What's On in Lyme Regis

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Monday 5th 2017


08th June       

 The Marine Theatre,  www.marinetheatre.com

18th June     
LEGO BATMAN MOVIE                  
 The Marine Theatre,  www.marinetheatre.com


Saturday 17th


Axe Vale Festival - Axminster - Music - Stalls - Displays
Coach Parties welcome Dogs welcome.
  Axe Vale Festival, THE SHOWGROUND, Trafalgar Way, AXMINSTER

Sunday 18th
2017  Fathers Day

Guitars on the Beach


LEGO BATMAN MOVIE                  
 The Marine Theatre,  www.marinetheatre.com


Axe Vale Festival - Axminster - Music - Stalls - Displays
Coach Parties welcome Dogs welcome.
  Axe Vale Festival, THE SHOWGROUND, Trafalgar Way, AXMINSTER


Monday 19th

Black Ven Poetry Club Workshop

 Six monthly live poetry workshops exploring ways of harnessing creativity to write poems, speak poems, and connect with the nature and elements outside.  Anyone who is interested in how to develop ideas into poetry on the page, and on the stage. Join us if you’re interested in thinking about language, articulation, story, speaking out and how. The workshops are aimed at poets, dreamers and thinkers. All abilities welcome.  The workshops will involve: -
  Introducing themes to engage with nature and develop tools to write with, plus broad guidance and discussion about different approaches to composition and style;  -  Readings of relevant literature, and poetry;   -  Deep Listening and meditation;  -  A 15-minute outdoor learning observation exercise (outside and in silence);  -   Sharing our experiences from our 15 minutes and finding threads to work into;  -  Guest teachings on how to stand up and offer your poems to others from theatre performance, music and acting specialists to teach breathing, physicality, microphone technique and voice control using basic exercises.  You will probably not come away with a poem or finished piece at the end of the workshop, but tools to work with between the sessions. You may find that the teachings allow release for new thinking in other areas, or being able to tap into creativity more deeply in any artform.  Price: £10 or £6 if you are a regular face at the local Apothecary or Vittals & Verse open mic poetry nights.   12 - 2pm Marine Theatre Bar, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis DT73QB   Contact: blackvenpress@gmail.com or sarah@marinetheatre.com


Saturday 24th  Armed Forces Day www.armedforcesday.org.uk

Sunday 25th

Coast to Coast:  Jurassic Coast Motorcycle Run: Lyme Regis to Weston-super-Mare
 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 from Cobb Gate/Marine Parade.  Arrive early to have a good look at the bikes!  Supported Charity: Headway SomersetMore info www.wcmcc.org.uk  Westland Classic Motorcycle Club

29th June

HACKSAW RIDGE                          
The Marine Theatre,  www.marinetheatre.com

Some June 2016 events you may have missed


Boat Building Academy Boat Launch
Celebrate the end of the students’ 38 week course. Arrive early to take a good look at the incredible work they have produced.  Lyme Regis Harbour, more info..  click here  




Dogs now banned

 from the town's main beaches. 
Permitted on Back beach & Church Cliff to the East & Monmouth Beach to the West.


The Great Lyme Regis Bake Off  
‘Lifeboat-Themed Cake’ Competition

Any type of cake with a lifeboat theme:  our boat or a boot; Stormy Stan, or something based on events in Lifeboat Week e.g. The Duck Race. 

ll you ‘Mary Berrys’ out there get thinking and designing -
we look forward to seeing the results in Lifeboat Week. 



What's on in the Galleries

26 May-7 June

Eclectic artist Liz Shewan continues to explore her experiences with nature in this year’s solo exhibition.   Her connection with and love of all things spiritual and folklore means her work is full of spiritual essence all with the aim to ‘Inspire your Heart’.

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

27 May-7 June

The Lyme Regis Art Society includes artists at all levels from beginners to professionals.  Running since the 1960s, the Society holds an annual show of members’ work every summer that attracts over 100 works of art and offers all members a chance to display and sell their work and the public an opportunity to explore what can be achieved with a variety of media.

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

9-14 June

An exhibition of coastal impressions by two self-taught Charmouth-based artists: painter Philip Winstone and sculptor Ernie Godden.                                                                                       The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

9-21 June

Michael Stride, one of Dorset’s most established artists, presents in this exhibition a series of new paintings conveying the feeling of anticipation in a journey towards the sea.  On show will be his large acrylics and small watercolours of land and seascapes in all the elements, alongside Jonathan Bingham’s impressionistic charcoals.
 The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.www.townmillarts.co.uk


16-28 June

Vanessa Smith, Marion Sawl and Frances Dale: These three artists will be exhibiting together, each with their own interpretation of the way in which they experience their environment.  Using colour, light and shade, texture and form through the mediums of acrylic and oils, they create an exhibition that is a feast for the eyes. The range, sensitivity and size shown in order to express the work add to the whole experience.                                                               The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

23 June-5 July

A visually engaging presentation of 2D and 3D work by three artists (Kim Pragnell, Alison Bockh and Zara McQueen), that presents challenges to the accepted meaning of landscape, seascape and sculpture.                                          The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.www.townmillarts.co.uk

Good news film fans

The Marine Theatre has a sizzling summer season of brand new popular films on offer this summer.

What better way to escape the chaos of the world than to meet friends and have a drink in the bar then watch a great movie on the big screen?

Following the tragic fire at the Regent Cinema last Spring, the Marine Theatre, in collaboration with Scott Cinema and the Lyme Regis Film Society, has stepped up to bring film to the community of Lyme Regis.

The theatre has brand new cinema equipment including a projector and fabulous 15ft screen kindly donated by the Lyme Regis Film Society, who show regular films at the theatre during the winter months.

There will be drinks, alcohol and snacks on sale from The Marine Bar and Dottie’s Kitchen Cafe one hour before and during all screenings.

You can buy tickets for our films on the door half an hour before each screening.

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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 U3A Page for maps

Lyme History Walks

 Meet at the Marine Theatre at 11.00am

Cost £8.00 Adults   Children £4

JUNE:  Sat 3rd,   Wed 7th,  Sat 10th,  Wed 14th,  Sat 17th,  Wed 21st,  Sat 24th,  Wed 28th

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

 01297 443140


Ghost Walks

Tues and Thurs 7.30 pm 
May – September
From outside Lyme Regis Museum
Lasts 1 hour 
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.

Meet at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA

Jane Austen Tours

'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.


Open Air Market

Every Monday
Manor Farm Holiday Centre, Charmouth



At the end of each course the boats built on each course at Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy are walked in procession down to the sea and launched with due ceremony into Lyme Regis harbour.  Friends, relatives, students, staff, the Mayor of Lyme Regis and the town gather at the water’s edge to cheer as each boat, testament to the skill of the students, is launched for the first time.  It is a joyful and inspiring celebration of the end of the course and the beginning of each student’s new life as a qualified boat builder.

Champagne corks will pop as the boats slide into the water for the first time. Gail McGarva (BEM) will be there in her waders, as will friends and family of the students, Academy graduates, representatives from the marine press and industries and the people of Lyme Regis.

The Academy’s boat launches take place every June and December and are a popular event in the town and on the boating calendar. The launches mark the end of the students’ training in Lyme Regis and the start of their new marine careers all over the world.  For a preview of the boats, profiles and photographic diaries see the Academy’s website  www.boatbuildingacademy.com


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