BEING editor of a local newspaper certainly keeps you busy and last week was a particularly hectic one, with an event or meeting to attend every evening.
From restaurant openings and musical theatre shows to council fall outs and a new mayor – we had it all. That’s one of the reasons I love my job; every week brings something new.
As I’ve mentioned many times before, food and music-related events are always my favourite and, luckily, Lyme Regis hosts them in spades!
Last week I tried the new ‘in place’ for wining and dining – Robin Wylde at The Pop-Up Kitchen in Broad Street. Harriet from Robin Wylde is passionate about local produce and enjoys foraging many of her ingredients herself. She served up some delicious canapés at the soft launch last Monday, including fresh crab, mackerel tartare and beef and wild garlic lollipops, and I can’t wait to go back for the full dinner experience complete with a drinks pairing for every course.
Robin Wylde is open in The Pop-Up Kitchen every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening and booking is definitely advisable. Take a look at robinwylde.com for details.
Later in the week I was off to review Lyme Regis Musical Theatre’s ‘Anything Goes’ and was blown away by the professionalism of the production, especially the outstanding dance numbers. The Cole Porter tunes have been stuck in my head ever since!
I’m planning to dance the Bank Holiday weekend away myself as the annual Jazz Jurassica festival brings an incredibly varied line-up to town. This is no longer just a jazz festival for the traditionalists, but also includes soul, funk, gospel and more, with free entertainment on the seafront all weekend, as well as in several local bars and restaurants, and ticketed headline gigs at the Marine Theatre.
If you haven’t checked out the programme yet, take a look at jazzjurassica.co.uk
I’ll also be heading to River Cottage’s Food Fair on Saturday for some more culinary treats and of course we’ll be covering Lyme Regis lifeboat crew’s annual Blessing of the Boats ceremony on Sunday.
The lifeboat station will be hosting an open day from 10am with the service at 3pm – all are welcome to join.
And that’s just the half of it – Lyme has certainly sprung to life over the past few weeks and we’re all geared up for another busy season!