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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 ~
 


Saturday  27th July - Friday 2nd August 2019


Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week 2019 continues   - 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 still going on: Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth

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

Irene's Grand Duck Race from the Upper Mill, Windsor Terrace to Jordan Flats. £1 per duck.  Prizes.  Duck tickets on sale Marine Parade.
 

 

 

Uplyme Morris Dancers
Royal Standard  7pm onwards

 

 

 


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

Lyme Regis Sailing Club Regatta races

Lyme Splash Water Polo Championship

 

 


Grand Lifeboat Week and Carnival Week Combined Firework display 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 Regis Sailing Club
Regatta races

Lyme Splash Water Polo Championship

 

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

 

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


 

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

 



 

Tuesday 27th

 

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 2019


Lyme Folk Weekend

 


 

Some 2018 Events which may happen again

 

 

 

 

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.


 




Walk of Light
9pm  
Torches on sale from 8.30pm entrance to Langmoor Gardens

 



Candles down the river
9pm start at Jericho Bridge.  Candle cards can be bought from the Carnival Kiosk on the day or from 9pm at Jericho Bridge.  This year the profits from this event will go to the Royal British Legion to mark the end of the First World War


 


Pavement Art Competition  The Shelters

 


Cinema in the Gardens:  Jurassic Park 1

9.30pm Lister Gardens.  Bring a blanket to sit on.  Tickets from the yellow Carnival Kiosk or on the night.

 

 

Fossil Polishing

10am - 4pm  Marine Parade Shelters


 


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

 

 


Spectacular Fireworks Display
10pm the Cobb

 





Lyme Regis Gig Club Regatta Day
f
rom10.30am, races throughout the day

 

 



Pavement Art Competition  The Shelters

 

 

 

 


 

 

 Luggers Ukulele Band

Performance area, Marine Parade shelters 2.00 - 2.45pm    

 

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine ParadeLyme Regis Town Band

Performance area, Marine Parade shelters  3.00 – 4pm   

 

 

PaSaJaDa Ukulele Band

Performance area, Marine Parade shelters 4.15 – 4.45pm        

 

Harbour Voices
Performance area, Marine Parade shelters 5.00 - 5.45pm    

 

Male Voice Choir
Garden area or Performance Area 6.30pm onwards         

 

 

 



 

 Summer Bank Holiday

 

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

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 2   Lyme Folk Weekend
What began life in 2013 as ‘The Late Summer Festival by the Sea’, has grown into one of the South West folk scene’s most popular events, and this year’s weekend, from Friday August 31 to Sunday September 2 is shaping up to be one of the best so far. Weekend pass for all three nights is £55 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

Friday August 31

Lyme Folk weekend


We are thrilled to welcome The Lost Quays, all the way from Fremantle, Australia. This briliant shanty group are on a whirlwind European tour, and have chosen Lyme Folk Weekend as the focus of their UK leg. Catch them on the Seafront Stage on Friday and Saturday
 

Kicking things off will be one of our favourite acts from previous years - the wonderful Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere, otherwise known as Ninebarrow.   Jon and Jay will be joined on stage by several 'Friends', namely the amazing trio Kadia, superb guitar virtuoso Will McNicol and brilliant young a capella group The TeacupsJoin all 10 of them for what will be a unique gathering of unforgettable folk!

NINEBARROW & FRIENDS

The multi-award winning duo, otherwise known as Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere, will perform along with three of their own favourite acts - the brilliant Dorset trio Kadia, virtuoso guitarist Will McNicol, and superb a capella group The Teacups. Toby Noble is warming up.   £18 advance and on the door. Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com


2019 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!

 

 

 

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: 09.45. 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.
 

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.

 

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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