This Weekend

Saturday 25th October

  • Music – Seth Lakeman – Dartmoor singer, songwriter, fiddler and sometime guitarist of no little talent and popularity, here with his band promoting his latest album – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:30pm, £19.20-£23.20
  • 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 – Escape Committee – four not-so youngsters cover the likes of Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac and Thin Lizzy – Millbridge Inn, 23 Molesworth Road, Plymouth, PL1 5LZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music ­– Midnight Blues Train – blues/rock four-piece covers band purportedly playing the likes of ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin and Gary Moore – Kitty O’Hanlon’s, 5 St Andrews Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Swamp Hogs – blues rock power trio – Cherry Tree, 291 Ham Drive, Plymouth, PL2 3NH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Population Pods – Plymouth comedy punk combo comprising Leigh Jones, Rich Parker, Nev Mansfield and Bob McMinn known for their anarchic ineptitude, supported here by Silly Band – Tiki Bar and Diner, 8 Drake Circus, North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8AQ, 7:30pm, £5
  • Music – Redhouse – covers and originals from Plymouth-based three-piece blues/rock band – The Junction, 6 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6LA, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Orangutan Wheelbarrow – Tavistock-based rock four-piece trying to cater for everyone’s needs – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – out of isca – female-fronted south-west four-piece blending guitars, drums, and basslines with twists of electronica – The Queen’s Arms, Seven Stars Lane, Tamerton Foliot, PL5 4NN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Joker – indie covers outfit – The Post Office Inn, 39 Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2AW, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Richard Godefroy – “a singer like no other”, or so he claims, who can also play paino, guitar and drums, and a repertoire spanning “Swing, Jazz, Pop and Rock and everything in between” – The Lord Louis, Glen Road, Plympton, PL7 2DE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Hot Candy – billed as a funky pop rock band with sassy female vocals – Plympton Conservative Club, 109 Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2AA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Blackbird – acoustic covers duo from Plymouth boasting a repertoire of more than 50 songs – The Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Street Talk – duo allegedly offering a combination of pop and rock – The Burrator Inn, Princetown Road, Dousland, PL20 6NP, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Michael Semora – Texas troubadour performing Americana for over 30 years – The Old Smithy, 45 Fore Street, Ivybridge, PL21 9AE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Penguins – local four-piece together since 2006 offering a changing selection of well-known rock and blues covers together with a few originals – Creeks End Inn, Squares’ Quay, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1HN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Wendellas – 1960s rock ‘n’ roll band based in South Devon – The Mill Club, 1 Western Backway, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1QB, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Diamondogz – 70’s glam rock four piece tribute band – The Royal Seven Stars Hotel, The Plains, Totnes, TQ9 9DD, 8:00pm, £5
  • Music – Tankus the Henge – six member combo from London fronted by Jaz Delorean claiming to play apocalyptic carnival rock ‘n roll, with support here from Carrie Tree – South Devon Arts Centre, Scope Complex, 23/24 The Stables, Ford Road, Totnes, TQ9 5LE, 7:30pm, £9
  • Music – Bad Knees Blues Band – four-piece promising ‘kicking’ Blues and R&B – The Dolphin Inn, 5 Market Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9QE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Simon Gee – solo covering the likes of Metallica, Eagles, Killers and Bon Jovi – Blue Anchor, 83 Fore Street, Brixham, TQ5 8AH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Classic Clapton – as After Midnight, the tribute band fronted by lookalike Mike Hall prefer to be billed, and who no doubt hope you too will feel wonderful tonight as they work their way through Eric’s songbook – Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF, 8:00pm, £15
  • Music – Wired – allegedly energetic and popular Exmouth-based covers band led by Paul G Robinson – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – 4 Rock’s Sake – Torquay four-piece deliver a wide variety of well-known rock covers from an A to Z of top bands – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Standbys – five-piece new-wave post-punk covers band – The Lime Tree, Dartmouth Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Guesswork – four-piece covers band from Teignmouth – Kirkham Street Sports & Social Club, Kirkham Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Charlie Landsborough – British country singer returns to Torquay – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 7:30pm, £19.25-£25.25
  • Music – Audius Maximus – four-piece rock covers band playing AC/DC, Muse, Queen, Journey, Foreigner, etc – The Printer’s Elbow, 268 Union Street, Torquay, TQ2 5QU, 9:00pm, Free Cancelled
  • Music – The Esplanades – those liking the music of the Kinks, the Small Faces, The Yardbirds, the Four Tops and the Beatles will, allegedly, love this band – DT’s, 73 Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Shamrock – Irish folk duo Just Steve and Becky combine traditional songs from the Dubliners with foot-tappers from the Pogues, Sawdoctors and 'Levellers' and some modern Irish Rock from Flogging Molly – Pier Point, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HA, 6:00pm till 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Reflex 80 Tribute – duo playing a mix of 80’s hits – Upton Social Club, 46-48 Upton Road, Torquay, TQ1 4AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Weekend – guitar based post punk, New Wave cover combo from Torquay – Molloy’s, 20 Fore Street, St Marychurch, TQ1 4LY, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Crystal – female vocalist covering the likes of Etta James, Kings of Leon, Pointer Sisters, Cher and James Brown – The Jolly Abbot, 16 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AG, 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 – The Union Inn, 6 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AF, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Still Life – high-energy three-piece from Torbay playing guitar driven alternative and classic rock covers from the likes of Green Day, Motorhead and U2 – The Golden Lion, 4 Market Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RB, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Jai Rocks – Jai Darling performs “the rock you grew up with” for any child of the ‘80’s with a fondness for big hair – The Railway Inn, 197 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2BS, 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, here helping to raise money for charity with a buffet included – Newton Abbot & District Recreational Trust, Marsh Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 2AR, 8:30pm, £5
  • Music – Rage – playing covers locally for nearly 20 years – The Bell Inn, 29 Fore Street, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Matthew Finnish – veteran combining the likes of The Eagles with his own material – The Bishop Lacy, 53 Fore Street, Chudleigh, TQ13 0HY, 9:00pm, Free
  • Dance – Rambunctious Social Club – billed as ‘clubbing for the creatively curious’ and the collaborative creation of visual artist and DJ Lee Hodges and fellow DJ Glyn Griffths – Barrel House, 59a High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5PB, 8:00pm, £6
  • Theatre – Free – Half Moon present a play by David Lane for teenage and young adult audiences that asks how far would you run to find freedom? – Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:45pm, £14.70
  • Theatre – Monkey! – based on the Chinese story Journey to the West, written by Michael Rosen and performed by PuppetCraft Theatre, supposedly perfect for all aged four and more – Sparkwell Village Hall, Birchland Road, Sparkwell, Plymouth, PL7 5DD,
  • Comedy – Hardeep Singh Kohli – Glaswegian, broadcater, journalist and comedian offering his take on life, love and finding romance in middle age – The B-bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2NJ, 7:30pm, £16.50
  • Poetry – Born in the NHS – readings by Wendy French and Jane Kirwan – Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6RQ, 10:00am, £4
  • Poetry – Not Waving but Drowning – workshop with Katherine Gallagher based on the life and work of Stevie Smith – Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6RQ, 10:00am, £7
  • Poetry – Half an Hour with Susan and Simon – Susan Taylor and Bard of Exeter Simon Williams have performed together since the 70s – Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6RQ, 2:00pm, £4
  • Poetry – New Poetry Books – publisher and poet David Perman is joined by West Glamorgan poet Christopher Smith – Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6RQ, 2:45pm, £6
  • Poetry – Maurice Riordan – the editor of Poetry Review whose collections include The Water Stealer and The Holy Land gives a reading –  Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6RQ, 7:00pm, £7.50
  • Cinema – Alan Partridge: Apha Papa (15) – featuring Steve Coogan, doors to the Follaton Community Cinema open at 7:00pm for cake and a cuppa – Follaton Community Centre, Whiteley Avenue, Totnes, TQ9 5FQ, 7:30pm, £5.50
  • Performance – Bake it Big with Glenn Cosby – for those passionate about pies or fanatical about Filo pastry wishing to watch a baking demonstration – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 7:30pm, Adult £15, Child £5
  • Children – Pumpkin Day – activities include apple pressing, worm digging, pumpkin carving, face painting and vegetable games, tractor rides, children’s entertainer, live music – Riverford, Wash Farm, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0JU, 11:00am till 4:00pm, Free
  • Children – Hallowscream – Captain Skeleton and his beastly crew haunt the Phantom Maze, pumpkin carving, trick or treat, weird workshops, ghost train, scarecrows horror castle and more – Woodlands Leisure Park, Blackawton, Totnes, TQ9 7DQ, 9:30am till 5:00pm, Adult £17.10, Child £12.05
  • Market – Food & Craft Market – food, gifts, refreshments and more at this Autumn Harvest Market – Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, PL1 4EL, 10:00am till 4:00pm, Free
  • Market – Craft and Table Top Sale – offering a wide variety of items including Christmas gifts and cards, refreshments available ­– Stokenham Parish Hall, Carehouse Cross, Stokenham, Kingsbridge, TQ7 2SJ, 10:30am till 4:00pm, Free
  • Market – St Andrew’s Autumn Fair – variety of stalls including crafts, cakes, produce, books, plants and white elephant; raffle refreshments – Aveton Gifford Memorial Hall, Fore Street, Aveton Gifford, TQ7 4LL, 2:30pm till 5:00pm, Adult £0.50, Child Free
  • Festival – Dartmouth Food Festival – second day of the three days of cookery demonstrations, drinks seminars and tastings, with full details to be found here

Sunday 26th October

  • Music – David Newey & Shona Kipling – the guitarist, singer, songwriter and former finalist in the Young Musician Folk Awards Newey joins forces with all-Ireland champion accordion player and vocalist Kipling – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm £10
  • Music – The Organ Grinders – Maff Potts plays Hammond organ boogaloo, accompanied by Al Swainger and Coach York along with Andy Williamson on tenor sax – The Royal Oak, 5 East Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7AD, 2:00pm till 5:00pm, Free
  • Music – Trade Winds – monthly come -all-ye for singers, poets, musicians and storytellers – The Tradesmans Arms, Scoriton, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0JB, 7:30pm, Free
  • Music – AJ’s Big Band – 17-piece big band under the leadership of Ken Parr and featuring vocalist Paula Mitchell playing the music of Glenn Miller – Little Theatre, St Marks Road, Torquay, TQ1 2EL, 7:45pm, £14.50
  • Music – Simon Gee – solo covering the likes of Metallica, Eagles, Killers and Bon Jovi – Shiraz, 2 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, TQ2 5EG, 2:30pm till 5:00pm, 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 – Benny Guitar Carr – the funky rockin’ blues band frontman, here as a duo with Sy – The Boathouse Bar and Grill, Marine Drive, Preston Sands, Paignton, TQ3 2NJ, 3:00pm till 5:00pm, Free
  • Music – After Eight Jazz Club – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes TQ9 5SP, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – “Sunday Sessions” – live music and open for tapas & sangria – Bayards Cove Inn, 27 Lower Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9AN, 6:30pm till 9:30pm
  • Music – Eddie Edrik – of whom little is known – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 5:00pm till 7:00pm, Free
  • Music – A Total Stranger – pop/rock solo act – Crown & Anchor, 10 The Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2LS, 7:00pm, Free
  • Theatre – Cwmploddy – comedy drama about the residents of a small village in the heart of the South Wales Valleys – Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8TA, 7:30pm, £10
  • Ballet – The Legend of Love – the Bolshoi Ballet with a live performance of this tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering – Barn Cinema, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 3:00pm, £17.50
  • Poetry – Free the Intuitive Poet Within – workshop with June Hall – Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6RQ, 10:00am, £7
  • Poetry – Under Milk Wood – Thomas’s masterpiece performed by local actors and poets, directed by John Miles – Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6RQ, 10:00am, £6
  • Poetry – Half and Hour with Willaim Oxley – the poet reads his poems – Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6RQ, 2:00pm, £4
  • Poetry – Doers and Ditherers – doer Katrina Naomi is joined by ditherer and failed novelist Michael Jennings – Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6RQ, 2:45pm, £6
  • Poetry – Roger McGough – acclaimed Liverpool poet and former member of Scaffold muses on memory, love, ageing, death and youth – Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6RQ, 8:00pm, £12.50
  • Talk – The Life & Times of the Sundial – speaker Kevin Karney – Kingsbridge Methodist Church, 100 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1AW, 7:00pm, £8
  • Puppets – Attack of the Killer Pumpkin – Mama Tokus with a shadow puppet fable that tells of a killer pumpkin and a soup-maker possessed by greed – The Old School Centre, Totnes Road, South Brent, TQ10 9BP, 4:00pm, Adult £7, Child £5
  • Children – Hallowscream – Captain Skeleton and his beastly crew haunt the Phantom Maze, pumpkin carving, trick or treat, weird workshops, ghost train, scarecrows horror castle and more – Woodlands Leisure Park, Blackawton, Totnes, TQ9 7DQ, 9:30am till 5:00pm, Adult £17.10, Child £12.05
  • 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
  • Quiz – Quiz Night – teams of all sizes welcome to help raise money for local charities – The Foxhound Inn, Kingsbridge Road, Brixton, PL8 2AH, 9:00pm, £1
  • Market – Love Food – the Dartington food producers market featuring local produce and live entertainment – Shops at Dartington, Shinners Bridge, Dartington, TQ9 6TQ, 10:00am till 4:00pm, Free
  • Festival – Dartmouth Food Festival – final day of the three days of cookery demonstrations, drinks seminars and tastings, with full details to be found here
  • 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, Car Parking £1
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £6, vendor vans £10, refreshments – Plymouth Argyle Football Club Car Park, Home Park, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ, 10:15am, Free

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