- Friday 1 October: ‘This Ragged Edge’ book launch at 6pm, with poetry, photography and stories about the South Devon coastline. This Ragged Edge is the story of a journey by three artists and friends between Salcombe and Dartmouth in 2018. Seeking out secluded coves, shipwrecks and wind ravaged headlands they end up walking through the heart of an Arctic storm. FREE
- Saturday 2 October: ‘Arcadia unlocked’ Late Night Jazz - Nishla Smith and Tom Harris; Part of the Two Moors Music Festival – See: www.twomoorsfestival.co.uk/. Tickets and info at: https://tickets.twomoorsfestival.co.uk/sales/2021-festival/dartmoor-weekend/saturday-2nd-october/late-night-jazz---nishla-smith/ticket
- Sunday 3 October: Riviera Ramblers: – monthly sessionat 1pm nostalgic jazz and swing from some great local musicians in this monthly residency which is deservedly starting to attract a crowd on a Sunday afternoon. Tickets £9 or £6 or £3 or Free. Book here or just turn up!
- Sunday 3 October: Matthew Gest’s Boogie Troop: from 7pm. One of the UK’s most distinctive, energetic and creative pianists who fuses blues and boogie with his classical virtuosity to bring a new dimension to the New Orleans-inspired piano style. He and his high energy trio, Pete Bingham (bass) and Sam Walker (drums), let fly through a set of piano-rattling boogie-woogies, rags, blues classics and some good time rock and roll. Book here - £13 or £10 or £6 or just turn up.
- Tuesday 5 October 2021: from 7pm Dom Martin (original songs) Belfast-born, multi-award-winning singer/songwriter, inspired but not constrained by the blues. In 2019 he burst onto the UK and European music scene with a unique guitar style and voice, captivating audiences everywhere. His main musical influences are Rory Gallagher, Tom Waits, John Martyn, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters. Tickets £13 or £10 or £6 – Tickets and info at : www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.
- Friday 8 October 2021: Day, Evans, Dale at 7.30pm: Improvised music plus performance poetry. Steve Day, words, percussion; Peter Evans, electric violin, soundboard; Julian Dale, double bass, bowed percussion They've been described as "beguiling", "awesome", "incredibly unique". with special guest to start the evening: James Stallard who has worked with Julie Tippetts, John Phillips & BeforePoets. He has performed at the Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives & been poet-in-residence at the Greenbank, Bristol. Tickets £13 or £10 or £6 – pay what you like at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/519755 .
- Sunday 3 October 2021: Riviera Ramblers (nostalgic swing) – monthly session. Come along! at 1pm
- Saturday 9 October 2021: The Scribes: 7.30pm. Bristol-based rap quartet who were amazing last-minute replacement headliners at the new Little Big Festival. £13 or £10 or £6 – pay what you can https://www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.
- Sunday 10 October 2021: ‘The Becoming’ 7.30pm: storytelling at its most imaginative; poetry, music, percussion and song with musical improvisation and interludes to represent the sea in all its guises. Directed by author, poet and singer Nicola Harrison, the show features selkies, mermaids, pirate girls, seahorses; crabs dance and starfish sing of outer space. The band creates the music of the sea with intriguing percussion by folk musician Jo May and virtuoso guitar playing by Gerard Cousins. The extraordinary sea odyssey is shaped by Pete Watson’s accordion soundscape, with singers from different parts of Devon and Cornwall coming together, fronted by Brixham’s shanty group ‘Missin’ Tackle’, with folk dancing for everyone at the end of the event, if you like. Tickets £13 or £10 or £6 – take your pick via https://www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts –or just turn up. See http://ashburtonarts.org.uk/events/the-becoming-sea-shanties-and-play/.
- Friday 15 October 2021: ‘Long for the Coast’ and Dan Whitehouse
- Saturday 16 October 2021: Byron Wallen Four Corners (Jazz)
- Saturday 23 October 2021: Midnight Skyracer (bluegrass/folk) more info and tickets
- Monday 26 October 2021: Not Only But Also The Blues
- Saturday 30 October 2021: Alice’s Mini Tea Party (alt/steam punk/other)
- Sunday 31 October 2021: Earl Okin TBC. Singer/songwriter/Jazz singer/musician (and legendary mouth-trumpeter).
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