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Lyme Regis Daily Diary  of Events February 2018    Panto ~  Coffee Mornings  ~   Quizzes  ~


 

 

 

 

Friday February 2nd 2018

 

 

Coffee Morning

The Lyme Regis Society is holding their Annual Coffee Morning
An opportunity to meet other members, chat, buy home-made cake to go with the coffee or take home and pay 2018 subscriptions in cash or by cheque. These remain at £7.00 for single membership and £11.00 for family membership. Entrance is by donation: the Alexandra Hotel Chapel from 10.30 - 12.00 noon. www.lymeregissociety.org.uk

ARTSREACH presents: Bowjangles - The Quest for Excalibow
Intrepid string quartet Bowjangles present their most magical show so far - a theatrical, musical journey through myths, folklore, legends and a portal in a cello case in the quest to find the most priceless relic of all, a magical violin bow known as Excalibow. Expect tales of monsters, ancient gods, historical figures and characters of pure fantasy in this action packed show, all presented in Bowjangles’ own inimitable and unique style, full of comedy, energy, panache and almost every musical genre you can imagine; may contain traces of Abba. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity. Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall 7.30pm www.artsreach.co.uk  Doors open 7pm. Bar and raffle. Tickets from the self service box office at The Charmouth Practice (below the Royal Oak) £10  (U18: £6 and family of 4 with at least 2 children : £25)  For information and phone bookings 01297 560948
 

Dunkirk
A chance to catch one of 2017’s greatest films at a great price.  Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.  Doors 19.30, £4 adv / £6 on the door 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

Saturday 3 February

Reggae Night
This is the launch of a new event at the Marine. It’s headlined by Gringo Ska, a group that plays authentic early reggae, rocksteady, and ska. A regular at all the biggest festivals, the band was the Independent’s pick of Glastonbury Festival. Guest reggae DJs play in to the night. Doors 1930, £6 adv / £8 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

 

Monday 5th

 

Soup & Ploughman's Lunch
An annual event held in the Alexandra Hotel, Lyme Regis 12 - 2pm.
Rotary extend their thanks to The Alexandra Hotel  for sponsoring this event  in aid of
Water Survival Box this year.  Tickets only £10 for vegetarian soup followed by a Ploughman's lunch then coffee in the lovely surroundings of the Alexandra Hotel, from local Rotarians or Tel 444567

 

 

INFORMATION EVENT:  Wills and Power of Attorney

Age UK Dorchester is holding an Information Event to de-mystify the subject of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

 If you wish to understand whether you need a Lasting Power of Attorney, and to make a Will, Christine Butterfield, Senior Associate Solicitor at Battens, solicitors, will be providing a talk on the subject  at 10am  at Rowan Cottage, 4 Prince of Wales Road, Dorchester, DT1 1PW  No need to book … just turn up

 


 

Friday 9th 2018

Half Term begins

 

Coffee Morning

In February the U3A holds its 'Coffee & Chat' Social Meeting when members old and new can relax in each other's company and survey all the opportunities for learning and leisure represented by the over 50 activity groups that run under the U3A umbrella. Many group leaders will be there to entice you.   10.00am - 12noon. The place: Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Bring your friends see Heritage Coast U3A

Into the Groove: 80s Night  Get shell-suited and booted for a fun eighties disco at the Marine. Expect all the hits from Michael Jackson, Madonna, Duran Duran, and many more. Over the top eighties fancy dress is encouraged, but not compulsory.  Doors 2000, £5 adv / £7 on the door  www.marinetheatre.com

 

 Saturday 10 February

Jazz Jurassica Jazz Supper with Maggie Reeday Quartet 
A charismatic performer, Maggie Reeday combines jazz standards with soul, Latin, and blues material. She’s Maggie Reeday has appeared at Ronnie Scott's, London's Jazz Cafe, and has even performed for royalty. There’s a two course meal included from local caterers Dottie Kitchen.  Doors open at 6pm, £22 adv including food  www.marinetheatre.com
 

Tuesday 13th  Shrove Tuesday  Pancake Day
 

Wednesday 14th   Valentines Day

RSC Live: Twelfth Night   This is the first of our season of live performance broadcasts from RSC and the National Theatre. Treat your loved one to a unique St. Valentine’s Day gift.  Adrian Edmondson stars in Shakespeare’s tale of unrequited love; it’s hilarious yet heartbreaking.  Doors open at 6pm, £11 advance / £12.50 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com

 


Wednesday 14th - Saturday 17th 2018
 

Sleeping Beauty
PANTO! 
Latest play by Lyme Regis Pantomime Society 
A traditional pantomime by Ben Crocker. Nightly at 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. The Woodmead Halls, Hill Rd, Lyme Regis Adults £10, 14's & under £6. Tickets available from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre 01297 442138. Woodmead Hall, Hill Road
 

Thursday 15 February   

CHILDREN'S EVENT: The Jungle Book Arts and Craft Workshop  Send the little ones along to enjoy some children's art workshops related to themes and characters in Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book, led by local artist Jessame Coulson. This is a drop and leave session with a small snack provided.  Doors open at 1400, £6 adv / £8 on the door  www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

16th February   Chinese New Year

 

FILM: Jungle Book This is a half-term special screening of the 1960s Disney classic at a great price.   Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince Mowgli to leave the jungle for human civilisation.  Doors open at 1400, £3.50 adv / £5 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com
 


Saturday 17 February

Lyme Regis Comedy Club  Returning for its second outing at the Marine, compere Tom Glover hosts a trio of hilarious comics. Matt Richardson headlines. Expect ‘high-wattage charisma’ (The Guardian) from the ‘hilarious and charming’ (The Mirror) host of Virgin Radio's Drive-time show and The Xtra Factor. He’s joined by Kieran Boyd and James Loveridge.  Doors open at 7pm, £8 advance, £10 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

Monday 19th February 2018
 


 

 

Thursday 22 February

NT Live Cat On  Hot Tin Roof  Sienna Miller leads in this live broadcast of Tennessee Williams’ 20th century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday.   “A bold reimagining. Innovative and powerfully acted.”  The Sunday Times   www.marinetheatre.com
 

 

Friday 23 February

Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman  Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the top of her genre. The Irish singer Cara Dillon has been captivating audiences and achieving acclaim for over 20 years.Expect traditional Irish songs, alongside Cara's own material.   "Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice" (Q Magazine). Doors open at 7:30pm, £18 advance, £20 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com

 

Saturday 24 February

Music Fundraiser: Jess Upton and the Guilty Pleasure   Help raise money for new music equipment at the Marine while having a great night out; what’s not to like? Singer Jess Upton leads this popular Dorset band, with a repertoire of soul, disco, and pop classics.  Doors open at 8pm, £10 adv / £12 on the door

 

Sunday 25 February

Jazz in the Bar: Township Jazz with Neil Maya   Saxophonist Neil Maya and pianist Philip Clouts have assembled a set which features music from the greats of South Africa including Abdullah Ibrahim, Miriam Makeba, and Hugh Masakela.  Doors open 7 o’clock, £8 adv / £12 on the door  www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 27th February

Bath v. Lyme
Georgian Architecture through Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' by Dr Amy Frost. The Lyme Regis Society. 2.30pm Woodmead Halls.  Free to Members, visitors £3
 

 

 

Wednesday 28th


Hedgerow Medicine
by Helen Kearney. Helen studied for a degree in herbal medicine and now lives on a 5.5 acre off-grid smallholding where she grows herbs and turns them into medicines and cosmetic products. No doubt samples will be available to try and purchase at the meeting. Also on that evening we will be supplying the potato tubers and buckets for the Potato in a Bucket challenge which was so successful in 2017, on sale tonight for £2.50.   As usual, members get free admission, visitors pay £3 – tea, coffee and biscuits will be available before and after the talk. 7:30pm in Uplyme Village Hall. Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

January          March


 

2018 dates to be advised

Valentine's coffee morning 
There will be cake, bric a brac and jewellery organised by the Lyme Regis Amnesty group. Entrance will be £3.00, all proceeds to Amnesty International for refugees and prisoners of conscience.  The Pine Hall , Baptist Church, Silver Street Lyme Regis, DT7  3HR,  from 10.30- 12.30.  For further information please contact Jane Newby at  lymenewby@yahoo.co.uk

Recital for the Lyme Regis organ school
Music includes Bach G major Prelude and Fugue BWV 541 and the Durufle Suite. Retiring donations to the organ school.  4.30 pm in St Michael's Parish Church, Lyme Regis.

 

 

 

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Dogs regulations

Dogs need to be on a lead all year on
Marine Parade, Cart Road, Gun Cliff, Church Cliff Walk, the Harbour, the Cobb (as a rough guide all solid surfaces)

Lyme Regis's front beach:
Dogs are banned
from 1st May until 30th September

Dogs allowed
all year
Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate & East Beach.


Charmouth Beach:
no dogs from 1st May to 30 September.

Dog waste must be cleared up and disposed of properly and dogs must be under the handler's control at all times. 
Failure to comply may result in a fine or prosecution.

Please check notices locally to verify this information

 


What's On
in the Galleries

WOODROFFE SCHOOL ANNUAL EXHIBITION
24 January-4 February

Annual showcase for artwork made by students at Lyme’s Woodroffe School.

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

PRINTMAKERS OPEN
9-28 February

The success of two previous Opens in which over 40 printmakers from the South West, including many members of Exeter’s Double Elephant took part, has encouraged an expansion into a second gallery in 2018.  In addition to showcasing local and Double Elephant printmakers and offering printmaking workshops, the Open will feature recent work by members of the Society of Wood Engravers with their traditional and figurative as well as bold and modern engravings that break the mould.
The Malthouse and Courtyard Galleries, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free entry.  www.townmillarts.co.uk

 

 Lyme Regis and Axminster Rotary Clubs Charity Golf Day

     16th May 2018
at
Lyme Regis Golf Club
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The Schedule for the Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Summer Show
s
hould be available by now, so look out for it in Uplyme Stores, Raymonds Hill Post Office and Ginger Beer, plus of course our website. There are as usual plenty of classes to enter for and you can start preparing now for those you want to win.
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society
 

 

Guided Walks and Tours

Fossil Walks

Rocks and Fossil Weekend
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Booking  Advised: Tel 560772

Fossil Fantastic Weekend
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre: Booking  Essential Tel 560772

Daily Fossil Walks
Sat - Tues with Brandon Lennon from the anchor, Cobb Gate Tel 07944 664 757
 

Volunteers wanted

for Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee 

or email lymeregis.carnival@mac.com

 

Books to your Door
Unable to get to the Library? Housebound?

If you are housebound or unable to get to your local library, we may be able to arrange for books to be delivered to your home, free at regular intervals by volunteers.

We offer a wide range of fiction as well as information books on country life, cookery, travel, biography and other popular subjects. You can request specific books or subjects.

Large print books are available as well as talking books for people with sight problems, illness or other disabilities.

Books and talking books are delivered to your home by volunteers. All staff and volunteers always carry identity cards. Visits are usually every three weeks. There is no charge for our Home Library Service.

For more details, contact your local library and a member of staff will call to see if we can help you to use the library service.
 

 

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