This Weekend

Saturday 1st November

  • Music – This Little Girl & the Dillicats – four piece family rockabilly/rock 'n' roll band from Margate compising 14-year-old Keri Blackwell on drums and vocals, elder brothers Charlie, aged 17, on piano, sax, vocals and accoustic guitar and John on bass and vocals and their father Nigel on guitar and lead vocals, plus DJ Rockin’ Dave C – Forde Hall Social Club, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4AG, £9
  • 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 Jolly Abbot, 16 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Craig Ayres – singer and guitarist – The Railway Inn, 197 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2BS, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Tarras Minor – three of the six-member folk band from the North of England, namely singer/songwriters Ben Murray and Rory Connor along with bassist Michael Woodward in their smaller venue friendly incarnation as a trio – Kingskerswell Parish Church, Church End Road, Kingskerswell, TQ12 5DS, 7:00pm, £12
  • Music – The Humanitarians – alternative rock originals mixed up with covers of The Clash, Al Wilson, Pulp, Dexys and Kraftwerk – The Bell Inn, 29 Fore Street, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – To The Sun – Adam Isaac, Jay Tamkin, Celine Dos Santos and Joe Harris combine forces to play “uplifting pop/rock/indie/funk” – Offshore Bar and Restaurant, 13/14 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, TQ2 5EG, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Mighty Sasquatch – loud guitars, pumping bass, crashing drums and massive vocals cover rock and grunge from the last two decades – Apple & Parrot, 17 The Strand, Torquay, TQ1 2AA, 9:45pm, Free
  • Music – Skool Daze – uniformed five-piece pop/rock band mixing material ranging from Donna Summer to Adele via The Killers – The Printer’s Elbow, 268 Union Street, Torquay, TQ2 5QU, 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 Standbys – five-piece new-wave post-punk covers band – DT’s, 73 Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HZ, 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 – slytherin – self-proclaimed good time party band claiming to cover all types of music – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 9:30pm, 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, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Stone Angels – covers and originals from youthful Torquay classic rock band – Embassy Tavern, 3 Colin Road, Paignton, TQ3 2NR, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Stipe – REM tribute outfit let by Richard Southern will be automatic for the people while everybody hurts losing my religion only to finally collapse into now – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Kirk Fletcher – blues guitarist who four four years was lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, supported here by The Katie Bradley Band featuring Dudley Ross – South Devon Arts Centre, Scope Complex, 23/24 The Stables, Ford Road, Totnes, TQ9 5LE, 7:30pm, £12
  • Music – Benny Guitar Carr – the frontman for the funky rockin’ blues band, here as a solo – The Castle Inn, The Barnhay, Stoke Gabriel, TQ9 6SA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Grand Canyon – Poole-based four-member country band – Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinner’s Bridge, Dartington, TQ9 6JD, 7:30pm, £6
  • Music – Basher Tate – disco, funk, rock and pop from Devon's self-proclaimed premier party band – South Bay Holiday Park, St Mary's Road, Brixham, TQ5 9QW, 8:30pm, Free
  • 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 – The Long Bar, Union Lane, Brixham, TQ5 8DY, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Wired – allegedly energetic and popular Exmouth-based covers band led by Paul G Robinson – The Bullers Arms, 4 The Strand, Brixham, TQ5 8EH, 9:15pm, Free
  • Music – Louise Parker – vocalist and BBC Radio 2 Best of Jazz regular here sings Nina Simone – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 8:00pm, Adult £10, Child £5
  • Music – The Filthy Gorgeous – seven-piece party band from South Devon, here with a bar and some gourmet burgers – Malborough Village Hall, Salcombe Road, Malborough, TQ7 3BX, 7:30pm, £7
  • Music – Synergy – Spanish guitar and voice duo perform a mix of Latin based songs and instrumentals including traditional flamenco pieces, tangos and rumbas – East Portlemouth Village Hall, The Old Chapel, East Portlemouth, Salcombe, TQ8 8PE, 6:30pm
  • Music – The Old Dogs Blues Band – traditional and modern blues covers band – The Globe Inn, Frogmore, Kingsbridge, TQ7 2NR, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – BarraCoodas – classic and contemporary rock and punk covers from the late 60’s through to the present day – Duke of Cornwall Inn, 3 Keaton Road, Ivybridge, PL21 9DH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Orangutan Wheelbarrow – Tavistock-based rock four-piece trying to cater for everyone’s needs – Devon Tors, Tavistock Road, Yelverton, PL20 6DW, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – One 4 The Road – 6-piece covers band doing their thing to such songs as Heart of Glass, Knock On Wood and Great Balls of Fire – The Burrator Inn, Princetown Road, Dousland, PL20 6NP, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Vicious Kitten – four-piece high energy pop/rock covers band – The Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Street Talk – duo allegedly offering a combination of pop and rock – The Boringdon Arms, Boringdon Terrace, Turnchapel, Plymstock, PL9 9TQ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Darkside of Pink Floyd – do you wish you were here listening to a Floyd tribute band? – The Matchroom Suite, 12 Newnham Road, Colebrook, Plympton, PL7 4AW, 8:00pm, £12
  • Music – The Sound – five-piece covering tracks from bands such as Oasis, The Kings Of Leon, The Killers, Snow Patrol and the Arctic Monkeys – The Lord Louis, Glen Road, Plympton, PL7 2DE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Echoes – Plymouth indie rockers with their own material – The London Inn, 8 Church Road, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth, PL7 1NJ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Opium – self-proclaimed hi-energy covers duo incorporating rock and pop from the late 70's to the present day – Colebrook Inn, Colebrook Road, Plympton, PL7 4AA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Against The Elements – four-piece fronted by both male and female singers performing rock and pop covers – The Queen’s Arms, Seven Stars Lane, Tamerton Foliot, PL5 4NN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Los Limpos – Plymouth purveyors of Americana – The Woodside, 12 Gasking Street, Plymouth, PL4 8DQ, 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 – Memphis Beat – five-piece 50’s/60’s rock ‘n roll, country, blues and rockabilly band – Porters, 21 Looe Street, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL4 0EA, 9:00pm, Free
  • 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 – 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 Golden Hind, 260 Mannamead Road, Crabtree, PL3 5RJ, 9:00pm, 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 – The Railway Inn, 122 Albert Road, Keyham, Plymouth, PL2 1AQ, 9:00pm, 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 – Cherry Tree, 291 Ham Drive, Plymouth, PL2 3NH, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Blue Angel – Plymouth-based 5-piece blues/rock band – The Cock ‘N’ Bull, 2 Adelaide Place, Stonehouse, Plymouth, PL1 3JD, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Hot Candy – billed as a funky pop rock band with sassy female vocals – The Live Lounge, 11 The Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2JL, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – Supersonic – Oasis tribute band from Plymouth don’t look back in anger attempting to ascend their wonderwall – Black Jacks, 8-9 Quay Road, Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2JZ, 10:00pm, Free Cancelled
  • Music – A Total Stranger – pop/rock solo act – The Walrus, Athenaeum Street, Plymouth, PL1 2RH, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Fab – Newton Abbot three-piece featuring Ged Scott covering songs first released between 1963 and 1967 – The Mount Pleasant Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Edwardian Legacy: Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Grainger  – with mezzo-soprano Alison Kettlewell, violinist Mary Eade and conductor Simon Ible – St Andrew’s Minster Church, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2AD, 7:30pm, £17
  • Dance – Murder Mystery Ball – first a four-course dinner and welcome drink, then the ball at which you can play detective, solve the mystery of the gruesome murder and enjoy the party; written especially for the day by local storyteller Kevin Johns – Cavendish Hotel, Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HN, 7:00pm, £15.95
  • 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 – Bizarre Rituals – collective of videographers, musicians and DJs, here for a night of fancy dress, cheap thrills and voodoo rhythms – Barrel House, 59a High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5PB, 8:00pm till 1:00am, £5
  • Theatre – Longwave – comedy performed entirely without dialogue by Tom Lyall and Jamie Wood about two scientists stranded in the middle of nowhere, written and directed by Chris Goode – Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:45pm, £14.70
  • Theatre – The Birthday Party – Harold Pinter’s play performed by the Dartington Playgoers – Studio 1, Space, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 7:30pm, Adult £10, Child £6
  • Theatre – Monkey! – based on the Chinese story Journey to the West, written by Michael Rosen and performed by PuppetCraft Theatre, supposedly perfect for all aged four and more – Scoriton Village Hall, Scoriton, TQ11 0JB, 7:00pm
  • Opera – Carmen – Richard Eyre’s production of Bizet’s melodrama features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili while Pablo Heras-Casado conducts, live from the Metropolitan Opera House – Barn Cinema, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 4:55pm, £20
  • Musical – Faust – DumbWise combine live musicianship and storytelling with a soundtrack of original folk and blues songs to retell Goethe’s story – Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, PL1 2NJ, 7:30pm, £12
  • Ballet – Beauty and the Beast – gothic fairytale choreographed by David Bintley and performed by the Birmingham Royal Ballet – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £17.20-£37.70
  • Children – Children – Captain Skeleton and his beastly crew haunt the Phantom Maze, pumpkin carving, trick or treat, weird workshops, ghost train, scarecrows horror castle and more – Woodlands Leisure Park, Blackawton, Totnes, TQ9 7DQ, 9:30am till 5:00pm, Adult £17.10, Child £12.05
  • Fireworks – Moretonhampstead Fireworks – hot food, mulled wine, fully licensed bar, bonfire lit at 7:00pm, the Skyburst Team fireworks display around half an hour later – Moretonhamstead Sports & Communitry Centre, North Bovey Road, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8NZ, 6:30pm, Adult £5, Child £2.50
  • Fireworks – Bonfire Extravaganza – bouncy castle, dare devil activities, hot food, refreshments, bonfire lit at 6:30pm, fireworks follow at 7:00pm – Riverdart Country Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7NP, 10:00am onwards, £5
  • Fireworks – Bonfire & Fireworks Night – stalls with soup, burgers and goodies, bonfire lit around 6.30pm with the firework display from The Point around 45 minutes later – Shaldon Beach, Shaldon, Teignmouth, TQ14 0DE, 6:00pm, Free
  • Fair – Antiques & Collectables – search the stalls and a bargain you may yet find, stallholders £33.60 inside, £16 outside – The Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3AF, 9:00am till 2:30pm, 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, 9:30pm till 8:15pm, Adult £7, Child £5

Sunday 2nd November

Music – Open Night – both singers and audience welcome – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm £1

Music – Ellingtonia – providing an authentic account of the Duke’s  music with infectious enthusiasm – The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH, 7:30pm, £9

Music – Jazz Lab – improvisational, avant garde jazz played by freeform pianist and University of Plymouth music lecturer Sam Richards, bassist David George, trumpeter Tim Sayer and friends – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP, 8:00pm, Free

Music – Alex Knight – the Devon-based classical guitarist, whose repertoire encompasses classical, Spanish, Renaissance, Baroque, Latin and Celtic music, is here to accompany those who have booked to eat brunch – Hazlewood House, Loddiswell, Kingsbridge, TQ7 4EB, 11:30am till 1:30pm

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 – “Sunday Sessions” – live music and open for tapas & sangria – Bayards Cove Inn, 27 Lower Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9AN, 6:30pm till 9:30pm

Music – Double Trouble – Torquay duo covering the likes of Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, UB 40 and The Stones, augmented here by percussionist John Green – Old Skools, 18 Market Street, Torquay, TQ1 3AQ, 5:00pm, 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 – A Total Stranger – pop/rock solo act – GWRSA Social Club, Mullet Road, Laira, Plymouth, PL3 6TD, 9:00pm, Free

Theatre – Monkey! – based on the Chinese story Journey to the West, written by Michael Rosen and performed by PuppetCraft Theatre, supposedly perfect for all aged four and more – South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach, South Brent, TQ10 9AQ, 3:00pm

Farce – Ha Ha Hood – written by Ben Langley and featuring Su Pollard, Cannon & Ball, Ben Langley and Andy Pickering in the Lincoln green – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 7:30pm, £23.90-£28.90

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

Children – Hallowscream – Captain Skeleton and his beastly crew haunt the Phantom Maze, pumpkin carving, trick or treat, weird workshops, ghost train, scarecrows horror castle and more – Woodlands Leisure Park, Blackawton, Totnes, TQ9 7DQ, 9:30am till 5:00pm, Adult £17.10, Child £12.05

All Night Halloween Ghost Hunt – many souls have lived, loved and died at Torre Abbey and the ‘Spanish Barn’, but only adults can join the hunt – Torre Abbey, The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE, 9:00pm till 4:00am, £35

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

Fireworks – Kingswear Firework Display – it’s an annual event – Jubilee Park & Waterhead Creek, Brixham Road, Kingswear, TQ6 0BD, 5:00pm till 6:30pm

Skating – Winter Wonderland Ice Rink – outdoor rink in the heart of Plymouth opens to the public, details – The Piazza, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2AA, 9:30pm 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 – not in a field but on tarmac, vendor cars £6 – Exeter Racecourse, Haldon Hill, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XS, 1:00pm till 4:00pm, Car Parking £1

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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