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Thursday 3 May 

 

Underwater Sound in Blue Planet II 

Talk by Intrepid Explorers, an organisation which shares stories of field research, is bringing Blue Planet II to Dorset through a special talk at the Marine in Lyme Regis. Professor Steve Simpson will share his experience, video clips, and audio recordings. He worked as Series Academic Advisor for the acclaimed series and other David Attenborough documentaries, such as his Great Barrier Reef programme in 2015.  Much of Professor Simpson’s work focuses on underwater acoustics, including the use of sound by fish and invertebrates, and impacts of human noise on marine life.  The ocean is a remarkably noisy place, with whales, dolphins, fish, and invertebrates all producing sound to communicate. Doors open at 6:30 P.M., event starts at 7 P.M. Tickets from www.marinetheatre.com  £5 advance, £7 on the door   Booking Fee may apply 

 

 

FRIDAY 4 MAY

 TANKUS THE HENGE  This upbeat festival band thrills audiences at Europe’s biggest shindigs, including Glastonbury, WOMAD, and Montreux Jazz Festival. Rock, funk, blues, ska, and gypsy music are all there, always underpinned by an infectious energy that contrasts with lyrics of wonder and woe. Support from Rivermouth.  £10 advance / £9 advance Theatre Friends / £12.50 on the door Bar opens 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

Folk & Comedy Stars Collide for a Reforestation Fundraiser
Will you be lucky enough to nab the last remaining tickets to enjoy an intimate evening of music, cabaret & comedy as part of Lyme's Fossil Festival? 

Saskia's powerful vocals are gaining her notoriety nationally and internationally, securing regular plays on BBC radio and even won her a recent spot on national TV; think Sandy Denny and Joni Mitchell and you're on the right track. Saskia has become a regular headliner at folk festivals around the country and is undoubtedly a rising star. Her contemporary talents recently sold out a UK and European tour to launch her second album, 'Night and Day'. 

The carbon footprint created by the production of Saskia's album was offset by planting trees with Word Forest, who are leading a mission to get urgently needed trees in the ground, build schools and facilitate education, in impoverished communities in Kenya.

Word Forest's CEO Tracey West, recently founded a groundbreaking women's tree planting empowerment group, which is also helping to combat social isolation and depression too. Their fast-growing tropical forests are helping the communities to lift themselves out of poverty with commodities from the trees, and also mitigating the devastating effects of climate change, by absorbing CO2 at an exponential rate.

Expect a night of meaningful lyrics, sheer musicianship and witty banter, bound together by a positive message of social change. 

The concert is in aid of Lyme-based environmental charity, The Word Forest Organisation. Founders Tracey and Simon West, are delighted to present incredible musical talent from alt-acoustic singer, Saskia Griffiths-Moore, laced together with comedy from the charismatic alternative London comedian, Nathan Jones-Carr. The event is being held at the ambient, new eco-friendly community space, The Driftwood, at the Lyme Regis Baptist Church.  Doors Open 7:30pm, licensed bar available. Tickets £7 in advance or £10 on the door. To book, visit WordForest.org/events, or call Simon on 07896 884 114. Visit SaskiaGM.com to preview her incredible vocals and WordForest.org to find our more about the charity.


Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th May 2018

The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival
 An annual event for the whole family. The Festival seeks to enthuse young people about science, earth sciences in particular.



SATURDAY 5 MAY

Fossil Polishing:

Fossils are provided, range in price - pocket money prices.  Find us on the marine parade in the shelters  Activity lasts 25 minutes - drop in session, no need to book. 10.00am to 4.00pm on sea front Organised by Lyme Regis Museum

 

Art session with Darrell Wakelam
Darrell Wakelam will be running a drop-in craft session in the Lyme Regis Museum. 10.00am to 4.00pm  FREE admission with museum entry

 

NIGHT FEVER: ‘70S DISCO  Get flared up for a fun disco at the Marine with all your pop, rock, and disco hits from this decadent decade. You’ll hear the best from the Bee Gees, Abba, Diana Ross, Average White Band, and many more. Seventies fancy-dress is encouraged, but not compulsory.  £5 advance / £4 advance Theatre Friends / £7 on the door  Bar opens and starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

Sunday 6th May 2018
 

Fossil Polishing:

Fossils are provided, range in price - pocket money prices.  Find us on the marine parade in the shelters  Activity lasts 25 minutes - drop in session, no need to book. 10.00am to 4.00pm on sea front Organised by Lyme Regis Museum

 


Mary Anning and the scientists,

Emerald Ant will be acting Mary Anning and the scientists in the Lyme Regis Museum. 10.30am to 4.00pm  FREE admission with museum entry


 

Rogation Sunday

Blessing of the Boats:  
Rogation Sunday - when traditionally, the Lyme Regis Lifeboat
holds a Blessing of the Boats family service outside the boathouse at The Cobb. Wreaths are blessed and taken out to sea by the lifeboat where they are laid to commemorate those lost at sea: The Royal British Legion standard and a poppy wreath will be laid as part of this Ceremony at Lyme Regis Slipway.  The short service, with the Lyme Regis Town Band, starts at 15.00 (3.00pm) everyone is more than welcome to attend



MARINE MAY DAY:  Marine Theatre  holds traditional May Day Celebrations

On May Day Bank Holiday weekend, the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis is holding a country knees-up with ceilidh band Red Shed. They are playing all night long, with dancing from Uplyme Morris.

The band has played at the Marine for New Year parties in the past. Red Shed is a six-piece barn-dance band with caller playing high energy traditional English and Irish dance tunes. The Devon-base band has a special twist ~ a solid back-line of bass, drums, and electric guitar combine with fiddle, sax, and whistle. This creates a unique combination of 18th-century influences with a 21st-century edge.  As well as playing for weddings and parties, Red Shed has played at some of the best folk music event across the country – Sidmouth, Cornwall and Wimborne Folk Festivals; Guernsey Arts Festival and Cecil Sharpe House in London. A folky institution, the band has been together for 25 years, even playing as far afield as Yaroslavl in Russia.

The finest Morris Dancers in all of Uplyme, Uplyme Morris, will also be dancing. This popular side is very active, performing at many local activities, venues and festivals, and has appeared on TV and film.  £6 adv, £5 adv for Theatre Friends, £8 door.  Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Tickets are available online from marinetheatre.com or from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres and over the phone on 01297 442138  Booking Fee may apply

 

 

Monday 7th May Day (Early May Bank Holiday)

Lyme Regis Christmas Lights

 

 

Duck Race
Down the River Lym, In aid of Lyme Regis Christmas Lights.  Ducks available from 11.30am on the day at Windsor Terrace (bottom of Woodmead Road).  Race starts from there 12 noon.

 

 

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN  Starring Hugh Jackman, this popular film celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Cert. PG  £4 advance / £3 advance  Theatre Friends / £6 on the door  Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

TUESDAY 8 MAY

 ROYAL BALLET: MANON  Live from the Royal Opera House, Kenneth Macmillan’s powerful telling of Manon and des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.  £15 advance / £12.50 advance Theatre Friends / £17.50 on the door. Bar opens 6:15 P.M., starts 7:15 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

 

All about Recycling:  Turn Lyme Green Meeting
Dorset Waste Partnership will discuss the do’s and don’ts.  Bring your questions and samples od packaging so we can learn how Dorset deals with our recycling and what we can do to help.  All are welcome.  7.15 for 7.30pm  Driftwood Café, Baptist Church  Lyme Regis

 

 

Wednesday 9th

 

Outing to the RHS Gardens at Wisley in Surrey,
leaving from Uplyme Village Hall at 7:45am. This is the main RHS garden, and should be a fascinating day out, with a huge amount to see. The cost is £20 pp, please book your place with Annie Kobus on 01297 443346 or 44927. Guests are welcome for an extra £3.
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

The Grandeur and Art of Tuscany    Christopher Legrand
Last year Christopher gave us a fascinating illustrated talk on Vietnam and the Far East'. In May he will be bringing his newest presentation, called 'The Grandeur and Art of Tuscany'.
Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy, and is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. In this demonstration of its beauty and significance, Christopher will take us on visits to some of the historic towns, enjoying aspects of the Tuscan artistic heritage.  Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG, Wednesday 9th May. Coffee is served from 10.00 to 10.45 followed by talk at 11.00 until noon. Organised by U3A Heritage Coast Lyme Regis. Entry is free for U3A members; for non-members a £2 donation is suggested.

 

Lyme Lunches
Nutritious, good value lunch, aimed at over 50's. 2 courses plus tea or coffee £6
This month, Chris, our chef, is cooking a fabulous lamb roast, with spring vegetables and fruit crumble, followed by tea/coffee - all for £6.
Tickets still available at Penny Black, until Sunday. The Pine Hall, Baptist Church Hall, Broad Street.  2nd Wednesday of month. Organised by Lyme Forward.  Bookings: Penny Black café (behind the Post Office)

 

THURSDAY 10 MAY

 NT LIVE: MACBETH  Broadcast from the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy is directed by Rufus Norris. £11 advance / £10 advance Theatre Friends / £12.50 on the door  Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com


 Friday May 11th

 

Lyme Folk Weekend:  Annual Lyme Folk Revisited fundraiser.
Tickets are now on sale for this one-off special show featuring two
brilliant solo performers who have featured on smaller stages at previous festivals, and an amazing band who are brand new to Lyme Regis.  You may have been lucky enough to catch Steve Dagleish in the Pilot Boat or on the Seafront Stage last year. Steve is a superb guitarist and songwriter, and has really impressed us with some captivating live performances.  Also appearing will be Toby Noble, an absolutely outstanding virtuoso guitar player who delighted us at Lyme Folk 2016.  And rounding off our trio of acts are Ranagri, a brilliant four-piece band bringing a little Celtic touch to this corner of Dorset.  marinetheatre
As usual, all profits from the fundraiser go to help us put on our summer festival, so please come and support us on what will be a wonderful night of music.  TIckets for Lyme Folk Revisited are £10, available online at lymefolk.com or from Lyme Regis Tourist Information on 01297 442138.   on sale from Monday March 5. 
 

 


Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May 2018



MillFest
National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage, providing visitors with a fantastic opportunity to celebrate working watermills

 

 

 

SATURDAY 12 MAY

 

ADELE IS YOUNGER THAN US   Acclaimed comedy duo Stiff and Kitsch bring their Edinburgh show to Dorset. Watch as Sally and Rhiannon emerge from the cocoon of adolescence into the world of womanhood, only to realise they weren’t Adele-like butterflies at all.  ★★★★ A heart-warming show – Ed Fest Mag  £12 advance / £11 advance Theatre Friends / £10 advance Concessions / £14.50 on the door.  Bar opens 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M. www.marinetheatre.com


Sunday 13th May 2018
 

May Fete
60+ Fantastic Stalls,  Hot Food, Ice-Cream, Fresh Coffee,  Homemade Cakes, Refreshments BOUNCY CASTLE, Glitter Tatoos, Face Painting, Fete Games, Activities, Raffle, Tombola, Plants, Woodroffe School Duck Race Draw – Prizes 1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £10 – Tickets just £1    Activities, stalls,  local groups.  1- 4pm  Anning Road Recreation Ground, The Playing Field, Anning Road

 

 

THAT GOOD NIGHT  John Hurt’s final film: Ralph, a once-famous screenwriter, is in his seventies and terminally ill. He has two final missions: to be reconciled to his son, Michael, and, secretly, to ensure he is not a burden to his wife, Anna, as he goes "into that good night".  £4 advance / £3 advance Theatre Friends / £6 on the door.  Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

Wednesday 16th

 

Charity Golf Day  
An annual event held at the Lyme Regis Golf Club and organized in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Axminster. 
Teams of four, Stableford, two scores to count, full handicap (max men 24, ladies 30).  Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Lyme Regis and Axminster: We can make up teams.  For further information contact secretary@lymeregisrotary.org  
 

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.  This month we have a Therapy Dog joining us, whose owner will talk a little about their training and work; there will be music, refreshments and the usual good company! 2 - 3.30pm Lyme Regis Football Club Pavilion 3rd Wednesday of the month, contact 07704902604   lymememory@gmail.com  or just come along.  LymeForward
 

 

THURSDAY 17 MAY

 ELI WEST:  Seattle-based Americana Musician to Appear in Lyme Regis

Well-known for his work with Cahalen Morrison, Tim O’Brien, and Jayme Stone, the Americana and folk singer Eli West oozes understated talent and is one of the most tasteful and innovative of young American musicians. He performs an intimate show in the bar at the Marine next month.

Eli’s recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator – here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth.

The album focuses on the story of his two grandfathers; one a decorated WWII prisoner of war, the other a Brethren preacher and peace advocate. They couldn’t have differed more, but together they shared a family. In this spirit, the theme of the album is duality: the first half showcases carefully built arrangements of six American folk songs, the second revisits these as instrumental passages, revealing new sides to the other.  £10 advance / £9 advance Theatre  Friends / £12 on the door.  Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.  Unreserved seating  Tickets:

Online: marinetheatre.com  In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres  Over the phone:  01297 442138  Booking Fee may apply

 

FRIDAY 18 MAY

Museum at night,

FREE event  Story telling with Lizzie Bryant;  Face-painting with Lianne Costin and Ellen Austin;

Dinosaur crafts with Alison Bowskill  Free hot drink from Dottie Kitchen 6.00pm to 8.00pm Lyme Regis Museum

 

 

PERSUASION:  Jane Austen returns to Lyme Regis

The classic novel Persuasion, adapted for stage, is set to be performed at Lyme Regis’s Marine Theatre by the acclaimed company Theatre6 for two nights next month.

Lyme Regis famously appears in the book, as the two principal characters holiday there in a dramatic trip. Jane Austen visited twice, and her descriptions in the novel show her love of the town "the principal street almost hurrying into the water, the Walk to the Cobb, skirting round the pleasant little bay, which, in the season, is animated with bathing machines and company...are what the stranger's eye will seek."  Key scenes from the BBC’s two film adaptations were filmed on the Cobb.

For all those who have read the book, or seen the films, the story is unforgettable. Anne Elliot was young and in love. Engaged to the dashing but poor naval officer, Commander Wentworth, her ambitious family tore them apart. Years later, the tables have turned and a chance encounter could lead Anne towards the true love she has yearned for or a life forever alone.

Filled with live music, drama, laughter and romance from a cast of actors and musicians, Theatre6’s Persuasion is not to be missed. Tickets: £12 advance / £11 advance Theatre Friends / £10 concs. / £14.50 on the door.  Online: marinetheatre.com  In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres  Over the phone: 01297 442138  Booking Fee may apply

 

Saturday May 19th

SPRING PLANT SALE & COFFEE MORNING
please think of what spare seedlings or plants you can bring along for us to sell for Society funds. The more we have and can sell, the better deals you will get on the day! Doors open at 9:30 am, entrance is £1 – donations of all kinds are welcome, including cakes and similar edible offerings. Doors open at 9:30 am, entrance is £1   Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

SCREENING:  THE ROYAL WEDDING  Enjoy everything British with strawberries and cream, homemade victoria sponge, cucumber sandwiches, and Pimms at this community screening of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Wedding outfits, hats, buttonholes. and corsages are encouraged.  Free, but ticketed.  Starts 10 A.M., wedding noon.  www.marinetheatre.com
 

PERSUASION:  Jane Austen returns to Lyme Regis

The classic novel Persuasion, adapted for stage, is set to be performed at Lyme Regis’s Marine Theatre by the acclaimed company Theatre6 for two nights next month.

Lyme Regis famously appears in the book, as the two principal characters holiday there in a dramatic trip. Jane Austen visited twice, and her descriptions in the novel show her love of the town "the principal street almost hurrying into the water, the Walk to the Cobb, skirting round the pleasant little bay, which, in the season, is animated with bathing machines and company...are what the stranger's eye will seek."  Key scenes from the BBC’s two film adaptations were filmed on the Cobb.

For all those who have read the book, or seen the films, the story is unforgettable. Anne Elliot was young and in love. Engaged to the dashing but poor naval officer, Commander Wentworth, her ambitious family tore them apart. Years later, the tables have turned and a chance encounter could lead Anne towards the true love she has yearned for or a life forever alone.

Filled with live music, drama, laughter and romance from a cast of actors and musicians, Theatre6’s Persuasion is not to be missed. Tickets: £12 advance / £11 advance Theatre Friends / £10 concs. / £14.50 on the door.  Online: marinetheatre.com  In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres  Over the phone: 01297 442138  Booking Fee may apply

 

TUESDAY 22 MAY

 FRANKENSTEIN  Slowly, painfully, out of the fusion of rabid light and impenetrable darkness, Angel emerges, alien and alienated...  Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is radically reimagined to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication. The play is a collaboration between the theatre company SISATA and BAFTA award-winning playwright John Foster.  £10 advance / £9 advance Theatre Friends / £8 concs. / £12 on the door.  Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

Wednesday May 23rd

Square Metre Gardening’ Our speaker for May is Claire Hart,  at 7:30pm in Uplyme Village Hall. She will be speaking on “Square Metre Gardening”  - how to get the maximum yield of edible crops from a small area. Tea and coffee are available before and after the talk, members free, guests £3.    Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

Thursday 24 May  Lyme’s festival of jazz   A five-day festival incorporating the best of jazz, soul and funk in the stunning seaside setting of Lyme Regis over the May Spring Bank Holiday weekend. It features nationally acclaimed headline acts in the iconic Marine theatre as well as a free music festival (Sunday 27 and Monday 28) on the seafront showcasing emerging local talent. Check out: www.jazzjurassica.co.uk for more details and tickets. 


 GEORGIE FAME  LYME JAZZ JURASSICA
We've added an extra date to this year's programme for a very special guest appearance by the legendary GEORGIE FAME who will open the festival on . This is organised in conjunction with Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. 
One of a very select number of UK tour dates, Georgie Fame, will appear in the intimate setting of Marine Theatre to open the Jazz Jurassica weekend. With his much loved blend of jazz and R & B, Georgie Fame is a true icon of the British music scene. With many albums and hit singles to his credit and a long list of collaborators such as Muddy Waters, Gene Vincent, Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison, you won't want to miss this up close evening with a legendary artist. You’ll hear Georgie’s hits, alongside music from the artists that have influenced him - interspersed with personal anecdotes from his incredible career. A very special evening - don't miss it!   Marine Theatre, 8pm

Friday 25 – Monday 28 May, 2018   LYME JAZZ JURASSICA
SAVE MONEY - BUY A WEEKEND TICKET
it covers: Fliss Gorst Band (Friday 25 May, Marine Theatre, 8pm); Jazz BBQ with La Vie en Rose including food (Saturday 26 May, Mariners Hotel, 1pm); James Taylor Quartet (Saturday 26 May, 8pm); Jazz Brunch with Annika Skoogh Quartet including breakfast (Sunday 27 May, 10am, SWiM); Jazz Babylon (Sunday 27 May, 4pm, Marine Theatre); Liane Carroll Trio (Sunday 27 May, Marine Theatre, 8pm). Tickets: £90 + b/f. From http://buytickets.at/jazzjurassica/ or Box Office 01297 442138


FRIDAY 25 MAY


Half Term

 

 FLISS GORST BAND  Fliss Gorst leads this knockout six-piece band with acclaimed Canadian jazz vocalist Lauren Bush and swing singer extraordinaire, Shane Hampsheir.  Tickets: £15/£18 +b/f. Entry from: 7.30pm 8pm-10.30pm, Marine Theatre   Tickets from: http://buytickets.at/jazzjurassica/ or Box Office 01297 442138

 www.marinetheatre.com

 

‘A Plastic Ocean’  Turn Lyme Green Film
By popular demand, another screening of this memorable, award winning film about the realities of plastic pollution in our oceans.   “The wave of change starts with us”    FREE entry.   Donations welcome.  Baptist Church Hall, Lyme Regis  6.45 for 7.00pm

 

SATURDAY 26 MAY

 

Mary Anning day

Emerald Ant in the museum playing Anning and the scientists characters (all day)

Jurassic CSI (12.00pm to 4.00pm) - an activity based around a criminal investigation in the Learning Centre. Our visitors will be able to look at fossil remains, and help work out who the killer, the predator was! 10.00 to 4.00  Lyme Regis Museum

 

LA VIE EN ROSE JAZZ BBQ The five-piece gypsy jazz band, La Vie en Rose, brings swinging guitars, hot fiddle, soulful clarinet and slaptastic bass plus the best BBQ in town included in the ticket! Tickets: £15 +b/f includes BBQ. Entry from:12.30pm. 1-3pm, The Mariners Hotel, Silver Street Tickets from: http://www.wegottickets.com/JazzJurassica  SOLD OUT

JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET  The legendary jazz-funk band is driven by Taylor’s trademark Hammond organ and the band’s relentless rhythms. With dozens of successful albums to their credit, they’re best appreciated live - upbeat funk music to get the room shaking.  8pm-10.30pm, Marine Theatre.  Tickets from: http://buytickets.at/jazzjurassica/ or Box Office 01297 442138

 

SUNDAY 27 MAY

ANNIKA SKOOGH QUARTET  Annika Skoogh’s vibrant, soulful vocals adds heat to jazz and swing favourites plus a dose of Latin brings the sounds of Copacabana to this fabulous brunch overlooking the beach. Tickets: £15 + b/includes breakfast + beverage. Entry from: 9.30am. 10am - 12am, SWiM, Marine Parade Tickets from: http://www.wegottickets.com/JazzJurassica

JAZZ BABYLON  This nine-piece mini orchestra brings the infectious rhythms of  the Caribbean to an energetic live performance fusing ska, reggae, and jazz.  Taking inspiration from the highly acclaimed Jazz Jamaica, Jazz Babylon marry reggae riffs to classic and contemporary jazz with a full rhythm section, saxophones, flute, trumpet, brass, and a female vocalist. This is part of Jazz Jurassica, Lyme’s festival of jazz.  £10 advance  Bar opens 3 P.M., starts 4 P.M. www.marinetheatre.com
 

LIANE CARROLL TRIO  Pianist and singer Liane Caroll, regularly receives rave reviews for her albums in the broadsheets; according to The Guardian, she is "a powerful, soul-inflected performer with an Ella Fitzgerald-like improv athleticism and an emotional frankness on ballads". She’s recorded for Ronnie Scott’s Jazz House, and has worked with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. This is part of Jazz Jurassica, Lyme’s festival of jazz. Bar opens 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M.  £20 advance  www.marinetheatre.com

Monday 28th Spring Bank Holiday 

 

LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH IVO GRAHAM   A Bank Holiday edition of our popular Comedy Club run by Bridport’s funny man Tom Glover; there are four comics on the bill! With regular appearances on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, this is a great chance to see Ivo Graham in a small venue. As the Evening Standard put it, ‘if you like your comedy with long words and beautiful linguistic flourishes, buy a ticket immediately’.  Bar opens 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M  £8 advance, £7 advance Theatre Friends, £10 on the door.  www.marinetheatre.com

Thursday 31st

 

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 on the class page and follow the progress of the boat builds here.

At 9.30am(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. 9.30am the slipway  - This is an approximate time due to the scale of the event.  more info.. see right

 


May: Dogs now banned

 from the town's main beaches. 1st May - 30th September 
Permitted on Back beach & Church Cliff to the East & Monmouth Beach to the West.

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

 

Download Car Parks Map Currently NO Park and Ride

 

All invited to Blessing the Boats

The annual Blessing of the Boats service will be held at the RNLI lifeboat station in Lyme Regis on Sunday  6th May.

 

Open air, inter-denominational service, starting at 3pm,  visitors and residents are invited to take part.

RNLI Lifeboat wreaths

The service is held every year on Rogation Sunday to remember those who have given their lives at sea.

This year the service will be supported by the town’s gig, sailing  and powerboat clubs.  At the end of the service three floral wreaths and a poppy wreath from the British Legion will be taken aboard the RNLI lifeboat and laid at sea.

 

LIFEBOAT WEEK 2018
28th July - Friday 3rd August

 

    Exhibitions

Recent Work: Julie Oldfield

19 April-2 May

Popular local artist Julie Oldfield returns to the Malthouse with her inventive and atmospheric mixed media paintings that have been weathered by time, the sea, oxidation and chemical treatments in order to create texture and capture coastal light and mood.

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

27 April-9 May
MARKING TIME:
traces of another Jurassic Coast  
 
 
A diverse exhibition of work, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, textile and mixed media, by a group of West Somerset artists responding to their own beautiful and geologically fascinating coast.

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

5-22 May
KATE WESTBROOK

 

In an exhibition curated by Deborah Wood of The Art Room, Devon-based painter Kate Westbrook explores the classic myth of Diana and Actaeon in an engaging series of paintings that place the tragedy in the landscape of Dartmoor. These intricate oil paintings are finely rendered, detailed and atmospheric, and reward close study.

 

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

11-16 May
NIGEL SHARMAN: RECENT WORK

 

This solo exhibition is a collection of semi-figurative oil paintings created by Nigel Sharman and inspired by the landscape, culture of the West Country.


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

 

18-23 May
MARION SAWL

 

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

 

24-30 May
KNOWING MY PLACE


An exhibition of contemporary landscape paintings by established West Country artist, Lynda White.  Dorset shorelines and familiar landmarks are captured in a new series of acrylic paintings that, whether figurative or abstract, reference specific locations and convey a compelling sense of place and season. 

The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.  Open daily 10.00-5.00.  Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

 

LYME REGIS ART SOCIETY
ANNUAL EXHIBITION
26 May-6 June

This Annual Exhibition at Whitsun usually attracts over 100 works of art, offering all members of the Society 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

 

31 May-13 June
AFFAIRS OF THE HEART

Everything we do, say and think has an impact on how we feel.  In the same vein, whatever you have on your walls in your home or office, or on your person infuses into your core being every day and effects how you feel.  This year Liz Shewan’s annual solo exhibition will continue her enchanting journey to bring calm and inspiration into people’s lives through her explorations and experiences with nature and her connection with spirit. 

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

 
Croquet
Play croquet at Uplyme
with Lym Valley Croquet Club
 

WALKS and TOURS

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

MAY:  Wed 2nd,  Sat 5th,  Mon 7th, Wed 9th,  Sat 12th,  Wed 16th,  Sat 19th,  Wed 23rd,  Sat 26th,  Mon 28th,  Wed 30th, Thurs 31st

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

 01297 443140

www.lymehistorywalks.com
 

Old Lyme Ghost Walks 2017

Tues and Thurs 7.30 pm  May – September

From outside Lyme Regis Museum
Lasts 1 hour  Adults £
8.00 Children £4.00  Under 8's free with parent

0797 0068 700  www.ghostwalkslyme.org.uk
 

Mary Anning Tours

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.
 

 

Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Summer Show 

Schedules now available from Uplyme Post Office, Raymond's Hill Post Office, Ginger Beer, Broad Street, Lyme Regis
 

All local organisations and charities

are invited to have a stall at the
May Day Fete

Playing Field, Anning Road
email: info@lymeregiscarnival.co.uk

 

Lyme Regis Foodbank

Lyme Regis Foodbank  at The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis will open every Wednesday morning between 10 and 12. Thank you to our volunteers who have enabled us to open; thank you to those of you who have been donating and thank you to Lyme Regis Development Trust for allowing us to use the Hub.
We have identified that we particularly need UHT milk; Also if you have any packets of nappies that you no longer need - any size please, we would be happy to receive them.
If you can help, please donate at one of our donation points. Thank you.   heather@lymeforward.co.uk 
More info

 

Boat Building Academy student boat launch Lyme Regis Harbour

 

Thursday May 31st signals the end of the 38 week Boat Building Course for the Class of August 2017. Just before half past nine 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.

The eighteen students on the course have built seven boats including two 16-foot kayaks, one with a fibreglass/foam core and painted an eye-catching banana-yellow, the other made of plywood panels. Other student-built boats range from a 14’ traditional clinker boat, to a 17’ Glen L ‘Ski King’ (powered by a 57 HP engine) and a much larger 19’7’’ Sea Skiff (versatile sailing boat).

The Class of August 2017 have come from all over the world, Spain, USA and more locally. Student’s backgrounds are just as varied: musicians, lawyers, builder, teachers, engineers and a 17-year old school leaver, who at home in the Scillies, has already worked with more boats than most. Students join the course for variety of reasons, some wish to start a new career in the marine industry or to take a break from an intensive job, for others it’s the first step in a lifelong dream to build boats.

Husband and wife Ros and David, both naval architects, worked on somewhat bigger boats like aircraft carriers and destroyers, they joined to build on their skills, in order to maintain their 40-year-old wooden Osprey sailing dinghy.

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 on May 31st.

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

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