TALK AND CINEMA | POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% | THURSDAY 30 AUGUST

A screening and Q&A with director David Wilkinson and writer Emlyn Price.

Chaired by Anthea Simmons, Devon For Europe

This is film made by and featuring those who voted Remain in the UK’s EU Referendum vote, the 48%, to show the other 27 EU Member States that they believe it was far from a landslide victory and just why they are fighting to stay part of the EU.

Starring Patrick Stewart, Miriam Margolyes and Bob Geldof .

Duration 114 minutes, certificate PG

£6 advance / £8 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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MUSIC | NINEBARROW & FRIENDS | FRIDAY 31 AUGUST

Part of Lyme Folk Weekend, the multi-award winning duo, otherwise known as Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere, will perform along with three of their own favourite acts – the brilliant Dorset trio Kadia, virtuoso guitarist Will McNicol, and superb a capella group The Teacups.

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding ‘like two halves of one voice’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way.

In 2017, the duo were nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ’Horizon’ category for ‘Best Emerging Artist’. One of the highest accolades in their genre, it was made even more exceptional because it was only a few months prior to this that Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere relinquished their jobs as a teacher and GP in favour of a full-time music career.

Named after Nine Barrow Down in the Purbeck hills, their first release While the Blackthorn Burns was voted FATEA Magazine’s Best Debut Album of 2014, while their last album Releasing the Leaves (2016) saw a volley of critical acclaim including five-star reviews in Maverick and EDS Magazine as well as Best Duo nominations in the FATEA and Folking.com Awards.

Ninebarrow have continued this upwards trajectory with their new record, The Waters and the Wild. The 11-track album highlights how their inspired songwriting is ever evolving and displays the duo’s incredible vocal harmonies through original songs mixed with innovative arrangements of folk standards, all wrapped in lush, sensitive arrangements and flawless musicianship. Awarded 5-stars in both The Morning Star and the English Folk Dance & Song Society’s EDS Magazine, the album has received airplay on BBC Radios 2, 3, 6 Music, Wales and Scotland. Folk luminary, Mike Harding, has hailed it as ‘absolutely monumental’. In June 2018, the album reached Number 2 in Amazon’s Folk Best-Seller chart.

It is the multi-award-winning duo’s modern and inventive take on the folk tradition that seems to be captivating audiences across the country.  Not only exceptional singers and musicians, they are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs. A live session on BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show, described by presenter Mark Radcliffe as ’immaculate’, has lead to a string of sell-out shows across the UK.

Engaging, charismatic and humorous – Ninebarrow are winning new fans wherever they go. See them live, and you’ll quickly understand why.

‘Another example of how strong British folk music is at the moment.’ The Telegraph.

Toby Noble is warming up.

£18 advance and on the door.

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

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MUSIC | MERRY HELL | SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

Saturday night is party night of Lyme Folk Weekend with the exuberant sound one of the most exciting live bands to have emerged in recent years.

Winners of both the Best Band and Best Live Band at the 2018 Folking.com awards, Merry Hell have been blazing a trail in the north of England with their high-energy, foot-stomping folk-rock, and are making a rare visit to the South West especially for Lyme Folk Weekend.

The sound of dreams realised, joy unconfined, your favourite yesterdays returning and the promise of tomorrow. Merry Hell are all this and more.

Founded in their native North West of England, Merry Hell is an eight-piece folk-rock band with a history, a pedigree and a bright future. In four short years they have risen to become festival favourites, their first two albums finding favour with critics, broadcasters and music fans alike. They are continuing to develop an enviable reputation for the quality of their song writing, recorded work and live performances.

The band was forged in the smouldering embers of 90s Folk-punk band, The Tansads. Following an emotional series of reunion concerts in 2010, its members chose to tread the boards under a new name, ‘Merry Hell’, in order to reflect their new impetus, new hopes and, most importantly, new songs.

 

Support comes from Ranagri.

 

£18 seated and £10 standing, advance and on the door.

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Seated and Standing 

Tickets:

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MUSIC | SHOW OF HANDS | SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

Lyme Folk Weekend culminates with the South West favourites presenting a special one-off retrospective filled with songs from their early years together.

Show of Hands began their musical journey 25 years ago here in West Dorset. The band’s first CD was recorded live in Bridport at the Bull hotel, while Steve Knightley has written a host of songs about the people, stories and landscape of this area.

Show of Hands have become one of the leading forces in South-West folk. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are respectively recognised as one of the UK’s best singer songwriters and one of its finest multi instrumentalists. Without frills or fanfares they have carved a unique niche built on a carefully constructed cottage industry and become one of the most in-demand bands on the circuit.

Saskia Griffiths-Moore and Steve Dagleish are the support acts.

 

£25 advance and on the door.

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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Over the phone:  01297 442138

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SCREENING | NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE : JULIE | THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

A new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to the Marine.

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

Certificate 15 – please note this changed

Please note that Julie will contain strobe lighting

£11 advance / £13.50 on the door. 10% off  for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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MUSIC | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS | SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

A post-roast music session in our lovely bar overlooking the Cobb 

 

This is a relaxed Sunday afternoon event with the best in local musical talent. The launch is hosted by Street & Matthews, an acoustic duo who are one half of popular local band DeltaTango7. They play a selection of blues and classic songs, and will be presenting a line-up of other local surprise guests.

Come down after your Sunday Lunch and enjoy a pint of local brew and read the papers while listening to some charming acts.

 

Free entry, no tickets (donations to musicians gratefully received).

Bar opens and starts at 3 P.M.

Standing and unreserved seating

TALK AND CINEMA | THE MAN FROM MO’WAX | THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER

This is a South-West exclusive: the brand new BFI film, with a talk and questions from its star James Lavelle.

The Man From Mo’Wax is the energetic and phenomenal journey, charting the life and career of DJ icon, music producer and global trip hop mogul, James Lavelle, his pioneering record label Mo’Wax and his phenomenal rise to fame with the genre defining UNKLE album, Psyence Fiction.

The film gives audiences a remarkable ‘behind the curtain’ look at the music industry and a rare opportunity to experience never before seen personal archive and exclusive home videos from both James Lavelle & DJ Shadow (one of UNKLE’s many collaborators). The film also stars Joshua Homme, Ian Brown, Thom Yorke, Badly Drawn Boy, Futura. Grandmaster Flash and 3D of Massive Attack.

Duration of film 109 minutes

£6 advance / £8 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Tickets:

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Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

 

SCREENING | RSC LIVE: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR | WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER

The only way is Windsor in this new production of Shakespeare’s merry comedy.

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. David Troughton returns to the Company as John Falstaff, following his recent title role in Titus Andronicus and Gloucester in King Lear.

Duration 120 minutes, certificate 12A

Screened live from Stratford

£11 advance / £13.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M.

Tickets:

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MUSIC | DUOTONE | FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

 Duotone weaves a plethora of instruments with orchestral power – including his pioneering cello playing and vocal loops.

Duotone by Ian Wallman

This concert marks a new album – A Life Reappearing – released on 4 May, which was inspired by a book of paintings by Victoria Crowe, which charts the life of Scottish shepherd Jenny Armstrong.

Duoton learnt the cello at age six, he went on to study at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and to win a scholarship in baroque cello at the Royal College of Music. He has been mesmerising audiences around the UK and further afield since releasing his first album in 2009 including standout performances at Union Chapel, Birmingham Town Hall and End of the Road Festival.

In addition to his solo work as Duotone, Barney has performed and recorded with high-profile musicians including Syrian Qanun player Maya Youssef, folk illuminati Jackie Oates, The Imagined Village, Eliza Carthy, Chris Wood and multi-platinum award-winning artist Birdy, with whom he toured all over the world.

A Life Reappearing was written and recorded by Duotone at home, Borth-Y-Gest, North Wales and at Starling Audio, Oxford. Additional recording and mixing by Richard Neuberg at Strawhouse. Duotone performs vocals, cello, guitar (acoustic, classical and electric), percussion and bass; alongside Jane Griffiths on viola, violin and piano (on A Life Disappearing, Hear You Whisper, The Faintest and The Room respectively) and Adam Falkner on drums (The Faintest). Pete Thomas also guests on bass on Marta and award-winner folk artist Kris Drever sang guest vocals on The Faintest. 

£10 advance / £12 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Tickets:

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In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH ANDY ASKINS | SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

Star of the John Bishop show, Andy’s routine includes offbeat original comic songs and parodies.

 

A talented musician with a captivating voice, popular songs have been re-written and given a perverse twist to tremendous comic effect. With a wickedly dry sense of humour, Andy’s darker material is sweetened by his innocent and impish demeanour which never fails to leave audiences in the palm of his hand. 

Andy appeared on The John Bishop Show at the Hackney Empire on primetime Saturday night slot on BBC One. He has performed on The Comedy Store for Comedy Central, and two series of The World Stands Up.

Andy has delighted comedy audiences as far and wide as Switzerland, Belgium, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Bangkok, Dubai, Mumbai and the Caribbean. He is also a firm favourite with the Armed Forces, performing several tours on Naval ships in ports around the world, as well as Iraq, Afghanistan and the Falkland Islands.

Andy was also one of a very select group to be awarded the Afghanistan campaign medal from General Sir David Richards Chief of Defence staff in 2012 for his contributions which included several tours to soldiers operating on the frontline.

Two other comedians warm-up alongside resident compere Tom Glover in this great value night out.

For ages 16 and over

 

 

Bar opens 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M.

£8 advance / £10 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply