Classical

Plymouth Symphony Orchestra with Guy Johnston (cello) at Plymouth Guildhall (review)

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Plymouth Symphony Orchestra with Guy Johnston

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture – more about overall effect than the number of right notes played – proved a fine concert-opener and as such almost took the Guildhall’s roof off with its tumultuous ending. 
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Devon Baroque Ensemble Great Hall, Dartington (review)

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Devon Baroque Ensemble

If you’re into period-instruments, there’s perhaps nothing better than listening to Devon Baroque perform with its regular full complement of players. But when called upon, its smaller chamber-music setup can be equally as effective in playing music of the time the way contemporary audiences would have heard it.
 
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Art

Eclectic Collective exhibition at Harbour House, Kingsbridge (news)

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Jason Pengelly Untitled

Eclectic Collective exhibition, featuring textiles and mixed media works alongside drawing and painting will be at Harbour House in Kingsbridge.

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Art

An exhibition of paintings by Arthur Glendinning at Harbour House, Kingsbridge (news)

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Arthur Glendinning From The Terrace

Harbour House in Kingsbridge is the venue for an exhibition of paintings by Arthur Glendinning.

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Gigs

Ben Poole brings his version of modern blues to Exeter (news)

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Ben Poole

Blues guitarist Ben Poole is on tour promoting his new album Live at the Albert Hall, and he’ll be calling in to the Exeter Phoenix

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Gigs

Marc Almond's Velvet Trail Tour calls into Bristol's Colston Hall (news)

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Marc Almond

Iconic singer and performer Marc Almond has announced a full UK tour in April 2015 to follow the release of his much-awaited new record – entitled The Velvet Trail – on March 2, 2015.

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Gigs

The Decemberists play Bristol's O2 Academy as part of European tour (news)

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Indie folkband The Decemberists are back for a UK and European tour to coincide with the release of their new album, and will be popping into Bristol’s O2 Academy on the way.

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Art

Uganda and Other Places exhibition at Harbour House, Kingsbridge (news)

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Janette Jagger Uganda

Harbour House is the venue for a lively exhibition of paintings by Janette Jagger.

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Ten Tors Orchestra Edwardian Legacy Minster Church of St Andrew (review)

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Simon Ible & Alison Kettlewell (inset)

Simon Ible & Alison Kettlewell (inset)

What a wonderful tonic this programme was, with its Edwardian Legacy theme for, however much our country has changed since the early years of the 20th century, one thing which still shines through untarnished is that essential Englishness heard in the works of Elgar and Vaughan Williams.

Ten Tors Orchestra opened this unashamed slice of nostalgia with a superb performance of Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture where conductor Simon Ible so successfully reigned in his additional resources with all the skill of a winning jockey, until the tumultuous climax where the splendid St Andrew’s organ made its memorable contribution.

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Theatre

Experiences as a females in the Western world: Sirens at The Drum, Plymouth

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Ontroerend Goed

Following a critically acclaimed season at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, multi award-winning Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed’s Theatre Royal Plymouth co-production Sirens returns to The Drum this autumn.

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