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Saturday 6th October 2018


Kelly Oliver is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, described by The Times as an artist who 'blends traditional with bold, indie-pop'. Her debut album 'This Land', funded by an Emerging Excellence Award by Help Musicians UK, gained a 4* review from The Telegraph and her second album 'Bedlam' was included in The Sunday Times Essential New Releases, was in Paul Sexton's Top 20 Albums of the Year in Prog Magazine and was nominated for Best Album from a Female Artist 2016 by Folkwords. Her last five singles have all gained BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music airplay and she performed her summer single 'Rio' on BBC One's Sunday Morning Live for her first national TV appearance.

Kelly tours the UK predominantly as a solo artist and was awarded Best Female Solo Artist and Breakout Artist in the 2015/2016 NMG Awards as well as winning Best Female Artist 2016 in the FATEA Awards. She attended the Folk Alliance International in Kansas, USA as one of their Official Showcase Artists and has performed in Europe on a debut tour of Germany and in Portugal at Costa del Folk. Festival highlight include Cambridge Folk Festival, Folk By The Oak, Larmer Tree, Secret Garden Party, Camp Bestival and Standon Calling and Kelly has supported artists such as Cara Dillon, Phil Beer (Show of Hands), Barbara Dickson and CC Smugglers. Including original material and traditional folk songs in her live performance, Kelly has been described as 'a vital voice in British folk music' - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2. Kelly visits Under The Edge Arts as part of her third album tour.

'Quite an amazing young songwriter' - Mike Harding

'A fantastic new talent' - Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music
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Friday 12th October 2018


From 8pm once a month (every second Friday)

Free entry, donations welcome, bar open, PA provided

Bringing the benefit of jazz as an art form to the local community and to multiple levels of ability. All instruments/vocalists will be made welcome. If you can play the blues and want to have a crack at jazz – this is for you! If you want to come and just listen that is fine too. Jazz Jam Sessions are led by John Cook, Shairon Lloyd, Peter Neale and JJ Shaw.
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Saturday 13th October 2018


This historical play by Canadian writer Vern Thiessen, touches on the little known life of William Shakespeare’s wife Anne Hathaway.

Performed by Sally Hyde Lomax, The play starts immediately after Will’s funeral, and Anne has been handed Shakespeare’s last will and testament, by one of her least favourite people, his sister Joan. Anne initially ignores the will itself, and instead spends an hour reminiscing about her life with (or, as it turns out, largely without) Will. After an hour she finally reads the will, and in it finds some quite unexpected surprises.

The play has been warmly welcomed with excellent reviews. It is a lively, poignant and fun piece with never a dull moment.
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Sunday 28th October 2018

SCJC PRESENT …… BRITISH SUMMERTIME ENDS featuring the Dovetail Quartet : 8pm

On Sunday October 28th most people in the UK will have had an extra hour in bed, as clocks go back to mark the end of British Summer Time. British Summer Time Ends features the Dovetail Quartet, who are a South West based jazz group of experienced musicians from varied musical and life backgrounds. Each band member brings their own unique flavour to the sound, which they like to call “urban-cosmic”. The Dovetails are unified by their love of jazz in its many styles and guises. Most of the Quartet also compose, which brings a welcome tension and variety into the dynamics of their repertoire. The way the band explore each other’s compositions is also reflected in their approach to standards and the not so familiar pieces from the jazz greats. Standing behind and underpinning the rich sound is bassist John Cook, who also runs the Jazz Jams every second Friday of the month at Under the Edge Arts. Kelvin Yearwood plays sax and is a dynamic, intelligent and thoughtful musician. Pianist, eclectic multi-instrumentalist, composer and jazz educator, Beth Jones, lives and works in Bristol. Mark Dixon on drums has played for over 40 years since joining a marching band and had a childhood infused with sound of his dad’s jazz 78’s. Come celebrate this summer transition with this exciting new Quartet.
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Saturday 3rd November 2018


''An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

''Superbly tailored songs'' (Four stars) Daily Mirror

''Articulate, compelling ... brilliant'' (Four stars) Mojo Magazine

''A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn" Q Magazine

''A star in the making ...a superb talent'' Metro

Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the international roots and blues circuit. His new album 'Flood & Burn' was recorded in Austin, TX with legendary producer Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani Di Franco) ... Sean has toured all over the UK, Europe and Australia. He has supported John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Robert Cray, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Band of Horses, John Mayall & Arlo Guthrie. Sean tours both solo and with his band ...

''Wonderful'' Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2

''A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch' Guardian

"Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb

''Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... His talent might yet puncture the mainstream' Classic Rock 8/10

''A fine young musician, songwriter and great geezer. I have nothing but admiration for the dedication to his craft.' Danny Thompson
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