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Red Devils formationJULY 2018

~ Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week ~ 
~ Horticultural Summer Show ~
 ~  Somers Day Parade  ~


Monday 2nd July 2018

Notice of Annual General Meeting of LymeForward CIC will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 2nd July 2018 at Woodmead Halls (Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG).

This will be followed by the July LymeForward Partnership Meeting
featuring as guest speaker Stephen Hill, Strategic Director at West Dorset District Council  giving his perspective and inviting discussion on how Local Area Partnerships might engage with the new Dorset Council both pre- and post- April 2019.
NB: Both meetings are open to all to listen and contribute, although only members will be able to vote.
 http://www.lymeforward.co.uk/   lymeforward@gmail.com


Tuesday July 3rd

Wildside & Burnham Orchid Nursery
9.15am
COACH TRIP Award-winning Burnham Nurseries in Newton Abbot.  We start with coffee at the nursery which wins many medals for orchids, and we have a tour of the nursery. Then we go on to Wildside, near Yelverton, created over the last few years by Keith Wiley formerly at the Garden House, and an example of the “New Naturalism” in gardening. £22 total includes tour and coffee at Burnham.  Bookings: Jenny Harding 01297 444034 or 445618. Limited places!   Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society
 

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

 

Wednesday 4th July

 

South Wessex Organ Society:  Organ recital with Peter King, organist emeritus at Bath Abbey. 7.30pm at St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Lyme Regis. Programme includes works by Liszt, Buxtehude, Pachelbel and Mendelssohn. Tickets £10 from  www.sworgansociety.org or on the door.

 

Tuesday July 10th

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

Wednesday 11th

 

The Hedgehog Predicament, with Colin Varndell

Most U3A members will be familiar with Colin's spectacular and intimate wildlife photography, and his rare ability to convey fascinating information about his subject in an entertaining and engaging way. On 11th July he turns his lens, and his passion for wildlife, on the fate of the hedgehog. Prepare for a full house!
'The Hedgehog Predicament' is the result of two years of research and photography. It covers the natural history of hedgehogs, the catastrophic decline of the species and reasons for it, and what we can do as individuals to help hedgehogs. The presentation is illustrated with photographs of hedgehogs and other specifically-related subjects.
Coffee is served from 10.00 to 10.45 followed by talk at 11.00 until noon. Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis  Organised by U3A Heritage Coast Lyme Regis. Entry is free for U3A members; for non-members a £2 donation is suggested.

Lyme Lunches
Nutritious, good value lunch, aimed at over 50's. 2 courses plus tea or coffee £6 The Pine Hall, Baptist Church, Broad Street.  2nd Wednesday of month. Organised by Lyme Forward.  Bookings: Penny Black café (behind the Post Office)

Thursday 12th

Beach Stall:  Annual fundraiser for St Michaels Church, Lyme Regis
Cakes, books, bric-a-brac, jewellery, scarves, bags, homecrafts, tombola, etc.  10am - 3.30pm Marine Parade Shelters

 

Saturday July 14th

SUMMER SHOW AND COUNTRY FAYRE   The schedule has been available for a few months (and you should have been growing your competition entries for weeks), but is still available online if you have a late inspiration for the cookery, craft, photography or floral art classes. We will have the noted local TV and radio gardener, Anne Swithinbank, who will open the Show and answer questions from the public at 2:30pm. There are as usual many different stalls and entertainments, the Family Dog Show, as well as our outstanding cream teas and other refreshments. Entrance to the Show is £2-50, under 16s free – it should be a great afternoon, weather permitting.  Show Programme is available detailing all the attractions and entertainment of the day. have a good family afternoon out with plenty to do on the King George V Memorial Field,  1pm to 5pm.  we hope to see lots of you there!   Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society  

 

Tuesday July 17th

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine Parade

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

 

Wednesday 18th

Meet and Remember - A memory café for Lyme Regis, Uplyme and Charmouth Supportive, friendly environment for those experiencing memory loss or who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and the friends/relatives/carers who support them. 2 - 3.30pm Lyme Regis Football Club Pavilion 3rd Wednesday of the month, contact 07704 902604   lymememory@gmail.com  or just come along.  LymeForward
 

Tuesday July 24th

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine Parade

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

 

 

Wednesday July 25th     School's out for Summer

 

Twinning Association’s Admiral Sir George Somers Commemoration Parade
11am from Langmoor Gardens to the Cobb, with the Lyme Regis Majorettes and followed by the memorial service for Sir George Somers on the Cobb
that will include all attending delegates from Bermuda.  Sir George Somers became both a beloved politician and a celebrated naval hero but remains best known for establishing a British colony on Bermuda in 1609 after the crew of his ship, the Sea Venture, was heavily damaged in a storm, forcing the captain and crew to seek the first available land in order to survive. His heart was buried on the island and his body was pickled in a jar, returned to the Cobb and buried in his hometown Whitchurch Canonicorum, near Lyme Regis.

 

 Prospect House in Axminster
 
an extra outing as there is not meeting this night: We will be sharing cars to a splendid garden with huge view and a wide variety of plants, especially salvias. Entry, tea and cakes are included in the £5 cost – we leave Uplyme Village Hall at 6:45pm 
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week 2018 Saturday  28th July - Friday 3rd August  - 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

 

 

 

 


 

June     August

 

 

 

 

 2017 Events; Date to be advised tor 2018

 

The Big Mix:  B-Sharp’s annual celebration of local young musicians  A fantastic day by the sea for all the family  A festival run by young people, for young people  Building self confidence and nurturing young talent

 

Annual General Meeting of LymeForward (open to the public)
7.00pm in the Small Hall at Woodmead Halls. Annual report and accounts / election of Directors / AOB. Followed by workshop led by the Coastal Community Team.

7.30 LymeForward Workshop at Woodmead Halls.
 

 

Beach Stall:
Tombola, Cakes, Produce, Bric-a-brac, Jewellery, Handicrafts, Books and much more.  10am - 3pm Jubilee Pavilion, Marine Parade.  All proceeds to St Michaels Church

 

 

Lyme Regis Arts Group Exhibition and Sale of members’ work including affordable paintings, drawings, prints, cards and more at The Jubilee Shelters, Marine Parade Lyme Regis.

 

 

 

Kit Car Display
All day. By the Apple County Kit Car Club. A group  of like minded enthusiasts who enjoy talking about building, polishing and driving their kit cars  Marine Parade.
  Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and Charmouth.

 


Bath Tub Race

Watch the fun as floating bath tubs are assembled then rowed from Cobb Gate to the harbour mouth.
Can you stop the Firefighters winning for a 8th consecutive year?
 
Have a go at building a floating tub yourself! 
Everyone welcome  8.00 pm
.  All details listed in the RNLI Lifeboat Week programme available at the shop and many other outlets around Lyme Regis and Charmouth and surrounding areas.

Lyme Regis Arts Group Exhibition and Sale of members’ work including affordable paintings, drawings, prints, cards and more at The Jubilee Shelters, Marine Parade Lyme Regis.

 

 

 


 
Lots of Lifeboat Week events going on: Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth

 RNLI's Songs of Praise   presented by the Lyme Regis Churches accompanied by the Lyme Regis Town Band playing in the Shelters 3pm

Fun Run
 5pm, West Gate All details listed in the RNLI , Marine Parade.  Full details in the Lifeboat Week programme
available at the shop and many other outlets around Lyme Regis and Charmouth and surrounding areas

 

Lifeboat Lucky Dip £1 a dip and a prize every time - at the Lifeboat Shop All Day

 

Junior Deep Sea Fishing trip
 for ages 9-16. All tackle, bait and tuition provided. £20 per person. Booking essential.
8am - 12pm  Organised by Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club.  More Info see http://lymefishing.org.uk/juniorboat/

 

 

Extreme Falconry  display

Uplyme Village Hall  at 7:30pm. Tickets are £3 for adults, £1-50p for children, profits going to Lifeboat Week – Uplyme Stores, the RNLI shop, lottery kiosk or Brian Cursley on 07831 554580.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society  Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth.
 

 


 Lots of Lifeboat Week events going on: Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth

 

 

The Famous Nag’s Barbeque
Food and MUSIC ’til late at The Nags Head in Silver Street, 

 

 

Grand Duck Race from the Upper Mill, Windsor Terrace to Jordan Flats. £1 per duck.  Prizes.  Ducks on sale The shelters, Marine Parade.

 

 


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.

Swimming Challenge Registration
 Registration on Marine Parade from 10.00 – 12.30.  Entries can only be filled in and accepted between these times. All participants including adults accompanying children must be registered.  Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth.

Model Boat Display
By Weymouth and Portland Model Boat Club.  All day at the Lifeboat Station.  Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth.

Swimming Challenge Adults
1pm From Cobb Gate to inside steps of North Wall  Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth.

Swimming Challenge Children
1.45 pm From Cobb Gate to inside steps of North Wall  Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth.


 

 

 



Carnival Week 2018   4th - 13th August

 


 
 

Lyme Regis Park and Ride will return - awaiting more info
Download Car Parks Map

if you park in the road please do so considerately

July: Dogs now banned

 from the town's main beaches from 1st May until 30th September.  Permitted on Back beach & Church Cliff to the East & Monmouth Beach to the West.

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

Saturday 28th July -

 Friday 3rd August

 

 
 

     What's on in the Galleries

29 June-11 July
THEM, AGAIN!

In this exhibition Zee Jones and Pam Allsop continue to explore mixed media, collage and colour. There is always something fresh in their work that encompasses themes of sea and landscapes, still life and flowers, as well as abstracts. For both artists, working in collage brings together their love of painting with their skill at sculpting images with mixed media in order to create texture, shape and structure.  In this way, they create a colourful and painterly equivalent to sculpture, which they hope will be exciting, uplifting and pleasurable. 

The Courtyard Gallery,
The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.

Open daily 10.30-4.30.  Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk
 


29 June-11 July
STORIES OF THE CITY, STORIES OF THE SEA

This exhibition explores through photography and drawings Chelsea Davine’s inspiration for her large scale oil paintings.  In her working practice Chelsea draws upon memories and images of the Dorset coastline where she grew up and the details of its surrounding landscape, as well as the energy and vibrancy of the architecture of the city where she now lives, Barcelona. Returning to Lyme Regis for this exhibition provided her with the perfect opportunity to showcase her collection of photographs and the materials she is inspired by, alongside the work she exhibits around the world.  

The Malthouse Gallery,
The Town Mill, Mill
Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.  

Open
daily 10.30-6.00. Free admission.
www.townmillarts.co.uk

 

13 July-1 August

COLOUR LINE & THREAD 2018  
 

This is an eclectic exhibition of work by five local artists using different media. Hilary Buckley’s love of colour and pattern comes through in her vibrant paintings highlighting the shapes and contours of the local landscape, a sharp contrast to Philip Winstone’s cool and subtle coastal scenes with their emphasis on texture and palette. Textile artist, Sue Calder, enjoys drawing with thread in her small hand-stitched pieces, and manipulating colour variation using fabric in her patchwork quilts, while Pete Hackett’s off-the-wall photography and sculpture always intrigue the viewer. John Calder is known for his iconic land art, often charred to add marks of contrast and texture, and he is now exploring other marking techniques including printing.


The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.  Open daily 10.00-5.00. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

 

13-25 July
ANNA HILLMAN AND PAULINE LERRY: RECENT WORKS

This is the second joint exhibition Anna Hillman and Pauline Lerry have had at the Town Mill Galleries. Both had careers in the fashion industry and share a lifelong interest in painting, drawing and printmaking. Dorset-based Anna is landscape inspired and is currently working with drypoint printmaking, continuing her experimentation with approach and media.  From Somerset, Pauline’s mixed media paintings focus on the mood of the subject matter and nature of the media, often mixing observation and memory and responding to elements of unpredictability.

 The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.  Open daily 10.30-4.30.  Free admission. www.townmillart.co.uk
 

28 July-8 August
A FEAST OF COLOUR

A solo exhibition of recent work by artist Caroline Liddington. Her narrative paintings explore unexpected views through doorways and windows. Some images incorporate many smaller vistas; others focus on a single aspect producing a more abstract impression. All the work celebrates a courageous use of colour, inviting the viewer to embrace Dorset’s summer palette. 

 

The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.  Open daily 10.30-4.30.  Free admission. www.townmillart.co.uk

 

Carnival Week 2018 August
 

 

Somers Day Parade

Commemorating the life of Sir George Somers, mayor and MP for Lyme Regis who established the first settlement in Bermuda 400 years ago: The Mayor, members of St Georges/Lyme Regis Twinning associations  parade along the seafront to the Sir George Somers memorial on Victoria Pier.

 

Lyme Regis Town Band Summer Concerts

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine Parade

  Marine Parade
8pm Tuesdays Weather permitting

 

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 IN JULY

Get Fossiling on the Jurassic Coast! Join one of Lyme Regis’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.

Liz Jones Memorial Walks

A selection of 12 walks around Lyme Regis area  to do at your leisure  see U3A Page for maps

Lyme History Walks

 Meet at the Marine Theatre at 11.00am

Cost £8.00 Adults   Children £4

JULY:    Wed 4th,  Thurs 5th,  Sat 9th,  Wed 11th,  Thurs 12th,  Sat 14th,  Wed 18th,  Thurs 19th,  Sat 21st,  Wed 25th,  Thurs 26th,  Sat 28th

 “Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis with experienced tour guide Chris Lovejoy”
 

 01297 443140

www.lymehistorywalks.com

Old Lyme Ghost Walks

From Lyme Regis Museum
Lasts 1 hour Cost: 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.  walks@lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Meet at
Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street
Lyme Regis
DT7 3QA

Jane Austen Tour

'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.

 

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