Monday, October 17, 2005

Pack Monday Fair, music & Marine Theatre meeting

Pack Monday Fair in Sherborne today
Pack Monday Fair is an annual event held on the first Monday after 10th October, old Michaelmas Day, this year to be held on 17th October (today!)

It is thought that the name is a corruption of the word "pact" as this was the time of the year that new agreements were made between farmers and labourers taken on for casual employment.

St John's Almhouse in Sherborne

It is no longer an agricultural fair, but the main streets still fill up with traders and food stalls, from 9am until late in the evening. A funfair is also held on the edge of town.

Live music in South Somerset & West Dorset
Lewis 'Sound of the Suburbs' @ Swan Inn, Sherborne

Live music in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Open Mic Night @ The Westgate, Taunton

Marine Theatre Lyme Regis public meeting
A public meeting to discuss the future of the Marine Theatre as part of the cultural quarter development is being held tonight. The theatre, which has had a variety of uses throughout its life, is in need of refurbishment and keeping the building in a good state of repair is an ongoing battle.

It is a fantastic arts and music venue, in an area that has few other local performance arts resources. Its importance to the community at large would be difficult to overstate as it also hosts a huge variety of functions throughout the year; from collecters fairs all the way to wedding receptions.

Event Date: 17/10/2005
Venue: Marine Theatre
Address details: Church Street LYME REGIS DT 7 3BS
Opening times: 7.00pm

We made a short video about the Marine Theatre a while ago and you can download it from here. The file is about 2 Megabytes in size.

Have a great Monday!

The Editor

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