Events at The Village Hall

 

See Posters & e-mails: not all events start or take place at village hall

NEXT EVENTS (not at Village Hall but at Speeds Farm):

Sunday 3rd July Shakespeare – see separate website tab – bring your picnic

Sunday 31st July ‘The Musicians of Bremen’ – A Jazz Musical with Puppets suitable for all the family. Tickets 01749 812 031 (£8 adults; £5 children/low income; £1 under 8s)

Recently

On 2nd June Bullbeggar went up to the Beacon with villagers to help light the bonfire and have a drink of Cider to celebrate 70 years. What a great night was had by all. Then on 4th June the Lamyatt Jubilee Party saw Milton Clevedon & Lamyatt come together again for a great afternoon and evening of celebration: food, drink. music, games, etc. WELL DONE to all that helped organise this community event.

Beacon bonfire 2022

We could see at least 12 other Beacon bonfires from the top of Creech Hill – photo by Simon

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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 rutterh@btinternet.com

Most Recent Professional events in the village hall, booked via Take Art, and organised by the Village Hall Committee (or its sub-group):

Thursday 7th April: Christian Garrick & John Etheridge –  world class violin & guitar duo – repertoire ranged from Peter Gabriel to Richard Rogers. The ex-Soft Machine guitarist and Yehudi-Menuhin collaborator wowed the audience with a knock out performance.

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Friday 4th February: Tango Calor took the sell out audience on a journey from the backstreets of Buenos Aires to the salons of Paris performing tango milongas (dances) with Cuban Indira Roman on vocals &  Mirek Salmon on the bandoneon (Argentine concertina) – the true sound of tango.  

Tango Calor

The performance was aimed both at those who like to dance and those who want to sit and drink it all in, with the evening ticket including tacos & tortillas food & tequila or soft drink – all mouth-wateringly appreciated by those present.

Thursday 16th December 2021 David Mynne, veteran Cornish actor and a founder member of Kneehigh, presented a one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

“Joy to all mankind? Bah!”

We spent a spellbinding evening with Ebenezer Scrooge: a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, clutching, covetous, old miser! David played all the parts in such a realistic way that the entire audience were transported back to the 1840’s. Together with mulled cider and festive nibbles the entire show was a complete sell-out success, with Covid protocols followed for a safe and very festive evening. 

Sunday 22nd August 2021 late afternoon village picnic and Circus acts this was a wonderful outdoor event with thrills & spills.

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Friday 31st January 2020 Harbottle & Jonas folk duo accompanied by Annie Baylis, with a buffet supper.

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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 may pause from time to time and not take place. Check with organisers.

Wednesday Bridge Lessons 9.15am-1.30pm. Charge applies.

Wednesday Pilates 9.30-10.30am – please contact Claire Meek on 07715 552241 or clm75.orange@gmail.com  Charge applies.

1st Saturday of the Month Coffee morning 10.30-noon. Donations for the Church

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 most summers – 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.

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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 simoneashbarnard@gmail.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!

2016 Review:

  • Live theatre performance by Chris Fogg productions of ‘Tree House’ November 2016

2017 Reviews:

2018 Reviews:

2019 Reviews:

  • 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 helenpaulsols@btinternet.com