Tuesday 1st June
THE HOP TALKS: TROPICAL RAINFORESTS
Professor Howse is organising a new exciting series of conversations that
explores environmental issues. Former Director of Kew Gardens,
Professor Sir Ghillean Prance gives the inaugural HOP talk. Drawing on
over 20 years of his research into Amazonian ecology, Professor Prance
will explain why the integrity of tropical forests is essential for
maintaining plant and animal diversity. £7.00 / £5.00 under 21s
reserved seating (socially distanced) | 10% discount for members
Wednesday 2nd June 2021
a day dedicated to learning, staying active and having fun in your Third Age
- that’s people who are retired, semi-retired or no longer bringing up a
“We hope this day will help to challenge negative
perceptions of older adults and will bring together all Third Agers in the
community to learn about the contribution u3a makes to the quality of life
for retired people”.
celebrating the learning, activity and fun that happens every day
in u3as across the country. If you are not currently a u3a member,
we’d love you to come along to your local u3a event and help us celebrate
the new experiences and fun we are having in the third stage of our lives.
And if you want to get involved but you are not yet a member – why not
consider joining? Please see
www.lymeregisu3a.org for details of how to join
David Croman from Bridport will present via zoom to members of Lyme Regis u3a
SciTec Group at 10am. Please see
www.lymeregisu3a.org for details of this event and membership of the
Sunday 20th 2021
Fathers Day, Summer Solstice
SATURDAY 26 JUNE 2021
REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH THE RAYMOND AND MR TIMPKINS REVUE
and five acts; it's the long-awaited return of the best value comedy
event in the South West. The headliner act in June is The Raymond
and Mr Timpkins Revue - “A mad, anarchic triumph of stupidity over style.
Not to be missed”, according to The Guardian Karen Bayley, the
first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award,
is also on the bill alongside Luke Honnoraty. Bridport's own Tom
Glover returns as the loveable resident compere.
£10.00 advance / £12.00 on the door | 10% discount for members
thriller writers to appear in Dorset crime festival’s first live event
Two of the UK’s leading psychological thriller writers
are coming to Lyme Regis in June. Sunday Times million-copy
bestselling author Erin Kelly will be in conversation with Sarah Hilary,
winner of the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year, in the
garden of the Lyme Regis Bookshop at 6pm, on Saturday 26th
June. They will be discussing their new novels, Kelly’s Watch Her Fall
and Hilary’s Fragile, in an event organised by Lyme Crime, Dorset’s
brand-new crime and thriller festival.
Lyme Crime launched in 2020 with a series
of online panels and conversations featuring some of the UK’s biggest crime
and thriller writers, including Killing Eve author Luke Jennings, Cass
Green, Caz Frear, Fiona Cummins and Mark Edwards.
Festival director Paddy Magrane hopes that
June’s event is the start of something big. ‘I’m delighted to finally see a
live event in the diary. Erin and Sarah are two of the best psychological
thriller writers in the business, and the evening is sure to be a fascinating
insight into their writing process and what inspired their fabulously dark new
books. I’m looking forward to more one-off events this year, and then a whole
weekend of criminally good discussions and panels in June 2022 at the Marine
Theatre in Lyme.’
Tickets for Dancing with Danger, Erin
Kelly and Sarah Hilary in conversation, cost £5 and can be purchased in the
bookshop and at https://www.lymebookshop.com/shop/dancing-with-danger-event-ticket/
Coast to Coast:
Westland Classic Motorcycle Club
Dates to be advised
Boat Building Academy Boat Launch
Just eight months ago this Class was learning how to
sharpen chisels and make dovetail joints. Now they’re making boats as part
of their training
on our intensive 38 week ‘Boat Building, Maintenance and Support’ course.
You can read what brought each student to the Academy
and follow the progress of the boat builds at
At 2.30pm(ish) the boats will be
led from the Academy’s workshops on Monmouth Beach to Lyme Regis Harbour.
Champagne corks will pop and each boat will be launched into the
water for the first time. The launch will celebrate the achievements of the
class, the end of their training at the Academy and the start of their new
lives as boat builders.
the slipway -
This is an approximate time due to the scale of the event.
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Axe Vale Show
hope that in due course, we can plan a Show for June 2022 and to
continue to raise funds to help support local groups and individuals.
Axe Vale Show
Summer Picnic Until
further notice, sadly we are now closed.
To celebrate 80 years of rescuing and rehoming animals, we are throwing a
Big Summer Picnic! Games and activities for all ages and plenty more to be
announced. Stay up to date on our Facebook page
or our website
2nd June 2022 Spring bank holiday
Thursday 2 June - Sunday 5 June
JAZZ JURASSICA FESTIVAL
2022 the late May Bank Holiday moves to early June for the Queen's Platinum
Jubilee. We've decided to join these very special celebrations on the new Bank
Holiday weekend in early June. We expect accommodation will
book up very quickly for those dates so you might want to start making plans!
In 2023, the Jazz Jurassica festival will return to its traditional May Bank
Friday 3rd June 2022
Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
2022 date to be advised
Coast to Coast:
Lyme Regis to
Covid rules permitting
Veteran, Vintage & Post War Classics (in
production in the 1990’s) will again start from Lyme Regis promenade (Guncliff)
and, after the customary call by the Town Crier and address from the Mayor,
will proceed to the Clubs home base at Chilthorne Domer Recreational Club.
Then it’s onto Wells Market Place and Bishops Walk for the lunch stop before
proceeding to the finish and award presentations by the Mayor on
Burnham-on-Sea South Esplanade.
Vintage Motorcycle Club, Dorset
section visit Lyme Regis. Come and view the parade of bikes first at
the Guncliff and talk to the riders
This event is open to motor bikes in production up to and including 1972
including Veteran and Vintage. Departs in small groups from
10am from Cobb Gate/Marine
Westland Classic Motorcycle Club
June: Dogs banned
from the town's main beaches.
(1st May until 30th September)
Permitted on Back Beach & Church Cliff, Monmouth Beach.
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
Open Air Theatre This Summer in Lyme
Dorset residents can soon experience a Shakespeare play as he first saw it
performed; in the open air with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. On 2
September The Lord Chamberlain's Men, who have direct links to the bard's
history, will perform Shakespeare's greatest tragedy Macbeth in Lyme Regis.
It is a play of supernatural magic, vaulting ambition and an examination of
the dreadful consequences of the insatiable lust for power.
Although organised by the Marine Theatre, this event will take place nearby
at the Davey Fort to allow for the large authentic set built on site
especially for the performance.
is part of a series of Covid-safer outdoor events organised by the arts
venue, which include a visit from the popular HandleBards cycling theatre
company, which has already sold out.
Another highlight is a performance of Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece The
Importance of Being Earnest that takes place on Wednesday 28 July.
details and tickets are available from
Local artisan blacksmith holds debut sculpture exhibition
Light, Form &
Friday May 28th
to Thursday June 3rd.
Jonne will be exhibiting two ranges
of sculpture. The first is a series of figurative works in bronze, and
their steel originals, bringing to life the elegance and dynamism of
acrobatic form and movement. The second series features ‘time lapse’
compilations of animal forms from dolphins to swallows to create
sculptures that capture the animal’s natural movement and environment.
Uplyme-based Jonne has invested his
time during the Covid lockdowns to develop CeseraniSculpture, his new
venture. He says “This has been a great opportunity for me to go back to
my artistic roots and experiment with building a portfolio of bronzes. I’m
looking forward to getting some public reaction to my work.”
The Courtyard Gallery, the Town Mill,
from Friday May 28th to Thursday June 3rd
The exhibition – Light,
Form & Movement - will be open 11-6 each day
Alongside Jonne’s work will
A display of Photography
by Andrew Haydon
Dorset-based Andrew is showing black
and white work reflecting the landscapes and townscapes of Dorset,
together with images of wildlife taken in southern England.
Lyme Regis Art Society
Annual Exhibition and Sale of Art
Paintings and 3D work by local
Town Mill Malthouse Gallery.
Open to the public
May 29th to June 8th
10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Free
Come and see 'About a Bee’,
Or Fish for Ivor in the Sea!
Then sing along in seaside rhyme,
And learn how seagulls spend their time!
Running from 19 May until 19
Telling Tales! is the third in a series of solo exhibitions of a
Lyme Bay Artist's work to be held in the Rotunda Gallery of the Lyme Regis
Museum. It is comprised of pictures, words and whimsy created by author
and illustrator Carolyn King for three of her children’s books: About
a Bee, Along Came a
Seagull and The
Fish Lizard of Lyme.
During this exhibition, the Lyme Regis Museum
will be open four days a week, from Wednesdays through Saturdays, with
social distancing in place. For further info and advance booking, see
Lyme Light: Where Sea Meets Sky
From 22 June until 1 August
the Rotunda Gallery in the Lyme Regis Museum
will be hosting Lyme Light, a solo exhibition of paintings and
drawings by Pauline Sayers, a member of Lyme Bay Arts, which represents, in
her words, “my past year observing the ever-changing sea, sky and coast from
different areas within Lyme Bay, looking out towards the dazzling light on
the horizon in what has been an unprecedented time. My aim is for my
paintings to convey some of the wonder and tranquillity of what we see when
looking out towards the horizon.”
The Museum is open Tues-Suns; 10am-4pm. For further details and advance
Lifeboat crew featured in new
An exhibition featuring
the volunteers of the RNLI in Lyme Regis opens on Thursday (June 24) at the
Courtyard Gallery in the Town Mill square.
The exhibition opens
daily from 10am-4pm and includes
portraits of many of the crew by
professional artist Maria Barbashina who has also recently joined the Lyme
The exhibition will be
open for one week and admission is free.
LIFEBOAT WEEK 2021
July 24th -
Saturday July 31st 2021
date approaches for entries for
Horticultural Society Summer Show
Entrants for the
Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Summer Show at Uplyme
Village Hall are invited to submit their entry form by 7pm on
Wednesday 7th July. Entry forms are available from the
or on page 30 of the Summer Show Schedule. Forms can be submitted by
or handed in at Uplyme Stores.
There are 115
categories to enter, including flowers, fruit and veg, home produce,
cookery, and fun classes, amongst many others. All classes are open
to all age groups. The theme of this year’s show is lavender
and the Society will be awarding a prestigious new cup for the best
exhibit on the show theme of lavender.
must be received between 8 and 10am on Saturday 10th. The Show opens
at 1pm after judging in the show marquee has concluded, and features a
dog show, entertainments, a wide range of stalls including a plant
stall, refreshments and a bar running throughout the afternoon. The
Show closes at 5pm after the presentation of awards at 4.30pm.
Covid precautions are
to the fore, with all exhibits taking place in a well-ventilated
marquee this year. One-way pedestrian flow will be in place, stalls
will be well spaced and there will be plenty of hand sanitation
Entry is £2.50 for adults and free for
accompanied under-16s. Visitors are advised to bring cash for
the entrance fee, catering and general spending at the show. The Show
programme and schedule is available free from Uplyme Post Office,
Raymonds Hill Post Office and Ginger Beer in Lyme Regis.
The Society is looking for volunteers to help with the
Show – local residents as well as members of the society.
Those who volunteer as
stewards will gain free entry to the show.
Roles involve tasks such as
marking up the field in advance, assisting the judges, managing
pedestrian traffic flow, manning Society stalls, guiding stallholders,
managing the car park and helping the catering team.
Anyone who can spare an hour
at 5pm on Friday 9th July or an hour or two at any time
between 8am and 6pm on Saturday 10th July please contact
Alan Vian firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society
Boat Building Academy
boat launch Lyme Regis Harbour
The end of the 38 week Boat Building Course. Students will walk their boats down to Lyme
Regis harbour where they will be launched for the first time. The class have
completed their training and the day marks the start of their lives as boat
Principal of the Academy, says, ‘I’m confident that the students wishing to
work in the marine industry will easily find employment. We have an
excellent relationship with employers and students join our growing
Graduates’ Network which is regularly updated with jobs and opportunities.
There is a skills shortage in boat building, which is a thriving industry’.
After a few words from
Commander Tim Gedge, a Director of the Academy, the boats will launch one by
one into the water. The Academy would be delighted if you would like to join
them to celebrate the achievements of the students
Read about where Academy Graduates go on to work, their
profiles, photographic build diaries and Graduate case studies, see the Academy’s website at:
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!
Liz Jones Memorial Walks
|A selection of 12 walks around Lyme Regis area
to do at your leisure
see here for maps
Lyme History Walks
at the Marine Theatre
“Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis with experienced tour guide Chris Lovejoy”
May – September From outside Lyme Regis Museum
Lasts 1 hour
0797 0068 700 www.ghostwalkslyme.org.uk
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.
Lyme Regis Philpot
Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis,
Open Air Market
Manor Farm Holiday Centre, Charmouth