Events at The Village Hall

Next Professional event in the Village Hall: Watch this space!

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus (Covid-19) the planned event of 26th March (John Peel’s Shed) was cancelled. We hope that it might be re-arranged for another date later in the year.

Date to be agreed in 2020?: John Peel’s Shed – comedy storytelling by John Osbourne. The sellout Edinburgh fringe show about a box of records that once belonged to legendary DJ John Peel. A night of stories, radio and records, with supper as part of the ticket price. This event is brought to us by the Village Hall committee in conjunction with Somerset’s wonderful ‘Take Art’ organisation. Tickets priced at £15 for adults or £8 for students/children. 6.45pm for supper with performance starting at 7.30pm. (tbc)

If  and when this event is confirmed then tickets will be available from Helen or Paul via helenpaulsols@btinternet.com or 01749 812420 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 rutterh@btinternet.com

Most Recent Professional event:

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 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 clm75.orange@gmail.com  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.

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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

This webpage updated by Paul Chadwick 01749 812420 or helenpaulsols@btinternet.com