This Weekend

Saturday 26th July

  • Music – The Rocker Covers – trio playing rockabilly reworkings of modern contemporary pop songs – White Rabbit, Unit 14, Bretonside Bus Station, Bretonside, Plymouth, PL4 0BG, 8:00pm, £8
  • Music – Banana Thieves – covers from pop/rock five-piece playing everything from ska to new wave, reggae to Britpop – 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, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – ReZonance ­– female fronted indie rock band – The Mount Pleasant Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 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 – The Humanitarians – alternative rock originals mixed up with covers of The Clash, Al Wilson, Pulp, Dexys and Kraftwerk – The Queen’s Arms, Seven Stars Lane, Tamerton Foliot, PL5 4NN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Switch – female fronted four-piece performing rock and pop from past to present – Plympton Conservative Club, 109 Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2AA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Retrospect – four-piece covers band from Plymouth – The Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Opium – self-proclaimed hi-energy covers duo incorporating rock and pop from the late 70's to the present day – Drakes Drum, 19 Radford Park Road, Plymstock, PL9 9DN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Russell Sinclair & The Smokin’ Locos – Plymouth singer, songwriter and R&B guitarist with his band, here headlining the second day of Rockfest 2014, with support earlier in the day from Gassax, Vince Lee & Becca and The Roosters – The Rock Inn, Westella Road, Yelverton, PL20 6DS, 2:00pm till 23:59pm, 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 – The Exeter Inn, Church Street, Modbury, PL21 0QR, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Verisma – trio featuring former Curved Air violinist Darryl Way, tenor Stephen Crook and soprano Naomi Harvey performing an evening of operatic and popular classics – Cliff House, Cliff Road, Salcombe, TQ8 8JQ, 8:00pm, £15
  • Music – Joey The Lips – 10-piece high energy soul/funk disco combo – The Bandstand, Ilbert Road, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1DZ, 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 Quay, 1-3 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PG, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – James Hollingsworth – much-touted Bristol-based guitarist and songwriter, who has been compared to Richard Thompson, Al Stewart and early Fleetwood Mac – The Albert Inn, 32 Bridgetown, Totnes, TQ9 5AD, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Benny Guitar Carr – frontman for the funky rockin’ blues band, here as a duo with Sy – Queens Arms, 31 Station Hill, Brixham, TQ5 8BN, 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 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 Swamp Hogs – blues rock power trio – The Bay Horse Inn, 64 North Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7QG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – joy disorder – Torbay-based Joy Division tribute band – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Rage – playing covers locally for nearly 20 years – The Spinning Wheel Inn, Paignton Seafront, Paignton, TQ4 6ED, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Bootleg Bee Gees – tragedy might come to mind, but words are all I have to describe this tribute act still stayin’ alive after twelve years – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 9:00pm, £2
  • Music – K2 – modestly billing themselves as “Devon’s Premier Classic Rock Covers Band” – The Printer’s Elbow, 268 Union Street, Torquay, TQ2 5QU, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Celine Dos Santos – usually seen as an acoustic solo playing both covers and originals but here with her band – Royal Torbay Yacht Club, 12 Beacon Hill, Torquay, TQ1 2BH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Simon Gee – solo covering the likes of Metallica, Eagles, Killers and Bon Jovi – Anchorage Hotel, Aveland Road, Babbacombe, TQ1 3PT, 8:30pm, 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 – The Jolly Abbot, 16 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Wendellas – 1960s rock ‘n’ roll band based in South Devon – Teignbridge 76 Social Club, Marsh Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2AR, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Fab – Newton Abbot three-piece featuring Ged Scott covering songs first released between 1963 and 1967 – The Bell Inn, 29 Fore Street, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AX, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Prime Musiche Nuove: The First New Music – soprano Emma Kirkby and alto Nicholas Clapton accompanied by David Miller on lute and theorbo and cellist Richard Tunnicliffe with a programme that traces the progress of Italianate singing through the 17th century in Britain – Great Hall, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 7:45pm, £14/£18.50
  • Dance – South West Union – four-piece playing country, bar and draw – Harbertonford Village Hall, Woodcourt Road, Harbertonford, TQ9 7TR, 7:00pm, £6
  • Dance – Vapour – DJs  Potential Soul and Secret Self with some deep funky underground House music with a scattering of 2 Step and broken beats – Barrel House, 59a High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5PB, 8:00pm, £5
  • Theatre – The Mousetrap – an Agatha Christie murder mystery for your delectation and delight – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £15.90-£41.90
  • Theatre – A Soldier’s Sketchbook – the story of a boy who should never have gone to war but feels guilty that he returned – The Lab, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 8:00pm, £5
  • Theatre – The Accrington Pals – Peter Whelan’s play based on a true First World War story performed by the Malvern Theatre Players – Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8TA, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £12
  • Musical – Cats – Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s lon-running musical adapted from TS Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £23-£40
  • Performance – SmallWar – set in 1914 in a field dressing station behind the front lines nurse Valentijn Dhaenens maintains a watchful vigil with her patients while at the same time being confronted by simultaneous digital versions of himself, as a series of combatants arise from the shadows – Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:45pm, £14
  • Cinema – Pulp Fiction (18) – Tarantino’s 1994 thriller being shown here in the open air – Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 9:30pm, Adult £7.50, Child £5
  • Quiz – Museum Quiz Night – historical questions for teams of four with snacks included – Brixham Heritage Museum, The Old Police Station, New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LZ, 7:00pm, £5
  • Market – Arts & Crafts – 20 harbourside 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
  • Market – Hand Made Arts & Crafts – exhibition and sale, refreshments – Stokenham Parish Hall, Carehouse Cross, Stokenham, Kingsbridge, TQ7 2SJ, 10:00am till 6:00pm, Free
  • Kingsbridge Fair Week – Carnival Procession – floats, majorettes, horses and decorated animals, tractors and trailers and vintage vehicles and machinery take a circular tour of the town – Waterside Park, The Promenade, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1RD, 6:30pm, Free
  • Funfair – Anderton & Rowland Wild Mouse Roller Coaster – enjoy some of the fun of the fair – Paignton North Green, Esplanade Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AG

Sunday 27th July

  • Music – Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar – award-winning young folk duo combining guitarist, bouzouki, concertina player and Exeter University politics student Russell and fiddler, bouzouki and guitarist Algar – The Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm, £10
  • Music – Jim Causley – traditional singer who toured with Waterson:Carthy for six years, performs regularly with the Dartmoor Pixie Band, and who has enthusiastically been described by Mojo magazine as “the finest male folk singer of his generation, here with Lukas Drinkwater – Barrel House, 59a High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5PB, 7:30pm, £6
  • Music – After Eight Jazz Club – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes TQ9 5SP, 8:30pm  Music – Trade Winds – monthly come -all-ye for singers, poets, musicians and storytellers – The Tradesmans Arms, Scoriton, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0JB, 7:30pm, Free
  • Music – Benny Guitar Carr – solo outing for the funky rockin’ blues band frontman – The Blue Anchor, 83 Fore Street, Brixham, TQ5 8AH, 3:00pm till 6:00pm, 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 – Andrew Riverstone – singer, songwriter and guitarist whose influences include classic Americana from the 60's and 70's, southern blues/rock bands, songwriters such as Neil Young and Bob Dylan, as well as the West Coast sounds of the Byrds and Eagles – The Queen’s Arms, Seven Stars Lane, Tamerton Foliot, PL5 4NN, 6:00pm, Free
  • Music – Michael Collings – the 2011 Britain’s Got Talent finalist closes Rockfest 2014, following apperances earlier in the afternoon by Secret Act, Alice Gullick and Jack Cookson – The Rock Inn, Westella Road, Yelverton, PL20 6DS, 2:00pm till 5:45pm, Free
  • Music – Dangerous Things – Torbay hard rock trio of Jai, Rod and Adam covering the likes of AC/DC, The Foo Fighters, Saxon, Black Stone Cherry and Europe, and throwing in a few of their own – The Railway Inn, 197 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2BS, 4:00pm, Free
  • Music – Eddie Edrik – of whom little is known – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 5:00pm till 7:00pm, Free
  • Music – Fretwork – Richard Boothby, Asako Morikawa, Reiko Ichise and Richard Tunnicliffe with a programme of music from here and there – Great Hall, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 7:45pm, £14/£18.50
  • Music – Song of the Trombone – trombonists Emily White and Stephanie Dyer are accompanied here by Gawain Glenton on cornett, David Miller on theorbo and pianist Jonathan Watts – Great Hall, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 10:00pm, £8
  • Cinema – The Birds (15) – Hitchcock’s movie is being shown in the open air, so those in the audience will be hoping our local feathered friends don’t star getting any ideas!  – Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 9:30pm, Adult £7.50, Child £5
  • Talk – The History of the Viola da Gamba – Richard Boothby tells the story from Columbus’s discovery of America to Putin’s annexing of Ukraine – Great Hall, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 5:15pm, £5
  • 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
  • Tour – Rockpool Ramble – guided exploration of the rockpools at Wembury beach, children must be accompanied by an adult – Wembury Marine Centre, Church Road, Wembury, Plymouth, PL9 0HP, Noon, Adult £3, Child £2
  • Funfair – Anderton & Rowland Wild Mouse Roller Coaster – enjoy some of the fun of the fair – Paignton North Green,  Esplanade Road, Paignton,  TQ4 6AG
  • Totnes and District Agricultural Show – the largest one-day event of its kind in the South West featuring demonstrations, displays and parades, a home and handicrafts marquee, craft tent, food hall and a multiplicity of trade stands, along with sheep, cattle, horses and show jumping classes on the showground, terrier racing, lamb shearing, the Broke FMX Freestyle Stunt Team, some live music and a vintage car parade – Great Court Farm, Berry Pomeroy, TQ9 6LE, 9:00am, Adult £10, Child Free (if accompanied)
  • Riviera Classic Car Show – organised by Torbay Old Wheels Club and featuring vehicles dating back to Edwardian times – Paignton Sea Front, Esplanade Road, Paignton, TQ4 6BQ, 10:00am till 5:00pm, £Donation
  • Market – Love Food – the Dartington food producers market featuring local produce and live entertainment from the John Shillito Jazz Band – Shops at Dartington, Shinners Bridge, Dartington, TQ9 6TQ, 10:00am till 4:00pm, Free
  • Market – Hand Made Arts & Crafts – exhibition and sale, refreshments – Stokenham Parish Hall, Carehouse Cross, Stokenham, Kingsbridge, TQ7 2SJ, 10:00am till 6:00pm, 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 £5, hot food and drinks available – Springfield Farm Shop & Kitchen, East Charleton, TQ7 2AR, 9:30am, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – run by the Kingsbridge Information Centre, vendor cars £5 – Kingsbridge Quay Car Park, Embankment, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1HN, 9:00am till noon, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – Lodddiswell big car boot sale, vendor cars £5, vendor vans £7, refreshments including bacon butties, teas, coffee; proceeds to the Loddiswell Expedition to Vienam 2015 – Loddiswell Playing Fields, South Brent Road, Loddiswell, TQ7 4SL, 9:00am till noon, 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

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