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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.

 

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

 

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!

 

Monday 31 May 2021    Spring Bank Holiday 

 


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

 

The World's Only Comedian Choirboy?  LLOYD GRIFFITH: NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE
Lloyd Griffith is visiting in May with his latest stand up tour. It’s been a busy few years for Grimsby’s only comedian choirboy. He’s recently been supporting Jack Whitehall on tour, and you may have also seen him on 8 out of 10 cats (Channel 4), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), and Songs Of Praise (BBC1).   £15.00 advance / £13.00 concessions (recipients of JSA, ESA or PIP)  10% discount for members  www.marinetheatre.com


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.
 

Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

Talks and trips

The Society’s programme of talks and trips will recommence as soon as Uplyme Village Hall reopens and gardens are open again to visit. We’ll get in touch with members when we have positive news on dates.

We shall keep the situation under regular review so that we can react to any changes in circumstances.

 

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


Lyme Regis Art Society
  Annual Exhibition and Sale of Art

 Paintings and 3D work by local artists. 

at the Town Mill Malthouse Gallery.
 

Open to the public May 29th to June 8th 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Free Admission
 
 

Jazz Jurassica

Hi!

We can't wait to see you all again. And following the government's announcement on relaxing lockdown restrictions, we're now quietly confident that we'll be able to bring you the real live music festival we'd planned!

 For subscribers - TICKETS ON SALE  - before they're advertised in public!

It's been a challenging year - you can say that again - but we're now cracking on! Your safety, however, remains our top priority so we're proceeding with caution.

All our events this year are socially-distanced and covid-compliant. The festival will inevitably feel different from previous years as we've had to make changes to comply with government requirements. So folks, no crowd-surfing or mosh pit this year! But it's going to be great, so get booking!

Because there are still uncertainties going forward, we may have to make some changes closer to the time - for example, moving indoor events to outdoors. Therefore, please be patient with us if we have to make any last minute alterations - we're in unchartered waters! 

See you soon

Julie


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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