1 The curtain rises on today, on Lights, Camera, Let's Perform! from 7pm, at the Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon. Julie Scott’s Academy of Performing Arts variety show is full of song and dance of all kinds. From musical theatre to street, jazz to lyrical - there’s something for everyone. The youngest performer is just three-years-old. Originally started in 1993 as K School of Music it is now known as Julie Scott’s Academy, Swindon. Julie started in the business in 1975 although she had been singing, dancing and playing her trumpet since she was just five-years-old. Performing in cabaret all over the world with the all-girl Ivy Benson Big Band, Julie sang to the forces, royalty and even behind the iron curtain! Teachers include Deena Lovegrove and Shona Loveday, who are members of International Dance Teachers Association. The Academy teaches to IDTA exam standards and over the last three years has obtained more than 98 per cent success in results, with a large number of students achieving a 90 per cent honours. Classes are held at Abbey Meads School and Pinetrees Community Centre from Monday to Saturday. Tickets to see the performance are £15 from 01793 524481 or visit www.swindontheatres.co.uk.

2 Vintage & Country Extravaganza, begins at 10am, in the South Cerney Airfield, South Cerney, Cirencester, today. Set on an ex wartime airfield, the sprawling show site covers around 200 acres, with surprises around every corner, to suit young and old alike. For those who want to go back to their misspent youth there is a vintage fairground, and the Poppy Parachute Display Team will be dropping in again this year! A peaceful haven within the show features animal and countryside themed displays, including a dog show, ferret racing, rare breeds, animal conservation, alpacas, shire horses, horse logging, sheep shearing, falconry displays, sheep dancing and reptiles! There is also a full size steam, miniature steam, and steam working area, pre-war, post-war, classic American, classic collectors cars, car clubs, vintage buses and vintage coaches on show. A firm favourite is the vintage 1940s tearoom, featuring period style furnishings and serving tea or coffee from delicate china cups. In the background, music plays from a 1940s style radio, and there will be Lindy Hop dancing on both days. Vintage songstress Betsy Harmony also returns with a set of songs from the Andrew Sisters to Vera Lynn, plus there will be regular sets by the Steamed Up Brass. For more details or tickets £5 - £15.www.glosvintageextravaganza.co.uk. visit https://www.glosvintageextravaganza.co.uk/ or call 01453 890891.

3 Play games, sip summer cocktails, eat seaside food and have a great time, all in the heart of Royal Victoria Park, as part of Bath on the Beach today. Relax in a hammock beneath palm trees, play beach volleyball with friends, share jugs of margaritas and eat Mexican tacos. Also on offer are games such as table tennis, adventure golf, boule, tennis, yoga and more. the beach is open every day 10am – 10pm and is perfect for birthdays of all ages, hen do’s or after-work parties. From the team that brought you Bath on Ice, Bath on the Beach is on the same site as the Christmas ice rink, next to the adventure golf, in front of the Royal Crescent. Bath on Ice Director Simon Smith said: “We wanted to offer Bath something a little different this summer, and we felt that a Caribbean beach venue would be the perfect way for people to relax with friends, stay active outdoors, play games and have fun. We’re really looking forward to bringing together families and friends for a fun time, in an exotic summer setting.” Bath on the Beach runs until September.

4 GWR with Everything Special Exhibition, is on show from 10am, today, at Steam, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon. Explore and discover how the Great Western Railway branded anything and everything from pen nibs, to bricks and from bars of soap to door handles, everything was branded with the company initials. The exhibition displays an array of weird and wonderful objects that were printed, stamped and marked with GWR. There is a real treasure trove of material and objects on display, some of which are being displayed for the first time. There are some really quirky items on display, such as toilet paper and manhole covers in an exhibition with more than 100 objects on show. Families will also get to test their skills with a Guess the Object game. Normal admission applies. For more details call 01793 466637.

5 August Family Roller Disco takes place from 6pm to 9pm today. It is a real family affair with fun for everyone. The family roller disco is on the first Friday of every month. The Children’s Roller Disco Parties are available at the Family Roller Disco session, which runs on the first Friday of every month. The Roller Disco Parties on offer for children are two and a half hours long from 5.30pm to 8pm with its own party area on the balcony. It includes skate and safety equipment hire, unlimited squash, and Dominos Pizza (three slices of pizza per child, served at 6.30pm). The family disco is followed by the August Over 18's Roller Disco, from 8.30pm to midnight with all your favourite 80s hits being played by MECA's resident DJ. Both events take place at the MECA, Regent Circus, Swindon. Both cost £9 with skate hire for £2. For more details visit http://www.mecaswindon.co.uk/ or call 0844 579 3322.

6 Countryfile Live offers four days of live arena shows, hands-on activities, farm-animal demonstrations, debates, food, drink and shopping from over 500 independent retailers and lifestyle brands. The show brings together everything there is to cherish about the British countryside, in the grounds of Blenheim Palace until August 5. The National Trust debate theatre and the Quilter Cheviot Theatre have a full line-up each day with interesting debates, talks and ‘Audiences With…’ on a wealth of topics; from how to achieve success, the future of farming, photography workshops and even what it takes to become an astronaut. With upwards of 30 stages and features ranging from Family Fishing in the River Glyme to the Equine Arena, the STIHL Timbersports British Championships, Dog Lovers’ Arena, BBC Introducing Stage, Wildlife Zone, Countryfile Kitchen Stage and even a Mitsubishi Off-Road Driving Experience. BBC Countryfile Live is adding a musical stage when it returns to Blenheim Palace tomorrow Saturday August 4, headlined by one of the UK’s biggest selling country act of all time The Shires as well as acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner. Countryfile Live Summer Party sponsored by Kuoni takes place from 6pm – 9pm, hosted by BBC Radio 2 legend Bob Harris. Tickets from countryfilelive.com are £38. Each adult ticket holder can get up to two free tickets for children under 16. Anyone who has already purchased a day ticket for Countryfile Live will be eligible for a £13 discount on the price of a Summer Party ticket.

7 One of the region's largest indoor play centres, Brean Play, at Brean Leisure Park, near Burnham On Sea, Somerset, is the perfect place for children to let off steam from 9.30am tomorrow. Brean Play features three distinct areas for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 11 (max height 148cm) with stimulating and interactive play equipment all designed into a colourful environment. The facility features comfy spectator seats, free wi-fi, Starbucks coffee and drinks and our cafe serves a wide range of tasty hot and cold meals. Offering day passes, yearly memberships and catering for soft play birthday parties and functions. For more details or to book tickets at £1 - £6.50 call 01278 752123.

8 Having a bark and a lark at Lydiard Park, Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, will be dogs from all over the county, gathering for the annual Lydiard Bark Charity Dog Show organised by Eastcott Vets. The show kicks off at 11am, on Sunday. It is a friendly event with a country feel and is run by volunteers from the Eastcott Vets Team in their free time. It is fun for dog owners and their dogs, and is supported by donations and sponsorship from local and national businesses. This is the fifth Lydiard Bark Charity Dog Show and the charity this year is The Cinnamon Trust. There should be places for everyone, however some classes are more popular so please arrive in time to secure your place. Visit the website for more www.lydiardbark.co.uk or call 01793 528341.

9 Marlborough Summer Cyclocross pedals off from 10am, on Sunday, at The Observatory, Marlborough College, Bath Road, Marlborough. Organised by The Marlborough Bike Company, working with Marlborough College Summer School and Eventrex Sports Events the Cyclocross is one of four round cyclocross series held in the extensive grounds of Marlborough College. With separate races for Under 12s, Under 16s, Men and Women, there is truly racing for all! The Marlborough Bike Company offer a large range of bikes in stock, covering many disciplines, from some of the world's leading manufacturers and they have an on site service and repair centre. They also stock a large variety of clothing, lights, shoes, pumps, helmets, parts and tools. With over 15 years experience of the cycle industry, the staff will answer any bike related question.

For online entry at £5 - £13 visit www.marlboroughbike.co.uk or for more information call 01672 515156.

10 Avebury Stone Circle and World Heritage Site walk takes place from 11am, on Sunday. A two to three hour guided walk starts from the centre of Avebury, led by one of the team of archaeologists. You'll catch glimpses of mysterious Silbury Hill, pass Bronze Age burial mounds, and walk along ancient roads with fabulous views. It is a dog-friendly walk which takes you through the remains of the largest stone circle in the world and along the West Kennet Avenue into rolling chalk downland. Places limited to 40 so pre-booking is essential. Please contact us to register your interest and get further details. All queries to Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, on 01249 705500 or visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury/.