The Bath Magazine rounds up five things to do in Bath this month, including saying those three little words, tucking into Malaysian delicacies and celebrating 200 years of one of the most iconic monsters in fiction.
A monster celebration
Mary Shelley’s infamous creation, Frankenstein turns 200 this year. The author’s seminal book was published in 1818, when she was just 20-years-old. Cultural historian and award-winning broadcaster Professor Sir Christopher Frayling will tell the fascinating story of Frankenstein’s birth and how Shelley turned her short story into a novel during five tumultuous months in Bath.
Takes place on Tuesday 27 February, 7.30 pm. Tickets: £6 for non-members, £4 for BRLSI members and students.
Tuck into Malaysian delicacies like popiah (rice paper rolls filled with braised sweet potato, bean sprouts, sweet soy and peanut) and roti canai (a delicious folded and fried bread) at chef Pravin Nayar’s pop-up dinner inside the newly expanded Castle Farm Café in Midford.
Saturday 17 February, 7pm. £35 per person.
Fusing together circus, cabaret and burlesque the Ministry of Burlesque Cabaret’s February show at Komedia is set to be a memorable night. In the line-up is Mr B, the gentleman rhymer (pictured left) who does his own hilarious take on posh hip hop, and foxy Vaudeville artist Lena Mae Lenman. You can also eat dinner while you enjoy the performance.
Friday 23 February, 8pm. Tickets from £18.
Say I love you
Parade Gardens has a big love-in planned for 14 February. From 10am–8pm entry is free and the park will be packed with seductive diversions. Get in a romantic mood by ordering up some canapés from The French Kitchen and lounging with a glass of champagne at the Field Good Bar before heading off to snap a couples selfie in one of the many photo sets dotted around the grounds. The bandstand will be transformed into a dedicated proposal area for those ready to pop the question and even the book-shaped tribute to Jane Austen will have a Valentine’s twist – its normal flowers will be replaced by a huge heart-shape of blooms.
The popular kids café at The egg has just reopened under the management of Charlie and Amanda Digney (who run The King William Pub and Dining Rooms and The Garrick’s Head). So it’s all change, with a fabulous three metre wide sand pit in the centre, revamped interiors and a menu that takes it up a notch with dishes like roasted squash, chicory and butter bean salad. Even better you can now buy prosecco and wine by the glass and get slabs of gateau from the Organic Cake Company.