This Weekend

Saturday 22nd November

  • Music – Lisbee Stainton – Goldsmith’s College graduate with an eight-string guitar and a degree in popular music who has previously played and toured with local lad Seth Lakeman, supported here by Peter Crawford – Kingskerswell Parish Church, Church End Road, Kingskerswell, TQ12 5DS, 7:00pm, £12
  • Music – Wren Band: When the Moon is Full – with both traditional songs and originals about some of Dartmoor’s best-known folklore stories inspired by Sabine Baring-Gould’s Book of Werewolves; the band consists of duo Marilyn Tucker & Paul Wilson, Border piper David Faulkner, fiddlers Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, singer Sarah Owen and flautist Jon Dyer – Ipplepen Village Hall, Silver Street, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot, TQ12 5SB, 7:30pm, £12
  • Music – The Hard Ground – five piece Irish Roots Rock-pop outfit featuring Marlene Enright, Pat Carey, Dave Duffy, Davy Ryan and Hugh Dillon, whose sound supposedly “sits somewhere between Tom Waits and Lisa Hannigan” – Barrel House, 59a High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5PB, 8:00pm, £7
  • Music – The Swamp Hogs – blues rock power trio – The Jolly Abbot, 16 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AG, 9:15pm, 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 – Teignbridge 76 Social Club, Marsh Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2AR, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Wendellas – 1960s rock ‘n’ roll band based in South Devon – Forde Hall Social Club, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4AG, 9:00pm, 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 – Society Rocks – five-piece high energy, high impact pop/rock covers band from Torbay, here with Tripe Threat and Sam Fearon – Denbury Village Hall, Woodland Road, Denbury, TQ12 6DY, 7:30pm till Midnight, £10
  • Music – Memphis Beat – five-piece 50’s/60’s rock ‘n roll, country, blues and rockabilly band – DT’s, 73 Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Celine Dos Santos – acoustic solo playing both covers and originals who sometimes combines with Adam Isaac, Jay Tamkin and Joe Harris in the band To The Sun to play “uplifting pop/rock/indie/funk” – Offshore Bar and Restaurant, 13/14 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, TQ2 5EG, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Hats Off To Led Zeppelin – more who failed to ascend that rock ‘n roll stairway to heaven on their own account – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 9:30pm, £3
  • Music – The EDGe – ex-members of Smile of Judas now claiming to be a high impact rock/blues/pop covers trio – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Stillyano – high-energy rock three-piece from Exeter – The Spinning Wheel Inn, Paignton Seafront, Paignton, TQ4 6ED, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Johnsons (Blues Explosion) – claiming to be a “powerhouse of Blues and Rock” and describing the Stones, Cream, Hendrix and the Kinks amongst others as “the Blues greats” whose music they cover – The Royal Oak, 5 East Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7AD, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Switch – female fronted four-piece performing rock and pop from past to present – Buckfastleigh Rangers Football Club, Duckspond Road, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – West Country – country music combo of whom nothing is known – Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinner’s Bridge, Dartington, TQ9 6JD, 7:30pm, £5
  • Music – Retrospect – four-piece covers band from Plymouth – The Quay, 1-3 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Old Dogs Blues Band – traditional and modern blues covers band – Creeks End Inn, Squares’ Quay, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1HN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Rock Fella – Exeter vocalist and guitarist Plamen with cover versions of such as Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Guns 'n' Roses, Kings of Leon, the Stones and Queen – The Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Blackbird – acoustic covers duo from Plymouth boasting a repertoire of more than 50 songs – The Boringdon Arms, Boringdon Terrace, Turnchapel, Plymstock, PL9 9TQ, 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 – Colebrook Inn, Colebrook Road, Plympton, PL7 4AA – 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 – The Queen’s Arms, Seven Stars Lane, Tamerton Foliot, PL5 4NN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Opium – self-proclaimed hi-energy covers duo incorporating rock and pop from the late 70's to the present day – Brookside Social Club, Farm Lane, Plymouth, PL5 3PQ, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Raw Urge – Plymouth-based four-piece rock band fronted by vocalist Ieva Pangonyte playing covers and originals – James Street Vaults, 24 James Street, Plymouth, PL4 6EQ, 10:30pm, Free
  • Music – Scream Blue Murder – five-member metal band from Coventry, here with Fires Over Broadway and Lake End – Tiki Bar and Diner, 8 Drake Circus, North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8AQ, 7:00pm, £5
  • Music – Riviera Dogs – five-piece classic rock and pop band playing music from the likes of Kenny Loggins, Toto, Whitesnake and Van Halen – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Banana Thieves – covers from pop/rock five-piece playing everything from ska to new wave, reggae to Britpop – Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, 86/88 Vauxhall Street, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL4 0EY, 10:30pm, £5
  • Music – Joker – indie covers outfit – Boomerang Sports Bar, 1 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6JG, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Jack – Tavistock combo playing classic rock – The Junction, 6 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6LA, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – Against The Elements – four-piece fronted by both male and female singers performing rock and pop covers – The Golden Hind, 260 Mannamead Road, Crabtree, PL3 5RJ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Nawty Beys – Plymouth-based three-piece playing an eclectic mix of covers from the 60's to the present day – The Bluebird, 164 Eggbuckland Road, Plymouth, PL3 5JU, 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 – City Social Club, 13-15 Merrivale Road, Plymouth, PL2 2QG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Rockafella – Plymouth four-piece promising storming rock tunes from the 90s through to the present day – The Live Lounge, 11 The Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2JL, 9:30pm, Free
  • 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 – Kerry Gray – female vocalist with more than 12 years gigging experience sings covers old and new – The Walrus, Athenaeum Street, Plymouth, PL1 2RH, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Supersonic – Oasis tribute band from Plymouth don’t look back in anger attempting to ascend their wonderwall – The Mount Pleasant Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – 5’n Dimes – fronted by John ‘Paddy’ Morrissey and formerly performing as The Jam Band, the current incarnation proclaim themselves to be a “blues band who like to rock” – Millbridge Inn, 23 Molesworth Road, Plymouth, PL1 5LZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Dance – Of Land & Tongue – a Theo Clinkard double bill with composer James Keane – Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, PL1 2NJ, 5:30pm & 7:30pm, £12
  • Dance – Coppelia/Elton John Tribute – annual Buckingham Dance Studio show – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 7:00pm, £17.90
  • Theatre – Season’s Greetings – Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy presented by Bijou Theatre Productions – Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF, 7:30pm, £11
  • Theatre – Holiday of a Life Time – a Project Performers production written and directed by Polly Pritchard-Davies telling how, as they are about to go on holiday to Bermuda, three modern day sisters discover their family descends from witches, performed by students aged 4 to 16 – Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8TA, 1:00pm & 5:30pm, Adult £6, Child £3
  • Theatre – The Full Monty – adapted from his movie of the same name by the writer Simon Beaufoy and featuring Gary Lucy, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Rupert Hill, Martin Miller and Bobby Schofield – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £10.70-£30.20
  • Theatre – Another Place – DC Moore’s play about our obsession to uncover the secrets of space, and the tragedy of what we leave behind – Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:45pm, £14.70
  • Opera – Il Barbiere di Siviglia – live performance of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Rossini’s comedy featuring Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee and Christopher Maltman, with conductor Michele Mariotti – Barn Cinema, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 5:55pm, £20
  • Talk – Artists’ Conversations with Simon Ryder – a working session with the b-side commissioned artist-in-residence, IRC The Verne, Isle of Portland – Torre Abbey Learning Lab, The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE, 7:00pm till 9:00pm, Free
  • Panto – Wind Up The Willows – this year’s production may be something behind you – Slapton Village Hall, Sands Road, Slapton, TQ7 2QN, 2:30pm, Adult £5, Child £4; 7:30pm, Adult £7.50, Child £4.50
  • Market – Advent Fayre – crafts, cakes, preserves, tombola, raffle, gift ideas, hand made bags, floral arrangements, refreshments, plus appearance by Father and Mrs Christmas – Diptford Parish Hall, Water Lane, Diptford, TQ9 7NU, 10:00am till 1:00pm, Free
  • Market – Jumble Sale – in aid of Blackawton WI, teas, raffle – Blackawton Village Hall, Vicarage Road, Blackawton, Totnes, TQ9 7AY, 2:00pm, £0.50
  • Market – Christmas Craft & Gift Fair – refreshments, kids’ corner, raffle, refreshments – Stokenham Parish Hall, Carehouse Cross, Stokenham, Kingsbridge, TQ7 2SJ, 2:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Market – All Things Vintage & Festive – over 65 vintage and handcrafted stands, music from the Metropolis Swing Quartet, a Christmas play performed by the Stagecoach School, and JoJos tearoom – Plymouth Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 1HA, 10:30am till 4:30pm, £2
  • Market – Gift & Craft Fair – orgainised by the Royal British Legion with stalls from local traders and crafts people for all your Christmas needs; refreshments available – Palace Avenue Methodist Church Hall, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3EQ, 11:00am till 3:00pm, Free
  • Christmas – Paignton’s Light Fantastic – carols in Palace Avenue Gardens, street entertainment and music with Palm FM on the X-Factor stage – Palace Avenue Gardens, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF, 11:00am till 7:00pm, Free
  • Skating – Winter Wonderland Ice Rink – outdoor rink in the heart of Plymouth opens to the public, details – The Piazza, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2AA, 9:30pm till 8:15pm, Adult £7, Child £5

Sunday 23rd November

  • Music – Tom Lewis – former submariner, button accordion and ukulele player and singer and writer of nautical songs – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm £10
  • Music – Steve Lawson + Al Swainger + Andy Williamson – sax player Williamson is joined by two(!) bass players for an evening of jazz improve – St Lawrence Chapel, Saint Lawrence Lane, Ashburton, TQ13 7DD, 8:00pm, £10
  • Music – Heartland – Torbay-based duo playing acoustic Americana covers – The Star Inn, Old Liverton Road, Liverton, TQ12 6EZ, 4:00pm, Free
  • Music – Neil Burns – first gig of the day for jazz guitarist Neil, who here performs with saxophonist Jade Gall – The Royal Oak, 5 East Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7AD, 2:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Music Neil Burns – for the second time today jazz guitarist Neil again performs with saxophonist Jade Gall – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Benny Guitar Carr – the frontman for the funky rockin’ blues band makes a late afternoon solo appearance – The Castle Inn, The Barnhay, Stoke Gabriel, TQ9 6SA, 5:00pm till 7:00pm, 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 – “Sunday Sessions” – live music and open for tapas & sangria – Bayards Cove Inn, 27 Lower Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9AN, 6:30pm till 9:30pm
  • Music – Chris Banderas – 42 years in the music business and recently ranked as one of the 500 best rock guitarists in the world by Rock Control, a website that promises ‘everyone’s a rock star’, here working as a duo with Craig Ayres – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 5:00pm till 7:00pm, Free
  • Music – Celine Dos Santos – acoustic solo playing both covers and originals who sometimes combines with Adam Isaac, Jay Tamkin and Joe Harris in the band To The Sun to play “uplifting pop/rock/indie/funk” – Pier Point, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HA, 1:00pm till 3:00pm, Free
  • Music – Shogun Country – solo multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Andrew Wood accompanies traditional, contemporary and original country backing tracks – Parkway Social Club, Ernesettle Lane, Ernesettle, Plymouth, PL5 2EY, 8:00pm, £3.50
  • Music – Chamber Ensemble of London – comprising up to 14 string players directed by the violinist Peter Fisher whose repertoire spans baroque, classical, romantic and new music, here giving a World War One concert in aid of War Child, and playing No Man’s Land, a new suite for double bass and string orchestra by the West Country composer Clive Jenkins – Great Hall, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 4:00pm, £15
  • 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 – Ilsington Village Hall, Old Town Hill, Ilsington, TQ13 9RG, 3:00pm
  • Theatre – Holiday of a Life Time – a Project Performers production written and directed by Polly Pritchard-Davies telling how, as they are about to go on holiday to Bermuda, three modern day sisters discover their family descends from witches, performed by students aged 4 to 16 – Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8TA, 1:00pm & 5:30pm, Adult £6, Child £3
  • Ballet – The Pharaoh’s Daughter – recording of a November 2012 performance by the Bolshoi Ballet choreographed by Pierre Lacotte and featuring Svetlana Zakharova, Ruslan Skvortsov and Nina Kaptsova – Barn Cinema, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 3:00pm, £17.50
  • Comedy – Dawn French – actress and comedienne known for her partnership with Jennifer Saunders and television’s Vicar of Dibley, here adding a further date to her 30 Million Minutes tour – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:30pm, £26.95-£41.45
  • 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 – Prim and Proper Christmas Gift Fayre – over 50 stalls, Santa’s Grotto, pianist Dawn Fallon and free car parking – Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6RQ, 10:00am till 4:00pm, Adult £1, Child Free
  • Entertainment – Pro Wrestling Pride – performers include Joel Redman, Tyler Hawke, Chris Andrews and Ryan Smile – Warriors, 26 Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BD, 5:45pm till 8:45pm, Adult £10, Child £7
  • Skating – Winter Wonderland Ice Rink – outdoor rink in the heart of Plymouth opens to the public, details – The Piazza, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2AA, 9:30pm till 6:15pm, Adult £7, Child £5
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £8, vans £10 – Cattle Market Car Park, Market Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ, 6:00am till 1:00pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – indoors, vendor tables cost £8 one, £14 two and £20 three, hot and cold drinks, cakes, snacks – Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, TQ1 3DR, 1:00pm, £0.20
  • 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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