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May 2017     Duck Race ~   May Fete    ~ Blessing of the Boats  ~ Spring Plant Sale ~ Jazz & Blues weekend
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Junior deep sea fishing trip ~

 


Monday 1st May Day (Early May Bank Holiday)Lyme Regis Christmas Lights

Duck Race
In aid of Lyme Regis Christmas Lights.  Ducks available from 11.30 on the day.  Midday  from Windsor Terrace - (bottom of Woodmead Road).

 

Friday 5th May 2017

Lyme 1200 / Dave King / Victor Ludorum / Wallis Competitions;
19th AGM/Social/end of season awards.  For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475 or see Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road,  DT7 3PG.


Ayesha Hazarika: State of the Nation
The Marine Theatre,  www.marinetheatre.com
 

Sunday 7th


May Fete

Wessex Marching Band, Falconry Display, children dancing, Taekwondo, Majorettes. Over 50 stalls, crafts,    Activities, stalls,
 local groups.  13.00.  The Playing Field Anning Road


Tuesday May 9th


Outing to Dunster Castle in Somerset,

 a National Trust house with gardens, a working watermill, tearoom and shop, plus the chance to walk around the mediaeval village. Gill Williams (444927) is the organiser - NT members pay £10, non-members £20, visitors welcome for an extra £3.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

Tomorrow’ (‘Demain’) Turn Lyme Green Film
Award winning film about communities & climate change  7.15 for 7.30pm Baptist Church Hall, Broad Street, Lyme Regis    Free entrance  For more information, ring Polly 01297 446066
 

Wednesday 10th

Charity Golf Day
An annual event held at the Lyme Regis Golf Club and organized in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Axminster.  2017 in aid of Exeter Leukaemia Fund and Julia's House Hospice.   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   Download Entry Form
 

Saturday 13th

Spring Plant Sale
Bring your spare seedlings and buy whatever others have brought along! Tea and cakes will be available, all donations of plants, home produce etc. will be gratefully received and sold for Society funds. Entry is £1 – come and see what there is for sale, chat and see your friends.  9.30am  Uplyme Village Hall Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

MillFest
National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage, providing visitors with a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Lyme’s working watermill.  At the Town Mill we will be holding a festival with a theme of Engineers and Engineering in order to celebrate the engineers and millwrights who built mills and their machinery.  Join us for a weekend of music, dancing, food & drink, baking & art activities, as well as the unique experience of watching our volunteer millers harness the power of the River Lym to turn the waterwheel, gears and millstones to produce traditional Town Mill flour.  Our milling demonstrations will run continuously throughout the weekend, daily between 11am and 4pm. The Town Mill 

 

Sunday 14th

MillFest
National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage, providing visitors with a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Lyme’s working watermill.  At the Town Mill we will be holding a festival with a theme of Engineers and Engineering in order to celebrate the engineers and millwrights who built mills and their machinery.  Join us for a weekend of music, dancing, food & drink, baking & art activities, as well as the unique experience of watching our volunteer millers harness the power of the River Lym to turn the waterwheel, gears and millstones to produce traditional Town Mill flour.  Our milling demonstrations will run continuously throughout the weekend, daily between 11am and 4pm. The Town Mill 

Spring Concert by Lyme Bay Chorale
Duruflé's Requiem, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Stanford's For Lo, I raise up. 
Lyme Bay Chorale’s Musical Director, Alex Davies, is introducing his choir to the very talented  organist, conductor, music educator and examiner Peter Parshall.  In addition to maintaining a private teaching practice, he is a tutor for the Lyme Regis Organ School, a tutor for the PipeUp scheme run by the Diocese of Salisbury, Director of Music at Axminster Parish Church, Director of RSCM Voices West, Guest Director to the Axminster and District Choral Society, Axminster Chamber Choir, and Accompanist to Bridport Choral Society. Peter will be working with Lyme Bay Chorale as their Guest Conductor  for the choir’s Spring Concert on May 14th.”Its fantastic to work with Peter, who has already made a huge contribution to the community, namely his work with the Organ School, with local choirs and choral societies”  says Alex “ I feel it keeps the choir fresh to work with different conductors. I think Peter will put a spring in our step this spring!”’
4pm St Michael’s Parish Church,  Lyme Regis.

Monday 15th

Black Ven Poetry Club Workshop
  Six monthly live poetry workshops exploring ways of harnessing creativity to write poems, speak poems, and connect with the nature and elements outside.  Anyone who is interested in how to develop ideas into poetry on the page, and on the stage. Join us if you’re interested in thinking about language, articulation, story, speaking out and how. The workshops are aimed at poets, dreamers and thinkers. All abilities welcome.  The workshops will involve: -
  Introducing themes to engage with nature and develop tools to write with, plus broad guidance and discussion about different approaches to composition and style;  -  Readings of relevant literature, and poetry;   -  Deep Listening and meditation;  -  A 15-minute outdoor learning observation exercise (outside and in silence);  -   Sharing our experiences from our 15 minutes and finding threads to work into;  -  Guest teachings on how to stand up and offer your poems to others from theatre performance, music and acting specialists to teach breathing, physicality, microphone technique and voice control using basic exercises.  You will probably not come away with a poem or finished piece at the end of the workshop, but tools to work with between the sessions. You may find that the teachings allow release for new thinking in other areas, or being able to tap into creativity more deeply in any artform.  Price: £10 or £6 if you are a regular face at the local Apothecary or Vittals & Verse open mic poetry nights.   12 - 2pm Marine Theatre Bar, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis DT73QB   blackvenpress@gmail.com or sarah@marinetheatre.com  Dates: (All Mondays) March 20th, April 17th, May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, August 21st 


Othello
The Marine Theatre,  www.marinetheatre.com
 

Friday 19th

 AGM / End of season awards / Social
For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475 or see Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road,  DT7 3PG.
 

The Zoots: Sounds of the 60s
Experience THE Sixties show that’s wowing audiences around the world, selling out and headlining venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford – with the spectacular sounds of THE ZOOTS!  THE ZOOTS are here to make your whole family bop to the ’60s beats that everybody loves – with legendary numbers by The Beatles, The Stones, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Elvis and dozens more of your favourite artists. Feel the groove that’s thrilling audiences of stage and screen, in more than 30 countries! Discover why national critics call THE ZOOTS “impressive”, “authentic”, and “impossible not to like”  Tickets £15 concessions £13  www.thezoots.com
The Marine Theatre. Tickets  here  http://www.marinetheatre.com/the-zoots-sounds-of-the-60s-friday-19th-may/
 

Sunday 21st     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 short service, with the Lyme Regis Town Band, starts at 15.00 (3.00pm) everyone is more than welcome to attend

 

SING (2016)                                   
11:00
The Marine Theatre,  www.marinetheatre.com


Wednesday 24th 2017

  ‘Searching in the Dark:  Mysteries of the South West’s Rare Bats’
by Fiona Matthews,
Chair of the Mammal Society, will be speaking on “Searching in the Dark: Unravelling the Mysteries of the South West’s Rare Bats”, particularly her work with the Greater Horseshoe, Grey Long-eared and Bechstein’s bats found in this area. As usual, tea/coffee and biscuits will be available before and after the talk – members free, visitors £3   7.30pm  Uplyme Village Hall Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

25th May

LION  
19:30
The Marine Theatre,  www.marinetheatre.com
 

Friday 26 May until Monday 29 May  Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Weekend
Check out the photos of last year's festival fun on our website here.  If you'll need accommodation, then don't leave it too late to book, as Lyme Regis does get very busy over the Spring Bank weekend, and we'd hate you to miss out.  TICKETS   from  www.wegottickets.com/LymeRegisJazzBluesWeekend  or  Box Office (Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre) on  (01297 442138). Booking fees apply. STROLLER TICKETS: £84  The STROLLER saves you money on all ticketed events. Include: The Jive Aces, Ruby Turner, Swing Unlimited All Stars Big Band, Wille and the Bandits at Marine Theatre. Plus: Jazz BBQ (food not included) - The Gatsby Gang, and Jazz Brunch (breakfast included) - The Sound of Blue Note.  

Friday 26th

THE JIVE ACES  ft AMY BAKER
UK’s No1 swing group will get you dancing on your feet or in your seat Tickets: £18 seated/£15 standing MARINE THEATRE, 8pm-10.30pm

HOT JAVA
Funky grooves and jazzy chops for a night of up-tempo soul.
PILOT BOAT  INN, 9pm-11pm  FREE


Saturday 27th


BSHARP BUSKING FESTIVAL
MARINE SHELTERS, 11am-5pm - FREE

THE GATSBY GANG + BBQ
An afternoon’s infectious feel-good jazz – music and BBQ promise to sizzle.
PILOT BOAT  INN, 3pm-5pm
Tickets: £10 (BBQ from £5)

CHARLIE & JAKE
Performing jazz standards, soul classics and their own originals TOWN MILL, 5pm-7pm - FREE

RUBY TURNER
Britain’s
soul queen. Powerful, passionate and pure perfection – don’t miss her. Tickets: £25 MARINE THEATRE, 8pm-10.30pm (all seated)
 

Sunday 28th

THE SOUND OF BLUE NOTE BRUNCH
A cool, classy Sunday Brunch overlooking Lyme Bay.  Tickets: £15 including breakfast BY THE BAY RESTAURANT , 10am-11.30am

JAZZ ON THE BEACH

From big band sounds (BIG BAND BASH) to cool jazzy riffs (SOUND OF BLUE NOTE), from gypsy swing (LA VIE EN ROSE) to get down funk (HOT JAVA), with special sax appeal (SAXMINSTER). MARINE SHELTERS, 12pm- 5pm . – FREE

 

SWING UNLIMITED ALL STARS BIG BAND

Count Basie brought bang up to date with swing and pizazz. COUNT BASIE'S COMING TO TOWN  If you love Count Basie's music and that big band sound, you're going to love the Swing Unlimited All Stars Big Band tribute to the man himself.  Boy, can they swing! Tickets: £12 (all seated)  MARINE THEATRE, 4.30-5.45pm

 

HOT SAUSAGE,
a mix of jazz and funk for a night of sizzling fun. PILOT BOAT INN, 5.30pm-7.30pm ­- FREE

 

WILLE &THE BANDITS

Supported by Adam Sweet  The ultimate blues-benders fusing the sounds of Jimi Hendrix with Delta Blues. Plus talented local bluesman, Adam Sweet. Tickets: £14 (seated)/£12 (standing) MARINE THEATRE, 8pm-10.30pm

 

Monday 29th Spring Bank Holiday 
Half Term

 

 

BLUES ON THE BEACH

From 12-bar blues (VINCE LEE & BIG COMBO) to funky chops (PADDY BLIGHT BAND), soul-based rhythms (SNAP, CRACKLE & FUNK) to blues rock (ADAM SWEET BAND).  MARINE SHELTERS, 12pm-4pm – FREE

 

 

SLINKY MACHINE'S JAZZ GUESTIVAL

Jazz fusion maestros host a festival after-party with special guests. You’re invited! PILOT BOAT  INN, 4pm-7pm - FREE

 

 

Tuesday 30th May
 

Junior deep sea fishing trip
 for ages 9-16. All tackle, bait and tuition provided. £20 per person. Booking essential. 
   9am - 1pm.  Organised by Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club.  More Info see http://lymefishing.org.uk/juniorboat/

 


2016 events you may have missed:

Grand Rotary Book Sale and Children’s Tombola
   10.00am to 4.00pm, Jubilee Shelters.  In aid of Rotary Charities.

 

 


Note:    Dogs now banned

(until November) from the town's main beaches. 
Permitted on Back beach & Church Cliff to the East & Monmouth Beach to the West.
 

Mobile Bank

Following the closure of Lloyds Bank on 15th May 2017, the last bank in Lyme Regis, they have said they will visit with a mobile branch on Wednesdays: They will be in the Woodmead Car Park from 10.30 to 2.30 (start date tba).
Please note this time is after the residents morning 'shoppers permit'  time ends so you will have to pay for a ticket!
Full information available in the bank
.
 

Blessing the Boats

The annual Blessing of the Boats service is held at the lifeboat station on the Cobb at 3pm Sunday 21st May  2017

Everyone is welcome to the outdoor inter-denominational (short) service which has been a Lyme Regis tradition for many years.

The town band will provide music for the hymns, and the service will be attended by local clergy, civic leaders and, of course, the lifeboat crew, fishermen and all boat users as well as residents and visitors.

RNLI Lifeboat wreaths

The service ends with the laying of wreaths at sea by the lifeboat crew.

 

    Exhibitions

GLAZED SKY-TRACED EARTH
28 April-10 May

New work by Lyme Regis-based painter Jools Woodhouse and potter Ali Herbert. The two-week exhibition is a culmination of their recent individual discoveries of new styles, colour, form and influences that have come from living close to the sea.

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

ROBERT ORGAN
7-21 May

An exhibition of work by acclaimed English painter Robert Organ, curated by Deborah Wood of The Art Room.  With careers in painting and architecture, Robert gave up designing buildings and turned his attention to painting full-time. In 1978 he became artist in residence at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, which holds a number of his paintings in their permanent collection.   At 84, Robert is still painting, continuing his life-long pursuit of painting subjects that interest him, particularly people, human expression and behaviour.  He is one of the few artists working today who have the skills to transfer these nuances into paint. He is also a master of the still life. In this exhibition we see Robert’s love of nature, superbly rendered new paintings of golden carp, verdant gardens and his beloved French landscape.

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

MILLFEST OPEN
11-24 May

An exhibition of paintings and photography that celebrate the Town Mill, mills and milling in general and engineers and engineering in particular.
The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.
10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk.
 

MillFest Sat 13th to Sun 14th:


National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage, providing visitors with a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Lyme’s working watermill.  At the Town Mill we will be holding a festival with a theme of Engineers and Engineering in order to celebrate the engineers and millwrights who built mills and their machinery.  Join us for a weekend of music, dancing, food & drink, baking & art activities, as well as the unique experience of watching our volunteer millers harness the power of the River Lym to turn the waterwheel, gears and millstones to produce traditional Town Mill flour.  Our milling demonstrations will run continuously throughout the weekend, daily between 11am and 4pm. 
The Town Mill, Mill Lane,
Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.
 
10.30am-4.30pm.
  Free admission.
 

DIVINE ESSENCE
26 May-7 June

Eclectic artist Liz Shewan continues to explore her experiences with nature in this year’s solo exhibition.   Her connection with and love of all things spiritual and folklore means her work is full of spiritual essence all with the aim to ‘Inspire your Heart’.

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

LYME REGIS ART SOCIETY
ANNUAL EXHIBITION
27 May-7 June

The Lyme Regis Art Society includes artists at all levels from beginners to professionals.  Running since the 1960s, the Society holds an annual show of members’ work every summer that attracts over 100 works of art and offers all members 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
 

 
Good news film fans:

 Summer means a new cinema season at the Marine Theatre!

The Marine Theatre has a sizzling summer season of brand new popular films on offer this summer.

What better way to escape the chaos of the world than to meet friends and have a drink in the bar then watch a great movie on the big screen?

Following the tragic fire at the Regent Cinema last Spring, the Marine Theatre, in collaboration with Scott Cinema and the Lyme Regis Film Society, has stepped up to bring film to the community of Lyme Regis.

The theatre has brand new cinema equipment including a projector and fabulous 15ft screen kindly donated by the Lyme Regis Film Society, who show regular films at the theatre during the winter months.

There will be drinks, alcohol and snacks on sale from The Marine Bar and Dottie’s Kitchen Cafe one hour before and during all screenings.

You can buy tickets for our films on the door half an hour before each screening.

See left for dates & times

 

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 3rd,  Sat 6th,  Wed 10th,  Sat 13th,  Wed 17th,  Sat 20th,  Wed 24th,  Sat 27th,  Mon 29th,  Wed 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

01297 443140  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

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

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