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WEDNESDAY 1 MAY

 

 

SCREENING: WILDE WEDNESDAYS: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

A ‘brilliantly funny’ (★★★★ Times) broadcast of one of the funniest plays in English: Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.  ★★★★★ ‘A masterpiece of sparkling wit’ ~ WhatsOnStage  Certificate PG. Duration 133 minutes including interval   £5 under 18s advance or on the door / £11 adults advance / £14 on the door  Starts 7 P.M. www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

THURSDAY 2 MAY

 

 

Friday May 3rd 2019

 

Coach Trip to Garden Festival, Powderham Castle

More than 100 exhibitors will be offering quality plants from award-winning nurseries; unique West Country crafts; artisan food and drink, along with live music, talks and tips on growing and cooking fruit and vegetables. This all takes place in the fabulous grounds and interior of Powderham Castle. This Friday trip is on the first of the Festival’s two days, to see ensure we see everything at its best. Cost for members £16 for coach & admission; non-members £3 extra. Coach departs from Uplyme Village Hall at 9.15am. Please ring Rose Mock 01297 34733 to book.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

TALK:  ENVIRONMENTAL AND MARINE CURRENT ISSUES

Owen Day describes marine protection in the Lyme Bay and the Caribbean, while Julia Hailes MBE asks the question, have the public gone bonkers about plastics?  £8 advance and on the door  Bar opens 6 P.M. Starts 7 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

 Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th May   Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2019

 

SATURDAY 4 MAY

 

TALK: THE PALAEONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Maria McNamara gives a whirlwind tour of geological time and spectacular fossils, while illustrating prehistoric animals is the topic for artist James McKay.  Starts 12 P.M. Free Entry  www.marinetheatre.com


 

TALK:  STORYTELLER WITH WOODROFFE STUDENT STORIES
Join Bridport-based Martin Maudsley to uncover the magical stories behind Colpexies’ Fingers, Snakestones, and Fairy Loaves.  1:30 P.M. and 2:45 P.M. Free Entry 
www.marinetheatre.com

 
 

TALK:  THE CAUSES OF THE BINDON LANDSLIP
Teachers Ian Wood, Julia Lamb Wilson, and John Haylock alongside geologist Richard Edmonds and Woodroffe School students debate the causes and effects of the 1839 event.  Free Entry  Starts 2 P.M. on 4 May and 12 noon
www.marinetheatre.com

 

TALK:  BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY
Huw Griffiths and Cath Waller discuss microplastics in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.  Free Entry  Starts 3:30 P.M. 
www.marinetheatre.com

 
 

MUSIC:  EVOLUTION ROCKS
Local young people from B Sharp, Woodroffe School, and Mrs Ethelston's Primary Academy entertain with original music inspired by the theme of evolution.  £8 advance and on the door Starts 7 P.M 
www.marinetheatre.com

 


Sunday 5th May

 

TALK:  THE CAUSES OF THE BINDON LANDSLIP
Teachers Ian Wood, Julia Lamb Wilson, and John Haylock alongside geologist Richard Edmonds and Woodroffe School students debate the causes and effects of the 1839 event.  Free Entry  Starts  12 noon on 5 May.  
www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

TALK:  LAURA CHATTON AND HER HARRIS HAWK

This is a talk about how birds have descended from dinosaurs, with a live harris hawk in attendance.  Free entry  Starts 1 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

TALK:  THE GREAT LANDSLIDE

Geologist Richard Edmonds describes the formation of Goat Island and the Chasm.  Free entry  Starts 2 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

TALK:  CLOSING FESTIVAL TALK

Sir Ghillean Prance, former director of Kew and Richard Lane, former Director of Science at the Natural History Museum host a discussion on ‘thinking like a scientist’.  Free Entry   Starts 3 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

Lyme Bay Chorale Spring Concert
The concert will have a nautical theme, and the programme will include: 
Herbert Sumsion's anthem They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships  Andrew Millington's Give Me My Scallop Shell    (written for the Queen's visit to Exeter Cathedral for her golden jubilee in 2002)  The Seafarer - also by Andrew Millington   as well as Louis Vierne's Messe Solennelle.  More info see right.  4pm St Michael's Church, Lyme Regis

 

 

Monday 6th May Day (Early May Bank Holiday)

 

 

TUESDAY 7 MAY

 

CINEMA:  TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: REBECCA
Joan Fontaine plays the second wife of Maxim de Winter, forever in the shadows of the first – especially where Mrs Danvers, the housekeeper, is concerned. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Rebecca won an Academy Award for Best Film.  Cert. U. Duration 130 minutes  £6 advance / £7.50 on the door  Starts 7:30 P.M. 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

Wednesday 8th May
 

 The Festival of Britain

An illustrated talk by Mathew Denney : 6 years after the end of the 2nd World War, and exactly 100 years since the famous Great Exhibition of 1851 – the Festival of Britain was a display of might and fortitude on a national scale, showcasing the best of British manufacturing. Mathew Denney will be speaking about the Festival of Britain and its impact on the country. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG. Organised by U3A Heritage Coast, Lyme Regis.  Free to members, non-members £2 donation suggested. Coffee served from 10 to 10.45 followed by talk at 11.00 until noon. To join U3A see website www.lymeregisu3a.org or telephone 01297 444566.

 

 

THURSDAY 9 MAY

 

MUSIC:  JO HARMAN 
The Mirror called her the ‘UK’s finest female soul blues voice’ who, according to Country Magazine, writes ‘lip-biting beautiful songs’. Lyme Regis’s Joanna Cooke supports.  £12.50 advance / £15 on the door  Starts 7:30 P.M. 
www.marinetheatre.com
 

 

FRIDAY 10 MAY

 

MUSIC:  KRIS DREVER
This concert is from the Scottish folk guitarist from the band Lau, who won Folk Singer of the year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017 at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. With support. 
★★★★ ‘Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity’ ~ The Guardian ‘Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air’ ~ Songlines  £12 advance / £14.50 on the door. Starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

Saturday May 11th 2019

 

Plant Sale & Coffee Morning
This is a very popular and convivial event to raise funds to support Horticultural Society events. Members bring donations of plants and home produce (cakes, jam, veg.) to sell. Donations of plants and home produce will be sold to raise funds towards the society’s £500 donation to the Devon Air Ambulance night landing site at the King George V Playing Fields. Entry £1. Get there early to get the best! Contact Brian Tomsett on 01297 444962 for more details. 9.30am -11.30am, Uplyme Village Hall  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

MUSIC:  ROBYN HITCHCOCK
Among alternative rock’s father figures, Hitchcock is the closest thing the UK has to Bob Dylan. With support from Jess McAllister. 
“A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings” ~ Rolling Stone  £16 advance / £18 on the door  Starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

Sunday 12th

May Fete
 Fantastic Stalls,  Hot Food, Ice-Cream, Fresh Coffee,  Homemade Cakes, Refreshments  Activities, stalls,  local groups.  1- 4pm  Anning Road Recreation Ground, The Playing Field, Anning Road

 

 

TUESDAY 14 MAY

 

Cole Porter's Anything Goes, - by The Lyme Regis Musical Theatre

The S.S. American, sailing from New York to England, carries an unusual group of passengers included among them area gangster (Moonface Martin), a wealthy debutante and her mother (Hope and Evangeline Harcourt), a night club singer (Reno Sweeny), and a wealthy New York businessman and his stowaway assistant Elisha J. Whitney and Billy Crocker).  7.30pm The Woodmead Halls from Tuesday 14th May to Saturday 18th May 2019.  Tickets - Tuesday £10 adults, £8 for the under 16's Wednesday to Saturday £15 adults, 8 for the under 16's  Tickets available at Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre - Can be booked over the phone by debit/credit card Telephone 01297 442138

 

 

SCREENING:  NT LIVE: ALL MY SONS
Broadcast live from The Old Vic, Oscar-winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama centred on the failings of the American Dream.  £5 under 18s advance or on the door / £11 adults advance / £14 on the door  Starts 7 P.M. 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

 

Wednesday 15th

 

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  

 

 

Coach Trip to Buckland Abbey

With 700 years of history, Buckland Abbey is part museum, part house, filled with treasures such as the legendary Drakes Drum. There are formal, kitchen and wild gardens set in a 600-acre estate. The cider house garden has borders full of seasonal blooms, lawns are carpeted with wild flowers and there are winding paths through trees and shrubs in the wild garden. You are welcome to walk around the estate. Restaurant.   Cost for members £14 if also a National Trust member, £21 if not. Guests welcome at an additional cost of £3. Depart Uplyme Village Hall at 9.15am. Please ring Rose Mock 01297 34733 to book.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

Cole Porter's Anything Goes, - by The Lyme Regis Musical Theatre

The S.S. American, sailing from New York to England, carries an unusual group of passengers included among them area gangster (Moonface Martin), a wealthy debutante and her mother (Hope and Evangeline Harcourt), a night club singer (Reno Sweeny), and a wealthy New York businessman and his stowaway assistant Elisha J. Whitney and Billy Crocker).  7.30pm The Woodmead Halls from Tuesday 14th May to Saturday 18th May 2019.  Tickets - Tuesday £10 adults, £8 for the under 16's Wednesday to Saturday £15 adults, 8 for the under 16's  Tickets available at Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre - Can be booked over the phone by debit/credit card Telephone 01297 442138

 

THURSDAY 16 MAY

 

POETRY: HOLLIE MCNISH
A show of performance poetry from the Ted Hughes Award winner, with support from Vanessa Kisuule.  ‘I can’t take my ears off her’ ~ Benjamin Zephaniah  ‘Her rhymes have a driving quality, urgent words pinning down fleeting feelings’ ~ The Observer  £12 advance / £15 on the door  Starts 7:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com
 

Cole Porter's Anything Goes, - by The Lyme Regis Musical Theatre

The S.S. American, sailing from New York to England, carries an unusual group of passengers included among them area gangster (Moonface Martin), a wealthy debutante and her mother (Hope and Evangeline Harcourt), a night club singer (Reno Sweeny), and a wealthy New York businessman and his stowaway assistant Elisha J. Whitney and Billy Crocker). 7.30pm The Woodmead Halls from Tuesday 14th May to Saturday 18th May 2019.  Tickets - Tuesday £10 adults, £8 for the under 16's Wednesday to Saturday £15 adults, 8 for the under 16's  Tickets available at Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre - Can be booked over the phone by debit/credit card Telephone 01297 442138

 

 

FRIDAY 17 MAY

 

Cole Porter's Anything Goes, - by The Lyme Regis Musical Theatre

The S.S. American, sailing from New York to England, carries an unusual group of passengers included among them area gangster (Moonface Martin), a wealthy debutante and her mother (Hope and Evangeline Harcourt), a night club singer (Reno Sweeny), and a wealthy New York businessman and his stowaway assistant Elisha J. Whitney and Billy Crocker). 7.30pm  The Woodmead Halls.  Tickets - Tuesday £10 adults, £8 for the under 16's Wednesday to Saturday £15 adults, 8 for the under 16's  Tickets available at Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre - Can be booked over the phone by debit/credit card Telephone 01297 442138

 

 

  CINEMA: THE FAVOURITE   
Olivia Colman won an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Anne in this extraordinary comedy drama.  ★★★★★ ‘A brilliantly acted film that's funny, clever and heartbreakingly sad’ ~ The Daily Mail  Cert. PG. Duration 119 minutes  7:30 P.M. £6 advance / £7.50 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

SATURDAY 18 MAY

 

THEATRE:  THE AMAZING BUBBLE MAN

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences of all ages for over 30 years with the art, magic, and fun of bubbles. He is a family favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed twelve years of sell-out success.  £10 children, £12 adults advance / £12 children, £14.50 adults on the door  There are two matinees that start at 11 A.M. and 2:30 P.M. www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

Cole Porter's Anything Goes - by The Lyme Regis Musical Theatre

The S.S. American, sailing from New York to England, carries an unusual group of passengers included among them area gangster (Moonface Martin), a wealthy debutante and her mother (Hope and Evangeline Harcourt), a night club singer (Reno Sweeny), and a wealthy New York businessman and his stowaway assistant Elisha J. Whitney and Billy Crocker). 7.30pm The Woodmead Halls.  Tickets - Tuesday £10 adults, £8 for the under 16's Wednesday to Saturday £15 adults, 8 for the under 16's  Tickets available at Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre - Can be booked over the phone by debit/credit card Telephone 01297 442138

 

 

 

COMEDY:  LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH MIKE BUBBINS

A legend on the UK comedy circuit, this month’s headliner has supported Rich Hall on tour. Wayne the Weird, Jon Pearson, and Tom Glover also perform.  ‘If you want an outside bet for stardom, back Mike Bubbins’ ~ The Guardian  £8 advance / £10 on the door  Starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

SUNDAY 19 MAY
 

MUSIC:  THE SUNDAY SESSIONS WITH JINDER  

Jinder plays American roots music and Delta blues. His music features in the recent film ‘Fisherman’s Friends’. He’s the headline act for May’s free-entry Sunday Sessions, with Declan Duffy as host.  Free entry, no tickets  Bar opens and starts 3 P.M. www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

 

Wednesday May 22nd 2019
 

‘Shady Ladies & Damp Damsels’ by Sally Gregson of Mill Cottage Plants
Sally will give suggestions for planting in those difficult spots from dry shade under trees to heavy damp areas. Suggestions include some epimediums and hydrangeas. There will be plants for sale.  Sally has been tutoring gardening courses at West Dean for over five years. She trained professionally at Hadlow College, and runs Mill Cottage Plants in Wookey, Somerset. Sally lectures widely here and abroad; writes regularly for local and national magazines; and has published ‘Practical Propagation’ (2008), ‘Ornamental Vegetable Gardening’ (2009), and ‘The Plant Lover’s Guide to Epimediums’ (Timber Press 2015).  Everyone is welcome. The talk starts at Uplyme Village Hall at 7.30pm. Refreshments are available from 7.15pm. Members free; non-members £3.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

MONDAY 20 MAY

 

Talk:  HOOKED: MARK HIX IN CONVERSATION WITH MARIELLA FROSTRUP

Our patron celebrates the launch of his new book with an in-conversation fundraiser chaired by Mariella Frostrup, the broadcaster known for BBC Radio 4’s Open Book. Part of our anniversary celebrations.  £6.50 advance / £8.50 on the door. Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M. www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

 

TUESDAY 21 MAY

 

CINEMA:  TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE

James Dean plays Jim, a troublesome teenager at odds with his parents, in yet another new town and school, and with new friends who are as troubled as he is.  Cert. PG. Duration 111 minutes  £6 advance / £7.50 on the door  Starts 7:30 P.M.   www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

THURSDAY 23 MAY

 

SCREENING:  MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE
Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is broadcast to the Marine from Sadler’s Wells with a fresh look for the 21st century and is ‘as bold and beautiful as ever’  ~
★★★★★ The Telegraph.  £5 under 18s advance or on the door  / £12.50 adults advance / £14 on the door  Starts 7 P.M. www.marinetheatre.com


 

Friday 24th -    Monday 27th

  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. 

 

 

Friday 24th


Half Term

 

MUSIC:  JAZZ JURASSICA: KICK ASS BRASS
Part of Lyme Regis’s jazz festival: funky and full on, with steaming horns and soulful vocals from Eleisha Milverton, this is the best brass band on the scene right now.  £15 advance / £18 on the door  Starts 8:30 P.M.
www.marinetheatre.com

 

Saturday 25th May – 11am till 5pm
B Sharp Busking Festival 2019  
Come along and join in the musical takeover of Lyme Regis! Busk as a solo artist or bring your whole band.  Bring your own instruments or have a go on our play-me-piano or play-me-drums. Coinciding with the Jazz Jurassica Festival Lyme Regis will be filled with music, with performances by young people as well as older musicians and groups. There will be workshops and activities for all ages including ukuleles, beach-hut jamming, drumming, crafts and a pop-up choir. Email today to book your busking slot, and put the date in your diary!   B Sharp’s team will be there to greet and guide you. We would love you to take part!
Book your time and pitch 
If you would like to take part in any or all of the busking opportunities or make your own, please contact us. Booking is advised to secure your preferred time and place but you can turn up on the day and sign in at the Welcome Desk on the seafront in the Marine Parade Shelters.
Please support us  If you would like to sponsor us or make a donation: £100 would pay for the piano installation; £75 would pay for the drum installation and a £25 donation would contribute towards the costs of transporting young buskers to Lyme. With your support we can help more young people to take part in life changing musical experiences towards building a sound future. Contact:  busking@bsharp.org.uk or call 07947 334138.

Saturday 25th May

 

MUSIC:  JAZZ JURASSICA: EQUINOR BIG BAND
A hugely entertaining and joyous tribute to Duke Ellington from an international big band at the top of its game.  £10 advance / £12 on the door  Starts 5 P.M. 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

MUSIC:  JAZZ JURASSICA: LAURENCE JONES
The blues guitar wizard headlines Saturday night at Jazz Jurassica, with the Adam Sweet Trio warming up.  ‘A star in the making’ ~ BBC Radio 2  £18 seated / £15 standing advance / £20 on the door  Starts 8:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

Sunday 26th May 2019  Rogation Sunday
 

Blessing of the Boats and Open Day:
This year Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station is offering a chance to meet the crew and some family entertainment  prior to the Blessing of the Boats, from 9am - 2pm.
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 welcome

 

MUSIC:  JAZZ JURASSICA: MATT CARTER & LEIGH COLEMAN
Signed, sealed and delivered! Stevie Wonder gets the funky finger-clicking treatment.  £10 advance / £12 on the door.  Starts 5 P.M.
www.marinetheatre.com

 

MUSIC:  JAZZ JURASSICA: POWERHOUSE GOSPEL CHOIR
Red hot gospel raises the roof for the final show of Lyme Regis’s jazz festival. 
‘You brought the house down with your Joy to the World – we feel blessed’ ~  London Symphony Orchestra  £18 advance / £22 on the door  Starts 8:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

 Monday 27th Spring Bank Holiday 

 
NEIL MAYA'S BRUBECK BRUNCH

As expected, tickets to the 2-course brunch on Bank Holiday Monday at the Royal Lion Hotel are proving very popular and selling fast. Because places are limited don't leave it too long before you grab your tickets as they'll soon vanish into thin air - we kid you not!  For many,  Dave Brubeck's music is the sound of cool.  This popular American pianist and composer brought jazz into the popular mainstream. Now, saxophonist Neil Maya, brings together a group of the south west's finest musicians for this special event. This Brubeck Brunch will include all the best known Brubeck tunes and, of course, ‘Take 5’.  The band includes Neil Maya (sax), Nick Carter (drums), Kevin Sanders (bass) and  Matt Carter, one of the most exciting piano players around.  Tickets include a two-course lunch. £25 - must be booked in advance Royal Lion Hotel, 12.30pm, Doors: 12pm   More information: www.jazzjurassica.co.uk

 
 

TUESDAY 28 MAY

  

WEDNESDAY 29 MAY

 

THEATRE:  MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
The HandleBards pedal from venue to venue to perform sustainable Shakespeare. Join them for an outside performance with riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. 
★★★★★ ‘Explodes with energy and is a genuine treat from start to finish.’ ~ The Stage  £12.50 early bird, £16.50 adult, £10.50 under 18s, £5.50 under 10s advance / £18.50 adult, £10.50 under 18s, £5.50 under 10s on the door  Starts 6:30 P.M. www.marinetheatre.com

 

THURSDAY 30 MAY
 

 CINEMA:  RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET
Ralph and Vanellope discover a wifi router in their arcade, leading them into a new animated adventure.  £4.50 advance and on the door  Starts 2 P.M. 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

CINEMA:MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Starring Saoirse Ronan: Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.  £6 advance / £7.50 on the door  Starts 7:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

Friday 31st


 

2018  Events which may be repeated in 2019

 

 



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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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. 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

 

Lyme Bay Chorale Spring Concert

Andrew Millington – formerly director of music at Exeter Cathedral – will be with us again as guest conductor, while our own musical director, Alex Davies, will accompany the concert.

Andrew’s career in cathedral music has spanned 40 years, most recently at Exeter, where his work with the cathedral choir included broadcasts, recordings and tours of Russia, France, Norway and the USA.

He studied the organ at Worcester Cathedral before going up to Downing College, Cambridge, as organ scholar. In 1975 he became assistant organist at Gloucester Cathedral and in 1983 organist and master of the choristers at Guildford Cathedral. 
Andrew was director of music of Exeter Philharmonic Choir from 2003 to 2017 and is honorary president of the St Cecilia Singers of Gloucester, Exmouth Choral Society and Axminster & District Choral Society. In 2015 he stepped down from his post at Exeter Cathedral to pursue freelance musical activities and other hobbies

 

All invited to Open Day &
Blessing the Boats
Sunday 26th May 2019

The annual Blessing of the Boats service will be held at the RNLI lifeboat station in Lyme Regis

 

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, weather permitting, 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 2019
27th July - Friday 2nd August

 

    Exhibitions



Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Exhibition at Seaton Tramway

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London,  features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives over 45,000 entries from 95 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that will allow them to be seen by over a million people.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the Natural History Museum’s annual showcase of the world's best nature photography and wildlife photojournalism on one global platform. Seen by millions of people all over the world, the awarded images shine a spotlight on nature photography as an art form, whilst challenging us to address the big questions facing our planet. 

Exhibition open Daily at Seaton Tramway, Seaton:

March 10th - April 5th 10am - 5 pm,
April 6th - May 10th 10am - 6 pm,

More info:  www.wildlifephotographeroftheyear.com 

Friday May 25th - June 5th:
Lyme Regis Art Society Annual Exhibition
 at the Malthouse.

Open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm. Free Entry.

 

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
 

 
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

 

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

 01297 443140

www.lymehistorywalks.com
 

Old Lyme Ghost Walks

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

 
 

Boat Building Academy student boat launch Lyme Regis Harbour

The end of the 38 week Boat Building Course. Students will walk their boats down to Lyme Regis harbour where they will be launched for the first time. The class have completed their training and the day marks the start of their lives as boat builders.

Yvonne Green, Principal of the Academy, says, ‘I’m confident that the students wishing to work in the marine industry will easily find employment. We have an excellent relationship with employers and students join our growing Graduates’ Network which is regularly updated with jobs and opportunities. There is a skills shortage in boat building, which is a thriving industry’.

After a few words from Commander Tim Gedge, a Director of the Academy, the boats will launch one by one into the water. The Academy would be delighted if you would like to join them to celebrate the achievements of the students

Read about where Academy Graduates go on to work, their profiles, photographic build diaries and Graduate case studies, see the Academy’s website at:   www.boatbuildingacademy.com

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