This Weekend

Saturday 30th May

  • 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 – The Wendellas – 1960s three-piece rock ‘n’ roll band based in South Devon – The Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – One 4 The Road – 6-piece covers band doing their thing to such songs as Heart of Glass, Knock On Wood and Great Balls of Fire – The Burrator Inn, Princetown Road, Dousland, PL20 6NP, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Phil Lewis – solo playing rock/pop electric/acoustic covers – The Kings Arms, 15 The Quay, Oreston, Plymouth, PL9 7NE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Lengths – promise a fusion of funk, pop, rock, with a dash of reggae and a hint of the blues – The White Thorn Inn, Shaugh Prior, PL7 5HA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Opium – self-proclaimed hi-energy covers duo incorporating rock and pop from the late 70's to the present day – Colebrook Inn, Colebrook Road, Plympton, PL7 4AA, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Yorkie Band – family combo of Adam, Patsy and Roy King play country, bluegrass and rock & roll – The Royal British Legion Plympton & District Club, 41 Market Road, Plympton, PL7 1QW, 8:45pm, Free
  • Music – The Pause – acoustic covers of the likes of Rihanna, Madonna and Coldplay as performed by two members of Vicious Kitten – The London Inn, 8 Church Road, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth, PL7 1NJ, 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 from all ages – The Kings Arms, Tamerton Foliot Road, Plymouth, PL5 4NH, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Eat The Rich – Kylie and Britney sung by a mustachioed and tattooed fiddle playing front man – 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 – Sons Of Dirty Lil – four-piece covers band with music dating from The Jam up to The Killers – The Golden Hind, 260 Mannamead Road, Crabtree, PL3 5RJ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Dave Can’t Dance – claim to be “Devon's funkiest funk disco band for weddings, birthdays and private parties” reworking “classic disco era tunes and funked up contemporary covers” – Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, 86/88 Vauxhall Street, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL4 0EY, 10:30pm, £10
  • Music – Rockafella – Plymouth four-piece promising storming rock tunes from the 90s through to the present day – Kitty O’Hanlon’s, 5 St Andrews Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Supersonic – Oasis tribute band from Plymouth don’t look back in anger attempting to ascend their wonderwall – The Live Lounge, 11 The Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2JL, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – sister sister – supposedly Plymouth’s premier all girl group singing contemporary and nostalgic classics all night long – The Navy Inn, 34 Southside Street, Plymouth, PL1 2LE, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Sugar Thieves – Plymouth acoustic duo Melissa Adams and Gary Platts – The Walrus, Athenaeum Street, Plymouth, PL1 2RH, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Stone Angels – covers and originals from youthful Torquay classic rock band – Apple & Parrot, 17 The Strand, Torquay, TQ1 2AA, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Swamp Hogs – blues rock power trio – The John Bull, 68-70 Chatto Road, Torquay, TQ1 4HU, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Crystal – female vocalist covering the likes of Etta James, Kings of Leon, Pointer Sisters, Cher and James Brown – The Babbacombe Inn, 59 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LP, 9:30pm, 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, 9:15pm, 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 – Kirkham Street Sports & Social Club, Kirkham Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AX, 9:00pm, £1
  • Music – Unforgettable – or so Steve Laister, Lindsey Collard and musical director Will Penney would have you believe, performing songs first made famous by the likes of Matt Monro, Neil Sedaka, Frank Sinatra and Nat King cole Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF, 8:00pm, £12
  • Music – Red Sky – Torbay-based four-piece covers band with their take on songs by Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton and Steely Dan – Embassy Tavern, 3 Colin Road, Paignton, TQ3 2NR, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Special Brew – nine-member Cardiff-based Bad Manners tribute band – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 9:30pm, £2
  • Music – Wired – allegedly energetic and popular Exmouth-based covers band led by Paul G Robinson – The Bullers Arms, 4 The Strand, Brixham, TQ5 8EH, 9:15pm, Free
  • Music – Ben Robey Band – Plymouth-based blues/rock four-piece – The Market Gate, 3 Market Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Roxircle – four-piece alternative folk-rock band play their own material along with classic covers from artists such as Led Zeppelin, Kate Bush and Fleetwood Mac – The Royal Oak, 5 East Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7AD, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Neil Maya Quartet – striving to find different ways to deliver jazz and often rooted in the cool jazz sounds of the 50’s and 60’s although sometimes straying in to the likes of funk, samba, African and folk rock – Landscove Victory Hall, Woolston Green, Landscove, TQ13 7LZ, 8:00pm, Adult £7, Child £5
  • Music – Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir – formed nearly eight years ago and with up to 40 choristers under the musical direction of Rosemary Cole – Chillington Methodist Church, Chillington, TQ7 2JD, 7:00pm, £?
  • Music – Morning Recital – soprano Claudia Alvarez Calderon accompanied by pianist Ekaterina Shetliffe with some Peruvian and Russian songs by Rachmaninoff, Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Valcarcel, Ayarza de Morales and more – St Mary’s Church, High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5NN, 11:00am, Adult £7, Child £5
  • Theatre – The Vicar of Dibley – Brixham Operatic & Dramatic Society present the second coming, as written by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter – Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8TA, 7:45pm, Adult £10, Child £7
  • Theatre – Man and Superman – repeat showing of Ralph Fiennes’ performance in this production of George Bernard Shaw’s play, first broadcast live from the National Theatre just over two weeks ago – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 2:00pm, £12
  • Theatre – China Doll – Devon-based theatre company Bad Habit’s neuropera explores the complexities of human relationships, manipulations and personification – Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, PL1 2NJ, 2:30pm, £8
  • Theatre – Cousin Jack – Pencil Me In Theatre Company use story-telling, live music and multi-roling with their tale of a young man being left behind – The Nowhere Inn, 21 Gilwell Street, Plymouth, PL4 8BU, 3:30pm, £8
  • Theatre – Dependence Day – Drake’s Drummers Theatre Company present a satire with the potential to inspire the Cornish nation to take a stand against England – The House, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, 3:30pm, £8
  • Theatre – Homeward Bound – inspired by her son’s love of baseball, Ruth Mitchell takes a look at the dreams we hold and the cards we get dealt as she attempts to round the bases and reach home – Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, PL1 2NJ, 4:00pm, £8
  • Theatre – Richard III – Brite Theater re-imagine Richard III as a one-woman show – The Lab, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 4:00pm & 8:00pm, £8
  • Theatre – Ensuite – Hugh McCann’s coming of age story, following the macbook toting avant garde of Shoreditch – The House, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, 5:00pm, £8
  • Theatre – Snapshots – Ripped Script Theatre Company and Theatre Writing South West showcase some of the best new writing talent from the region in this evening of four short plays – The Lab, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 6:00pm, £8
  • Theatre – Nel – Scratchworks Theatre explore how to mould other people’s perception of ourselves through technology – Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, PL1 2NJ, 6:00pm, £8
  • Theatre – All Fall Apart – Blasted Fiction explore onstage relationships with one another and how certain scenarios place strains on those relationships – The House, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, 8:00pm, £8
  • Theatre – Grandad and the Machine – Jack Dean with a steampunk fairytale for grownups, mixing storytelling with an original score – Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, PL1 2NJ, 6:00pm, £8
  • Theatre – Friction – Kevin Johnson directs Cally Hayes’ story of hard-won recovery, and the resilience couples find when their world is falling apart – The Desmond Tutu Centre, University of St Mark & St John, Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BH, 8:00pm, £8
  • Performance – Mixed Up Me – Alix Harris goes on a journey through words, movement and song looking into what life is like being mixed race/heritage – The House Studio, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, 5:00pm, £8
  • Musical – Barnum – inspired by the life of showman Phineas T Barnum and with a score by Cy Coleman, Cameron Mackintosh’s production features Brian Conley and Linzi Hateley – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £14.70-£45.70
  • Comedy – Alan Carr – the Weymouth-born chatty man stands up and camps it up – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 8:00pm, £36.75
  • Exhibition – Keep It Local – local Dartmouth businesses offer a loyalty card and show what they can offer, art exhibition by students of the Dartmouth Academy, face painting and more – The Guildhall, Victoria Road, Dartmouth, TQ6 9RY, 10:00am till 5:00pm, Free
  • Running – Plymvalley Parkrun – 5km National Trust event through the Plymbridge Woods at whatever pace you choose, every week, starting from the car park; details – Plymbridge Woods & Plym Valley, Plymbridge Road, Plymouth, PL7 4SR, 9:00am, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £6 – Bridge Road (opp Go Karts), Churston Ferrers, TQ5 0JL, 1:00pm till 4:00pm, £1

Sunday 31st May

  • Music – Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin – slide guitarist Henry and fiddler Martin combine influences as diverse as English folk music, Indian classical and American blues – Kingskerswell Parish Church, Church End Road, Kingskerswell, TQ12 5DS, 7:00pm, £14
  • Music – Open Night – at which both audience and performers are equally welcome – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm, £1
  • Music – Liam Noble – jazz pianist and composer who, according to the Guardian’s John Fordham, “hardly plays a solo without at least one turn of phrase that brings you to the edge of your seat” – St Lawrence Chapel, Saint Lawrence Lane, Ashburton, TQ13 7DD, 7:30pm, £10
  • Music – Lightflight – jazz quartet built around Pete Canter’s soprano and alto saxophone, coupled with bass, percussion and keyboards, and the playing of melodic and accessible latin jazz – The Royal Oak, 5 East Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7AD, 2:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Music – Sugar Shakers – Teignmouth five-piece r&b band covering the likes of Rufus Thomas, Dr Feelgood and Willie Dixon – Cockhaven Manor Inn, Cockhaven Road, Bishopsteignton, TQ14 9RF, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Bad Knees Blues Band – four-piece promising ‘kicking’ Blues and R&B – The Railway Inn, 197 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2BS, 4:00pm till 7:00pm, 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 Dartmouth Inn, 63 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2JP, 6:30pm till 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Juliet Russell – singer, composer and vocal coach who has performed with the likes of Damon Albarn, Yoko Ono and Paloma Faith, here performing music from her new album, raising funds for the In Your Own Skin project – Barrel House, 59a High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5PB, 7:30pm, £15
  • Music – Pennies from Devon – adding saxophonist Martin Dale for the occasion, pianist Nick Cottis combines with singer Sophie Killock to play classic jazz from such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Noel Coward – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP, 8:00pm, 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 – 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 Hot House Four – who play early American roots music, blending Western swing, early jazz, blues, swing and rag time with twin guitars, accordion, lap steel, harmonica, mandolin and upright bass, in the open air if weather permits – Offshore Bar and Restaurant, 13/14 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, TQ2 5EG, 2:00pm till 3:30pm, 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”, here to be found performing as a duo with Kat Savage – Offshore Bar and Restaurant, 13/14 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, TQ2 5EG, 4:30pm, Free
  • Music – Simon Gee – solo covering the likes of Metallica, Eagles, Killers and Bon Jovi – Regina Hotel, Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BE, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – xlr – Plymouth-based five-piece covering rock from all ages – Colebrook Inn, Colebrook Road, Plympton, PL7 4AA, 4:00pm, Free
  • Talk – Lost Churches of Plymouth – Graham Naylor gives an illustrated talk revealing the histories behind “lost” or former churches in Plymouth – St Mary and All Saints, Church Road, Plymstock, PL9 9BD, 2:00pm, Free
  • Quiz – Sunday Quiz – music and general knowledge – The Manor Inn, 2 Stoke Gabriel Road, Galmpton, TQ5 0NL, 9:00pm till 10:30pm
  • Fete – Picnic at the Park – intended to get the local community together for a day of sun, music and fun – Riverdart Country Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7NP, 10:00am till 4:00pm, £1
  • Tour – Start Point Lighthouse – tours of the lighthouse, situated on one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast, running sharply almost a mile into the sea on the south side of Start Bay between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, last approximately 45 minutes – Start Point Lighthouse, Start Point, TQ7 2ET, 11:00am till 4:00pm, Adult £4, Child £2.50
  • Cycling – Sky Ride Plymouth – traffic-free 8km bike ride starting at Saltram House and on through the city on a special route passing some of the most iconic landmarks; free entry to the gardens for all those registered arriving before 10:00am; details – Saltram House, Saltram Park, Plympton, PL7 1UH, 9:30am till 1:30pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £6, vendor set-up 11:00am; no dogs allowed – Exeter Racecourse, Haldon Hill, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XS, 1:00pm till 4:00pm, £1
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £7, vans £10, set-up 6:15am; up to 350 vendors! – Matford Centre, Matford Park Road, Marsh Barton, EX2 8FD, 6:45am till 12:45pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £8, vans & cars with trailers £10, set up 6:00am – Cattle Market Car Park, Market Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ, 8:30am till 1:00pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – typically around 30 vendors; vendor cars and vans £5; vendor set-up 8:00am; refreshments – Kingsbridge Quay Car Park, Embankment, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1HS, 9:00am, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £7, vendor vans £10, refreshments and toilets, dogs welcome on a lead, helping to raise funds for the Colebrook Community Association – Peacock Meadow, Newnham Road, Colebrook, Plympton, PL7 4AN, 8:30am till noon, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £6, vans £10, vendor set-up 8:00am – Plymouth Argyle Football Club, Home Park, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ , 9:00am, Free

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