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May 2021


Sunday 2nd May
International Dawn Chorus Day 


visit RSPB 

 

 

Monday 3rd May  May Day Bank Holiday

 

Sunday 9th May 2021   Rogation Sunday 2021


Blessing boats service moved to August 1st
The annual Blessing of the Boats service, hosted by the RNLI on the Cobb in Lyme Regis this year, has been re-scheduled to the later than usual  date of August 1st.  The event is usually held on Rogation Sunday but it is hoped Covid-19 restrictions will be eased by August. 
The inter-denominational service, to which all are welcome, will start at 2pm and will be conducted by the Rev. Chris Martin, team vicar of the Golden Cap Benefice.  Music will be provided by the Lyme Regis town band  and the Lyme Bay Moonrakers.  Invitations will as usual be sent to boating groups in the area.

 

 

Friday 14 May 
 

 Assistance dogs
at 11am: a presentation via zoom for Lyme Regis U3A.  Please see www.lymeregisu3a.org for details of how to join this event and all the others of this learning co-operative for people no longer in employment.

 

Sunday 16th  Last day of Residents Free winter parking
 (extended until end of day on 16 May 2021)

 

Friday 21st May

   Lucretius: Roman poet and philosopher
at 10am: a presentation via zoom on for the Lyme Regis u3a SciTec Group. Please see www.lymeregisu3a.org for details of how to join this event and all others of this learning co-operative.

 

Cornish Highwaywoman Visits Lyme:  OH MARY
A play about a Cornish highway-woman is one highlight of the Marine Theatre's gradual reopening plan.  Bec Applebee, well known for her work with internationally acclaimed company Kneehigh Theatre, is bringing her show ‘Oh Mary!’ to Lyme Regis. It is based on the incredible life story of Mary Bryant - a Cornish highway woman, convict, and maritime adventurer. 
Bec Applebee said: “Mary Bryant’s story is one of incredible endurance and indomitable spirit. She is a young woman from Fowey who, as a convict, is sent away to the other side of the world to Botany Bay, Australia. She is at the heart of one of Maritime’s greatest escapes with her young family and a band of fellow prisoners.”  The show features a unique specially commissioned music by Neil Davey. 
Until the end of June, the arts venue is planning outside events and reduced capacity inside events with a planned return to more regular events in the Summer and Autumn.  £12.50 advance  Starts at 7:00 P.M. 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

Saturday 22nd

Beach clean

Charmouth Beach 10:00-13:00  Hosts: Charmouth Heritage Centre.  No pre-booking required. Meet by bin compound in Council Car Park on Charmouth Seafront. Bring along own equipment and bags.

 

Sunday 23rd May

Beach clean
Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis   10:00-11.30  Hosted by Love Lyme’s Beaches & Litter Free Coast and Sea  Book by email essential: rnli1824@btinternet.com

 

Friday 28 May  Half Term
 

Friday 28 May - Monday 31 May 2021  Jazz Jurassica

Lyme's festival of jazz, blues and soul  

Jazz Jurassica is a festival of jazz, blues, and other related music from across the world brought to Lyme. We love hosting its headline shows here, and this year they are outside, socially distanced, and some are free. Highlights include 17 piece big band the Dockside Latin Orchestra, blues star Martin Harley, Still Bill Withers, and jazz vocalist of the year in the Zoe Gilby Trio. Expect music from Motown to Monk across the Bank Holiday weekend!  www.marinetheatre.com
 

Saturday 29 May

Jazz Jurassica 11.30am PROGRAMME CHANGE
 
Due to illness, FB Pocket Orchestra has cancelled future public appearances and sadly will not now perform at this year's festival.  However, as one door closes, another opens. And we’re delighted to welcome the NEIL  MAYA QUARTET with their “1959” show in the same slot.  1959 was a golden year for jazz. Neil Maya’s Quartet takes us on a fascinating musical journey through a year featuring some of the greatest jazz tracks ever made. This was the year when Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Charlie Mingus, Ornette Coleman and Art Blakely released landmark albums. It also saw the birth of bossa nova. It was “the year that changed jazz” says Neil. You’ll hear music associated with some of jazz’s best-known performers, delivered with verve and passion.  www.marinetheatre.com

SUNDAY 30 MAY 2021
 

ONLINE PLAY READING GROUP

Susan Glaspell’s one-act play, Trifles written in 1916, is loosely based on true events. As a young reporter, Glaspell covered a murder case in a small town in Iowa. Years later, she crafted this short play, inspired by her experiences and observations.

It's the title for May's free online play-reading group. All are welcome, no experience or preparation is required; if you do not want to read, there are some listening places available in each group. It is a great way to spend an hour and really brings the text to life. Join in! 3:30 P.M. & 5 P.M. | MONDAY 31 MAY 5 P.M. www.marinetheatre.com  FREE

 

Monday 31 May 2021    Spring Bank Holiday 

Jazz Jurassica ARE YOU READY TO BE DAZZLED?
Zoe Gilby won the prestigious Parliamentary Jazz Award for Vocalist of the Year in 2019.  Since then, like the rest of us, Zoe and husband bass player, Andy Champion, have been in lockdown.  So, we're delighted you’ll be the first to see her first live show of the year! 11.30 Marine Theatre www.marinetheatre.com

ONLINE PLAY READING GROUP

Susan Glaspell’s one-act play, Trifles written in 1916, is loosely based on true events. As a young reporter, Glaspell covered a murder case in a small town in Iowa. Years later, she crafted this short play, inspired by her experiences and observations.

It's the title for May's free online play-reading group. All are welcome, no experience or preparation is required; if you do not want to read, there are some listening places available in each group. It is a great way to spend an hour and really brings the text to life. Join in!  5 P.M. FREE  www.marinetheatre.com

 

Jazz Jurassica LEAN ON ME
Banish those Bank Holiday Monday blues with Bill Withers.  "Lean on Me" came into its own during the  covid pandemic. It will forever be remembered as an expression of hope and solidarity during lockdown. Leigh Coleman is  inviting you to join him, at the festival finale, to celebrate the music of this legendary soul singer.This will be Leigh's personal tribute to one of his all-time favourite artists.
He'll be performing music from the album, Still Bill, which features such classics as
"Lean on Me" and "Use Me".  If you like soul music then you'll love Leigh Coleman's tribute to Bill Withers. 8pm Theatre Square  www.marinetheatre.com

 


2021 Dates to be advised

Blessing of the Boats 2021 moved to August 1st

 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

 


2022 Dates

 

May Fete  2022
 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

 

 

 

Save the dates for 2022 festival:

  Thursday 2 June - Sunday 5 June, 2022:   JAZZ JURASSICA FESTIVAL  

Next year the late May Bank Holiday moves to early June for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We've decided to join these very special celebrations on the new Bank Holiday weekend in early June. We expect accommodation will book up very quickly for those dates so you might want to start making plans! In 2023, the festival will return to its traditional May Bank Holiday dates.

 

 
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
1st May until 30th September then must be on lead
Dogs allowed all year
Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate & East Beach.

Please check local notices to verify this information
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.
 

Ed Byrne, Geoff Norcott and Suzi Ruffell Appear At New Comedy Events

A TV household name, in the past year Ed Byrne has appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Top Gear and QI.

Now the Marine Theatre has announced he will perform in Lyme Regis as part of a brand new season of comedy events starting this Autumn. The Marine is bringing bigger headline comedians to the town including Geoff Norcott, Suzi Ruffell, Tez Illyas, Dom Joly, and Rob Newman.

Geoff Norcott, who sets himself apart from liberal comedians as a firm traditionalist, will be visiting in October, following appearances on BBC Question Time, Politics Live, and the Jeremy Vine show, and the publication of his book 'Where Did I Go Right'.

Best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV, Dom Joly will be visiting for one of his first shows in ten years, and Tez Illyas - star of Man Like Mobeen - is performing in November.

Details and tickets are available from marinetheatre.com

 


Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 releases Schedule for

Summer Flower and Produce Fair

The Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society has made available the Schedule for its Summer Flower and Produce Fair to be held at Uplyme Village Hall and King George V Playing Fields on Saturday 10th July 2021 from 1-5pm.

 See July

 

Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

All invited to
Blessing the Boats
Note new
date:
 2pm Sunday 1st August

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 2pm,  visitors and residents are invited to take part.

RNLI Lifeboat wreaths

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

  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 2021
July 24th - 31st

 
Exhibitions

Telling Tales!

 Come and see 'About a Bee’, 
Or Fish for Ivor in the Sea!  
Then sing along in seaside rhyme, 
And learn how seagulls spend their time!

Running from 19 May until 19 June, Telling Tales! is the third in a series of solo exhibitions of a Lyme Bay Artist's work to be held in the Rotunda Gallery of the Lyme Regis Museum.  It is comprised of pictures, words and whimsy created by author and illustrator Carolyn King for three of her children’s books: About a Bee, Along Came a Seagull and The Fish Lizard of Lyme.  During this exhibition, the Lyme Regis Museum will be open four days a week, from Wednesdays through Saturdays, with social distancing in place.  For further info and advance booking, see www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk
 


Local artisan blacksmith holds debut sculpture exhibition
 

 Light, Form & Movement

by Jonne Ceserani

  Friday May 28th to Thursday June 3rd.

Jonne will be exhibiting two ranges of sculpture. The first is a series of figurative works in bronze, and their steel originals, bringing to life the elegance and dynamism of acrobatic form and movement. The second series features ‘time lapse’ compilations of animal forms from dolphins to swallows to create sculptures that capture the animal’s natural movement and environment.

Uplyme-based Jonne has invested his time during the Covid lockdowns to develop CeseraniSculpture, his new venture. He says “This has been a great opportunity for me to go back to my artistic roots and experiment with building a portfolio of bronzes. I’m looking forward to getting some public reaction to my work.”

The Courtyard Gallery, the Town Mill, Lyme Regis
from Friday May 28th to Thursday June 3rd
 
The exhibition – Light, Form & Movement - will be open 11-6 each day

Alongside Jonne’s work will be

 
A display of Photography
by Andrew Haydon

 

Dorset-based Andrew is showing black and white work reflecting the landscapes and townscapes of Dorset, together with images of wildlife taken in southern England.

 


Lyme Regis Art Society
  Annual Exhibition and Sale of Art

 Paintings and 3D work by local artists

 May 29th to June 8th
10:30 am to 4:30 pm.

After missing last year because of the pandemic, we are excited to be holding our Annual Exhibition at the Malthouse Gallery at the Town Mill, and we will be showing work by many of our 70+ members.

 Town Mill Malthouse Gallery.

Open to the public

Free Admission
https://www.lymeregisartssociety.org.uk/

 

Jazz Jurassica
Save the dates for 2022 festival:

  Thursday 2 June - Sunday 5 June, 2022:
 JAZZ JURASSICA FESTIVAL  


Next year the late May Bank Holiday moves to early June for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We've decided to join these very special celebrations on the new Bank Holiday weekend in early June. We expect accommodation will book up very quickly for those dates so you might want to start making plans! In 2023, the festival will return to its traditional May Bank Holiday dates.  
 

 

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 here for maps

Lyme History Walks

 Meet at the Marine Theatre

 “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 

0797 0068 700  www.ghostwalkslyme.org.uk

 

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