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DIARY

OCTOBER

FRI 2 FARMERS MARKET * CANCELLED MARKETCANCELLEDMARKET
FRI 2 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * CANCELLED COMEDYCANCELLEDCOMEDY
SAT 3 CHANGESTWOBOWIE * RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
SAT 3 NICK COPE'S FAMILY SHOW RESCHEDULED KIDSRESCHEDULEDKIDS
SUN 4 ANT LAW QUARTET RESCHEDULED JAZZRESCHEDULEDJAZZ
THU 8 LONDON CALLING: SANDINISTA! 40TH ANNIVERSARY * CANCELLED GIGSCANCELLEDGIGS
FRI 9 BLANCMANGE * RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
MON 12 FAUSTUS * POSTPONED FOLKPOSTPONEDFOLK
THU 15 CATHERINE MAY & ANDREW ALLEN: BLUE RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
FRI 16 IAIN STIRLING: FAILING UPWARDS * RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
SAT 17 THE VAPORS * CANCELLED GIGSCANCELLEDGIGS
SUN 18 EMPIRICAL + PLACKETT/SIMONS DUO * RESCHEDULED JAZZRESCHEDULEDJAZZ
MON 19 HUNTER MUSKETT * RESCHEDULED FOLKRESCHEDULEDFOLK
TUE 20 LEE SCRATCH PERRY * RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
FRI 23 TRANSMISSION: THE SOUND OF JOY DIVISION * RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
SAT 24 SLAY DUGGEE LIVE! RESCHEDULED KIDSRESCHEDULEDKIDS
MON 26 MARTIN & ELIZA CARTHY * POSTPONED FOLKPOSTPONEDFOLK
TUE 27 NOUVELLE VAGUE * CANCELLED GIGSCANCELLEDGIGS
THU 29 JASON BYRNE: AUDIENCE PRECIPITATION * RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
FRI 30 KINGDOM OF MADNESS: CLASSIC MAGNUM FEATURING MARK STANWAY, TONY MARTIN, MICKY BARKER, RICHARD BAILEY & MO BIRCH RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS

NOVEMBER

SUN 1 MARIA CHIARA ARGIRO GROUP JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 2 AN AUDIENCE WITHOUT JAKE THACKRAY * RESCHEDULED FOLKRESCHEDULEDFOLK
THU 5 STONE FOUNDATION * RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
FRI 6 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 6 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 7 THE LIPSINKERS CABARETBUY TICKETS 
TUE 10 R.E.M. BY STIPE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 12 ANIMAL NOISE + GROFF + CROOKED STATE + FLIP TOP HEAD GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 13 THE CHRISTIANS * CANCELLED GIGSCANCELLEDGIGS
SAT 14 THE ULTIMATE COMMITMENTS AND BLUES BROTHERS EXPERIENCE * CANCELLED GIGSCANCELLEDGIGS
SUN 15 MO FOSTER & FRIENDS: MUSIC OF THE GREAT JAZZ COMPOSERS JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
TUE 17 THE RHYTHM KINGS FEATURING BEVERLEY SKEETE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 19 GONG * RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
FRI 20 SECRET AFFAIR * RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
SAT 21 SH*T FACED SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET * RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
SUN 22 SH*T FACED SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET * RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
SAT 28 JOHN LENNON TRIBUTE UK PRESENTS LENNON RETROSPECTIVE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 29 JO HARMAN: UNPLUGGED JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 30 BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST * RESCHEDULED FOLKRESCHEDULEDFOLK

DECEMBER

TUE 1 ROY AYERS UBIQUITY - MYSTIC VOYAGE 45TH ANNIVERSARY * 51 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 3 THE BLACK CHARADE (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE TRIBUTE) + FELL OUT BOY + WE AREN'T PARAMORE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 4 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 4 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 5 CHRIS MCCAUSLAND: SPEAKY BLINDER * RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
SUN 6 JANET MASON NEW JAZZ TRIO: RED ALERT JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 7 SAM SWEENEY BAND * RESCHEDULED FOLKRESCHEDULEDFOLK
FRI 11 ROB NEWMAN'S PHILOSOPHY SHOW RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
SAT 12 A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: THE MOVIE... AND THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 14 THE THUMPING TOMMIES * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
FRI 18 THE SPECIALS LTD * CANCELLED GIGSCANCELLEDGIGS
WED 23 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY
THU 24 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY
TUE 29 THE SMYTHS: A TRIBUTE TO THE SMITHS * 46 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
2021

JANUARY

SUN 3 TONY LAW COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
WED 6 HENGE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 7 DOM JOLY'S HOLIDAY SNAPS - TRAVEL AND COMEDY IN THE DANGER ZONE * RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
SAT 9 DAVID HARPER'S ROMP WITH THE GEORGIANS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
TUE 12 THE STYLE COUNCILLORS - CAFE BLEU TOUR * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 16 THE PRETTIEST STARMAN * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 18 THE HUT PEOPLE * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 19 TOM STADE: YOU AINT SEEN NOTHING YET * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 22 STEPHEN K AMOS: BEFORE AND LAUGHTER RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
SUN 24 SARAH GILLESPIE + RUTA DI JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
TUE 26 LAURA LEXX: KNEE JERK COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 28 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHT 1930S STYLE: BELA LUGOSI'S WHITE ZOMBIE WITH LIVE SCORE HORRORBUY TICKETS 
FRI 29 LUCY PORTER: BE PREPARED RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
SUN 31 KEITH JAMES: CONCERT FOR A CHANGING WORLD GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

FEBRUARY

MON 1 THE CHURCHFITTERS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 2 ANDREW MAXWELL: REALITY * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 4 BEC HILL: OUT OF ORDER CANCELLED COMEDYCANCELLEDCOMEDY
THU 11 ARABELLA WEIR, DOES MY MUM LOOM BIG IN THIS?* COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 20 JOHN OTWAY & THE BIG BAND * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 21 SOFIE HAGEN: THE BUMSWING COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 25 EMILY SAUNDERS JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
FRI 26 THE THINKING DRINKERS: PUB QUIZ * RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY

MARCH

TUE 2 ROEDELIUS + PHILIP MILL CANCELLED GIGSCANCELLEDGIGS
THU 4 COURTNEY PINE: SONG (THE BALLAD BOOK) * JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SUN 7 JOHN SMITH * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 11 MARTIN TAYLOR & MARTIN SIMPSON GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 12 ANY SUGGESTIONS, DOCTOR? THE IMPROVISED DOCTOR WHO PARODY COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 13 TELEPATHY + JOTNARR + SAVAGE REALM + TELLUS EFFLUENTIA GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
TUE 16 IVO GRAHAM: THE GAME OF LIFE * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 18 FROM THE JAM "THATS ENTERTAINMENT" ACOUSTIC TOUR + NINE BELOW ZERO * 54 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 21 JENNY ECLAIR: SIXTY! (FFS!) * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 22 SHACKLETON TRIO * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
WED 24 THE ROARING GIRLS: BEACH BODY READY * PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
FRI 26 JARLATH REGAN: NOTIONS ELEVEN COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 27 LOU SANDERS: SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW STEP-MUMMY * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 28 NU JAZZ WITH ISQ + JAZZ WEDNESDAYS JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
TUE 30 LEE SCRATCH PERRY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

APRIL

THU 1 CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY * 80 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 3 NICK COPE'S FAMILY SHOW KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 4 KINGDOM OF MADNESS: CLASSIC MAGNUM FEATURING MARK STANWAY, TONY MARTIN, MICKY BARKER, RICHARD BAILEY & MO BIRCH GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 5 TAUPE + LEECHBOOK + JOHN HANNON GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
TUE 6 FOCUS * SOLD OUT GIGSSOLD OUTGIGS
THU 8 KEVIN PEARCE + BOWIE BARTLETT GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 9 CHOC & GILLY - THE REUNION SHOWS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 10 CHOC & GILLY - THE REUNION SHOWS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 11 HORN FACTORY JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 12 MAIREARAD GREEN & ANNA MASSIE * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 13 LOST VOICE GUY: CEREBRAL LOLSY * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 16 UKAEA + DAME AREA GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 18 ONLY FOOLS & BOYCIE - AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ONLY FOOLS & HORSES ACTOR JOHN CHALLIS * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
TUE 20 KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN: EMPATHY PAINS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 23 LIMEHOUSE LIZZY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 25 ART THEMEN ORGAN TRIO + LEWIS WRIGHT & KIT DOWNES JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
THU 29 RUBBER JAW + ANORAK PATCH + SANDCASTLE JESUS + ANNA'S BONES GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

MAY

SAT 1 CHRIS MCCAUSLAND: SPEAKY BLINDER * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 2 ROB NEWMAN'S PHILOSOPHY SHOW COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 3 GONG * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 8 THE ELO ENCOUNTER * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 9 TRUE THINK JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 10 HUNTER MUSKETT * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
FRI 14 DIVA PURPLE - ALL FEMALE TRIBUTE TO DEEP PURPLE + JULIE USHER TWISTED BLUES + THE UPSY DAISIES GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
TUE 18 CATHERINE MAY & ANDREW ALLEN: BLUE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 20 REV SIMPKINS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 22 SLAY DUGGEE LIVE! KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 23 CLARK TRACEY SEXTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SUN 30 KIM CYPHER QUINTET: FUNKY SAX PLAYER MEETS 40S JAZZ SINGER JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ

JUNE

MON 7 THE MELROSE QUARTET * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
FRI 11 LIVE/WIRE: THE AC/DC SHOW * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 13 GRAVITON JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
THU 17 LUCY PORTER: BE PREPARED COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 19 STEEMY DAN GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 24 STEPHEN K AMOS: BEFORE AND LAUGHTER COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 26 TRANSMISSION: THE SOUND OF JOY DIVISION * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 27 ALISON RAYNER QUINTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ

JULY

SAT 3 CHANGESTWOBOWIE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 10 D'UKES GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

SEPTEMBER

THU 2 BIG COUNTRY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 12 ALINA HIP HARP + SHIRLEY SMART TRIO JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
THU 16 BLANCMANGE * 48 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 24 JASON BYRNE: AUDIENCE PRECIPITATION * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 25 THE THINKING DRINKERS: PUB QUIZ * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 26 CHRIS ALLARD QUARTET + SPECIAL GUEST CHARLIE WOOD JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 27 JIMMY ALDRIDGE & SID GOLDSMITH * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK

OCTOBER

SAT 16 THE FLOYD EFFECT: THE DARK SIDE OF REASON TOUR 2020 * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 17 ANT LAW QUARTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SAT 23 DOM JOLY'S HOLIDAY SNAPS - TRAVEL AND COMEDY IN THE DANGER ZONE * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 29 IAIN STIRLING: FAILING UPWARDS * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

NOVEMBER

MON 1 AN AUDIENCE WITHOUT JAKE THACKRAY * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SAT 6 STONE FOUNDATION * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 12 SH*T FACED SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 13 SH*T FACED SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 27 SECRET AFFAIR * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 28 SAM SWEENEY BAND * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
MON 29 BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
2022

FEBRUARY

SUN 27 EMPIRICAL + PLACKETT/SIMONS DUO * JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ