This Weekend

Saturday 7th March

  • 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”, joined here by guitarist Lukas Drinkwater – Kingskerswell Parish Church, Church End Road, Kingskerswell, TQ12 5DS, 7:00pm, £8
  • Music – Third Stone – three-piece playing covers from Radiohead to Santana including indie, blues, classic rock and rock n’ roll – The Bell Inn, 29 Fore Street, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Face to Face – supposedly The Rock Chick and The Rose, about whom information, other than that they are likely to perform covers, is sadly lacking – The Railway Inn, 197 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2BS, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman – highly-acclaimed Dartmoor-based folkies and winners of last year’s Radio 2 Folk Best Duo Award – Harberton Parish Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton, TQ9 7SE, 7:45pm, £10
  • Music – Judith Owen – Welsh singer/songwriter who has also been known to offer her own take on songs such as Smoke on The Water and In The Summertime – South Devon Arts Centre, Scope Complex, 23/24 The Stables, Ford Road, Totnes, TQ9 5LE, 7:30pm, £12
  • Music – Longshot – country duo featuring vocalist and drummer Glynn Long – Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinner’s Bridge, Dartington, TQ9 6JD, 8:00pm, £6
  • Music – Benny Guitar Carr – solo gig for the frontman of the funky rockin’ blues band – The Castle Inn, The Barnhay, Stoke Gabriel, TQ9 6SA, 9:00pm, 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 – Rox – guitarist Rod and vocalist Sam together comprise this Torquay-based duo playing classic rock covers – The Mill Club, 1 Western Backway, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1QB, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Furious Pussies – Honiton-based party three-piece playing classic covers fron the 50s, 60s and 70s – The Dolphin Inn, 5 Market Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9QE, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Hot Candy – billed as a funky pop rock five-piece with sassy female vocals – The Spinning Wheel Inn, Paignton Seafront, Paignton, TQ4 6ED, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Hells Bells – AC/DC tribute band – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 9:30pm, £3
  • Music – Midnight Blues Train – blues/rock four-piece covers band purportedly playing the likes of ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin and Gary Moore – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Usual Suspects – Torquay-based foursome playing covers of the likes of Blondie, The Who and Lenny Kravitz – Kirkham Street Sports & Social Club, Kirkham Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Rage – playing covers locally for nearly 20 years – Offshore Bar and Restaurant, 13/14 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, TQ2 5EG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The EDGe – ex-members of Smile of Judas now claiming to be a high impact rock/blues/pop covers trio – Upton Social Club, 46-48 Upton Road, Torquay, TQ1 4AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Sea Monkeys – Newton Abbot-based guitar, bass and drums three-piece covering 'good fun, sing along' pop covers – The John Bull, 68-70 Chatto Road, Torquay, TQ1 4HU, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Stone Angels – covers and originals from youthful Torquay classic rock band – The Old Brewery, Lower Ellacombe Church Road, Torquay, TQ1 1JH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Humanitarians – alternative rock originals mixed up with covers of The Clash, Al Wilson, Pulp, Dexys and Kraftwerk – Apple & Parrot, 17 The Strand, Torquay, TQ1 2AA, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – GaGa – that’s no Lady, rather another Queen tribute act about to bite the dust – The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ, 8:00pm, £14
  • Music – Open Mic Night – contact John on 01548 810806 to book your spot – The Exeter Inn, Church Street, Modbury, PL21 0QR, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Session Band – group of south west musicians playing amplified acoustic blues, folk, rock, and country rock numbers – The Rock Inn, Westella Road, Yelverton, PL20 6DS, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Street Talk – duo allegedly offering a combination of pop and rock – The Burrator Inn, Princetown Road, Dousland, PL20 6NP, 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 – The Swamp Hogs – blues rock power trio – The Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Two Smooth – the piano and voice duo of David Pepper and Jamie Lister here hosting an open mic night – The Boringdon Arms, Boringdon Terrace, Turnchapel, Plymstock, PL9 9TQ, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Book of Genesis – for absent friends we have the return of the giant hogweed counting out time in the guise of a five-piece fully–costumed Genesis tribute band – The Matchroom Suite, 12 Newnham Road, Colebrook, Plympton, PL7 4AW, 8:00pm, £12
  • Music – Retrospect – four-piece covers band from Plymouth – The London Inn, 8 Church Road, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth, PL7 1NJ, 9:00pm, 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, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Dastardlys – indie-pop rockers from Plymouth playing mod and other covers from the 60’s onwards along with the occasional original – The Lord Louis, Glen Road, Plympton, PL7 2DE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Wendellas – 1960s three-piece rock ‘n’ roll band based in South Devon – Mainstone Social Club, Pattinson Drive, Plymouth, PL6 8RU, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Blackbird – acoustic covers duo from Plymouth boasting a repertoire of more than 50 songs – The Kings Arms, Tamerton Foliot Road, Plymouth, PL5 4NH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Escape Committee – four not-so youngsters cover the likes of Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac and Thin Lizzy – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Phil Lewis – solo playing rock/pop electric/acoustic covers – Plymouth Argyle Football Club, Home Park, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Vibes – five-piece high energy indie anthems band – The Live Lounge, 11 The Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2JL, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – Capri – four-piece covers outfit playing dancefloor hits from the ‘80s – The Walrus, Athenaeum Street, Plymouth, PL1 2RH, 9:30pm, 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 – 5’n Dimes – fronted by John ‘Paddy’ Morrissey and formerly performing as The Jam Band, the current incarnation proclaim themselves to be a “blues band who like to rock” – Millbridge Inn, 23 Molesworth Road, Plymouth, PL1 5LZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Angela East – the Red Priest cellist plays Bach’s Suites for Cello – St Mary’s Church, High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5NN, 7:30pm, Adult £12, Child £5
  • Dance – Garage Nation – with DJ Luck and MC Neat – dBS Live, 9 Bath Street,  Plymouth,  PL1 3LT, 11:00pm, £7
  • Dance – Mad About Swing’s ‘Sugar Foot Stomp’ – social on the first Saturday of every month with live music from Company B; bring your own drinks, glasses provided – Upper Hall, St Matthias Church Hall, North Hill Road, Plymouth, PL4 8HN, 7:50pm till 11:00pm, £12
  • Dance – Jane Castree Dance: Perspectives – a double bill with ‘How If I?’ revealing the body and its potentiality through an intricate collaboration of light and movement while ‘It’s A Gender Affair’ explores perceptions of gender – Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, PL1 2NJ, 7:30pm, £8
  • Theatre – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – National Theatre production based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £12.70-£32.70
  • Theatre – Broke – based by The Paper Birds on interviews undertaken in 2014, the production examines what it means to be without money today in Britain – Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:45pm, £14.70
  • Theatre – The Whispering Road –  blends Nick Hennessey’s storytelling with Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer’s understanding of Swedish folk music to tell a story of hope in the darkness, of two strangers bound by a ring and of the one who could not love – Harbertonford Village Hall, Woodcourt Road, Harbertonford, TQ9 7TR, 8:00pm, £?
  • Theatre – Over My Dead Body – comedy by Derek Benfield, presented by the Salcombe Players; bring your own supper, but any alcoholic drinks must be purchased from the bar – Cliff House, Cliff Road, Salcombe, TQ8 8JQ, 7:30pm, Adult £7.50, Child £3.50
  • Comedy – James Campbell: Comedy 4 Kids – first started travelling to pimary schools telling his stories at the age of 21 and continues to do so, while at weekends he can be found in theatres, doing his one-man show, for children over six and their families – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 2:00pm, £7
  • Comedy – Alexei Sayle – Liverpudlian comedian, author and presenter who initially found fame as the first MC at London’s Comedy Store at the end of the ‘70s and was once heard to ask Ullo John! Gotta New Motor? – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 7:00pm, £14
  • Comedy – Tony Law – Canadian stand-up and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee who has also been known to appear at least once on Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, The Alternative Comedy Experience and Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 9:00pm, £12
  • 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 – An Evening with Ann Widdecombe – the one-time MP and Strictly contestant on ‘Parliament and Beyond’, admission includes light refreshments – The Avenue Church, The Avenue, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1BY, 7:30pm, £10
  • Conference – South West UK Independence Party – with plans no doubt havong been made for Nigel, the Kippers come to town to hear their own pontificate on both local and national issues – Riviera International Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay, TQ2 5LZ, 9:00am, £20
  • Exhibition – Open for Business – photographers Stuart Franklin, David Hurn, Peter Marlow, Martin Parr, Mark Power, Chris Steele-Perkins, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Bruce Gilden and Jonas Bendiksen visited over one hundred workplaces across the UK; from one-man businesses to FTSE 100 companies; this is what they saw – Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AJ, 10:00am till 5:00pm, Free

Sunday 8th March

  • Music – Dan Walsh – young banjo player, singer, songwriter and guitarist described as “consistently brilliant” by fRoots magazine whose playing takes in folk, funk, bluegrass and even some Arabic music – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm, £10
  • Music – Pete Canter & Philip Clouts – Devon-based jazz saxophonist, teacher and composer Canter, whose repertoire draws on bebop, hardbop, latin jazz, and his own contemporary compositions, here with South African Clouts, perhaps best known as the pianist in Zubop – The Royal Oak, 5 East Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7AD, 2:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Music – Bluegrass Session – players welcome – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP, 8:00pm till 11:00pm, 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 – Benny Guitar Carr – the frontman for the funky rockin’ blues band, here as a duo with Sy – The Boathouse Bar and Grill, Marine Drive, Preston Sands, Paignton, TQ3 2NJ, 2:30pm till 4:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Weekend – guitar based post punk, New Wave covers combo from Torquay – The Cider Press, Fleet Street, Torquay, TQ1 1BG, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Afterparty – not much known apart from the fact that at the last count, the group consisted of two guitars, bass, drums and vocals, and will be appearing here with Beyond Recall – Tiki Bar and Diner, 8 Drake Circus, North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8AQ, 5:00pm, £5
  • Music – Red City Radio – punk rockers from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, first formed in 2007, here on tour with Pear – The Junction, 6 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6LA, 8:00pm, £8
  • Theatre – The Whispering Road –  blends Nick Hennessey’s storytelling with Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer’s understanding of Swedish folk music to tell a story of hope in the darkness, of two strangers bound by a ring and of the one who could not love – South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach, South Brent, TQ10 9AQ, 7:30pm, £?
  • Ballet – Romeo & Juliet – Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina feature in this recording of Shakespeare’s story choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich to Prokofiev’s score – Barn Cinema, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 3:00pm, £17.50
  • Car Boot Sale – indoors, vendor tables cost £8 one, £14 two and £20 three, hot and cold drinks, cakes, snacks – Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, TQ1 3DR, 1:00pm, £0.20
  • 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

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