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Recurring Event Event Series: North Coast Arts Autumn/Winter Programme

Chris Difford (of Squeeze) Not Only But Also

February 16 @ 20:00 - 22:00

A special night in Week St Mary with double Ivor Novello Award-winning lyricist and enigma Chris Difford who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life, turning the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 30 years. He is an English singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer and was a founding member and songwriter of the British group Squeeze.

“Being on tour is something I really enjoy, seeing people and being with people is part of my experience as a performer.
I will be playing songs from the Squeeze catalogue and from the solo albums I have recorded over the last 23 years. My story is told though stand up and some sit down, a trip back to my council estate in South London, from my very first lyrical expression to the dressing rooms of this show.
My new songs written with Boo Hewerdine tell a story of celebration, 25 years writing lyrics and playing on stages big and small. A journey I look back on with great fondness and gratitude.
I cant wait to climb back on stage and perform, although I have been shy in the past I now find myself feasting on the here and now deep within the shell-like of your ear.I will be joined on stage by Melvin Duffy on his peddle steel and together we will deliver an evening of warm and I hope funny stories. Melvins playing is outstanding and I feel so lucky to have him as my sideman, he cries over the songs and makes them sound always amazing. ‘Not Only But Also’ is not just a look back on 50 lyrical years, it’s a journey that asks, What Happened? What happened to all those years and mates I grew up with before I formed a band. I hope you enjoy this new show for 2024.” Chris Difford

Unreserved seating.
£2 from the sale of each full price ticket will be donated to the Friends of Bude Sea Pool. There will also be a cash raffle to support FoBSP.
Delicious freshly made Pizzas available from 6.30pm.
Bar available pre-show from 6.30pm and during the interval.
Parking at the venue.
100 seats available for this special night in Week St Mary.
Book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets also available (at face value with no booking fee) from Bude TIC, Spencer Thorn Bookshop and Seventh Wave Gallery. Not available on the door as we expect it will soon be sold out!


February 16
20:00 - 22:00
Event Category:


North Coast Arts
Richard Wolfenden-Brown: 01288 356537
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Week St Mary Parish Hall
6 The Glebe
Week St. Mary, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6UY
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01288 341429
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