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March 2019       ~  Quiz Night  ~ Workshops ~


Friday 1st St David's Day


Based on the hit BBC Radio 4 series, this whirlwind tour of philosophy explores 3000 years of good and bad ideas from Pythagoras to driverless cars, by way of levitating Buddhist monks, Pavlov’s dogs, Jean-Paul Sartre’s mum, T. Rex, and Morrissey. In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help?  Ages 14 and over  £14 advance / £16.50 on the door   10% off Theatre Friends  Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com



Screened from New York, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. The famous aria “Ah! Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is one of opera’s most show-stopping numbers. (alternative but more fulsome as from their description - Donizetti’s frothy comedy has Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.). Encore Screening. 
Duration: 155 minutes including interval.  £5 under 18s / £15 Adult advance or on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 4:55 P.M., starts 5:55 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

Tuesday March 5th: Shrove Tuesday  Pancake Day

Nina Squires 'Sandbanks/ Portrait' Pastel
Demonstration  Free to members of Lyme Regis Art Society, visitors £5 (this will be refunded if you decide to join the Society).   Woodmead Halls in Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG from 2pm to 4pm. All are welcome.  contact: 01297 445464

Friday 8 March  International Women's Day

 The Lighthouses of Devon and Dorset

A talk by Alan Nichols, a retired Lighthouse engineer with 40 years experience, part history, part information, part stories. Coffee served from 10am to 10.45 talk at 11am until noon. Venue: Woodmead Hall, Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG.  Organised by U3A Heritage Coast Lyme Regis-free for members, non-members suggested £2 donation. To join U3A, see website  www.lymeregisu3a.org or telephone 01297 444566.



Amy sings regularly with blues musician Ben Waters. She recently performed at his Chuck Berry concert at Ronnie Scott’s, being joined on stage by Ronnie Wood and Johnny Depp. Expect classic soul and blues, alongside original numbers. With support  £8 in advance / £10 on the door  Bar opens 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com


Sunday 10th 


This is a post-roast music session in our lovely bar overlooking the Cobb. It is hosted by Street & Matthews, with other guests, and a selection of local drinks.  Free entry, no tickets  Bar opens and starts 3 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com


Outing  to Saltram House, Plympton
leaving Uplyme Village Hall at 9:15am. This George II mansion is most impressive, and the gardens should be at their best in March. Contact Rose Mock (34733) to book your place at a cost of £15 for National Trust members, £21 for non-members.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

Jake Winkle  ‘Wildlife in watercolour’  
   Lyme Regis Art Society workshop, visitors £5  Woodmead Halls in Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG from 2pm to 4pm.  contact: 01297 445464  All are welcome.   www.jakewinkle.co.uk

   Turn Lyme Green  Annual General Meeting
All are welcome to a review of the past year’s activities, including the Plastic Free Lyme Regis campaign, and to have a look to the future.  We will welcome any ideas and thoughts on future projects or events. 7.30pm. Royal Lion Hotel, Blue Room, Broad Street.

Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford: a blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth. Shown in the Scott-approved Final Cut version, it’s a visually remarkable and achingly human sci-fi masterpiece, set in a dystopian Los Angeles of 2019 - note the year. 
Duration: 117 minutes  Certificate 15  £5 advance / £6.50 on the door 10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 6:30 P.M., Starts 7:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com


The much cherished blues musician brings his ‘groove band’ to the Marine, with dancing very much in mind. Its repertoire includes Jimi Hendrix, Keb Mo, and Gary Moore. Expect calypso, soul and funk, with roots firmly in the blues.   £8 advance / £10 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com


The Dartmoor-based husband and wife have twice won the ‘Best Duo’ award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Consistently delivering assured, distinctive performances, they mix traditional song arrangements with their self-penned material  £14.50 advance / £17 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com


Sunday 17th    St. Patrick's Day


Tuesday 19th March
"Georgian Society in Bath and Lyme Regis”
The Lyme Regis Society talk by Amy Frost, Senior Curator,  Bath Preservation Trust.   "Taking the waters, sitting for a portrait and promenading were all part of the daily routine 
when the elite of Georgian society visited Spa resorts such as Lyme Regis or Bath. 
This talk will look at what drew people to a spa, the rules that they had to follow once there, 
and the reality behind the image of polite society”.    2.30pm- 4pm at Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG. All Welcome. Members Free. Visitors £3.00. Including Refreshments.


Wednesday 20th  Vernal Equinox   The Spring Equinox is the first day of spring and occurs when the sun passes the equator moving from the southern to the northern hemisphere.  The sun is directly overhead at the equator and day and night are of approximately equal lengths. At equinox, the Sun rises everywhere on Earth (except the Poles) at about 6am in the morning and sets at about 6pm in the evening (though this can vary a little when time zones and daylight saving etc

 are taken into account).

Tides along the Lyme Regis coast are among the lowest of the year


Details of this National Theatre screening were unavailable at the time of print. Please check our website for details.  £5 under 18s advance or on the door  £11 advance / £14 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M. 


Some dramatic and exciting organ music by Alex & Alison Davies
 including Mendelssohn F minor sonata, Dupre B major Prelude and Fugue, Handel Organ concerto, Ad Wammes "Play it Cool", also pieces using Organ and Saxophone and some Jazzy pieces with Piano. It will be 70 minutes of music with a short drinks interval. Tickets on the door at £10, U18 are free. 7.30pm to St Michael's Lyme Regis. 
South Wessex Organ Society. Promoting the art and appreciation of organ music through education, training, concerts & recitals www.sworgansociety.org


When pop act The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members carried on.  Embarking on this new journey The South continues performing their classics, such as Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Don’t Marry Her, and A Little Time - the number one single. All are performed again live in 2019, which marks thirty years in the business.  £22 early bird / £25 advance / £28 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com



Our headliner’s stand-up show - Glengarry Glen Glenn - was one of 2016’s best shows of the Edinburgh Fringe. Known for his inventive jokes, Glenn Moore has supported Tiff Stevenson, Josie Long and Alun Cochrane and has appeared on Mock The Week. He’s joined by three other comedians on the bill.  £8 advance / £10 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com


This concert is dedicated to the music of multi-Grammy winning Stan Getz, who played with the biggies - Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Gerry Mulligan. Terry Quinney is an acclaimed Canadian musician and leader of famed ‘The Sound of Blue Note’ band.  £8 advance / £12 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com



James Budden 'Approach to Figure Drawing'
Pencil/ Charcoal demonstration
 Lyme Regis Art Society, visitors £5   Woodmead Halls in Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG from 2pm to 4pm. All are welcome.  contact: 01297 445464


The second outing for our new regular film night — which presents iconic films from the past — features a 1940s satire about a Hollywood film director who longs to make socially relevant dramas. He sets out on a journey of self-discovery, only to learn the value of creating laughter. Written and directed by Preston Sturges and starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake. 
Duration: 90 mins  Certificate PG  £5 advance / £6.50 on the door   10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 6:30 P.M., Starts 7:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com



Recorded at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End, this is the return of Oscar Wilde’s hugely popular masterpiece. It stars Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk), and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen). Encore Screening  £5 under 18s advance or on the door  £11 advance / £14 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M. 

“Designing a Border”  by  Sally Leaney
award-winning designer, will be leading a workshop which will be a little bit different , discussing planting schedules, growing conditions etc. – and you can have a go at planning a border of your own. At this talk we will also be distributing plug plants to grow on for the Show, with a different set to come in April. 7:30pm Uplyme Village Hall  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


Saturday 30th  British Summer Time begins tomorrow morning: Put your clock forward one hour before you go to bed

National and local acts perform at this concert, which secures funds for the town’s popular folk festival that takes place every year in September - its headline concerts are here at the Marine.  Come and join us and our patrons NINEBARROW  for a one-off mini-festival featuring some brilliant young musicians.
This year we are thrilled to welcome the wonderful ASKEW SISTERS, who are really making a name for themselves on the folk scene and will be performing material from their brand new album.
Also on stage are the brilliantly joyous JI & THE RAINBIRDS. If you were lucky enough to catch their seafront set at last summer's Lyme Folk Weekend you will not want to miss this.
And we are delighted to welcome back one of our favourite people from previous festivals - the wonderfully talented LEE RAHN, weaving his spell in the Marine Theatre once again.
Please check the website for the line-up.  £15 advance / £17 on the door   10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com


 Sunday 31st   'Mothering Sunday'

 British Summer Time has begun - have you changed all your clocks? - it may be later than you think

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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

Lyme Regis's front beach:
Dogs are banned
from 1st May until 30th September

Dogs allowed
all year
Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate & East Beach.

Charmouth Beach:
no dogs from 1st May to 30 September.

Dog waste must be cleared up and disposed of properly and dogs must be under the handler's control at all times. 
Failure to comply may result in a fine or prosecution.
Please check notices locally to verify this information


What's  on
in the Galleries

Ten Views of Golden Cap
1st of March until the 26th of May

 Lyme Regis Museum will be playing host to a solo exhibition by local textile artist and painter Vivienne Graham. 

Entitled Ten Views of Golden Cap, this enchanting showcase consists of different images in textile of Dorset’s best-known coastal cliff—the tallest in Southern England.  Each work will be accompanied by a written description explaining how that image was conceived and developed. 

Please visit the Museum’s website (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk) or telephone (01297 443370) for further information.

2-20 March

This solo exhibition is a retrospective of current and past artwork by Robert Jennison.  The period covers Robert’s student days, early years teaching Art & Design in secondary schools, and lecturing in teacher-training at St Luke's College Exeter and Exeter University, as well as his later work from the 1980s onwards.

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


9 March-2 April

Dynamic selling exhibition showcasing some of the best contemporary craft from UK based craft-makers.  After the success of previous years' Contemporary Crafts exhibitions, Town Mill Arts will once again showcase over local designer-makers giving both established and emerging makers an opportunity to show their work within the setting of our Courtyard Gallery.  Unique examples of ceramics, glass, wood, metal, textiles and lighting will be on display at a range of prices to suit everyone. 

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

21 March-3 April

Well-known local artist Julie Oldfield returns to the Town Mill galleries to exhibit some of her innovative work, in which she creates dramatic and stunning sky and seascapes using mixed media on canvas or metal sheets - typically copper, brass, aluminum and even stainless steel. She will be giving a talk at the
preview at 6pm on Saturday 23 March.

The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 
Open daily 10.30-4.30. Free admission.


Lloyds Mobile Bank
Open Fridays:
9.45 - 12.15, 1.00 - 3.00pm

Owing to traffic, times are approximate

Please use it or we may lose it!

Woodmead Halls Car Park, Hill Road




More Lyme Regis businesses are joining the Re-Fill scheme which has received so much national publicity recently.  Refill is a free tap water initiative designed to reduce plastic pollution and promote healthy hydration by making refilling a water bottle easy, social and rewarding!  Hats off to the 12 businesses taking part in Lyme Regis .. as others join we will let you know.    If anyone wishes to join, just contact Litter Free Coast and Sea who co-ordinate locations in Dorset.  There is also an app which can show ReFill locations near where you are.

Penny Black Café,  Frank & Beans Gelateria   Cornish Bakery    Aroma Coffee House      Galley Café    The Good Food Store           Roly’s Fudge Pantry   Bell Cliff Restaurant Mulberry Manor    Tierra Kitchen  

Alexandra Hotel       Red Panda
Baboo Gelato     Courtyard Café 
Lyme’s Fish Bar    Old Bonded Store Tearoom  Nag’s Head

NEW – Recycling Container

 for coffee cups and beverage cartons and for other beverage cartons widely used to package milk, fruit juice and an increasingly wide range of food products, including soup, chopped tomatoes and pulses  at Holmbush Car park

Dorset Waste Partnership has placed a  container  in Holmbush Carpark, alongside one for textiles and one for aluminium foil.  Curb side recycling is not available at the moment for coffee cups or food and drink cartons but by taking them to Holmbush, we can do our bit for recycling and make a dent in the huge number of paper coffee cups with plastic lining that need to be recycled separately from paper collections .    Take away coffee cups can also be taken to Costa where they are stored and taken regularly to Costa’s own recycling centre for cups.  You can take in cups from other cafes/shops are well as any purchased from Costa.

Used Stamps
   [with wide margin please]
Mobile Phones,

Please bring them to

Martin Diplocks, Broad Street.
Supporting -

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance


The Lym Valley Croquet Club 
Croquet is a fascinating game. We play a highly social version and a highly tactical version. All equipment is provided, and rather like riding a bike, it's easy at first, but gets more difficult the nearer you get to the Tour de France!

We would like to invite more members to join our lovely, friendly club.  Call David to find out more, and perhaps to have a go. Mobile 07909 111512. We play at the King George Field in Uplyme (by the cricket ground).



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 11 walks around Lyme Regis area to do at your leisure 
 see U3A Page for maps


Guided Fossil Walks

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre: Booking  Essential Tel 560772

Daily Fossil Walks
Sat - Tues with Brandon Lennon from the anchor, Cobb Gate Tel 07944 664 757

Lyme History Walks

Drama and adventure on land and sea!
A one and a half hour walk around Lyme visiting places
of historic interest and telling stories about the people and events that have taken place. "We aim to be both entertaining and informative."

Out of season, Winter or Christmas walks can easily be arranged for individuals or groups on request.
  Let us know your individual requirements.

Phone: 01297 443140

 www.lymehistorywalks.com or call 01297 443140


All local organisations and charities

are invited to have a stall at the
May Day Fete
The Playing Field, Anning Road

Tel  01297 442220. email: info@lymeregiscarnival.co.uk


 Lyme Regis and Axminster Rotary Clubs Charity Golf Day

15th May 2019
Lyme Regis Golf Club
 Rotary Charity Golf Day


Books to your Door

 Unable to get to the Library? Housebound?

Tel 01205 2250000 or e-mail libraries@dorsetcc.gov.uk


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