ANVIL Arts’ smallest venue The Forge, off of The Anvil's foyer, hosts a great mix of talent once again this autumn season.

With its raked seating for just under a hundred people, the intimate space is an ideal place to see the eclectic mix of duos, trios and quartets as they perform heart rending ballads and quirky, upbeat songs. Music ranges from Americana, through jazz and blues, to folk.

Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters kick off the autumn season in The Forge on September 16.

Their music has been described as Appalachian honky tonk, and being from the mountains of North Carolina, that’s maybe as close as it gets. The five-piece band boasts a powerful lead vocalist in Amanda Anne Platt, and their albums attract five-star ratings and have landed them on many “Best-of” lists.

On September 21, two of Europe’s leading acoustic guitar players, Giorgio Serci and Jonny Phillips, take a musical journey following the development of the guitar from its origins in Spain and North Africa along a path across Europe, Africa and the Americas. Enjoy jazz standards and music with Spanish, Brazilian and Sardinian influences.

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker perform on October 3, blending Ben’s intricate guitar playing and arrangements with Clarke’s compelling songwriting and mellow, river-clear voice.

Don’t miss Kimmie Rhodes in conversation with BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Bob Harris on October 5. The fascinating and intimate evening of stories and songs will reflect on Kimmie’s rich musical history, the sounds of Austin and the legacy of Texan songwriting.

On October 14, three talented musicians - Lizanne Knott, Jesse Terry and Michael Logan – join forces to perform A Nashville-Style ‘In The Round’ Concert. Along with a selection of songs from their respective past and present releases, they will also collaborate frequently throughout the night, and share the stories behind their music.

On October 18, Danish duo Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund perform with violin, accordion and viola. They have their roots in Jutland, Denmark, and their sound is closely linked to the Danish folk tradition, but the two young musicians also offer new interpretations influenced by music from various countries and traditions.

The following evening, Rafiki Jazz celebrate unity in diversity in an enchanting and soulful remix of roots music and telling of modern day stories.

For more information or for tickets, visit or call the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244.