The Plough Arts Centre

The Plough Arts Centre
9–11 Fore Street, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8HQ
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Originally the site of a 1500s town house, The Plough has served as an arts centre since 1975.

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The Baghdaddies

The Baghdaddies' exuberant brand of world music is an exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves and sizzling brass played with furious energy and theatrical humour,

Fri 10 Nov


Baka Beyond

Musicians from 6 countries in the Celtic fringes of Europe and the West coast of Africa join together to play the most original live world fusion sound around. After more than 2 decades of mixing African and Celtic music in equal measure, Baka Beyond have become one of the finest danceable bands around, creating the…

Fri 13 Oct


Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan

Known for her passionate singing, subtle arrangements, and great humour, Barb Jungr is the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the 20th century, Bob Dylan. Variously described by critics as magnificent, mesmerizing and magical, Barb Jungr has built a formidable reputation as an international live…

Tue 5 Dec


Ben Maggs

Contemporary folk.

Sun 24 Sep


Christine Tobin - Pelt

In 2012 Christine won a BASCA British Composers Award for her spellbinding settings of poems by WB Yeats, 'Sailing to Byzantium'. The award included a commission to write new music. Tobin's latest album PELT is the result of this commission. PELT is Christine's settings of poems and lyrics by contemporary Pulitzer Prize…

Sat 27 Jan 2018


David Lynch: The Art Life

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Jon Nguyen

Director David Lynch traces the events that have helped to shape his creative output. The film is not without insights, but Lynch is evasive. Although intriguing, it is perhaps one for Lynch completists only.

Thu 21 Sep

  • 19:00

Dr John Cooper Clarke

John Cooper Clarke, aka 'the people’s poet’ presents his latest show, a mix of classic verse, new material, ponderings on modern life, riffs and chat.

Sat 23 Sep



  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity…

Tue 26 Sep

  • 20:00

Eduardo Niebla

If you don't know the stunning guitar playing of Eduardo Niebla, you're in for a treat. The virtuoso Spanish guitarist makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers; brilliant flamenco jazz fusion, full of passion and verve.

Thu 1 Feb 2018


Elles Bailey And Band

Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country, and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge. What's more, fate has blessed her with a smoky vocal style that perfectly fits her music, after a stint in hospital as a child changed her voice forever.

Fri 8 Dec


A Ghost Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Lowery
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Sonia Acevedo, Casey Affleck, Carlos Bermudez

C (Affleck) and M (Mara) are a couple; when C is killed in a car crash, he returns as a ghost to make contact with M. Lowery manages to reanimate the corny old trope of the ghost under a bedsheet, creating a story about grief and a captivating reflection on the enormity of mankind’s existence.

Sun 24 Sep

  • 15:00

Heidi Talbot

Following the release of Here We Go, 1, 2, 3, the recipient of 2008's Indie Acoustic award and the multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee, Heidi Talbot is exploring the idea of jumping, whether it's into new musical territories, new bands, new studio, new label, new family new everything. Her fifth solo LP plays to the…

Sat 21 Oct


John Illsley

Live music from the Dire Straits bassist.

Thu 2 Nov


Johnny Hates Jazz

The 80s duo, consisting of Clark Datchler and Mike Nocito, perform their new wave hits in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Turn Back The Clock.

Fri 6 Oct


Judie Tzuke

Folky pop singer-songwriter best known for her hit 'Stay with Me Til Dawn'.

Sat 11 Nov


Kent Duchaine

DuChaine has shared the stage with many of the greatest Bluesmen & Blueswomen including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker & Margie Evans. DuChaine plays an 83 year old National Steel guitar kitted out with extra heavy gauge strings to be able to cope with his powerful playing style.

Fri 2 Feb 2018


Limehouse Lizzy

A tribute to the hard rock of Thin Lizzy.

Fri 16 Feb 2018


London Klezmer Quartet

Formed in 2009 this group celebrate the Jewish music of Eastern Europe.

Sun 3 Dec


Mitch Benn

Join Mitch Benn, the country's leading musical satirist" (The Times) and a regular on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show for more than a decade as he takes you through a fantastical journey with all his trademark music and witticisms!

Sat 17 Feb 2018


P P Arnold

Arriving in England as an Ikette with the Ike & Tina Revue, PP was spotted by Mick Jagger who immediately convinced Andrew Loog Oldham to sign her to his "Immediate" record label. Several huge hits followed, the best-known being 'The First Cut Is The Deepest', Angel Of The Morning and '(If You Think You're Groovy)'.

Sat 14 Oct


The Paperboys

Wrapping up their 24th anniversary year, Vancouver Canadian musician Tom Landa, is looking back on the legacy of his much-loved folk rock band The Paperboys. For two decades, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their free-wheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to…

Fri 3 Nov


Paul Foot: Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Surreal and chaotic humour from the 2013 Sydney Comedy Award-winning stand-up.

Sun 22 Oct


Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

Ruggedly durable and timeless, the Blues is perhaps more popular today than it has ever been. Young musicians still cut their teeth on its enticing, 12-bar appeal, but its real rewards, true virtuosity, poise and knowledge, only come with age. Founder members of The Blues Band, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly's tangled and…

Sat 13 Jan 2018


Paul Young And Los Pacaminos

Los Pacaminos features Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy (UK's premier pedal steel player) and play the very best in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion. This is a Tequila fuelled Tex Mex party night, as each venue…

Fri 23 Feb 2018


Phil Wang: Kinabalu

  • 4 stars

Phil Wang, son of the British Empire, muses on the realities of being a British East Asian in his laid back style.

Sat 21 Oct


  • 20:00

Richard Digance

Richard resumes as normal after his Golden Anniversary celebrations of 2017 with a series of dates doing what he loves best, telling stories, playing the guitar and singing songs. This year there's a whole new show having shaken off the nostalgic trip of 50 years last year. With a BAFTA Nomination as TV Entertainer Of…

Sat 10 Feb 2018


Steve Bugeja: Summer Camp

A true story of what happened when Steve spent his summer working at a kids camp in America.

Sat 25 Nov

£13 ( £11)

  • 20:00

Steve Knightley

From floor spots in East Devon folk clubs to selling out the Royal Albert Hall Steve takes you on a musical journey featuring the songs and artists that kick started his writing. Expect 'Show of Hands' classics like 'Cousin Jack' 'Country life' and 'AIG' as well as material from the likes of Dylan, Carthy, Bowie…

Thu 11 Jan 2018


Fri 12 Jan 2018


Steve Poltz

Only two years after suffering a stroke and going blind on stage, troubadour Steve Poltz is back doing what he loves - making fans laugh, cry and feel pure emotion. An improvisational storyteller, the Nashville-based Poltz often spins the true tale of a Mexican drug bust with his girlfriend Jewel which led to writing…

Sun 1 Oct


The Tannahill Weavers

The Tannahill Weavers' arrangements blend the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms.

Sun 11 Feb 2018


Zion Train

One of the most unique and enjoyable live dub acts on the planet, their use of dynamic onstage dub mixing whilst performing alongside acoustic instruments and exceptional vocalists, make Zion Train one of a kind. They celebrate 30 years in 2018 and have played over 2,500 shows including Woodstock (Poland), Madasound…

Fri 22 Sep


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