Long For The Coast with Dan Whitehouse

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Friday 15 October 2021
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


£14 or £10 or £7  you choose, please pay what you can. Tickets available at the venue from 7pm. Online booking now closed.

Long For The Coast Revolution Starts At Home album launch, with special guest Dan Whitehouse

Long For The Coast

Honest, endearing, and fiercely hopeful, Totnes-via-Bristol-based indie-folk duo Long For The Coast believes that music is community; they sing stories about social change, and close friends lost and found. Jamie and Sophie Gould are known for their close-knit harmonies, straight-to-the-heart lyrics and genteel fingerpicked guitar.

Revolution Starts at Home is a collection of songs inspired by the human experience, spiritual exploration and the need we all share for authentic connection. The album’s introspective narrative was ignited by the notion that if you want to change the world, you’ve got to start with yourself. The songs and music will chime with fans of Ben Howard, The Dead Tongues, This Is The Kit, Pinegrove and Sufjan Stevens.

They’ll be appearing here as a full band with Simon Walker on Bass, ’cello and backing vocals, and Jake Spencer on drums.

“Doesn’t just grab your ears but embraces you in its nurturing warmth.” PRSD
“Genuine and sincere” Folk Radio UK
“Organic and delightful” Listen With Monger
“Just beautiful…they’ve done it again. Featherlight harmonies from Long For The Coast” James Santer, BBC Introducing

longforthecoast.com and @longforthecoast

Special guest Dan Whitehouse – dan-whitehouse.com 

Dan Whitehouse is an acclaimed and award-winning English songwriter, composer and spoken word artist. Across five solo albums he has gained a reputation as “a fine songwriter, a unique vocal talent and a talented multi-instrumentalist/performer” (MAVERICK).

Dan is showcasing his double album Dreamland/Tomorrow, released on Reveal Records in 2020 which features collaborations with John Elliot (The Little Unsaid), Eric Lane (Joan as Police Woman), minimalist composer Richard J. Birkin, and BBC Jazz Award winning Saxophonist Xhosa Cole. The son of a Wolverhampton community radio pioneer, the coming together of community through music has always been important to Dan, and is something he draws upon both in his own work, and as a songwriting tutor, one-to-one mentor and workshop leader.

“I believe in the power of creativity and self-expression and this fuels all of my work” – Dan Whitehouse

“Nothing short of beautiful – **** ” RnR Magazine
“Wonderful production and writing”  Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music
“Subtle and delicate melodies” The Sunday Times

Dreamland https://youtu.be/nO1TLiYz-Dg
The State Of The English https://youtu.be/8oB3UKNnqis

Presented by FromTheWhitehouse


Pandemic policies. This information will be updated as things change.

Thu 14 October: some minor changes below to make clearer, and adding a request to take a Lateral Flow Test before coming to an event at the Arts Centre

Mon 19 July: We will continue with everything listed below, which have been in place since 17 May. We have added a new protocol for sitting in the balcony, making face masks compulsory there:

  • As levels of Covid infections are increasing again in this area (on 14 October), we request that everyone take a Lateral Flow test before coming to the Arts Centre, and that you don’t come if this is positive. In this case, a refund or transfer of your ticket to another event can be arranged, if you let us know before the end of the event, by emailing boxoffice@ashburtonarts.org.uk.
  • The windows and doors of the venue will be open, allowing fresh air to be constantly moving through. This may mean that the ambient temperature is similar to outdoors, and audience members should dress accordingly. From October, when necessary, we are switching on the electric heaters in the main hall, even though the windows are open. This makes the central part of the hall warmer. The seats at the sides under the balcony don’t get as much benefit from this.
  • We recommend wearing face masks whenever inside the building. We particularly ask everyone to wear a mask when in the bar area, unless medically exempt; and…
  • Anyone who sits in the balcony MUST wear a face mask – with no exceptions. This is: (a) to provide a place for people who want to be as distanced as possible from others, and with anyone nearby wearing a mask – the seats in the balcony are naturally separated; and (b) as virus particles when airborne are generally heavier than air, this helps to mitigate the risk of transmission from people sitting in the balcony to audience members below.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available as well as soap and water in the toilets; please use these frequently.
  • Bar service at the Arts Centre is carried out by volunteers. If enough are available, they will take orders at your seat, and bring drinks to you. Otherwise, you can order drinks at the bar, one person at each end of the bar at a time, and take them immediately to your seat.
  • All members of the audience should wear a facemask while indoors, except if medically exempt, or when eating or drinking. Our experience is that this is one of the things most important for making some (perhaps more vulnerable) members of the audience feel safe to attend concerts. Whatever your opinion of the efficacy of facemasks in preventing the spread of the virus, please help to reassure others, and showing that you’re thinking of them, by complying with this.
  • There are posters inside the building showing the QR code that’s connected to the NHS Track and Trace app – please use this. We will also keep a record of all ticket buyers for the required period, and pass this on to the NHS or Devon Public Health if requested.