This Weekend

Saturday 29th November

  • Music – Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman – highly-acclaimed Dartmoor-based folkies and winners of last year’s Radio 2 Folk Best Duo Award – Scoriton Village Hall, Scoriton, TQ11 0JB, 7:30pm, £?
  • Music – Lily Allen – controversial, talented and sometimes contentious singer songwriter – Plymouth Pavilions, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 7:00pm, £35.75
  • Music – Plymouth Phoenix Chorale – now led by musical director Marcus Alleyne, with a programme including Chilcott’s The Twelve days of Christmas, on Christmas Night, Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, Tyrrell’s Veni Creator Spiritus and Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium, Sure on this Shining Night – St Peter and the Holy Apostles, Wyndham Square, Plymouth, PL1 5EG, 7:30pm, £10
  • Music – Ashes to Ashes – supposedly covering great music from the likes of Madness, Queen, Duran Duran and Tears for Fears with more dodgy hairdos than you can shake an eye liner pencil at – Kitty O’Hanlon’s, 5 St Andrews Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – FutFuzi – classic and glam rock covers from Plymouth-based four-piece – The Mount Pleasant Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – JD & Coke – another covers duo – The Walrus, Athenaeum Street, Plymouth, PL1 2RH, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Lengths – promise a fusion of funk, pop, rock, with a dash of reggae and a hint of the blues – Millbridge Inn, 23 Molesworth Road, Plymouth, PL1 5LZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Aftershock – 6-piece covers from the 60’s to the present day – Cherry Tree, 291 Ham Drive, Plymouth, PL2 3NH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – P J Carter – Paignton-based vocalist and guitarist performing covers from the 50s, 60s and 70s – RAOB Club, 41 North Hill Place, Plymouth, PL4 8EZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – BarraCoodas – classic and contemporary rock and punk covers from the late 60’s through to the present day – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Wendellas – 1960s rock ‘n’ roll band based in South Devon – St Johnston Sports & Social Club, 154 Saltash Road, Plymouth, PL4 2BE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Vibes – five-piece high energy indie anthems band – Boomerang Sports Bar, 1 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6JG, 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 – Opium – self-proclaimed hi-energy covers duo incorporating rock and pop from the late 70's to the present day – The Queen’s Arms, Seven Stars Lane, Tamerton Foliot, PL5 4NN, 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 – xlr – Plymouth-based five-piece covering rock of all ages – Colebrook Inn, Colebrook Road, Plympton, PL7 4AA, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Retrospect – four-piece covers band from Plymouth – Plymstock Albion Oaks Rugby Club, Horsham Playing Fields, Staddiscombe, PL9 0DF, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Street Talk – duo allegedly offering a combination of pop and rock – The Plymstock Inn, 88 Church Road, Plymouth, PL9 9BD, 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 – Blue Angel – Plymouth-based 5-piece blues/rock band – The Quay, 1-3 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Richard Durrant – Brighton-born barefoot concert guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who can play classical, pop, jazz and folk tunes, joined here by vocalist Amy Kakoura – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 7:30pm, Adult £15, Child £5
  • Music – Bad Knees Blues Band – four-piece promising ‘kicking’ Blues and R&B – The Dolphin Inn, 5 Market Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9QE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Misfitz – local five-piece offering a broadly eclectic mix of classic and rare soul, blues, jazz and Motown cuts – The Windjammer Inn, 23 Victoria Road, Dartmouth, TQ6 9RT, 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 – Queens Arms, 31 Station Hill, Brixham, TQ5 8BN, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Benny Guitar Carr – the funky rockin’ blues band frontman, here as a duo with Sy – Blue Anchor, 83 Fore Street, Brixham, TQ5 8AH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Planet 80’s – wake me up before you go go and Mansfield lads Russ, Rich, Tris and Dave may still be covering some classic hits from the 1980’s – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 9:30pm, £2
  • Music – CoverFire – Torbay five-piece playing classic rock covers – The Lime Tree, Dartmouth Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AA, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Electric Remedy – Exeter-based covers band specialising in alternative 90s and classic rock – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 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 – The Spinning Wheel Inn, Paignton Seafront, Paignton, TQ4 6ED, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Stone Angels – covers and originals from youthful Torquay classic rock band – The Printer’s Elbow, 268 Union Street, Torquay, TQ2 5QU, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Standbys – five-piece new-wave post-punk covers band – Molloy’s, 20 Fore Street, St Marychurch, TQ1 4LY, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – K2 – modestly billing themselves as “Devon’s Premier Classic Rock Covers Band” – DT’s, 73 Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HZ, 9:00pm, 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 – 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 – Audius Maximus – four-piece rock covers band playing AC/DC, Muse, Queen, Journey, Foreigner, etc – The Union Inn, 6 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AF, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Just Steve – traditional Irish music with a little bit of rock ‘n roll sometimes thrown in by the guitarist and vocalist from Shamrock – The Jolly Abbot, 16 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Oldage Kicks – playing punk, new age and ska – The Railway Inn, 197 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2BS, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Quite Brazen – self-styled Devon wedding band covering artists from the 60s to the present day with an emphasis on the 90s and noughties – The Bell Inn, 29 Fore Street, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Medicine Hat – local freshly-formed combo boasting Emily Smith on vocals, Bill Birks on lead guitar, rock steady Caffrey on bass, train driver Charlie on drums, Pete Jones keyboards and rhythm guitarist John O’Grady, collectively covering the likes of Americana, blues and reggae – The Bay Horse Inn, 64 North Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7QG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Johnsons (Blues Explosion) – claiming to be a “powerhouse of Blues and Rock” and describing the Stones, Cream, Hendrix and the Kinks amongst others as “the Blues greats” whose music they cover – The Globe Inn, 123 Plymouth Road, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Overdriven Rock Band – promise music to get you dancing from the 50’s to the present day – Kings Arms Hotel, 15 Fore Street, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0BT, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Crystal – female vocalist covering the likes of Etta James, Kings of Leon, Pointer Sisters, Cher and James Brown – The Pack Horse, 1 Plymouth Road, South Brent, TQ10 9BH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – out of isca – female-fronted south-west four-piece blending guitars, drums, and basslines with twists of electronica – Exchange, 1 Fore Street, Ivybridge, PL21 9AB, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Alice Gullick – Plymouth teenager and former Plymstock School pupil who plays guitar and sings the blues – Devon Tors, Tavistock Road, Yelverton, PL20 6DW, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Orangutan Wheelbarrow – Tavistock-based rock four-piece trying to cater for everyone’s needs – The Rock Inn, Westella Road, Yelverton, PL20 6DS, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – A Total Stranger – pop/rock solo act – The Walkhampton Inn, Walkhampton, PL20 4JY, 9:00pm, Free Cancelled
  • Dance – Brixham Hap'Nin' – Freeway play music from the 50s, 60s and 70’s, plus a disco with guest DJ, advance tickets only 01803 843887 – Beverly Park Holiday Centre, Goodrington Road, Paignton, TQ4 7JE, 7:30pm, £6.50
  • Theatre – Burton – actor Rhodri Miles tells the life of Richard Burton through the Welshman’s own words – Brentor Village Hall, Brentor, PL19 0NB
  • Theatre – Sirens – six members of the Belgian company Ontroerend Goed scream, laugh, sing, speak and cry their way through their feminist manifesto for the 21st century – Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:45pm, £14.70
  • Opera – La Traviata – this Glyndebourne production of Verdi’s opera, directed by Tom Cairns, features Irina Dubrovskaya and Zachary Borichevsky with conductor David Afkham – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:15pm, £15.70-£50.20
  • Musical – White Christmas – time to start dreaming with local amateur dramatic society TOPS Musical Productions and the songs of Irving Berlin – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £15.90-£24.90
  • Musical – Mary Pops into a Frozen Chicago – bi-annual production for the Alison Axford Theatre School featuring extracts from Mary Poppins, Chicago and Frozen – Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF, 11:30am & 5:30pm, Adult £11, Child £8
  • Cinema – Your Sister’s Sister (15) – romcom, 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
  • Conference – Stop Gender-based Violence – speakers include Rachel Aston, head of social policy at the Mothers’ Union; Chris Sherwood, director of policy and external affairs at Relate; and Gary Streeter MP – St Andrew’s Minster Church, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2AD, 10:00am till 3:30pm, Free
  • 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
  • South Brent Floodlit Carnival – this year celebrating its 25th anniversary with an exceptionally fine flotilla of floats circumnavigating the town – Station Approach, South Brent, TQ10 9AQ, 6:00pm, Free
  • Market – Christmas Advent Coffee Morning – promising lots of stalls, produce and raffle – Church of St Mary, Parsonage Cross, Dartington, TQ9 6AB, 10:30am till 12:30pm, Free
  • Market – Christmas Fete – gifts, cards, books, toys, games, tombola, raffle, cakes, mince pies, teas and coffee, raising funds for Dartmouth Caring – Flavel Church, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9DL, 10:00am till 6:00pm, Free
  • Market – Brixham Christmas Market – local traders and others with some festive goodies – Scala Hall, Brixham Town Hall, New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8TA, 10:00am till 4:00pm, Free
  • Market – Christmas Fair – numerous stalls, refreshments, draw, as organized by the Royal British Legion Women’s Section, all welcome – Stoke Fleming Village Hall, Dartmouth Road, Stoke Fleming, TQ6 0QT, 10:00am till 11:30am, Free
  • Market – Crux Craft Fair – high quality, handmade crafts from the South West, now in its 19th year – Rattery Village Hall, Rattery, TQ10 9LD, 10:00am till 5:00pm, Free
  • Market – Christmas Craft Fair – variety of stalls, refreshments, raffle, raising funds to replace the church roof – Stoke Damerel Parish Church, Paradise Road, Plymouth, PL1 5QL, 11:00am till 4:00pm, Free
  • Market – Médecins Sans Frontières Craft Fair – raising funds with a variety of craft stalls plus tea, coffee and cakes on sale – The Market Hall, Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1NY, 9:00am till 5:00pm, Free
  • Market – Christmas Bazaar – stalls, raffle, refreshments, Oakwood school children singing – Church of the Holy Spirit, Clittaford Road, Southway, Plymouth, PL6 6EJ, 10:00am till 1:00pm, £0.20
  • Sport – Boxing – a Queensbury Promotions event – Riviera International Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay, TQ2 5LZ, 6:00pm, £20-£40
  • Skating – Winter Wonderland Ice Rink – outdoor rink in the heart of Plymouth opens to the public, details – The Piazza, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2AA, 9:30am till 8:15pm, Adult £7, Child £5

Sunday 30th November

  • Music – Louise Parker Trio – vocalist and BBC Radio 2 Best of Jazz regular here with her Trio – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Open Night – at which both audience and performers are equally welcome – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm, £1
  • 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 – Tim Heming & Toby Morgan – guitar duo play gypsy music – The Royal Oak, 5 East Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7AD, 2:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • 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 – the frontman from the funky rockin’ blues band, here as a duo with Sy – The Boathouse Bar and Grill, Marine Drive, Preston Sands, Paignton, TQ3 2NJ, 3:00pm till 5:00pm, Free
  • Music – Sabaton – Swedish power metal outfit whose main lyrical themes are based on war and historical battles, supported here by Korpiklaani and Tyr – dBS Live, 9 Bath Street,  Plymouth,  PL1 3LT, 6:30pm, £16
  • 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 – Simon Gee – solo covering the likes of Metallica, Eagles, Killers and Bon Jovi, performing outdoors, weather permitting – Shiraz, 2 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, TQ2 5EG, 2:30pm till 5:00pm, Free
  • Music – Plymouth Philharmonic Choir – founded in 1970, the 160 members are now led by director and conductor Christopher Fletcher, and are here with soloists Catherine Hamilton, Richard Rowntree and Andrew Mahon to perform Haydn’s The Seasons – St Andrew’s Minster Church, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2AD, 7:00pm, Adult £17, Child £5
  • Dance – Showstoppers 3 – the 65 pupils from Carly Watts dance studio in Torquay perform dances of all types, including ballet, modern, tap, lyrical and street – Babbacombe Theatre, Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LU, 6:30pm, Adult £10, Child £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
  • 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
  • Fireworks – Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations – Brixham switches on its Christmas lights with fireworks, food stalls and a lantern parade – The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8TA, 2:00pm onwards, 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
  • Market – Brixham Christmas Market – local traders and others with some festive goodies – Scala Hall, Brixham Town Hall, New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8TA, 10:00am till 4:00pm, Free
  • Market – All Things Vintage & Festive Show – Christmas fair with over 40 stalls of vintage and handcrafted gifts, live music with the Singing Duo, workshops, beauty parlour, mulled wine and mince pies – Palace Hotel, Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 3TG, 11:00am till 4:00pm, Adult £2, Child Free
  • Market – Crux Craft Fair – high quality, handmade crafts from the South West, now in its 19th year – Rattery Village Hall, Rattery, TQ10 9LD, 10:00am till 5:00pm, Free
  • Market – Table Top Sale – boat jumble, books, bric a brac, cards, Christmas chutneys, gifts and more, raising funds for Dartmouth Caring – Dartmouth Yacht Club, 22 South Embankment, Dartmouth, TQ6 9BB, 11:00am till 1:00pm, Free
  • Skating – Winter Wonderland Ice Rink – outdoor rink in the heart of Plymouth opens to the public, details – The Piazza, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2AA, 9:30am till 6:15pm, Adult £7, Child £5
  • 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 – 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 £6, vendor vans £10, refreshments – Plymouth Argyle Football Club Car Park, Home Park, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ, 10:15am, Free

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