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DIARY

MARCH

THU 4 COURTNEY PINE: SONG (THE BALLAD BOOK) * POSTPONED JAZZPOSTPONEDJAZZ
SAT 6 ANIMAL NOISE + GROFF + CROOKED STATE + FLIP TOP HEAD RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
SUN 7 JOHN SMITH * RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
THU 11 MARTIN TAYLOR & MARTIN SIMPSON RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
FRI 12 ANY SUGGESTIONS, DOCTOR? THE IMPROVISED DOCTOR WHO PARODY RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
SAT 13 TELEPATHY + JOTNARR + SAVAGE REALM + TELLUS EFFLUENTIA POSTPONED GIGSPOSTPONEDGIGS
TUE 16 IVO GRAHAM: THE GAME OF LIFE * RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
THU 18 FROM THE JAM "THATS ENTERTAINMENT" ACOUSTIC TOUR + NINE BELOW ZERO * RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
SUN 21 JENNY ECLAIR: SIXTY! (FFS!) * RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
MON 22 SHACKLETON TRIO * RESCHEDULED FOLKRESCHEDULEDFOLK
WED 24 THE ROARING GIRLS: BEACH BODY READY * CANCELLED PERFORMANCECANCELLEDPERFORMANCE
FRI 26 JARLATH REGAN: NOTIONS ELEVEN POSTPONED COMEDYPOSTPONEDCOMEDY
SAT 27 LOU SANDERS: SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW STEP-MUMMY * POSTPONED COMEDYPOSTPONEDCOMEDY
SUN 28 NU JAZZ WITH ISQ + JAZZ WEDNESDAYS RESCHEDULED JAZZRESCHEDULEDJAZZ
TUE 30 LEE SCRATCH PERRY * RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS

APRIL

THU 1 CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY * 77 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 3 NICK COPE'S FAMILY SHOW 93 tickets left KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 4 KINGDOM OF MADNESS: CLASSIC MAGNUM FEATURING MARK STANWAY, TONY MARTIN, MICKY BARKER, RICHARD BAILEY & MO BIRCH RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
MON 5 TAUPE + LEECHBOOK + JOHN HANNON GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
TUE 6 FOCUS * SOLD OUT GIGSSOLD OUTGIGS
THU 8 KEVIN PEARCE + BOWIE BARTLETT RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
FRI 9 CHOC & GILLY - THE REUNION SHOWS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 10 CHOC & GILLY - THE REUNION SHOWS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 11 HORN FACTORY POSTPONED JAZZPOSTPONEDJAZZ
MON 12 MAIREARAD GREEN & ANNA MASSIE * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 13 LOST VOICE GUY: CEREBRAL LOLSY * RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
FRI 16 UKAEA + DAME AREA GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 18 ONLY FOOLS & BOYCIE - AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ONLY FOOLS & HORSES ACTOR JOHN CHALLIS * RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
TUE 20 KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN: EMPATHY PAINS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 23 LIMEHOUSE LIZZY * RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
SAT 24 GEOFF NORCOTT: I BLAME THE PARENTS RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
SUN 25 ART THEMEN ORGAN TRIO + LEWIS WRIGHT & KIT DOWNES RESCHEDULED JAZZRESCHEDULEDJAZZ
TUE 27 MAGICAL BONES: BLACK MAGIC Online event MAGICBUY TICKETS 
THU 29 RUBBER JAW + ANORAK PATCH + SANDCASTLE JESUS + ANNA'S BONES GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

MAY

SAT 1 CHRIS MCCAUSLAND: SPEAKY BLINDER * RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
SAT 1 TONY LAW COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 2 ROB NEWMAN'S PHILOSOPHY SHOW RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
MON 3 GONG * RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
THU 6 LAURA LEXX: KNEE JERK COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 8 THE ELO ENCOUNTER * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 9 TRUE THINK JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 10 HUNTER MUSKETT * RESCHEDULED FOLKRESCHEDULEDFOLK
FRI 14 DIVA PURPLE - ALL FEMALE TRIBUTE TO DEEP PURPLE + THE UPSY DAISIES RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
MON 17 THE HUT PEOPLE * RESCHEDULED FOLKRESCHEDULEDFOLK
TUE 18 CATHERINE MAY & ANDREW ALLEN: BLUE RESCHEDULED GIGSRESCHEDULEDGIGS
THU 20 REV SIMPKINS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 21 THE SNUTS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 22 SLAY DUGGEE LIVE! KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 23 CLARK TRACEY SEXTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SUN 30 KIM CYPHER QUINTET + SUPPORT JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ

JUNE

SAT 5 JOHN OTWAY & THE BIG BAND * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 6 KEITH JAMES: CONCERT FOR A CHANGING WORLD GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 7 THE MELROSE QUARTET * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
WED 9 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHT 1930S STYLE: BELA LUGOSI'S WHITE ZOMBIE WITH LIVE SCORE HORRORBUY TICKETS 
FRI 11 LIVE/WIRE: THE AC/DC SHOW * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 13 GRAVITON JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
TUE 15 TOM STADE: YOU AINT SEEN NOTHING YET * RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
THU 17 LUCY PORTER: BE PREPARED COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 18 SHAZIA MIRZA: COCONUT COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 19 STEEMY DAN GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 23 FROM THE JAM "THATS ENTERTAINMENT" ACOUSTIC TOUR + NINE BELOW ZERO * 33 tickets left 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
THU 8 SOME KINDA WONDERFUL: THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER WITH NOEL MCCALLA & DEREK NASH BAND GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 10 D'UKES GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 11 TALINKA JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
TUE 13 ARABELLA WEIR, DOES MY MUM LOOM BIG IN THIS?* COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 16 LLOYD GRIFFITH: NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
SAT 17 THE STYLE COUNCILLORS - CAFE BLEU TOUR * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 22 DAVID HARPER'S ROMP WITH THE GEORGIANS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 24 SOFIE HAGEN: THE BUMSWING COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 25 NU JAZZ WITH WILD CARD + SPECIAL GUEST IMAANI JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ

AUGUST

THU 5 KEVIN PEARCE + BOWIE BARTLETT GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 8 MORRISSEY MULLEN LEGACY JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
FRI 13 DIVA PURPLE - ALL FEMALE TRIBUTE TO DEEP PURPLE + THE UPSY DAISIES GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 20 CARL HUTCHINSON LIVE 2021 RESCHEDULED COMEDYRESCHEDULEDCOMEDY
SAT 21 ANIMAL NOISE + GROFF + CROOKED STATE + FLIP TOP HEAD GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 22 DARIUS BRUBECK QUARTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
TUE 31 ROY AYERS UBIQUITY - MYSTIC VOYAGE 45TH ANNIVERSARY * 70 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

SEPTEMBER

THU 2 BIG COUNTRY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 5 LLOYD GRIFFITH: NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 9 ROB NEWMAN'S PHILOSOPHY SHOW COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 11 THE BLACK CHARADE (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE TRIBUTE) + FELL OUT BOY + WE AREN'T PARAMORE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 12 ALINA HIP HARP + SHIRLEY SMART TRIO JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
THU 16 BLANCMANGE * 40 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 19 GEOFF NORCOTT: I BLAME THE PARENTS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 20 SHACKLETON TRIO * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 21 JOHN SMITH * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 23 SIMON EVANS: THE WORK OF THE DEVIL COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
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 * CANCELLED FOLKCANCELLEDFOLK
TUE 28 HENGE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

OCTOBER

SUN 3 ANY SUGGESTIONS, DOCTOR? THE IMPROVISED DOCTOR WHO PARODY COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 4 JOHN MCCUSKER * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 5 MARTIN TAYLOR & MARTIN SIMPSON GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 10 GARY DELANEY: GARY IN PUNDERLAND * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
MON 11 HUNTER MUSKETT * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SAT 16 THE FLOYD EFFECT: THE DARK SIDE OF REASON TOUR 2020 * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 17 ANT LAW QUARTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
THU 21 MARK THOMAS: 50 THINGS ABOUT US COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 22 THE SMYTHS: A TRIBUTE TO THE SMITHS * 46 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 23 DOM JOLY'S HOLIDAY SNAPS - TRAVEL AND COMEDY IN THE DANGER ZONE * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 24 CELEBRATING TUBBY HAYES: SIMON SPILLETT QUARTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
TUE 26 ONLY FOOLS & BOYCIE - AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ONLY FOOLS & HORSES ACTOR JOHN CHALLIS * 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
SUN 7 THE SEARCHERS & HOLLIES EXPERIENCE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 8 PAN AMERICAN + MASAL + BOSCH GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
TUE 9 MARTIN & ELIZA CARTHY * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
THU 11 JENNY ECLAIR: SIXTY! (FFS!) * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 12 SH*T FACED SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 13 SH*T FACED SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 14 MARIA CHIARA ARGIRO GROUP JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 15 FAUSTUS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 16 LEE SCRATCH PERRY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 21 JO HARMAN: UNPLUGGED JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
SAT 27 SECRET AFFAIR * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 28 SAM SWEENEY BAND * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
MON 29 BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 30 IVO GRAHAM: THE GAME OF LIFE * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

DECEMBER

SUN 5 JANETTE MASON NEW JAZZ TRIO: RED ALERT JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 6 THE HUT PEOPLE * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
THU 9 TOM STADE: YOU AINT SEEN NOTHING YET * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 10 KINGDOM OF MADNESS: CLASSIC MAGNUM FEATURING MARK STANWAY, TONY MARTIN, MICKY BARKER, RICHARD BAILEY & MO BIRCH GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 18 A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: THE MOVIE... AND THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
2022

JANUARY

SAT 8 CARL HUTCHINSON LIVE 2021 COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 21 CATHERINE MAY & ANDREW ALLEN: BLUE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 22 THE PRETTIEST STARMAN * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 23 SARAH GILLESPIE + RUTA DI JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 31 THE CHURCHFITTERS * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK

FEBRUARY

SAT 5 COMMITTED TO THE BLUES BROTHERS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 27 EMPIRICAL + PLACKETT/SIMONS DUO * JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ

MARCH

SAT 5 GONG * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 7 LEVERET * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SUN 13 EMILY SAUNDERS JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
FRI 18 JOHN LENNON TRIBUTE UK PRESENTS LENNON RETROSPECTIVE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 27 NU JAZZ WITH ISQ + JAZZ WEDNESDAYS JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ

APRIL

FRI 15 LOST VOICE GUY: CEREBRAL LOLSY * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 21 ROVING CROWS FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
FRI 22 CHRIS MCCAUSLAND: SPEAKY BLINDER * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 24 ART THEMEN ORGAN TRIO + LEWIS WRIGHT & KIT DOWNES JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ

MAY

FRI 20 LIMEHOUSE LIZZY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS