Play On live music

A new live music night featuring local musicians from the Midlands performing in a unique and exciting setting.

First Thursday of the month, 7.30pm
Susie's Cafe Bar, The Other Place
Free, no booking required.

  • Thursday 1 November - Scratchy Beard
  • Thursday 6 December - Antonia Kirby

Performances will take place in Susie’s Cafe Bar, located on the ground floor foyer of The Other Place (please note the start time will be later during our festival seasons).



Influenced by the swing and melodies of gypsy jazz, the storytelling spirit of British and Celtic folk with a gentle nod to the blues. Scratchy Beard perform songs with a cellist, clarinet, percussion and a 1960s electric reed organ. They sing a song or two in French and enjoy the occasional appearance of a tin whistle.


Group of musicians sitting on a sofa surrounded by instruments
Scratchy Beard


Antonia is a solo singer-songwriter playing a wide range of genres. Her original songs are emotionally exposing with stripped back sets with just her and her guitar. Described as “one of the most charismatic, dynamic and beautiful voices currently working the acoustic circuit”. 

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