January 2018 Events
Monday 1st Bank Holiday
Grand Duck Race
A New Year’s Day Tradition! Watch the ducks race down the River Lym Raising money for Lyme's Christmas Lights. 12 noon Higher Mill Flats, Windsor Terrace.
Rotary Lyme Lunge: Take a Plunge
in the sea for Charity
A fancy dress dip in the balmy waters of Lyme Bay,
13.00 hours at the Cobb Beach, all for charity.
Everyone welcome, whether ‘dipping’ or contributing to our charity
collection. “If you would like to raise funds for the chosen Rotary
2018 in aid of Shelterbox please feel free to use the downloadable sponsor form, where sponsors can sign up to Gift
Aid if they wish. If you have your own charity which you wish to raise funds for then please go ahead. It would help our cause if you would just email us with the amount raised. If you just want a swim, feel free to join us, there is no obligation” 1pm from the Sandy Beach (time to watch the Duck Race First).
Wet suits allowed, preferably with fancy dress over the top, just a paddle in the sea is enough to say you've 'done the Lyme Lunge' for charity. No doubt the collectors will get as wet as the Lungers! Whether watching or lunging don't forget to arrive early.
This time our chosen charity will be SHELTERBOX, the renowned disaster relief charity run by
Rotarians. Please consider downloading our sponsor form and helping us
raise funds for this great charity.
Download 2018 sponsorship form
Lyme Lunge 2017 in
aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
watch the Lyme Lunge 2016
Watch the brides in the 2015 Formidable Lyme Lunge here: The Formidable Lyme Lunge Parade and Formidable Lyme Lunge
Time to take down your decorations and
Recycle your Christmas Tree
Thursday 25th Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns' contribution to Scottish culture. Burns' best known work is "Auld
Monday 29th January
Working with Clay
by Amanda Popham,
Lyme Regis Art Society
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Regis Football Club, charge tba. For more information please contact
Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org or 01297 445464
Some 2017 events
you may have missed
Tree cancer support group coffee morning in association with LymeForward
Tree was set up in October 2012. This friendly group offers a safe space for
those affected by cancer, their families and friends, helping people take
control of and enrich their lives. It provides information, support,
complementary therapies, exercise, weekly meetings, swimming in Eype, table
tennis and creative activities and workshops around the local area. The Living
Tree has also recently published Living Treats, a recipe book of cakes
and sweets with reduced sugar content or alternatives to sugar, widely
available in local shops. LymeForward plans to hold regular group meetings in
Lyme Regis with support from Living Tree members. Anyone who has experienced
cancer or been touched by it in any way is invited to come along on 12th
January to find out more about the group which has members in Bridport, Lyme
and the surrounding villages. Free gentle touch therapies will be available.
To find out more, call Chris on 01297 445213 or Jo on 01308 427851 or
see their website
10.00am - 12.30pm at The Bethany Chapel in Coombe Street, Lyme Regis.
http://www.lymeforward.co.uk/ 01297 441224
Rousdon and the Peek Family
By NICKY CAMPBELL. Woodmead Hall opens 10.00 - 10.40am
for coffee etc. The talk starts at 11.00am. Heritage Coast U3A
8pm Marine Theatre www.marinetheatre.com
Popular Tribute Act 8pm Marine
talk by human rights lawyer, Samantha Knights
She will include the rights of refugees and asylum seekers
in her talk.
Everyone is welcome. Refreshments
will be served. Hosted by The Lyme
Regis Amnesty group at the Woodmead Halls small hall at 7.15 p.m.
the World in 80 Minutes
Theatre by Fourteen local actors
7.30pm Marine Theatre www.marinetheatre.com
Ron Baker Storytelling: Theatre
of the Imagination
Part One: Of Cabbages and Kings
7.30pm Marine Theatre www.marinetheatre.com
SEED SWAP, QUIZ & SOCIAL EVENING.
Refreshments will be on a Bring and Share basis, so come
along, renew your subscription and swap your spare seeds for something new
to grow. Last January’s event was a very enjoyable evening, so not to be
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society
Uplyme Village Hall, Uplyme.
Live Stand-up Comedy 8pm Marine
Big Garden Birdwatch
Watch for one hour: you can do your birdwatch with a cuppa, your favourite
biscuit and your feet up.
The Big Garden Birdwatch
Beer and District RNLI branch 50th Anniversary and SOS Day
refreshments, cakes, raffle, bacon butties, stalls. 9am - 12.30 The Mariners
Switch on of electricity and lights by
2.30pm the RNLI shop,
Jubilee Gardens, Beer
by Steve Graham and Guests, 9-11pm the Long Bar, The Dolphin, Beer