This Weekend

Saturday 20th September

  • Music – Appaloosas – Dartmoor three-piece playing Americana, Old-time American and Appalachian music, featuring guitarists Peter Acty and his daughter Eliza, together with Stephen Potter on fiddles and mandolin – Dartington Village Hall, Cott Road, Dartington, TQ9 6HY, 8:00pm, £7.50
  • Music – Becky Brine Trio – swing-jazz singer performs jazz standards and swing classics from artists such as Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington and Frank Sinatra, here as part of the three-night residential jazz weekend – The Redcliffe Hotel, Marine Drive, Paignton, TQ3 2NL, 12:30pm, £215
  • Music – The Fryer/Huggett All Stars – formed for the weekend with American Jim Fryer on trombone, Jeremy Huggett on saxes, trumpeter Alan Bateman, pianist Tom Kincaid, Lukas Drinkwater on bass and Ian Evans on drums, here as part of the three-night residential jazz weekend – The Redcliffe Hotel, Marine Drive, Paignton, TQ3 2NL, 8:00pm, £215
  • Music – slytherin – self-proclaimed good time party band claiming to cover all types of music – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Fab – Newton Abbot three-piece featuring Ged Scott covering songs first released between 1963 and 1967 – The Lime Tree, Dartmouth Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AA, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – Hells Bells – AC/DC tribute band – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Strange Affair – Newton Abbot-based duo of Gary on guitar and Linz on vocals covering a wide range of music from U2 to The Cranberries – The Bell Inn, 29 Fore Street, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Swamp Hogs – blues rock power trio – The Jolly Abbot, 16 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AG, 9:15pm, Free
  • Music – Shovelhead – follicly-challenged five-piece playing classic rock and ass-kicking blues – The Union Inn, 6 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AF, 9:15pm, Free
  • Music – Rox – guitarist Rod and vocalist Sam comprise this Torquay-based duo playing classic rock covers – The Railway Inn, 197 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2BS, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Solar – 6-piece funksters here at Abbfest 2014, supported earlier in the evening by Nick the Fish – Fermoy’s Garden Centre, Totnes Road, Ipplepen, TQ12 5TN, 6:30pm till 11:00pm, £7
  • Music – The Wendellas – 1960s rock ‘n’ roll band based in South Devon – Upton Social Club, 46-48 Upton Road, Torquay, TQ1 4AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Cahoots – four-piece punk/new wave/indie covers band from Torbay – DT’s, 73 Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Out Of The Box – long-standing local duo Stuart Hellier and Roger Wood bring themselves and their backing tracks to cover rock and pop, blues and soul – Crown & Sceptre, 2 Petitor Road, St Marychurch, Torquay, TQ1 4QA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Jukebox Fury – we are, they say, a high energy, hard rocking, classic rock covers band who like to put our own spin on classic songs – The Crooked Spire, The Square, Ermington, PL21 9LP, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Bad Knees Blues Band – four-piece promising ‘kicking’ Blues and R&B – The Old Smithy, 45 Fore Street, Ivybridge, PL21 9AE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Dastardlys – indie-pop rockers from Plymouth playing mod and other covers from the 60’s onwards along with the occasional original – Exchange, 1 Fore Street, Ivybridge, PL21 9AB, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Retrospect – four-piece covers band from Plymouth – The Horse & Groom, Bittaford, Ivybridge, PL21 0EL, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Just Steve – traditional Irish music with a little bit of rock ‘n roll sometimes thrown in by the guitarist and vocalist from Shamrock – Totnes Conservative Club, Station Road, Totnes, TQ9 5HW, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Leeanne – sings covers from the 50’s to the present day, taking in The Searchers, Tina Turner and Lady Gaga – Dartmouth & District Conservative Club, 8 Victoria Road, Dartmouth, TQ6 9SA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Just Misbehavin’ – five-piece playing a mixture of swing, jazz and dance music and promising ‘romance with raunch’, here for a 40’s weekend victory dance – Lupton House, Dartmouth Road, Brixham, TQ5 0LD, 7:30pm, £13
  • Music – Rage – playing covers locally for nearly 20 years – The Bullers Arms, 4 The Strand, Brixham, TQ5 8EH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Southern Comfort – guitarist Jim Low combines with Kathie Johnston on bass to perform an eclectic mix of acoustic covers of the likes of Clapton, The Eagles and The Kinks – The Golden Lion, 65 New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8NL, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Sea Monkeys – Newton Abbot-based guitar, bass and drums three-piece covering 'good fun, sing along' pop covers – The Quay, 1-3 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Metal Fatigue – five piece classic rock outfit from Callington who have yet to tire of playing music from the likes of AC/DC, Iron Maiden, UFO, Deep Purple, ZZ Top, Van Halen, Thin Lizzy and Saxon – The Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Roadside – five-piece guitar-based rock/indie band first formed in 1994 capable of playing their own material – The Post Office Inn, 39 Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2AW, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Secondnature – Totnes-based rock/pop covers four-piece – Sir Joshua Reynolds, 25 Ridgeway, Plymouth, PL7 2AW, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Whisky Falls – indie-rock trio from Saltash comprising former members of Crossfire Mark and Andy on guitar and drums respectively, along with Graham on bass – Mainstone Social Club, Pattinson Drive, Plymouth, PL6 8RU, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – xlr – Plymouth-based five-piece covering rock of all ages – The Kings Arms, Tamerton Foliot Road, Plymouth, PL5 4NH, 9:15pm, Free
  • Music – Banana Thieves – covers from pop/rock five-piece playing everything from ska to new wave, reggae to Britpop – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – A Total Stranger – pop/rock solo act – Raffles, 5 Ermington Terrace, Mutley Plain, PL4 6QG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Rockafella – Plymouth four-piece promising storming rock tunes from the 90s through to the present day – The Junction, 6 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6LA, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Crush – Plymouth duo of Kerry Harper on lead vocals and Nick Jones on guitar and backing vocals covering the likes of Lady Ga Ga, Bruno Mars, Rhianna, Michael Jackson, Ce Lo Green, Tina Turner, Fleetwood Mac and Katy Perry – The Railway Inn, 122 Albert Road, Keyham, Plymouth, PL2 1AQ, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Daisy Chapman – Bristol-based singer/songwriter and former pianist with UK prog rockers Crippled Black Phoenix, with support here being provided by the Plymouth Ukelele Players – Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, PL1 4EL, 6:30pm till 11:00pm, £4
  • Music – Eat The Rich – Kylie and Britney sung by a mustachioed and tattooed fiddle playing front man – Kitty O’Hanlon’s, 5 St Andrews Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Seeker – female-fronted rock/pop covers outfit – The Mount Pleasant Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – v8 – hi powered three-piece playing uber energy covers both ancient and modern – Black Jacks, 8-9 Quay Road, Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2JZ, 9:00pm, Free Cancelled
  • Music – The Sound – five-piece covering tracks from bands such as Oasis, The Kings Of Leon, The Killers, Snow Patrol and the Arctic Monkeys – The Live Lounge, 11 The Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2JL, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – Street Talk – duo allegedly offering a combination of pop and rock – The Burrator Inn, Princetown Road, Dousland, PL20 6NP, 9:00pm, Free
  • Dance – Tango Workshop – Isolde Kanikani introduce you to some basic steps that get you moving after one hour – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 6:30pm, Free
  • Dance – Cieltito – tango dancers directed by Isolde Kanikani and telling a story of politics and love – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 8:15pm, £8
  • Theatre – Stepping Out – Richard Harris’s comedy catalogues the complicated lives, hopes and ambitions of a troupe of amateur tap dancers, performed here by the Kingsbridge Amateur Theatrical Society – Malborough Village Hall, Salcombe Road, Malborough, TQ7 3BX, 7:30pm, £9
  • Theatre – The Angry Brigade – agitprop thriller by James Graham set against the 1970s backdrop of Tory cuts, high unemployment and a deregulated economy – Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:45pm, Adult £14.70, Student £10
  • Theatre – Hound of The Baskervilles – based on the story by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, written by Tim Kelly and directed by Stephanie Austin, but without Bendedict Cumberpatch as Holmes – Little Theatre, St Marks Road, Torquay, TQ1 2EL, 7:30pm, £12
  • Theatre – Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee – performed by the Agatha Christie Theatre Company with Jason Durr and Ben Nealon – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £16.90-£37.90
  • Musical – Calamity Jane – the Deadwood musical boasting such numbers as Secret Love and The Black Hills of Dakota presented here by The Watermill Theatre – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £11.70-£37.20
  • Agatha Christie Festival – Children’s Mystery Trail – activity designed for youngsters to exercise their little grey cells and become sleuths for the day; booking essential – Torre Abbey, Torre Abbey Meadows, The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE, 11:00am till 1:00pm, Free
  • Agatha Christie Festival – Young Writer Squad – young writers aged 9-15 can learn how to write their own murder mystery with novelist and tutor Babs Horton; booking essential – Torre Abbey, Torre Abbey Meadows, The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE, 11:00am till 1:00pm, Free
  • Agatha Christie Festival – Crime Writers’ Workshop – writer Sarah Hilary gives a crime writing masterclass – Torre Abbey, Torre Abbey Meadows, The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE, 11:00am till 1:00pm, £10
  • Agatha Christie Festival – James Henry: DI Frost is Back! – talk by one of the authors of the new series imagining the younger Frost – Torre Abbey, Torre Abbey Meadows, The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE, 6:00pm till 7:00pm, £7
  • Agatha Christie Festival – Being Poirot – talk by Geoffrey Wansell, author of a biography of David Suchet and co-author with Suchet of Poirot & Me – Torre Abbey, Torre Abbey Meadows, The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE, 6:00pm till 7:00pm, £7
  • Comedy – Shappi Khorsandi –Tehran born comedienne who made her solo debut in 2003 whose family fled to London following the Islamic revolution after her satirist father Hadi had criticised the Ayatollah – The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ, 8:00pm, £15
  • Performance – Paul Stockman – billed as a “pyschological entertainer”, not unlike Derren Brown – Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF, 7:30pm, £15
  • Talk – The Heritage of Trees – the speaker is leading tree luminary Jeremy Barrell, following on from the walk earlier in the day (see below) – Modbury Memorial Hall, Back Street, Modbury, PL21 0RF, 7:00pm, Free
  • Course – Myth and the Natural World – day three of three day residential creative writing course led by poet Alice Arnold offering the opportunity to create new work in a spirit of exploration and interrogation; details – The Sharpham Trust, Sharpham House, Ashprington, Totnes, TQ9 7UT, £395
  • Course – Essential First Aid – given by St John Ambulance – St John House, Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1AX, 9:30am till 12:30pm, £25
  • Market – Arts & Crafts – 20 harbour side stalls offering locally handmade jewellery, original art work, photography, handmade greeting cards, fused glass, hand dyed silk products, handmade children’s clothes and more – The Old Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW, 9:00am till 4:30pm, Free
  • Festival – Abbfest – food and drink festival raising money for local charities with over 100 real ales, cider, more than 70 food and craft stalls, live music and cookery demos from both Michael Caines and Judi Spiers – Fermoy’s Garden Centre, Totnes Road, Ipplepen, TQ12 5TN, 11:00am till 11:00pm, £7
  • Walk – Cultural Trees in your Landscape – circular walk stopping by many trees of significant cultural importance led by treehunter and arboculturalist Rob McBride who will answer questions about their management and more – Poundwell Meadow Car Park, Poundwell Street, Modbury, PL21 0QJ, 2:00pm, Free
  • Quiz – Quiz Night – admission includes a light supper, bar; raising funds for the Parish Hall – Stokenham Parish Hall, Carehouse Cross, Stokenham, Kingsbridge, TQ7 2SJ, 7:00pm, £5
  • Vintage Bus Running Day – over 30 vintage buses dating from the 1930’s onwards on 21return routes running all day from Kingsbridge to the surrounding coast, towns and countryside – Kingsbridge Bus Station, Ilbert Road, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1FD

Sunday 21st September

  • Music – Open Night – both singers and audience welcome – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm £1
  • Music – Jazz Me Blue – band formed by Jeremy Huggett in 2010 playing a mix of mainstream and traditional jazz, lounge jazz, swing, bossa nova, blues and Rock & Roll, here as part of the three-night residential jazz weekend – The Redcliffe Hotel, Marine Drive, Paignton, TQ3 2NL, 12:30pm, £215
  • Music – Dart Valley Stompers – six-piece jazz band formed by saxophonist Jeremy Huggett in 2005 to play New Orleans and traditional jazz, here concluding the three-night residential jazz weekend – The Redcliffe Hotel, Marine Drive, Paignton, TQ3 2NL, 8:00pm, £215
  • Music – Frog Island Jazz Band – formed in 1962 and featuring classic New Orleans Jazz of the twenties and early thirties that includes the music of such names as Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers, The New Orleans Wanderers, Johnny Dodd's Blackbottom Stompers, Papa Celestin's Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra and King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band – The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH, 7:30pm, £9
  • Music – Pete Canter Trio – Devon-based jazz saxophonist, teacher and composer Canter, whose repertoire draws on bebop, hardbop, latin jazz, and his own contemporary compositions, here with bassist Jim Rintoul and Matt Johns on keyboards – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Benny Guitar Carr – solo appearance for the funky rockin’ blues band frontman – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 5:00pm till 7:00pm, Free
  • Music – Adam Sweet – Exeter-based singer/songwriter with a predeliction for the blues – Brook Inn, 33 Longbrook Street, Plympton, PL7 1NJ, 3:00pm, Free
  • Music – Stone Vulture – Tavistock five-piece playing all out rock covers with a touch of metal thrown in – Maritime Inn, 19 Southside Street, Plymouth, PL1 2LD, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Opium – self-proclaimed hi-energy covers duo incorporating rock and pop from the late 70's to the present day – The Three Crowns, 12 The Parade, Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2JL, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Morley Music – monthly open acoustic music session, all welcome – The Morley Arms, Billacombe Road, Plymouth, PL9 7HP, 3:00pm till 6:00pm, Free
  • Music – Heartland – Torbay-based duo playing acoustic Americana covers – The Star Inn, Old Liverton Road, Liverton, TQ12 6EZ, 4:00pm, Free
  • Music – Southern Comfort – guitarist Jim Low combines with Kathie Johnston on bass to perform an eclectic mix of acoustic covers of the likes of Clapton, The Eagles and The Kinks – Ernie Lister Bar, Quayside Hotel, King Street, Brixham, TQ5 9TJ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Boat That Rocks! – live music from The Penguins with a two-course fork lunch and bar, organised by Salcombe Rotary Club to raise funds for charity – Batson Slipway, Gould Road, Salcombe, TQ8 8DU, 12:30pm, Adult £25, Child £20
  • Music – “Sunday Sessions” – live music and open for tapas & sangria – Bayards Cove Inn, 27 Lower Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9AN, 6:30pm till 9:30pm every Sunday
  • Quiz – Speed Quizzing – allegedly the best pub quiz ever, where you use your own smartphone or tablet, or one borrowed from the pub, to register your answers – The Babbacombe Inn, 59 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LP, 7:45pm £1
  • Market – Totnes Good Food Sunday – now in its fifth year, its the biggest food and drink market in Devon with more than 50 fine food traders – Market Square, High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SQ, 10:00am till 3:00pm
  • Agatha Christie Festival – Sea Swim – entry is £20 with swimmers asked to raise a minimum of £30 sponsorship – Broadsands Beach, Paignton, TQ4 6LL, noon till 5:00pm
  • Afternoon Tea Party – celebrating Julia Ponsonby’s wonderful new College cook book Gaia’s Feasts with home made cucumber sandwiches, selections of cakes and bakes, Devon cream teas, and a range of teas and coffee, all to raise funds for the Student Busaries for Change Programme – Schumacher College, Old Postern, Totnes, TQ9 6EA, 2:00pm till 5:00pm, £8
  • Festival – Abbfest – food and drink festival raising money for local charities with over 100 real ales, cider, more than 70 food and craft stalls, flea market, live music from the Miltary Wives at midday and 1:00pm, and cookery demos – Fermoy’s Garden Centre, Totnes Road, Ipplepen, TQ12 5TN, 10:00am till 4:00pm, £3
  • Fair – Apple Pie Fair – guess the weight of the pie, apple pressing, apple bobbing, apple hopping, toffee apples, wassailing songs, competition races, bring and buy cake stall, bar, afternoon teas – community Hall & Play Area Land, Black Hall Lane, Avonwick, TQ10 9EJ, Noon till 4:30pm, Adult £1, Child Free
  • Car Boot Sale – for those both looking to buy (free) and sell (cars £8, car & trailer £12, vans £12), but no traders! – The Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3AF, 7:00am till noon, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – not in a field but on tarmac, vendor cars £6 – Exeter Racecourse, Haldon Hill, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XS, 1:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £6 – Brixham Road, Churston Ferrers, TQ5 0HP, 1:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £7 – Countryman’s Choice Farm Shop, Cadleigh Park, Ivybridge, PL21 9JL, 10:00am till 2:00pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £6, vendor vans £10, refreshments – Plymouth Argyle Football Club Car Park, Home Park, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ, 10:15am, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £6, vans £10; refreshments and toilets – George Park & Ride, Tavistock Road, Plymouth, PL6 7HB, 8:15am till 12:30pm, Free

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