Hi all, back with our regular updates. Though we are still some way to returning to normal, the event calendar is looking a little healthier as events are being added. Please note some events listed may have been cancelled and I’ve just not noticed, so check the links before planning anything.
The first Devizes Wide Community Yard Sale will be underway on Sunday, here is what it’s all about: https://devizine.com/2020/07/28/devizes-wide-community-yard-sale-what-a-great-idea/
We’re continuing to support Tanya Borg’s campaign to get her children back, please sign the petition. Though we’ve good news that Danny Kruger has agreed to meet Tanya: https://devizine.com/2020/08/08/tanya-continues-her-campaign-promised-meeting-with-danny-kruger/
And you may have seen our hero, Wayne Cherry walking through town, here’s why: https://devizine.com/2020/08/04/hero-wayne-cherry-back-in-action/
Last time I was allowed out to play, I made haste for the Southgate where the Lost Trades played, and I give you some words on this, and review their debut EP: https://devizine.com/2020/07/30/three-times-better-the-lost-trades-the-southgate/
This week we reviewed Paul Lappin’s new single, Broken Record: https://devizine.com/2020/08/09/paul-lappins-broken-record/
And a nice tune from Bath producer JAY, featuring Ben Keatt, called Sunset Remedy: https://devizine.com/2020/08/08/sunset-remedy-with-jay/
And Atari Pilot’s Right Crew, Wrong Captain: https://devizine.com/2020/07/26/atari-pilots-right-crew-wrong-captain/
For fun, I did a piece on the Worst Pop Crimes of the Mid-Eighties: https://devizine.com/2020/08/02/worst-pop-crimes-of-the-mid-eighties/
And had a little satirical slate at WC’s seagull survey: https://devizine.com/2020/08/08/sign-the-seagull-survey-bob/
There a continuous online Bath art exhibition in aid of Children’s Hospice south west: https://www.artgallerysw.co.uk/bath-art-expo/
And on Fri 14th August, Mad Dog Mcrea online live stream from Bath’s Komedia, and the Beat stream from Birmingham. Find links on the event calendar.
In Swindon, there’s an outdoor Amy Winehouse tribute at the Ridge.
Devizes: Eddie Martin Band @ Southgate from 4pm.
Seend: Paranormal Investigation @ Old Bell
Amesbury: Eddie George Live at The New Inn
Swindon: Sophia & the Soul Brothers at the Cotswold Water Ski Park
Devizes Wide Community Yard Sale
Park Yoga @ Hillworth Pk
Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective @ Southgate
Bath: Two Tunnels Race
Kevin Brown’s Shackdusters Live at The Queens Head, Box
Swindon: Bandit & B2D Present: The Acoustic Sessions @ The Vic: with Mike Barham, Jordy Pearce & Jade Coral Feast. This is free entry, doors at 7pm.
Devizes: Vinyl Realm have a Vinyl Listening Session at the Literary & Scientific Institute
And that’s the week. I’m delighted to say, I’ve worked on a proposal for live acoustic music at Devizes Indie Day on 5th September which has been pitched to relevant councils. Hopefully we will get permission to do this, and as soon as I know, you will too; if you keep in touch with www.devizine.com
Other things to look forward to: The Concert at The Kings has been cancelled this year, but check out some small, social distanced gigs at the Kings Arms in All Cannings: Los Pacaminos with Paul Young is sold out, but tickets are available for 23rd August with the Sloe Train Blues Band: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/concertsatthekingsarmsltd1
On that same Sunday, 23rd August, The Lost Trades play the Queen’s Head in Box, tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/schtumm-presents-the-lost-trades-tickets-115953571253
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