PRESS RELEASE - New L.I.V.E Event Celebrates Torbay’s Talented Speakers and Performers

Artizan Gallery announces a new series of mixed bill performance events which look to celebrate and recognise the voices of their community. Adding to a packed April calendar, L.I.V.E will bring together speakers and performers from all backgrounds in a sustainable series defined only by its diversity. All acts, performers and speakers are guaranteed a minimum fee from the event hosts, but this is added to at each event through a “Pay As You Feel” ticketing system where audiences can pay as much as they can afford, or if they really enjoy their evening can give a little bit extra, with all proceeds going to those who have entertained and inspired them.


“L.I.V.E is about local and community, it’s about individual voices, and spending an evening valuing the diversity of talent in Torbay. We’re looking to challenge our audiences by presenting them with a night where the next performer might bring anything from satirical comedy, to heartfelt spoken word, to an inspiring acoustic set, but also to change perspectives on what it is to invest in talent.”

Jacob Brandon, Gallery Curator


Sitting in amongst a packed April calendar which will also include a TEDxExeter Livestream, networking with Cocktails and Conversation and the first Devan Artist South Devon Meet-up, the inaugural event will bring together acoustic performers, Americana musicians, spoken word talent and more with four acts joining the gallery.


Award winning poet Hannah Linden performs her unique style of metaphysical memory poetry, exploring the boundary between the inner and outer landscapes and how the past imprints itself on the present and the present shapes the past. Expect spoken word that explores the darkest corners.

Meanwhile Americana enthusiasts Robert Spence and Paul Parry come together as Oldsmobile for an unplugged set.


Then the Woodard Brothers provide raw talent and mechanical expertise with their blend of spoken word, percussion and dulcimer! Expect a multi-instrumental experience rooted in the rural Westcountry like no other.

And finally, Simon Coverdale brings finger-style guitar and his own song-writing expertise with a set that will offer tunes rooted more across the Atlantic than traditional folk.


Guaranteed to be an eclectic night, the L.I.V.E series promises to become a staple set for those who want to enjoy the local talent bubbling beneath the service in Torbay. The first event of the series is on April 15th. Doors open at 19:15 with the event starting at 19:45. For further information visit facebook.com/events/566991097117990/ or contact Artizan Gallery (01803) 428626.



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