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 August 2019

~ Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week ~  ~ Regatta and Carnival  Week ~ Firefly National Championships ~ Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing Regatta ~  Lyme Folk Weekend~  Music By the Sea ~ Fireworks ~
 



Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week 2019 continues
 
(Saturday  27th July - Friday 2nd August 2019)  - fun for all the family



For full information about Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week; competition entry details and confirmation of times please see the full programme available from outlets throughout the town and posters. (Sorry but the organisers have asked us not to publish times in order that they can sell more programmes - only £2 from shops around the town)  Fun for all the family. 

The 48 page Lifeboat Week programme, with full details and timings of all events is now available at the Lifeboat Shop at the harbour and throughout Lyme Regis and Charmouth.  www.facebook.com/LymeRegisLifeboatWeek 

 

 

 


 

 

The following items in red are in aid of Lifeboat Week

 

 

 

 

Thursday August 1st
 Lifeboat Week events continue: Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth.  Now only £1


Book Stall

10 am onwards  The Lifeboat Station

Knitting Stall
Another chance to admire the skills of local RNLI Supporters who have donated their work for sale in aid of the RNLI

Lifeboat Crew Barbecue
Hot Dogs produced by the Lifeboat Crew at the harbour.  Tuck into a Jumbo Sausage and all the extras cooked on the Slipway by the Lifeboat Station

The Red Devils
 
Red Devils formationThe British Army’s official parachute display team will be a star attraction of our Lifeboat Week.

The Red Devils, based at Netheravon Airfield on Salisbury Plain, are a team of 15, all of whom have seen active service in the Falklands, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan or Iraq.  They are widely acknowledged as among the best display parachutists in the world, and carry out spectacular shows at public events worldwide, promoting the British Army and the Parachute Regiment, known as ‘The Paras’.

A classic Red Devils display will see up to ten team members jumping from an altitude of 10,000ft.  Trailing smoke to demonstrate their speed and movement, the highly skilled skydivers will freefall at speeds up to 120mph before opening their parachutes. Then they will demonstrate breath-taking high-speed ‘swoop’ landings and spectacular ‘canopy formations’.  A commentary will keep everyone informed and the skydivers will be available afterwards to meet spectators.    Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth.  BEFORE THIS EVENT WE NEED THE CO-OPERATION OF EVERYBODY, FOR SAFETY REASONS, WHILE THE LIFEBOAT CREW AND ORGANISERS CLEAR THE BEACH LANDING AREA AT ABOUT 1.45PM

Singalong to Mama Mia!
Best Abba dressed adult and junior competition  Marine Theatre

 

The Famous Nag’s Music and Hog Roast
Food and DeltaTango7 8 ’til late at The Nags Head in Silver Street, 

 

Friday 2nd


Book Stall Final Day

10 am onwards  The Lifeboat Station


Irene's Grand Duck Race
The Duck Race this year is dedicated to Irene Roper who sadly died during Lifebaot Week last
year: the Duck Race was one of her favourite events.  12 noon from the Upper Mill, Windsor Terrace to Jordan Flats. £1 per duck.  Prizes.  Duck tickets on sale Marine Parade.


Bowling Drive
 in aid of the RNLI at Lyme Regis Bowling Club, Monmouth Beach.
 All Welcome


Fossil Talk

A fascinating talk by renowned local fossil expert Paddy Howe Paddy frequently appears on television discussing his passion for the Jurassic Coast and its secrets    6pm At the Lifeboat Station  Adults £2 under 16s £1

 

Tug o' War: (rescheduled) 
Lyme Regis Lifeboat Crew challenge Lyme Regis Football Club across the harbour mouth 6pm

 

 

 

Uplyme Morris Dancers
Royal Standard  7pm onwards

 

 

 

 

Three Counties Swing Band

Performance area, Marine Parade 7.30pm  Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth.

 


The Great Lyme Regis Bath Tub Race
 
Have a go at building a floating tub yourself! 
Everyone welcome 
  All entry details listed in the RNLI Lifeboat Week programme available at the shop and many other outlets around Lyme Regis and Charmouth and surrounding areas.  8.00 pm.
Registration 7 - 7.45pm Cobb Gate

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday 3rd - 11th Aug  Regatta & Carnival Week  Over fifty events for the whole family during the week.

 

Saturday 3rd

 

Yoga Class

Come and join us for some holistic summer yoga. A space to reconnect with body, breath, mind and spirit. Stretch, balance, strengthen and relax. All welcome. Please wear comfortable loose clothing and bring a mat/blanket/block if you have them. All levels welcome.  In aid of the Uplyme Community Sponsorship Fund   10 – 11.30 a.m. Masonic Hall, Broad St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE (behind Galley Café)  Tickets: £8. Contact Eva on 07847 280806 to secure a space.  Angela Shannon is a fully qualified and experienced Yoga Teacher since 2010   (British Wheel of Yoga -BWY) The Uplyme Community Sponsorship Fund is raising funds  to sponsor and support a Syrian refugee family to live in Uplyme next year.  Reg. Charity No: 1183684 UCS

 

 

Lyme Regis Sailing Club Regatta races


Lyme Splash Water Polo Championship

 

Match of the Day
Local Emergency services team. including the Lifeboat crew, challenge Uplyme Legends at Venlake Meadow, beside the Uplyme Cricket Club 6pm.  Bar and refreshments available.  A Lifeboat Week event.
 


Grand Lifeboat Week and Carnival Week Combined Firework display - bigger better and even more spectacular!   Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth.
10pm The Cobb 

 

 Sunday 4th

Lyme Splash Water Polo Championship



Lyme Regis Sailing Club Regatta race: Up Anchors Seamanship Trophy 
Lyme Regis Sailing Club boats assemble at anchor off the bathing beach just outside the swim buoys with sails bent on but not raised.  Finish line will be the dinghy finish line with the race officer on PJ taking our elapsed times. The finish line is likely to be busy during Regatta so we will dispense with the normal requirement to sail backwards over it!

 

Monday 5th 

 

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION VETERANS AND FAMILIES TOUCH POINT
 Come along and meet our Information Volunteers who can advise you on the services the RBL has available to assist our Veterans and Families. This is a relaxed opportunity over a cuppa to get to know what the RBL can do to help.  Non RBL members are most welcome to pop in especially if you have a relative or dependent who may be entitled to assistance.  LYME REGIS BAPTIST CHURCH HALL  First Monday of the Month from 10 AM to Mid Day  More info contact:  LymeRegis.chairman@rbl.community  Telephone: 07584993955

 

Tuesday 6th August

Open-Air Cinema: Top Gun

 

 

 

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

 


Wednesday 7th August
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Open-Air Cinema: Wallace & Grommit

 

 

 

Thursday 8th August
 




Torchlight Procession

 

 

 

FRIDAY 9 AUGUST

T. REXTASY
Hear All of T. Rex’s Hits Live in Lyme from the ‘Best Live Tribute Band in the UK’
  This Summer, glam-rock fans have the chance to see the official live tribute band dedicated to T.Rex. T.Rextasy is endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, and original members of the band. Expect all the hits when they play at Lyme Regis’s Marine Theatre—Jeepster, I Love to Boogie, and 20th Century Boy in a fun night out from the band that was awarded the ‘The Best Live Tribute Band in the UK ’ by BBC1.  £23.50 advance / £27.00 on the door  10% discount for members Bar opens at 7:00 P.M. Starts at 8:00 P.M.

 

Saturday 10th

Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing Regatta

 

Regatta and CarnivalJudging of Floats for Grand Carnival Procession 7pm in Holmbush Car Park followed by

 


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

 


 

MATT CARTER SEPTET   
A special pop up event for a special new band led by the ever-popular Matt Carter. Come and hear the sound of the future from these exciting, young players!  8pm. Doors open: 7.30pm  Pine Hall, Lyme Regis Baptist Church, Silver Street, Lyme Regis  www.jazzjurassica.co.uk


Sunday 11th

 

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine ParadeMusic by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 2.30 The Shelters, Marine Parade. 
Weather permitting


 

Tuesday August 13th 2019
 

Coach Trip to Keyneston Mill, Blandford Forum:  Sensuous gardens and wild mountain flowers   Keyneston Mill, the home of Parterre Fragrances the UK’s largest private botanic gardens dedicated to aromatic and scented plants holds over 1,000 plant varieties in 50 acres. Key ingredients of Parterre luxury perfumes are grown, harvested and distilled here. There is also a bistro style cafe. Coach leaves Uplyme Village Hall at 9.30am. Cost of £18.00 (guests £21) includes a guided tour. Please ring Rose Mock 01297 34733 to book.   Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: Tom Jones
Our fantastic series of iconic movies on the big screen continues with a hugely successful adaptation of Henry Fielding’s seminal novel, which makes a fine tribute to the late Albert Finney. A series of misadventures ensues as young Tom looks to sow his wild oats around Dorset locations. The evening includes a brief introduction by Hollywood-raised film historian Karol Kulik. £6.00 advance / £7.50 on the door | 10% discount for members 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. 
Weather permitting


WEDNESDAY 14th

LYME REGIS AND THE NEW WORLD’ - A talk by John Dover
 Lyme people who impacted on the settlement and development of America
Come and hear how several Lyme natives and residents helped sow the seeds for the growth of English America and the formation of the British Empire. One such person was Sir George Somers – born in Lyme Regis in 1554 – an Elizabethan privateer, merchant trader, MP, military leader and founder of Bermuda (the Somers Isles) – England’s first Crown Colony    John Dover has lived in Lyme Regis for twenty years and has developed a keen interest in Lyme’s social history and some of the key historical characters of Lyme who made an impact far beyond Britain’s shores.  John is Chairman of Lyme Regis Museum and active in a number of voluntary and charitable activities.  Coffee 10.00am Talk 11.00am  Free to members, £2 donation suggested for non-members. To join U3A see website www.lymeregisu3a.org or telephone 01297-444566


 

Saturday 17th - Friday 23rd   Firefly National Championships
Lyme Regis Sailing Club

 


 

 

Tuesday 20th
 

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


Thursday August 22nd
 

Uplyme Church Art Exhibition  Preview and Talk Speaker: Phil Clayton

Talk at Uplyme Village Hall 4:00 pm followed by Preview, drinks and canapes in Uplyme Church.

Tickets: £10 in aid of Ugandan Charities For more information contact Sheila: 01297 445464  sheila.lyme@gmail.com
 

 

 

Friday August 23rd


Uplyme Church Art Festival
in aid of Ugandan Charities: Tearfund and New Hope
(children with special needs and disabilities)  An exhibition of paintings, textiles, sculpture and 3D work by local artists. Open to the public 10:00 am to 4:00 pm  Entry free: refreshments available all day.

 

 

Saturday 24th

Coffee morning
There are no set charges, but collection boxes for Air Ambulance and RNLI, from 10.30 till 12.30 in Bethany Chapel, Coombe Street, all welcome.

 

 

Uplyme Church Art Festival
in aid of Ugandan Charities: Tearfund and New Hope
(children with special needs and disabilities)

An exhibition of paintings, textiles, sculpture and 3D work by local artists. Open to the public 10:00 am to 4:00 pm  Entry free: refreshments available all day.

 

Sunday 25th


Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine Parade
Music by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 2.30 The Shelters, Marine Parade. 
Weather permitting

 

 

Austin Powers Star at Bank Holiday Comedy Club

Four acts are on the bill at our next comedy event, headlined by a woman with a unique perspective and racy brand of comedy. Tanyalee Davis’s solo show ‘Little Do They Know’ hints at her 3 foot 6 stature. She’s appeared in films such as Austin Powers, and supported Frankie Boyle on tour. The Canadian comedian performed her one woman show, 4 nights a week for 6 months, just off the Las Vegas strip. Tanyalee has appeared on Live At The Apollo, The Last Leg & The John Bishop Show. As an actor, Tanyalee has appeared in films such as El Matador, For Da Love Of Money & Austin Powers 3: Goldmember.  The other acts on the bill are CariAnne and Simon Lomas, with resident compere Tom Glover.  LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH TANYALEE DAVIS   £8.00 advance / £10.00 on the door. 10% discount for members.  www.marinetheatre.com

 


 Monday 26th Summer Bank Holiday
 

Tuesday 27th
 

TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES:  Cabaret

As part of Tuesday Night At The Movies—our regular night showing iconic movies on the big screen—we're showing Cabaret. A magnificent Liza Minnelli plays Sally Bowles, an eccentric, promiscuous performer at the Kit Kat Club. Through her eyes—and those of the emcee, a superb Joel Grey—we witness the end of the Weimar republic and the rise of the Nazi party. £6.00 advance / £7.50 on the door | 10% discount for members  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. 
Weather permitting

 

 

Wednesday August 28th 2019
 

‘Plants of the Dolomites’ by Paul Cumbleton

An illustrated travelogue of the Dolomite Mountains in Italy made in 2016, showing a selection of the plants and scenery encountered. Wherever possible Paul tries to link the plants shown in the wild with details about their cultivation in the garden so people can see how “growable” they are.  Paul Cumbleton was head of the Alpine Department at RHS Wisley Garden responsible for the rock garden, alpine meadow, crevice garden and the alpine display houses for 11 years before escaping to the country in rural Somerset. He has grown alpines for over 30 years and has a particular interest in Pleione orchids and winter-growing South African bulbs. He is a widely published author and blogger.  Everyone is welcome. Talk starts at 7.30pm at Uplyme Village Hall. Refreshments are available from 7.15pm. Members free; non-members £3.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

Friday August 30th to Sunday September 1st
   Lyme Folk Weekend 
What began life in 2013 as ‘The Late Summer Festival by the Sea’, has grown into one of the folk scene’s most popular events. Lyme Folk Weekend's headline events are here at the Marine.

 

Friday 30 August

 

 LYMe fOLK WeeKeND: JON BODeN
 
Opening the folk festival with a bang is Jon Boden, previously lead singer and arranger of the popular folk-group Bellowhead. Outside of folk he has composed music for both theatre and film, most notably two Royal Shakespeare productions at Stratford: Merchant of Venice (2008) and A Winter’s Tale (2012).“one of the most venerated of the younger Brit folk generation” ~ The Guardian Support from the Askew Sisters £20 advance and on the door Starts at 7:30 P.M www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

 

Saturday 31st

 

Fun at the Lifeboat Station
Win wine or a snack or water; 
 Name the Welly Dog Family Competition plus

100's of books to browse at our amazing Book Stall

In aid of Lyme Regis Lifeboat. Organised by Lyme Regis and Charmouth Lifeboat Supporters.  10.30am - 5.30pm approx. at the Lifeboat Station by the Lifeboat Shop by the harbour.

 

 

LYMe fOLK WeeKeND: NiNeBARROW & fRieNDs
By popular demand, the festival patrons are bringing their unique ‘ninebarrow & Friends’ show to Lyme Folk Weekend once again—this time with a whole new bunch of chums!  £18 advance and on the door Starts at 7:30 P.M  www.marinetheatre.com

 


AUGUST 2020 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!
 

Saturday 1st - 8th Aug  Regatta & Carnival Week 


 

July     September 

 

Click here to see all the  Regular Events

 

Lyme Regis Park and Ride
dates to be advised

Download Car Parks Map


If you have to park in the road please do so considerately

 

Dogs now banned

from the town's main beaches.  (1st May until 30th September)
Dogs need to be on a lead all year on
Marine Parade, Cart Road, Gun Cliff, Church Cliff Walk, the Harbour, the Cobb, Lister & Langmoor Gardens

Please check notices locally to verify this information

 

RNLILifeguards
will be on duty in Lyme Regis

 

Lloyds Mobile Bank

Fridays: 10am. to 12.15 & 13.00. to 15.00. Woodmead Car Park, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG
Timing dependent on traffic conditions

 
     What's on in the Galleries
 

Art in Squares

20 July-4 August:


From 20 July until 4 August, a special preview exhibition called Art in Squares is being hosted in The Gallery Symondsbury, the new home of Lyme Bay Arts CIC, the group made up of local artists who organise showcases and events around our region.   In this one, a wide diversity of subjects, creative processes and styles will be on display: the only key requirement being that all the artwork must be in 16” squares.  

If you would like to join the exhibition or the group, or want to be kept informed of Lyme Bay Arts' future programmes, you can email them at contact@lymebayarts.co.uk or visit them via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (lymebayarts)

Terra Incognita
10-21 August:

Lyme Bay Arts CIC will be holding the official opening of its new exhibition space, The Gallery Symondsbury, on 10 August with Terra Incognita, a showcase of recent paintings by Andy Rollo.  Andy, a lecturer in art and design at Yeovil College, is “excited about exhibiting at Symondsbury for a number of reasons. Firstly, the work I have been producing over the course of the last ten years has been inspired in part by the geology and history of Dorset and in particular the Dorset Ridgeway and Jurassic Coast.  Secondly, I feel that this new gallery provides a good opportunity for me to develop a higher profile in the area.  It’s a beautiful location in the midst of the landscape of Dorset.  Thirdly, it is exciting for a new gallery to open that provides opportunities for work to be exhibited that isn’t quite as traditional—work that delves more into imaginary landscapes and foregrounds visual language elements like shape, line and colour.” Visitors will be able to explore Andy’s Terra Incognita until 21 August.
 

Thursday August 22nd
 

Uplyme Church Art Exhibition  Preview and Talk
Speaker: Phil Clayton
 

Talk at Uplyme Village Hall 4:00 pm followed by Preview, drinks and canapes in Uplyme Church.
 

Tickets: £10 in aid of Ugandan Charities
For more information contact Sheila: 01297 445464  sheila.lyme@gmail.com

 

Uplyme Church Art Festival
in aid of Ugandan Charities: Tearfund and New Hope

(children with special needs and disabilities)

Open to the public
Friday August 23rd and
Saturday August 24th 
10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

An exhibition of paintings, textiles, sculpture and 3D work by local artists.

Entry free:
refreshments available all day.

 

TEXTILES. SCULPTURE. CERAMICS.

 

24 August-3 September  

A feast of 3D art created by some of the SouthWest’s most talented sculptors, ceramicists and textile artists on show at the region’s newest art gallery.

The Gallery,
Symondsbury Estate,
Bridport DT6 6HG. 

Open daily 10.30-4.30. Free admission & parking. 

www.lymebayarts.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

 

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

 

July - Sept: Wed, Thurs, Sat      ......+ Bank Hols
 

 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
 

Help/wanted

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

 
 
 

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