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Friday 2nd June 2023



June 6th (Tuesday)

Fursdon House and Gardens & Exe Valley Farmshop and Café

COACH TRIP departs 9.15am. Our first stop is Exe Valley Farmshop and Café before we reach Fursdon House. This elegant Georgian house dates back 750 years and features historic family costumes. The gardens present both formal and informal planting. Tearoom. £22 includes house tour. 35 places maximum.  www.ulrhs.wordpress.com



Thursday 15th 2023

Lyme Regis Carers’ Café
  The Driftwood Café, The Baptist Church, Lyme Regis  The Third Thursday of every month –    Thursday 21st July, Thursday 18th August, Thursday 15th September.  From 11am till 1pm – stay all morning or just drop in.  Anyone who looks after a friend, relative, partner or neighbour is welcome.  You do not have to be a registered carer.  lymeregiscarerscafe.co.uk


Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th  2023

Axe Vale Show


Sunday 18th 2023   Fathers Day

Wednesday 21st    Summer Solstice

22nd -- 30th

OK Dinghy World Champiioships

Wednesday 28th

. ‘Edible Flowers and Leaves’ by Sian Davis of Incredible Edible Flowers. She looks at all the flowers she grows and the different ways her customers use them.  www.ulrhs.wordpress.com


2022 Past events



In 2023, the festival will return to its traditional May Bank Holiday dates.  www.marinetheatre.com



Torchlight Procession

 blazing torches will illuminate Langmoor and Lister Gardens





Uplyme Fete




 Uplyme Village Hall. Refreshments from 7pm. Members free; guests £3.  www.ulrhs.wordpress.com


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 www.boatbuildingacademy.com.

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.  more info.. see right








Lyme Regis Front Beach:
Dogs permitted on leads
1st October - 30th April

Dogs allowed
all year off lead
Monmouth Beach,
Church Cliff & East Cliff (Back) Beach

Dog waste must be cleared up and disposed of properly and dogs must be under the handler's control at all times. 
Please check local notices and see
for detailed up to date info


A Celebration of Sky

7th March - 11th June 2023

The next exhibition at Lyme Regis Museum’s Rotunda Gallery  will focus on cloudscape lino prints by Exeter-based printmaker Steve Manning.  Working out of his attic studio with commanding views of sky and clouds, Steve is drawn to liminal places where sky and water merge and to ephemeral cloudscapes over big landscapes. His aim is to deliver images with a lightness of touch and a painterly quality reminiscent of watercolours. This is achieved by thinning ink with extenders, lightening with white, wiping ink on the block, deliberately reducing the amount of ink applied with the roller and combining press and hand finishing processes. 

Tues-Sun 10am-4pm; but check Museum website (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk) for holiday openings and admission charges.

Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA



Lyme Regis Art Society


Annual Exhibition



26 May to 8 June 2023

 The Society is excited once again to be holding our Annual Exhibition at the Malthouse Gallery at the Town Mill, where we will be showing work by many of our 70+ members.  Free admission


10.30am to 4.30pm daily

 Malthouse Gallery

The Town Mill, Mill Lane

Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

   Free Admission





Landscapes of Dorset and Cornwall

13th June - 13th August 2023

Caroline Nairn is a Weymouth-based artist whose inspiration comes from the Dorset countryside and West Country coastline.  Her love of nature, walking and sketching outdoors has led her to create this exhibition of paintings and drawings, called Landscapes of Dorset and Cornwall.  Caroline usually works in acrylics, pastels or mixed media, and her focus in this show is on depicting local scenes, especially trees, water and rock structures, as the shapes and patterns in these natural forms provide her with fascinating projects. 

Tuesdays-Sundays from 10am until 4.30pm; check website www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk
 for holiday openings and admission charges

Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA




Lifeboat Week 2023
 Saturday 22nd -  Friday 28th July



Boat Building Academy
student 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 builders.

Yvonne Green, 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:   www.boatbuildingacademy.com



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

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

 01297 443140


Ghost 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.
 Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis,

Open Air Market

Every Monday
Manor Farm Holiday Centre, Charmouth


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