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Tuesday 1st June Half Term


Wednesday 2nd June 2021  U3A Day 

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 family.

“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? 

Friday 4th June



Saturday 12th

Uplyme Fete

Saturday 19th

Guitars on the Beach 
Guitars On The Beach is the UK’s largest guitar festival at which hundreds of guitarists of all ages and abilities come together to simultaneously play together a selection of well-known songs and form Britain’s biggest band, performing on the beach in Lyme Regis in Dorset.   Guitars on the Beach

Sunday 20th 2021   Fathers Day, Summer Solstice


Sunday 27th

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 in small groups from 10am from Cobb Gate/Marine Parade.  Arrive early to have a good look at the bikes!  Supported Charity: Headway Somerset More info www.wcmcc.org.uk  Westland Classic Motorcycle Club




Dates to be advised  Covid Permitting


 Jurassic Coast Challenge   www.jurassiccoastchallenge.com 



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


Axe Vale Show 2021  CANCELLED:  we 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
https://www.facebook.com/FerneAnimalSanctuary or our website www.ferneanimalsanctuary.org



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


Telling Tales!

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 June,
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 www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

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 bookings, visit



Saturday July 24th - Friday July 31st 2021



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

 Meet at the Marine Theatre

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

 01297 443140


Ghost Walks

May – September
From outside Lyme Regis Museum
Lasts 1 hour 
0797 0068 700  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,



Open Air Market

Every Monday
Manor Farm Holiday Centre, Charmouth

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