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March 2018       ~  Quiz Night  ~ Workshops ~




Thursday 1st St David's Day

Friday 2nd March

Barfleur Twinning Association meeting  This will be an informal meeting to discuss future plans including a possible visit to Barfleur this summer. New members welcome. The Guildhall from 10.00 am

Quiz Night
SORRY - CANCELLED OWING TO WEATHER CONDITIONS/FORECAST  Please contact the person you bought your tickets from for a refund.
A classic Quiz Night over supper.  
To raise funds to help Yeovil Rotary Club rebuild a school in Nepal, which was destroyed in recent earthquakes.   Bar available  Tables of 6 but flexible. Tickets  £7.50, includes supper, David Bettes Tel: 01297 560867  Or any Lyme Regis Rotarian  A Rotary Club of Lyme Regis Event:  Last year was a sell out so buy early 7.00 for 7.30pm  Uplyme Village Hall.  

Boadicea of Britannia Street  As part of our celebrations for International Women’s Day, the Marine presents Ade Morris’ funny and touching play about female friendship. Local journalist Fran, PE teacher Penny, shy librarian Janet, and feisty Annie form a writing group. Inspired by the historical figure Boadicea, these three women face their demons, overcome their enemies, and move on as friends to a better future.  Doors open at 7:30pm, £10 adv / £11 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com

Saturday March 3rd

Dreaming the Night Field:  ARTSREACH Presents an Adverse Camber Production:
"One of Wales’ most engaging storytellers alongside exquisitely haunting live music. English and Welsh are artfully woven together to make these ancient voices and living landscapes come alive in an exhilarating performance." Immerse yourself in glorious living landscapes and the brilliant night sky to discover a world that’s bristling with life, filled with animals, people and constellations caught between creation and destruction.  Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall  7.30pm  (doors open at 7pm) Tickets £9 and U18: £7  (Family of 4: £28) Suitable for ages 12+ On sale in the self service Box Office at reception of The Charmouth Practice next to the Royal Oak. Information, group discounts and advance bookings : 01297 560948 For online bookings go to www.artsreach.co.uk

Sunday 4th March 2018

"The World's Biggest PUB QUIZ" Be a part of it Help raise money for the  at Cellar 59's event: starts at 6pm Teams of four - £20 (includes food) Tickets  from Cellar 59, Broad Street


Tuesday 6th March

Saving Lives At Sea: BBC2 are repeating this series over the next 2 weeks: 7pm Tues-Fri.


Alcohol Awareness Training
Free training available to both volunteers and professionals.
It will enable the attendee to 
  • recognise adults aged over 50 , who may be experiencing problems with their alcohol use
  • build their skills and confidence to talk to the individual about their drinking in a sensitive way
  • signpost to appropriate services or support

    An introduction to some holistic approaches that may support you  to manage the stresses of life more effectively This session is free to attend and for anyone aged 50+   10am-4pm  Uplyme Parish Church  (St Peter and St Paul)  Pound Lane  DT7 3TT 
    For more information or to book onto this session, please call 0800 304 7034  The training has been arranged by Uplyme Help at Hand, is FREE, certificated and lunch will be provided.  Heather Prior,  LymeForward 

Thursday 8 March  International Women's Day

Ain’t I A Woman   Ain't I A Woman is a special show of professional female singers alongside two community choirs. It marks International Women's Day as well as celebrating 100 years since the women’s vote. It’s presented by Wren Music, a Devon-based charity with a mission to work with music and culture in order to celebrate identity and diversity.  Doors open at 7:30pm, £10 adv / £13 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com



Friday 9 March

Steve Knightley ‘Songs and Stories’ 2018 Tour  The Show of Hands frontman showcases a setlist of classics such as ‘Cousin Jack’, ‘AIG’, and ‘Country Life’. The roots singer also pays tribute to some of his influences along the way, from Dylan to Radiohead.  Doors open at 7:30pm , £18 adv  7.30pm www.marinetheatre.com


Saturday 10 March

Jazz Jurassica: Jazz Supper with Duncan Anselm Quartet with Nigel Price  Bandleader and alto saxophonist Duncan Anselm recreates the Blue Note era with swinging American standards, alongside his own compositions. Ticket includes a delicious two-course supper from local chef Dottie Kitchen.  Doors open 6:30pm, £22 adv inc food   www.marinetheatre.com


Sunday 11th  'Mothering Sunday'


Tuesday 13th March   2018


 The National Trust’s Killerton estate,
 Our first outing of 2018, with spectacular gardens, a costume exhibition and tearoom. The coach will leave
Uplyme Village Hall at 9:15am, and costs £12-50 to NT members, £18 for non-members, and as usual, guests are welcome at an extra £3. Book your place with Barbara Kidson on 01297 445618 or 34733.   
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 Workshop: Rocky Coastline 
David Webb, Watercolour.   Lyme Regis Art Society 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  Lyme Regis Football Club,  charge tba.  For more information please contact Sheila.lyme@gmail.com or 01297 445464  

 Going Green is good for business  Turn Lyme Green meeting
Turn Lyme Green is hosting an open discussion to share the practicalities and business benefits, of 'going green', highlighting the awards and rewards available to those who succeed.  A panel of business owners who have already put plans in place will talk about their experiences.  Information will be available on local initiatives—including ReFill, recycling,  Business Award Scheme, alternatives to single use plastics.
Open to all business people and leaders of other local organisations interested in helping improve and protect our environment to benefit our residents, businesses and visitors.  7.15 for 7.30 Driftwood Café, Baptist Church, Broad Street, Lyme Regis. For more information  www.turnlymegreen.co.uk;   enquiries@turnlymegreen.co.uk;  01297 446066 


Wednesday 14th

Lyme Lunches Nutritious, good value lunch, aimed at over 50's. 2 courses plus tea or coffee £6 The Pine Hall, Baptist Church, Broad Street.  2nd Wednesday of month. Organised by Lyme Forward.  Bookings:  Penny Black café (behind the Post Office)


Thursday 15 March



Barfleur Twinning Association re-arranged meeting  This will be an informal meeting to discuss future plans including a possible visit to Barfleur this summer. New members welcome. The Guildhall from 3pm


Lyme Regis Comedy Club  Tom Glover leads three other wits in a raucous night of laughs. Expect the funniest night in Dorset in a comedy club setting. Please check the website for details of acts.  Doors open 7pm, £8 adv / £10 door  www.marinetheatre.com


Friday 16 March

Buster Shuffle Cockney ska and pop, with an authentic rock and roll sound is served up by dancefloor favourites Buster Shuffle.  ‘You'll enjoy this knees-up bar-room stomp’ The Guardian  Doors open at 7:30pm, £10 adv / £12 door  www.marinetheatre.com



Saturday 17th    St. Patrick's Day


Mayor's Coffee Morning for Tower Fund
Cakes, coffee, raffle, books, gifts.  Donations appreciated.  Raising funds for the crucial work to be done on the Church Tower. 10am - 12 noon  St Michaels Church Hall, Church Street

Charity Table Top Sale
Profits to Brain Tumour Society and Fortuneswell Cancer Trust.  £6 per table. To book call Andrea 01297 561083 or Gill 01297 442960  St Andrew’s Community Hall,  Lower Sea Lane,  Charmouth   2 pm to 4.30pm Entry donations much appreciated.


Rock for Heroes  Rock For Heroes is a live music event. It brings hits from favourite Rock & Pop artists across the eras, in celebration of the charity Help for Heroes. Performed by a live band, you can expect music from acts such as Dire Straits, Status Quo, Queen, David Bowie, Bryan Adams, and many more.  Doors open at 6:30pm, £18 adv / £21 door   www.marinetheatre.com



Sunday 18th March


This is being billed as Ken's final talk. Lyme born and bred, this is Ken's unique view of Lyme's past with locations, events and characters illustrated by over 60 pictures. Woodmead Halls Time 2.30pm to approx 4pm Admission: £3 to include a cuppa.  Postponed from 4th March due to weather forecast.



Tuesday 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

Wednesday 21 March to Saturday 24 March

The Vicar of Dibley  All the characters of the cherished comedy return to the stage, brought to life with a wonderful local cast, courtesy of the Marine Players. The Marine Players is a talented local drama group based in Lyme Regis. The TV series was produced by Tiger Aspect, with script by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, and has been adapted by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter.   www.marinetheatre.com

Wednesday 21st

Meet and Remember - A memory café for Lyme Regis, Uplyme and Charmouth.  Supportive, friendly environment for those experiencing memory loss or who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and the friends/relatives/carers who support them. 2 - 3.30pm Lyme Regis Football Club Pavilion 3rd Wednesday of the month, contact 07704902604   lymememory@gmail.com  or just come along.   LymeForward


Saturday 24th  British Summer Time begins tomorrow morning: Put your clock forward one hour before you go to bed


 Sunday 25th  

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


Last Day Lyme Residents Free Parking Permit Winter Times apply


Tuesday 27th

Summerhill House

A talk by Audrey Standhaft  of the Lyme Regis Society.  The Lyme Regis Society. 2.30 - 4pm.,  Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG .  All Welcome. Free to Members, visitors £3 including refreshments

Wednesday  28th

Talk and workshop on Willow Weaving
led by Jenny Knight. She will help you create a bumble bee, dragonfly or similar piece of work to take home – bring your secateurs if you can, and book your place at a cost of £2. Anyone wishing to book their place for willow weaving should ring Jenny Harding on 01297 444034 to do so. There will also be the Chairman’s competition for the best spring-flowering bulbs, corms or tubers – bring your entries from 7pm, either as cut flowers or growing in a pot. If that is not enough for one evening, we will be distributing plug plants to grow on for the Summer Show (another set will be given out in April) – claim your free plug and see how well it grows!  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

NT Live: Julius Caesar Nicholas Hytner directs a new take on the Shakespeare classic starring Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, Hamlet). Caesar returns in triumph to Rome. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.  Doors open 6pm, £11 adv / £12.50 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com


Thursday 29th


Friday 30th March 


End of Term



   30 &  31 March   Lyme Regis Beer Festival Beer Fest   Cancelled

February                       April

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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

2-14 March
The Town Mill Galleries are delighted to provide a showcase for recent artwork created by students of ‘The School of Art and Wellbeing’ who have been on a journey to discover the language of form hidden in random mark-making. 

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

2-14 March
A solo exhibition of landscapes and seascapes by Russell Coulson that includes both local and imaginary scenes in impressionistic, expressionistic and slightly abstract styles.

The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 10.30am-4.00pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

16-28 March
A collaboration of four Dorset artists who use a variety of mediums and subjects.  Lucy Tidbury is known for her endearing oil paintings of cows and local landmarks (called Moo Selfies), Mark Page for his humorous yet skilled sketches of hares, Sandi Mower for her stunning watercolour wildlife paintings and Michelle Clement-Davies for her whimsical driftwood harbours and Pollockesque paintings.

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

17 March-4 April

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

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


30 March-11 April

This exhibition showcases paintings by Sue Lewin and Chris Goodman and sculptures by Greta Berlin that explore their shared fascination of the natural surroundings of walks along the coast and countryside paths.

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




In collaboration with the Northcott Theatre, we are offering a regular opportunity for 20 talented young people to make challenging theatre in a professional setting. It’s a 10 week course with weekly sessions following term time starting Monday 23 April, culminating with a performance. Places can be secured with a 25% deposit. Payment and booking 01297 442394.  Years 5 - 7:   5 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.  Years 8 - 11:    7P.M.  - 9 P.M.  £100 advance only.  www.marinetheatre.com




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 new 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,
Printer cartridges

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 12 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."
MARCH:  Sat 3rd,  Sat 10th,  Sat 17th,  Sat 24th

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

May 16th 2018
Lyme Regis Golf Club
 Rotary Charity Golf Day
Entry Form


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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