What's On in Lyme Regis

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  November 2017 ~  Fireworks ~ Remembrance Day Parade and Service  ~ Boat Launch ~



Wednesday 1st November

Improving the footpath between Lyme Regis and Uplyme
Public Drop-in sessions regarding improving the path alongside the River Lym from Lyme Regis to Uplyme. Open to residents and visitors.  Dorset Coastal Forum 5.30pm - 7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall



Thursday 2nd  LAST POSTING DATE International Economy to:  Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland



BBC 6Music favourites 
The Gravity Drive is a harmony driven independent alternative pop band fronted by Elijah and Ava Wolf. Their songs have been championed and played on Radio 2 and BBC 6Music. They will be performing songs from their new album and new songs from their upcoming new album ‘The Wildlight’.

The Gravity Drive will be performing for the first time in Lyme Regis, fresh from their performance at The Lost Weekend festival.  Support from the excellent Jake Miller and Grace Gillan.  Showtime: 8:00 pm  Tickets £14 (concessions £12)  Marine Theatre  www.marinetheatre.com


Friday 3rd

Mince Pie and Coffee Morning
and sale of quality items.  In aid of Save the Children.  Baptist hall, Broad Street



Saturday 4th 2017

Northern Harmony return from Vermont  Book early for this sell out feast of harmony singing from around the world. Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall Tickets from Sept 4th: £9 (U18:£7)  from the self service box office at The Charmouth Practice  Tel: 01297 560948 for information. Bar and Raffle. Proceeds to the Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall. 7.30pm (Doors open at 7pm)


The display is Free! However a collection will be made during the evening for local charities so please give generously.  6.30pm Lyme Regis Harbour

followed by
 Bonfire on the beach 



Sunday 5th

Westonbirt Arboretum
The coach leaves Uplyme Village Hall at 9am. The autumn colours should be spectacular by then (unless at rains all of October), so book your place with Rose Mock (01297 34733) at a cost of £22 – guests £3 extra   Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


Tuesday 7th November                                     


Trees and Gardens

Lynda Kettle, Pastel  Lyme Regis Art Society Demonstration: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Woodmead Halls  non-members £5.  For more information please contact Sheila.lyme@gmail.com or 01297 445464  


Friday 10th

Russia and the Russians as I have known them since the mid-1950s
speaker (Sir David Ratford K.C.M.G., C.V.O)
Sir David's talk will begin at 11.00am. Beforehand, at 10.00am, the AGM will be held: hear a summary of the year's activities across the many groups, monthly talks, trips and visits; learn of the (good) state of the U3A's finances; ask questions, make suggestions, and elect (or change) the committee. During the coffee break at 10.30, members can book tickets for the Christmas Quiz on Friday 8th December. Heritage Coast U3A meeting, Woodmead Halls


Saturday 11th  Armistice Day  NATIONAL TWO MINUTES SILENCE at 11.00 am

  Wreath laying services
 9.30am at the HMS Formidable memorial in Lyme Regis Town cemetery

and at the Polish war Memorial in Anning Road (between Woodmead Road and Queens Walk junctions) at 10.15 am


        Armistice Day 2 minutes Silence
At the Monmouth Street War Memorial, St Georges Square. Silence at 11am:  Please be sure to arrive early.
  Last Post and Silence at 1100hrs.


Swing Unlimited Big Band
bring war-time classics by Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington, back to life in a special concert for Remembrance weekend. Songs by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra help re-create the period, along with images, words and music, in an uplifting, fun and moving evening.
8pm Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis  Concert tickets: £18/ £16 concessions. Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/413623 or Box Office: 01297 442138


Sunday 12th  Remembrance Day

Remembrance Sunday Parade
9.45am from Langmoor Gardens.  Participants please arrive by 9.30
followed by
Remembrance Service
at St. Michael's Church, Church Street at 10am. Serving representatives from all of the Armed Forces are expected to attend in uniform.
1115-1140 Hrs. Parade reforms and marches past the Town War Memorial and forms up in Cobb Square for address and dismissal


Tuesday 14th

The Greening of Lyme
Sometime Coast Ranger Terry Sweeney will reflect on the endeavours of many to keep Lyme and its landscape clean, green and valued.   7.15 for 7.30pm Royal Lion Hotel, Lyme Regis www.turnlymegreen.co.uk For more information 01297 446066 EVERYONE WELCOME



Thursday November 16th   LAST POSTING DATE International Economy to:  Africa, Middle East

Those Were The Days
Lyme Folk Weekend team have teamed up with Windrose Media Trust to present  a fascinating evening of archive films from the local Lyme Regis area, accompanied by live folk music and songs from Dorset sung by local singers.  Tickets for what is sure to be an amazing evening are on sale on the Marine Theatre website or from Lyme Regis Tourist Information on 01297 442138.


Monday November 20th

"Death and Despair in Paradise; the experience of refugees and migrants in the Greek islands".
The Lyme Regis Amnesty group will present a talk by Sarah Uppard, Consultant- International Child Protection, in the Small Woodmead Hall  at 7.00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Entrance and refreshments are free.



Tuesday 21st November             


Creative Glass Design
 Jackie Hunt, Stained Glass   Lyme Regis Art Society Demonstration: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Woodmead Halls  non-members £5.  For more information please contact Sheila.lyme@gmail.com or 01297 445464   



Wednesday November 22nd

AGM, followed by a talk by Ben Candlin on “Plants of Tenerife and the Canaries”.
 The AGM is your chance to discuss how your Society is run and to offer your help to the Society in 2018 
We are always looking for members to help with the organisation of our Shows, talks, outings and other events – it is not necessary to be on the Committee to get involved, though there will be vacancies there.
7:30pm in Uplyme Village Hall   Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

Thursday 23rd November

The Launch 2017
After 38 weeks of demanding work, the Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy Class of February 2017 are launching their boats for the first time. The 15 students are building six new build boats, all of which will be lined up for launch. The boats the students have built are; 
11′ Moth Dinghy; 
11’3″ Beaulieu Scow; 
16′ Bassett Rascal 2-seater runabout; 
16′ Smakke Jolle; 
18′ Orkney Yole; 
20′ Paul Gartside Outboard.  
  at 10am at Lyme Regis Harbour


What's happening to local health and care? Information meeting:
Changes are afoot in how health care and social services are provided in Lyme Regis and Charmouth. The new shape of things is unlikely to come about before January 2019, but the powers-that-be are working on plans now. 

LymeForward's Health & Wellbeing Group is trying hard to influence those plans to serve local people as well as possible. The group can't succeed in that unless residents of the area understand the present arrangements and the ways in which they may alter. Nor can it succeed unless it has a thorough understanding of what works well, and not so well, at present.

U3A publicity officer, Chris Boothroyd, who chairs the Health & Wellbeing Group, is offering a chance for U3A members, plus their friends and neighbours, to hear what we know of the possible future, to ask questions, and to contribute ideas and experiences.    So do come along to the Small Hall at Woodmead Halls on Thursday 23 November, from 2.30 - 3.30, and join in. 

This is emphatically not the same set of issues as some members may have come across in last year's Dorset-wide Clinical Services Review and consultation. That was mainly about secondary, acute and emergency services at the major Dorset hospitals. This is about primary and community services on our doorsteps.  2.30 - 3.30, Small Hall at Woodmead Halls


Tuesday 28th November

Workshop: Drawing and Painting Portraits 
by Hannah Twine Charcoal/Oil  
Lyme Regis Art Society 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  Lyme Regis Football Club,  charge tba.  For more information please contact Sheila.lyme@gmail.com or 01297 445464   

Who's who?
using photo-identification to monitor South West dolphin populations by Rachael Davies Dorset Wildlife Trust Conservation Science Manager.  A joint meeting with the Lyme Regis society.  2.30pm Woodmead Hall. Members £2 visitors £3


October     December



2016 Events you may have missed

Spooky Firework Fun

Fancy dress, Fireworks, BBQ & bar.  Charmouth Beach 5.45 - 7.30pm


Christmas Bazaar
Cakes, Books, Homecrafts, Raffle, Bottle tombola, Bric-a-brac, Christmas items, games by the schoolchildren, refreshments and light lunches etc  In aid of St Michaels Church and St Michaels School.  Admission 50p, children free. 10.30 - 2pm  Woodmead Hall


Lyme Regis's front beach:
are banned from 1st May until 30th September

Dogs need to be on a lead all year on Marine Parade, Cart Road, Gun Cliff, Church Cliff Walk, the Harbour, the Cobb

Dogs allowed
all year on Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate and East Beach.

Charmouth Beach: no dogs from 1st May to 30 September.

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.
Please check notices locally to verify this information


Free parking in Woodmead and Cabanya car parks now available

Winter and Shopper Permits   and Shopper Permits for Woodmead Hall all year for Lyme Regis Residents
 on production of a full residents council tax bill and vehicle registration document showing the same address. 
Permits cannot be issued without the above. 
Lyme Regis Town Council Office, Church Street
  Monday - Friday



Charity Christmas Cards now on Sale at

 The Tourist Information Centre, Church Street (mixed)

The Lifeboat Shop, The Cobb (RNLI)

Martin Diplock's, Broad Street (RNLI)


What's On in the Galleries

2-15 November

In their second joint exhibition, Philip Clayton and Duncan Harris display their most recent work exploring colour in different ways.
The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.www.townmillarts.co.uk


3-8 November

Latest work from Lyme Regis-based artist and portraitist Maria Barbashina.

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

10-29 November

Solo exhibition of inspirational oil paintings by Irina Song.

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

16-22 November

An exhibition of works in a wide variety of styles and media by members of the Axminster Art Society.

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


24 November-13 December

Festive artwork by members of Town Mill Arts, full of enticing paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, textiles, jewellery and books.

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

1 December – 2 January

7th annual pop up vintage shop of competitively priced goodies run by Jan Calow and Mandy Wiscombe. Closed 25-26 Dec.

The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 10.30am-4.00pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

15 December-2 January

A holiday show of inspiring contemporary crafts made in the southwest.

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

Line Dance: Country and Modern.

 Tuesdays The Village Hall, Wesley Close, Charmouth.  Tel 561083 for info


Lyme Lines Writers Group

Writers of all genres welcome: drama, prose, poetry - share encouraging feedback.  Coffee and tea available.
Meet Room 1A St Michaels Business Centre, Pooles Court every 2nd & 4th Friday 2.30 - 4.30pm.  Call Sarah 01297 445733 for further information.

RNLI Christmas Cards

RNLIon sale at the
RNLI shop at Cobb Square


WALKS and Tours

Lyme History Walks

Drama and adventure on land and sea!
A one and a half hour walk around Lyme visiting places of historic interest and telling stories about the people and events that have taken place. "We aim to be both entertaining and informative." All walks start at 11.00am from the Marine Theatre. Group bookings are available  see  www.lymehistorywalks.com or call 01297 443140


Explore the paths and streets of Old Lyme as Mary knew them, with expert guide Natalie Manifold.

 booking advisable for walks: telephone: 01297 443370


Lyme Regis Brownies

Wednesdays 5.30 - 7pm St Michaels School Hall  Tel 07756 593811

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