What's On in Lyme Regis


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Red Arrows over Harry May August 2017

~ The Red Arrows ~

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~  Music By the Sea
 ~ Fireworks ~
~  Fireball European Sailing Championship


Tuesday 1st August 2017
 

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine ParadeMusic by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade
 

 


 

Sat 4th & Sunday 5th

 



Lyme Regis Sailing Club Regatta races

 

 

 

 5th - 13th August  Regatta and Carnival Week 2017
See lymeregiscarnival.co.uk


 

Sunday 6th





Walk of Light


 

Tuesday 8th

 Coach trip to the Bishop’s Palace and Gardens
 in Wells to see for ourselves what our June speaker described so vividly. The coach leaves Uplyme Village Hall at 9:30am – the cost is £16, which covers the coach, admission and guided tours of both Palace and Gardens. Non-members pay £3 extra – and you can still book with Brian Cursley on 07831 553580 
 Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

 

Teddy Bear's Picnic in the Marine Parade Shelters - bring your own picnic.

 

‘Music by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade
 

 

Wednesday 9th

 

Why living in the Dorset AONB is good for you
Illustrated U3A talk by Julie Hammon (AONB Stepping Into Nature Project Officer).  The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers over 40% of the county, from Lyme Regis to Poole Harbour and from Blandford to Chesil Beach. It's the fifth largest of the 46 AONBs in the UK. The talk is at 11.00am on Wednesday 9th August in Woodmead Halls, with coffee or tea available from 10.00am. Entrance is free to U3A members; non-members are encouraged to make a £2 donation towards the talk.

 See Lyme Regis U3A.

 

Thursday 10th Aug

The Red Arrows
 will give a display over Lyme Bay in aid of local charities.  Lyme Regis 6.15pm 

 

Yes, thanks to the efforts of locals, businesses and organisations, Lyme Regis is delighted to welcome the Red Arrows again this year.

 

 Do not try to drive through Lyme Regis - traffic will be at a standstill in town (more so than usual). If a sign says a car park is full then it is!! There will be marshals advising where there are spaces.  See above right for more info on parking

 

 www.facebook.com/redarrowslyme,  @LymeRedArrows on Twitter   or www.raf.mod.uk/reds/

 

 



Firework Display

10pm

 

 

 

Saturday 12th

 

Lyme Regis Gig Club Regatta Day

 

Pavement Art Competition  The Shelters

 

Regatta and CarnivalJudging of Floats for Grand Carnival Procession in Holmbush Car Park followed by

Grand Carnival Procession
 8pm from
Holmbush car park to Cobb Square (by the Cobb Arms) via Broad Street



THE STORY OF THE BEACH BOYS® – (a tribute) 

If you like the Beach Boys® songs, you will love this band!  Guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face, a song in their heart and a truly memorable live music experience to cherish, this is a show you do not want to miss. The performers of this extravaganza express, Beach Boyz Tribute Band deliver a stunning show of technicolour harmonies that will take your breath away.

Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will surely know and by the end of the evening learn to love.  This production is performed with a technical excellence that will impress you and a vocal performance of the highest quality, this is an experience you will be proud to tell your friends you were there to witness. A note here about the performers - Beach Boyz Tribute Band. Formerly The Beach Boys® Band - following communication with the owners of the trade mark The Beach Boys® - the act has changed its name to Beach Boyz Tribute Band. The band presentation remains the same top quality production people have come to love, but under a new name BEACH BOYZ TRIBUTE BAND.

This fun filled party train is on fire - get on board while you can !!!!!  WARNING...you may feel a great urge to sing at the top of your voice and join in the party atmosphere!  This show is suitable for all age groups.  8.30pm tickets  £15  under 18s  £10 running time of show 2 hours (approx) plus interval call Theatre box office  on   01297  442 394 Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre 01297  442138

 

Sunday 13th

 

Grand Duck Race from the Upper Mill, Windsor Terrace to Jordan Flats.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 15th


 

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine ParadeMusic by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade
 

 

 

Music, Magic and Mayhem
www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

Wednesday 16 August

 

Saving Lives at Sea 
second series of the BBC program The first show of this series will air on BBC 2 at 8pm. Each program will be one hour long and the series will run for 12 weeks until Wednesday 1 November. 


The Lost World Open Air Theatre

6pm- www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

Thurs 17 August
 

Music, Magic and Mayhem
www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

 

18th to 26th August 2017


 

2017 Fireball European Championship
Hosted by Lyme Regis Sailing Club

 

 

Friday 18th August

 

Skimmity Hitchers
www.marinetheatre.com
 

 

Saturday 19th

 

Food Rocks 2017

Mark Hix’s Food Rocks returns for its 5th year! Expect all things food and drink from Dorset and surrounding areas. The festival not only raises money to support local charities, but also aims to give something back to the local community. Food Rocks is a fun-filled weekend bursting with live, interactive cookery demonstrations from top chefs, talks and tastings from local producers, and a wide range of seasonal food and drink exhibitors to purchase from. There will also be kid’s activities so there is something to suit everyone!
 

'A Nightingale Sang in Marine Square'
The Marine Theatre is stepping back in time to the sound of air raid sirens and wartime rationing to celebrate the 100th birthday of 'Forces Sweetheart' Dame Vera Lynn.  Guests will be greeted with a complimentary cocktail, donated by Conker Gin, and a picnic supper to take into our indoor 'street party'.  Tribute singer Samantha will serenade us with Vera Lynn
classics and a team of dancers will teach everyone the Charleston Stroll.    On this night to remember, guests are encouraged to throw themselves into the spirit of the evening by coming in uniforms or 40s styled dresses.  Our colleagues at Colmers Hill Fashions in Symondsbury are even offering a 10% discount to all ticket holders to help with outfits (see photo!). 7-11pm Tickets at £30 each are available from the Lyme TIC or on www.marinetheatre.com 
 

 

 

 

Sunday 20th

 

Food Rocks 2017

Mark Hix’s Food Rocks returns for its 5th year! Expect all things food and drink from Dorset and surrounding areas. The festival not only raises money to support local charities, but also aims to give something back to the local community. Food Rocks is a fun-filled weekend bursting with live, interactive cookery demonstrations from top chefs, talks and tastings from local producers, and a wide range of seasonal food and drink exhibitors to purchase from. There will also be kid’s activities so there is something to suit everyone!

 

The first ever RHS Rosemoor Flower Show,
We have a coach leaving Uplyme Village Hall at 9:15am to visit what should be a spectacular event. The cost of the trip is £16 (non-members £3 extra) and you can book your place with Rose Mock on 01297 34733. 
  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


 

 

Monday 21st


Black Ven Poetry Club Workshop
 Six monthly live poetry workshops exploring ways of harnessing creativity to write poems, speak poems, and connect with the nature and elements outside.  Anyone who is interested in how to develop ideas into poetry on the page, and on the stage. Join us if you’re interested in thinking about language, articulation, story, speaking out and how. The workshops are aimed at poets, dreamers and thinkers. All abilities welcome.  The workshops will involve: -
  Introducing themes to engage with nature and develop tools to write with, plus broad guidance and discussion about different approaches to composition and style;  Readings of relevant literature, and poetry; Deep Listening and meditation; A 15-minute outdoor learning observation exercise (outside and in silence); Sharing our experiences from our 15 minutes and finding threads to work into; Guest teachings on how to stand up and offer your poems to others from theatre performance, music and acting specialists to teach breathing, physicality, microphone technique and voice control using basic exercises.  You will probably not come away with a poem or finished piece at the end of the workshop, but tools to work with between the sessions. You may find that the teachings allow release for new thinking in other areas, or being able to tap into creativity more deeply in any artform.  Price: £10 or £6 if you are a regular face at the local Apothecary or Vittals & Verse open mic poetry nights.   12 - 2pm Marine Theatre Bar, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis DT73QB   Contact: blackvenpress@gmail.com or sarah@marinetheatre.com

 

 

Junior Deep Sea Fishing trip
 for ages 9-16. All tackle, bait and tuition provided. £20 per person. Booking essential.
 1pm - 5pm  Organised by Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club.  More Info see http://lymefishing.org.uk/juniorboat/

Tuesday 22nd

 

The Handlebards Open-Air ‘As You Like It’

Call the box office on 01297 442138 Please note that a 10% booking fee applies online and via the Tourist Info Centre OR Show starts 6pm Full Price: £14.00 Concs: £12 (TF discount applies) Open Air on Theatre Square Running time: 2 hours (approx) plus interval The world’s first cycling theatre company, www.marinetheatre.com 

 

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine ParadeMusic by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade
 

 

 


Wednesday 23rd

 

Lyme Bay Photo Club Pub Quiz
  prizes and raffle, families welcome  Teams max of of 6 players, entry £2 per person at the Inn Place, Pilot Boat Inn, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis,  7.30pm.  
 Lyme Bay Photographic Club


 

 “Keeping chickens in the garden”
A
talk by Jackie Gee from the British Hen Welfare Trust – they can do a great deal to keep down the pests as well as producing eggs for us to eat. Members free, visitors £3, and tea and biscuits will be available as usual. 7:30pm in Uplyme Village Hall.    Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

 

Friday 25 August
 

Wayne Ellington sings NAT KING COLE  SORRY - CANCELLED
www.marinetheatre.com 

 

 

Saturday 26 August


Johnny Warman’s (music from the ’60s) British Invasion

  Call the box office on 01297 442138 Please note that a 10% booking fee applies online and via the Tourist Info Centre OR Show starts 8pm All tickets £15 Running time: 2 hours (approx) plus interval The British Invasion Show, by Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus, relives an iconic time between 1964 and 1966 www.marinetheatre.com 

 

 

Sunday 27 August

 

The Smartest Giant in Town

www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

Monday 28th Summer Bank Holiday

 

 

Tuesday 29th

 

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine ParadeMusic by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade
 

 

 

 

Thursday 31 August

 

Wind in the Willows

www.marinetheatre.com

 

July     September 

 


 4th - 12th August 2018 

Regatta and Carnival Week 2018
See lymeregiscarnival.co.uk

Raising funds for local good causes

 

 

 

 

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Lyme Regis Park and Ride
dates to be advised

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If you have park in the road please do so considerately

 

Dogs now banned

 from the town's main beaches.  (1st April until 31st October)
Permitted on Back beach & Church Cliff to the East & Monmouth Beach to the West.
 

RNLILifeguards
will be on duty in Lyme Regis

 
     What's on in the Galleries

CROSSING THE LINE
28 July-9 August

Seven artists from Dorset and Devon—Jennie Hanrahan, Brendon Murless, Caroline Parrott, Barbara Green, Nicola Dennis, Jeanne Goodridge and Sue Calder—are taking part in this contemporary craft and art exhibition, showcasing their skills in ceramics, sculpture, metalworking, printing, painting, illustration, photography and textiles and skillfully exploring questions about the supposed ‘line’ between craft and art.

The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.www.townmillarts.co.uk

LIFE IN COLOUR
28 July-16 August

An exhibition of work by Justin Clark, a figurative artist based near Lyme Regis. Colourful drawings and paintings sometimes with an unexpected twist, but always created with hard earned skills forged from the white-hot heat of the life room.

The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.
10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

CORRUPTION ON BENT COPPER
11-23 August


An exhibition of Julie Oldfield’s distinctive metal-based paintings which use the natural rusting, oxidation and corruption of copper, brass and aluminium sheets as the foundation for mixed media land and seascapes.
The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.www.townmillarts.co.uk

REFLECTING THE LIGHT
18 August-5 September

Chelsea Davine’s solo exhibition focuses on nature, on light and dark, capturing their elusive quality using copper, gold and silver leaf to build layers that create depth and deep tonality.
The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION
25 August-6 September

An exhibition of abstract and contemporary photography from two East Devon photographers, Tricia Scott ARPS and Lois Wakeman LRPS, together with some earthenware pottery. Tricia and Lois are both fascinated by the unseen corners and beautiful decay to be found on the shore and inland, as well as more conventional beauty.
The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.www.townmillarts.co.uk

 

WALKS and TOURS

Do take advice about safe tide times before setting off for more than fifteen minutes hike, without a guide, along our beautiful beaches: - what appears to be an easy bit of ground to scramble over is more likely to be a treacherous mud slide - don't take a chance!

FOSSIL WALKS

Get Fossiling on the Jurassic Coast! Join one of Lyme Regis Museum’s famous fossil walks along this historic stretch of Dorset coast with Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine Biologist Chris Andrew. Some families return time and again to search with Paddy and Chris among the sand and rocks for fossils that have been washed down onto the beach after 190 million years. For adults and children alike, it’s an unforgettable experience.

Lyme History Walks

 

 Meet at the Marine Theatre at 11.00am

Cost £8.00 Adults   Children £4

AUGUST:  Thurs 3rd,  Sat 5th,  Wed 9th,  Thurs 10th,  Sat 12th,  Wed 16th,  Thurs 17th,  Sat 19th,  Wed 23rd,  Thurs 24th,  Sat 26th,  Mon 28th,  Wed 30th,  Thurs 31st

 “Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis with experienced tour guide Chris Lovejoy”
 

 01297 443140

www.lymehistorywalks.com
 

Ghost Walks

Tues and Thurs 7.30 pm  May – September

 

From outside Lyme Regis Museum
Lasts 1 hour Adults £
8.00 Children £4.00 
 

01297 443140  www.ghostwalkslyme.org.uk
 

Mary Anning Walks

Mary Anning was a world famous fossil hunter - and was featured in Tracey Chevalier's novel Remarkable Creatures - hear stories of her life and see where she lived and hunted.                        

 

Meet at
Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street
Lyme Regis
DT7 3QA
 

Jane Austen Tours 

'During the Jane Austen tour we visit the houses in which Jane is said to have stayed and hear stories of Lyme Regis as she would have known it. See where Louisa Musgrove fell on the Cobb.'
Tours run all year round. We have scheduled walks detailed below or you can contact us via our website www.literarylyme.co.uk to arrange another time.

 

Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Autumn Show & Bring and Buy Plant Sale

Schedules now available at local shops; Uplyme, Raymond's Hill and Lyme Regis Post Offices; Ginger Beer, Broad Street, Lyme Regis

 

Lyme Regis Town Band Summer Concerts

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine Parade

Every Tuesday on Marine Parade
8pm   Weather permitting.

 

Charmouth Marine Week

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
 

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Volunteers are always welcome....
During Carnival Week to assist in manning events, taking collections, etc: 

 
 

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