This Weekend

Saturday 4th October

  • Music – Jackie Oates – acclaimed fiddling singer now resident in the West Country, accompanied here by Mike Cosgrave, with local support from Ukelective – South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach, South Brent, TQ10 9AQ, 7:00pm, £12
  • Music – Beverley Craven – singer still best known for her debut single Promise Me, released in 1991 – South Devon Arts Centre, Scope Complex, 23/24 The Stables, Ford Road, Totnes, TQ9 5LE, 7:30pm, £19.50, £25
  • Music – Longshot – country trio featuring vocalist and drummer Glynn Long – Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinner’s Bridge, Dartington, TQ9 6JD, 7:30pm, £6
  • Music – Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer – purvey a smooth and impressive slice of rootsy Americana with finely-crafted songs and polished harmonies – The Blue Walnut Café, 14 Walnut Road, Chelston, Torquay, TQ2 6HS, 7:30pm, £10
  • Music – The Bovey River Band – five-piece playing classic Bluegrass and 'Old time' music rooted in the traditional songs of America and the British Isles, along with a little Americana and a few originals, here helping to raise funds for Children in Peru – St John’s Church Hall, Cadewell Lane, Torquay, TQ2 7HP, 7:30pm, £5
  • Music – Thick As Thieves – promising pop and rock anthems from the 60's to the present day – Upton Social Club, 46-48 Upton Road, Torquay, TQ1 4AX, 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 – The LineUp – Cornish four-piece playing classic covers from across the years – The Burrator Inn, Princetown Road, Dousland, PL20 6NP, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Michael Semora – Texas troubadour performing Americana for over 30 years – The Boringdon Arms, Boringdon Terrace, Turnchapel, Plymstock, PL9 9TQ, 9:00pm, 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 Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – xlr – Plymouth-based five-piece covering rock of all ages – The Lord Louis, Glen Road, Plympton, PL7 2DE, 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 – Plympton Conservative Club, 109 Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2AA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – A Total Stranger – pop/rock solo act – Colebrook Inn, Colebrook Road, Plympton, PL7 4AA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Rusty Angels – playing everything from The Doors to Elvis to Metallica – The Post Office Inn, 39 Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2AW, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Vicious Kitten – four-piece high energy pop/rock covers band – The Queen’s Arms, Seven Stars Lane, Tamerton Foliot, PL5 4NN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Diamond Geezers – six-piece Plymouth combo featuring vocalist Andy Whitfield whose set list covers numbers from such as the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan to The Cult and the Manic Street Preachers – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 9:30pm, £2
  • Music – Phil Lewis – solo rock/pop electric/acoustic covers – The Minerva, 31 Looe Street, Plymouth, PL4 0EA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – C Force – Plymouth trio led by Rob C rumoured to perform rock covers and originals – James Street Vaults, 24 James Street, Plymouth, PL4 6EQ, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – Against The Elements – four-piece fronted by both male and female singers performing rock and pop covers – Cherry Tree, 291 Ham Drive, Plymouth, PL2 3NH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Joker – indie covers outfit – The Brass Monkey, 12-14 Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 1DS, 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 Mount Pleasant Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Jive Weekender – organised by Yesterday Once More and featuring the likes of Earl Jackson Band, Kingcats, Blast Off, Jive Street, Firebirds and Aligators – Beverly Park Holiday Centre, Goodrington Road, Paignton, TQ4 7JE, all day, £109
  • Music – Oldage Kicks – playing punk, new age and ska – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 9:30pm, 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 Lime Tree, Dartmouth Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AA, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Bootlegger’s Turn – upbeat Devon-based covers band supposedly playing everything from T Rex and the Rolling Stones to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars – The Spinning Wheel Inn, Paignton Seafront, Paignton, TQ4 6ED, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Guns v Roses – you’re going to have to use your illusion to believe this tribute band will really take you to paradise city – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 9:00pm, £5
  • Music – slytherin – self-proclaimed good time party band claiming to cover all types of music – The Bolton Hotel, New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LT, 9:30pm, 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 Jolly Abbot, 16 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Total Eclipse – Seaton-based combo venture West – The Railway Inn, 197 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2BS, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Evolution – Newton Abbot four-piece covering the likes of Queen, The Eagles, Thin Lizzy, The Who, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Wings, U2, Foo Fighters, Guns n' Roses and ZZ Top – Forde Hall Social Club, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4AG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The EDGe – ex-members of Smile of Judas now claiming to be a high impact rock/blues/pop covers trio – The Bell Inn, 29 Fore Street, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Overdriven Rock Band – promise music to get you dancing from the 50’s to the present day – The Long Bar, Union Lane, Brixham, TQ5 8DY, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Retrospect – four-piece covers band from Plymouth – The Bullers Arms, 4 The Strand, Brixham, TQ5 8EH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Benny Guitar Carr – frontman for the funky rockin’ blues band, her as a duo with Sy – The Blue Anchor, 83 Fore Street, Brixham, TQ5 8AH, 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 – The Fisherman’s Rest, Aveton Gifford, TQ7 4JL, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – v8 – hi powered three-piece playing uber energy covers both ancient and modern – Riverdart Country Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7NP, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Leland Chen – the violinist plays Handel’s Concerto Grosso Op.3 No.1 in B flat major  and Entrance of the Queen of Sheba, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, and  Haydn’s Symphony No.83 La Reine – St Andrew’s Minster Church, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2AD, 7:30pm, £17
  • Music – The Collatti Singers – are a combination of two other choirs, namely The Junction Singers and The Sunday Choir, conducted by Trefor Farrow, here performing a programme including Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices – Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0EE, 7:30pm, Free
  • Dance – Charlie’s Big-Wig Bash! – dancing with music from The Normals, 3-course dinner, welcome drinks, all to raise funds for CLIC Sargent and the A-T Society, details 07921 381589 – Malborough Village Hall, Salcombe Road, Malborough, TQ7 3BX, 6:00pm till 11:45pm, £32.50
  • Dance – Mad About Swing’s ‘Sugar Foot Stomp’ – social on the first Saturday of every month, bring your own drinks, glasses provided – Upper Hall, St Matthias Church Hall, North Hill Road, Plymouth, PL4 8HN, 8:00pm, £7
  • Dance – Frantic Assembly: Othello – the dance company fuse Shakespeare’s text with their choreography – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:30pm, £11.70-£26.20
  • 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 – A Streetcar Named Desire – repeat showing of the Tennessee Williams’ play first broadcast live from the National Theatre, directed by Benedict Andrews, and featuring Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 2:00pm, £12
  • Musical – Annie Get Your Gun – the Irving Berlin musical with Jason Donovan and Emma Williams doing what comes naturally and trying to prove there’s no business like show business – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £17.40-£37.90 Cancelled
  • Talk – Michael Portillo – discusses how is life has been a game of two halves, Thatcherite cabinet minister first and broadcaster and train traveller second, and answers questions – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 7:30pm, £16
  • Workshop – Introduction to Busking – busker and performer Jon Croose teaches the essential skills to participants aged between 14 and 25, details – Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF, 10:00am till 4:00pm, Free
  • Exhibition – Model Railway Show – organised by Plym Valley Railway Association – Yealmpton Community Resource Centre, Stray Park, Yealmpton, PL8 2HF, 10:00am till 4:30pm, Adult £2, Child £0.75
  • Exhibition – Re-Opening Totnes Cinema – open weekend to see how the cinema can be returned to its former glory – The Old Library, 27a High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5NP, 10:00am till 6:00pm, Free
  • 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
  • Beer Festival – local beers and ciders from Devon with evening entertainment from Vince Lee and Russell Sinclair and the Smokin’ Locos; two beer tokens included in price of admission – Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, PL1 4EL, noon till 6:00pm, £5; 6:30pm till midnight £10
  • Wonderful Woodlands – join the rangers in Wembury Woods for lots of woodland activities for all ages; learn how to coppice, cook on a campfire, build a den and more – Wembury Woods, Wembury, PL9 0HP, 11:00am till 4:00pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor pitch fee £7 – Countryman’s Choice Farm Shop, Cadleigh Park, Ivybridge, PL21 9JL, 10:00am till 2:00pm, Free

Sunday 5th October

  • Music – Open Night – both singers and audience welcome – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm £1
  • Music – Trish Clowes Quartet – jazz saxophonist who, according to The Guardian’s John Fordham, “is one of the most agile and original jugglers of improv and adventurous composition to have appeared in the UK in recent time”, performing here with Chris Montgaue, Calum Gourlay and James Maddren – St Lawrence Chapel, Saint Lawrence Lane, Ashburton, TQ13 7DD, 8:00pm, £10
  • Music – The Fraser Weekes Quartet – originally a guitarist with the soul band Clockwork Orange, Weekes then spent six years in residency with the Mike Lee Quintet at the Marine Hotel in Salcombe before studying under legendary guitarist Barney Kessel, now here with his own quintet featuring vocalist Claire Hoinville – The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH, 7:00pm, £9
  • 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 – Phil Lewis – solo playing rock/pop electric/acoustic covers – VOT, 10 Cremyll Street, Plymouth, PL1 3RB, 5:00pm till 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Mercedes – original rock three-piece – The Walkhampton Inn, Walkhampton, PL20 4JY, 5:00pm, Free
  • Music – Dave Holland – pianist – 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 – 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 – 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”, but here she is merly performing as a duo with Mr Tamkin – Pier Point, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HA, 1:00pm till 3:00pm, Free
  • Music – Double Trouble – Torquay duo covering the likes of Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, UB 40 and The Stones, here making there first public appearance! – Old Skools, 18 Market Street, Torquay, TQ1 3AQ, 4:30pm, Free
  • Music – Go Tell Alice – covers and original material from guitar/sax duo, here hosting an open mic night – The Dartmouth Inn, 63 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2JP, 6:30pm till 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – Jive Weekender – organised by Yesterday Once More and featuring the likes of Earl Jackson Band, Kingcats, Blast Off, Jive Street, Firebirds and Aligators – Beverly Park Holiday Centre, Goodrington Road, Paignton, TQ4 7JE, all day, £109
  • Music – The Magic of Mozart – Devon Opera with sopranos Catherine Hamilton and Suzanne Manuell, mezzo-soprano Alison Kettlewell, tenor Anando Mukerjee, baritone James Cleverton, Bass baritone Bradley Travis and bass Roderick Hunt will be conducted from the pianoforte by Jonathan Watts as they perform scences and extracts from the composer’s operas – Aeolian Court, Station Hill, Chudleigh, TQ13 0EE, 6:30pm, £30
  • Comedy – The Laugh Lab – regular monthly comedy club featuring comedy circuit acts – The Jolly Farmer, 8 Market Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RB, 8:00pm, £6
  • 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
  • Rafting – The River Dart Struggle – teams with hand-made rafts set off at 9:00am and race the 13 kilometres from opposite the Furzeleigh Mill County Hotel in Buckfastleigh down the Dart to Totnes – Steamer Quay, Steamer Quay Road, Totnes, TQ9 5AL, Free
  • Running – Kingsbridge Marathon – an excellent cause with the Royal Mail raising money for their charity of the year, The Stroke Association, will see two posties (with support from colleagues on route) running, jogging and possibly sometimes walking the 26 miles from Kingsbridge to the post offices at Salcombe, Marlborough, Hope Cove, Thurlestone, St. Ann’s Chapel, Aveton Gifford, Loddiswell and Churchstow, culminating in same-day delivery back to Kingsbridge – Kingsbridge Delivery Office, 5 Bridge Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1HY, 9:00am, Free (but donate!)
  • Running – Geopark Coastal Marathon – run either a half or full marathon along the South West Coastal Path including an ascent of 4,500 feet, details 07974 243965 – Broadsands, Broadsands Road, Paignton, TQ4 4LL, 8:00am
  • 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 pitch fee £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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