Coming soon to The Plough Shepreth……
LIVE MUSIC – “OpenMic” – Sessions
Every Monday we open up our Mandolin Stage to all musicians, singers, poets and percussionists. All genres, ages and instruments welcome, so do come and watch, sing or play. Bring your own instruments or borrow ours. Play alone, with friends, or with members of our somewhat loose, but enthusiastic House Band. If you would like a slot on the stage any Monday, please drop a brief email to email@example.com.
New Art Exhibition opening – Friday 1st March 2019 from 7.30pm
RHEE GALLERY – Free Entry
ART EXHIBITION – NAINA BABBAR – ‘VIBRANT NATURE’
Exhibition continues to 12th April 2019
After graduating from Birmingham School of Art in the summer of 1986 with a BA (hons) degree in Textiles and Fashion Naina moved to London and worked for a design studio creating ideas, patterns and colourways for their seasonal collection. In 1990 her career took a slight change in direction when she went to work as a merchandiser for a small clothing company. Since 1996 she has lived and worked in Cambridgeshire, while raising a young family, with her kitchen table doubling up as her studio! After comparing the atmosphere of small village life with the fast-paced digital world, where most artwork is now produced, she became convinced the latter was not for her so gave up freelance activity to concentrate on her own ventures and interests.
Our galleries are generally open at all times during bar opening hours, however these rooms are also occasionally used for private functions. If you are making a special journey to visit the exhibition, please call to check before travelling.
Tuesday 19th March 2019 – 8:00pm – £1.00 Entry Fee
PUB QUIZ – “Six Rounds with Tom Canning”
Your favourite quiz has now moved to the third Tuesday of the month. Come along for your March fix of challenging enquiries (peppered with the usual smattering of smut and innuendo) as Lord Tom Canning’s now legendary pub quiz returns for its third outing of 2019. Teams can be of any size and entry is just one English Pound per person. Call in, telephone or email to reserve your table, and why not try out our delicious supper menu while you’re with us?
Thursday 21st March 2019– 8:00pm – MANDOLIN STAGE – Free entry
LIVE MUSIC – Red Velvet
Red Velvet band members are singer Deirdre Murphy, songwriter Les Ray and their band of talented multi-instrumentalists from very diverse musical backgrounds: Gene Thunderbolt from classical, blues and rock, Mike Udin from folk, pop and rock and rock drummer Colin R Smith.
The name Red Velvet encapsulates the band’s repertoire, with the red symbolising deeply committed political songs on the side of the dispossessed and the marginalised, and the velvet for songs of the heart steeped in life experience.
Deirdre and Les are very much a part of the folk music scene in the Cambridge area, and have been organising gigs for upcoming young musicians for many years now. Les presents the highly successful folk music show “Strummers & Dreamers” on Cambridge 105 Radio.
Sunday 24th March 2019 – 6.00pm to 8.00pm – Free entry
Comedians Learning How to play drums –
** LIVE FILMING FOR A FORTHCOMING YOUTUBE SERIES **
COMEDIANS LEARNING HOW TO PLAY DRUMS
Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe! A musical comedy gameshow like no other! Well, by music, we mean drums. A lot of drumming. Paul Richards is on a mission to turn comedians into drummers. It’s easily done (under Paul’s guidance a typical adult can learn a simple groove within 15 minutes) but can they learn to drum whilst still telling jokes and making the audience laugh?
To complicate matters, the audience are invited to suggest different styles of music to play and also different subject matters to chat about. We’ll have some of the most exciting, brightest, experienced comedians as guests, but can they still be funny whilst holding down a tight groove? Scores are awarded for timing: both comedic and rhythmically!
Live filming for a forthcoming YouTube series.
Wednesday 27th March 2019 – 8:00pm – £22.98 per person (incl booking fee)
VERA’S GIN CLUB – No. 42 – “GO WEST”
It’s March, and we’re rolling up our trouser legs and going for a paddle in some spectacular Welsh gin. So, my host of Golden Daffodils, grab your bucket and spade, and some lemons,
and a ticket…. £22.98 including booking fee, click here to get yours!
As always, five gins to sample, Vera’s Nibbles, perfectly designed to accompany the gins, and a G&T of your favourite from the evening to finish. See you there…
Thursday 28th March 2019– 8:00pm – MANDOLIN STAGE – Free entry
LIVE MUSIC – Craig Maddox
Up-and-coming singer/songwriter and pianist from Hertfordshire, Craig Maddox writes music straight from the heart, channeling emotions and memory into atmospheric, raw and honest songwriting. A Celtic thread runs throughout his songs, as do his many musical influences, from Tracy Chapman and Tori Amos, to Ben Howard and Elton John.
31st March 2019 – 5.00pm to 8:00pm
Chilled Out Sunday Folk with Causton & Walker plus guests
‘Chilled out Sunday Folk’ will be a regular event on the last Sunday of every month for the next few months, please join us for a relaxed and entertaining early evening, a great way to wind down on a Sunday afternoon and prepare for the week ahead!
Sunday 7th April 2019 – 5.00pm to 8.00pm
Sunday Afternoon Jazz
Jazz Wave is a Cambridge-based band playing songs and instrumentals from the mainstream jazz repertoire made famous by Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. Occasional excursions into swing, Dixie and funk vary their performances. They like to play tunes that the audience recognise and remember and to get feet tapping! Guest singer on 7th April will be Ruth Wilman, a long-time associate of the band, well known for her assured and sensitive delivery of the great vocal numbers.
Tuesday 9th April 2019 –
NO COMEDY night in May, our comedians will be on tour
Sunday 21st April 2019 – 5.00pm to 8.00pm
Retro night with Rennie
Take a trip down memory lane for an evening of nostalgia taking us back to the 60s, 70s and 80s. Join us for live music with Rennie and his piano, bringing us the sounds of yesteryear – dig out your flares and platforms!
Tuesday 14th May 2019 – 8:00pm – MANDOLIN STAGE – Free Entry
(Contributions VERY welcome however..)
COMEDY & LIVE MUSIC – Paul Richards presents..
“Let’s Face The Music & Bants”
Another chance to experience Paul Richards’ now-legendary monthly showcase of new comedians and up-and-coming musicians. As always, past and future line up details can be found here:- thepaulrichards.com/
Friday 13th-Sunday 15th September 2019 – All Day – Every Day
THE 6th SHEPRETH BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL
September in Shepreth is now synonymous with great beer & stunning live music, as we present the Sixth Shepreth Beer & Music Festival. Try out cask ales alongside an enhanced selection of our legendary craft beers and huge craft cider selection. Each of the three days offers different accompanying food and music. Friday features acoustic and electric blues bands, with Friday Chip Shop supplying traditional chip shop fare, Saturday is Folk Festival time, side-by-side with our all-day Feast Table, and Sunday is Eclectic and World Music accompanied by our Giant Yorkshire Pudding Roasts from the garden. There’s plenty more fun and activities planned so to make sure you receive details of this and all our other events, please click HERE to sign up for our newsletter.