Local talent will be on show in a day-long festival of folk and offbeat arts in Tavistock a week from Saturday.

Tavistock Edge, an organisation promoting the local fringe scene, has raised funding and recruited the talent for an interesting bunch of pop-up performances scheduled for Saturday July 8.

Local ska band The Kingstons, including drummer Malcolm Bray, of The Old Mine House, Horrabridge, will play in the walled garden at the Bedford Hotel from 6 pm. They have played support for big names including Neville Staples.

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The day kicks off at 11 am with shows by seeyellow, billed as “acoustic punk” from Plymouth, at “The Busk Stop” in Brook Street; Lodestone Border Morris in Bedford Square; and the Edge Singers in the walled garden.

Shimmying Jewels, belly dancers from Calstock, will perform at 11.45 in Brook Street and 12 noon in Bedford Square.

Also in the line-up are Raise The Roof, a female barbershop group from Plymouth; Yelverton band Fallen Cedars; and many more, including guest acts from as far afield as Brighton.

More later. Meanwhile, this and other local events are in our rolling calendar – click What’s On, then What’s On Round Yer and click any event for more details.

The provisional Tavistock Edge schedule for Saturday July 8 is as follows …

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