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Lyme Regis Area Daily Diary   January  2018 Events

Snow over Lyme Regis



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 charities 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).  
 more..  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 

watch the 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 



Saturday 6th  Twelfth Night 
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 Lang Syne".



Monday 29th January 2018

Workshop Working with Clay

by Amanda Popham, Clay. Lyme Regis Art Society 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  Lyme Regis Football Club,  charge tba.  For more information please contact Sheila.lyme@gmail.com or 01297 445464 




Some 2017 events you may have missed




Living Tree cancer support group  coffee morning in association with LymeForward
The Living 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 www.thelivingtree.org.uk. 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

Marine Theatre Disco  
8pm  Marine Theatre  www.marinetheatre.com

Simon and Garfunkel
Popular Tribute Act
8pm Marine Theatre  www.marinetheatre.com


A 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. Free entry.

Around 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

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 missed 7.30pm Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society   Uplyme Village Hall, Uplyme.


Marine Comedy Club
Live Stand-up Comedy
8pm    Marine Theatre  www.marinetheatre.com


The Big Garden Birdwatch 
Watch for one hour: you can do your birdwatch with a cuppa, your favourite biscuit and your feet up.
More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch

Seaton Beer and District RNLI branch 50th Anniversary and SOS Day

Table top Sale,
refreshments, cakes, raffle, bacon butties, stalls. 9am - 12.30 The Mariners Hall, Beer

Switch on of electricity and lights by Kayak Roy

 2.30pm the RNLI shop, Jubilee Gardens, Beer

Anniversary Night Music
by Steve Graham and Guests, 9-11pm the Long Bar, The Dolphin, Beer



December      February



 What was on
in the Galleries 2017

29 November -2 January 2017

The sixth annual pop up vintage shop run by Jan Calow and Mandy Wiscombe who spend all year sourcing, making, repairing, cleaning and renovating their stock. Competitively priced; suitable for Secret Santas. Closed 25-26 Dec.

The Courtyard Gallery,
The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU.
Free entry. Open 10.30am-4.30pm.

29 November -2 January 2017
Christmas Art Exhibition

A festive exhibition of recent artwork by members of Town Mill Arts, full of inspiring and enticing paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, textiles, jewellery and books. Closed 25-26 Dec.

The Malthouse Gallery,
The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU.
 Free entry. Open 10.30am-4.30pm.


4-25 January 2017

Begin the New Year by treating yourself to an affordable piece of art created by local artists who regularly exhibit in the galleries at Lyme Regis’s Town Mill.  You’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of subject matter and media, 2D and 3D, on display in this annual show.


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

28 January-5 February 2017


This annual exhibition showcases the artistic talents of students from all years of Lyme Regis’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


 Lyme Regis and Axminster Rotary    
Clubs Charity Golf Day

May 2018
Lyme Regis Golf Club
 Rotary Charity Golf Day


Tenovus Cancer Care –
volunteer to help in one of our shops!  

click here to read more


Guided Walks and Tours

Fossil Walks

Fossil Hunting Walk 10am Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Booking  Advised: Tel 560772

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

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


The Big Garden Birdwatch

Taking part is simple and fun: All you need to do is watch your garden or local park: just settle down for an hour watching and recording the highest number of each bird species seen in your garden, or local park (not flying over) at any one time. 

More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch


Recycle those unwanted Gifts

Please Donate them to:  

RNLI Shop, The Cobb:
Weldmar Hospice Shop, Broad Street:
Tenovus, Broad Street
Jumble Sales


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.  Read more


  Volunteers wanted

  Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee 
see lymeregiscarnival.co.uk


Something in need of repair or
maintenance around town?

Sign cleaning, clearing and repair.  Unblocking drainage gullies,  small areas of footpath, roadway  or carriageway edge repairs
Report these problems to either Lyme Regis Town Council 01297 445175;
Dorset Direct 01305 221000
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