Cabaret Voltaire

Cultural events: mostly music, but sometimes poetry and other things

Cabaret Voltaire

Cultural events: mostly music, but sometimes poetry and other things

Hollie McNish – the lobster tour

Thursday 4 April 2024

St Petroc's Bodmin

After a run of sold out shows up and down the UK, Hollie McNish is back with a brand new book, Lobster and other things I'm learning to love. A Sunday Times bestselling writer whose live readings are not to be missed, expect strong language and adult content, gift-wrapped in gorgeously crafted poetry. In Lobster, Hollie brings her much-loved style to questions of friendship, flags and newborns, clocks, cocks and volvos, shining a ridiculous and beautifully poetic lens upon all those things we have been taught to hate, and which we might just learn to love again.

£14.00 general admission
Starts at 7:30 P.M.

Sam Lee

Friday 5 April 2024

St Mary's Church, Totnes

Join us in this beautiful setting for a concert from this Mercury-nominated singer, folksong collector, and conservationist who has helped shake up the music scene and injected life back into the folk trad and world acoustic scenes.

£18.00 early bird / £20.00 general admission
Starts at 8:00 P.M.

Hollie McNish – the lobster tour

Saturday 6 April 2024

St Mary's, Totnes

After a run of sold out shows up and down the UK, Hollie McNish is back with a brand new book, Lobster and other things I'm learning to love. A Sunday Times bestselling writer whose live readings are not to be missed, expect strong language and adult content, gift-wrapped in gorgeously crafted poetry. In Lobster, Hollie brings her much-loved style to questions of friendship, flags and newborns, clocks, cocks and volvos, shining a ridiculous and beautifully poetic lens upon all those things we have been taught to hate, and which we might just learn to love again.

£14.00 general admission
Starts at 7:30 P.M.

ALABASTER DEPLUME

Friday 3 May 2024

St Petroc's Sessions, Bodmin

Alabaster DePlume, has a pocketful of phrases that he uses all the time whether he’s walking down the street or holding court with musicians and an audience. For a long time the Mancunian would tell anyone who’d listen that they were doing very well. More recently, it’s another phrase which has a similar effect and which belies his unwavering commitment to personal vulnerability and collective politics: “Don’t forget you’re precious.” A process that is people-first not product-first ensures that the music is unique; often gem-like. Alabaster DePlume’s songs are built on sonorous circular melodies and luminous tones that transmit calmness and generosity in warm waves–unless they’re raging against complacency and the everyday inhumanity of end times capitalism. Most importantly, he brings a valuable transparency to his work. “This is what I’m really doing,” he says. “I want to talk about why I’m doing this, and how I’m doing this.

£18.00 general admission
Starts at 8:00 P.M.

ALABASTER DEPLUME

Saturday 4 May 2024

St Mary's, Totnes

'Angus Fairbairn, the Manchester-born, London-based musician who records under the name Alabaster Deplume, makes music that is extremely hard to classify. His albums feature some of Britain’s top jazz musicians, but it isn't straight-up jazz. It’s an odd mix of jazz, creaky chamber music, clunky post-punk, lo-fi Afrobeat, avant-garde folk music and English whimsy.' - The Guardian. Alabaster DePlume, has a pocketful of phrases that he uses all the time whether he’s walking down the street or holding court with musicians and an audience. For a long time the Mancunian would tell anyone who’d listen that they were doing very well. More recently, it’s another phrase which has a similar effect and which belies his unwavering commitment to personal vulnerability and collective politics: “Don’t forget you’re precious.” A process that is people-first not product-first ensures that the music is unique; often gem-like. Alabaster DePlume’s songs are built on sonorous circular melodies and luminous tones that transmit calmness and generosity in warm waves–unless they’re raging against complacency and the everyday inhumanity of end times capitalism. Most importantly, he brings a valuable transparency to his work. “This is what I’m really doing,” he says. “I want to talk about why I’m doing this, and how I’m doing this."

£18.00 general admission
Starts at 8:00 P.M.

Erland Cooper

Friday 14 June 2024

St Mary's, Totnes

Erland Cooper is a Scottish composer, producer and multi instrumentalist originally from Stromness, Orkney. As a solo artist, he has released five acclaimed studio albums, including a trilogy of work inspired by his childhood home, as well as themes of nature, people, place and time. His work combines field recordings with traditional orchestration and contemporary electronic elements.

£22.00 general admission
Starts at 8:00 P.M.

Bernard Butler

Thursday 27 June 2024

St Petroc's, Bodmin

Noted as one of Britain's most original and influential musicians. In 1989 Bernard Butler formed Suede releasing the Mercury winning No.1 debut “Suede” and the era-defining “Dog Man Star”. His collaboration with David McAlmont on the anthemic ”Yes" provided an intriguing footprint across Britpop’s otherwise jingoist landscape culminating in 2 albums and a sell out at London's Roundhouse in 2015.

£20.00 early bird / £22.00 general admission
Starts at 7:30 P.M.

MARTIN & ELIZA CARTHY

Friday 20 September 2024

St Mary's, Totnes

The good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces to perform an eclectic range of songs and tunes from their vast family repertoire, drawing from the traditional canon as well as selections from a more contemporary songbook.

£18.00 early bird / £22.00 general admission
Starts at 8:00 P.M.

MARTIN & ELIZA CARTHY

Saturday 21 September 2024

St Mary's Church, Bruton

The good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces to perform an eclectic range of songs and tunes from their vast family repertoire, drawing from the traditional canon as well as selections from a more contemporary songbook.

£18.00 early bird / £22.00 general admission
Starts at 8:00 P.M.