Arabian Nights theme for community events

UPLYME Community Sponsorship Scheme will be hosting two Arabian Nights theme events to continue its fundraising efforts to resettle a Syrian refugee family in the local area. 

The first event will be an Arabian Nights storytelling evening with professional storyteller Martin Maudsley.This will be held at the Masonic Hall, off Broad Street, on Wednesday, September 18 from 7.30pm.

Inspired by the rich traditions of Arab and Persian culture, Martin will weave together a flying carpet of stories from ‘1001 Nights’ and beyond, accompanied by music by Andrea Crociani on the Turkish bağlama.

Tickets are £8 or £5 for the unwaged and under 18s, and are available from the Tourist Information Centre on 01297 442318.

Those attending are encouraged to bring along a cushion to listen from the floor, or use the chairs available, and come early to enjoy refreshments before the magic begins.

The theme will continue with an Arabian Nights dinner and auction of promises at Uplyme Village Hall on Saturday, October 12.

Tickets, including an Arabian-inspired dinner, cost £20 and are also available from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre or Uplyme Stores.

Auction prizes will include tea at the House of Commons with Sir Oliver Letwin MP; a stay in a holiday cabin; lessons in piano, guitar, tennis, gig rowing, German, drawing and the Alexander Technique; a dinner party for eight; hair-styling; gardening services; a bird-watching walk; a home extension/improvement plan and many more.

Other upcoming events for Uplyme Community Sponsorship Scheme will include a disco at the The Hub with DJ Ayvin playing an eclectic mix of jazz, soul, disco, reggae, world, remixes and electronica, and a cash bar available.

The disco will be held on Saturday, September 28 from 8pm and tickets costing £8, or £5 for unwaged and under 18s, are available from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre.

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