This Weekend

Saturday 26th April

  • Music – Matt Harvey & Jim Causley – comedian and poet in residence for RegenSW is joined here by Devon folksinger Causley – South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach, South Brent, TQ10 9AQ, 7:30pm, £12
  • Music – Glenn Tilbrook – guitarist and lead singer with seminal seventies combo Squeeze, responsible for co-writing such songs as Tempted, Hourglass, Cool For Cats and Up The Junction, but here performing as a solo – St Bartholomew’s Church, Coffinswell, TQ12 4SS, 7:00pm, £17.50
  • 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 – Malborough Village Hall, Salcombe Road, Malborough, TQ7 3BX, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – deciBelle – five-piece from Plymouth covering the likes of Aretha, Otis and Dusty as well as more recent material from the likes of Adele, Bruno Mars, Plan B and the Kings of Leon – Creeks End Inn, Squares’ Quay, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1HN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Gabrielle Ducomble – jazz vocalist with her interpretation of songs by such as Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Serge Gainsbourg and Astor Piazzolla – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 8:00pm, £12
  • Music – Rick Wakeman – continuing his Journey to the Centre of The Earth that began some 40 years ago in 1974, accompanied here by The New World Symphony Orchestra, The English Chamber Choir and the English Rock Ensemble; it may be a long way, but hopefully he will get there eventually – Plymouth Pavilions, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 8:00pm, £43-£48
  • Music – Joey The Lips – 10-piece high energy soul/funk disco combo – The Ships Tavern, Arcadia Road, Elburton, Plymouth, PL9 8EG, 8:00pm, £?
  • Music – Betamax – five-piece 80’s synth rock covers band from Plymouth – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Vibes – five-piece high energy indie anthems band – The Brass Monkey, 12-14 Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 1DS, 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 – The Mount Pleasant Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Swamp Hogs – blues rock power trio – Millbridge Inn, 23 Molesworth Road, Plymouth, PL1 5LZ, 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 – xlr – Plymouth-based five-piece covering rock of all ages – The Lord Louis, Glen Road, Plympton, PL7 2DE, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Rockafella – Plymouth four-piece promising storming rock tunes from the 90s through to the present day – The Post Office Inn, 39 Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2AW, 9:30pm, 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 – Michael Semora – Texas troubadour performing Americana for over 30 years – The Boringdon Arms, Boringdon Terrace, Turnchapel, Plymstock, PL9 9TQ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Blue Angel – Plymouth-based 5-piece blues/rock band – The Queen’s Arms, Seven Stars Lane, Tamerton Foliot, PL5 4NN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The LineUp – Cornish four-piece playing classic covers from across the years – The Walkhampton Inn, Walkhampton, PL20 4JY, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Celine Dos Santos – acoustic solo playing both covers and originals – South Bay Holiday Park, St Mary's Road, Brixham, TQ5 9QW, 9:30pm, 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 – Keith James – acoustic guitarist and singer making his living from performing the songs of Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen and John Martyn, returns to Totnes for the third time this year, here performing some flamenco infused Duende – South Devon Arts Centre, Scope Complex, 23/24 The Stables, Ford Road, Totnes, TQ9 5LE, 7:30pm, £12
  • Music – The Cadence – female-fronted four-piece covers outfit billing themselves as “Devon’s hardest working party band” – The Bell Inn, 29 Fore Street, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Bail Jumpers – rock and blues covers band with an unfortunate predilection for alcohol and fart gags – The Park Inn, 15 Cole’s Lane, Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot, TQ12 5BQ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – CoverFire – classic rock covers – The Jolly Abbot, 16 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Banana Thieves – covers from pop/rock five-piece playing everything from ska to new wave, reggae to Britpop – The Spinning Wheel Inn, Paignton Seafront, Paignton, TQ4 6ED, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Slider – four-piece reworking originals from the the likes of The Clash, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Ramones and the Sex Pistols – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Jefferson Archive – named not in honour of that particular white rabbit and those who built this city on rock ‘n roll but rather frontman Jefferson Tierney offering his take on numbers from Hendrix, Zeppelin, Cream and Rory Gallagher – The Lime Tree, Dartmouth Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Skool Daze – uniformed five-piece pop/rock band mixing material ranging from Donna Summer to Adele via The Killers – Kirkham Street Sports & Social Club, Kirkham Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AX, 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, £3
  • Music – Society Rocks – five-piece high energy, high impact pop/rock covers band from Torbay – Embassy Tavern, 3 Colin Road, Paignton, TQ3 2NR, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Jive Weekender – organised by Yesterday Once More and featuring the likes of The Firebirds, Kingcats, Blast Off, Jive Street, Class 58 and Jets – Beverly Park Holiday Centre, Goodrington Road, Paignton, TQ4 7JE, all day, £109
  • Music – Music Around The Clock – the 24-hour music festival ending lunchtime today and probably featuring such acts as The tourists, Limited Company, Fourth Base, Twilight Zone, Ragdolls and Wayne Champagne – TQ10’s, Torquay United Football Club, Plainmoor, Torquay, TQ1 3PS, midnight till midday, £5
  • 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 – Molloy’s, 20 Fore Street, St Marychurch, TQ1 4LY, 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 – Plymouth Military Wives Choir – annual Live at St James’ event raising funds for the church and the Military Wives Choir foundation – St James the Great, Prospect Hill, Slapton, TQ7 2PN, 7:30pm, £15
  • Music – Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir – formed nearly eight years ago and with up to 40 choiristers under the musical direction of Rosemary Cole – St Peter and St Paul, Church Street, Ermington, PL21 9NJ, 7:30pm, £7
  • Dance – Barn Dance – Mrs Crotty’s Rumpus – three-piece ceilidh band featuring Steve Verge on guitar and vocals, Nigel Sture on melodeon and Sarah Sture on concertina, here with caller Ken Hudson – Harberton Parish Hall, Harberton, Totnes, TQ9 7SE, 7:30pm, Adult £8, Child £4
  • Dance – Ska Au Go-Go – Glyn Wilcox, frontman with the Simertones ska band, dj’s here with his personal blend of trad ska, reggae and rocksteady, mixed in with a little 2Tone and possibly some punk, soul and little mod – Barrel House, 59a High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5PB, 8:00pm, Free
  • Theatre – Tunnels – multi-sensory production by Frozen Light fusing live music, sign and movement for teenagers with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities – Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 10:00am & 1:15pm
  • Musical – Seasons of Love – TOPS Musical Productions presents an evening of song, dance and comedy set amongst the seasons of the year, with musical direction by Bob Carter – Little Theatre, St Marks Road, Torquay, TQ1 2EL, 7:30pm, £12
  • Musical – Dreamboats & Petticoats – let’s twist again to another jukebox musical, this time featuring songs from the 50’s and 60’s – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £13-£29.50
  • Variety – Showtime Special: Stepback Tribute Show – with host and compere Vic Baulton and featuring The Hilarious Stage Door Johnnies, Mike Holgate and the Rock'n'Roll Legends, along with a tribute to the Musicals with Vivian Lesley and Barrie West – Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF, 7:30pm, £12
  • Opera – Così Fan Tutte – James Levine conducts Mozart’s opera featuring Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, while Danielle de Niese is Despina, live from the Metropolitan Opera – Barn Cinema, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 5:55pm, £30
  • Cinema – What Maisie Knew (15) – featuring Julianne Moore and 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
  • Market – All Things Vintage & Lovely – over 50 vintage and retro stalls including clothes, crockery, kitchenware and fashion accessories, plus entertainment from Retro DJ’s Loadz and LadyJade, along with Mad About Swing, tea and cakes – Plymouth Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 1HA, 10:30am till 4:30pm, £2
  • Sport – South Devon 10K – community event organised by the students and staff of South Devon College to raise money for local charities, the circular course takes runners down into the South Hams countryside along little known bridle paths and farm tracks, right down to the Mill Pond at Stoke Gabriel, while for the less energetic there’s also a far shorter fun run starting at 11:15am – South Devon College Campus, Vantage Point, Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ, noon, £12

Sunday 27th April

  • Music – Sarah McQuaid – song crafter and collector with dual Irish/American citizenship whose material reflects her cosmopolitan background – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm, £10
  • Music – Coco & The Butterfields – Canterbury-based combo fusing folk, pop and hip hop who Bob Geldof says are “a very cool band”, and you can make of that what you will, who will be supported here by Sound of Sirens – St Bartholomew’s Church, Coffinswell, TQ12 4SS, 7:30pm, £10
  • Music – Streetworks – jazz but with strong leanings to both Central European and South American styles as played by accordionist Karen Street, guitarist Mike Outram and bassist Will Harris, with Andrew Tweed on sax – St Lawrence Chapel, Saint Lawrence Lane, Ashburton, TQ13 7DD, 8:00pm, £10
  • Music – Jim Mullen – Glasgow-born jazz guitarist once part of Morrissey-Mullen with Dick Morrissey, who has also played with Kokomo and the Average White Band, joined here by Neil Burns and Kevin Sanders – 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 – 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 – frontman for the funky rockin’ blues band here as a solo – 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 – Firekind – rock three-piece from Newton Abbot boasting guitarist Jas Morris and known in a previous incarnation as Rude Tiger – Offshore Bar and Restaurant, 13/14 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, TQ2 5EG, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Weekend – guitar based post punk, New Wave cover combo from Torquay – The Cider Press, Fleet Street, Torquay, TQ1 1BG, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – A Total Stranger – pop/rock solo act – Crown & Anchor, 10 The Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2LS, 7:00pm, Free
  • Music – Broken Men – not knowing the number still standing, or just how bad it’s got, acoustic covers and originals nevertheless remain a possibility – The Queen’s Arms, Seven Stars Lane, Tamerton Foliot, PL5 4NN, 6:00pm, Free
  • Music – Eddie Edrik – of whom little is known – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 5:00pm, Free
  • Music – Tea Concert – enjoy music, tea and home made cakes with The Flavel Ensemble, directed by Helen Deakin – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 3:00pm, £5
  • Music – The Pressenda Ensemble – directed by Malcolm Latchem, with music by Vivaldi, Dvorak, Purcell, Clive Jenkins, Harold Darke and Imogen Holst – St John’s Church, Bridgetown, Totnes, TQ9 5AE, 3:00pm, £12
  • Music – Jive Weekender – organised by Yesterday Once More and featuring the likes of The Firebirds, Kingcats, Blast Off, Jive Street, Class 58 and Jets – Beverly Park Holiday Centre, Goodrington Road, Paignton, TQ4 7JE, all day, £109
  • Theatre – The Sooty Show – Richard Cadell sweeps in to town – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 11:00am & 2:30pm, £18.90
  • Cinema – Vikings Encore (12A) – repeat of the live broadcast from the British Museum, introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor and presented by historian and broadcaster Michael Wood – Barn Cinema, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 2:00pm, £15
  • Cinema – Vikings Encore (12A) – the repeat of the live broadcast from the British Museum is also showing here – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 2:00pm, £12
  • 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 – Devonport Park Music & Fun Day – live music on the bandstand, market stalls, children's entertainment with magicians, facepainters, a bouncy castle, cream teas and more ­– Devonport Park, Park Avenue, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4BN, 10:00am till 6:00pm, Free
  • 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
  • Car Boot Sale – for those both looking to buy (free) and sell (cars £8, car & trailer £12, vans £12), but no traders! – The Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3AF, 7:00am till noon, 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
  • Spring Plant Fair – time to sort out the window box for another year! – Totnes Civic Hall, High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SF, 10:00am till 2:00pm, £1
  • Sport – Plymouth Half Marathon – around 4,000 runners are expected to participate on a route starting at the Hoe and taking in some well-known landmarks around the city; should you wish to participate it will cost you up to £35 to enter – The Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 2LR, 9:00am, Free

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