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What's on in October 2018       ~ ArtsFest ~ Junior Deep Sea Fishing trip



Friday 5th

Tom Robinson The 70s singer, 6Music DJ, and activist will play the classic album Power In The Darkness at The Marine Theatre, alongside other hits.  As a radio broadcaster Tom hosts three shows a week on BBC Radio 6 Music, is a member of the Ivor Novello Awards committee and in 2016 was awarded a fellowship of LIPA to recognition his support for new music artists through BBC Introducing.
To mark the 40th anniversary of 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Tom pays tribute to the original Tom  by performing his entire Power In The Darkness album with a classic four-piece lineup. His incendiary live quartet features Faithless drummer Andy Treacey, Richard Ashcroft guitarist Adam Phillips and keyboard virtuoso Jim Simmons plus Tom himself on bass and lead vocals. 
MUSIC: Tom Robinson  £20 advance, £19 advance Theatre Friends, £23 on the door  Doors 7:30 P.M., starts 8 P.M. 


Sunday 7th October

Harvest Home Auction 
in aid of Lyme Regis Christmas Lights. at the Nags Head Inn, Silver Street, Lyme Regis from 4.00pm



Tuesday October 9th 

The Eden Project
COACH TRIP 7.45am  An indoor rainforest, the Mediterranean Biome, and huge outdoor gardens. £25 includes admission. Bookings: Gill Williams 01297 444927 or 34733  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


Wednesday 10th

Lyme Lunches
Nutritious, good value lunch, aimed at over 50's. 2 courses plus tea or coffee £6 The Pine Hall, Baptist Church, Broad Street.  2nd Wednesday of month. Organised by Lyme Forward.  Bookings: Penny Black café (behind the Post Office)

Friday 12th October
Coffee morning
The Heritage Coast branch of the U3A is holding a coffee morning for existing and potential new members on Friday 12th October at 10.00am at the Woodmead Halls in Lyme Regis.
A happy social occasion, this offers members and not-yet-members the chance to learn more of the leisure and educational opportunities that are available with membership of your local U3A. You can come to chat, and talk to representatives of the many activity groups. You can join new groups or even consider starting your own. The committee members and plenty of group leaders will be there. At 10.00 there's a special welcome for new(ish) members – those who have joined in the last 12 to 18 months – with cake not available to other members ...
U3A coffee mornings are always enjoyable and interesting – and there's no charge for the coffee!  Organised by U3A Heritage Coast Lyme Regis. Lyme Regis U3A

Question Master Jim has some Tricky Teasers to Baffle your Brains so get your teams organised asap to avoid disappointment. If you don't have a team buy your tickets and come along anyway, we will soon fix you up and you will make new friends, they might even help you win!!!!

Yes, its time for our annual Quiz Night. This year we are seeking to raise funds to help rebuild Shree Saraswoti School in Nepal which was destroyed by the 2015 earthquakes. Over £53000 has already been raised, we want to help get it closer to the target of £64,000.
UPLYME VILLAGE HALL,  AT 7.30pm £8.00 pp. to include a Ploughman's and there will be a bar. Tickets
 (limited) from  SERENDIP BOOKSHOP, BROAD STREET, Lyme Regis,  Jim Moseley 443170 mose8351@gmail.com   or from David Bettes in Charmouth 01297 560867 david.bettes@btinternet.com


Wednesday 17th

Meet and Remember - A memory café for Lyme Regis, Uplyme and Charmouth Supportive, friendly environment for those experiencing memory loss or who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and the friends/relatives/carers who support them. 2 - 3.30pm Lyme Regis Football Club Pavilion 3rd Wednesday of the month, contact 07704902604   lymememory@gmail.com  or just come along.  LymeForward

Wednesday October 24th

TALK ‘Japanese Gardens’
by Nick Wray, curator of the Bristol Botanic Gardens – a unique garden style far removed from our western tastes. Nick looks at the history and evolution of Japanese gardens
7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


Saturday 27th  British Summer Time  ends overnight (2am Sunday becomes 1am): Time to turn your clocks back

Sunday 28th   Have you changed ALL your clocks?  It may be earlier than you think!


A Festival of Remembrance
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION  LYME REGIS BRANCH Invites you to share in a A Festival of Remembrance to honour all those brave Lyme Regis, Uplyme and  Charmouth service personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice 100 years ago.
Come and enjoy a selection of music played by Lyme Regis Town Band, B Sharp, Harbour Voices, listen to poems, a presentation about the RBL Grand Pilgrimage and enjoy some Scottish military Pipe Music.  The evening will Conclude with a poignant Drum Head Ceremony  Tickets priced £8 available from Serendip Bookshop, The Tourist Information Centre & on the door.   7:00 PM for 7:30 PM start   Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis



Tuesday 30th

'WW2 Airfields in Devon'
by the SW Airfields Heritage Trust.
  The Lyme Regis Society
. 2.30pm - 4pm Woodmead Halls.  Free to Members, visitors £3 Including refreshments.


September    November


Dates/Events to be advised             

Lyme Regis Organ School Late Summer Concerts


For more information 01297 446066  www.turnlymegreen.co.uk

Lyme Regis Organ School
Late Summer Concerts
:  “Pipe-Up” students’ organ concert 
St Michael’s Church
, Church Street, Sunday Afternoon 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm Admission free - retiring collection 

Harvest Home Auction
In aid of Lyme Regis Christmas Lights.  The Nags Head, Silver Street 4pm


  Half Term 






 Residents car parking permits available from  see top right


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/

Coffee Morning and Cake Stall
Organised by the Lyme Regis Branch of Cancer Research UK Entrance £1 includes coffee and biscuits.  10am - 12 noon Baptist Church Hall, Broad Street.  Donations of cakes appreciated







Winter Parking Permits

 Free parking in Cabanya and Woodmead car parks  for  Lyme Regis Residents.

Residents car parking permits available

FREE Lyme Regis residents' parking permits will be available from the town council offices

To obtain your permit, you will need proof of residency in the form of a household bill and your DVLA V5 document, both showing your Lyme Regis address.

The permit provides residents with free winter parking in Woodmead, Cabanya and Monmouth Beach car parks

Free shoppers' parking is also available all-year-round at Woodmead car park with this permit, between 8am and 10.30am, and again from 4pm to 6pm.

What's On at the Galleries
October 2018


28 September – 10 October

The Town Mill Studio Artists--Jules Critchinson, Hilary Highet, Rachel Hudson, Elizabeth Richie, Kathie Scott, Sue Warren and Libby Washington-- exhibit some of their recent work with a particular emphasis on the creative process, by using mark making, research and experimentation, thus focusing on the development of their individual creative expression.

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

28 September – 10 October

Lyme Regis resident Maria Barbashina will be exhibiting some of her colourful portraits of staff members of Lyme’s renowned Boat Building Academy and alongside will be pieces of woodwork, furniture, a ukulele and even whole boats made by staff and students of the Academy.

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


12-31 October

In her latest work Lyme Regis artist Christine Allison continues to draw inspiration from the natural world but renders her paintings in two very different ways, one realistic; the other abstracted.  She portrays the bonds between domestic animals and their humans in realistic, sensitive and perceptive portraits in oil paint. In contrast, inspired by her garden, she creates curious, colourful, abstracted oil paintings, some tiny, some large, which at times resemble richly embroidered textiles or perhaps crazy dreams. 

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

18-31 October

A solo exhibition of paintings and prints by Peter Coates featuring landscapes, seascapes, humour, mystery and intrigue all in beautiful colour. ‘I never stand still and like to explore new ideas so in this exhibition there are new themes that invite you to look closer, be curious, be surprised, to read in what you will … and smile!’ 

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

Country and Modern Line Dance Group

Tuesdays 2 - 3.30pm.  the village Hall, Wesley Close, Charmouth.  Small donation to cover Hall hire fees.

Contact Andrea 01297 561083 for more information


Guided Walks and Tours

Liz Jones Memorial Walks

Liz Jones loved walking and sourced over seventy circular walks in the area. For several years she and her husband David led the U3A Walking Group and after she died in April 2013 members of this group decided to make some of her walks available to a wider audience as a tribute.

The Group would like to thank David Jones for his leadership and all his support for this project - rewalking each route and checking our efforts. Our thanks also go to Susie Gamble for creating the model for the walk maps, Sue Wilson for her layouts and technical expertise and Maurice Liddiard for coordinating the project. Click here for more info


Get Fossilling on the Jurassic Coast! Join one of Lyme Regis Museum’s famous fossil walks along this historic stretch of Dorset coast with Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine Biologist Chris Andrew. Some families return time and again to search with Paddy and Chris among the sand and rocks for fossils that have been washed down onto the beach after 190 million years. For adults and children alike, it’s an unforgettable experience.

Enchanted Floodlight Gardens

Candle-lit  pathways through enchanted glades, magical lighting

Christmas Shopping and great food

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens 01305 871130

      Flu Vaccination

Lyme Regis Medical Centre 445777

Lyme Bay Medical Practice 443399

Charmouth Medical Practice 560872

Offered to all over 65 and those at risk.  Book now


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