TOPSHAM, Devon

Topsham is an attractive town on the Exe estuary, Devon, in England's Westcountry. Now part of Exeter, it nevertheless maintains a distinctive identity. Loved by its locals, and savoured by those who visit, Topsham offers river walks; wildlife; a Saturday morning market; many characterful shops, restaurants and inns; and quiet space to sit and watch the sailing boats go by. But while present-day Topsham is undoubtedly picturesque and has a rich historical heritage, it always has been a working town. Despite no longer being one of the great trading ports of Britain, it continues to have a very strong business and commercial life, with traditional maritime trades continuing alongside the modern and computerised. The site aims to support and encourage the current and future community, so that the history which awaits us may be just as interesting and rewarding.

Topsham - looking north from Quay

Entertainment

Music

The Bridge Inn: see events diary. Regular jazz/folk acoustic events.
Route 2: live music (usually 3rd Saturday of month - see events).
Topsham Folk Club: meets at Route 2 on Sundays, with special guest events.

Groups
  • Topsham Rock School Community organisation, funded by the National Lottery's Awards for All scheme, Exeter Arts Council, local charities and community groups. "We give young people aged 10 - 16 the chance to write, rehearse and ultimately perform live music" - rehearses Mondays, Methodist Church.
Local musicians
Phil Beer Official Website: half of Show of Hands, also an independent musician.
Miranda Sykes - "ace double bass player and singer"
Show of Hands - this acclaimed Devon folk duo is based in Topsham.
Show of Hands MySpace page.
Spinach for Norman: ceilidh band.
Topsham Music Connective - networking group for musicians

Yellow Sand - two-piece acoustic pop band
Drumstyle Drum Kit Tuition - Jim Ferris, Exeter/Exmouth based drum kit tutor
Dave Davies: honorary mention. The co-founder of The Kinks lived here until recently.

Regional events guides
Julian Piper's Gig Guide
Live Map Devon What's On
Exeter Council Events Guide

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