There is always plenty going on at The Tuppenny, from live music to brewery events (see our listing below). Each week we host The Thursday Night Music Club, brought to you by the finger-on-the-musical-pulse team at SoPLive, where you will discover the cream of local and national underground music, guaranteed to be incredible and different to any other venue in town. They also bring a more chilled vibe to one Sunday each month with The Sunday Social, an early-evening session of live folk music.
We want to support live music so we pay all our artists and respect their sound by having a professional sound engineer and decent equipment. We keep our gigs free entry, but what we ask of you is to give generously to the tip-jar if you’ve enjoyed it. Every penny goes to the artists and the bigger the tips the more likely they’ll come and play again.
We love quizzing so the middle Wednesday each month is the home of The Hump Day Quiz – a winner-takes-all mix of questions and challenges to test your brain and unearth hidden talents. Then the last Sunday of the month always brings us the idiocy of the Monthly Music Quiz as the lads from the Swindon Shuffle music festival entertain, educate, argue amongst themselves and raise money for Prospect Hospice.
Our resident DJ GigMonkey bring us Home Comforts, a monthly night of eclectic musical soundtracking and we host an eclectic mix of DJ’s on other weekend nights. often playing out vinyl. Dates vary so keep an eye on listings.
We also host The Tuppenny Blitz Chess Club – speed chess for the impatient! Look out for these on the second Monday of the month. Newcomers always welcome!
We have had live comedy, poetry, literary events, dance and beyond, and are always keen to host new things that fit our vibe. Get in touch if you have an idea! But, if you want to know what is on the slate right now, check below or see the event section of our Facebook page for fuller details.
May 26th – Moore’s Exotic Reserve. DJ Set – A blend of Afrobeat, Latin Funk, Cosmic Jazz and other rich global grooves... For full details see the event page.
May 28th – The Swindon Shuffle Music Quiz Our Monthly mad-cap music quiz, with all the usual tomfoolery and silliness
June 1st – The Thursday Night Music Club with The Blue Highways + Concrete Prairie (duo). American roots inspired music blending folk, country, rock and soul into big riffs and stories. For full details see the event page.
June 3rd – Random Rules Presents: “I’ll Make You A Mix Tape…” Vinyl DJ Set – From the dark and dusty vinyl vaults, enjoy the sounds of Soul/Motown/Post-Punk/Country-funk/Tropicalia/Indie-Pop/Hi-Life Etc. Etc. For full details see the event page.
June 8th – The Thursday Night Music Club with The Overmorrow + Support. Catchy, sometimes whimsical, americana folk tunes underpinned by a healthy slive of rock. For full details see the event page.
June 9th – Home Comforts. DJ Set – Eclectic Music Thinking – Soul & Funk to Indie & Psychedelia.. For full details see the event page.
June 11th – The Sunday Social with Friggit. Shanties and other seafaring songs and tunes – courtesey of a band from landlocked Wiltshire. For full details see the event page.
June 12th – The Tuppenny Blitz Monthly Speed Chess Club – newcomers welcome. For more info see the Facebook Group.
June 14th – The Hump Day Quiz A fun test of brain power, common sense, lateral thinking and random skills.
June 15th – The Thursday Night Music Club with Paul Henshaw + Support. Folk-Punk played from the heart. Deeply expressive tales of life told with honesty and pathos. For full details see the event page.
June 22nd – The Thursday Night Music Club with Hannah Rose Platt + Adam Giles Levy. Melodic & poetic Americana and country Folk narratives with dark undertones. For full details see the event page.
June 23rd – Moore’s Exotic Reserve. DJ Set – A blend of Afrobeat, Latin Funk, Cosmic Jazz and other rich global grooves... For full details see the event page.
June 26th – The Swindon Shuffle Music Quiz Our Monthly mad-cap music quiz, with all the usual tomfoolery and silliness
June 29th – The Thursday Night Music Club with B-Sydes + Old Man Boom. Contemporary yet authentic folk-punk delivered with power, personality & purpose.. For full details see the event page.
More 2023 Events will be posted soon – but check out the Facebook events page for a sneak peek at some of them…