Next events in, or organised by, the Village Hall Committee (or its sub-group):
Sunday 22nd August 2021 late afternoon village picnic and Circus act (booked via Take Art). E-mail will be circulated.
New programme of Take Art events expected for autumn/winter 2021. Promotion of any events usually happens via the village email system and posters in the village. Tickets will be available from individuals in the village or by online booking on the Take Art website.
If you would like your contact details added to the advance ticket mailing list for the professional events at the village hall then please email email@example.com
Most Recent Professional event:
Friday 31st January 2020 Harbottle & Jonas folk duo accompanied by Annie Baylis, with a buffet supper.
Husband and wife duo David Harbottle (guitars) & Freya Jonas (harmonium & squeeze boxes), were accompanied by fiddle playing friend Annie Baylis, when they played to the sell-out audience in the village hall. Playing tracks from their recently acclaimed latest album, their 4th, ‘The Sea is My Brother’ as well as earlier compositions and borrowed numbers, the trio entranced the Lamyatt gathering with some excellent musicianship and harmonies. The haunting story of Hallsands (South Devon) was well told through the music as were a number of other tales of the seas. A lovely evening with some scrumptious food as always served in the interval.
See below for other past professional events – many, but not all, through the exceptional Take Art Rural Touring Programme.
REGULAR CLASSES/EVENTS – note that due to restrictions brought in by the Coronavirus pandemic, that these regular classes and events are currently paused and not taking place.
Wednesday Bridge Lessons 9.15am-1.30pm. Charge applies.
Wednesday Pilates 9.30-10.30am – please contact Claire Meek on 07715 552241 or firstname.lastname@example.org Charge applies.
1st Saturday of the Month Coffee morning 10.30-noon. Donations.
Every so often a Pub Night is held in the Village Hall – usually on a Friday or Saturday night so that villagers and friends can get together. Free entry and cash bar.
Once a month Film Nights over autumn/winter 7.00pm-10.00pm hosted by different villagers, with Film preceded by Supper. Look out for details on village e-mail, website. on village noticeboard, or hall noticeboard. Pre-booking and payment needed for supper. Usually £7.50 including supper or £5 for Film only.
Lamyatt Fete is held every summer – a bit of fun in the field adjacent to the hall (by kind permission of Ern & Jen) and fully utilising the hall as well. Look out for the date and if you live in the village offer to run a stall, or help set up and take down.
ONE OFF PRODUCTIONS
We have held a number of ticketed professional events since the new hall extension opened in May 2016. These augment the longer standing outdoor Shakespeare performance held at Speeds Farm every summer. A number of the events in the hall are part of the Somerset Take Arts ‘rural touring programme’, which helps bring live theatre, song and dance to the villages and smaller towns. Some of the productions sold out so early booking of any future events is advised.
See reviews below from previous years
OTHER (IR)REGULAR EVENTS
The Village Hall hosts a number of events throughout the year in addition to the professional touring theatrical/music productions, these include Film & Supper Club events, Coffee Mornings, Village Fete, Harvest Lunch, Easter Egg Rolling and PCC meetings. Watch out for details of these regular events on this website and on the Village Noticeboard and Village Hall noticeboard. Ask Caryl Joyce if you want to receive the Village e-mail that announces all news and events relevant to Lamyatt.
The Hall is also available to rent for private functions – please contact Simone Ash on 07971 631976 or email@example.com . Please note that parking by the hall is very limited so if intending to book the hall for a large private event you will need to make contact with a local farmer/land-owner to arrange suitable field parking.
PAST PROFESSIONAL EVENTS REVIEWED
We are very fortunate to have hosted some excellent professional performances since the Hall was extended. Many of these, but not all, have been through the assistance of the Take Art programme. Read on for reviews of some fantastic artists bringing their music and drama, or story-telling to Lamyatt!
- Live theatre performance by Chris Fogg productions of ‘Tree House’ November 2016
- Chris Fogg and Chris Waters production of reminiscences –HOME MOVIES Review
- Charity concert for MSF and the Let Yourself Trust (sponsored by Helen & Paul) – singer songwriter MARTHA TILSTON Review
- Dramatic reconstruction of the Great Train Robbery –Scratchworks Theatre Company
- Singer songwriter Steve Tilston, with Hugh Bradley and Keith Warmington –STEVE TILSTON review
- The Neil Maya Quartet brought the jazz music of Dave Brubeck to life
- Kali – Emily Hennessey & Sheema Mukherjee gave an excellent performance of Indian storytelling accompanied by sitar music
- Will Finn & Rosie Calvert– the duo played some intriguing music using keyboards, steel pan and banjo, with close harmonies
- Pip Utton brought his one man production of ‘At home with Will Shakespeare‘. He transported us back to that time when the pressure was on Will to produce yet another play…A truly spellbinding performance.
This webpage updated by Paul Chadwick 01749 812420 or firstname.lastname@example.org