First Friday Jazz Club – 1st June 2018

Professional bands playing every first Friday.

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Doors open at 8pm for 8.30pm start. Click here for tickets.

This month’s band is Pete Miller and the City Steam Jazz Band  a 6 piece trad jazz band.

City Steam is a Devon based band that regularly performs throughout the South-West from Penzance to Bristol, to Dorchester. They play at various jazz clubs and festivals as well as numerous pub/restaurant venues.

Formed over 25 years ago, City Steam is one of the longest running jazz bands in the South West. Over the years, it has drawn on a wide pool of musicians with founder-member Dave Martin ensuring continuity. The current line up represents the core of the band for the past four years and features on the band’s two latest CDs.

They are Dave Martin, Steve Cockett, Ron Hurst, Tim Walker, Pete Miller and Chris Stockings. All extremely experienced and talented musicians. They will be playing and eclectic mix of jazz, largely from the 1920’s and 30’s with a style rooted in the songs, rags and marches of New Orleans. Their repertoire also includes later jazz songs, ballads and dance tunes as well as more modern rocking blues and numbers with a lively Latin feel.

City Steam

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Licenced bar and coffee shop will be open.


Every second Friday – Acoustic Night – 7.30 for 8pm – £4 per person – pay on the door.

Join us for an evening of live music hosted by Jim Watts. There will be a bar and the cafe will be open for tea, coffee and soft drinks.

Next date is 11th May 2018.

Acoustic Night

Every Wednesday evening YOGA with Antonia Ryan

New Yoga Classes at The Oak Rooms May 2018

Every first Thursday starting – next one 3rd May

Shamanic Drumming Group

7.30pm – 9.30pm with Keri Dedman-Manning

Join us for a nurturing and supportive drumming group. Drums can be provided. Cost £6 per session.

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Coming up in June

Two Robbies Poster

Join us for a fun night of comedy with Robert Garnham and Rob Barratt, two of the South West’s funniest spoken word artists. Both of the Robbies perform all around the UK as well as internationally. After several years of enjoying each other’s work they have come together to present an evening of thought-provoking poetry, whimsy, song and daftness.

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Robert Garnham is a comedy spoken word artist, originally from Surrey. His whimsy-driven poems are off-beat, high energy and hilariously deadpan, looking at everything from badgers who want to be in soap operas, a love affair with a Muppet, to loading the dishwasher with a famous opera singer. He’s a multiple slam champion and twice long-listed as Spoken Word Artist of the Year. He recently headlined at The Duplex Cabaret in New York and the King Kong Klub in Berlin, and has been featured on a TV advert for a Building Society.

“An excellent poet with an inimitable voice and a nice smile”. (Matt Harvey).

 “Wise beyond his years“. (Word NYC).

Rob Barratt is a Dudley-born and Cornwall-based comic poet, humourist and singer. His brain-tickling, word-mangling performance combines clever word play, verse and song with satire, parody and audience participation. Rob deals with such important topics as squid, data-driven education, Neanderthal politics, the weather in Scotland, distressed furniture and tuk-tuks. In recent years Rob has appeared at folk, literature and arts festivals all over the UK and in Ireland and Australia.

“This is not only clever but I think it’s very funny” (Mike Harding)

“His head is well and truly located in ‘Planet Barratt’, clearly a place of wonderfully bizarre inspiration” (Coventry Telegraph)

 “One of the funniest performers yet. His audience was with him from the moment he began“ (Write Angle, Petersfield)

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