This Weekend

Saturday 5th September

  • Music – Fishstock – the now annual food and music festival this year features such acts as Dariosaurus, Big Noise Choir, Banned from the Moor, the Old Gaffers, Flower Power Band, The Stone Angels, Mighty Sasquach, Maggie Duffy & Mike Weed, Pitchbend and Duke Johnson and the Scorchers; full details here – The Old Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW, 11:00am till Midnight, Adult £6, Accompanied Child 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 – Queens Arms, 31 Station Hill, Brixham, TQ5 8BN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Sea Monkeys – Newton Abbot-based guitar, bass and drums three-piece covering 'good fun, sing along' pop covers – The Quay, 1-3 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PG, 9:00pm, 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, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Kevin Pearce – Essex-born singer-songwriter rated by the likes of Bob Harris, Janice Long, Dermot O’Leary, Frank Skinner and Steve Lamacq – South Devon Arts Centre, Scope Complex, 23/24 The Stables, Ford Road, Totnes, TQ9 5LE, 7:30pm, £8
  • Music – Bonnie Diamond and Coe – cruise ship veterans vocalist Bonnie and guitarist David Coe perform their country classics show – Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinner’s Bridge, Dartington, TQ9 6JD, 7:00pm, £6
  • Music – The Blues Brothers Collective – ten-piece Torquay band paying tribute to those cinematic Blues Brothers Jake and Elwood – Abbotskerswell Cricket Club, 2 Mile Oak, Totnes Road, Abbotskerswell, TQ12 6DF, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – James Lascelles Quartet – former founder of the Global Village Trucking Company and son of the 7th Earl of Harewood and keyboard player with Cockney Rebel here with his quartet – St Lawrence Chapel, Saint Lawrence Lane, Ashburton, TQ13 7DD, 8:00pm, £10
  • Music – Rockafella – Plymouth four-piece promising storming rock tunes from the 90s through to the present day – The Bell Inn, 29 Fore Street, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Garry Foley – Elvis tribute act and a member of APEPTA, aka The Association of Professional Elvis Presley Tribute Artists (given there’s an Association, you wonder just how many there must be!) – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 9:30pm, £2
  • Music – Switch – female fronted four-piece performing rock and pop from past to present – The Cork & Bottle, 5 Torquay Road, Paignton, TQ3 3DU, 9:15pm, Free
  • Music – Rockology – heavy rock covers duo from Torbay beginning to develop some original material – Ye Olde Roundham Club, New Street, Paignton, TQ3 3HL, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Still Life – high-energy three-piece from Torbay playing guitar driven alternative and classic rock covers from the likes of Green Day, Motorhead and U2 – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 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, 9:15pm, Free
  • Music – Tina Shiraz – Tina Turner tribute act, who also does other divas including Shirley Bassey, Amy Winehouse, Gladys Knight, Lisa Stanfield and Candi Statton – The Printer’s Elbow, 268 Union Street, Torquay, TQ2 5QU, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Rage – fronted by vocalist Charli, the Brixham-based four-piece have been playing covers locally for more than 20 years – Offshore Bar and Restaurant, 13/14 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, TQ2 5EG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Waterloo – Abba tribute band with Sheena Beckett as Agnetha, Gemma Bolton as Anni-Frid, Paul Quinn as Bjorn and Allan Beckett as Benny – Babbacombe Theatre, Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LU, 8:00pm, Adult £19, Child £10
  • 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, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Shooting Fish – five-piece alt-rock covers band from Torquay fronted by vocalist Paul Hunter-Campbell – Molloy’s, 20 Fore Street, St Marychurch, TQ1 4LY, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Java – Plymouth-based rock/pop/soul duo of Amanda Hutchings and Nick Jones perform covers with the help of backing tracks – Duke of Cornwall Inn, 3 Keaton Road, Ivybridge, PL21 9DH, 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 Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Two Smooth – piano and voice duo of David Pepper and Jamie Lister, normally covering the likes of Adele, Robbie Williams, Billy Joel, Elton John, Bonnie Rait, Eric Clapton and Tom Waits, here hosting an open mic night – The Volunteer Inn, Fore Street, Yealmpton, PL8 2JN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Swamp Hogs – blues rock power trio – The London Inn, 8 Church Road, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth, PL7 1NJ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – A Total Stranger – pop/rock solo act – Plympton Conservative Club, 109 Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2AA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Supersonic – Oasis tribute band from Plymouth don’t look back in anger attempting to ascend their wonderwall – The Lord Louis, Glen Road, Plympton, PL7 2DE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Random Hand – British ska band fusing ska, reggae, punk rock, metal, hip hop and dub featuring Joe Tilston, son of Steve, on bass and vocals, with support here from Beneath The Reef and These Creeps – The Junction, 6 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6LA, 8:00pm, £10
  • Music – xlr – Plymouth-based five-piece covering rock from all ages – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Blu Funk Allstars – seven piece funk, soul and pop covers band boasting their own brass section – Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, 86/88 Vauxhall Street, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL4 0EY, 10:30pm, £10
  • Music – Blackbird – acoustic covers duo from Plymouth boasting a repertoire of more than 50 songs – Boomerang Sports Bar, 1 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6JG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Street Talk – duo allegedly offering a combination of pop and rock – Beacon Park Social Club, 149 Beacon Park Road, Plymouth, PL2 2QP, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Souled Out – Plymouth-based classic soul band fronted by Sonja – The Mount Pleasant Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – Orangutan Wheelbarrow – Tavistock-based rock four-piece trying to cater for everyone’s needs – 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 – Diptford Proms – now in their fourth year – Diptford Parochial Church of England Primary School, Diptford, TQ9 7NY, 4:00pm, £7.50
  • Music – Plymouth Mayflower Chorus – 50-member female choir whose “mission is to entertain, educate and enrich lives through musical excellence”, here with songs from films, shows and ballads, all in close harmony – St Peter and St Paul, Church Street, Ermington, PL21 9NJ, 7:30pm, Adult £7, Child £3
  • Dance – Back to the Funk – funk, indie and hiphop with Garden Groove DJ Powelo and Poppa Jack – The Jolly Farmer, 8 Market Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RB, 9:00pm till 2:00am, Free
  • 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, 7:50pm till 11:00pm, £12
  • Theatre – Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling’s comedy, directed by Mike Davies, set in Truvy’s hairdressing salon in the deep south of America where six women meet to discuss their personal lives – Malborough Village Hall, Salcombe Road, Malborough, TQ7 3BX, 7:30pm, £9
  • Musical – Jersey Boys – successful jukebox musical telling the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons comes out on tour – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £25-£49.50
  • Variety – In The Summertime – old fashioned seaside humour with singalong songs with Steve and his band, and featuring vocalist Lindsey Collard – Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF, 8:00pm, Adult £12, Child £10
  • Comedy – Ken Dodd – iconic octogenarian Knotty Ash comedian and occasional vocalist, perhaps best remembered for his tickling stick, his Diddy Men, and times spent in conversation with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 7:00pm, £24.75-£27.75
  • Poetry – Poetry for Pleasure – for anyone who enjoys reading, writing or listening to poetry – Paignton Library, Great Western Road, opposite Paignton Bus Station, Great Western Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AG, 10:00am till noon, Free
  • Talk – Plymouth & Napoleon – in the summer of 1815, Napoleon arrived in Plymouth on board HMS Bellerophon; to celebrate the 200th anniversary Professor William Doyle of the University of Bristol, Doctors Annika Bautz, Jenny Graham and James Gregory of Plymouth University, and Dr James Davey from the National Maritime Museum give a series of lectures on the local and national impact of the event – Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, 1:45pm till 6:30pm, £8.50
  • Exhibition – Celebrate – annual summer craft exhibition offering members of the Guild the opportunity to showcase their best new work – Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AF, 10:00am till 5:30pm, Free
  • Event – Kingsbridge Show – cattle, sheep, horses, dog show, over 100 trade stands, 70 craft stands, 20 local food and drinks stands, Kingsbridge Children’s Youth Market, Children’s Pets Corner, donkey rides, vintage and modern tractors, live folk style music, a licensed bar and a wide range of main ring attractions – Borough Farm, Stumpy Post Cross, East Allington, TQ9 7QP, 9:00am till 5:30pm, Adult £10, Child Free
  • Festival – Summer’s End Cider Festival – ciders, food, hog roast, skittles, live music, children’s entertainment – Plymouth Pavilions, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, Noon till late
  • Festival – Town Criers Competition – hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, the annual competition is taking place again – St Leonard’s Tower, 2 Court Mews, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1EX, 10:00am till 4:30pm, Free
  • Market – Modbury Barrow Market – local produce, arts, handmade crafts, charity stalls – Chene Court, Poundwell Street, Modbury, PL21 0QJ, 9:30am till 12:30pm, Free
  • Swimming – Dart 10K – participants set off down the river from Totnes past Sharpham and Bow Creek to finish on the village green in Dittisham where you can find local food suppliers, a children's playground, live music and all the fun of the fair – The Ham, Ham Lane, Dittisham, TQ6 0HB, 11:45am, Spectators Free
  • Swimming – The Rockfish Blue Mile – either swim, stand-up paddle or kayak the one mile tidal course from the Mayflower Steps past the waterfront into Plymouth Sound, finishing in the heart of the Barbican – The Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2LS, 9:00am, £30
  • 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
  • Running – The City to Sea 53 – the 53-mile ultra marathon route starts from Exeter Quayside and winds its way to Berry Head in Brixham before heading to Torquay and finally up to Babbacombe Downs for the finish line; there is also a 23 mile run or walk taking a more direct route to the finish where there will be live music, family entertainment, stalls, games and more – Babbacombe Downs, Babbacombe Downs Road, Babbacombe, TQ1 3LU, 10:00am till 9:00pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £5, vendor set-up 8:00am – Kingsbridge Community College, Balkwill Road, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PL, 9:00am till noon, Free

Sunday 6th September

  • Music – Damien Barber & Mike Wilson – duo of East Anglian Barber and Yorkshireman Wilson offering a shared repertoire of traditional songs along with the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm, £11
  • Music – Talullah Rendall – multi-instrumentalist, artist and songwriter whose dreamy, self-penned songs come interspersed with operatic bursts sometimes reminiscent of Grace Slick and Jefferson Airplane going to tell Alice – Kingskerswell Parish Church, Church End Road, Kingskerswell, TQ12 5DS, 7:00pm, £8
  • Music – Vince Lee and Becca Langsford – blues singer Becca, described by The Evening Herald as “Plymouth’s answer to Imelda May”, joins up with guitarist Vince Lee – The Royal Oak, 5 East Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7AD, 2:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Music – Go Tell Alice – the guitar/sax duo host their monthly open mic night, promising a free drink for every performer – The Dartmouth Inn, 63 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2JP, 7:00pm till 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – Singing for Fun – all are welcome to come along and sing, helped along the way by Hugh Edwards, with songs chosen by Hugh or by popular request – The Tally Ho, Grattons Lane, Littlehempston, TQ9 6LY, 8:00pm, 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 Durant Arms, Ashprington, TQ9 7UP, 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, 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 – Benny Guitar Carr – solo gig for the frontman of the funky rockin’ blues band – 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” – The Cary Arms, Beach Road, Babbacombe, Torquay, TQ1 3LX, 12:30pm till 2:30pm, 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
  • Music – Steve Waterman – jazz trumpeter and composer is joined here by guitarist Neil Burns and his trio – The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH, 7:00pm, £9
  • Variety – That’ll Be The Day – rock ‘n roll nostalgia variety show regurgitates a number of hit songs from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s interspersed with some jokes that may, or may not, be that old – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 7:30pm, £28.75-£31.25
  • Quiz – Sunday Quiz – music and general knowledge – The Manor Inn, 2 Stoke Gabriel Road, Galmpton, TQ5 0NL, 9:00pm till 10:30pm
  • Performance – Weekend of Wonders – Bristol-based site specific circus troupe The Invisible Circus are here with street performances from some of the country’s finest artists – Royal William Yard, Plymouth, PL1 3RP, 10:00am till 4:00pm, Free
  • Exhibition – Celebrate – annual summer craft exhibition offering members of the Guild the opportunity to showcase their best new work – Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AF, 10:00am till 5:30pm, Free
  • 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
  • Swimming – Dart 10K – participants set off down the river from Totnes past Sharpham and Bow Creek to finish on the village green in Dittisham where you can find local food suppliers, a children's playground, live music and all the fun of the fair – The Ham, Ham Lane, Dittisham, TQ6 0HB, 12:45pm, Spectators Free
  • Market – Good Food Market – showcasing local food and drink with over 30 stall holders from Devon and Cornwall in attendance, including River Cottage, the Red Earth Kitchen and Cornish Orchards – The Green, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, PL1 3PA, 10:00am till 3:00pm, Free
  • 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 £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 – 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 – 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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