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 August 2021  All events are subject to Covid regulations knock-on effects and may change  - please check


Sunday 1st August

 

Blessing boats service

The annual Blessing of the Boats service, hosted by the RNLI on the Cobb in Lyme Regis this year, has been re-scheduled to the later than usual  date of August 1st.  The event is usually held on Rogation Sunday but it is hoped Covid-19 restrictions will be eased by August.

The inter-denominational service, to which all are welcome, will start at 2pm and will be conducted by the Rev. Chris Martin, team vicar of the Golden Cap Benefice.  Music will be provided by the Lyme Regis town band  and the Lyme Bay Moonrakers.  Invitations will as usual be sent to boating groups in the area.  2pm The Lifeboat Station

 

 

August 2nd 2021   
 

 

Thursday August 5th

 

 

Grand Firework Display

Joint Event in aid of Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week and Regatta and Carnival Week

 

 

 

 

5th - 8th August  LRSC Regatta

 


  Saturday 7 August  - Saturday 14 August 2021 
Regatta & Carnival Week 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY 13 AUGUST 2021

 

Food glorious food: a UK love affair presented by David Drury
11am: Lyme Regis u3a
 
This presentation, via zoom, will feature the history of all our British classics, from fish and chips to curry, roast dinners to cooked breakfasts and afternoon teas to comforting desserts.  David also examines the complete change in dining habits within a generation and the growth of Michelin star restaurants and street food markets as well as looking at the classic pubs and traditional cafes.  The presentation concludes with some of London’s more unusual dining experiences, from eating in the dark to dining in the 16th century Middle Temple Hall to experiencing fine dining in a prison. David is a Yorkshireman who has lived in London for the past 30 years where he is a Blue Badge Guide. 76 of 80 reviews on his web site are ‘excellent’. Definitely something to whet your appetite! 
Please see www.lymeregisu3a.org for details of how to join.

 

Best of Broadway
Now in its thirteenth successful year touring the UK, Broadway and Beyond is an entertaining mix of live music from the most popular musicals. Featuring songs from classic productions such as Oklahoma!, Kiss Me Kate and The Music Man through to more modern musicals like Miss Saigon, The Producers and Spamalot, there is something to charm and delight the whole family.  BROADWAY AND BEYOND | £19.00 advance / £21.00 on the door | 10% discount for members  
www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

 

Saturday August 14th

 

Gig Regatta  CANCELLED

 



 Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week Carnival Procession

 

 

Sunday 15 August

Organ recital by Ashley Wagner, Asst Head of Music at Birmingham Cathedral

Come and hear our wonderful modern Skrabl organ played by young professional organists. Video screen projection allows the audience to see the performer in action as well as hearing them! Programmes for all these events are available at www.sworgansociety.org/events  All concerts are 45–50 minutes long and are free with a retiring collection  3pm  Lyme Regis Parish Church, Church Street,  Dorset DT7 3DB

SATURDAY AUGUST 20th

HAITI DISASTER - STREET COLLECTION

The Rotary Club of Lyme Regis is holding a street collection  IN BROAD STREET to help in the relief efforts following the devastating Haiti earthquake of 14th August. With over 2000 dead and many more thousands injured and homeless help is desperately needed. PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY.

 

Sunday 22 August

 Organ recital by James Mitchell, Sub-organist designate at Gloucester Cathedral

Come and hear our wonderful modern Skrabl organ played by young professional organists. Video screen projection allows the audience to see the performer in action as well as hearing them! Programmes for all these events are available at www.sworgansociety.org/events  All concerts are 45–50 minutes long and are free with a retiring collection  3pm  Lyme Regis Parish Church, Church Street,  Dorset DT7 3DB

 


Tuesday 24th August
 

Lyme Regis Society would like to invite you to their Annual Coffee Morning
at the Alexandra Hotel on 24th August from 10.30 am to 12 noon  Either in the Garden or Chapel depending on the weather.   Come and find out more about the Society. Meet other members.

Everyone is welcome. Entrance by donation. Tea, Coffee and Biscuits provided. https://www.lymeregissociety.org.uk


 

Wednesday 25th August

Art Exhibition Preview and Talk ‘Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Glasgow Four’ 
by PAMELA SIMPSON
MA, Associate Lecturer London College of Fashion.  2:30 – 4:00 pm Uplyme Village Hall Tickets £10 (includes refreshments) Contact Sheila 01297 445464 sheila.lyme@gmail.com  Sponsors:  LF Webb&Partner  Architectural Design      www.lfwebb.co.uk
 

 

Friday August  27th - Monday August  30th 2021
 

Lyme Folk Weekend 2021


 

Sunday 29 August

 

 Organ recital by Greg Susevee, music student and organ scholar at the University of Chichester (and former Colyton Grammar School pupil)  Come and hear our wonderful modern Skrabl organ played by young professional organists. Video screen projection allows the audience to see the performer in action as well as hearing them! Programmes for all these events are available at www.sworgansociety.org/events  All concerts are 45–50 minutes long and are free with a retiring collection  3pm  Lyme Regis Parish Church, Church Street,  Dorset DT7 3DB
 

 

Monday August 30th 2021 Summer Bank Holiday

Whitchurch, Morcombelake & Ryall Flower & Dog Show.
The show is a traditional village show with a mix of stalls, games and music, together with a fun Dog Show and a Flower and Garden Produce competition. Based at the Village Hall and grounds in Whitchurch Canonicorum (Postcode DT6 6RQ)
 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Extensive parking on site


 

 


 

 

 

2022 Dates to be advised


 

 

 

Uplyme Morris Dancers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


 

July     September 

 

 

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If you have to park in the road please do so considerately - remember to leave space for wheelchairs and Blue Light Vehicles

 

Dogs now banned

from the town's main beaches.  (1st May until 30th September, then must be on a lead)
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

 

If you’re bringing an inflatable to the beach, remember these safety tips:
 
§  choose a Lifeguarded beach
§  use your inflatable close to shore and between the red and yellow flags
§  make sure children are supervised
§  never use inflatables in big waves or when orange windsock is flying.
 
And remember, if you see someone in trouble, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard

 

 

What's On in The Galleries


Homage to Lost Ancestors

 

 the Rotunda Gallery in the Lyme Regis Museum will be hosting one artist’s fascinating exploration of her ancestry in

Family Geology: Stratification of Sarah

4 August until 12 September,
 

Jan Edwards is a paper and book artist, a member of Lyme Bay Arts, whose Victorian ancestors were farmers who worked on the land in the Norfolk fenlands and then, after emigrating, in the Australian outback.  They understood the geology of their landscape in an intimate yet harsh manner, and this installation is a fictionalised representation of their story, an homage to their courage and tenacity in searching for a better life.  

Inspired by family documents about her great aunt Sarah who at the age of 10 went unaccompanied to Australia with her younger brother, Jan has created a series of artworks that resonate physically and colourfully with the geology of these different homelands.
 

The Lyme Regis Museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10am until 5pm, admission fees apply and more information is available on www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

 

 

Richard Kaye, Recent Work 2017-2021

 

 Wednesday 11th Aug  to Tuesday 24th August

 

Opening times: 10.30-4.30:

Featuring works by Richard Kaye, including Painting, Printmaking and Drawing

Richard’s show at the Malthouse Gallery in Lyme Regis has a mix of recent work from hand tinted screen prints featuring brutalist architectural subjects through to very bold angular abstract landscapes painted on a large scale in acrylic. Although varied in medium, you can clearly see that he has a love for strong compositions and compelling use of colour.

 

Following on from Richard’s previous shows at the gallery in 2018 and 2020, this sees a growth in confidence and a very refreshing show with striking architectural emphasis.

 

 

The Malthouse Gallery,

The Town Mill,

Lyme Regis DT7 3PU


Uplyme Church Art Festival:
in aid of Ugandan Water Projects.

Art Exhibition and Sale of Work: open to public
Thursday August 26th to Saturday 28th 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Preview Talk
by Art Historian Pamela Simpson
MA,
Associate Lecturer London College of Fashion.

 'Charles Rennie Macintosh and the Glasgow Four'
 2:30 – 4:00 pm Uplyme Village Hall Tickets £10 (includes refreshments) Contact Sheila 01297 445464 sheila.lyme@gmail.com  Sponsors:  LF Webb&Partner  Architectural Design      www.lfwebb.co.uk


Get ready for...

Lyme Folk Weekend 2021 
 Fri August 27 - Mon August 30

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Hello to all Lymefolkers,

And rest assured that all tickets for this year shows are fully refundable in case of cancellation.

We really missed you all in 2020, and we can’t wait to see you in August.

We have four brilliant concerts lined up at the Marine Theatre, but if you're unsure about what to expect - or if you just want to get in the mood - click on the videos below and enjoy some amazing music from The Gigspanner Big Band, Fay Hield, Merry Hell and finally our good friends Ninebarrow. Tickets for the shows are still available on our website, but be quick!

And don't forget there is FREE music during the day on the Seafront Stage all weekend, with some more brilliant musicians, including Steve Dagleish, Mitchell and Vincent, The Magnificent AKs and many more


COMING THIS AUTUMN - TICKETS ON SALE

 

We're launching a new series of jazz nights
from September - tickets on sale now!


This follows our very successful festival at the end of May, then gigs by La Vie en Rose in June and Simon Spillett Quartet in July.

We aim to keep the music playing to the end of the year and deliver a diverse programme of top quality performances to your doorstep.  


All events will be held at Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis in accordance with the latest government guidance on covid-19.

Our refund guarantee 
remains the same - if we have to cancel for any reason we will automatically refund you in full. To give yourself added peace of mind,  we recommend you take out insurance when you book - this will cover you if you cannot attend for any other reason.  


Have a good and safe summer! We look forward to seeing you very soon.

 

Julie

 

 

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 risk it!

Liz Jones Memorial Walks
A selection of 12 walks around Lyme Regis area  to do at your leisure  see here for maps

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

 

 “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
 

01297 443140  www.ghostwalkslyme.org.uk
 

 

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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