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.

Events at this venue

There are 31 events at this location

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Albert Lee And His Electric Band

Albert Lee makes a welcome return to The Plough Arts Centre after a sell-out gig a year ago. Book early!

Fri 23 Mar 2018

£25.85

Amarcord

  • 1973
  • Italy/France
  • 2h 3min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Federico Fellini
  • Written by: Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra
  • Cast: Bruno Zanin, Magali' Noel, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia

Fellini's joyous, autobiographical look back at life in Rimini in the 1930s is the work of the master in his most outgoing mood, a constant procession of remarkable images and memorable moments, despite the looming shadow of Italian Fascism.

Wed 22 Nov

  • 20:00

The Amy Winehouse Experience Aka Lioness

In just four years Amy won 5 Grammy's 3 Ivor Novello's, a Mercury Prize, and Brit Award and for a time achieved the UK's best-selling album of the 21st century with Back to Black. Amassing over 10 million Facebook followers, Amy achieved both global fame and popularity whilst effortlessly retaining absolute…

Sat 17 Mar 2018

£19.80

Andy Irvine

For more than 40 years, Andy has been a world music pioneer and icon for traditional music and musicians. Founder member of bands such as Sweeney's Men, Planxty, Patrick Street, Mozaik, and now Usher's Island he has been hailed as 'a tradition in himself' (Irish Press). Musician, singer and songwriter, few others can…

Thu 5 Apr 2018

£17.60

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

£17.60

Belonging: The Truth Behind the Headlines

  • 2017
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Morag Livingstone
  • Written by: Morag Livingstone

A look at the events that surrounded three industrial disputes, focusing on three governments and exploring where power really lies in the UK.

Sun 26 Nov

  • 15:00

Blade Runner 2049

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto
  • UK release: 6 October 2017

Blade Runner K (Gosling) is tasked with finding replicants who are passing themselves off as human, but then he makes an earth-shattering, game-changing discovery. Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel to Scott’s original is beautiful, powerful and relevant; Gosling is exceptional, and Ford steals the show as the ageing but…

Fri 24 Nov

  • 20:00

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

£17.60

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

£16.50

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

£13.20

Graham Fellows: Completely Out Of Character

Graham Fellows has performed as the comic character, John Shuttleworth for over 25 years on stage, TV and Radio, delighting audiences throughout the UK with his songs and quirky take on everyday life. Now Graham, minus purple leather jacket and fawn slacks (but fully clothed!) steps out from behind the keyboard to plug in…

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£16.50

Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I?

Stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies – from forty years of travelling – down rivers and up mountains, into Africa, out of India, and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen.

Sat 24 Mar 2018

£24.20

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired

After 50 years of expert commentary on international cricket, Henry Blofeld has hung up his microphone for good. In this farewell show, he shares previous unheard anecdotes plus secrets about the Test Match Special team, which would not be allowed on the radio.

Sat 7 Apr 2018

£21

  • 20:00

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

£13.20

Limehouse Lizzy

A tribute to the hard rock of Thin Lizzy.

Fri 16 Feb 2018

£17.60

London Klezmer Quartet

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

Sun 3 Dec

£15.40

Loving Vincent

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK / Poland
  • 1h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Dorota Kobiela/Hugh Welchman
  • Cast: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk
  • UK release: 13 October 2017

Armand Roulin (Booth) tries to find out what happened to the late artist Vincent can Gogh (Gulaczyk). Live action footage was hand-painted over to give a van Gogh-like effect, and the result is visually intoxicating, adding up more than the novelty of its sumptuous parts.

Thu 23 Nov

  • 17:30

Sun 26 Nov

  • 17:30

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

£14.85

The Mountain Between Us

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Hany Abu-Assad
  • Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges
  • UK release: 6 October 2017

Alex (Winslet), a photojournalist, and Ben (Elba), a surgeon, are flying to Denver in a charter plane when their pilot suffers a midair stroke and their plane comes down. Despite thrilling real-life backdrops, Winslet and Elba's lack of chemistry hobbles the not very credible romance that develops between them, and you…

Sun 26 Nov

  • 19:30

Thu 30 Nov

  • 20:00

My Pure Land

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Sarmad Masud
  • Cast: Suhaee Abro, Tayyab Ifzal, Eman Fatima

A mother and her two daughters fight to protect their home in rural Pakistan, using machine guns to fight off armed men. When their bullet supplies start running low, they refuse to give up. Based on a remarkable true story.

Wed 29 Nov

  • 20:00

The Party

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 11min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sally Potter
  • Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones
  • UK release: 13 October 2017

Janet (Scott Thomas) is throwing a party to celebrate her promotion to Shadow Health Minister, but as friends arrive, secrets emerge and it all starts to unravel. Potter’s most accessible and uproarious film yet runs to a succinct 71 minutes but expertly takes the pulse of the nation.

Wed 22 Nov

  • 18:00

Thu 23 Nov

  • 15:00

Fri 24 Nov

  • 18:00

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

£27.50

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

£22

Richard Digance

Comedy folk singer-songwriter.

Sat 10 Feb 2018

£22

Simon Day In Character

BRIAN PERN Prog rocker and humanitarian Brian will perform a unique piece involving music and some modern dance. Brian can be regularly seen on his critically acclaimed fly on the wall doc show, Life of Rock on BBC 2 & 4. on the last one he was given up for dead but hes back totally live.

Sat 31 Mar 2018

£23.10

The Snowman

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tomas Alfredson
  • Written by: Hossein Amini, Peter Straughan
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found decorating an ominous-looking snowman. He sets out to connect decades-old cases to the new one in the hope of putting an end to them before the next snowfall.

Thu 23 Nov

  • 20:00

Steve Bugeja

Steve Bugeja, as seen on Russell Howard's Stand Up Central. BBC 3's Top 10 and Radio 4's Fresh From The Fringe. When he was 19 Steve worked on a kids camp in America, he thought it would be a fun, relaxing summer, with plenty of time to drink, party and perhaps meet some girls. He was wrong. This is the story of what…

Sat 25 Nov

£14.30

Steve Bugeja: Summer Camp

The Edinburgh Fringe sell-out, who describes himself as "the kid the geeky kid at the front of the class used to bully", has built a career out of his failed attempts to build an alpha male persona. Here he recounts the tale of his ill-advised stint working at an American kids' camp.

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

£22.55

Fri 12 Jan 2018

£22.55

The Tannahill Weavers

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

Sun 11 Feb 2018

£13.20

La Vie En Rose

This Exeter based group of musicians with wide-ranging individual backgrounds in classical music, traditional jazz, rock and blues have built a reputation for their mix of 'Hotclub' favourites and jazz standards mixed with the occasional unexpected film theme or classical adaptation, but all played with the verve and joy…

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£11

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