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Past Events

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From 2017 to 2019, the band toured London and Wiltshire, presenting workshops and performances. At Great Somerford they were joined by The Downton Chamber Choir, led by Sarah Collins.


Great Somerford, Walter Powell School

Saturday 7.30pm, FULL SHOW

A riotous tale of passion and tragedy, set on Salisbury Plain in the 1840s against the backdrop of the Swing Riots, brought to life by spellbinding voices, fiddle wizardry and accordion. This show is accompanied by The Downton Chamber Choir.


Avebury Social Centre 

Friday May 17th 7.30pm, FULL SHOW


The Henge Shop, Avebury

Friday May 17th 2 -3pm

Book Signing


Celebrating Age Wiltshire

Tuesday March 26th

10.30 – 12.30am The George Hotel, Amesbury.

2.00 – 4.00pm Salisbury Methodist Church.

Singing and Creative Writing Workshops


Salisbury Museum      

March 23rd, Sat, 2.30 – 4.00pm

Discussion of the relationship between landscape and melody.


Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

March 16th Sat, 2 – 4pm  

Our Secret History in Song: Creative Writing Workshop


Word on the Water – The London Book barge

Sept 15th   Sat, 3pm

Captain Swing and the Blacksmith


Brixton Book Jam – Hootananny, Effra Road

June 4thMon, 7.30pm

A congenial, intelligent, unpredictable free event for readers and writers


Tate South Lambeth Library

7th December, 7pm

Folk tales and song: an evening with
Beatrice Parvin


Map Studio Café

19th November 7.30pm

Art? Or Politics? It’s a riot: Female Voices


The Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell

25th September, 7.30pm

John Hegley & Friends at the Betsey Trotwood


The Ram Jam Club, Inventions and Dimensions


19th October, 8pm

Captain Swing and the Blacksmith


Clapham Books, Clapham Common 

21st September, 7 – 9 pm

Book launch


The Ivy House, Community Pub, Nunhead

25th May, 7.30pm

Captain Swing and the Blacksmith

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