Daring high wires, restaurant reopenings and gigs galore, it’s all going on in Coventry and Warwickshire over the next few weeks. Read on for more.
Bullzini High Wire, Compton Verney, 16-18 July
Things are looking up – literally – as world leading high wire artist Chris Bullzini heads to Compton Verney for a show that will either leave you whooping with joy or covering your eyes. The funambulist – yes, that’s a real word – will walk across the Upper Lake on a 100metre wire – eek. It’s all part of Coventry’s City of Culture offerings that will also see performances by aerialists, fire dancers and live music. Tickets cost £8 with gates opening at 8pm. Pack a picnic or there’s street food available to tuck into. Book tickets here.
RSC Rooftop Restaurant, Stratford-upon-Avon
Napkins on knees please. The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Rooftop Restaurant has reopened with the launch of a delish summer menu. Designed by head chef Matthew Jennings, it includes locally sourced ingredients including meat from Muddy favourites Aubrey Allen butchers and bread from MOR bakery. Open Tuesday to Sunday, expect yummy dishes such as Bang Bang chicken, Italian Burrata with Heirloom tomatoes and Strawberry Cranachan. Drool. The reopening coincides with the first performance of The Comedy of Errors in the brand-spanking new Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre, in the Swan Theatre Gardens. Count us in.
Terry Hall Home Sessions, Coventry
Fancy a gig? Don’t mind if we do. The frontman of The Specials used his own personal playlist to inspire this festival staged in iconic city centre locations. From 29 July to 1 Aug, talent including The Libertines, Lightning Seeds and Pete Doherty will join local emerging artists for a series of intimate gigs. Described as a harmony of music, art, performance and film, this promises to be not your average grab-a-beer gig. Oo er.