Comedy club is back and there's a seafront dance event to enjoy
- Credit: Landance in Lyme
The Lyme Regis Comedy Club returned to the Marine Theatre last month with a sell-out show.
It takes the format of a traditional comedy club with short sets by four performers, mixing up nationally-known comics with those who are becoming established. The monthly event is hosted by Bridport's Tom Glover, a popular local comedian and former postman.
July's edition, on Saturday 24th, is headlined by Jake Lambert, who was called an “Expert, charming stand-up." by The Sunday Times. Jake fell into a career as a stand up. After gaining a following on Twitter under the pseudonym, he decided to put down his iPhone and pick up a microphone. It has proven to be a wise choice as he has made it to the final of the Amused Moose award, semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Award 2015 and won English Comedian of the Year.
He is joined by Joe Wells, a writer from Have I Got News For You and Andrew White, a favourite from the Edinburgh Fringe.
Tom Glover said: “It was fantastic to return to our home at the Marine for a sell-out show with old and new faces. Comedy fans clearly needed a laugh after the last 18 months. It's a great value event for a tenner and a chance to see upcoming talent alongside big names.”
Tickets to see Jake Lambert are £10 in advance from marinetheatre.com
Meanwhile, Arts Council England has announced funding for an exciting dance and poetry event with two special performances to take place on Lyme seafront this September.
The organisers are offering free tickets to all across the community.
Called Landance in Lyme, the dancers will start below the Marine Theatre, moving along the seafront. City of Bristol Poet Vanessa Kisuule, who has featured on Radio 1, Woman's Hour and Blue Peter, will perform specially written pieces for the first time.
Taking place across two nights, the event explores the effects of climate change on coastal communities such as West Dorset and celebrates this exceptional stretch of Jurassic Coast, which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Landance is an established Community Interest Company (CIC) based, which animates outdoor spaces with engaging and atmospheric live dance performances. Professional artists in dance, music and design develop the pieces on site.
Landance Artistic Director Ella Huhne said "We're so pleased to make this announcement today and to be working closely with the friendly community of Lyme Regis. It's immensely satisfying to see young local dancers evolve their skills with established performers to create such special events. We look forward to welcoming everyone this September."
The project has been developed with celebrated choreographer Alessandro Marzotto Levy alongside established and emerging dance artists. On the lead up to Landance in Lyme there will be an online playful poetry workshop with Dorset Libraries and two Sound Recording and Effects Workshops with local music charity B Sharp.
Landance in Lyme: Friday 10 September and Saturday 11 September, Lyme Regis Seafront, below Marine Theatre.
Free tickets and details from landance.org.uk