Steeleye Span to play Cheese and Grain & Octagon Theatre during UK Tour

Steeleye Span are fast approaching their 50th anniversary, with a work rate to put many younger artists to shame.  The bands’ eighth album in twelve years – 2016’s Dodgy Bastards – saw them return to the folk tales and characters that have always been at the heart of the Steeleye sound.  Dodgy Bastards saw the folk-rock pioneers continue drawing stories of murder, religion, incest, skulls, honour killings and tormented spirit. Full story: Read more

Yeovilton Military Wives Choir Home For Christmas Tour, Wells Cathedral: 24 November

The Yeovilton Military Wives Choir are delighted to be part of the Military Wives Choir ‘Home for Christmas’ Tour 2017. They will be combining with Taunton and Lyneham Military Wives Choirs to come together and perform on the night and they are really excited to be teaming up with them to show what the Military Wives Choirs can do!  They will be singing at Wells Cathedral on Friday 24 November at 7.30pm; the audience can expect to hear plenty of the choir’s festive favourites, with songs from their ‘Home for Christmas’ album which will be available to purchase on the night. The Home for Christmas tour celebrates the Military Wives Choirs family, bringing ladies from across our choirs together at this special time of year to stand stronger together and express themselves through song. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster or the Cathedral Box Office on 01749 672773.

EUGENE HIDEAWAY BRIDGES, Gillingham School Theatre, 14TH NOVEMBER

Photo ©  Alwyn R Coates

Born in New Orleans, Nine times Blues Music Award nominee Eugene Bridges is a towering presence; a big man with a huge voice and great guitar skills. Dressed in his unique stage suits to his own design, topped off with a Stetson, Eugene plays an unparalleled brand of blues; oozing enough genuine charm to light up a small city. From delivering warm heartfelt soul songs he can switch in moments to getting the whole audience dancing. If you like your blues music laced with soul, funk, gospel and rock, delivered with buckets of class, then Eugene should not be missed. Doors: 7pm Starts 7.30pm. Tickets available from the School Library 01747 833844 Adult £10 / Student £6 / Family (max 2 adults) £30