below and click send for a chance to win. Competition name: Gabrielle

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Win two tickets to watch

Absurd Person Singular

at the Theatre Royal Bath on

Tuesday 31st August at 7.30pm.

From Tuesday 31st August to Saturday 4th September, the Theatre Royal welcomes Alan Ayckbourn’s comic masterpiece Absurd Person Singular.


This much-loved vintage comedy sees three couples take it in turns to entertain each other at pre-Christmas drinks. The first bash is at the Hopcrofts, where havoc ensues as they attempt to impress their high-powered friends – but that’s nothing compared to what happens over the next two years when the friends return their hospitality!


Presented by London Classic Theatre as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations, this comic tour-de-force about social climbing in 1970s suburbia fuses a potent mix of farce and black comedy.


An Olivier and Tony Award winning playwright, Alan Ayckbourn has written more than eighty plays which have been staged worldwide.


“A master of comic ingenuity” – The Guardian


To book tickets for Absurd Person Singular call the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 or visit

For a chance to win the two tickets, simply send your name, contact number and e-mail address to 

Closing date: 24th August 2021


Win two tickets to watch

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at Theatre Royal Bath on Tuesday 17th August at 7.30pm

West Country audiences will be the first outside London to see the hit West End show Groan Ups as Olivier Award-winning favourites Mischief open the inaugural UK tour of their new show written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields at the Theatre Royal Bath, appearing from Thursday 12th to Saturday 21st August.

For a chance to win, simply send your name and contact details on e-mail, to: Closing date: Fri 13th August. Competition name: Groan Ups


General Knowledge Quiz

Answer the following trivia questions, taking the first letter of each answer, to spell a word associated with July. Write the ''secret word' into the form below, along with your name and e-mail address to enter. Closing date: Tuesday 31st August. Usual T's and C's apply.

6, Football team, also known as RSCA, whose manager is former Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany (10).

2, Major naval battle fought between Russia and Japan during the Russo-Japanese War - 27–28 May 1905. Battle of (8)

7, Cocktail, created in 1969 to mark and American Presidents visit to Britain. Created by Joe Gilmore (5).

3, Jenny (7), British actress, star of The Railway Children and Logan's Run.

4, American rock band from East Los Angeles, California. Hits include "La Bamba". Los (5)

5, Chemical element with the symbol In and atomic number 49. (6)



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Win two tickets to watch

Crimes, Camera, Action

at the Theatre Royal Bath

on Thursday 26th August at 7.30pm

From Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th August, multi award-winning New Old Friends theatre company brings its hilariously inventive new comedy thriller Crimes, Camera, Action to the Theatre Royal.


Premiering in Bath, prior to a national tour Crimes, Camera, Action whisks audiences to golden-era Hollywood and introduces a new lead detective, Stan Shakespeare, a world weary, hard-boiled private eye in the mould of Humphrey Bogart.


When a screen scarlet is stabbed as a result of a prop mix-up on set, it sets in motion a typically fast-paced and madcap chain of events that sees a cast of four exceptional comic actors take on multiple roles, sometimes within the same scene. Expect the usual New Old Friends mix of great theatrical set pieces, the quickest of quick changes, lightning fast word play and a thrilling plot driving the action at breakneck speed. 


To book tickets for Crimes, Camera, Action call the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 or visit

For a chance to win, simply send your name and contact details on e-mail, to: Closing date: Fri 20th August. Competition name: Crimes


All competition winners will be selected at random. Winners will be notified via e-mail.